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  1. Paul Bley Trio ‎- Blood (Japan, promo, Red) Somebody has been enjoying Mister Joy a wee bit too much before, but otherwise a fine copy. And a great record! Kenny Dorham Quintet - Showboat The Gil Evans Orchestra - Great Jazz Standards (Manhattan Records) Barney Wilen ‎- La Note Bleue
  2. Duke Ellington - All Star Road Band Volume 2 Lee Konitz Quintet ‎– Figure & Spiwit The Genius Of Bud Powell
  3. Yes, a great record where the fake applause is not intrusive. I still have to listen to the actual live concert performance issued by Mosaic. Tonight: Stan Tracey ‎– Under Milk Wood (RCA, 1976) Beautiful and haunting! There will be enough someday!
  4. Mal Waldron

    Thanks for the tip, I did not know about this record ! That's now 176 Waldron entries in my Discogs wantlist... My top 5 new-to-me in the past year has been: Reminicent Suite Much More ! (+Marion Brown) Duo, Quartett, Solo (+Burchard) Three For Freedom Run About MAL
  5. Mal Waldron

    A great doc, I remember watching it a few times in the early Youtube days when it was in 9 min parts (along with other docs like Reflections, New York-Paris (ARTE,1998) and Earl "Fatha" Hines (ATV,1975)). Travellin' In Soul-Time with Waldron and Lee has been recorded around the same time of this doc and is a beauty.
  6. Brother Jack At The Jazz Workshop Live! Benny Golson & The Philadelphians Art Farmer Quintet - The Time and The Place
  7. Rendell Carr 5tet rides again

    I discovered the music through the boxset and am still green to it, but I enjoy it immensely. My top two favorites would be Phase III and Shades of Blue.
  8. Buddy DeFranco And His Orchestra ‎– Closed Session Herbie Hancock ‎– Maiden Voyage The George Wallington Quintet‎– Jazz At Hotchkiss
  9. Andrew Hill ‎– Black Fire Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett Julius Arthur Hemphill / The JAH Band ‎– Georgia Blue Forrest Westbrook, Jim West, Paul Ruhland, Dick Wilson ‎– This Is Their Time, Oh Yes
  10. Great 10"! The release year of those Esquire is a mess on Discogs. I assume they can be found individually in Jazz Monthly , but is there a source gathering all the 200ish 12" Esquire LPs release dates ?
  11. Wayne Shorter - ETC (Tone Poet) Lee Konitz ‎– Jazz At Storyville (Trio) Randy Weston - Portraits Of Thelonious Monk Art Farmer / Jim Hall ‎– Big Blues
  12. Billy Harper Quintet - Love On The Sudan Slide Trombone Featuring Lawrence Brown (Clef UK) Mal Waldron, Terumasa Hino ‎– Reminicent Suite Randy Weston-Vishnu Wood Duo ‎– Perspective Groovin' with Golson (Esquire) Bliss
  13. Happy Birthday Nikolaus ! Alles gute zum geburtstag ! ( :party: )^ ( :party: ) Joyeux anniversaire ! And have a great day!
  14. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Clifford Jordan - In The World Billy Harper - Capra Black Barney Wilen - Barney Waldron/Lee/Tenda - Travellin' in Soul-Time Merry Christmas, folks!
  15. Johnny Smith Quintet - Moonlight In Vermont Miles Ahead The Art of Pepper vol. 1
  16. Tonight is: Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine - Alive And Well In Paris Johnny Maddox (1927 - 2018) - My Old Flames The Real Lee Konitz Sonny Rollins in Japan
  17. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Bennie Green Blows His Horn Charles Mingus - East Coasting The Don Rendell Five - Just Music
  18. Post a pic

    Picture from Burt Goldblatt, taken at Boston Gardens in 1971!
  19. BFT 176 The Reveal

