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About Quasimado

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

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  1. I seem to recall that at some point (50's, 60's, 70's?) Gail was running a small motel somewhere in LA.
  2. Now reading...

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

    That's a profound quote and very true. The rarer 2nd take is even better than the master, IMO.
  4. 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).
  5. Jim's "woke" - get it?
  6. Grasso Brothers

    Here's Luigi with another fine alto player, Joan Marti.
  7. Grasso Brothers

    Barry Harris has said that the Grasso Brothers (Luigi - alto, Pasquale - guitar) are "the best musicians in the world". This features Luigi's arrangement/ alto. Pasquale also solos. These cats are incredible musicians. There's a lot more stuff on youtube.
  8. Where the hell is Phil Schaap?

    Always enjoyed Birdflight and many other treasures - All the best Phil. Q
  9. Very nice - interesting series.
  10. Great read! Quite a lady! Too bad about Allen - "cursed with flair" is a pretty accurate self- assessment ...
  11. Charlie Parker Blindfold Test

    Very interesting - too bad about the first half of the tape.
  12. Actually the (political/ social) movement away from American jazz by some German (and British) musicians is a worthy topic...
  13. Not quite sure what you are saying ... what has Taylor's visit with Schlippenbach have to do with "Tiger Rag"? (and possibly the emancipation of German musicians from their American predecessors/ contemporaries)?