Dub Modal

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  1. Your 10 (or 5, or 3) favorite ECM albums

    When I think "muddy" my mind references tracks like some of those from Sun Ra and some early digital transfers of Lester Young and other artists of that era. I've never heard an ECM CD sound anything like that. Reverb is definitely used but like most I wouldn't equate that to muddy sound.
  2. Your 10 (or 5, or 3) favorite ECM albums

    I haven't heard enough ECM albums to put a top 10 out, but what I've heard I like - some Charles Lloyd, Frisell, Hal Russel, Stanko, Abercrombie & Stenson among others. Stanko's Soul of Things was a bit dense at first listen but has since opened up for me a little. Really enjoy some of the earlier Steve Tibbetts records - Yr., Safe Journey & Big Map Idea. Only one that didn't wow me so far Jarrett's At the Deer Head Inn which, at least at first listen came across as kind of bland. Someone mentioned Trio Beyond's Saudades up thread and have to say Larry Goldings is amazing on that record.
  3. BFT 196 -- THE REVEAL!!!!

    Excellent BFT man. Loved most of it but especially the second half. Songs 7-12 are just killer. Also became a big Badrena & Cardona fan after hearing that final track because they tore it up.
  4. Ken Vandermark

    The Powerhouse Sound Oslo/Chicago: Breaks album is a good one. Hard rock-ish in a way but with some strong drum & bass playing. Have only really heard some DKV after that and those are good as rec'd above.
  5. Tapscott - The Giant is Awakened - vinyl reissue

    I got the green vinyl version they put out a little earlier this year. Looks like VMP also did a color variant. Great record. The legit RGM label does some good work.
  6. Further thoughts on the Resonance Bill Evans titles

    Not too long ago I was in the mood for some Evans trio work and threw on Explorations. I found it awful, like Miles Davis reacting to Cecil Taylor awful. Moved on to some Monk and that scratched the itch. Interesting mention of Manne, who was Evans' drummer earlier in '68 before DeJohnette and Morrell. Again, I haven't noticed any rushing when Manne was there but this convo now has me curious.
  7. Further thoughts on the Resonance Bill Evans titles

    Yeah, me too.
  8. Further thoughts on the Resonance Bill Evans titles

    Interesting. I'll have to check out the Keystone material. Of the Resonance releases, I have the other 2 with DeJohnette - Some Other TIme (which has Jack extremely low in the mix, almost inaudible for most of the recording) and Another Time from Hilversum, which are both from June of '68 - a few months before the Lugoff's set. Another Time has "Who Can I Turn To" which is not on Some Other Time, and neither have "Waltz For Debby". I feel like I should revisit these to see if there's any noticeable rushing...haven't noticed before but my ear isn't exactly trained. Not a drug abuser, but I know and have known several. Yayo was big for many in college and it definitely effects future behavior for those who become addicted. I'd wager it definitely contributed to Bill rushing through songs - the brain manipulation would probably cut off or stop short any sort of empathy/synergy with band members along with the audience. Edit to add: Maybe the rushing has something to do with Morrell as drummer in a live setting as well?
  9. Further thoughts on the Resonance Bill Evans titles

    I've read complaints (possibly in customer reviews) that there was some rushing through songs on that '64 trio with Philly Joe. Some ascribe that to Jones pushing the tempo, but I'm not so sure. Have you also noticed any rushing during those final recorded performances from the Keystone Korner Last Waltz performances? I haven't listened to them so I don't know.
  10. BFT195 Belated Reveal!

    I've since picked up the albums from #s 4, 8 & 10. Several more to go with that Brackeen at the top of the list.
  11. BFT195 Belated Reveal!

