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  1. BFT 214 Link a dink and Discussion

    Almost has to be the Heath Brothers
  2. BFT 214 Link a dink and Discussion

    I think we can safely rule out Albert and Donald, and Wayne and Alan. I believe Dennis Sandole's brother only composed, did not play. Ooh, Addison and Art?
  3. BFT 214 Link a dink and Discussion

    Julian and Nathaniel?
  4. BFT 214 Link a dink and Discussion

    Lester and Lee?
  5. Big Joe Turner Is Truth

    Big Joe Turner (1911–1985), blues singer Joe Turner (jazz pianist) (1907–1990), jazz/stride pianist Are all the Pablos Big Joe?
  6. Sparks

    Coming to Big Ears on Thursday Mar 24, but I won't pass up Patti Smith for them, so we'll see how the scheduling shakes out. Or Trefoil with Kris Davis.
  7. BFT 214 Link a dink and Discussion

    Enjoyable set! 1, Mose Allison? Love it! 2. OK, I'll use my Gene Harris card here. 3. Jumpy tenor sax number. Tune is familiar but eluding me at the moment. Wait, maybe Sweet Georgia Brown? Having been warned that I'm going to get a lot wrong, I'll try Percy France. 4. Mid-Tempo tenor sax number. Tune is familiar but eluding me at the moment - I think "of my own" is part of the lyric. Googling the lyric fragment, Blue Moon is the tune I was thinking of. Smmother than many of the other tenors here. Zoot Sims? 5. Electric bass on this one. Black & Blue is a label that seems to use electric bass with musicians who first emerged mid 20th century. Trombone seems to be the leader. Maybe not Black & Blue. Urbie Green? 6. Jazz Messengers feel, but seems to be alto, trumpet and rhythm. Bass very prominent in the mix, I don't think it's 60's or earlier. I'll try Sonny Criss without much confidence. 7. Stanley Turrentine? 8. A little gruffer tone. Eddie Lockjaw Davis? 9. I hate being wrong when I guess Rollins, but I'm going to risk it. Live recording with a Blue Note boogaloo feel, but serious command of the tenor and a lot of variety of technique. 10. Well You Needn't in a modern version. Bass way up front again. Freddie Hubbard? 11. The pianists high runs are very chopsy, maybe Barry Harris? 12. This little light of mine? Hank Jones? 13. Gene Ammons, or maybe Ben Webster?
  8. 2022 Blindfold Test Signup

    I'll take April
  9. Robbie Shakespeare RIP

    I'm not very familiar with his work, but it's been almost a week since his passing, thought it should be noted here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robbie_Shakespeare
  10. BFT 213 link and comments

    So is 12 the Gato ESP?
  11. BFT 213 link and comments

    1. Nassau gets funky. Unknown Bahamanian locals. 2. Probably Alice Coltrane. Probably with Joe Henderson and Michael White. 3. Black Coffee. Initial thought is Carmen McRae, but only in the full voice moments. Most of the song is in a quieter and more reflective mode that doesn't fit as wll. Someone newer like Nnenna Freelon? Interesting how the strings are used just for one short segment. 4. Joe Lovano? 5. Organ and tenor. Stanley Turrentine? 6. Trumpet, soprano and electric piano front line. Wallace Roney? 7. Never Will I Marry. Dee Dee Bridgewater? 8. This has me thinking of the Art Ensemble albums with singers, Les Stances de Sophie and With Fontella Bass. 9. Stephon Harris? 10. I'm in unfamiliar territory here, stylistically, but it's good. New York Voices? 11. The bass is very reminiscent of Woody Shaw's Blackstone Legacy band. 12. Pharoah Sanders, sounds more like Alice Coltrane than Joe Bonner. 13. The ending is weird enough to make me think it could be a British "jazz-rock" unit like Colloseum or Soft Machine
  12. BFT 212 is up

    The theme seems similar to Dan Gould's, highlighting locals, from the viewpoint of a European resident. James Carter the notable exception, but the composition provides the hometown link there. OK Harry James too, and I'm quite embarrassed to have mistaken Harry James for Ellington. I just hate not trying to guess.
  13. BFT 212 is up

    The taste of tradition, with a healthy serving of the licorice stick 1. Earl Hines comes to mind for "trumpet style" piano 2. I'm thinking Buddy DeFranco, but can't rule Goodman out. 3. Clarinet goes way uptempo, with a fiddle too! Maybe Joe Venuti, maybe Kenny Davern? 4. Torn between Artie Shaw and Benny Goodman here. I have a vague memory that Shaw didn't make a lot of room for other soloists so I'll go with Goodman. 5. We have an organ tuned into earlier styles, but the track length suggests fifties or later, and it's live. Milt Buckner? 6. Reinhardt and Grappelli? 7. Definitely In The Mood. Because I like it, I'm guessing it's Cozy Cole's version and not Glenn Miller's. 8. I'm going with Count Basie, even though I barely hear any piano, because that insistent rhythm guitar is everywhere, and could easily be Freddie Green. 9. Tenor and fluegel quintet, or muted trumpet. Tenor voted for Prez. I fight hard against it, but if it's fluegel and sounds great I always think of Art Farmer. A more modern recording chosen well to blend with it's earlier neighbors. 10. I'm guessing Duke Ellington, but not with much conviction.
  14. BFT 211 is up and running!

    #9 is track 3 here, Theo Bleckmann is the male vocalist. I'm a fan.