Larry Kart

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About Larry Kart

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  1. Doug Watkins

    Sorry -- but it's been a while, and I can't find the options button. Any clue? I do nknow that if Use the "delete" button in the moderations area the whole thread is deleted, and we don't that again.
  2. What was the first Jazz Lp you bought?

    Probably bought it in the spring of 1954. Didn't really know what I was doing and never liked the album that much much and/or I just didn't get that particular style at that time. Soon moved on to other things -- e.g. Norman Granz jam sessions, a Krupa-Roy Eldridge-Anita O'Day reunion with Roy's still scarifying recreation of his solo on "Let Me Off Uptown," Roy's own quartet album "Little Jazz" (a great one), a great Ellington 10-incher of the '40-'41 band, etc.
  3. Doug Watkins

    Put on tonight a 1957 Prestige blowing session that I hadn't listened to a long time -- "Roots," with Pepper Adams, Idrees Suileman, Frank Rehak, Bill Evans, Doug Watkins, and Louis Hayes -- and was pretty much stunned by the uniquely propulsive forward lean of Watkins' bass line on the very long (27 minute) title track. I say "uniquely" while granting that there's probably some kinship between Watkins and Oscar Pettiford in this respect, but Pettiford didn't get much chance to play in hard bop contexts (I think of Red Rodney's "Red Arrow," and Thad Jones' "Detroit-NY Junction) and that is where Watkins more or less lived musically, feeding off of what was there. What he lays down behind Adams' opening solo -- both in terms of time and note choice -- has to be heard to be believed.
  4. Tenorman Tom Archia

    You're right on that.
  5. Tenorman Tom Archia

    I reckon that it also comes, in Archia's case, from Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster. There's a "Talk of the Town" from Archia on YouTube that's steeped in Hawkins, who of course famously recorded that tune.
  6. Jane Ira Bloom

    Some nice ones but nothing that I recall as fantastic.
  7. Tenorman Tom Archia

    Yes, but it's the rougher, gruffer strain in Archia that I find intriguing. Later on he dueled to fine effect with Gene Ammons, of whom the same could be said. Gene Ammons, Tom Archia (tenor sax) Christine Chatman (piano) Leroy Jackson (bass) Wesley Landers (drums) Chicago, IL, October 12, 1948
  8. Tenorman Tom Archia

    with Wynonie Harris, fellow tenorman Hal Singer, band led by Hot Lips Page, in a Dec. 1947 session for King Records. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVameLYxj7o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAQRl-Hon-U
  9. Return Of The Film Corner Thread

    "The Shape of Water" -- wow! Don't miss it.
  10. Mark Turner

    The Marsh influence is there in Turner, but I find it rather external -- a matter of Warne-like bits and pieces used in an almost decorative manner, not an attempt to grasp and extend/work personal variations on the way Warne thought, above all on his exceptional freedom of movement in so many respects. For someone who heard that in Warne and put it to work in his own way, go to Plugged Nickel Wayne Shorter, for one. And Ted Brown, too --less than Warne, yes, but a genuine inventor of much integrity. But I did find some early Turner enjoyable.
  11. Album Covers showing musicians lying down

    That's not what the settee said.
  12. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I see; it was a compilation of two 10-inch Bethlehem LPs.
  13. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I'm confused. Could you post an image and or a link to the CD that has both of these albums on it?
  14. Joni Mitchell and Larry Kart

    When I did the "Creativity and Change" interview with Wayne Shorter for Down Beat in 1968 or '69, we paid him for it after the fact because the whole interview was a fascinating 90-minute or so monologue by Wayne -- don't recall asking him a single question.
  15. Joni Mitchell and Larry Kart

    Not to my knowledge, and certainly not out of my pocket. Can't imagine such a thing. If you work for a fairly major publication, like the Chicago Tribune, all interactions re: access between a subject, particularly an entertainer., and the publication are mutual. They want publicity, you want a story. Now if they know or suspect that you want to tear their face off, there might be some static, but how often does that situation occur, especially when it comes to performers, not politicians? (Michael Jackson post child-molestation charges would be one case, I suppose.) BTW, you're probably familiar with that old-time journalist line: "We got two kinds of publicity, which kind do you want?"