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About Quasimado

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  • Gender Male
  • 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. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    Great writing and playing showcasing Konitz, Schildkraut, Bill Perkins etc. at their best. Stan Levy is on drums. Q
  2. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    CD-Rs? I'm surprised to hear that. That was not the case with mine, tho purchased long ago ... No liners is/was (family) label policy - reflecting Tristano's opinion that the music spoke for itself. Q
  3. Grace Kelly

    BUT, BUT ... she likes bebop ... and ... she's got no ANGST!!!
  4. The Haig

    I had a quick look through Ken Vail's "Bird's Diary" (no index) but couldn't find any reference. If it did happen I'm sure James will cover it in his 1954 installment (which I unintentionally preempted - sorry James) ... Q
  5. Elek Bacsik

    The Bird and Diz tribute on Flying Dutchman (1975) has 2 fine solos from Warne Marsh (Moose the Mooch & Groovin High). The electric bass is unfortunate. Q
  6. Most interesting/favorite 'Herbie Hancock' BN

    Tristano wasn't able to be there for the 1959 recordings, and it shows. But he was at the Half Note in 1964 when that "Look Up and Live" TV program was made (it's on Youtube) and was later released on his *Jazz Records* label as *Continuity*. There the band can be heard in full flight ... Q
  7. The Haig

    Peter Pullman, in his "Wail - The Life of Bud Powell" has several pages on Bud's gig at the Haig in 1954. Sidemen were Curtis Counce and Chuck Thompson. The contract was originally for "at least 6 weeks" but was terminated during the second week due to Bud's drinking and weird behavior. Crowds were initially good ... Q
  8. Some more of the Gordons with Diz and Stuff Smith from 1957. Q
  9. "A Train" with the very hip and under-recorded family vocal group "The Gordons", with Lionel Hampton, Oscar Dennard, Oscar Pettiford and Gus Johnson from 1956, The group worked a little with Mingus and Diz, and lead vocalist Honi Gordon made one LP for Prestige. Q
  10. Chet Baker, misjudged?

    Chet knew what he wanted from an early age. I don't think he had any regrets - the best of his music makes that clear. Q

    Thanks for that. It's on Youtube too. Nice - he listens to Cannonball, Getz, Rollins and Lester. Q
  12. Blue Giant is a Japanese Jazz Manga series (1-10) written and illustrated by Ishizuka Shinichi. A sequel to this series entitled Blue Giant Supreme, has also been published. The story revolves around the jazz adventures of a young musician from Sendai, determined to be the world's greatest saxophonist. Q.
  13. Hacked/Redirected/WTF?????

    Received it also - probably Monday night which meant I could not log in for a couple of days. It wanted me to download an old version of Java, which I didn't do. I finally got rid of it by logging in through a thread in Google and changing the bookmark. Q