Nate Dorward

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  1. Ahmad Jamal Mosaic planned

    Marvellous! But I'm really bummed about the Garner, which is a body of work that's been very badly served in the CD era.
  2. Classic Jazz Guitar

    Thoughts on Barry Galbraith, anyone? Always thought he added a lot to George Russell's work (& I think he's on that Teddy Charles Atlantic disc too)--he seemed to vanish after that, though.....
  3. I always found Heffley a terrible writer, actually. My recollection is that the Radano is OK. Does Lock write on Braxton anymore?
  4. RIP Dave McKenna

    A favourite player; terribly sad to hear he's gone. I did catch him play once, at the Montreal Bistro--he kindly played "Tickle Toe" when I requested it.
  5. Delmark

    I should mention that there will be a feature article on Delmark in the next Signal to Noise.
  6. Alone Together

    Incidentally, anyone ever get hold of the Konitz/Haden duos from, I think, the same period (same sessions?). A Japanese-only release I think. I wonder if it'd be a little too sluggish, but given that Lee's disc with Red Mitchell is a winner..........
  7. Alone Together

    It'd be quite a nice disc if they edited out all the damn Mehldau solos (some of his most aggravating playing on record) & kept the endings of the pieces.
  8. *** Cecil Taylor ***

    Oh that's a shame to hear--I've always been curious about this set but the hefty price tag has dissuaded me. Plimley's one of my favourite pianists--utterly AMAZING player who seems criminally underrepresented on disc (the last two concerts I caught by him--at Guelph in 2006 w/ Hamid Drake & Tommy Babin & Vancouver this year w/ Nicole Mitchell--were some of the best concerts I've ever been too, & a trio with Joe McPhee & Lisle Ellis in the 1990s was also memorable). But Oswald..... he's one of those free players who "can't play" (in a conventional sense), & though there are some players in that category I dearly love he's definitely not one of them. (Though I've heard the odd decent thing from him, like that quirky disc with Kimura/O'Rourke/Kaiser.) The New Worlds are my favourite CT discs; haven't really got into the live set from the same time on Hat Art. -- Count me among the few people who don't like the Intakt solo album, just sounds like CT playing his same half-dozen pet licks over & over.
  9. Jazz Violin

    Recent violinists I've heard whom I've really liked: Carla Kihlstedt (terrific duo with Satoko Fujii at the Vancouver fest this year--is Minamo even close to that level? I had a promo copy but it had a defect & I couldn't play it), John Ettinger (anyone else hear Kissinger in Space?), Jeff Gauthier (lovely new disc on Cryptogramophone, including a couple of Joe Zawinul tributes), Canada's own Jesse Zubot (deep-voiced wildman of Fond of Tigers, ZMF Trio, &c). Mark Feldman--amazing player but somehow his favourite licks start to get to me after a while. He was a breath of fresh air in the early 1990s, though, on discs by Thomas Chapin & Marilyn Crispell.
  10. Rod Poole

    The woman's out in a year?
  11. Dionne Warwick/Burt Bacharach-Hal David/Scepter Records

    Well, you're in good company with Evan Parker, a huge Warwick fan........
  12. Are the Roost recordings available elsewhere? They're the main reason to have the Blue Note/Roost box. The packaging's nothing special, the sound has been improved on the RVG releases (though it's fine, all things considered).
  13. A request--would anyone have a chart for Herbie Nichols' "The Gig"? (Is Frank Kimbrough still posting here occasionally?) I recall that there's a chart in Gerard/Sarzin's book of hard bop compositions of the 50s & 60s, but I no longer own the book & it seems not to be in the library system here. I should make it clear that I'm not actually planning to play it (well, I'll probably pick it out at the keyboard anyway)--the reason I need it is actually as a basis for some visual art. (I run a magazine called The Gig; I'm publishing the final issue; I'm not happy with what my designer came up with for the cover; it occurred to me that the simplest & most effective cover would be a blowup of the final bars of the Nichols piece, maybe with a fermata added to the last note.) A good-quality scan would be fine too, or a fax. Drop me a line in this thread or via backchannel & we'll work something out.
  14. Thanks for the legwork, Jim. Hm, wonder what's up with the publishing rights.... I'll see if I can track the publisher down. I don't know exactly what constitutes "fair use" in the case of something like this where I'm not interesting in actually recording the music or reproducing the score in usable form. (I don't want to reproduce the whole thing--just use the last bar or so as the basis for some visual art.) Or what the typical fee would be for permission in this case. I guess I'll have to ask. It's a pretty small magazine (print run of about 250 copies, audience of misfit poetry buffs) so I'd like to avoid substantial permissions fees if possible. But it does seem to be the right image to use for the final issue of the magazine.
  15. According to the credits on one CD I have, "Northern Music Co./ASCAP/adm. by MCA Music Publishing."
  16. Of the Gerard/Sarzin? It was self-published by them (as the Gerard & Sarzin Publishing Company).
  17. NEW FORUM RULE: Please read

