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  1. David S. Ware - Birth of a Being

    AUM Fidelity 2-CD reissue w/53 min. of bonus material coming in November:
  2. Kamasi Washington: THE EPIC

    I'm trying to improve free jazz discographies on the wikipedia and I created some musician pages: Darius Jones was on my list for next updates. In progress now.
  3. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    First 2015 batch from Clean Feed: Elliott Sharp, Octal: Book Three Pascal Niggenkemper, Look with Thine Ears Eve Risser, Des pas sur la Neige Deux Maisons, For Sale Mario Pavone, Blue Dialect Chris Lightcap, Epicenter
  4. The Best Jazz of 2014

    I have expanded my list to 20 albums, these are 16 to 20: 16. Rodrigo Amado, Wire Quartet (Clean Feed) 17. Joe Morris, Balance (Clean Feed) 18. Christine Wodrascka, Linéaire (Mr. Morezon) 19. Wooley-Antunes-Corsano, Malus (NoBusiness) 20. Rich Halley 4, The Wisdom of Rocks (Pine Eagle) Here on my blog (spanish):
  5. The Best Jazz of 2014

    My 2014 favorites: 1. Jemeel Moondoc, The Zookeeper's House (Relative Pitch) 2. Wadada Leo Smith, The Great Lakes Suites (TUM) 3. Matthew Shipp, I've Been Too Many Places (Thirsty Ear) 4. Jason Adasiewicz, From the Region (Delmark) 5. Trio 3 + Vijay Iyer, Wiring (Intakt) 6. Adam Lane, Live in Ljubljana (Clean Feed) 7. John Hebert, Floodstage (Clean Feed) 8. Cortex, Live (Clean Feed) 9. Dave McDonell, The Dragon and the Griffin (New Atlantis) 10. Variable Density Sound Orchestra, Evolving Strategies (Not Two) 11. Audio One, An International Report (Audiographic) 12. Paul Giallorenzo, Force Majeure (Delmark) 13. Howard Riley, To Be Continued (Slam) 14. Jason Roebke, High Red Center (Delmark) 15. Kris Davis, Waiting for You to Grow (Clean Feed))
  6. The Nessa Juggernaut rolls on

    Some wikipedia links: NRG Ensemble debut album (where are the Sound Solid Studios?): Fred Anderson The Missing Link: Roscoe Mitchell L-R-G / The Maze / S II Examples:
  7. Paco de Lucia, RIP

    Francisco Sanchez, Paco de Lucía (Documentary)
  8. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Tom Rainey Obbligato, not the typical album of standards, collective improvisation by an amazing band in a modern cool style, delightful listening:
  9. Top Releases of 2013

    "Raining on the moon" with Leena Conquest & Eri Yamamoto and "In order to survive" with Cooper-Moore are great extensions of the 4tet. The whole box is a treasure.
  10. Top Releases of 2013

    Also a double vinyl with Tony Marsh and John Edwards on Oto, great but expensive, and Not Yet, more composed pieces on Mutable. For me, the Duets with Sorey are the first election.
  11. Top Releases of 2013

    I'm a great fan of Barry Guy New Orchestra, but the box is not so great imho because is that band only in a few pieces, Parker/Guy/Lytton and other formations are outstanding, but I missed the whole formation, only my point of view.
  12. Top Releases of 2013

    Or the William Parker Wood Flute Song on Aum. I got the three (Parker, Brotzmann, Guy) and the Mad Dogs it's not even my favorite box, I like a lot some things but I think the whole box is not so great.
  13. Top Releases of 2013

    Also a fav for me. Second solo piano in her discography, a great step forward imho. By the way, I like your list and your blog (it's linked in mine).
  14. Top Releases of 2013

