Dub Modal

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  1. 60 Minutes or some similar show did a piece on the musicians who recorded Muzak. Maybe it was MTV news? It was decades ago so I don’t remember who produced it but it was interesting and probably on YT somewhere.
  2. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I listened to some of this yesterday and enjoyed it. I think Danilo Perez also has a new one with strings. Meanwhile Rosenwinkel is playing piano...go figure.
  3. MICHAEL BRECKER

    I dig it
  4. MICHAEL BRECKER

    I think there's a chance that Uncle Kenny isn't even playing that sax part on the audio track - can't find an official credit online at least. So there's the possibility he was just a cameo in the video. This is similar to his cameo in that Bad Mom's Xmas movie where he's also self deprecating. If he is/isn't playing in this song, this seems like more in line with the hoot/toot pop playing Jim references above. Brecker definitely brought more sophistication and style to the table I'd say...
  5. MICHAEL BRECKER

    Regarding Brecker, I played the '96 album Tales from the Hudson...it was good, but not something I'd return to much and didn't inspire me to look at other solo records of his; although I have and enjoy that first Steps Ahead record. I also have him as sideman/appearance on a few records: Bob James' Heads, Fagan's Nightfly, and Mulligan's Little Big Horn (which I don't like much); and these are a bit outside the scope of a traditional jazz setting. But damn, his credits list is amazing and impressive. This guy worked a lot, so to his credit all his woodshedding definitely paid off. And barely 30 seconds of such...Gorelick wishes he could do something like that.
  6. MICHAEL BRECKER

    Several guys I know used to swear by JT when entertaining a date.
  7. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Listening this morning...the left hand on Island In The Sun
  8. MICHAEL BRECKER

    Admittedly I'm more familiar with the 12" version of Candy which is stripped down and IIRC doesn't have the solo...but that is badass.
  9. MICHAEL BRECKER

    Damn, I love Candy (and most Cameo for that matter) and didn't know he was on that.
  10. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Yeah, I recommend the new album with Moran. It's really good IMO.
  11. Best Three Sounds Album

    Indeed. The mind-meld, coming together as one organism type thing. They play together and with feeling and you can hear that, and feel it yourself. Good stuff.
  12. Ha, this reminds me of the complete opposite of sports writing these days. Take a mainstream national pub like USA Today - some good writers have come and gone out of that outfit. Scoff all you like (I mean, it's USA Today, I get it), but they could write some great profiles of athletes here and there. Now - for the most part - it's like they strive to offend not only the reader, but the athlete as well. There's got to be a happy medium somewhere...
  13. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    A couple of Don Grolnick records today. Not a player I'm at all familiar with, but a track from Nighttown showed up on this month's Blue Note playlist and I was intrigued. Enjoyable records for sure, with some iffy choruses by the horn section on Nighttime. Dig Ehrlich's bass clarinet when it's spotted. I was way outside of the jazz scope in the early to mid 90s, so I'm guessing this was well within the mainstream of the time; and they honestly don't strike me as being much different than what Brian Lynch is doing currently. Very much in the pocket, thematic, with some cool solos.