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  1. R.I.P. Cyril

    I remember her from another jazz board where she posted under another name. Very sad.
  2. BFT 193 Reveal

    I have some work commitments which will prevent me from posting this Reveal until May 4, unless I post it today (April 29). I hope that the slightly early Reveal is all right. I hope that you enjoy the album title and album artwork for Track 8 as much as I do. · 1. Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy · Song: Siesta for the Fiesta · Album: The Fire This Time · Label: In and Out · Release Date: 1992 · Recorded live on May 1, 1992 at the Moonwalker Club, Aarburg, Switzerland · Composer: Jimmie Lunceford Personnel Lester Bowie: trumpet Vincent Chancey: French horn · Frank Lacy: trombone · Luis Bonilla: trombone · E. J. Allen: trumpet · Gerald Brezel: trumpet · Tony Barrero: trumpet · Bob Stewart: tuba · Famoudou Don Moye: percussion · Vinnie Johnson: drum 2. Louisiana Sugar Babes Song: Willow Tree Album: I took this from Frog Spawn, a CD reissue of various artists on the Frog label. Release Date: 1928 Label: Victor Composer: Fats Waller/Andy Razaf Musicians: James P. Johnson—Piano Fats Waller—Organ Garvin Bushnell—Clarinet Jabbo Smith—Cornet 3. Muhal Richard Abrams Song: Oldfotalk Album: The Hearinga Suite Release Date: 1989 Label: Black Saint Composer: Muhal Richard Abrams Musicians: Ron Tooley - trumpet Jack Walrath - trumpet Cecil Bridgewater - trumpet Frank Gordon - trumpet Clifton Anderson - trombone Dick Griffin - trombone Jack Jeffers - bass trombone Bill Lowe - bass trombone John Purcell - flute, clarinet, tenor saxophone Marty Ehrlich - piccolo, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone Patience Higgins - bass clarinet, tenor saxophone Courtnay Winter - bassoon, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone Charles Davis - baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone Diedre Murray - cello Fred Hopkins - bass Warren Smith - glockenspiel, vibes, percussion Andrew Cyrille - drums Muhal Richard Abrams - piano, synthesizer, conductor 4. Duke Ellington Song: Bourbon Street Jingling Jollies Album: New Orleans Suite Release Year: 1970 Label: Atlantic Composer: Duke Ellington Musicians: Duke Ellington – piano Cootie Williams – trumpet Fred Stone – trumpet Money Johnson, Al Rubin – trumpet Booty Wood – trombone Julian Priester – trombone Dave Taylor – bass trombone Russell Procope – alto saxophone, clarinet Johnny Hodges – alto saxophone Norris Turney – alto saxophone, clarinet, flute Harold Ashby – tenor saxophone, clarinet Paul Gonsalves – tenor saxophone Harry Carney – baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet Joe Benjamin – bass Rufus Jones – drums 5. Rahsaan Roland Kirk Song: Anysha Album: Other Folks Music Release Date: 1976 Label: Atlantic Composer: Trudy Pitts Arranger: Trudy Pitts Musicians: Rahsaan Roland Kirk: tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute, reed trumpet, harmonica, miscellaneous instruments Richard Williams: trumpet Kermit Moore: cello Gloria Agostini: harp Trudy Pitts: piano, electric piano, arranger Hilton Ruiz: piano Henry Mattathias Pearson: bass Roy Haynes: drums Sonny Brown: drums Arthur Jenkins, Joseph "Habao" Texidor: percussion 6. Julius