    Track 1 The Randy Weston Trio - Fire Down There (trad) Get Happy, Riverside, 1956 Randy Weston (piano), Sam Gill (bass), Wilbert Hogan (drums) I wanted to start the BFT by a tribute to Randy Weston. Popularized a year later by Sonny Rollins as St. Thomas, the tune is a traditional song/calypso from the Caribbean islands, recorded even prior to this recording by Louis « The Charmer » Farrakhan. Track 2 Conte Candoli All Stars - Macedonia (Candoli, Guaraldi) Little Band Big Jazz - Crown, 1960 Conte Candoli (trumpet), Buddy Collette (trumpet saxophone), Vince Guaraldi (piano), Leroy Vinnegar (bass), Stan Levey (drums) I discovered this beauty of a record as I was intrigued to listen to Collette and Guaraldi altogether. But it's the playing of Candoli that caught me off guard, serene, assured and moving. I only know Candoli from West Coast Jazz with Getz and Pepper's Gettin' Together, but I wil have to find more one day. Track 3 Jazz-Hip Trio - Hyperespace (Roger Lucioni) Jazz en Relief, Riviera, 1967 Jean Bernard Eisinger (piano), Roger Lucioni (bass), Daniel Humair (drums) Lovely record from the late 60s. Eisinger and Lucioni composed most of the original tunes and it's pity they have not recorded/composed more (they pursued their career as MD in the South of France). And Humair is having a great time as always. I have been lucky to find a copy for about nothing (the auctioneer went litterally mad) and it sure deserves a reissue. Track 4 Jazz International - Buyer's Blues (Billy Byers) Jazz International, Vogue, 1956 Allen Eager (tenor saxophone), Billy Byers (trombone), Jimmy Deuchar (trumpet), Martial Solal (piano), Benoit Quersin (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums) Belgium, UK, France and US nationalities are present. I think the original title is under Solal's name who makes a beautiful Ellingtonian intro on this track, as pointed out by Thom who also identified Eager ! Reissued on CD as Transatlantic Meetings which also includes Roy Haynes Modern Group. Track 5 Stéphane Kerecki Quartet - Tirez Sur Le Pianiste (Charlie Et Lena theme, Georges Delerue) Nouvelle Vague, Outnote, 2014 Emile Parisien (soprano saxophone), Stéphane Kerecki (bass), Fabrice Moreau (drums) The second tribute of the BFT is to Charles Aznavour who was brilliant in this Truffaut movie. This relatively recent record offers a beautiful jazz rendition of tunes from Nouvelle Vague composers such as Antoine Duhamel and Georges Delerue in a minimalist format with 2 songs with Jeanne Added. Highly recommended. Track 6 Georges Arvanitas - Black and White (Anne-Marie Bernert) The Hound of Music, PSI, 1978 Claude Guilhot (vibes), Georges Arvanitas (piano), Jacky Samson (bass), Charles Saudrais (drums) There is a nostalgic and positive vibe in the interplay of that track that I always enjoyed a lot. I return more regulalry to Soul Jazz, Arvanitas&Woods or Arvanitas&Webster, but there are few tracks on this record that really deserve great attention. Track 7 Joachim Kühn & Rolf Kühn - Sounds Of Feelings (Joachim Kühn) Bloody Rockers, BYG, 1969 Rolf Kühn (clarinet), Volker Kriegel (guitar), Joachim Kühn (piano), Günter Lenz (bass), Stu Martin (drums) I can't say that there has been a seal of approval on this one based on the discussions ! I really like the sound of the electro clarinet on this record and the ideas of both Kühn. Kriegel is a bit ever-present but that's the kind of crazy/energetic developments that match the title of the record quite well. Last time I managed to see Joachim Kühn was really fun with a trio with Rabih Abou Khalil and I plan to see Kühn in 2 months. Track 8 Kora Jazz Trio - N'na (Abdoulaye Diabaté) Part Two, Celluloid, 2005 Abdoulaye Diabaté (piano), Moussa Cissoko (perc), Djeli Moussa Diawara (kora, guitar), Mamadou Koné (perc) It's clearly not a trio on this tune, but the tracks with the kora of Diawara are also sublime. The tune is composed by the pianist Diabaté that MG has identified. I admit having been a bit underwhelmed by their first effort, but Part Two is a great great combination of Malian, French, and jazz influences. They just released Part Four a few months ago on Cristal Records. Track 9 Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited ‎– Shumba (Thomas Mapfumo) Gwindingwi Rine Shumba, Chimurenga Music, 1981 Thomas Mapfumo (voc,guitar), Jonah Sithole (guitar), Leonard 'Pickett' Chiyangwa (guitar), Charles Mayana (bass), Sebastian Ferado (drums) There is nothing better than early Mapfumo. Except maybe very early Mapfumo when he was leading the Hallelujah Chicken Run Band. I strongly advise you to also listen to their compilation Take One. The current record features his typical Chimurenga style where the guitar plays in the style of a mbira and it is boiling !
  20. BFT 176 The Reveal

    Thanks! Unfortunately I don't think the Solal and the Hodes records have been reissued on CD yet.