Jon King

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  • Interests trombone and all jazz forms, eg brookmeyer fuller simone hubbard and many others

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  1. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl -- a blues detour?
  2. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Re: Red Mitchell album you spun What a tantalizing example of the era of “real” jazz. I plan to try and find it soon. JK
  3. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    re: Tribute (R McConnell) excellent arrangements, great ensemble, musically adventurous, well worth a purchase, as I intend to when possible. Thanks for a great Share!
  4. Best Three Sounds Album

    I'd pick "Soul Symphony" as my favorite Three Sounds album. I even spent $2 for a Walmart frame....
  5. Name Three People...

    Beaver Harris Tiger Woods Rooster Cogburn
  6. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    JSngry — I’ll try Discogs for missing artwork, too. In fact, I’m new to Discogs altogether! Appreciate your advice. jk
  7. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    BillF — your tech advice, for my info, is exactly what I hadn’t ever dabbled with. Thanks kindly, can’t wait to use that approach to post. jk
  8. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    One track was killer. I noticed JW was singing on pitch, in register to the sax (Jacquet) who was playing the lyric at the same time note for note. Not your everyday blues singer that was. So, I think if you can give the album a spin, it’s time well spent. Also, JW sings Good Rockin’ Tonight in a subtler manner than those other rockers, and they might have benefited by studying his phrasing closely. This album will be a go -to blueser down the line for me. Newly acquired 2 weeks back.
  9. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Bingo, Jsngry! Ok, your approval on a 1-10 scale, 1 least, 10 highest ?
  10. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    One of those days. The blues are in order. so I'm listening to Mr. Witherspoon: Jimmy Witherspoon sings the blues, Black and Blue, July '79 (France) PS: Due to a lack of tech savvy, I'm blue trying to illustrate this post. please reply w how to for my limited set-up. A bajillion thanks. Set-up: in this post, I tried to screenshot album, front & back, and then transfer SOMEHOW FROM IPHONE to this forum on my LAPTOP. I know it's pathetically unhip. It's also the reason I have so much free time. BTW; I tried Apple Music (on my IPhone) and AllMusic for art, but this album is as nonexistent as the golden fleece. jk
  11. Shelly Manne's " 2-3-4" (Impulse, 1962)

    It occurs to me that Shelly Manne's choices of material and bandmates were almost as perfect as for any drummer in jazz. Those collaborations with Red Mitchell or Leroy Vinnegar and Andre Previn doing Broadway showtune were magical. His work with Michel Legrand and Ray Brown on "Michel Legrand at Shelly's Manne-Hole" defined jazz trio chops. His album "In Zurich" featured a gifted pianist and cooked at new heights IMO. Another unique aspect to his art was that mostly he never took drum solos on his recordings. Perhaps his taste for music marked his style as much as other inclinations to draw attention to himself. Few people in jazz have seemed to me as consistent, and dependably worth xyz album's investment. Artist in the best way.
  12. Surf guitar

    Wondering if surf guitar, so-called, depends on sentimentality, or if it deserves more artistic interpretation. I always thought the old Kai Winding "More" (sic) Verve album was cool, but recently gave it a listen and was nonplussed. My point is: Timelessness is kind of difficult in music. Example, Gene Harris' You Make Me Feel So Young (Like a Lover, Blue Note) is cool for me so far. As for guitar, Larry Coryell w/ Julie Coryell doing Beyond These Chilling Winds (on the Vanguard album in the fusion wave) still evokes a visceral, authentic primal Oh Yeah every time. Hmm.
  13. Where Art Thou Coleman Hawkins CD or Lp

    re: Cover art My uncle, paint and wallpaper small business owner, once told me, "Jon, nothing happens until someone sells something." Might help to explain Flora's cover art from a more practical angle.
  14. Where Art Thou Coleman Hawkins CD or Lp

    Just googled Jim Flora. Hmmm
  15. Where Art Thou Coleman Hawkins CD or Lp

    I’m still not seeing the “one.” Sorry to be so vague. Fandom is sometimes burdensome, as you probably know. Thanks for the info so far. I don’t know about Jim Flora. Was he famous?