Milestones

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  1. Midnight Blue begat Moon Dance?

    Interesting thought. I know both pieces well and never made that connection, but even without listening now I can hear some pretty serious similarities. But I don't think it's quite the thievery that Steely Dan did of "Song for my Father."
  2. MICHAEL BRECKER

    It took me awhile to come around on Brecker, but I now find a large amount of stuff that I continue to listen to. This includes Metheny's 80/81 (an absolutely ferocious solo on "Two Folk Songs"), the record with Tyner, Time is of the Essence (IMO the best of the solo records). Actually the solo records on the whole are quite good, if not consistently first-rate. Also the Abercrombie record Night and the "Directions" live record. And he is no disgrace on Gathering of Spirits with Lovano and Liebman. I have no trouble regarding him as a major jazz figure.
  3. Best Three Sounds Album

    In 4 decades of being a jazz lover, I have never really explored The Three Sounds. I've had the feeling that they were too light--the usual accusation, it would seem. Like most, I am attracted to music with more fire and originality. But I have done some listening this morning, and I find there is nice grooving and joyous feel to the music. Plus they sometimes recorded Randy Weston pieces.
  4. Best Three Sounds Album

    In 4 decades of being a jazz lover, I have never really explored The Three Sounds. I've had the feeling that they were too light--the usual accusation, it would seem. Like most, I am attracted to music with more fire and originality. But I have done some listening this morning, and I find there is a nice grooving and joyous feel to the music. Plus they recorded some Randy Weston pieces.
  5. McCoy Tyner

    The ethereal sound on the recent ECMs is really nothing like his ballad style. I regard Lovano as the greatest ballads player of the past 3 or 4 decades.
  6. McCoy Tyner

    Those ECM trio records are just too ethereal and lacking pulse. But I will say that the ECM with the Polish trio is better than the others.
  7. McCoy Tyner

    We differ there. He seems to be falling off with the ECM albums, but before that I'd say he was my favorite tenor.
  8. McCoy Tyner

    I would like to see some live material released. As pointed out, there must be plenty of it. I have seen live concerts on YouTube with Joe Lovano that are much better than the official live album by Tyner and Lovano.
  9. RIP, Sidney Poitier.

    A great one for sure...in every way. R.I.P., Sidney.
  10. BFT 214 Link a dink and Discussion

    I doubt I'll get beyond one (1) on this BFT!
  11. BFT 214 Link a dink and Discussion

    Brotherhood (1995)
  12. How much music would you say has been lost?

    Yes, sometimes music at home is devoured like socks in the washer/dryer.
  13. BFT 214 Link a dink and Discussion

    Track 12 is "This Little Light of Mine." I have this on a compilation of Harris's Concord period.
  14. An interesting BFT, for sure. Anyone trashing Billy Higgins, one has to at least suspend the jazz card.
  15. I was born in 1960 and I don't recall anything about disco being good as music. As both music an cultural phenomenon, it seems to be largely forgotten.