Fer Urbina

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  1. first impulse the creed taylor collection

    The set doesn't give any personnel for those tracks, and The John Coltrane Reference only gives Coltrane, Dolphy, Massey, and Joe Farrell as definitely present. It also calls this a demo to show the idea to Impulse rather than a rehearsal. F
  2. Wynton Kelly Unissued in Boston

    On first impressions, I don't think the first track is Confirmation or a contrafact. The first four bars follow Confirmation (cycle of fifths), but the rest of the tune doesn't. Had a quick listen to some of Kelly's recordings from the 60s and haven't found it there either. F
  3. Wynton Kelly Unissued in Boston

    Haven't heard the track, is it just impro or does it have a head? There are several Confirmation contrafacts (see this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_jazz_contrafacts). I had the idea that Confirmation was Bird's only original, but having followed the rabbit hole, I was surprised to learn the link with Twilight Time. The relevant bit on Henry Martin's latest book can be read here: https://books.google.com/books?id=6gfZDwAAQBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA96#v=onepage&q=Confirmation&f=false F
  4. Re: what @king ubu and @david weiss were discussing about contents having to be equivalent regardless of format, FWIW, the latest Elemental release, Barney Wilen with Tete Montoliu is 11-tracks on double CD, 6 on single vinyl. Incidentally, I don't know whether Zev Feldman is involved in Elemental any more, but he's been in the past. F
  5. Wow, thanks for that @king ubu. F
  6. With Strings Jazz Albums

    Hopefully close enough for jazz, but Jack Teagarden's Think Well of Me is beautiful. All songs by Willard Robison, at least some of the arrangements by Bob Brookmeyer. Top non-Xmas-yet-Xmasy music. F
  7. Credit where it's due. Just got wind that Phil Schaap (who else?) aired this two years ago, on September 20, 2018. It's the show "Early Bird Recordings" here. He played the excerpt four times, at 6:40, 9:42, 17:56, and 1:09:44. By the way, clip seems to be half-step higher/faster than it should. F
  8. RIP Stanley Crouch

    And Wynton https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10158479748127976&id=10058392975 F
  9. RIP Stanley Crouch

    Facebook posts can be read without an account as long as they're public and you have the right link. Both Matthew Shipp's and Greg Tate's posts are public. Links Matthew Shipp https://www.facebook.com/matt.shipp.56/posts/3650616768304921 https://www.facebook.com/matt.shipp.56/posts/3651466211553310 https://www.facebook.com/matt.shipp.56/posts/3651662071533724 https://www.facebook.com/matt.shipp.56/posts/3651726118193986 https://www.facebook.com/matt.shipp.56/posts/3657475257619072 Greg Tate https://www.facebook.com/Congoblondie/posts/10160379888876038 https://www.facebook.com/Congoblondie/posts/10160379897116038 https://www.facebook.com/Congoblondie/posts/10160379915891038 https://www.facebook.com/Congoblondie/posts/10160380518036038 https://www.facebook.com/Congoblondie/posts/10160380532991038 https://www.facebook.com/Congoblondie/posts/10160380554096038 https://www.facebook.com/Congoblondie/posts/10160381005611038 https://www.facebook.com/Congoblondie/posts/10160381016351038 https://www.facebook.com/Congoblondie/posts/10160382182681038 https://www.facebook.com/Congoblondie/posts/10160382354911038 https://www.facebook.com/Congoblondie/posts/10160382573686038 F
  10. RIP Stanley Crouch

    As a non-American living across the pond, I find the comments on Facebook extremely interesting. Given Crouch's homophobic writings (which I haven't read and take at face value given multiple sources) and threats and acts of physical violence, it is interesting to see who are willing to forgive/forget and why--I'm not being ironic, I find it fascinating that aesthetic agreement seems to carry so much weight. As a writer, he was too baroque for my taste, but I guess it doesn't help that the first thing I read of his were all his liner notes for Wynton Marsalis in one go (for a thing I did on Wynton). F PS: As for Iverson's article, for what it's worth his comment about Berklee ignoring Ellington for Kenton has been firmly rebutted on FB (it's a public post, so it can be read without an account:https://www.facebook.com/darcyjamesargue/posts/10164381949335105).
  11. Finally coming out on September 18. Universal will do the physical release, Sony the digital. https://pitchfork.com/news/thelonious-monk-concert-album-palo-alto-coming-out-this-month/ F
  12. HMV in Oxford Street shut down some time ago (the last remaining shop on that street, in the historical site of their original shop). https://www.musicweek.com/labels/read/hmv-confirms-oxford-street-store-closure/075213 F
  13. From Danny Scher, the provider of the tapes: "I received word that there was a dispute between the estate and Monk's previous label". Source: https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2020/07/28/when-jazz-royalty-came-to-paly-monks-long-lost-record-nearly-goes-public It looks like Sony has blocked the release, which at the very least means that clearances (if any?) were not tight enough. Given that Sony has pretty much abandoned physical product (at least in jazz), it'll be interesting to see how this pans out. F
  14. The removal of downloads and from streaming services looks like the job of a proper legal department. Plausible(?) scenario about this Monk release: Sony "product" were told about the project, but they're not doing physical product any more (at least jazz), so they were not interested. Universal were told, they were interested, they did the thing, they announced it. Sony "legal" got wind of it, and has stopped the release. Yet more speculation, but having this stopped so close to the original release date (July 31), with all the physical product ready to go (and I presume some of it already out), would give more leverage in a negotiation to whomever has stopped it. F
  15. Some background from Robin DG Kelley's biography: https://books.google.com/books?id=Tz9xDQAAQBAJ&lpg=PA1&dq=robin%20kelley%20thelonious%20monk&pg=PA398#v=onepage&q&f=false F