GA Russell

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  1. Ahmad Jamal: But Not For Me

    My first two jazz LPs were on the Cadet label, in 1966, immediately after the name was changed from Argo. I remember how this Jamal was prominently featured on the inner sleeve.
  2. MPS / SABA - Favourites and Recommended

    You're right! I've deleted my post.
  3. 2022 @CFL season

    Week 2 results (Be sure to see the videos of the Calgary and Toronto games.) Toronto 20....Montreal 19 ***** Winnipeg 19....Ottawa 12 Bombers beat Redblacks in familiar fashion at TD Place (& 11 other thoughts) - 3DownNation ***** Calgary 33....Hamilton 30 ***** Sask 26....Edmonton 16 ***** Week 2 Plays of the Week ***** The 2022 Hall of Fame inductees have been announced. Ricky Ray Chip Cox Paul McCallum Dick Thornton Tim Tindale Dave Ritchie Roy Shivers Keith Evans Glen Suitor Ed Willes I once watched a BC @ Hamilton game with Roy Shivers and Joe Galat in their booth at Ivor Wynne! I have two Ed Willes books. End Zones & Border Wars The Rebel League ***** Week 2 analysis and Week 3 picks ***** Week 3 Game Notes ***** Week 3 Checking Down ***** 6/20 Power Rankings ***** Today's view count is 193,925.
  4. Dave Brubeck Trio Vienna 1967

    Formats: Jazz, Non-Commercial, NPR "Trio?" - The Story: On November 12, 1967 the Dave Brubeck Quartet was nearing the end of their last tour of Europe. They had played in Hamburg on November 10th but saxophonist Paul Desmond got “distracted” after going out for a night on the town to explore Hamburg with an old friend. When the rest of the quartet went to the airport in the morning, Paul was missing. He didn’t make the lobby call or the flight and the rest of the group traveled to Vienna without him. "Dave said that the best concerts by the Classic Quartet took place when he was angry. On this occasion Dave was mad because Paul was unacceptably missing. This unplanned trio turned in a performance charged with energy, dynamics and confident shifts of style and feel. The spontaneous arrangements featured extended and unusual solos by the piano bass and drums. This is a rare, revealing and wonderfully accidental addition to the Brubeck legacy". *Darius Brubeck Dave Brubeck: Piano Joe Morello Drums Eugene Wright: Bass __________Album Tracks__________ St. Louis Blues 8:54 One Moment Worth Years 10:10 Swanee River 7:37 La Paloma Azul 6:09 Someday My Prince Will Come 5:28 Take The A Train 4:16 __________Radio Edits__________ St. Louis Blues (Time Edit) 6:59 One Moment Worth Years (Time Edit) 6:59 Swanee River (Time Edit) 5:35 Website: Interviews/Inquiries:
  5. sg, I don't know who your audience is. Are they normal people, most comfortable with those songs they are familiar with? I ask because in my view Carole King's success has meant that so many of her songs have been beaten to death.
  6. Miles Davis: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7

    Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings Set to Release Miles Davis - That's What Happened 1982-1985: The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 on Friday, September 16 3CD Box Set Collection includes Two Discs of Previously Unreleased Studio Sessions plus 'Miles Davis - Live in Montreal July 7, 1983' "What's Love Got To Do With It" - Available For Airplay Now! Find Miles Davis Online:
  7. Jean-Louis Trintignant (1930 - 2022)

