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About LWayne

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  • Birthday 12/29/1958

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Interests jazz, travel, wine

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  1. Australian Jazz

    Saw The Necks locally last year. Two sets of imaginative,improvised, music. Highly recommended! LWayne
  2. Miles Okazaki

    I really enjoyed hearing him play with Jonathan Finlayson and Sicilian Defense last November in Columbus at the Wexner Center. In addition, his album "Trickster" was one of my favorites from last year. Any recommendations about other leader albums in the same vein? He is coming to Pittsburgh with Finlayson again in March. Thanks, LWayne
  3. Favorite Jazz Concerts of 2017

    My top ten: Bill Frisell/ Thomas Morgan Duo Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo NY Saturday, December 2, 2017 Michael Formanek's Ensemble Kolossus Abramson Family Auditorium-NYU, Washington DC Saturday, April 22, 2017 Jonathan Finlyson and Sicilian Defense Wexner Center, Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH. Friday, November 17, 2017 Louis Hayes Quintet Hazlett Theater-Kente Arts Alliance, Pittsburgh, PA. Saturday, December 9, 2017 Django Festival All-Stars Manchester Craftsmens Guild, Pittsburgh-PA. Saturday, November 18, 2017 Matthew Shipp Trio Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA. Friday, November 10, 2017 Kahil El Zabar/ David Murray Duo James Street Tavern, Pittsburgh PA. Sunday, June 4, 2017 The Rosetta Trio Alphabet City-City of Asylum, Pittsburgh, PA. Sunday, May 7, 2017 Corey Harris Roots Cellar-Pgh Center for Arts, Pittsburgh PA. Thursday, October 5, 2017 Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge Club Café, Pittsburgh, PA. Tuesday, March 7, 2017 LWayne
  4. My top ten new recordings for 2017: Bill Frisell Small Town ECM Records Miles Okazaki Trickster Pi Recordings Craig Taborn Daylight Ghosts ECM Records Vijay Iyer Sextet Far From Over ECM Records Wadada Leo Smith Solo: Reflections and Meditations on the Monk Tum Records Matt Mitchell Forage Screwgun Records Chris Potter The Dreamer is the Dream ECM Records Matthhew Shipp Trio Piano Song Thirsty Ear Records William Parker Quartets Meditation/Resurrection Aum Fidelity Tomas Fujiwara Triple Double Firehouse 12 Records Stay tuned for more... LWayne
  5. Willie Pickens - RIP

    What a shame. Another one of the greats. Will be missed. LWayne
  6. Tyshawn Sorey

    I have many CDs where he has been a sideman. Always enjoyed his interactions; particularly with Steve Lehman Octet. Since he has deservedly gained a lot of publicity recently, my question is where to start in his recorded catalogue as a leader? "Verisimilitude" seems to be pretty esoteric from the samples I have heard. Any recommendations? Thanks, LWayne
  7. Richie Cole - Latin Lover

    Saw the group premier the CD last Saturday. They played the album straight through in chronological order. Richie Cole still has a great tone, and it really comes through in a live setting. Enjoyable CD. Agreed that the song selection is "interesting" to say the least. LWayne
  8. CDs for Sale

    Bumped-new items added 10/17/2017 Thanks LWayne
  9. Below is my ten: Frank Kimbrough "Solstice" Matthew Shipp Trio "The Conduct of Jazz" Matt Mitchell "Forage" Kenny Barron Trio "Book of Intuition" Vijay Iyer Trio "Break Stuff" Craig Taborn "Avenging Angel" David Virelles "Continuum" Carla Bley/Steve Swallow/Andy Sheppard "Andando El Tiempo" Brad Mehldau "Ten Years Solo Live" Aruan Ortiz "Cubanism" All were alive when I saw them over the last couple of years. Still looking forward to seeing Carla Bley again and Aruan Ortiz. LWayne
  10. John;

    Please let me know if you are still interested in CDs. Have not heard from you in a while.



  11. CDs for Sale

    Bumped-one last time with some new items added. CDs for sale @ $4 each, except where stated. Shipping is $3 extra for CONUS. Thanks for looking: Artist Title Label Comments Babs Gonzales Weird Lullaby Blue Note Bertrand Renaudin & Olivier Cahours Douo CC Production Jackie McLean Swing Swang Swingin Blue Note OOP Connoisseur CD series Theo Croker Escape Velocity Okeh Omar Klein Sleepwalkers Warner Music Promo in plastic sleeve Count Basie Orchestra High Voltage MPS Clark Terry Clark After Dark MPS The Dizzy Gillespie Reunion Big Band 20th and 30th Anniversary MPS ON HOLD Gary Burton Quartet Real Life Hits ECM Promo Hold Drilled in Cover-ON HOLD Craig Taborn & Ikue Mori Highsmith Tzadik With OBI Regina Carter Paganini: After a Dream Verve Maryanne de Prophetis Tell A Star ENNA Danilo Perez Motherland Verve Autographed by Danilo Perez Bobby Hutcherson Happenings Blue Note RVG Edition Ahmad Jamal Pittsburgh Atlantic Trio 3 Open Ideas Palmetto Records Autographed by Oliver Lake Wheelhouse Boss of the Plains Aerophonic Leo Smith Spirit Catcher Nessa Records Vom Freeman Vonski Speaks Nessa Records Carl Allen & Rodney Whitaker Get Ready Mack Avenue Thanks LWayne
  12. Happy 3 year anniversary (or not)!
  13. R.I.P. John Abercrombie

    Now I am confused. Postings on Social Media attributed this to being a hoax. Quoted his representatives as stating that he is alive and well. But if ECM posted this news then that provides credibility. LWayne
  14. The best dressed man in jazz.

    What about Ron Carter? Surely a contender for best-dressed!
  15. Arthur Blythe R.I.P.

    R.I.P. Arthur. A true original and an engaging voice in jazz. You will be missed LWayne