Scott Dolan

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  1. Wynton Marsalis

    Based upon everything you've noted here, I'm not sure we "really disagree" at all. You've noted varying degrees that essentially lead to the same thing. Which was the point I was getting at. And again, I don't see anything wrong with that. They're all fantastic. Can we agree that tenor players like Evan Parker and Mats Gustafsson are different as far as the Coltrane/60's Free Jazz continuum is concerned? Because that was the point I was trying to get at. Yeah, but I'm obviously not getting my point across to others properly. That's on me.
  2. Wynton Marsalis

    Nah, not really. Sun Ship, First Meditations, and Godspelized all sound incredibly similar to each other (other than Ware's tone is harsher, more in line with Shepp, for example). And all three are phenomenal recordings. Actually, Sun Ship and First Meditations are my two favorite Jazz albums of all time. So it's not as though I'm casting Godspelized in a negative light. I think that's just the way some wish to see it. But claiming he's doing something entirely different than the 60's Avant Garde artists that influenced him is a stretch, IMO. That would be like saying Wynton Marsalis is doing something entirely different than the 40's-50's artists that influenced him.
  3. Yeah, it's not back to the way it used to be, but the ads are far less intrusive these days. So much so that it actually feels like it works the way it used to.
  4. What is the sound quality of this recording? Hopefully better than Olatunji?
  5. Wynton Marsalis

    I think you'll fall in love with it. I've pretty much listened to it every Sunday morning since I discovered it.
  6. He's spent this entire conversation dismissing anything that doesn't dovetail with his mid 20th century mindset. That may be even more galling than his penchant for simply making shit up to prove a point. The most recent case in the post above where he accuses someone of saying something, while in the next sentence says that they really didn't say it, know. So I'm stepping aside. The rest of you are shredding him nicely.
  7. Wynton Marsalis

    Steve, our mutual friend, Captain Hate, actually mentioned those boxes to me a few weeks ago. They are definitely on my list. Funny that you mention Gustafson's work with Fernandez. My current favorite album is the Evans/Fernandez/Gustafsson date, A Quiteness Of Water. Just a brilliant album from the first note to the last.
  8. I still use Allmusic regularly. The advertising seems to have been toned down recently.
  9. Wynton Marsalis

    My current favorites are Mats and Peter Evans. As much as I love Nate Wooley, I find Evans superior to him.
  10. Wynton Marsalis

    That's interesting because mid 60's Coltrane/Shepp/Sanders is exactly what I hear in Ware. And I certainly don't mean that in a disparaging way. He a wonderful artist. I just don't hear any "expanded territory" in what he's doing, to be honest. That said, I certainly didn't mean to imply that I'd take one over the other, just that the Free Improvisation cats are different, and therefore more interesting to my ears simply because they are doing something radically different than straight up Free Jazz players like Ware, Mateen, Gayle, Murray, etc... BTW, just listened to that Jaimeo Brown album you listed above. Fascinating! I thoroughly enjoyed it.
  11. At strip clubs. Duh! Or as Steve would call them, "gentlemen's" clubs.
  12. Ah, now it's nonexistent "oppressive laws". One can only wonder how much more clueless goal post shifting you are capable of. I'm actually interested to see what you dream up next. And here I thought your extremely silly and completely wrong "nothing so much as a single word on a personal level" was your detonation point. But now you double down with these fantasy "oppressive laws". You are truly out there, brother.
  13. Perhaps. I had no idea there was that big of a cultural divide. Though in fairness, there are still plenty of neanderthals here in American that think the way Steve does.
  14. Wynton Marsalis

    I'm not sure how to respond to someone who thinks David S. Ware, for example, sounds nothing like 60's Free Jazz. That's a mind-boggling statement. Personally, I've shifted over to the European-style Free Improvisation BECAUSE I had grown tired of hearing the same old thing. Ware is great, but I wanted to find something new.