GA Russell

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  1. Happy birthday sheldonm...

    Happy Birthday 2017 Mark!
  2. It's been so many decades that I've watched a full nine innings that I suppose my opinion counts for nothing. Nevertheless, I'll say that when I was a boy, the best outfielders didn't make the spectacular plays because they were already standing where the ball was hit.
  3. ECM Press Releases for New Items

    Bill Frisell: guitar | Thomas Morgan: double bass Small Town presents guitarist Bill Frisell and bassist Thomas Morgan in a program of duets, the poetic chemistry of their playing captured live at New York’s hallowed Village Vanguard. Frisell made his debut as a leader for ECM in 1983 with the similarly intimate In Line. Small Town sees Frisell and Morgan pay homage to the Paul Motian with a searching, 11-minute interpretation of the late drummer’s composition “It Should’ve Happened a Long Time Ago,” the duo’s counterpoint yielding a hushed power, and to jazz elder Lee Konitz on “Subconscious Lee.” In addition there are several country/blues-accented Frisell originals, including the hauntingly melodic title track, and the set is capped with an inimitable treatment of John Barry’s famous James Bond theme “Goldfinger.” © 2017 ECM | ECM Records USA | 1755 Broadway, 3rd floor | New York NY 10011 SPECIAL OFFER FOR ECM VINYL FANS © 2017 ECM Records, 1755 Broadway, New York, NY 10011 Share on Facebook, Twitter, Forward to a Friend
  4. Thanks Lon, crisp and everyone in between!
  5. Art Pepper at Bourbon St. Toronto, 1977

    And I too!
  6. Monk in Koln 1969 - Any opinions?

    Well, Lon, do you think I should get the Koln or the Paris?
  7. Is the music of the Django OAS included in the complete Django Vogue box?
  8. ECM Press Releases for New Items

    Avishai Cohen trumpet | Yonathan Avishai piano Barak Mori double bass Nasheet Waits drums A year after his impressionistic, critically-lauded ECM debut Into The Silence, trumpeter Avishai Cohen’s Cross My Palm With Silver introduces a program of new pieces which put the focus on the ensemble, on teamwork, with a quartet of the highest caliber. The adroit, almost telepathic interplay among the musicians allows Avishai Cohen to soar, making it clear why he is one of the most talked-about jazz musicians on the contemporary scene. “All of these people together are my dream team”, says the charismatic trumpeter of fellow players Yonathan Avishai, Barak Mori and Nasheet Waits, who share his sense for daring improvisation and his feeling for structure. “I feel we’re in a perfect place with the balance. It’s open and there’s so much room for the improvisation to take the music any place we can. At the same time the composition is very specific and the vibe is very direct and thought about.” As with Into The Silence, Cross My Palm With Silver was produced by Manfred Eicher at Studios La Buissonne in the south of France. © 2017 ECM | ECM Records USA | 1755 Broadway, 3rd floor | New York NY 10011 ECM Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan Small Town release date: May 26, 2017 Tour dates: June 23 Ottawa, ON Ottawa Jazz Festival June 24 Toronto, ON Toronto Jazz Festival June 25 Rochester, NY Rochester Jazz Festival June 27 New Haven, CT Firehouse 12 June 28 Pawling, NY Darryl’s Place June 29 Bay Shore, NY Boulton Center for the Performing Arts June 30 Brooklyn, NY Roulette July 1 Evanston, IL SPACE July 2 Montreal, PQ Montreal Jazz Festival Small Town documents guitarist Bill Frisell and bassist Thomas Morgan in a program of luminous duets, the poetic chemistry of their playing captured live at New York’s hallowed Village Vanguard. ECM Quercus - Nightfall release date: May 26, 2017 June Tabor: voice Iain Ballamy: tenor and soprano saxophones Huw Warren: piano Quercus’s self-titled ECM debut won the album-of-the-year award of the German Record Critics in 2013, was widely praised by the international press, and especially celebrated in Britain where June Tabor has long reigned as “the dark voiced queen of English folk music” (to quote The Times). Folk and jazz and chamber music become one in Quercus’s world, where recontextualizing of material is part of the process, prompting listeners to pay heightened attention even to familiar songs. ECM Aaron Parks - Find the Way release date: June 2, 2017 Aaron Parks: piano, Ben Street: double bass, Billy Hart: drums For the second ECM album by Aaron Parks – following the solo releaseAborescence, which JazzTimes praised as “expansive, impressionistic… like a vision quest” – the prize-winning pianist has convened a cross-generational trio featuring bassist Ben Street and drummer Billy Hart. The rhythm pair, which also teams in Hart’s hit quartet for ECM, blends fluidity and strength – what Parks calls “an oceanic” quality, producing waves of energy for the pianist to alternately ride and dive into. Find the Way has the aura of a piano-trio recording in the classic mold, from melody-rich opener “Adrift” to the closing title track, a cover of a romantic tune Parks grew to love on an LP by Rosemary Clooney and Nelson Riddle. Always concerned with balancing the masculine and feminine impulses in music, Parks also drew inspiration for this album from the likes of Alice Coltrane and Shirley Horn (for whom Hart played); space and subtlety are a priority, with the pianist aiming to allow “the music to breathe and be.” ECM Ferenc Snétberger - Titok Release date: June 2, 2017 Ferenc Snétberger: guitar / Anders Jormin: double bass Joey Baron: drums Hungarian guitarist Ferenc Snétberger made a lot of new friends with his ECM solo debut In Concert (“a beautiful, assured performance” – All About Jazz) and will make many more with Titok, which features his trio with Swedish bassist Anders Jormin and US drummer Joey Baron. Recorded at Oslo’s Rainbow Studio in May 2015 and produced by Manfred Eicher, it’s a warm and involving album, with an emphasis on intensely melodic improvisation and interaction which draws the listener gently into its sound-world. The rapport between Snétberger and Jormin is evident from the outset, as both guitar and bass explore the contours of Ferenc’s compositions. Throughout, Joey Baron’s drums and cymbals provide shading and texture with restraint and subtlety.
  9. Happy birthday Aggie87!

    Happy Birthday 2017 Ag!
  10. Laurie has released today a free two-minute sample.
  11. Thanks Lon. I always thought so, but was never sure.
  12. It used to be that the English press would use the term "trad jazz." Is this what they were referring to?
  13. Monk in Koln 1969 - Any opinions?

    Thanks guys! Mike, you've got me interested in the Paris release instead.
  14. I saw Monk with Rouse at the Vanguard Thanksgiving weekend, 1968. (Walter Booker was on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums.) Here is a Monk with Rouse concert less than a year later. My interest is almost entirely based upon the fact that it was recorded so soon after I saw them. Has anyone heard this? How is the sound? How is the music? Thanks!