    In capitalist America, everything is under copyright - don't worry, someone will be there to claim the royalties. The translator, for instance.
  18. Re: McHenry--there's an excellent posting on the Do the Math blog about his albums as a leader: http://thebadplus.typepad.com/dothemath/20...ll-mchenry.html I don't know his music well, but he sounds excellent on Reid Anderson's The Vastness of Space (FSNT), which has Monder, Andrew D'Angelo, & Marlon Browden. Very, very nice CD.
  19. NEW FORUM RULE: Please read

    Aside from copyright issues, at least this policy would cut down on those unwieldy threads where someone just posts article after article about a topic or musician, drowning out any actual conversation.
  20. Don LaFontaine has passed

    Hey, there's an art & craft to everything--ever look at Joe Dante's website "Trailers from Hell"? There are links to a couple great YouTube videos here on Jim Emerson's Scanners: http://blogs.suntimes.com/scanners/2008/09...orld_where.html In particular, check out the "5 Guys in a Limo" video (now I know what that guy who does the unctuous voiceovers for Disney ads looks like!).
  21. Frank Lowe

    Only two Lowe recordings I have are Decision in Paradise (w/ Geri Allen, Don Cherry, Grachan Moncur III) and Exotic Heartbreak (w/ Butch Morris, Amina Claudine Myers). Both recommended--if I had to pick between the two, maybe it's the latter I'd plump for. & Bodies & Souls is excellent despite the sound.
  22. I don't remember the line about Sonny Clark--what was it? Yeah, the Shaw entry is terrible. But I always thought the worst entry in the book was the first version of the Arthur Rhames entry, which (IIRC) had some tastelessly skeptical comments. They considerably revised it in later editions. There's also the notable revisionism about a few discs (compare older & newer editions' entries for Monk's Underground and Miles's Blackhawk records). & in one early edition they make a passing remark that "anything, even a rampaging elephant, would seem subtle next to Hank Mobley" (if memory serves).
  23. Jim McAuley clips & more

    The guitarist Jim McAuley sent me a link to the audio & photo documentation of a recent experimental music fest in Boise (!). I haven't sampled everything here but wanted to plug it for the rare documentation of his playing. There are versions of faves off his solo album Gongfarmer 18 ("Blues for Wally Blanchett" is killer--it's on the Friday, part II--& there's a great reading of "Eyelids of Buddha" too), a lovely Renaissance saltarello, &c. Boise clips
  24. Actually the main problem with the photos is that quite frequently they're inserted with no reference to anything in the text at all! I guess it's just because Bob R. wants to use the space & put in a cool photo. I like the change of font & layout--much prettier than in the past. That said, I won't be getting any more issues as I'm no longer contributing (I decided after doing it for 6 years that reviewing piles of often VERY variable-quality CDs was not a great way to spend my listening & writing time) & don't thinking I'll be resubscribing (there just seem to be lots of other places to go for record reviews these days).
  25. Evan Parker

    I should add that in addition to the excellent The Snake Decides, it's worth checking out the long solo track on Atlanta, called "The Snake as Road Sign". It's not a very well-recorded album unfortunately but that solo track is one of EP's best.