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. The Grateful Dead Dark Star

    Immediate order. Fired Up!!
  2. Simply amazing sound from Booker here
  3. Michiel Braam

    His large ensemble Bik Bent Braam (I think I have the spelling close) has some tremendous recordings. Growing Pains (2 CD set) is worth the search.
  4. Over the last few days (among other things) I listened to 4 longish form improvisations of ~ 15, 18, 25 & 19 minutes plus a 70 minute or so continuous Grateful Dead Live segment. Thank jah there are no time limits like 6 minutes per track. those improvised pieces were made by musicians such as Evan Parker, Barry Guy, Agusti Fernandez, Peter Evans, Lucas Niggli & others. There are many brilliant recordings of Evan Parker of pieces up to or longer than 45 minutes. Are there too many? Ha I saw Evan in a quartet with John Escreet, John Hebert & Tyshawn Sorey when one piece lasted almost 50 minutes. Maybe someone should have stopped the set!! hopefully that show gets released on disc one of these days
  5. Vision Festival 2018

    Opening night tomorrow night - listed as Sold Out which is not surprising - I’ll be there and then on either Friday or Sunday night. Looks like Charles Gayle is NOT listed any longer but I still will probably go that night for the first two quartets
  6. I feel vindicated

    Most of my listening these days is in the car and I have lots of 45 minute to 1 hour drives - perfect for good long slabs of improvised music or big parts of Grateful Dead shows. These 2 sorts of music is about 90% of the type/sort of music I listen to these days.
  7. Cecil Taylor RIP

    Thanks for posting that Uli:) I’ll be seeing a few of our heroes next week. I’ll be sure to say hello to Hamid & Kidd for you:)
  8. What music did you buy today?

    The new Evan Parker recording with Dave Holland, Craig Taborn & Ches Smith is on the way! Among others but this one I’m really looking forward to hearing
  9. What music did you buy today?

    In the middle of the first disc (concert from October 8th, 1997 in Oslo) Building up a whole lot of steam after Hamid’s solo which starts about 18-20 minutes in and builds to a climax ~5 minutes later. All alto saxophone so far from Frode.
  10. What music did you buy today?

    Surprised and happy the shows are from as early as 1997
  11. Question

    Great idea so I don’t need to see this sub-forum clogged up with pictures
  12. What music did you buy today?

    Mine just arrived @ US post office in Wayne, NJ (10:19 A.M.) which is where I live!
  13. What music did you buy today?

    Mine was shipped on 4/13 - it’s now somewhere between Kentucky & New Jersey and has been for 3-4 days!
  14. Most interesting/favorite 'Herbie Hancock' BN

    Fwiw the Dead are playing “Playing in the Band” even when it goes way way out just as when they play 35 minute versions of “Dark Star” or “The Other One”, they are still playing “Dark Star” or “The Other One”. there are many many compositions on the jazz/free jazz vein that steer far from the thematic or harmonic materials - this does NOT mean they have “discarded” the tune. Some of the most interesting modern compositional approaches blur these issues. Gerry Hemingway, Mary Halvorson, Tony Malaby, Mats Gustafsson, Ken Vandermark, Ingrid Laubrock, Tyshawn Sorey, May Maneri, Andrew Drury, Tim Berne and many other modern composers have developed very intriguing and viable compositions that meld improvisation and composition in ways that we sometimes “think” that the composition has went the way of the wind when maybe the connection is just a bit more subtle than we might have ears for.
  15. What music did you buy today?

    Amazon - ~$55 for the 4 CD set - not bad for a Not Two release