Joe

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  1. Give It Up For Booker!

    He was a great foil for Eric Dolphy, and vice versa, both in the Mingus quintet documented on AT ANTIBES and on Waldron's THE QUEST. Also, Randy Weston really knew how to write and arrange for him.
  2. Wallace Roney R.I.P (COVID-19 victim)

    Not a silver lining, but at least there's this to look forward to. https://www.universedoc.com/#overview
  3. Wallace Roney R.I.P (COVID-19 victim)

    This is just terrible.
  4. Unit Structures: The Art of Cecil Taylor October 23-26, 2019 The Graduate Center, CUNY and Brooklyn College A report by David Grundy https://streamsofexpression.blogspot.com/2020/02/unit-structures-art-of-cecil-taylor.html Not familiar with this blog, but there's some other write-ups here that look worthy of investigation, including this recent piece on Alan Shorter: https://streamsofexpression.blogspot.com/2020/03/why-alan-shorters-parabolic-free-jazz.html Also worth noting: CUNY will soon be publishing two Cecil-related chapbooks: Archie Rand: Eulogy for Cecil Taylor Cecil Taylor: Memorial Scrapbook & Sessiongraphy. Edited by Ammiel Alcalay & Michelle Yom Details here: https://www.gc.cuny.edu/All-GC-Events/Calendar/Detail?id=53654 and here: https://www.centerforthehumanities.org/lost-and-found/publications
  5. Richard Brody talking Hank, inspired by Mosaic's new set. https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-front-row/the-haunted-jazz-of-hank-mobley
  6. Damn, Woody Shaw is just killing it on THINKING OF HOME. Hank, meanwhile, sounds particularly inspired by the material he penned for this date.
  7. I found it to be quite lovely. Lots of atmosphere, as you might imagine... more gauzy than sleazy. You might find this more appealing, though: https://cabinetofcuriosities.bandcamp.com/album/visible-and-invisible-persons-distributed-in-space. Or this, for that matter: https://cabinetofcuriosities.bandcamp.com/album/youre-not-from-around-here.
  8. No joke. It's an OK piece, didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. But I'm not really the audience for it. Still nice to see Hank get some attention from a media outlet of this size/reach.
  9. Anthopology... https://cabinetofcuriosities.bandcamp.com/album/whispers-lounge-originals
  10. Vinnie Burke

    OK, I have to admit, prior to today, just a name to me. But I'm listening to the Costa/Burke trio record (Josie, 1956) for the first time in a long time today and I'm totally getting why Burke received co-leader billing. His opening solo on "Fascinating Rhythm" alone merits as much. I can totally hear a guitarist's sensibility in his work, but I feel the need to listen more closely now. Will probably pull out those "with strings" sessions he did with Mulligan next. What else is out there/does the board recommend?
  11. COVID-19 2.0: No Politics edition

    For anyone with access to these materials and whose healthcare providers are facing a serious shortage of PPE... https://www.project-cloth-masks.com/. Disclaimer 1: "These instructions do not guarantee protection against transmission of any diseases, but there is significant data to support the use of physical barriers to reduce transmission of airborne droplets, which can infect you with respiratory viruses. Commercially available masks meet regulatory guidelines, but homemade masks may not. Homemade masks are to be used at your own risk. Due to variability of materials and construction, the mask’s safety or effectiveness for personal protection is not proven and cannot be assumed. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Stay safe."
  12. Jaki Byard: "Anything For Jazz"

    Yes! Thanks for sharing!
  13. Vinnie Burke

    Thanks! I confess that this is a Farlow group I know little about. Fixing that!
  14. Vinnie Burke

    Hip!
  15. COVID-19 2.0: No Politics edition

    Anyone, regardless of their age, who has a pre-existing health condition - especially respiratory (say, asthma) -- should be very concerned about contracting COVID-19.
  16. Vinnie Burke

    Nice. Forgot about those Cuozzo records! I'm also hearing echoes (pre-echoes) of Charlie Haden on that Costa date... I'm guessing it's just the guitarist's sensibility coming through. But it was not something I was expecting to hear!
  17. Vinnie Burke

    Thanks all! Yes, I can hear the Pettiford as well. But Burke's sound, at least here, is "guttier" (not, like, more gutsy, but with more string audible.) Remembering now that he's also on Gil Melle's GIL'S GUESTS.
  18. Maybe this is apocryphal, but I seem to recall reading somewhere that rampant pirate of sheet music -- the home taping of its day -- played a major role in the establishment of modern-day copyright law.
  19. COVID-19

    I was supposed to attend AWP (https://www.awpwriter.org/awp_conference/) in San Antonio last week. I had to cancel for other reasons (financial, mostly). Got then to sit back and watch as other writers started cancelling en masse beginning last Monday. Conference organizers then met with city officials to assess the threat level, decided to move forward, then had their newly minted Co-Executive Director resign in protest. Best estimates suggests 5-6K registered attendees stayed home; AWP attendance averages 10-12K. Lots of photos in my social feed of half-empty exhibition booths and conference sessions. https://therivardreport.com/thousands-write-off-san-antonio-conference-over-coronavirus-concerns/
  20. This was probably not the case that should have precipitated a correction in the application of the inverse ratio rule. I mean, it looks like some long-term good has probably been done, but at the expense of the plaintiffs in this specific case. (That LZ's liberal borrowing from Spirit's catalog overall -- "Fresh Garbage" being a staple of their live sets in the early days -- strikes me as less than circumstantial.) The bad luck streak continues for Spirit...