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  • Birthday 03/18/1969

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Washington DC!! (formerly Kansas City, MO)
  • Interests 'Progressive' hard bop (Andrew Hill!!!, Larry Young, Charles Tolliver, Woody Shaw, later Lee Morgan, Tyrone Washington). Also a big fan of 20th Century classical, and Frank Zappa.

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  1. Did Vince Guaraldi Peanuts Scores Inspire You to Learn Jazz?

    I don't think she had any musical experience at all (none). She liked music, but entirely as someone who didn't own any music herself (far as I'm remembering - this was almost 30 years ago). I'm almost positive the jazz she heard me playing all the time was by far the most she'd ever heard jazz. She didn't listen to the radio a ton, but did hang out with lots of different kinds of people, who listened to music some (and not all the same kinds). Come to think of it, I think she liked to use lots of different people she knew in various contexts sort of as conduits for her exposure to art and music, and anything else you can think of. Like somewhere along the line she figured out that one way to get a wide sampling of artistic expression, was just to experience what all sorts of other people sought out and liked. She was a pretty free spirit, I do remember that. Sort of a child of the 60's, but circa the early 90's. She wasn't a stoner (and never drank either, iirc), but she definitely had a little bit of a "hippy"-vibe going for her. I would say she was very interested in becoming at least a little bit informed about everything, and she was kind of passionate about everything, but in a sort of indiscriminate way. She liked things, and didn't like other things, but was NEVER overly critical of anything. She liked making ceramics, iirc. And dabbled in visual art stuff, painting and such. Not highly skilled or anything, but she really loved to just try stuff, and see what it was like.
  2. Sonic Youth......

    I've only had a sort of passing familiarity with Sonic Youth over the years (mostly from radio-play on the various alternative rock stations I used to listen to in and around Kansas City back circa 1994-2003 (which is about when I stopped listening to anything by NPR on the radio, which is still the case now). BUT, I've been listening to Pandora a lot more in the last year or two (after just some occasional use 4-6 years ago). And the last 6-9 months I've been listening to a "Gang of Four"-based station that plays Sonic Youth fairly often, and they're also on a post-punk station I spin off Pandora too. No idea what tunes, or which albums they're from - but generally I've been diggin' most of the Sonic Youth that Pandora's been serving up to me. Probably time for me to look for a good compilation, maybe.
  3. Overlooked pianists

    Is there anybody else left to mention?
  4. bass clarinet

    OK, how the hell is this the very first I'm ever hearing of this album? I'm a fairly big fan of bass clarinet (have been for 25 years), and I would have thought I'd crossed paths with this thing at some point. Of course, doesn't help that Herbie Mann isn't a name I see in the bins all that much (not that I'm usually ever looking for him, I'll admit) Gotta check this one out.
  5. John Coltrane - 1963: New Directions (3 CDs)

    Aha. I'm at least familiar with those covers. Never got bitten hard by the Coltrane bug. I've got and had a good smattering of his stuff, but there's way more I've never heard, than that I have (even among the major labor stuff). And I'm the least familiar with every last nook and cranny of his Impulse output, I'll confess.
  6. John Coltrane - 1963: New Directions (3 CDs)

    But only the other two (2) tunes from that album, I assuming, right? -- i.e. "My Favorite Things" and "I Want To Talk About You", which are both from July 7, 1963. (But "Selflessness" comes from Oct 14, 1965 -- or so I'm just seeing -- and had to be reminded, as I'm nowhere near as steeped in Trane, as I am some others.) Have to confess, "Selflessness" is not an album (or album cover design, even), that I'm all that familiar with. Maybe I've seen a copy a gazillion years ago, but I've no memory of it. QUESTION: I'm seeing there was a Japanese-only issue of "Selflessless" (the whole album) back in 1994. But is that the only time any of its three (3) tracks have been issued on CD?
  7. Did Vince Guaraldi Peanuts Scores Inspire You to Learn Jazz?

    True story: I had a roommate in college one year (off campus) -- not someone who was into jazz specifically (or someone I ever dated). But she did love a lot of different kinds of music. And she liked to classify all the jazz I was listening to at the time into three different general categories; Peanuts jazz (i.e. Charlie Brown), Pink Panther jazz, and Batman jazz (i.e. the theme to the Adam West series). At least a few times week she'd volunteer which category what I had on the stereo fell into.
  8. Yusef Lateef --Autophysiopsychic ?

    Gotta admit that I've been oblivious to Lateef's output much later than about 1966 or maybe 1967.
  9. Yusef Lateef --Autophysiopsychic ?

