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  1. Two generations of kora players Just hope someone here gets this album while it sells for a song (I'm not the seller). It's so good it's worth a bit of proselytizing.
  2. Duke Performances are celebrating Monk centennial this fall with series of concerts. My picks so far are JD Allen Trio w/Dave Douglas & Ethan Iverson Trio w/Ravi Coltrane. Geri Allen were scheduled to perform there...
  3. Arthur Blythe R.I.P.

    You are correct. The live concert that was released as two LPs The Grip & Metamorphosis (later combined on one CD) was recorded in October of 1977, while Bush Baby, being his first studio session, recorded in December of that year.
  4. Louis Sclavis - recommendations please

    I like "Sources" (Atlas Trio) & "Silk & Salt Melodies" (same trio augmented by percussionist). Great music to listen to when I'm on the move (driving, walking, etc.)
  5. Lee Morgan Film

    It only runs until April 6th in NYC. Will try to see it this weekend.
  6. Arthur Blythe R.I.P.

    RIP, Mr. Blythe. Spinning this LP right now- the first recording under his name i believe. Good folks uploaded it on Youtube.
  7. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Nimal- Voix De Surface
  8. Today's clarinetists

    Beside Ken Peplowski & Anat Cohen (and, perhaps, Don Byron, who's not much active recording nowadays), the rest of the players mentioned are pretty obscure, working mostly in free jazz & similar esoteric idioms. Looks like there is not much enthusiasm for "licorice stick" in jazz anymore.
  9. Claus Ogerman

    I wish Ogerman's arrangements on this album could be completely removed (like it was done with Wes Montgomery's Willow Weep For Me, brought back in its original quarter form on Smokin' at the Half Note re-issue), leaving just Joao Gilberto's voice and guitar.
  10. Jenny Maybee and Nick Phillips - Haiku

    I really enjoyed that one. Another one I'd recommend is Nick Phillips duet with pianist Cava Menzies "Moment to Moment". Got both of them in Reader's Corner. That store is a local treasure and a regular haunt of mine.
  11. Mood music?

    The best of Nils Cline that I heard is on this album It's a song by song interpretation of Willie Nelson classic, and, imho, it's more interesting listening than the original (sorry, Willie, but you might agree). Could be one of my desert island picks- it's that good. I also like his side work with Tim Berne (7-X & The Veil), not that much his solo work. I have his Andrew Hill tribute but won't ditch any of AH albums for it if bound for space. Willing to trade it if anyone is interested.
  13. Chet Baker was an underrated MF

    2-1/2 hours of prime late period Chet on this album- with only piano & bass accompanying.
  14. Miles Mono Box- $32.16, incl. shipping, brand new.*Version*=1&*entries*=0
  15. Kulu Sé Mama

    Dear Luciano, To the best of my knowledge, that's the only published text of this poem. What Juno Lewis sang in some kind of Creole patois could be an improvisation. Hopefully more knowledgeable veterans here will shed some light on the subject.