Hemphill Song: For Billie Album: Julius Hemphill Big Band Release Date: 1988 Label: Elektra/Musician Composer: Julius Hemphill Musicians: · Julius Hemphill - alto saxophone, soprano saxophone · John Purcell, John Stubblefield, Marty Ehrlich - alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute · J. D. Parran - baritone saxophone, flute · David Hines, Rasul Siddik - trumpet · Vincent Chancey - french horn · Frank Lacy - trombone · David Taylor - bass trombone · Bill Frisell, Jack Wilkins - guitar · Jerome Harris - electric bass · Ronnie Burrage - drums · Gordon Gottlieb - percussion 7. Either/Orchestra Song: Born in a Suitcase Album: Radium Release Date: 1988 Label: Accurate Composer: Russ Gershon Musicians: Alto Saxophone – Robb Rawlings Baritone Saxophone – Charlie Kohlhase Bass – Mike Rivard Drums – Jerome Deupree Electric Guitar – John Dirac Piano, Keyboards – Kenny Freundlich Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Russ Gershon Trombone – Curtis Hasselbring, Russell Jewell Trumpet, Flugelhorn – John Carlson, Tom Halter 8. Ed Palermo Big Band Song: Laurie Frink Album: A Lousy Day in Harlem Release Date: 2019 Label: Sky Cat Composer: Ed Palermo Musicians: Reeds: ED PALMERO-alto sax CLIFF LYONS - alto sax, clarinet PHIL CHESTER - alto sax, soprano sax, flute, piccolo BILL STRAUB - tenor sax, clarinet, flute BEN KONO - tenor sax, flute, oboe BARBARA CIFELLI - baritone sax, bass clarinet, Eb mutant clarinet Trumpets: RONNIE BUTTACAVOLI (lead) JOHN BAILEY STEVE JANKOWSKI Trombones: CHARLEY GORDON (lead) MIKE BOSCHEN MATT INGMAN (bass trombone) Drums: RAY MARCHICA Electric Bass: PAUL ADAMY Piano: BOB QUARANTA Keyboard: TED KOOSHIAN - SOLOISTS LAURIE FRINK: Phil Chester, soprano sax; Bill Straub, tenor sax 9. Teo Macero Song: Soft Distance Album: Impressions of Miles Davis Release Date: 2000 Label: Teo Records Composer: Teo Macero Musicians: Paul Metzke-Guitar Michael Brecker-Tenor Saxophone Teo Macero-Keyboards Ron McClure-Bass Al Foster-Drums 10. Dr. John Song: Boxcar Boogie Album: The Brightest Smile in Town Release Date: 1989 Label: Clean Cuts Composer: Dr. John (Mac Rebennack) Piano: Dr. John 11. Ahmed Abdul-Malik Song: Song of Delilah Album: Spellbound Release Date: 1964 Label: Status Composer: Victor Young/Ray Evans Musicians: Ahmed Abdul-Malik – bass Ray Nance – cornet, violin Seldon Powell – tenor saxophone, flute Paul Neves – piano Hamza Aldeen – oud Walter Perkins – drums 12. McCoy Tyner Song: Theme For Nana Album: Focal Point Release Date: 1976 Label: Milestone Composer: McCoy Tyner Musicians: · McCoy Tyner: piano · Joe Ford: alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute · Gary Bartz: alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet · Ron Bridgewater: tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone · Charles Fambrough: bass · Eric Gravatt: drums · Guilherme Franco: conga, tabla, percussion 13. Carla Bley Song: Útviklingssang Album: Social Studies Release Date: 1981 Label: Watt Composer: Carla Bley Musicians: Carla Bley - organ, piano Michael Mantler - trumpet Carlos Ward - alto saxophone, tenor saxophone Tony Dagradi - tenor saxophone, clarinet Joe Daley - euphonium Gary Valente - trombone Earl McIntyre - tuba Steve Swallow - bass guitar D. Sharpe - drums
  3. BFT 193 Reveal