    These are my 2013 favorites: 1. Matana Roberts, Coin Coin Chapter Two Mississippi Moonchile (Constellation) 2. Mary Halvorson, Illusionary Sea (Firehouse 12) 3. Fire! Orchestra, Exit! (Rune Grammofon) 4. John Tchicai, Tribal Ghost (NoBusiness Records) 5. Matthew Shipp, Piano Sutras (Thirsty Ear) 6. RED Trio, Rebento (NoBusiness Records) 7. Mike Reed's People Places & Things, Second Cities Volume 1 (482 Music) 8. Kris Davis, Massive Threads (Thirsty Ear) 9. Taylor Ho Bynum, Navigation (Firehouse 12) 10. Adam Lane, Absolute Horizon (NoBusiness Records) 11. Lotte Anker, Birthmark (Clean Feed) 12. Ingrid Laubrock Anti-House, Strong Place (Intakt) And these are, in no particular order, my 2013 honorable mentions, not the main list but all strongly recommended: - Josh Abrams, Unknown Known (Rogueart) - Trio 3 + Jason Moran, Refraction-Breakin' Glass (Intakt) - Angelica Sanchez / Wadada Leo Smith, Twine Forest (Clean Feed) - Humanization 4tet, Live In Madison (Ayler) - Black Host, Life in the Sugar Candle Mines (Northern Spy) - Borah Bergman / Kidd Jordan, Vita Brevis (Some Real Music) - Hera with Hamid Drake, Seven Lines (Multikulti) - Evan Parker / Peter Evans, Rocket Science (More is More) - Samuel Blaser / Benoit Delbecq / Gerry Hemingway, Fourth Landscape (Nuscope) - Harris Eisenstadt, The Destructive Element (Clean Feed) - Alexander Hawkins, Song Singular (Babel) - Alexander Hawkins, Step Wide Step Deep (Babel)
  15. Sonny Stitt in New York

    By the way, the Argo Sonny Stitt and another four: Swings the most, Inter-action, Saxophone supremacy & Mr. Bojangles reissued again in Japan nex month:
  16. Warner Japan Jazz Reissues

    I have seen these reissues in Spain very cheap, 3 X 15 . This is an information about the european series (uk):
  17. I'll be next week in Stockholm. Does anyone know of some good stores for jazz cd's?
  18. Free America
  19. Keepnews Collection

