johnblitweiler

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  1. Covers that are just plain wrong

    at least Bud plays a bit of Pee Wee Russellish clarinet on that sed\ssioon
  2. Name Three People...

    Rabbit Maranville Robert Redford Raeburn Flerlage
  3. J.D. Allen

    What? David Newman is not a jazz musician? Is that because he memorizes his solos? Bullshit.
  4. Ornette Ornette, Ornette on Tenor, the two Golden Circle albums, Crisis The Nessa-produced Roscoe Mitchell-Lester Bowie-Art Ensemble-Joseph Jarman releases Ayler: Spirits Rejoice, Bells The first Magic Sam Delmark and the Percy Mayfield Tangerines also became favorites. A bunch of Blue Notes and Prestiges also - what a decade it was for great music. In the 1960s, among '60s recordings, I may have most often played Spirits Rejoice, Coltrane's Transition, G. Evans' 2nd La Nevada, several Howling Wolf 45s; also, reissues and the older records from my college years when I was discovering jazz.
  5. *****Lester Young Corner*****

    Paul, we agree about private recordings and artists' personal archives. I'm not advocating for anyone to sneak the Savory collection onto the market. But when record companies delete recordings that they (not the artists) own, reissue should be open to negotiation with the artists.
  6. Name Three People...

    Angela Davis Davis Grubb Carl Grubbs
  7. 10 most influential jazz artists of all time.

    Least influential great artist: Herbie Nichols
  8. VISION FESTIVAL 19 - June 11-15, 2014 NYC

    Financial constraints and artist availability probably have a lot to do with who appears at the Vision fest. I'm surprised that some of the regulars - Wm. Parker quintet, Roscoe Mitchell, Alvin Fielder, Joe McPhee, Reg. Workman, for ex. - are missing this year.
  9. Harvey Pekar shot some welcome blasts of reality into Letterman's show-biz fantasy world.
  10. 10 most influential jazz artists of all time.

    Armstrong and Ornette should be at the top - they initiated the two most extensive revolutions in jazz. I'd then say Parker, Ellington, Young, Davis, Coltrane, Hawkins, Coltrane. Hines or Tatum? Roach? Fletcher H.? Blanton? It's probably true that a head count of pianists would now show more Bill Evans-influenced players than Cecil Taylor-influenced players, maybe even more than Bud Powell-influenced players.
  11. VISION FESTIVAL 19 - June 11-15, 2014 NYC

    Very tempting. I might be there.
  12. Over The Top Performances Of Standards.

    Sid Vidious singing one of everybody's lest favorite stgandards:
  13. Name Three People...

    Alfred, Lord Tennyson Lord Buckley Laird Baird
  14. *****Lester Young Corner*****

    Thanks, Steve. To me the way Route 66 paid advance royalties and reissued is a good model. If a work of art (book, recording) has been off the market for a long time - maybe 20 years - you should have the right to reissue it on your label and pay royalties. One wrong thing: Book publishers keep books officially "in print" for years after they cease distribution of those books - print-on-demand. No reason record companies can't keep music "in release" for years - burn-on-demand. The Basie-Evans-Pres-Dicky Wells music in the Savory collection is priceless, joyous, and very revealing about the ways these artists performed together. Better (at least partly because more extensive) than the air-shots albums over the years. Major works of art.
  15. JLH reissue plans

    Re the destruction of the leased Warne Marsh tape: That's theft.
  16. I read the newspaper story about this 11th inning. Leury Garcia bunted a single on an 0-2 count, got to 2nd when Dunn walked, got to 3d on a wild pitch, scofred on another wild pitch. All this after we came from behind to tie in the 9th. Oh boy.
  17. Again today our White Sox best our nemeses the Twins on a wild pitch in the 11th. Now that's a promising start.
  18. JLH reissue plans

    Jonathon, you've already done such valuable work that we'll trust your judgment and your widespread experience. In other words, surprise us again.
  19. Name Three People...

    WilsonTucker Darius Rucker Daffy Duck
  20. A few oldies that still restore and heal: Oliver 1923 New Orleans Wanderers / Bootblacks Morton Peppers Armstrong Hot 5 and 7 Basie w/Prez; Lady w/Prez; other young Prez Some revival recordings (Waters, Dallwitz, Morel) and other tracks (esp. one of the various Ellington versions of "Rockabye River"); Schubert 9th - Furtwangler; Sibelius Tapiola; Little Walter
  21. Singable solos

    As Annie Ross demonstrated, Wardell Gray solos are perfect songs. Now how about Sainkho Namtchylak singing Peter Brotzmann solos?
  22. Name Three People...

    Dicky Do Ooh Poo Pa Do Winnie the Pooh
  23. Roscoe Mitchell / Mike Reed

    That was an inspired concert. Reed made a clever irritant for Roscoe.
  24. Stanley Crouch Parker biography reviewed

    That is sure lovely Prysock singing. Don't know what it has to do with Evans or Crouch or Bird, and please don't tell me.