    Another one of Ed Palmero's Big Band albums.
  4. BFT 193 Reveal

    I played it in the past week and was impressed by how good it is. Ed Palermo has had a big band for many years that has recorded many albums of mostly Frank Zappa compositions. I have not heard those albums but have read about them. This album is supposedly his turn to his own compositions and jazz standards.
  5. BFT 193 Reveal

    Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed it. That Rahsaan album was so common in the mid-1970s, that I thought that everyone would know it. I guess my advanced age is showing. Either/ Orchestra has several really good albums, including some of their later ones. After I saw them live I started to buy as many of their albums as I could find. I have to admit that I was drawn to the Ed Palmero album by the cover and album title.
  6. BFT 193 Link and Discussion

    Reply—There is a joyful, fun feeing to this performance, which is a live recording.
  7. BFT 193 Link and Discussion

    Here is my Blindfold Test 193. I hope you enjoy it.
  8. BFT 193 Link and Discussion

    Dan, I am sorry that you did not like the Blindfold Test. I am surprised that someone would not like the music played by an entire instrument, the flute in your case. I did not consciously try to include a lot of flute songs. To me, if it is good music it is good music, if played on a tenor saxophone, a flute. a French horn, or a native tribal instrument from a remote area of Africa. I once tried to take a young woman to see Paul Butterfield in concert and she refused, saying that she did not listen to harmonica so I have run into this attitude before. It is not something I can identify with personally. But to each his own.
  9. BFT 193 Link and Discussion

    Reply--I like this too. i am surprised that no one has identified this. Reply--i think that the Reveal for this track will surprise many. Reply--Thanks for the nice comments. The other recordings of Ahmed Abdul-Malik are very much worth checking out.
  10. BFT 193 Link and Discussion

    Thank you. I appreciate your nice thoughts and look forward to your comments. I also want to thank you for letting me use your office today in my working visit to Kansas City while you are working from home!
  11. BFT 193 Link and Discussion

    Yes, you have identified it. James P. Johnson and Fats Waller on one song, two jazz giants together.
  12. BFT 193 Link and Discussion

    That is all true. Focal Point is one of my favorite Milestone Tyners. Every track is memorable and performed very well. It is a fun album to listen to. A lot of it is more uptempo than "Theme For Nana." I saw the Focal Point band live in the mid-1970s, and it was one of the best McCoy Tyner concerts I ever went to. The band was Joe Ford, Ron Bridgewater, Tyner, Charles Fambrough, Eric Gravatt, Guilherme Franco. (Gary Bartz plays on Focal Point and was not part of the live band when I saw them).
  13. BFT 193 Link and Discussion

    Those are some very insightful thoughts about the Teo Macero album. Now that you have articulated them, it strikes me that much of the album has the feeling of someone who was part of the 1970s Miles “immediate orb” as you put it. That is a funny story about having Phil Woods on hand at the same time! That explains it.
  14. BFT 193 Link and Discussion

    Replies to your comments: 1.This has been identified as Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy playing a Jimmie Lunceford song. So it is a mixture of older and newer. 2. It is Fats himself, with another jazz giant on this track too. 3. It is not Gerald Wilson. That is an interesting comparison to this artist. 4. Yes, you have identified it. I think that the New Orleans Suite album by Duke Ellington is all just wonderful. 5. I am surprised that no one has identified this artist yet. Your guesses are not correct. 6. The artist would be surprised to know that he had been compared to Phil Woods and Oliver Nelson, I believe. 7. This is not Randy Weston or Muhal Richard Abrams. Your comments are so interesting because this is a band which actually did perform very often together both live and in the studio. 8. Again, your comments are interesting because the bandleader is from the urban northeast of the United States, and has no Los Angeles connection that I know of. 9. You hit the nail on the head. It is Teo Macero leading the album. It is Michael Brecker on saxophone. I am impressed that you thought of Teo Macero. However, this is from many years later than the mid-1970s era which it is evoking. 10. It is not Buck Hammer. It is someone who you might not think of playing in this way. 11. Yes, you have identified it! 12. It is a McCoy Tyner composition from an album in his name. 13. Those are some insightful comments! This is one of my favorite recordings ever by Carla Bley, who has been previously identified. Flute is also prominent on Duke Ellington's "70th Birthday Concert" but not in this arranged way.
  15. BFT 193 Link and Discussion