    The batch of five reissues by Monk, Wes Montgomery, Cannonball, Joe Henderson & Kenny Dorham is the first of a new reissue serie named Keepnews Collection. From Concord website: ON MARCH 27TH, THE CONCORD MUSIC GROUP PRESENTS “KEEPNEWS COLLECTION,” A REISSUE SERIES OF CLASSIC ALBUMS PRODUCED BY THE LEGENDARY ORRIN KEEPNEWS THE SERIES FEATURES FIVE TIME-HONORED TITLES RECORDED BY SUCH TITANS OF JAZZ AS THELONIOUS MONK, WES MONTGOMERY, CANNONBALL ADDERLEY, JOE HENDERSON AND KENNY DORHAM ORIGINALLY RELEASED ON RIVERSIDE AND MILESTONE ALL REISSUES, WITH 24-BIT REMASTERING FROM THE MASTER TAPES, INCLUDE ORIGINAL LINER NOTES AND KEEPNEWS’ VOLUMINOUS NEW COMMENTARIES; WHEN AVAILABLE, THE ORIGINAL TRACKS ARE SUPPLEMENTED BY BONUS CUTS FROM THE SESSIONS On March 27th, the Concord Music Group will unveil its new reissue series, Keepnews Collection, which spotlights classic albums originally produced by the legendary and arguably the most respected of all jazz producers, Orrin Keepnews. The titles were released either on Riverside Records or Milestone Records, two Keepnews labels that documented landmark jazz in the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. The collection, remastered in 24-bit from the original master tapes, allows Keepnews to revisit some of his accomplishments as a producer. The series comprises pianist Thelonious Monk’s Plays Duke Ellington (originally released on Riverside in 1955), guitarist Wes Montgomery’s Full House (Riverside, 1957), trumpeter Kenny Dorham’s Jazz Contrasts (Riverside, 1957), alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley’s Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San Francisco (Riverside, 1959) and tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson’s Power to the People(Milestone, 1969). In his written introduction to the series, Keepnews notes, “Each [album] is of special importance to me—some because of the initial impact they made, others because they have particular personal meaning or may present a performer whose value has not been fully appreciated.” Keepnews is a historical figure in jazz, given that he gave Monk the opportunity to fully grow into the titanic figure that he became during his Riverside Records period, in between stints with then-indie Blue Note and his later signing to major-label Columbia. Keepnews is also noteworthy in the nurturing of the careers of such artists as Montgomery and Adderley, destined to be influential and monumental jazz masters. In the early ‘90s in an interview with Keepnews in his fifth floor office in the Fantasy Records building in Berkeley, California, he said, “I have a feeling that one of the only secrets of my success as a jazz producer is that I’m not a frustrated ex-musician. I’m in no danger of trying to play a solo for an artist. I don’t even have subliminal feelings of competing with the musicians I produce.” On his office walls, in addition to photos of artists he produced, there were two plaques, one reading “We don’t have to be unrealistic just because we’re a little insane” and the other saying “This business is dangerous for people who don’t know what they’re doing; it’s also dangerous for people who do know what they’re doing—watch me.” Despite his self-effacing humor, Keepnews has always been well aware of his impact on the jazz legacy. In his Keepnews Collection notes, the producer writes, “For more than a half-century in this incredibly unstable age of jazz activity, I have frequently succeeded in finding, recognizing, coddling, arguing with and collaborating with a great variety of talented and occasionally difficult people. On the whole, I am unreasonably and unshakably proud of the results.” Following are five snapshots of Keepnews’ portfolio as producer in the Keepnews Collection: • Thelonious Monk: Plays Duke Ellington For Monk’s debut Riverside date, Keepnews decided to ease the pianist into what turned out to be his lengthy association with the label by asking him to momentarily set aside his own compositions and instead play Duke Ellington tunes. He did so in the company of the esteemed rhythm section of bassist Oscar Pettiford and drummer Kenny Clarke. With his distinctively angular style, Monk nails Ellington’s best-known tunes such as “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” “Mood Indigo” and “Caravan.” • Wes Montgomery: Full House Keepnews was responsible for giving Montgomery his first recording deal, thanks to a tip from Cannonball Adderley. The guitarist made a number of albums for Riverside, but Full House tops them all. It’s a live date (recorded in Berkeley, Calif., at Tsubo’s) featuring Miles Davis’ rhythm section comprised of pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Jimmy Cobb and augmented by young tenor saxophone firebrand Johnny Griffin. Montgomery fully stretches out on this date. The original six tracks are complemented by five bonus tracks. • Kenny Dorham: Jazz Contrasts Dorham’s lyrical trumpeting on ballads and uptempo tunes is showcased on his Riverside debut that also features tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins, pianist Hank Jones, bassist Oscar Pettiford and drummer Max Roach. Keepnews says, “This is one of my favorite ‘blowing’ albums, ever.” He adds, “There are extremely few jazz trumpeters who reached prominence in the second half of the 20th century who should be ranked any higher than Kenny.” Six tunes from the original are remastered, including three with guest harp player Betty Glamman. • Cannonball Adderley: Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San Francisco Recorded live at the Jazz Workshop in San Francisco, this hit album captures the bluesy alto saxophonist and his band (featuring brother Nat on cornet and Bobby Timmons on piano) during their triumphant four-week run. It not only wowed the city’s jazz aficionados but also introduced Russian classical composer Dmitri Shostakovich to his first dose of live jazz. These sets arguably gave birth to soul-jazz, as well as put Riverside on the map as a label of renown. The lengthy five tunes of the original release are augmented here by three bonus tracks, including two previously unissued. • Joe Henderson: Power to the People The only Milestone release in the Keepnews Collection is Henderson’s brilliant electric and acoustic outing with an incredible band of pianist Herbie Hancock (also on keys), bassist Ron Carter (also on electric bass) and drummer Jack DeJohnette. This marks the first time Power to the People has been issued on CD in its own right, other than having its tunes be included in a boxed set. While the tenor saxophonist never got his true recognition until his latter-day career, he recorded extensively for Milestone, including this third outing that Keepnews says offers “some of the most wonderfully, effectively professional music I have ever been involved with.” The disc features the debut recording of the tenor saxophonist’s classic composition, “Black Narcissus.”
  20. Saga Jazz

