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  1. Ambrose Akinmusire

    My 71 year old ears are done with this young fellow. He hooked me, reeled me in with his first couple of releases(I actually spoke with him, his baby and wife in the lobby of Yoshi's a while ago). Too bad because he has great technical ability on his horn. I just wish he would lean back a little toward the traditional Hard Bop style which he's quite capable of playing. The music is way to cerebral for me, too much slow weird stuff. Of course just one old man's opinion.
  2. Ambrose Akinmusire

    You guys are killing me, I can't stop laughing. I expected to get lambasted for this opinion. Us old men have to stick together. LOLLLLLLLLL
  3. Whom Have You Discovered Lately

    For me it's the MJQ. No, not Milt Jackson and the boys, I'm talking about the Manhattan Jazz Quintet. The Personnel has changed a bit over the years but originally David Matthews on piano, George Young(I had never heard of this guy)on saxophones, Lou Soloff on trumpet, Eddie Gomz on bass and Steve Gadd on drums. They have an extensive discography dating back to 1984. Their cd's are expensive but I plan on getting them all. Very refreshing discovery for me. Great hard bop music, great arranging, original ideas
  4. Who Have You Discovered Lately

    Alvin Battiste and Harold Battiste. Might be just one t in last name, not sure. I'v been collecting since 1998 and I'm amazed that I'm just now acquiring this music. It's like I'm discovering hard bop on the Clarinet. Great stuff if you like this kind of jazz.........
  5. The Cookers

    Saw The Cookers for the 2nd or 3rd time at Yoshi's Oakland last night Thurs 2-20-2020, have all their cd's. As much as I like these guys, they're starting to look and sound a little tired, worn, weathered but still doing serious touring. Soon will be in the Netherlands. We all know what Kenny Rogers said, might be time for these guys to "fold em"
  6. Playlists

    I love playlists. What is the best source of expert playlists
  7. Playlists

    Thank you. Just what I need
  8. Playlists

    You are in fact an expert. For instance, if I wanted a playlist of Booker Ervin's best 20 songs where would I find it.
  9. Art Pepper

    Wow, I had written Pepper off as one whose personal battles was more interesting than his music although we've seen many jazz musicians experience those same battles. Since I call myself a collector(bop/hard bop)and since he did establish some prominence, I purchased "Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section" a few years ago because of the connection to Miles' rhythm section and forgot about him. Ran across his name on some list the other day and as I often do started researching. To end this story, I purchased the "Mosaic Select", the "Complete Galaxy Recordings", "Thursday Night", "Friday Night", and "Saturday Night at The Village Vanguard" plus "4 More Or Less" from the Vanguard sessions. Just rec'd the Saturday Night disc and am blown away by the cut "The Trip". He was definitly influenced by Trane. Elvin Jones was the drummer on the set.........................
  10. Roy Hargrove

    Four day stint at Yoshi's San Francisco. This is a re-wind from March when he cancelled due to ill health. Has anyone caught his sets? Can you critique them for me. I couldn't make it, surgery got in the way. Thanks
  11. What music did you buy today?

    Doug Carn, Infant eyes Rhoda Scott + Kenny Clark Trane, Blue World
  12. Collections

    What would be the appropriate forum to discuss collections. I want to see how mine stacks up against the rest.
  13. The Organ

    Can anyone tell me on which albums will I find the best organ work for Doug Carn, Don Pullen and Clare Fischer(other than Clare Declares, Pipe Organ) as leader or sideman. Thanks.
  14. The Organ

    Great answers as usual. Thank you all.
  15. Gregg Allman

    Can anyone tell me on which albums does Gregg Allman stick mainly to organ?
  16. As one who owns 107 LTD titles, I really appreciate this. Thank you.
  17. Who Have You Discovered Lately

    I've had several. Really impressed with Rosario Giuliani. Up tempo hard driving hard bop.
  18. Robert Glasper

    Before I caught Robert Glasper tonight at Yoshi's, I purchased the cd "Canvas". I like it, I guess it's this 2019 neo bop or whatever you call it. Seems like this is what the young cats(Ambrose Akinmusire) are playing these days. Almost at the last minute I see he's at Yoshi's tonight, so, based off what I heard on "Canvas", I went to see him. TOTAL disappointment. What I saw/heard sounded like a rock band, felt like I was inside a boom box, no acoustic piano, bunch of electronics, hearing the voice of Martin Luther King on the first song. I love MLK, but I go to youtube for MLK speeches. Glasper did not look professional, had on a worn looking t-shirt. The place was sold out on a Wednesday night, looked mostly like 30-40ish crowd. I should have known something was about to go wrong. Way too much base, was actually hurting my ears. I left after the first song. I was expecting to hear the same format as the cd Canvas. $40, no refund, oh well. Of course, had I known I would have stayed home. IMO, these guys need to hold onto a modicum of tradition. I was none to happy so, On my way home I played "Jackie McLean Quartet Montreal 1988" to calm myself down
  19. Robert Glasper

    TK Blue, now you see, I'd never heard of him, went to AMG and listened to some sound samples. I like him. How did you discover him. There's probably a lot of people out here I don't know about. I Downbeat still relevant?
  20. Robert Glasper

    I'm 70 yrs old and grew up on Trane, Miles, Diz, Blakey, Rollins etc etc so maybe that's what's going on with me. I don't research websites before going to a concert. If you read what I wrote, I went based on what I heard on the cd "Canvas". That was my advertisement.
  21. Ira Sullivan

    I'm going through it at 69, painful, expensive, drawn out process, can't eat, lost weight. OH well............
  22. Andrew Hill

    As much as I like Andrew Hill(I own 6 of his titles), don't know what I was thinking when I purchased "Lift Every Voice". I don't mind voices if the fit in, on this set they, imho, definitely DON'T fit in. To make matters worse I, as always, listened to sound samples prior to purchasing. I must be slipping. Since I own all Lee Morgan led sessions, I deceided to try and collect all of his sideman sessions. I should have passed this one up, what a waste of time for Lee and Woody Shaw, Carlos Garnett and the rest of the guys....................
  23. Earl Bostic - the general thread

    Since Golson and my dad were in Bostic's band and you weren't, I'll take your word over a living master's word. Will that make you feel authenticated, make you feel like you actually know what you're talking about?
  24. Earl Bostic - the general thread

    I care about and am aware of his music because my father, Elmon Larue Wright along with his buddy Benny Golson together played in Bostic's bands. Golson told me that they weren't play a lot of jazz in those bands.