Guy Berger

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  • Birthday 07/10/1978

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  1. Charles Mingus Sextet, Live at Cornell U 1964

    I finally listened to this! Soooo good. A really nice treat to have this group playing “Jitterbug Waltz” and “A Train”.
  2. What Are You Watching

    I don't think it was only, or even primarily, a "descent to madness" - it was actually a conscious strategic choice to rule by fear, to strike fear into her enemies and possible rivals by showing she was willing to use extreme means. "Hama Rules".
  3. Duke Ellington at the White House.

    Fwiw, I don’t think the all star tribute is that good 🤷‍♂️
  4. Kenny Burrell

    What Dan said... I think this is probably one of those stereotypes that are superficially positive but often belittling/insulting in practice
  5. Abusive and violent jazz musicians

    Younger men tend to be more violent than other demographic groups. And my guess is this is amplified by economic insecurity. So it's not surprising that there are so many stories (not all true, but...)
  6. But mixing aside, he is functioning in these situations as a jazz soloist, much like Miles, Wayne, John McLaughlin... the bass clarinet solo on "Pharaoh's Dance" is particularly outstanding.
  7. There's a decent amount of Maupin soloing on Bitches Brew, and IMHO it's great
  8. Kenny Burrell

    This is truly terrible. Should moderators block these kinds of posts going forward until they are verified as legit? While I appreciate the opportunity to support musicians in need, we shouldn’t undermine the cause by unwittingly promoting fraud/theft
  9. Charles Mingus, The Complete Town Hall Concert

    (Though the totally unrelated OJC Town Hall Concert from two years later is obviously much better)
  10. This is quite good! I picked this up on CD during one of Blue Note’s periodic catalogue culpa but didn’t get around to spinning it until recently... I know it was a logistical disaster and maybe execution was short of perfect, but we’re talking about Mingus in his creative prime. and Eric Dolphy sounds great!
  11. Robert Glasper

    The listing on the Yoshi's website seems pretty transparent that this is an ensemble with a DJ, seems like you got exactly what was advertised. (Unless your intent was to hate-watch for $40, which is not the biggest price tag someone has paid for such a hobby)
  12. Steve Coleman, HOT BRASS box set

    I love David Murray’s cameos in the 3rd disc (CURVES OF LIFE) - he’d like the post-1980 Mobley, makes good music as soon as he shows up
  13. Herbie Mann

    I thought the album with Bill Evans wad quite boring
  14. Herbie Mann

    This one is also quite good