    Some great tunes here. Thanks for putting this one together!
  12. The USPS SUCKS

    This is a good reference for what put the USPS in a troublesome spot and some steps that could be taken to improve the situation.
  13. Resonance Records Sale

    Those Eddie Daniels albums, the Gismonti tribute and the live set from '88 are - I think - hidden gems.
  14. Agreed. I'm not a library professional but if hordes of anyone enter any library's doors with the express purpose of learning or listening that has to be welcomed. More likely, this collection will be accessed by students doing focused studies in specialist majors.
  15. BFT196 Link & Discussion

    Mad props to whoever it is on percussion. I can't wait to find out who. Just outstanding playing. I tried not to read anyone else's posts before doing mine so that I could give them all a fresh ear. I saw later that some of them were ID'd and have to say I admire those that can pick out players and tunes like that.
  16. What Are You Watching

    This is a good series so far in that it mixes in the author's story along with the victims involved and the GSK. The showcasing of how rapes were classified as minor crimes back then, with what was likely a reluctance to pursue a suspect with ties to law enforcement and lack of communication between agencies allowed that spree (and others) to go on far longer than they should have. Just devastating for those victims and their families, not to mention society at large.
  17. Source for OOP Mosaic sets

    Getting the same thing. I'm guessing the fact they're releasing and advertising them one at a time means they sell pretty quick. Following them on twitter or insta is probably the only way to get a quick update and purchase. Doesn't seem like these are sticking around very long.
  18. Mosaic boxes on mp3

    I guess that doesn't happen often, where a release is removed from download and only offered via streaming? Is it a semi-regular occurrence on other streaming platforms other than Spotify?
  19. New Hank Mobley Blue Note Set

    It's a must buy if you don't already have those Mobley albums. Just a phenomenal box set.
  20. BFT195 Link & Discussion

    Likewise. Hope all is well with him.
  21. BFT195 Link & Discussion

    Hoping to hear the results of this one at some point. Some of those tracks yet to be identified were terrific.
  22. BFT196 Link & Discussion

    2nd half tracks: 7. Sax & piano opening is smooth as silk. Drums & bass sneak up and fit right in. Perfect quartet playing because it all moves so well together. Absolutely love this tune. 8. Piano sets the path at the beginning. Then the sax, drums and bass come in right over. A little smoother tone on the sax here than in song 7. Still - fantastic quartet playing and a great recording. Man, these two songs are just wonderful. 9. A bass intro like this lets you know - this song is gonna be good. And it is. Recording struggles a bit - sounds like the drums were recorded in another room down the hall. But damn, that trumpet (or flugelhorn?) is perfect. Sounds like a Coltrane Quartet rhythm but with brass instead of woodwind. The piano solo is epic, and I'm wondering if the recording quality diminishes the experience because the rest of the rhythm section behind doesn't gel with it quite like the earlier 2 tracks - almost like the piano is playing their own tune for a while separate from the rest - but I think it could be because the band gets buried a bit. I love the following bass solo with the drums playing along though. When it all comes back together around the 10 minute mark it's a real beautiful moment. I don't usually harp on recording quality because I don't have audiophile equipment but I'll say here that a better mastering would probably reveal this song to be the masterpiece it is. 10. Oh yeah - love the bari sax/trumpet duo over the drums and bass. Great solos and a great tune. 11. Some really great selections in this whole BFT. I love this one too. It just keeps building the intensity and the playing is awesome. Tension released at about 4 mins by the piano and then the trumpet comes back in. Whoever is playing that trumpet is masterful. Sax player really blows the doors off as well. 12. Damn - lovely. The percussion and guitar make this one for me, along with the sax player's tone. Beautiful. What a groover!
  23. BFT196 Link & Discussion

    1: Nice vocal track. Mature voice with an R&B flavor. Great backing on an old school track 2: Cool production, dubbed out effects on the horn with some nice percussive backing. Dig the marimba and the electronic effects later on. 3: Love this track too. Rhythm section builds tension while the sax goes off, very much in that spiritual jazz vein. 4. Interesting, a little off kilter like the sax is dancing around the rhythm section. Good track 5. Ballad - nice change of pace. 6. Fun big band track. Will do the others later. I'm terrible at guessing artists, obviously. Enjoying the music so far though.