Guy Berger

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  • Birthday 07/10/1978

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  1. Spending a lot of time with this fantastic album. Its interesting that Pharoah’s playing on this album harks back more to 1965 Coltrane than to 1965 Pharoah.
  2. The Leaders

    There was no deep thinking involved beyond “all star band”, “Eddie Henderson in both”, and “ ‘-ers’ in the name”
  3. The Leaders

    Didn’t know this - are the Cookers a successor band? And if so… why are the Cookers’ reputation more positive?
  4. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    He’s the David Murray of his generation! I think the criticism of “he records too much” becomes less salient once the overhype fades into distant memory and you no longer feel obligated to keep up with every single release
  5. HOT DAMN I can’t wait to hear this
  6. Steve Lacy

    I recently head The Window for the first time (w/Avenel and Jackson) and it's really good. TBH, I've struggled with some of Lacy's more abstract or vocal-oriented outings, but I enjoy him in relatively straight ahead settings like this one, the collaborations w/Waldron, and the solo saxophone Monk albums.
  7. Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds

    Yes, that one or Midnight Blue (which is my mental benchmark vs Blue Hour, given mood, presence of ST, and recording of "Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You").
  8. *** Clifford Jordan ***

    Finally got around to hearing this for the first time a few months ago, via the Mosaic box - it’s exceptionally good. More straight ahead than I expected.
  9. Charles Lloyd new album Tone Poem (plays Ornette!)

    I think Wild Man Dance is great! (Also, a really great concert at the Temple of Dendur in NYC back in 2014 or 2015 - I’ve found Lloyd to be hit or miss live but he was great at that concert.) Passin’ Thru is really good too - imho it’s at the same level as Rabo de Nube on ECM. That said I’ve given most of the BN work beyond those 2 a cursory listen and spend a lot more time with the ECMs. I might pick up those trios or I might not. Over time, the albums I listen to the most are the 5 w/Bobo Stenson (esp Canto and Notes from Big Sur), The Water Is Wide, and Lift Every Voice.
  10. Stanley Turrentine & The Three Sounds

    I like this album, but it’s not my fave Turrentine nor is it my fave “late night low key” BN album. I’d give it a B- No offense intended toward the folks on this board who I respect a lot but really love this album.
  11. Favorite ECM Records of the 21st Century

    Yes! Coltrane tributes are a crowded space but this one is excellent.
  12. Grachan Moncur III Has Died - RIP

    I was at that engagement too. A unique and innovative musical mind who contributed to some classic albums. RIP GM3!
  13. Phil Woods' Rant About Bud Shank Firing in 2004

    I’d rather listen to Norah Jones than Phil Woods
  14. David Murray - Seriana Promethea

    Murray was also on another recent Intakt release by David Gisler.
  15. Klaus Schulze (1947-2022)

    It is indeed wonderful music, but Schulze doesn’t appear on it - the only TD album he plays on is their excellent debut, Electronic Meditation