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About JSngry

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    While logic makes its demands, emotion lends its voice
  • Birthday 12/14/1955

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  • Location tx, usa
  • Interests Getting to the good parts.

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  1. Happy Birthday J.A.W.

    Happy Birthday! Please report a questionable post so I can say "hi" personally!
  2. Favorite Mosaic Selects?

    Akiyoshi/Tabackin, because Mosaic sent it to me in error and told me to keep it with their compliments, and also because I figured what the fuck, it's free and it's here, let's listen to it, and believe it or not, I gained a better ear for that music by doing so. But you know, the Moncur, that'sthe shit, that one is. As powerful a cogent a picture of a voice as a full-sized set, but with only threee CD. I also like how they put out all/as much Andrew Hill as they could to get him some bread before he passed. The one with the small groups, that's majestically psychedelic, all the places that music goes, almost goes, and sometimes just tries to go. I still think there's math to be done that makes that series viable. Not saying that the equation was wrong, just that maybe a different equation could be constructed, one with different and/or rearranged variables.
  3. Some guys sell CDs in the lobby. Maybe this time it'll be charts!
  4. RIP Little Sammy Davis

    When did he rebrand from "Harmonica" to "Little", and why?
  5. Greatest LPs to never make it to CD

    Indeed they did, and Muse also did an LP reissue of Fast Last with a new cover and called it Hello Dolly. This pissed me off to no end when my original FL came up missing, and I went looking for a replacement.
  6. He says he still fingers his saxophone...if you have that George Braith LP where he sits in and plays a solo just on his pads...there's still music for him to make.
  7. I'm hoping for Jimmy Heath charts as well.
  8. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    The concept behind the record doesn't matter to me. The music is just dull. What Scott Yanow describes as a source of triumph is, to me, a perfect summation of why the record's so dull:https://www.allmusic.com/album/the-new-standard-mw0000645371 On first glance this record would not seem to have much promise from a jazz standpoint. Herbie Hancock performs a set of tunes which include numbers from the likes of Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Sade, Paul Simon, Prince, the Beatles ("Norwegian Wood") and Kurt Cobain. However by adding vamps, reharmonizing the chord structures, sometimes quickly discarding the melodies and utilizing an all-star band, Hancock was able to transform the potentially unrewarding music into creative jazz. Yeah, see, that's not jazz musicians trying to get popular audiences to listen to jazz, that's trying to get jazz fans to listen to pop songs. If you do it already, keep doing it, but if you don'...just don't. Train done left the station, and there ain't no train coming back, at least not on these tracks.Jazz musicians playing pop songs to relate to the public...yeah, whatever. Possibilities is a much more fun/less dull record than this one.
  9. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    + Just now getting to this one 20+ years after the fact, and after a few days with it in the car, I'm wondering what my hurry was...
  10. Miles Davis Bootleg Series Vol. 6

    .Perhaps that was Hank: Yeah, starting here There's some really cool photos of this sextet in action. The Birdhouse, Chicago September 1961, it says.
  11. Gerald Wilson: "Dissonance in Blues" (1947)

    Reading the Wikki article, it seems that "United Artists" remains a brand that keep being revived so MGM can take it back? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Artists