    It is Ray Nance on #11.
  16. BFT 193 Link and Discussion

    Thanks for these reactions. You actually guessed a musician correctly and I thought no one would get him. Guitarist Paul Metzke on #9. Your other guesses were not correct but I liked reading your impressions of the music.
  17. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Dexter Gordon—Homecoming
  18. Blindfold Test #163: Reveal

    1. Song Title: Green Night and Orange Bright Artist: Tom Talbert. Album: Bix Duke Fats Label: Modern Concepts Year of Release: 1956 Composer: Tom Talbert Arranger: Tom Talbert Conductor: Tom Talbert Alto Sax (solo): Herb Geller Alto Sax and flute: Joe Soldo Tenor Sax and Clarinet: Aaron Sachs Baritone Sax and Bass Clarinet: Danny Bank Trumpet: Joe Wilder Trombone: Eddie Bert French Horn: Jim Buffington Guitar: Barry Galbraith Piano: Claude Williamson Bass: Oscar Pettiford Drums: Osie Johnson This is the only Tom Talbert composition on the album. All of the other songs are composed by Bix, Duke or Fats. 2. Song Title: Avalon Artist: Harry “Sweets” Edison Album: Edison’s Lights Label: Pablo Year of Release: 1976 Composer: Jolson/De Sylva/Rose Producer: Norman Granz Trumpet: Harry “Sweets” Edison Tenor Sax: Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis Piano: Count Basie Bass: John Heard Drums: Jimmie Smith I think that this track is a little bit surprising. It is a later example of Count Basie loosening up and playing without his usual restraint. When I saw him live in the mid to late 1970s, he never soloed like this. 3. Song Title: Limehouse Blues Artist: Phil Woods and Lew Tabackin Album: Phil Woods/Lew Tabackin Label: Omnisound Year of Release: 1981 Composer: Furber/Braham Producer: Bill Goodwin Alto Sax: Phil Woods Tenor Sax: Lew Tabackin Piano: Jimmy Rowles Bass: Michael Moore Drums: Bill Goodwin 4. Song Title: Tanjah Artist: Randy Weston Album: Tanjah Label: Polydor Year of Release: 1974 Composer: Randy Weston Arranger and Conductor: Melba Liston Producer: Randy Weston Piano: Randy Weston Oud, Arabic Narration: Ahmed Abdul-Malik (Soloist) Alto Sax, Piccolo: Norris Turney Tenor Sax, Flute: Billy Harper (Soloist) Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax, Clarinet: Budd Johnson Baritone Sax, Bass Clarinet, Flute: Danny Bank Trumpets, Flugelhorns: Ray Copeland, Jon Faddis, Ernie Royal Trombone: Al Grey Bass Trombone: Jack Jeffers French Horn: Julius Watkins Bass: Ron Carter Drums: Rudy Collins Conga, Kakabar: Azzedin Weston (Soloist) Conga, Spanish Narration: Candido Camero: (Soloist) Timbales, Marimba: Omar Clay Ashiko Drum: Taiwo Yusve Divall Percussion: Earl Williams 5. Song Title: Hello Little Girl Artist: Duke Ellington Album: Ellington Jazz Party Label: Columbia Year of Release: 1959 Composer: Duke Ellington Piano: Jimmy Jones Trumpet Soloist: Dizzy Gillespie Vocal: Jimmy Rushing Trumpets: Ray Nance, Clark Terry, Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Andres Ford Trombones: Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson, John Sanders Saxophones: Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton, Harry Carney Bass: Jimmy Woode Drums: Sam Woodyard 6. Song Title: Most Gentlemen Don’t Like Love Artist: Betty Carter Album: Now It’s My Turn Label: Roulette Year of Release: 1976 Composer: Cole Porter Vocal: Betty Carter Piano: John Hicks Bass: Walter Booker Drums: Eddie Moore I saw Betty Carter with John Hicks live, in the mid to late 1970s. They were great live. Then the next time I saw her live, she had Mulgrew Miller on piano. 7. Song Title: Boy Meets Horn Artist: Duke Ellington Album: The Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1943 Label: Prestige Year of Release: 1977 Composer: Duke Ellington/Rex Stewart Piano: Duke Ellington Cornet: Rex Stewart (Soloist) Trumpets: Ray Nance, Shorty Baker, Wallace Jones Trombones: Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton , Juan Tizol Saxophones: Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwicke, Ben Webster, Chauncy Haughton, Harry Carney Guitar: Fred Guy Bass: Junior Raglin Drums: Sonny Greer I have wondered if Lester Bowie was familiar with this track, or with Rex Stewart’s playing in general. 