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  1. White Leaders on Blue Note

    No offense to the cult of RVG, but he more captured the sound than created it.
  2. White Leaders on Blue Note

    Jazz provides evidence of how willing to stereotype most of are. I'm sure back in the day people would think that Pepper Adams was black because of his gruff, hard-driving sound. Does Jimmy Knepper "sound" white?
  3. How about "Old Blues" (which could be generic), "Royal Duke," "Portrait of Hawk," and "Black Church"?
  4. White Leaders on Blue Note

    Isn't the whole thing moot? So many people are bi-racial, or some kind of mix in differing percentages. People achieve different looks. At one time quite a few thought Jarrett was African-American, but after his early period it's clear he's about as white as can be. How different was it in the 1960s, other than perception?
  5. Duke Ellington - Post 1960 Recordings

    Ellington is Ellington, and he produced brilliant stuff in his later years. Also, I think the orchestra was usually well-recorded and sounds wonderful in stereo. I don't think I see the "Private Collection" series listed; it must be at least 10 volumes--mostly from the 1960s. I have a couple of them, and they are certainly worth hearing.
  6. Sounds interesting. That's a lot of tracks, and a handful are ones that must be obscurities or new pieces. "Children's Icicle Song," "Sister Gladys"--could these be new compositions?
  7. White Leaders on Blue Note

    So what is the point? That white musicians contributed little to the "Blue Note sound"?
  8. White Leaders on Blue Note

    Seems like Bill Evans and Jim Hall were on the label, or somehow had a few things reissued on Blue Note.
  9. Happy Birthday Woody Shaw!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Woody Shaw is not an artist I know all that well. He always seemed under the radar, and although he was releasing plenty of good stuff in the 80s, it was not easy for me to find or hear his stuff. Of course, he appears on quite a few Blue Note dates, including some real classics--I suppose most would point to Unity by Larry Young. I know Steve Turre was in Woody's band for quite some time, and I am particularly interested in hearing those releases.
  10. Solo guitar

    I don't want to sound dismissive of Joe Pass. I'm not a musician, but I can hear the technical skill and sophistication of his playing; and an awful lot of praise has been heaped on this man. Still, my go-to Pass records are the non-solo ones. I think he did some marvelous things in duo settings, whether with another guitar (Herb Ellis), trombone, tenor, bass, etc.
  11. Solo guitar

    There can be some debate over what "solo" actually means, given the overdubs, delays, gadgets, and gizmos available.
  12. Female Jazz Artists

    There are many female singers I like (in jazz, I prefer the women to men), but in terms of instrumentalists the ladies are often slighted--as if they belong on the B list. It's not fair. There are many outstanding female players, and I expect more in the future. Just a few (and seven of these do not play piano): Geri Allen Carla Bley Jane Ira Bloom Ingrid Jensen Joanne Brackeen Emily Remler Toshiko Regina Carter Linda Oh Terri Lyne Carrington Mary Halvorson
  13. Solo guitar

    I have no clue.
  14. Solo guitar

    Sorry, but I find Derek Bailey to be unlistenable.
  15. Solo guitar

    I recall Stanley Jordan was famous for awhile for his solo work, though the vast majority of what I have by Jordan in group settings. I do find some solo guitar thoroughly compelling. For example, Kenny Burrell has some real masterpieces. But I find it hard to listen to solo guitar over a long period--even 30 straight minutes would be difficult.