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  1. No value?

    Mine, Multnomah County Library, still holds twice yearly sales which is where many donations end up. They still charge adults late fees, but not children, and there are those who wish to do away with adult fines.
  2. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I like yo think of myself as a pretty big Blythe fan, but I didn't know about this,. Thanks!
  3. Poll: Jimmy Smith - Blue Note or Verve?

    JOS on BN: 1) trios; 2) trio + 1 horn; 3) > 1 horns, free for all jam sessions like The Sermon: 4) concepts like Plays Pretty or Fats Waller.
  4. Poll: Jimmy Smith - Blue Note or Verve?

    BN for me - I own and enjoy some of the Verves but I'm near complete on BN and spin them more often too. There are at least three different sorts of BN, and a few that aren't much like any of the others.
  5. Odell Brown

    I can hardly believe that I haven't chimed in here already. I own both the aforementioned Mellow Yellow and the previously not mentioned Plays Otis Redding. Guys like this are the rank & file/line staff of music, dig it.
  6. This list was done for a thread that had slightly different rules, so if you get hung up on that just disregard what doesn't fit the rules here. so here goes - my fav 21st Century albums, even if most of them are in one way or another backwards looking: 1) Enrico Rava - On the Dancefloor (ECM 2012). A live, big band MJ tribute (so not typical ECM), and a most unusual one from an Italian trumpet player who'd paid Michael no mind until he saw a TV special by chance and became obsessed. Treatments of MJ tunes (and Chaplin's "Smile") range from Sousa marches to funk and places Jackson in a broader context than usual. First heard library copy picked up on a whim. 2) Trio Beyond - Saudades (ECM 2006). Another live tribute not in ECM's usual bag, this time to the Tony Williams Lifetime. Scofield, Goldings & DeJohnette aren't quite as abrasive ('in a good way') as Williams, Larry Young & McLaughlin were, but they do bring lots of energy and attitude. On one level much more 'like' its inspiration than #1 above, but still it's own thing. 3) Derek Bailey - Ballades (Tzadik 2002). Zorn convinced Bailey to do an album of standards, solo on acoustic, Bailey did one then said 'no, wait, I'm going to redo it' and gave us this stream of consciousness where nice old tunes peek into an ever morphing flow of concrete abstraction. 1st draught came out later (as Standards), and is fine, but this is otherworldly. Another one I first heard curtesy of the Multnomah County Library where I work. 4) Ornette Coleman - Sound Grammar (Phrase Text 2006). Not as great as the gig I saw with three bass players, but good enough to keep other players on their toes well into the next century. 5) J.D. Allen - Graphiti (Savant 2015). Young-ish tenor sax player (born 1972) has done lots of albums since his 1999 debut as a leader. This sax/bass/drums trio is the one that grabbed me. Has that Saxophone Colossus/Our Man in Paris swagger. May have first heard this on a library copy too. New original tunes, just played old! 6) Bobby Broom - Stand! (Preminition 2001). Yes, he does the Sly Stone title tune and a bunch of others of that era. Guitar, bass, drums; pretty 'straight ahead'. Quite magical. Why not? The're old tunes now/then when he recorded them. If you play them like the're standards; then they'll be, like, standards. 7) Rodney Jones - Soul Manifesto (Blue Note 2001). Also nominally new music, but kind of a throwback all the same. Features Idris Muhammad, Maceo Parker & Arthur Blythe. Grooving. 8) James Carter - Chasin' the Gypsy (Atlantic 2000). Django tribute on which he plays all different saxes, including bass. Fun record. 9) Regina Carter - Southern Comfort (Masterworks 2014). A fiddlin' tribute to her coal miner forbearers. Also plays on her cousin's record, #8 above. Much of the material is "traditional", which makes it the best recent folk album and unlikely to be recognized as such. 10) Mary Halverson & Bill Frisell - (Tzadik 2018). Two guitars, Debussy, folk music, standards; a tribute to Johnny Smith that makes him sound like he's melting. Walk, Don't Run, to get this mind-melter. 11) Lonnie Smith - All In My Mind (Blue Note 2018). Live with his regular working band. A little bit spacey, quite a bit greasy. Saw a gig very like this album. 12) Andrew Hill - Time Lines (Blue Note 2005). The last word from Alfred Lion's last great discovery. 13) William Bell - This is Where I Belong (Stax 2016). Another return to where he started, label-wise. All new except for a reinterpretation of his cowrite "Born Under a Bad Sign". 14) Shelby Lynn - Just a Little Lovin' (Lost Highway 2008). A Dusty Springfield tribute that dares to be quiet in a world maxed out on loud, basically a girl sitting by her stereo, singing along to get herself to tomorrow. I think this was another library discovery. 15) Willie Nelson - You Don't Know Me (Lost Highway 2006). Willie's tribute to Cindy walker, who may not have written anything else as exquisite as the title song, but who wrote (and cowrote) plenty of good ones. Willie no doubt played 'em coming up and does 'em proud here. 16) Willie & the Wheel (Bismeaux 2009). Asleep at the Wheel's presence means it's a Western Swing thing, but here they go for a pre-WWII sound making it a little different. I swear Willie knows his Country AND Western music state by state and year by year, if not month by month and county by county. 17) B.B. King - Let the Good Times Roll (MCA 1999). A Louis Jordan tribute with Dr. John and a Ray Charles band horn section. All kinds of fun. 18) The Rolling Stones (Polydor 2016). The record they'd threatened to make for decades. Maybe not as good as it could've been if they'd made it back then, but I'm still glad they did and it's pretty darn good. 19) Sonny Rollins - Without a song, the 9/11 Concert (Milestone 2001). He was close to ground zero and this is the next concert after...as he said, "Music can help." Yes it can. 20) John Scofield - Country For Old Men (Impulse! 2016). Blues of a different colour. Not as good as the gig I saw from the supporting tour, but still fine.
  7. What Are You Watching

    A rather IDEALIZED VIEW OF RURAL Saskatchewan.
  8. what are you drinking right now?

    Anchor Steam, the Morgan of microbrews, in special commemorative label: https://www.anchorbrewing.com/blog/anchor_steam_artist_label/
  9. Now reading...

    https://www.amazon.com/Parachuting-into-Poland-1944-Retinger/dp/0786474602/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=parachuting+into+poland%2C+1944&qid=1566093577&s=books&sr=1-1 This memoir about my Friend Jan's father's 2nd mission to occupied Poland in WWII was translated by Jan, who is now working on the earlier story. Fascinating.
  10. Beatles Abbey Road 50th anniversary reissues

    bought the White album uber deluxe, will probably get this too, would absolutely get a Revolver deluxe.
  11. Frank Trumbauer

    Joe Lovano does/has, as do others who play every wind instrument they can get their mitts on. Some keyboard players who dbl do too. I play only C-melodies, FWIW.
  12. Art Blakey 3/8/59 Unreleased Blue Note Sess

    " Way back when, I was actually asked by Michael to listen to the unreleased Lee Morgan session to see if there was anything worthy there to include as bonus tracks for The Sixth Sense. I really thought the 3 tracks selected were the only ones close to being worthy of release. I found the others to be really problematic. I'm surprised to see some here found them burning. To me, they really weren't." I've now heard the rest of this date, sounds fine to me, FWIW.
  13. Fourth of July Quiz

    9/10 FWIW
  14. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Stanley lso did nice version of Look of Love.