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  1. Howard Alden

    i enjoy his playing as well. my favorite is take your pick on concord, which also features renee rosnes and lew tabackin.
  2. This has been confirmed by the head writer for the awards show. Meanwhile, Triumph, the insult comic dog said: "I'm a legend around here. I sat on Eminem's face long before Brüno ever did...But we're friends now. We're tight. We're tighter than Gloria Vanderbilt's ass."
  3. I've had enough!

    i've got nothing on stan, but i know howard roberts is a dirty guitar player! and j.m. is a nut.
  4. Howard Roberts - Antelope Freeway (impulse!)

    thank you! you made my day! oh how can you be in two places at once, when you're not any-where at alllll, bum bum bum bum.

    okay, it's 4 in the morning and i'm totally exhausted. so i guess i have an excuse for the fact that... I DON"T GET IT! whew! wait a minute. am i dead tired?
  6. Vision Festival XIV

    it's like, out, man.
  7. Vision Festival XIV

    very nicely put, margaret. looking forward to seeing you and henry again next week.
  8. The Nessa Juggernaut rolls on

    congratulations, and thank you for making this great music available, even though... we're not worthy, we're not worthy!
  9. i think i just peed myself! my favorite part is sachas' remark "is the real slim shady about to stand up?" we shouldn’t be surprised by eminem’s hasty departure from the scene given his homophobic lyrics. i hope dick cheney doesn't find out about berigan's sympathy for eminem. lynne cheney once told cnn that "eminem is certainly, i think, the most extreme example of rock lyrics used to demean women, advocate violence against women, violence against gay people." if i were you, beri, i'd declined any invitations to go hunting with dick until this thing blows over.
  10. An unusual eBay item

    kinky! btw, this item reminds of an admittedly juvenile joke: "why did god make farts smell bad?" "so deaf people could enjoy them too!" (told you it was juvenile)
  11. If Jazz is Your Life !

  12. Now there's something you don't hear too often. .... i've heard it before.
  13. If Jazz is Your Life !

    i'd like my jazz with a side order of
  14. 2009 Chicago Jazz Festival

    damn, you're going too? this is getting scary. it's like you're stalking me or something. please tell me you're not going to the vision fest in nyc.
  15. While visiting another member's record store today, I discovered that Candid had reissued several titles from the Japanese Why Not catalog this past March. Every one of these mid-priced remasters is worthy owning, imo. Hopefully, there will be more to come. Air Feat. Henry Threadgill - Air Song [WNCD79403] Henry Threadgill - tenor, baritone and alto saxophones, flute Fred Hopkins - bass Steve McCall - percussion Air, the archetypal free jazz trio, originally formed out of a similar co-operative called Reflection in 1971. Henry Threadgill on Saxophone, Fred Hopkins on bass and Steve McCall on percussions re-united in 1975 and this album when this album was recorded. The perceptive Japanese producer Masahiko Yuh recorded Air for his Why Not label. The band went on to reach notoriety with their ragtime inspired free jazz albums. This album is the first of two LPs recorded for Why Not. The trio functions with all three members contributing musically on an equal foot. The creative solos and advanced interplay make this record sublimely satisfying. Chico Freeman - Morning Prayer [WNCD79412] Chico Freeman - tenor and soprano saxophones, flute, pan-pipe, percussion Muhal Richard Abrams - piano Cecil McBee - bass, cello Steve McCall - percussion Ben Montgomery - drums, percussion Douglas Ewart - bass flute, bamboo flute, percussion Chico Freeman is the son of well known saxophonist Von Freeman. Raised in Chicago during the 1950s and 60s Chico honed his musical skills as a reed man and joined the A.A.C.M (Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians). The band that Freeman put together for this recording for Why Not results from his involvement in the A.A.C.M. and make for an incredibly exciting band. With Freeman playing sax, flute and percussion there is Henry Threadgill (also on sax, flute and percussion), Muhal Richard Abrams (percussion), Cecil McBee (bass and cello), Steve McCall (percussion), Ben Montgomery (drums and percussion) and Douglas Ewart (bass flute, bamboo flute and percussion). George Cables - Why Not? [WNCD79402] George Cables - piano Tony Dumas - bass Carl Burnett - drums Pianist and New Yorker George Cables absorbed all that the city had to offer and its influence on him shaped his approach to music. Trained classically as a youth Cables attended the Mannes College of Music for two years and by the age of 19 was playing professionally with the Jazz Samaritans alongside drum legend Billy Cobham. Cables went on to work as sideman with Max Roach, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and after touring with Sonny Rollins he settled in Los Angeles. In 1975 the perceptive Masahiko Yuh, sensing that here was an artist drastically underexposed as a leader, went to LA to record this record. With Tony Dumas on bass and Carl Burnett on drums to trio recorded at Record Plant Studios. The result was a record which defines the modern jazz piano trio in a manner which is always contemporary and always fresh even decades after it was recorded. Walt Dickerson - Tell Us Only The Beautiful Things [WNCD79401] Walt Dickerson - vibraphone Wilbur Ware - bass Andrew Cyrille - percussion Walt was a true original with a unique sound and a distinctive approach to the vibraphone, taking forward the path laid out by Hamp right through to Milt Jackson and beyond. Dickerson made quite an impact on when he first burst on to the then embryonic "free jazz" scene as evidenced by his being voted "New Star 1962" in the prestigious Down Beat critics poll. In spite of this however, wider jazz recognition never came aided no doubt by long periods of seeming inactivity. After recording four albums for PRESTIGE in the early sixties, the somewhat enigmatic Walt dropped out until 1975 when the ubiquitous Masahiko Yuh recorded this and another album in his hometown Philadelphia.