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  1. Album covers with real big bass fiddles

    There must be a lot more of these.
  2. Jan Garbarek

    Of the records I've heard, I like Witchi-Tai-To the best. Jan does not seem very active of late, with only three records in this century--and the last in 2010.
  3. John Abercrombie and Jack DeJohnette

    Yes, get well soon.
  4. John Abercrombie and Jack DeJohnette

    I've been following this pairing lately, aided by the recent acquisition of a couple of early DeJohnette records--when Abercrombie was in the group. These are some fine records--especially New Rags--though they seem practically lost to history. There have, of course, been 4 Gateway records; I have all of them. Shouldn't Gateway convene at least once more, while everyone is still alive and active? The guitarist and drummer have met up at least a dozen times, thought it's been a while. The last I know of was on the John Surman record, Brewster's Rooster. I have two playlists (CD length) of the work of these two. I believe they bring out much adventure and creativity in each other. Your thoughts and recommendations.... j
  5. Geri Allen Has Died

    Definitely a loss. I saw her once in concert with Charles Lloyd and she was fantastic. I really enjoy her work with Haden and Motian. R.I.P.
  6. Jan Garbarek

    Jan Garbarek, anyone? I have to confess I don't know his work all that well. Sure, I have fair amount of stuff from Jarret's European Quartet, plus there is Magico with Haden and Gismonti and sideman releases like Deer Wan (Wheeler) and Solstice (Towner). But I have nothing under his own name. He has certainly been a major figure on ECM, and for that matter in jazz overall (especially European jazz). His sax sound is definitely different. Where do I start with his solo work?
  7. "Homecoming", found originally on Hollands's Seeds of Time in mid-80s (with 3 horns), then about a decade later as title track of an album by Gateway Trio. Both are great, but I like the guitar version (Abercrombie) a bit better.
  8. BFT 159 Announcement and Discussion

    It looks like everyone is stumped at this point.
  9. This is a musician whose output is way too low. I really love so much of his work, and I was fortunate to see him in concert once--doing Ellington material, similar to The African Flower but about 15 years later. He's had a very low profile for too long, and I guess he's been focused on sacred music. Is there a chance for a comeback, especially as a jazz player?
  10. BFT 159 Announcement and Discussion

    #10 might be Lee Morgan? It is certainly has the Blue Note sound written all over it, whether or not it is from that label.
  11. BFT 159 Announcement and Discussion

    #2 sounds Monk-like, but also sounds like a standard. I'm certain it is not Monk. Steve Lacy on soprano? #3 has to be a session led by a flute player. Bobby Jasper? Herbie Mann? I'm feeling this is going to be a tough blindfold test. #8--Oliver Lake on alto? James Spaulding? #9 is "Mighty Fine" by Joey Baron with Arthur Blythe, Bill Frisell, and Ron Carter.
  12. BFT 159 Announcement and Discussion

    #1--my guess would be Ellington from early 30's. If so (and I'm not confident), it's not one of his more memorable pieces.
  13. whats the deal w/ clifford brown on 'A night at Birdland'

    I don't how anyone survives a heroin-enveloped environment. There's no disputing it was rampant in jazz during this period. Some didn't make it. A surprisingly large number did survive. Some had the wisdom to stay away.
  14. whats the deal w/ clifford brown on 'A night at Birdland'

    I guess Wayne Shorter was a fool for staying all those years.
  15. whats the deal w/ clifford brown on 'A night at Birdland'

    Wouldn't you? Kenny is great, but Clifford is one of the all-time greatest on trumpet.