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  1. 11 hours ago, Gheorghe said:

    One thing I really regret is that on that last occasion I had my old album with me and made up my mind to try to meet him for telling him how young I was when I started to love and admire him. But imagine, at the 57,58 years I was old I was too shy to ask to meet him, I was sure he would not be approachable....later dudes from here told me that it wouldn´t have been that way and he would have been nice and would have appreciated my praise and admiration for him. 


    Almost exactly the same experience here! I was 17 years old or something like that when I saw him perform at the Bimhuis. I had a copy of Black Unity in my jacketpocket I’m case I would have the opportunity to ask for an autograph. When I entered the Bimhuis restaurant I immediately saw Pharoah eating there with his band. I must have been standing there for 15 minutes considering if I would approach him or not. But he looked like he wasn’t really accessible with that grey beard and deep frown so I decided not to. I still regret it till this moment.

    But I’ve learned from it as I let Chico Freeman sign my copy of Spirit Sensitive 2 weeks ago :)

  2. 3 hours ago, Gheorghe said:

    Wonderful ! I love it and so great fellow musicians. I heard Sherman Ferguson first with Eddie Harris, he is a great drummer, and Fambrough with Art Blakey, and of course William Henderson on many occasions with Pharoah since he replaced the late John Hicks on the piano chair. 

    Yeah it’s a lovely session :)

  3. I saw him twice at the Bimhuis and he really kicked ass. He played the most intense version of his swinging You’ve Got To Have Freedom and danced on it with much joy. 

    Pharoah has been accused of so many ugly things like being an angry player, not being able to improvise on scales etc. Awful. I love the guy and his playing. I still enjoy his contributions to Tranes and Don Cherry’s band so much. Karma and Black Unity are my two favorite Impulse! records and his recording of Ole on the Theresa Live record is nearly as good as the original by Trane (which says a lot). 

    RIP mr. Sanders.


  4. 11 hours ago, danasgoodstuff said:

    I honestly don't hear that, more like a compulsive need to prove something and fill space.  I hear more joy in pretty much any name pianist you'd care to name.

    Honestly I do hear that. Apparently playing lots of notes could be fun. I also see it when he performs live, not only on his face but also on those of his companions. 

    But hey we could go on endlessly like this. Enjoy all those other pianists. I will too and also enjoy some OP.

  5. Well my dad is a big Peterson fan and trough that way Oscar Peterson was one of the musicians that got me into jazz. Wouldn’t say I listen to him as much as then but I still enjoy quite some records. I like the Verve/Limelight/MPS stuff most and the early Cleff and later Pablo records least. So I could say the 1960’s is my favorite Peterson period. The stuff with Ray Brown and Sam Jones are great. I think the central point in Petersons music is joy in playing. No complex theory or philosophy behind it just: having fun playing with each other. And I like that.

    He has always seemed like a very nice and humble person to me. And what a life he had playing with so many jazz greats. 


  6. 11 hours ago, Rabshakeh said:

    This group's records are all good. My personal, perhaps subjective, fav is Fort Yawuh.

    I love this record. Shame about the back cover.

    Where do you spin these? What room are we seeing here? I think you have a kid just a little younger than mine (2+4 in my case). All my vinyl records are spun only en famille. I am finding that as they get older I am increasingly having to accept they that they have stronger views on what they'll listen to.


    It’s my ‘music room’. Very small but there’s no place I’d rather be after a busy day. Still can’t believe my wife agreed with it but won’t give it up anymore now :P all my records and my vinyl player are safe here in this room. I wouldn’t dare to keep them downstairs because of my two sons with their greedy hands… they are 3 and 1 years old and especially the youngest is of great danger for all my precious stuff…. When I am a single moment out of the room he gets his hands on my cd’s to ‘play with them’. :wacko:

    Downstairs I still play a lot of jazz. My boys don’t really respond to it in a negative nor positive way. It’s mostly the wife who complains about this terrible loud unstructured madness I dare to play. But I am the one who gets up early with the kids and then it’s time for some jazz!



    4 hours ago, mjazzg said:

    Can I gatecrash?

    You drink scotch, Belgian craft beers, wine or water? ;)

  7. On 13-9-2022 at 7:58 PM, HutchFan said:

    I wonder...  Will the "Great Oscar Peterson Debate" EVER die?!?!

    People have been flogging this horse -- both pro and con -- for decades.

    :g  :blink:  :P


    Well I hope it dies soon but probably not . Some people have to repeat a thousand times about how they hate a musician.

    I cannot believe one actually could be offended by someone’s playing. There’s a lot musicians I don’t particularly like, both jazz and non-jazz but no one offends me. And if their music is a joy and pleasure to others, everything’s fine with me.

  8. 2 hours ago, kh1958 said:

    Wayne Shorter, Teri Lyne Carrington, Leo Genovese, Esperanza Spalding, Live at the Detroit Jazz Festival (Candid)Live At The Detroit Jazz Festival

    Yes he does.

    Great to hear. Looking forward to it anyway. I’ve got pretty old parents (relatively) and always do these gigs with them. Will have a nice diner before. Always greatful I am still able to do these kind of things with them. 

  9. 28 minutes ago, soulpope said:

    Saw him (before the COVID-19 outbreak) performing "live" with Swiss bassplayer Heiri Känzig .... Chico Freeman still had it, nevertheless the 70`s/early 80`s recording showed him at his peak .... I`m interested about your impresions from the Bimhuis performance ....

    Great to hear that. Must say I like his India Navigation stuff the most. Indeed the ‘70’s/80’s stuff. With these guys I always feel happy to be able to see them perform live. As a 31 year old, I’ve missed a lot of my idols :(

    You’ll here from me ;)

  10. 2 hours ago, soulpope said:

    Chico Freeman had a wonderful tone at that time .... sublime platter ....

    Yeah he did. Essentially a ballad album but a very good one :) he will be performing at the Bimhuis coming Sunday performing Coltrane tunes. Curious to see if he still has that tone.