Larry Kart

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  1. 9:00PM at Constellation, 3111 N Western ($15-$12) Friends & Neighbors : Thomas Johansson, André Roligheten, Oscar Grönberg, Jon Rune Strøm, Tollef Østvang, special guests special guests Josh Berman, Nick Mazzarella
  2. Randy Brecker's "In the Idiom"

    Ran across the 1986 Denon album at Half-Price today. Sidemen looked promising: Joe Henderson, Dave Kikoski. Ron Carter, Al Foster. All Brecker originals in the so-called postbop mode, and he is in good form. This is some of the best Henderson I've ever heard -- relaxed and very adventurous/inventive/quite spikey at times. Kikoski is an asset as a comper (he really stimulates Joe) and soloist, and Carter and Foster are in very good form -- sounds like a real band. Fine James Farber recording. Sometimes you get lucky.
  3. 2019-2020 MLB Hot Stove Thread

    Re-watching the excellent 2011 movie "Margin Call," which in compressed form more or less told the tale of the sudden collapse of Lehman Brothers and the resulting dawn of the 2008 Wall St./housing crisis, I was struck anew by the three-part mantra for success under stress that was offered by Jeremy Irons, playing the head of the beleaguered brokerage firm: 1) Be first; 2) Be smarter; 3) Cheat. What Irons and his minions finally decide to do I won't reveal, in case you haven't seen the movie. It's a corker. P.S. Sad to see in a way because Kevin Spacey is so good in this, and when will we ever see him again? Also top notch is Paul Bettany, whose name my wife tells me is pronounced "Bet-TAN-yee." Also, Demi Moore of all people is chillingly good here.
  4. The Bill Holman thread

    Yes, the Koch edition.
  5. Eric Alexander with Strings

    Jim -- Do you know Freedman's composition "On the Other World" (a feature for Charlie Mariano) and his arrangement of it. It's on a Herb Pomeroy Band 1958 album on United Artists, "Band in Boston," which was reissued on Fresh Sound in 2010, coupled with the Pomeroy Band's "Life is a Many Splendored Gig"? It's quite something. That coda!
  6. What music did you buy today?

    I began back in the day with the 10" that had "Shuffle Montgomery" and was hooked.
  7. Eric Alexander with Strings

    Very nice indeed.
  8. 2019-2020 MLB Hot Stove Thread

    It is/was not an age-old custom but very rare. Most notable example was the last month of the 1951 season, when the NY Giants under Leo Durocher did that and made up -- what was it? -- 13 1/2 games on the fading Dodgers and then won the final deciding game between the teams when Bobby Thomson hit a ninth-inning homer off of Ralph Branca -- Thomson, it was revealed years later, having known what pitch was coming thanks to the spy in the scoreboard. Full story here:
  9. 2019: Blue Note's 80th Anniversary

  10. 2019: Blue Note's 80th Anniversary

    Funk music is dance music that mixes rhythm and blues music with soul music. Funk bands use many rhythm instruments, such as electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, and keyboard instruments, mainly synthesizers and electronic organs.
  11. The Bill Holman thread

    The four-part 35-minute or so title piece is a major work.
  12. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Something of a sleeper, this is a terrific date for both Al and Brookmeyer. Sparky rhythm section (Mose Allison, Teddy Kotick, Nick Stabulus) is a plus.
  13. Al Porcino -- Al Cohn, The Final Album

    Sorry -- I had the title wrong on the excellent Cohn/De Graaff album, which includes a striking and very blue reading of "Blue Monk." Two favorite -- albeit secondhand -- Al Cohn stories. In Copenhagen he was asked if he had tried the potent local brew Elephant Beer. "No man," Al said, "I drink to forget." Asked on another occasion whether he played "Giant Steps," he said, "Yeah, but I use my own changes."