    This is a collection of 50 references. Digipacks with a look similar to the Jazz in Paris series. Any opinions about the music or the sound? CD 1 LOUIS ARMSTRONG Memories of New Orleans CD 2 LOUIS ARMSTRONG Meets the Girls CD 3 MILES DAVIS Birth of a Leader CD 4 SIDNEY BECHET New Orleans - Paris (& vice versa) CD 5 CHARLIE PARKER & DIZZY GILLESPIE Together CD 6 COLEMAN HAWKINS Henderson Days CD 7 LESTER YOUNG Basie Days CD 8 STAN GETZ and the Guitarists CD 9 GERRY MULLIGAN with Chet Baker & Friends CD 10 JELLY ROLL MORTON “Originator of Jazz” CD 11 FATS WALLER Alligator Crawl CD 12 NAT KING COLE The Pianist CD 13 THELONIOUS MONK Monk plays Thelonious CD 14 THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET First Definitions CD 15 LIONEL HAMPTON Goodman Days CD 16 MILT JACKSON Early MJQ CD 17 DJANGO REINHARDT & MICHEL WARLOP Two of a Kind CD 18 STÉPHANE GRAPPELLI A Froggy plays in London Town CD 19 ETHEL WATERS Diva CD 20 BILLIE HOLIDAY Happy Billie CD 21 ELLA FITZGERALD Swingin’ Ella CD 22 FRANK SINATRA Jazz !!! CD 23 LOUIS JORDAN Father of Rhythm’n blues & Rock’n Roll CD 24 RAY CHARLES Singin’ the Blues with Soul CD 25 THE MILLS BROTHERS A Family Affair CD 26 DUKE ELLINGTON Duke’s Singing Ladies CD 27 CAB CALLOWAY Zaz Zuh Zaz CD 28 JIMMIE LUNCEFORD The Perfect Big Band CD 29 GLENN MILLER Radio Days CD 30 THE PRESIDENT’S MEN Lester Young’s Disciples CD 31 STRIDE PIANO James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, Willie “The Lion” Smith… CD 32 BEBOP PIANO Bud Powell, Al Haig, Thelonious Monk… CD 33 BOOGIE WOOGIE Rockin’ Roots Tracks CD 34 JAZZ MASTERS OF ACOUSTIC GUITAR and some Bluesmen too CD 35 TAP DANCING Harlem - Broadway - Hollywood CD 36 SCAT SINGING The Art of Vocal Jazz CD 37 BIG BANDS Live !!! CD 38 RHYTHM AND BLUES BIG BANDS Jazz that Rocks CD 39 NOW THEY CALL IT SWING ! No. 1 Chart Hits Only CD 40 JAZZ & HUMOUR Une petite laitue… avec de la mayonnaise CD 41 JAZZ CATS Felix and other Cats CD 42 JAZZWOMEN Great Instrumental Gals CD 43 LATIN JAZZ Afro-Cuban Jazz Pioneers CD 44 JAZZ À LA GITANE Bands of Gypsies CD 45 JAZZ & EUROPEAN SONGS vol. 1 France, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy CD 46 JAZZ & EUROPEAN SONGS vol. 2 England, Scotland, Ireland, Russia, Hungary, Czechoslovakia CD 47 JAZZIN’ THE CLASSICS vol. 1 A Musical Sacrilege : from Bach to Liszt CD 48 JAZZIN’ THE CLASSICS vol. 2 A Musical Sacrilege : from Massenet to Weber CD 49 HOT TRAINS Daybreak Express and other Swing Tracks CD 50 SAGA CITY A Jazz Travel Guide P.D. Thanks for the info about jazz stores in Paris, I will travel to Paris in August.
  21. French Open 2007

    The only time he play vs. Roddick after the Davis Cup match, Nadal won on hard court 6-4, 6-3 (Indian Wells this year, and he won the tournament). OK, not a major, do you know how much majors won Federer when he's just 21 year old? I know: nothing.
  22. French Open 2007

    3 Master Series: Canada and Madrid two years ago, and Indian Wells this year, and the score vs. Federer in hard court is 2-2. But yes, you're right, he needs to win another Grand Slam to be number 1. Well, I think after your sentence, he will be the winner in the US Open this year...
  23. Keepnews Collection

    No great surprises (except that Flora Purim?) in the next batch of the series: Flora Purim Butterfly Dreams Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Caravan Chet Baker Chet Bill Evans Everybody Digs Bill Evans Jimmy Heath Really Big
  24. Upcoming ECM Releases

    Maybe that group is the Transatlantic Art Ensemble?:
  25. RVG Reissues Complete Listings?

    Three more and the list is complete: Johnny Coles, Little Johnny C Freddie Hubbard, Hub-tones Horace Silver, Silver's Serenade And one more in the european list: Pete LaRoca, Basra