Mark Stryker

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  • Birthday 08/10/1963

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  1. Jackie McLean

    Holy shit -- remarkable document. Forty-five minute television profile of Jackie McLean from 2004, interview by Gil Noble, themed around a tour of Harlem where Jackie grew up. Includes rare earlier footage and photos that I've never seen. I wish the older film clips of Jackie playing were longer, and Noble's questions are not always ideal; but Jackie is comfortable and tells some great stories about his youth, and you can feel his presence. Wow.
  2. Athletes who were/are jazz fans

    Edit: I see TD already mentioned Carmen Fanzone, a utility infielder who played maybe four or five seasons in the early '70s for the Cubs and Red Sox. Not only is he a jazz trumpet player eh's married to the singer Sue Raney. Flugelhorn solo at 3:30 mark. (I met both Carmen and Sue in Detroit four or five years ago -- nice people.)
  3. Ronnie Cuber Kicks PERMANENT Ass w/Lionel Hampton!

    I think that's Cuber doing the narration at the top here. Plays a great solo later too. He owns this one too from the get-go.
  4. I regret not being old enough to have heard him live. People I know with good ears — both savvy fans and musicians—tell me exactly what Jim says here re: hearing him in the late 60s and 70s: The presentation was on a super-high level, and the content was always meaty, no matter what bag he happened to be dipping into. We need more of that in jazz — and life. Coda: The only Cannonball I don’t like is the early stuff on Emarcy; otherwise, it’s all good to me, though I have favorites — Portrait of Cannonball, Live in Europe, Black Messiah. Also, late Cannonball is seriously underrated. But if I had to take one Cannonball solo to a desert island it might be “Love for Sale” in ‘58 with Miles’ sextet. The duet with Louis Hayes on “Easy to Love” from Japan is fucking awesome too.
  5. New Terumasa Hino reissues

    Excited to see these Hino releases. I've seen them in discographies but never heard them or even seen them in stores. [H6339]Add Terumasa Hino Journey To Air : Terumasa Hino (tp,flhrn) Olu Dara (tp) Pete Yellin (fl,as) Gary Pribek (as) David Liebman (ts,as) Steve Grossman (ts,as,fl) Mike Garson (p,el-p) Lanny Fields, Dave Holland, Teruo Nakamura (b,el-b) Bob Moses, Motohiko Hino (d) New York, March, 1970 Journey to air (part 1) Canyon (Jap)CAT1001 Journey to air (part 2) - Note: Canyon (Jap)CAT1001 also on Overseas (Jap)ULS1851. [H6344]Add Terumasa Hino Peace And Love : Terumasa Hino (tp) Hideo Ichikawa (p) Kiyoshi Sugimoto (g) Reggie Workman (b) Motohiko Hino (d) Tokyo, Japan, September 29 & October 1, 1970 Gongen Canyon (Jap)CAJ1004 Peace and love - Note: Both above titles also on Overseas (Jap)ULS-1852. [H6345]Add Terumasa Hino A Part : Terumasa Hino (tp,flhrn) Takao Uematsu (ts,b-cl) Hideo Ichikawa (p,el-p) Kiyoshi Sugimoto (g) Reggie Workman (b) Motohiko Hino (d) Yuji Imamura (cga) Tokyo, Japan, November 1, 8 & December 3, 1970 A part Canyon (Jap)CAJ1005 Ode to Workman - Be and know - Note: All above titles also on Overseas (Jap)ULS1853. [H6346]Add Terumasa Hino Love Nature : Terumasa Hino (tp) Gary Bartz (as) Kiyoshi Sugimoto (g) Reggie Workman (b) Eric Gravatt (d) Teaneck, N.J., March 31, 1971 Each/other Canyon (Jap)J-1006 Love nature - Sister Mayumi - Note: All above titles also on Overseas (Jap)ULS1854.
  6. Michael Brecker as sideman

    This fills out the Brecker story a bit ... https://www.artsjournal.com/rifftides/2007/01/michael_brecker_remembered.html
  7. Michael Brecker as sideman

    I have gone back and forth on this record for decades, but when I was kid, LOTS of people loved it. Very much a straight-ahead product of the '70s in the sound and production, the arrangements and mix of personalities -- Mel, Ron, Carter, Hank Jones, Brecker, Freddie Hubbard, with Gregory Herbert and Cecil Bridgewater in the mix at times.
  8. Thanks for sharing these wonderful memories. BTW. the old Cobb's Corner space is as we speak being refurbished and will reopen next year under the same name. New owners say it will be jazz club. Do you ever make it back out here? Do you mind if I copy this post and share it on my Facebook page?
  9. Earl Hines Solo Recommendations

    Listening again this morning to “Quintessential Recording Session” (Chiaroscuro) from 1970. Good God. Might be the greatest of them all — I think in a one-artist, one-record challenge, it would be my pick for Hines.
  10. The Lost Tapes: Charles Mingus Live In Detroit

    Got it, and I agree the responses you got were inadequate.
  11. The Lost Tapes: Charles Mingus Live In Detroit

    Folks — Earlier in this thread I addressed what appears to be real reason behind the stray digital only track.,The producer told me that Sue Mingus and the estate added this track at the last possible second and insisted it be included. Production at that point was too far along to add it to the CDs. I can't believe it was "discovered" later than the other material, so -- and here I am speculating -- there must have been some communication issue between Sue and the producer or some other issue that went sideways for this to land as it did.
  12. Thanks to everyone for their enthusiasm. No Amazon pre-order yet but I'll everyone know when we get there.I actually do have a cover image but it's in PDF form right now and too big to post here. When I get that figured out, I'll drop it in -- I love the photo image and type style
  13. Thanks for the enthusiasm. Publication is slated for Aug. 1, 2019. University of Michigan Press.
  14. The new MIngus set has been getting media traction. My take emphasizes the unique and largely unknown Detroit story of the Strata Corporation that brought Mingus to the city in the first place. In my forthcoming book, "Jazz From Detroit," I go deep on Strata and other self-determination efforts in Detroit in the '60s and '70s, including Tribe, Detroit Artists Workshop and Detroit Creative Musicians Association. https://www.npr.org/2018/11/09/666123401/mingus-jazz-in-detroit-catches-a-giant-at-a-moment-full-of-possibility?live=1
  15. Robert Shy - RIP

    Sigh. A great musician and, judging from just a couple personal encounters, a sweet man. R.I.P. I have tremendous tapes from two nights he played in Urbana c. 1985 with a trio led by bassist Marlene Rosenberg and featuring saxophonist Ron Dewar.