• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About charlesp

  • Rank
  • Birthday 01/09/1958

Contact Methods

  • ICQ 0

Profile Information

  • Gender Male
  • Location San Antonio, Texas
  • Interests Music
    Modern Art

Recent Profile Visitors

2,729 profile views
  1. Has anyone accidently purchased this?

    wrong Steve Lacy.....on many different levels
  2. I can understand how you wouldn't really like Charles Lloyd, Larry. He's not from the Chicago area and you favor Chicago jazz musicians like a local sportscaster favors their home team.
  3. Steve Lehman - The People I Love

    It's explained in the liner notes of the linked recording.
  4. Mal Waldron

    What a beautiful way to spend 51 minutes - come out better for being in the presence of humble greatness - thank you Mal, Max, Steve, Jeanne, Andrew, Reggie and the skilled documentary team!
  5. No, but personnel is enough to get me to take the 1 1/2 hour drive from San Antonio to Austin !!!
  6. Lisle Atkinson: 1940-2019

    I love his contributions to Walt Dickerson's Peace on Steeplechase.
  7. NEA Jazz Masters - 2020

    Great news!!!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Big Ears Festival

    Normally not a fan of dual pianos, but Vijay Iyer and Craig Taborn were mesmerizing.
  11. 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
  12. Looking for jazz radio stations 2018 - Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas - Jazz from 5am to 10pm Central time 7 days a week.
  13. Dave Liebman/Adam Rudolph/Hamid Drake - CHI

    Thanks for the heads up - I'm in.