    Damn if some of this doesn't sound a ton (specifically in the vocal delivery) like Tyrone Washington's Do Right. And I say that as someone deeply conflicted by Do Right -- meaning I'm not sure Yusef Lateef's lone(?) funk(!) album entitled Autophysiopsychic (CTI, 1977) is really all that much better, though I'll grant that it's perhaps slightly 'slicker'. Only just stumbled on this for the very first time tonight. The tracks with vocals are easily as "haunting" as Do Right. Tracks #3 & #4 (which seem to be largely instrumental) aren't half bad for what they are (and feature Art Farmer to good effect). The time-index points for the 5 tracks are as follows. 00:00 - Robot Man 06:37 - Look On Your Right Side 11:47 - YL (pronounced eel) 19:43 - Communication 29:05 - Sister Mamie But the tracks (#1, #2, & #5) with vocals are all pure "Tyrone/Do-Right"...
  10. LF Larry Young Heaven on Earth CD

    Pretty sure that's right. I'm about 90% sure it's only been on CD (individually, apart from the Mosaic) just that one time, from Japan. And seemingly for only about 15 minutes, judging from its scarcity.
  11. Jazz albums w/ backup chorus or small vocal choir...

    I just scored a copy of this on eBay over the weekend, $32 shipped to my door (ouch, but every other copy I've seen since February has been double or triple that, including international shipping. The one I got is only coming from Moscow, thankfully -- Moscow IDAHO!! Next I gotta track down a score for this (which actually didn't look all that impossible when I looked back in March), and see if this is something our church choir (Unitarian) can perform. Seriously.

    Quoting myself (from 2 years ago), as on Saturday I just picked up a $3 mint promo copy of Bobby's second leader-date: All Because of You (1979). I liked ETA (his first for Roulette) slightly better - because it's a little bigger band, and a little more adventurous arranging -- but this, his second ever leader-date (also for Roulette), is nearly as good. I'd GLADLY buy both these Roulette dates on CD, if I had the chance. Haven't checked, but maybe they'd even both fit on one CD - ? Just checked, and ETA is 45:43, but ABoY is only 35:46 -- so if you could trim even just 60 seconds, both would fit on one disc. Some would call that a crime, but there are worse crimes. They're both solid albums, but I'll admit that part of it is they sound a little dated (in a good way), not entirely dripping in a certain "70's sound" -- but they both do have a bit of that quality to them.
  13. Albert Mangelsdorff - MPS reissues

    RE: Mangelsdorff Originals Vol. 1 -- MPS 06025 1779747 -- Includes the albums: - Zo-Ko-Ma (1968), feat. Attila Zoller, Lee Konitz, Barre Phillips & Stu Martin - Wild Goose (1969), feat. Colin Wilkie & Shirley Hart, Joki Freund, Emil Mangelsdorff, Heinz Sauer, Günter Lenz & Ralf Hübner - Never Let It End (1970), feat. Heinz Sauer, Günter Lenz & Ralf Hübner - Trombone Workshop (1971), feat. Slide Hampton, Ake Persson, Jiggs Whigham, George Gruntz, Isla Eckinger & Tony Inzalaco - Birds Of Underground (1972), feat. Heinz Sauer, Gerd Dudek, Buschi Niebergall & Peter Giger =================================================================================================== So I've been listening to the my 5 new discs from the Mangelsdorff Vol 1. box that got just about two weeks ago, and thought I'd chime in with some thoughts... "Zo-Ko-Ma" - Clearly a great album, but a more sparse and 'open sounding' than I was expecting. It'll grow on me more over time, but for now I'm just giving it a 4/5 stars. I do like it, but I was expecting something a little more 'dense' for lack of a better word -- or maybe less episodic. Still quite good, though. "Wild Goose" is just nuts - and NOT in an especially good way. Folk music meets free jazz, in a shotgun marriage. 2/5 stars, at best (I'm being charitable, many would say 1/5). This one may go in a box under the bed. "Never Let It End" - OMG, total 5/5 stars. Just fantastic! A little out there at times, but never more or father than I want to go. Almost as stunning as his earlier studio dates for CBS in the mid 60's. Can't say enough good things about this one. And the 10-minute title track is just sublime: "Never Let It End (Spanish Waltz For La Singla)". "Trombone Workshop" - what a fun date! I've spun this 3x since I got the whole box, and it's just a blast. A very solid 4/5 stars (which I was a little surprised at myself). "Birds Of Underground" - I haven't really heard this one yet, other than a short cursory spin (skipping around). Sounded good, but a little more 'out' than "Never Let It End". Jury's still out.
  14. Manfred Schoof, Resonance

    Just found a relatively cheap ($10) copy of Light Lines on vinyl over the weekend, and I'm diggin' the hell out of it. Not exactly 'inside' - but not too acerbic either. It's got a bit of that ECM sheen to it, but in this case, I think it helps the other-worldly aspects of it go down a little more easily (for instance, I had it on with Mrs. Rooster around, and she wasn't too put off by it). Beautiful bass clarinet too. Very adventuresome, without being too in your face about it constantly. Very free, but not crazily so. Then some Googling around today, I found an 8-song concert playlist on YouTube, from 1977 -- and it's just as wonderful... NOTE: In case the above embedded YouTube video doesn't play the entire playlist, here's another link to it... Or do a search on "Manfred Schoof Quintet - Konzert 1977" on YouTube, and that should bring it up. Gotta be an hour's worth of live footage. I have Schoof on a Mal Waldron date from around this same time, but I think that's all I've ever heard from him before (except embedded in a couple much larger ensemble things). And these three Schoof leader-dates for JAPO (which seems to be a sub-label for ECM) are just fantastic.