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  1. Hello everyone, after the reveal from CardinalJazzFan, here comes the 176th BFT! After more than ten years on Organissimo, it was about time to present a BFT. It has been a great pleasure to prepare the selection which encompasses old favorite tunes along with recent discoveries. 90 minutes of mostly jazz with a short interlude halfway through. Thanks to Thom for hosting the BFT at the usual address: http://www.thomkeith.net/index.php/blindfold-tests/ With the link on the archive on the left corner of the page. I hope you will enjoy the music and feel free to share your impressions, commentaries, guesses, answers, etc, mainly etc.
  2. BFT 176 Discussion and Access

    Not those countries (and not South Africa either)! I have no idea how dry/arid is the region where Shona people live. I would say Greater Antilles consists of most islands western from Puerto Rico.
  3. BFT 176 Discussion and Access

    None of these players on the record! Most if not all of them must have played with Baker though. Not East Africa, much southward!! There is actually a pianist from the French Antilles in the BFT, but not on this track. Track 11 is located in the Greater Antilles!
  4. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Gaslini Plays Monk A tad too percussive and built to my taste, but still great fun to listen to. The Bud Shank Quartet - Jazz at Cal-Tech Except from the drums on Side 1, I liked the record a lot! Randy Weston - How High The Moon Mozart Piano Concertos 20&23 / Barenboim and the English Chamber Orchestra First time I hear the 23rd and the Adagio is beautiful!
  5. BFT 176 Discussion and Access

    It's St Thomas, It's not Ray, you know the pianist! I initially bought the record for the piano player - who composed that tune, but the leader is the trumpet player! Not Blue though! The drummer is pretty well known indeed. Not Bailey! It's Someone's Blues indeed! Some sort of amplified clarinet! Yes, it Diabaté ! It's further South and it's a Bantu language! Correct both on the record & on the track!! I love Beka too. I wanted Dudu on the BFT but it's true that he's not having one of those characteristic and intense solos on the track I proposed. Nope, we have crossed the Atlantic Ocean! A one-off opportunity to record for these mostly amateur musicians. But those reeds! Not Milt. The record is from the late 50s. No idea if that's recent! Yeahhhh! Congrats, it's Idaho, from Jesse Stone! The tune has been identified. It's the late Hargrove on the trumpet and Benny Green at the piano! No opinion about God, but I really like both Joe Henderson and the saxophonist leading this session (Ralph Moore)! Not quite sure about the money, but I am glad I bought the record I had no clue of the alternate name of the tune!! Yes it's Terry's theme from Limelight. Not the soundtrack indeed. Haha, I thought the organ player was in phase with the atmosphere of the movie. I love that guitarist's sound! That's the song! I thought their complementarity was working as a charm! Thanks for joining in!!
  6. BFT 176 Discussion and Access

    Thanks! Almost, 8 to 10 are African artists. 11 is actually from the Antilles, not that far from Louisiana! That's him in a nutshell! Thanks for participating and managing the BFTs. Have no worries for your wallet, the majority of the tracks are easily accessible. Plus you might already own a few of the records already
  7. "South African Jazz"

    Bheki Mseleku - Celebration and Moses Taiwa Molelekwa ‎– Genes and Spirits have been recently repressed by Matsuli Music!
  8. Tal Farlow - A Sign of the Times A beautiful and signed copy where the previous owner had kept a few pictures he took of Tal Farlow in the UK in April 85.
  9. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Simultaneously a shout and a chant! Mal Waldron Trio - Blood & Guts Sal Nistico - Neo/Nistico Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy - Serious Fun
  10. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Herbie Mann & Buddy Collette - Flute Fraternity (UK 10") Nat Cole at JATP Frank Rosolino - Free For All Ed Blackwell Project - What It Be Like
  11. And when in doubt, use both.
  12. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Waldron/Marre/Gouirand - Le matin d'un fauve Ed Blackwell Project - What it is?
  13. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Excellent Waldron fest recently, soulpope! Listening tonight to: The Duke Plays Ellington Cecil Payne - Bright Moments Earl Hines - Paris One Night Stand
  14. BFT 176 Discussion and Access

    That's the song! You might know the players, I plan to catch the duet next month in Paris area. The pianist composed the tune. He is still touring regularly and will be in Paris area next February. The whole album has this MFT nostalgic feel.
  15. BFT 176 Discussion and Access

    Correct, Dan! Hargrove is also the composer of this beautiful tune "Into Dawn" which has not been recorded elsewhere to my knowledge.
  16. Roy Hargrove

    A tremendous player, a tragic story.
  17. BFT 176 Discussion and Access

    A little third of not-only jazz, a third of French jazz and the remainder of relatively obscure US jazz, I'll try to calibrate better in the future! Not Kenny Drew. A prior incarnation of St. Thomas, about a year before Saxophone Colossus. It's like the Don Sleet's All members group, but of the West coast Yes, the drums mix is a bit distracting but becomes to me part of the charm of the record. That's a prowess, it is Allen Eager! French it is! Yes, I enjoy the tune but the jazz/rock guitar is a bit ever-present. Whenever I listen to this guitar style and this voice, I dance! That one might be more familiar to our Helvetian King. And reasonably so, the players have not made many records. I bet this one would be for our Brooklynite Clifford. I bet you know the pianist! Jim and John identified the track which as you mention later has an Adams/Pullen feeling (composition of Don). Congratulations, it is Waldron! It is Ralph Moore with his usual suspects of the late 80's. Not Geri Allen. A French group in the early 80s. I sure would not have bet on Rashied Ali named for this tune . The guitarist is the man! And the tune is a classic of the early seventh art. It definitely has a Getz/Barron vibe, but this was recorded in 2018. And it sure does not have that Getz thing . Two players I love to listen to when I go to Paris. The tune is pretty well-known in France and its title in English is actually pretty close to the song you mention! Thanks a lot for the very positive feedback!
  18. BFT 176 Discussion and Access

    Yes, it is the theme of St. Thomas and it is indeed not Hank Jones. It's not Art! Unlike the first two tracks, tracks 3&4 have not been recorded in North America! The bassist is the leader. Not the MJQ nor the members of the group! It is not Jamal!
  19. BFT 176 Discussion and Access

    Sorry for the inconvenience. I had checked the BFT on Firefox and IE but had no clue of the bitrate glitch on Chrome. I have reencoded all three tracks at 128kbps and Thom has updated his website so it should be playing fine now! Yes, that's Track 14. Great vibe and interplay on the entire album. Tune also called Trees and Grass and Thangs when later recorded with the Pullen/Adams Quartet.