8. Song Title: Django’s Castle (All Mine Almost) Artist: Phil Woods Album: The Phil Woods Six “Live” From the Showboat Label: RCA Year of Release: 1977 Composer: Django Reinhardt Arranger: Harry Leahey Recorded live at the Showboat Lounge, Silver Springs, Maryland, November, 1976. Alto Sax: Phil Woods Guitar: Harry Leahey Piano: Mike Melillo Bass: Steve Gilmore Drums: Bill Goodwin Percussion: Alyrio Lima I saw Phil Woods live many times from the late 1970s into the 1990s, and he was never a disappointment. He was always a great live performer in those years, whenever I saw him. This entire 2 LP live album is excellent, in my humble opinion. 9. Song Title: Very Early Artist: John McLaughlin Album: Belo Horizonte Label: Warner Brothers Year of Release: 1981 Composer: Bill Evans Guitar: John McLaughlin I think that for John McLaughlin, this is uncharacteristically concise and simply beautiful. 10. Song Title: Open Beauty Artist: Don Ellis Album: Electric Bath Label: Columbia Year of Release: 1967 Composer: Don Ellis Alto Saxophone, Flute, Soprano Saxophone – Joe Roccisano, Ruben Leon Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet – Ron Starr Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Piccolo Flute, Clarinet – Ira Schulman Baritone Saxophone, Flute, Bass Clarinet – John Magruder Trumpet – Don Ellis, Alan Weight, Bob Harmon, Ed Warren, Glenn Stuart Trombone – Dave Sanchez, Ron Myers, Terry Woodson Piano, Clavinet, Electric Piano [Fender] – Mike Lang Bass – Dave Parlato, Frank De La Rosa Bass, Sitar – Ray Neapolitan Drums – Steve Bohannon Congas, Bongos – Chino Valdes Timbales, Vibraphone, Percussion [Miscellaneous] – Mark Stevens Percussion [Miscellaneous] – Alan Estes This was such an unusual sound in 1967, and it does not seem like it really influenced the later fusion music all that much. This era of Don Ellis seems unique to me. 11. Song Title: A.I.R. (All India Radio) Artist: Carla Bley Album: Escalator Over The Hill Label: JCOA Year of Release: 1971 Composer: Carla Bley Desert Band of Musicians: Trumpet: Don Cherry Violin: Leroy Jenkins Cello: Calo Scott Clarinet: Souren Baronian Acoustic Guitar: Sam Brown Organ: Carla Bley Bass: Ron McClure Drums: Paul Motian 12. Song Title: Rawalpindi Blues Artist: Carla Bley Album: Escalator Over The Hill Label: JCOA Year of Release: 1971 Composer: Carla Bley Lyrics: Paul Haines Jack’s Traveling Band: Guitar: John McLaughlin Bass, Vocal: Jack Bruce Organ: Carla Bley Drums: Paul Motian Desert Band and Sand Shepherd: Trumpet, Vocal: Don Cherry Violin: Leroy Jenkins Cello: Calo Scott Clarinet: Souren Baronian Acoustic Guitar: Sam Brown Organ: Carla Bley Bass: Ron McClure Drums: Paul Motian NOTE: Tracks 11 and 12 make up all of Side 5 of the original vinyl LP issue of “Escalator Over The Hill.” We have discussed these tracks at some length in the Discussion for this Blindfold Test. 13. Song Title: H-46M…B-BW4 (as titled on the original vinyl release, with a diagram in the title) Opus 40(0) (as titled on the Mosaic box set reissue) Artist: Anthony Braxton Album: The Montreux/Berlin Concerts, reissued on Mosaic’s The Complete Arista Recordings of Anthony Braxton Label: Arista Year of Release: 1977 Composer: Anthony Braxton Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival, July 20, 1975 Alto Sax: Anthony Braxton Trumpet: Kenny Wheeler Bass: Dave Holland Drums, Percussion, Gongs: Barry Altschul 14. Song Title: Fusion Artist: Teo Macero Album: Teo Macero Conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra Featuring the Lounge Lizards-Fusion Label: Europa Year of Release: 1984 Recorded: 1982 Composer: Teo Macero Composition Year: 1954 Conductor: Teo Macero Orchestra: The London Philharmonic Orchestra Guitar: Ryo Kawasaki Alto Sax: John Lurie Trombone: Peter Zummo Piano: Evan Lurie Bass: Tony Garnier Drums: Douglas Bowne In the CD liner notes, the following appears: “FUSION was originally performed at Columbia University, New York City, on April 23, 1956. Howard Shanet conducted the Columbia University Orchestra and a Jazz quintet. It was later performed at Carnegie Hall, on January 11, 1958. Leonard Bernstein conducted the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and a Jazz quintet featuring Art Farmer, John La Porta, Don Butterfield, Wendell Marshall, and Ed Shaughnessy.”
  19. Blindfold Test #163

