Nate Dorward

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  1. BFT #62

    [tumbleweeds....] It's not that bad, is it?

    That's very sad to hear. Once Upon a Summertime is one of my favourite vocal albums ("Tea for Two" and "Manhattan" especially).
  3. BFT #62

    Well, I knew that that track (& a few others) would get mixed reactions..... but if you want to give it a shot I do recommend simply listening to the long track continuously, as I can't imagine it'd make much sense if you simply jumped into the middle. It evolves through about four or five distinctive episodes. -- Probably it'll be tough sledding for anyone not a fan of, say, mid-1970s Miles Davis, though.
  4. BFT #62

    Thanks for the comments, relyles--a few notes below: Yep, Tristano's very much in the background here, though it's not him on piano. Any guesses as to the players? One of the reasons I included this is that none of the frontline players is particularly well-documented on disc, which is a shame. Yes, early 70s, & a strong Ornette influence, though it's not anyone from his immediate circle. I used to have this on vinyl & it was marred by a serious print-through problem, which kind of wrecked the long pauses at the opening. So I was overjoyed to find it on CD, nicely remastered, though it seems to have fallen out of print again. Shouldn't be too hard to i.d. one or two of the players here. Yes, you have guessed right here. The track was actually intended as an homage to Shorty Rogers, according to the liners. I'm not sure that I'm all that taken with this track as a whole either, to be frank, but I included it because it's off a pretty obscure album that features a lot of excellent, underrecorded players. A pity you don't like the guitarist, that's really the main reason the track's here! (he only takes two solos on the album, of which this is by far the better of the two, so that's why I went with this rather long track). Ah, but listen carefully to the strings..... there's something unusual about them. & dig the pianist!
  5. BFT #62

    Nope, not Dutch! Though there's one track elsewhere on the compilation that comes from the Dutch ambience. -- The bassist on the incredibly long track on the bonus disc also turns up on one track elsewhere on the BFT, by the way.
  6. BFT #62

    Ah, hadn't known that the length might present a problem for some players! Yeah, the music develops in several different directions after the opening. Definitely less sedate after a while...! Nope, it's not Brötzmann & the Chicago guys. Just one horn, but yes, two percussionists. If you identify the very distinctive instrumentation it won't be too hard to figure out what band this is, I think.
  7. BFT #62

    OK, let's keep everything to the one thread, then.
  8. BFT #62 signup

    Anyone who feels like downloading & listening to the music is more than welcome to discuss it...!
  9. BFT #62 signup

    OK--time to start this thread. I will try this time to create a downloadable version, but anyone who wants a physical CDR mailed to them should just ask. I will keep this to a single CDR's worth of material, as I think two CDs are simply too much to digest & comment on. No overarching theme, just some music I like. Probably to vary the pace I'll include some older tracks along with recent stuff (whereas my last two BFTs were all new material). Signed up so far: The Magnificent Goldberg Bright Moments JSngry Durium Bill Barton relyles sidewinder Big Al king ubu RDK mikeweil stereojack John B Thom Keith
  10. BFT #62 signup

    Not as far as I know. Have you tried the links to the downloads? Any problems?
  11. BFT #62 signup

    MANY thanks to Big Al who helped me to figure out how to get this ripped to MP3s & upload them. The main file is now uploaded: I'll get the bonus tracks uploaded later this afternoon. -- I used the default bitrate (192)--if this creates files that are too large tell me & I'll redo them with a lower bitrate.
  12. The Wrestler

    Well, tried Fat City? It's a pretty great boxing film.
  13. Blue Note Records Listening Party

    Well, take some of Bobby's, I'd think.......... He had two, I think, on the label.
  14. BFT #62 signup

    In case people are wondering, I'm not very experienced with using ripping software &c, so haven't sorted things out yet after spending the last few hours at the computer.... (the details:) I was using two programs to handle the audio files--the copy of NTI CD/DVD Maker that came with my computer & the iTunes software I have installed. The former offers a "convert audio" option but it triggers a request that I pay up for the software (fair enough, but it's a clunky program & I'm not entirely sure I want to pay for it), and the latter is just puzzling: it's supposed to offer an option to convert WAV files to MP3 but I can't seem to get it to do it--the help file is not helpful as it refers me to a nonexistent tab option, for some reason. Agh! Anyway, if anyone has suggestions I'd be very grateful. What I have is the original CDs, of course, & also the WAV files I created while making the CDRs. But I take it that I need to convert them to MP3 or else they will be far too big. (Will MP4 do? that's the default for iTunes. Not sure of the compatibility with everyone's players.) Somehow I'll get this all sorted out over the weekend.......
  15. BFT #62 signup

    Hey, great! So only stereojack's discs are as yet not accounted for..... OK, I'll get the download version up & running forthwith.
  16. BFT #62 signup

    Wow, that's fast! I mailed them Monday......... The Magnificent Goldberg pm'd to say he got his too. OK, I'll put up the downloads shortly, then, since the CDRs seem to be arriving quickly.
  17. BFT #62 signup

    & at his request I also mailed a physical copy to Durium. I'll post the downloads once the physical copies start to hit.
  18. BFT #62 signup

    OK: I've made physical copies for: The Magnificent Goldberg Bill Barton mikeweil stereojack If anyone else wants one, then get me your address & I'll burn it for you. Otherwise, it'll be a download.
  19. BFT #62 signup

    OK, have been struggling with my software but managed to create the BFT at last! CDRs go in the mail on Monday, the download will be available shortly thereafter. As always, a tricky problem, creating a single 80-minute compilation. I've fudged things this time with a partial bonus disc--not full length, but it contains one very long track on it.
  20. The Ultimate Frog

    Hey, thanks Bill--I look forward to reading the piece!
  21. BFT # 61

    Thanks for the BFT, Durium! Plenty of new names to me there. Duplicating & mailout of BFT 62 commences tomorrow.... hope people find it as intriguing/informative!
  22. The Ultimate Frog

    Hope you still have your friend.... Actually (seriously) it's a pretty user-friendly inside/outside kind of disc. My wife even tolerates it when I have it on the stereo.......! A few other reviews have rolled in since the Ratliff--I especially liked Massimo Ricci's writeup for his site Touching Extremes (link).
  23. Some shows for the new year

    I'll be there in spirit ......
  24. The greatest film soundtrack is...

    Why? Try Godard's Contempt (score by Georges Delerue) for example. It sticks out like a sore thumb, & is meant to.