Larry Kart

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  1. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Bought Bill Charlap's second Criss Cross album "Distant Star" at a library sale this weekend, along with the Milt Jackson Quartet's (Cedar Walton, Ray Brown, Mickey Roker) "It Don't Mean a Thing If You Can't Pat Your Foot To It." The Milt album very together rhythmically, as one might expect -- Roker a key there. The Charlap quite tasty, as was his first on Criss Cross, but I was bothered by some of his succeeding Criss Cross efforts ("Stardust," with his eventual regular trio of Peter Washington and Kenny Washington was one IIRC) where it sounded like Charlap was willingly restricting his harmonic language to what would have been the norm at, say, the Hickory House circa 1954. What a strange and rather creepy development, I thought.
  2. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Mozart Haydn Quartets and String Quintets -- Guarneri Quartet (RCA)
  3. Tito and Co. on fire

    Try the baritone-tenor-alto round robin on the opening track. Exciting serious playing from Mitchell Forman, Mario Rivera and Bobby Porcelli.
  4. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Roger Sessions, Piano Sonata No 1, Randall Hodgkinson (New World)
  5. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Also on three tracks from Quincy Jones' "Go West, Man' (ABC Paramount) Go West, Man! Studio album by Quincy Jones Released October 17, 1957 Recorded February 25, 1957 Studio Los Angeles Genre Jazz Length 42:56 Label ABC Paramount Producer Quincy Jones Quincy Jones chronology This Is How I Feel About Jazz (1956) Go West, Man! (1957) The Birth of a Band! (1959) Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Allmusic [1] Go West, Man! is the second studio album by Quincy Jones.[2] It was released in 1957 by ABC Records. Track listing[edit] "Dancin' Pants" (Jimmy Giuffre) – 3:50 "Blues Day" (Giuffre) – 4:40 "Bright Moon" (Giuffre) – 5:20 "No Bones at All" (Johnny Mandel) – 3:58 "The Oom Is Blues" (Charlie Mariano) – 5:10 "Be My Guest" (Lennie Niehaus) – 4:29 Medley: "What's New?" - Bill Perkins solo (Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke) / "We'll Be Together Again" - Pepper Adams solo (Carl Fischer, Frankie Laine) / "Time on My Hands" - Buddy Collette solo (Vincent Youmans); / "You Go to My Head" - Carl Perkins solo (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie); / "Laura" - Walter Benton solo (David Raksin / Johnny Mercer) – 6:17 "London Derriere" (Johnny Mandel) – 4:06 "Kings Road Blues" (Lennie Niehaus) – 5:06 Personnel[edit] Quincy Jones – conductor Conte Candoli (2, 4, 8) – trumpet Pete Candoli (2, 4, 8) – trumpet Harry Edison (2, 4, 8) – trumpet Jack Sheldon (2, 4, 8) – trumpet Benny Carter (1, 6, 9) – alto saxophone Herb Geller (1, 6, 9) – alto saxophone Charlie Mariano (1, 6, 9) – alto saxophone Art Pepper (1, 6, 9) – alto saxophone Pepper Adams (3, 5, 7) – baritone saxophone Walter Benton (3, 5, 7) – tenor saxophone Buddy Collette (3, 5, 7) – tenor saxophone Bill Perkins (3, 5, 7) – tenor saxophone Lou Levy (1, 6, 9) – piano Carl Perkins (2-5, 7-8) – piano Red Mitchell (1, 6, 9) – bass Leroy Vinnegar (2–5, 7–8) – bass Shelly Manne (1, 3, 5–7, 9) – drums Mel Lewis (2, 4, 8) – drums
  6. MPS / SABA - Favourites and Recommended

    Bonnie Herman!
  7. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    That LP started my Skalkottas obsession, which has yet to end.
  8. A Bob Crosby box would be musically quite worthwhile IMO, but is there enough nostalgia sentiment for the band, versus that of say the Goodman band, to generate sufficient sales? I would guess not. Also a good deal of Bob Crosby material has been available on CD.
  9. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    One of Stan's best of the period.
  10. Yes, he definitely heard Shorty Rogers, for one. "On [Dec. 7 1957] violinist Sol Babitz took us (Stravinsky and Robert Craft] to a jazz club on Crenshaw Boulevard, where Stravinsky heard Shorty Rogers play the flugelhorn,. The next day he rewrote the trumpet part for that instrument in Threni." This from Craft's "An Improbable Life," p. 192. More on Rogers and Stravinsky from Stravinsky and Craft's "Conversations with Igor Stravinsky" p. 116-17: ""Jazz is a different kind of music making.... Improvisation has its own time world, necessarily a loose and large one since only in a imprecisely limited time could real improvisation be worked up to; the stage has to be set, and there must be heat. The percussion and bass serve as a central heating system. They must keep the temperature "cool," not cool. The point of interest is instrumental virtuosity, instrumental personality, not melody, not harmony, and certainly not rhythm. Instead of rhythm there is "beat." The players beat all the time merely to keep up and to know which side of the beat they are on. The ideas are instrumental.... Shorty Rogers' trumpet playing is an example of what I mean by instrumental derivation, though his trumpet [he means Rogers' flugelhorn] is really a deep-bored bugle-sounding instrument which reminds me of the keyed bugles I liked so much and wrote for in the first version of Les Noces. {Rogers'] patterns are instrumental: half-valve effects with lip glissandos, intervals and runs that derive from the fingers, "trills" on one note, for example, G to G on a B-flat instrument (between open and first-and third fingers,. etc. "As an example of what I said about timing, I can listen to Shorty Rogers' good style with its dotted-note tradition for stretches of fifteen minutes and more and not feel the time at all, whereas the weight of every serious [classical] virtuoso depresses me beyond the counter-action of equanil in about five. Has jazz infuenced me? Jazz patterns and especially jazz instrumental combinations did influence me forty years ago, of course, but not the idea of jazz. As I say, that is another world. I don't follow it, but I respect it. It can be an art of very touching dignity, as in the New Orleans jazz funerals. And at its best, it is certainly the best musical entertainment in the U.S." P.S. I like Shorty's playing, and Stravinsky's sense of it is shrewd, but it's a shame that Stravinsky never ran across prime Lester Young, for one.
  11. Borje Fredriksson

    Anyone familiar with this Swedish tenorman who sadly took his own life (drowned himself) at age 31 in 1968? He can be heard on "Fredriksson Special" (Dragon). Trane influenced but he had his own voice.
  12. Based on a personal encounter with Appel, I wouldn't trust him about this or much of anything. It was at a party at John McDonough's house. Dan Morgenstern was there, and Appel, very full of himself and out to impress, was holding forth about a memorable event in jazz that he had allegedly experienced (it may have been the Bird-Stravinsky encounter), and some aspects of Appel's tale led Dan and myself to exchange WTF glances. Wish I could remember the details that made us dubious. Maybe they're in Appel's book, but I disposed of my copy.
  13. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    The ones with Warne Marsh solos are essential IMO.