    On October 1 I will be posting a link which Mr. Thom Keith has prepared for Blindfold Test 163. This is my first time hosting a Blindfold Test. I have been visiting this board for awhile and have now become a member. I hope that you have as much fun listening to this music as I had putting it together.
  20. Blindfold Test #163

    I am glad that you got this in, as I am posting the Reveal today. My responses are in red next to your comments.
  21. Blindfold Test #163

    No one has mentioned it so I will say that I like John McLaugjlin’s electric guitar solo on “Rawalpindi Blues”. My reaction is that it is a compelling electric guitar solo without the overwhelming flurry of fast notes that was the characteristic of his Mahavishnu Orchestra playing not long after this. It was a different approach for John, which he did not explore further in recordings as far as I know.
  22. Blindfold Test #163

    I am glad if I inspired you. My favorites are the Overture (Side 1 of the three record set) and Side 5, but there are other pleasures throughout.
  23. Blindfold Test #163

    Here is something I have wondered about "Rawalpindi Blues", Track 12 on this Blindfold Test. In the booklet that comes with the LP set of Escalator Over the Hill, the lyrics are printed in a back section. The lines that Jack Bruce sings on "Rawalpindi Blues" are credited to "Jack". There are responses sung by someone else, to what Jack is singing, credited to "His Friends." For example, :"His Friends" sing "let me stay away from you," and "what will we ever do with you." There is a separate section in the front of the booklet with the title "Musicians." . It shows that Jack's Traveling Band, the band on "Rawalpindi Blues", consists of John McLaughlin, Carla Bley, Jack Bruce, and Paul Motian. There is no mention of "His Friends" in that musician credits section. There is yet another section near the front of the booklet with the title "Cast.", That section lists characters' names and which musicians and singers play them. It does not say which songs they appear on. In the "Cast" section, "His Friends" are Charlie Haden and Steve Ferguson. So is it Charlie Haden and Steve Ferguson singing the response parts on "Rawalpindi Blues"/ I have read that Charlie Haden was part of a family country band as a child. I am not sure if Charlie Haden could sing well. It is not made certain and clear, in the booklet and its credits.
  24. Blindfold Test #163

    That is all correct.
  25. Blindfold Test #163

    Yes, Track 12 is a track from Carla Bley's "Escalator Over the Hill."