Guy Berger

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About Guy Berger

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  • Birthday 07/10/1978

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  1. "Gimme Some Of That Ol' Atonal Music'

    The original post is basically a less funny, 67 year lag version of “the jerk store called, they’re running out of YOU!”
  2. "Gimme Some Of That Ol' Atonal Music'

    Yeah, I don’t really get why someone would care enough to post this, much less think this was a clever zinger. But such is the nature of trolls.
  3. ECM Press Releases for New Items

    FWIW I listened to about half of the new Alessi (IMAGINARY FRIENDS) and it was better than I expected. Comfortably within the “American jazz on ECM” tradition, may be too sleepy for some but mild ECM skeptics would probably enjoy.
  4. ECM Press Releases for New Items

    Not surprising given it is ECM. Would you recommend skipping the album? very excited about Sun of Goldfinger, hope my dreams aren’t shattered
  5. 1966-67 was the sweet spot for Cannonball in terms of balancing the focus/punchiness of his earlier work and the adventurousness/openness of his latest work
  6. ECM Press Releases for New Items

    Was thinking the same thing. Would be a fun thread to start.
  7. ECM Press Releases for New Items

    What’s in the next set of 25?
  8. I saw him at SFJazz in 2017 and it was great. Our daughter was still in utero but must have liked it too because she kicked a lot during the performance.
  9. Joseph Jarman - RIP

    RIP (and sorry for your loss, Chuck). Do folks have recommendations for Jarman recordings (leader or sideman) outside the AEoC? Guy
  10. RIP, Super Dave

    RIP Marty Funkhauser
  11. Herbie Hancock

    IMHO this is one of the best / most useful posts in the history of this forum. Thanks @mikeweil !!!
  12. Grant Green redux

    I prefer Burrell to Green; both to Montgomery (who I think is kinda boring). I’m not a super-sophisticated listener but yeah, GG’s playing does seem more “basic” than KB & WM whose playing is obviously bebop-derived. For my taste Green is best as a sideman when sharing space with 2-3 soloists who contrast well with him, for instance IDLE MOMENTS.
  13. Charles Lloyd Corner

    I gave the live album PASSIN’ THRU a listen today. Great stuff. If you like Lloyd’s other recent live recordings (RABO DE NUBE, WILD MAN DANCE) then you will like this one too. As you would expect, it has moments of more outside playing relative to the more radio-friendly studio recordings.
  14. Steve Coleman, MORPHOGENESIS

    Finally got around to listen to it. Great stuff. I like Steve’s writing for strings.
  15. THE CREATIVE WORLD OF STAN KENTON

    Coming into Kentonworld for the first time - aside from CITY OF GLASS, I had never really listened to him but obtained a few of his albums about a decade ago and finally got around to digging them out - CUBAN FIRE and CONCEPTS OF ARTISTY IN RHYTHM. Wonderful, enjoyable, at times (unintentionally?) humorous music, as long as you don’t get caught up in preconceptions about what good music should sound like