Holy Ghost

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  1. I think there's some Kraftwerk fans here, but they are coming here to Cleveland May 29th. Think their tour is stopping at other major cities like Detroit and Chicago. We will be at the Cleveland show!


  2. 1 hour ago, mikeweil said:

    There's a reason that Mosaic released box sets of Mobley's 1950's and 1960's albums, and wanted to do another box with the four with Wynton Kelly (Soul Station etc.) which were all released on Blue Note as single CDs. And not just because Cuscuna is a Mobley fan. There was no Shorter box, Henderson only recently. Only Dexter Gordon was collected in a Blue Note box. It was a very satisfying run of albums. Well, I'm a fan .... 

    Yup. 


  3. 1 hour ago, jazzbo said:

    I certainly hear those breathing problems, but I might take "Thinking of Home" as the only Mobley album. There's just such an involving sense of what the Brazilians call "saudade." I really become wrapped up in that album in ways I don't with many many others. An excellent blend of composition, arranging and playing.

    Yeah, that.

    No Room For Squares was it, then from that, I really like the "mature" Mobley circ, 63-70. Caddy For Daddy, Reach Out! I really dig those records. Hank can write!!


  4. 8 hours ago, Gheorghe said:

    From the mid-sixties albums "Dippin´" is my favourite. 
    He made so many albums for the BN Label I lost the trace. Most mid-fifties albums under his name are very very similar, not only from the personnel, but also from the album titles. The Mobley from the fifties I like most is with the 1954-55 Messengers, and very very nice on "Date with Jimmy Smith", and he holds his own on "A Blowing Session"....
    If I choose one single album that I´d keep it would be "Soul Station". 
    Many praise his last BN album "Thinking of Home" but I have the impression that you already hear that Hank has breathing problems that affect his playing....

    Soul Station, Roll Call, Straight No Filter...Wayne Shorter and Hank do have a lot in common: great composers and players, albeit their own styles and education. Love every single record Hank cut for BN (leader and sideman) and plus. Great composer, unique sound and style. One of my top five favorites. 

    I like the way you put that...

    If I was to take one album to my albums of Hank Mobley albums to my Hank Mobley album island, it'd be Third Season. 


  5. 12 hours ago, mjzee said:

    In Kathy Sloane's book "Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz Club," there's a moving chapter on Rahsaan.  Rahsaan inspired Todd Barkan to open Keystone Korner.  This is Barkan's oral history:

    I met Rahsaan on a bus going to a Columbus Jets game in Columbus,
    Ohio. He was on his way to see his girlfriend by himself, just with his
    little stick and his roller at the end of the stick and the horn attached to
    it. I was about eleven years old. And he became my mentor in the music.
    It turned out that he lived very close to where I lived in Columbus; the
    area of town that he lived in, near East High School, was very close to
    Bexley, Ohio, which is a suburb where my folks lived. My neighborhood
    was mostly Methodist and Jewish, and he lived in a black neighborhood
    very close by. His dad owned a candy store. Rahsaan went to the Ohio
    School for the Blind.
    Rahsaan became a mentor to me, and then later on I was able to hire
    him at Keystone Korner and make the recording of "Bright Moments,"
    which I played keyboards and percussion on. We had a wonderful, life-
    long relationship. I toured Australia and Europe with Rahsaan during
    the time that Keystone was open. We toured in '74 and '75, right before
    he had his stroke. He passed away in 1977.

    What a great recount!  


  6. 13 minutes ago, Holy Ghost said:

    Soul Station, Roll Call, Straight No Filter...Wayne Shorter and Hank do have a lot in common: great composers and players, albeit their own styles and education. Love every single record Hank cut for BN (leader and sideman) and plus. Great composer, unique sound and style. One of my top five favorites. 

    Forgot Dippin' A beauty!!!

    And the albums left in the can: Slice, Third Season, Poppin', Curtain Call, Thinking of Home...very good, if not very very good. No waste to be had there. 


  7. Soul Station, Roll Call, Straight No Filter...Wayne Shorter and Hank do have a lot in common: great composers and players, albeit their own styles and education. Love every single record Hank cut for BN (leader and sideman) and plus. Great composer, unique sound and style. One of my top five favorites. 

    Forgot Dippin' A beauty!!!


  8. On 1/10/2022 at 5:59 PM, HutchFan said:

    He's made a few as a leader.  Per wikipedia:

    • The Camel (SteepleChase, 1975)
    • Antiquity with Jackie McLean (SteepleChase, 1975)
    • First Time (Muse, 1988)
    • Between Me and You (Muse, 1989)
    • Revelation (Muse, 1991)
    • Each One Teach One (Muse, 1994)
    • Drum Concerto at Dawn (Mapleshade, 1996)
    • Marsalis Music Honors Michael Carvin (Marsalis Music/Rounder, 2006)
    • Flash Forward (Motema

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    On 1/10/2022 at 5:59 PM, HutchFan said:

    He's made a few as a leader.  Per wikipedia:

    • The Camel (SteepleChase, 1975)
    • Antiquity with Jackie McLean (SteepleChase, 1975)
    • First Time (Muse, 1988)
    • Between Me and You (Muse, 1989)
    • Revelation (Muse, 1991)
    • Each One Teach One (Muse, 1994)
    • Drum Concerto at Dawn (Mapleshade, 1996)
    • Marsalis Music Honors Michael Carvin (Marsalis Music/Rounder, 2006)
    • Flash Forward (Motema, 2014)

    Ooof, knew about the co-leader date with Jackie; embarrassed to not know the others. 

    To support my local record store (Record Den!) Don Ellis Orchestra LP with that crazy fraction on PJ and Joe Zawinul, The Rise and Fall of the Third Stream with Money in the Pocket as a bonus LP (Rhino). Bought my daughter the latest Def Tones record. 

    Don Ellis: Pieces of Eight Live at UCLA

    Roland Kirk: Original Album Series (Atlantic)

     

     

     


  9. My topic is this: Why and how Atlantic acquired Mingus (again) and Roland Kirk and stuck with him for a very good run of records through the 70's, while Clive Davis was cleaning house, sans Miles of course who was still making booko bucks for Columbia. And for Atlantic, that means both Mingus and Kirk, who were still big names, then there's Lateef and Harris....did Atlantic have a change of heart? Maybe Zep was their cash cow (alas Jones at BN) to continue to promote jazz?


  10. I (tried) to listen to what Cecil was saying, I can't follow wtf that dude was saying at all. Just to hear him speak, he's a genius (clearly knows what he's talking about). 


  11. Talking about dreaming, Ornette's outfit were all at BN basically at the same time, time-wise. Cherry sided with Blackmore and Ornette with Haden. They could've possibly started a new "Atlantic" franchise at BN. Was it that they were not all getting along at the time or Ornette wanted to do something different (although in my opinion, he just didn't record with a brass horn but with tenor instead). The live Impulse! and Science Fiction say otherwise later....

    On 1/21/2022 at 2:53 PM, Guy Berger said:

    I generally enjoy the Cherry BNs more than the Ornette BNs too.  Glad to have both.

    Right on, I have them all too, and even enjoy the Empty Foxhole.