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  1. Frank Paparelli

    yeah, i thought along similar lines. i think he maybe was going for the B7 E7/ A7 D7/G7 C7/ F7 Bb7/etc. cliche. but it sounds so unlike all the standard licks and cycle runs that were played over that progression at that time by byas et al. btw to me the cycle of fifths (i actually prefer to see it counter-clockwise as the cycle of fourths, since chords *fall* a fifth to their resolution) and the chromatic scale are just two sides of the same coin.
  2. Frank Paparelli

    hey steve. it's just a blues in Bb during the opening piano solo
  3. Frank Paparelli

    yes. i think paparelli was quite familiar with monk's style. the first chorus has some really sloppy monk runs. the first two bars of his second chorus, i have no idea what he's doing. sounds pretty far out. http://www.frankpaparelli.com/bio.htm
  4. Frank Paparelli

    this may be one of the strangest piano solos i've ever heard. genius or accident? any thoughts?
  5. Pony Poindexter, any fans?

    i met pony in the late 80s when he was visiting germany for the last time and stayed with a good friend of mine. we drove him to several concerts in the mannheim area where he put up a little stand to sell his book. i still have the copy he gave me, with "to bill cosby" whitened out and my name over it, lol. i remember going backstage with him in mannheim to greet art blakey. for some reason woody shaw was also there, suddenly standing in front of me, holding out his hand and introducing himself. i remember that he didn't talk much and that he seemed not to be in good shape. he did like to smoke the green. i think he died a few months later. i have a tape somewhere with a gig he did on an earlier visit, no sax, just singing, with my buddy on piano and a local rhythm section, iirc. i could find it if it's of any interest. i'd love to see the photos from frankfurt. any idea who was playing with pony? and +1 to the recordings with rene thomas.
  6. Regarding BFT171: I edited my answer, as I didn't stop to check my notes before replying to your guess about "Just Friends."

  7. BFT 171 Discussion Thread

    1. old devil moon. bobby hutcherson, late period? 3. fantastic bass player, could it be george tucker? is yusef lateef involved? 13. just friends. first vibraphone solo sounds like terry gibbs. i enjoyed his combo records on jasmine. 15. jim halls debut as a leader with carl perkins and red mitchell. seven come eleven, associated with charlie christian, whose influence is obvious here.
  8. i bet it's better than "standards" or the quartet recording with wynton kelly
  9. i've heard from a reliable scource that there is another GG with ike quebec where grant is totally on fire.
  10. i'm not sure how much money you can actually grab from releasing Grant Green material the paris session could've been left alone, since there is video already. but i'm happy for everything new that we get. i mean, the holy barbarian session is probably not of great artistic value but gives a great snapshot of grant's development. surely there is historic value in releasing unissued material? is it a bit odd how cuscuna likes this release so much when he is appearantly still sitting on better grant green material? and is it true that he writes in his liner notes that cannonball brought grant to NYC? wasn't that lou donaldson?
  11. good read. i think i commented on don lamond when the video came out. also ridley and kessel make quite a train-wreck of "i wish you love", playing the chords twice as fast to a visibly frustrated grant.
  12. now i'm even more intrigued. it*s got that late fifties vibe of jim hall. a final guess: dempsey wright?
  13. i only got jim hall on #1. looking forward to reading the discussion.
  14. who's Babs Gonzales?

    did you guys see this already?