Steve Reynolds

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About Steve Reynolds

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  • Birthday 04/25/1960

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Wayne, NJ
  • Interests music of all sorts that gets my heart pumping, live improvisational music, Car auctions on TV, Red Sox & Patriots

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  1. What live music are you going to see tonight?

    Dave Rempis with Brandon Lopez & Ryan Packard Eric's House of Improv Presents 244 Rehearsal Studios 244 West 54th Street, 10th Floor, NYC 8:00 show
  2. Tony Coe

    I have that one as well. Fantastic freeish yet groovy session.
  3. Branford slams Miles

    Branford was awful on 3/29/90 with the Dead. He stepped all over Bird Song, Dark Star & Eyes of the World. He apparently never even heard of these great compositions. Which musicians suck, Branford?
  4. Heart of the Ghost -- wow!

    I’m fired up for the show. I’m going with a young friend who’s all in right now to free jazz/improv, etc. Some of the Rempis recordings on his own label are very good and a few are more than that. The last double drummer Percussion Quartet recording (Cochonnerie) with Ingebright Haker Flaten is incredible for one example. His playing is more than it initially appears to be. He’s more than just intensity and mind blowing technique. I’m hoping or wishing he brings his non-alto horn(s) BUT I’ll settle for just his alto saxophone playing:) plus looking at his newest releases, I’m sure he will have the new CD of the trio I’m seeing, plus if he has copies of the last 3-4 I havn’t bought, I’ll get them all at the show next Tuesday.
  5. Heart of the Ghost -- wow!

    Which one? The one with Rempis that I’m seeing or the one with Gilgore that Larry saw live?
  6. Heart of the Ghost -- wow!

    Thanks, Larry - I’ll be looking out for Gilgore and this trio As an aside, I’ll be seeing the great Chicagoan saxophonist Dave Rempis on next Tuesday 4/23 with Brandon Lopez on double bass and another Chicago musician (one I’ve never heard of - Ryan Packard on drums) for a show at a new performance space started by Eric Stern - 244 Rehearsal Studios - 244 West 54th Street, 10th Floor. I’m a big fan of Rempis but I’ve only seen him once live (a short set a couple of years back - Lopez was also in that group and he’s a very exciting young bassist) so here’s hoping we are in for a show somewhere near what you just experienced. Although some are not so excited about high energy Saxophone trios, quartets, etc. led by kick ass freely improvising saxophonists, I certainly am.
  7. Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks 30 (3/25 & 3/27/72) prime pre-Europe 72 Dead. Smoking Hot music from the Academy run in NYC
  8. What live music are you going to see tonight?

    Awesome front line, Kevin I saw Phil with George Garzone about 2 years ago and he was great. You know I’m more into “out” music so I’ll relay a comment that Tony Malaby made regarding Bergonzi. He said he knows no one that can play changes as well as Jerry Bergonzi. He was relating it to a set he saw him play when they were both playing at the same Jazz festival a few years back. Enjoy the show!!
  9. Giant Sand: Glum 1994 album on Imago - very good but not a great Giant Sand recording
  10. Fillmore West - 3/1/69 Grateful Dead - Set 2 astounding incredibly exciting music
  11. Can: The Lost Tapes Disc 1
  12. Any *early* Pink Floyd fans? (67-72 era)

    After early Floyd and after the ultimate Can which was 68-72 or certainly the most radical Can. Can to my ears is the most innovative and exciting of all these bands.
  13. Any *early* Pink Floyd fans? (67-72 era)

    Plus, of course, Gong who were the consummate space rock band
  14. Any *early* Pink Floyd fans? (67-72 era)

    Can: Tago Mago All of the 68-74 Can is great but the above double LP set is the benchmark for this sort of stuff
  15. Any *early* Pink Floyd fans? (67-72 era)

    Also Can which were probably “better” than Floyd in that respect. certainly Cream, The Dead & The Allman’s belong in a somewhat different idiom. for a very short time Cream was a monster but it was over before 1968 ended. They only played that great improvised stuff because they lacked songs and they had shows booked @ The Fillmore and they had to fill their time. They didn’t plan on I, hence the mostly brilliant results. Too bad most of the Spring 68 tapes are gone. The Allman’s used much more of a set framework to play off as did the Dead originally but the difference is the Dead kept at it and continually adjusted their approach and they *became* truly great improvising musicians - they also became collectively an amazing creator of a great American song book with their collaboration with Robert Hunter & John Perry Barlow. Jim - point made big have you ever sat down and listened to something like the 4/8/72 Dark Star with no distractions at sufficient concert like volume?