    RIP. He seemed to be in a majority of the French films I saw in the latter '60s.
  8. Eva Kess Charts An Expansive New Course On "Inter-Musical Love Letter," Due July 22 from Unit Records Composer-Bandleader Presents Music That Experiments with Contemporary Jazz, Classical Music, The Avant-Garde, and Hip-Hop Performed by a Unique 14-Piece Ensemble June 16, 2022 Bassist and composer Eva Kess doubles down on her already formidable artistic development with Inter-Musical Love Letter, slated for a July 22 release on Unit Records. That “doubling down” is a literal one: Whereas 2020’s Sternschnuppen: Falling Stars (the Swiss musician’s trailblazing previous album) featured music for a seven-piece band, Kess now builds out the ensemble to 14 pieces, again including the instrumentation of a traditional string quartet. If Kess’s tool kit has doubled in size, however, her musical lens has widened considerably more. In addition to strings and rhythm section, the new album’s ensemble includes five horns, vibraphone, guitar, and vocals. Where Sternschnuppen suggested new perspectives on the fusion of jazz with chamber classical, Inter-Musical Love Letter’s range includes orchestral music, big-band jazz, art song, the standard repertoire, and hip-hop—the last represented in a remarkable French-language rap by guitarist Cyprien Rochat on the opening “Peculiar Times.” “I wanted…to create a magical sound with instruments that blend really well,” Kess says. “I really tried to use the whole spectrum of sound possibilities, both within one instrument, showing the whole range and possibilities of sound, as well as in the sonic possibilities for the orchestrations. Every piece is different.” Unquestionably so. Where “Peculiar Times” is suitably funky and percussive for a hip-hop setting, “Wondering What Is Coming” is gauzy and ethereal, swaying as if caught in an updraft. “Magic Mama” is somehow both delicate and firmly grounded, Jonathan Salvi’s vibes and Felix Wolf’s drums acting as a bedrock for gradual sonic layering (and a spoken-word recitation from vocalist Mirjam Hässig). “Inbetween Worlds” flirts with the avant-garde in its opening string counterpoint, then features a fleet solo by Salvi and a stout-toned one by bassist Loïc Baillod. (As an instrumentalist, Kess sits out this recording, busying herself instead with directing the band through her compositions.) The sole nonoriginal here is the Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke standard “But Beautiful.” “I simply love this song,” Kess says. “It’s such a wonderful composition, the melody and also the lyrics. . . . I tried to make my own version. The chorus is a bit inspired by Brazilian music.” The album’s longest track, “Intuitive Love,” is also its most beatific. Strings and Hässig’s vocals converge and diverge, a graceful dance that soars into the air when Marco Karrer’s soprano sax joins the party with Domenic Landolf on tenor sax. As with so much recent music and art, Inter-Musical Love Letter is a product of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unable to perform (with her own band or any other) during the worldwide lockdowns, Kess turned to the one outlet that quarantine couldn’t touch. “I had this thought that I’m luckily a composer, because everything else was gone,” she says. “With all this time, this is the perfect moment to create music for a large ensemble.” Eva Kess was born Eva Patricia Kesselring on April 10, 1985, in West Berlin and grew up in Bern, Switzerland (after spending a few years in Porto Alegre, Brazil). As a child she played piano, advancing enough that as a young teenager she was able to perform a Bach concerto with a symphony orchestra. At 17, however, her world shifted radically. First, she fell in love with the double bass after hearing a street performance by a bass quartet; soon afterward, a friend took her to her first jazz concert, where she fell in love once again. Taking lessons with bassist Lorenz Beyeler—the bassist she had heard at that first jazz show—and later with fellow Bern bassist Thomas Dürst, Kess made the rounds of the local jazz scene, acquainting herself with both Bern’s musicians and the American and European artists who passed through the Swiss capital. She was soon able to form her own trio of bass, guitar, and trumpet. After studying at the Music Academy of Basel, she returned to her hometown where she entered the University of the Arts Bern’s prestigious master’s program in music composition and theory. Among her teachers were pianist/composers Django Bates and Guillermo Klein, both of whom became her mentors. In 2010, Kess won a scholarship to study in New York, adding the U.S. to Germany, Brazil, and Switzerland in her array of musical and cultural experiences. That same year (back in Switzerland) she also recorded her debut album, Wondering What Is Coming. After seven years came her long-awaited second recording, Flying Curly, followed by 2019’s unaccompanied album Bassexperiment, 2020’s Sternschnuppen: Falling Stars, and, now, Inter-Musical Love Letter. Photography: Palma Fiacco Eva Kess: "Inbetween Worlds"  Eva Kess Web Site ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌
  9. Prime Day this year will be July 12-13. I don't think I picked up anything last year.
  10. Surf guitar

    John, does this sound like The Fantastic Baggys? Is Steve Barri on it too?
  11. Surf guitar

    It got up to 95 here today! Lost Legends Of Surf Guitar III - Cheater Stomp - $8.43 + $3.99
  12. 2022 @CFL season

    Week 1 results Calgary 30....Montreal 27 ***** Winnipeg 19....Ottawa 17 ***** Sask 30....Hamilton 13 ***** BC 59....Edmonton 15 ***** Thus, after one weekend, the Eastern Division is winless.
  13. 2022 @CFL season

    Today is quite a day for sports fans. We have LeMans, the Belmont Stakes, the NLL box lacrosse finals and a Canadian league double header. ***** Here is a summary of this year's rule changes.
  14. Mama Cass

    Here is a pre-Mamas and Papas Cass Elliott recording from 1963 called The Banjo Song. Recognize it?
  15. 2022 @CFL season

    Naylor's Kickoff ***** Season Previews ***** Week 1 Picks ***** More on the Top 50 Players ***** The season begins tonight with the Alouettes at Calgary, 9:00 pm eastern! ***** Today's view count is 193,205.