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  • Interests Objective/ Intuitive Musical Intelligence - Bird/ Lester/ Marsh/ Wardell/ Fats/ Bud/ Tristano/ early Konitz ... and a few others

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  1. Emil Richards 1932-2019

    Much appreciated! To make the situation more complex, it seems there were at least two, possibly three takes made of this song before one was used for this LP, including at least one with strings and no vibes at all ... anyway, a fine solo.
  2. Emil Richards 1932-2019

    RIP. Would anyone know if that's Emil who plays that very nice vibes solo on Ella's version of "The Christmas Song" from around '60 on Verve LP MGV 4042 "Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas" , apparently with the Frank DeVol Orchestra ...
  3. Great Bird - Chorus after chorus from a long Cafe Society jam session 1950. Personnel: Tony Scott/ Bird/ Dick Hyman/ Brew Moore/ Chuck Wayne or Mundell Lowe/ Leonard Gaskin/ Ed Shaunessy. Bird takes the 2nd solo after Scott and comes back for 4s with Shaunessy.
  4. Beautiful listening and writing, Larry. I think most people who listen to jazz seriously these days recognize Chet as one of the great trumpet players - but his vocal abilities are still underrated. While it does not always happen, the best of his improvisations in this form (scat or with the added difficulty of phrasing with words) are astonishing in their inventiveness and musicality - “magical mystery tour” indeed!
  5. Volumes 1 & 2 are certainly early. What kind of recording techniques were employed then and how do they sound?
  6. Lennie Tristano used it effectively on solo recordings at one stage in his career - not with a bass player (as I recall).
  7. Anton Webern's genitals

    It seems not. According to the original passage, -- he was conducting in shirtsleeves only -- .
  8. Blue Note's TONE POET series.

    Didn't know about Mosaic mania. You mean even I might be considered hip?
  9. I seem to recall that at some point (50's, 60's, 70's?) Gail was running a small motel somewhere in LA.
  10. Now reading...

    Good book! There's a thread somewhere ...
  11. Nostalgia

    That's a profound quote and very true. The rarer 2nd take is even better than the master, IMO.
  12. Donny McCaslin

    Heard The Passion of Charlie Parker on a long flight home - was intrigued because at the time there was no information available about who was playing ... but played it right through anyway and I was, well, perplexed but basically found it interesting and, dare I say it, moving. Unlike JSngry, I find rhythm sections who continually fool with time irritating in the extreme - and here so often they almost seemed to have something going (swinging in 4/4) which could have pushed the tenor (McCaslin) into something significant, only to quickly drop it for something else - and the tenor responded accordingly and the opportunity was missed. But, McCaslin is a hell of a player who is all over the horn - a lot of legato chromatic playing - he sounds like Warne Marsh in the upper register and has a remarkable tone - almost phosphorescent (?) which greatly adds to the overall atmosphere. Rhythmically he has it covered but occasionally breaks up his flow with corny marching band type nonsense. The vocals/ vocal passages are very hip and perhaps capture something of Bird's scene. I dislike fusion intensely but this is not that simplistic. It's a unique workout on Bird's tunes and lifestyle that manages to capture something pretty profound - for all the wrong reasons (from my viewpoint).
  13. Jim's "woke" - get it?