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  1. Branford slams Miles

    I have several LPs by Wynton and Branford - never pull them out to play. I went to four or five concerts featuring Wynton and/or Branford and was profoundly bored at all but one which featured the J Mood band at Rockefellers in Houston (that one was pretty fun) - when I was bored, I thought that there must be something wrong with me, that I was not hip to some missing nuance. But I have been to scores of live music events and I seemed to "get" those, so maybe I wasn't the problem. It bothers me that Wynton and Branford used their influence to deride what was really happening as "not Jazz" because it "didn't swing" by their definition. I think that kept some insecure listeners and critics from listening to the artists that "aren't jazz" which was a loss. I cannot prove that Muhal, Horace Tapscott, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman, Henry Threadgill, Steve Lacy, Wadada, William Parker, Sun Ra, Ornette, Dewey Redman.... would have had broader popular appeal, but I do believe that if more folks with influence were saying "stick with these guys - it's really worth the effort", more people may have tried and, for a few, it would have clicked. By the way, every one of the artists in the previous sentence could swing their and the listeners asses off. I know in the realm of visual art, I have tried harder to understand artists because people with a deeper understanding have encouraged me to stick with it. Just my opinion.
  2. Branford slams Miles

    I think that Leonard and Satan either had a deep contractual arrangement or were related by marriage - I think that I read that somewhere.
  3. Big Ears Festival

    Normally not a fan of dual pianos, but Vijay Iyer and Craig Taborn were mesmerizing.
  4. Big Ears Festival

    Sad about Schlippenbach. Consoled by the music of Wadada, Bill Frisell, Ralph Towner, Mary Halvorson, International Contemporary Ensemble playing Anna Thorvoldsdottir, Bela Fleck, Brooklyn Rider........and more + the weather is perfect, the audiences are filled with attentive music lovers and the people in Knoxville are nice
  5. Looking for jazz radio stations 2018 - Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas - Jazz from 5am to 10pm Central time 7 days a week.
  6. Dave Liebman/Adam Rudolph/Hamid Drake - CHI

    Thanks for the heads up - I'm in.
  7. Big Ears Festival

    The detailed concert schedule required that I slightly modify everyone that I wanted to see because of overlaps, but I focused on my priorities: Wadada Leo Smith - solo and recreating "Devine Love", Bill Frisell - w/ Thomas Morgan and with the Bill Morrison film, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Thumbscrew, Ralph Towner, Carla Bley's Trio, Avishai Cohen's Quartet, and the Parker, Schlippenbach,Lytton trio. Somewhat bummed that Kim Kashkashian and Punch Brothers conflict with my "must sees".
  8. Chuck,

    My condolences for the loss of two of your long-time friends and colleagues in music in such rapid succession. I hope that you and Ann can find peace in your difficult time.

    Anne and I look forward to seeing you and Anne at Big Ears. Listening to People in Sorrow,

    Chuck Parrish

    1. Chuck Nessa

      Chuck Nessa

      Thanks. It will be good to see you two again.

  9. Thanks to Rooster_Ties for recommending this outstanding release. After reading this thread, I was inclined to listen to the 2-lp version of this release. Thrilled with the music, sound and 2-lp packaging !
  10. THIS!!!!

    I think that you might be able to get intellectual property protection in the US for FRISKY LIKE A MO'!!!!!, but probably not in the EU. In fact, I expect to see FRISKY LIKE A MO'!!!!! used in the promotional materials for certain Andorran reissues within the next couple months!
  11. Miles Davis Bootleg Series Vol. 6

    I have been duped by repackaging once or twice.
  12. Roscoe Mitchell's "Ride the Wind"

    Ride the Wind adds to my understanding of Roscoe Mitchell's genius. Unlike a number of the commentators to this forum, I am not a musician. I came to Maestro Mitchell's music initially through nessa records 1970's recording of the Art Ensemble of Chicago - People in Sorrow and Les Stances a Sophie. Wanting to learn more, I explored Roscoe Mitchell's Old/Quartet, Congliptious, Nonaah and Snurdy Gurdy & her Dancing Shoes - growing my ears and appreciation for music that is "beyond category" (other than Roscoe Mitchell music). Ride the Wind continues the thrill of learning something new. Of course, I am a music fan, not a critic, so my opinion is just that of a fan, but one who is better for having heard this wonderful music.
  13. Big Ears Festival

    More than lagniappe - Rocket Science, Jason Moran with Milford Graves, Brooklyn Rider, Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, the Black Twig Pickers, Jenny Scheinman, Meahell Ndegeocello, Bang on a Can’s performance of Julia Wolfe’s “Anthracite Fields”, a performance of Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s “In the Light of Air”. Tomorrow: Tyshawn Sorey, Craig Taborn’s Quartet, Wu Fei and Jason Moran’s Bang. This is a great music festival
  14. Big Ears Festival

    I am attending to see the two Roscoe Mitchell sets - everything else is lagniappe.