Steve Reynolds

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  1. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Thanks for posting that. I still love Brotzmann as well - I know you do not! I’m also still big into Fred Anderson, Kidd Jordan, David S Ware and other expressive free jazz tenors.
  2. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    If Dunmall’s tenor playing on Ghostly Thoughts is boring I want more boredom!!
  3. Prayers for Mr. Jarrett rough rough stuff happening with my folks who are nearing 90 - 75 is much too young
  4. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Only twice for me. Second time with Ulrich. first time 1/7/1999 the day Fred Hopkins died. Ari Brown played second time maybe a year later - Fred Anderson played I havn’t been to Chicago since fwiw that recording is incredible - I just received my copy a couple of weeks ago
  5. Brotzmann Octet / Tentet box back out

    Tempted to get the 4 Territory Band CDs I don’t have. I do have 2 of them but missing volumes 1-4. I never heard the first one or Map Theory
  6. Toshinori Kondo (1948-2020)

    Jason - remember the days we were all discovering this stuff and sharing with each other on line? With Bruce K Woods, Gordon, Walter & Sisco? When was the Empty Bottle show?
  7. Toshinori Kondo (1948-2020)

    Was just listening to him the other day on a recently released show with Fred Anderson, Tatsu Aoki & Hamid Drake from December 1994. His playing on this recordings is off the hook incredible. To be at The Velvet Lounge for that show?!?! Wow - I had no idea he played with Fred. I commented that there was no one like him and what he did with Die Like a Dog quartet with Peter, William & Hamid would be legendary in a sane musical world one of my biggest musical regrets was a missed opportunity to see the full quartet back in the late 90’s. genius improvisor - what he did with the pedals and electronics with his trumpet was untouchable RIP, Sir of course I dedicate that sign off to Ulrich
  8. Eddie Van Halen dead at 65 from metastatic throat cancer

    I find the music of my youth sounding terrific but I get bored pretty quickly my ears and mind/heart is so tuned into modern improvised music of all sorts - that most everything else except maybe things like The Dead, Can, Pavement, Sonic Youth and some obscure alternate rock things along with great historical jazz / the old favorites fade quickly. I LOVE The Replacements & Husker Du as two examples but by half a 35 minute album I’m moving on!!
  9. Brotzmann Octet / Tentet box back out

    There was a note in the package asking if I was interested in other Okkadisk titles that they had more.
  10. Brotzmann Octet / Tentet box back out

    Me too Chuck. I ordered from Orbits a few minutes before you posted your offer. I was very surprised that what I received was an original issue. It looks just like the set I used to have so I sure think it’s legit. My guess is the first one I bought might have been from Cadence
  11. Brotzmann Octet / Tentet box back out

    Just got my copy from Orbit original issue #2637 seeing this for the first time since it somehow disappeared brings back many good memories of those days
  12. Roscoe Mitchell recommendations

    I’m tempted but I have a cart with like 8 Astral Spirits CD’s to hit the button on for me it’s still CD’s or streaming on Tidal
  13. Mal Waldron

    Mal, Verve, Black & Blue is one of my favorites as well
  14. Brotzmann Octet / Tentet box back out

    Pre-ordered as my original beautiful box was lost years ago I have all the other recordings and although they are all terrific in varying ways, the original stuff is in some ways the strongest. I do think the later all improvised material is overall the most powerful - and the recordings of the 2009, 2011 & 2013 tours are extraordinary - especially the 3 Nights in Oslo from 2009 & Walk, Love & Sleep from 2011. And of course I remind anyone reading that the 2 shows I saw at Tonic in NYC remain the greatest live musical experiences of my life - especially the 2002 sets. Mind blowing. From ten feet away. People screaming BROTZMANN!!!
  15. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Love it
  16. Vinny Golia

    One day I’ll investigate his large ensemble stuff I'm a big listener to all sorts of free/avant large ensemble music - along with small group freely improvised music of the past 10-15 years it’s my sweetest of all sweet spots
  17. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    I love Butcher with North by Northwest, with Red Trio and really with any great bassist & drummer. I saw him solo once and I’m just not a fan of solo saxophone
  18. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Shipp’s worst aspect of his playing is he doesn’t give saxophonists space. He did better last Spring with Evan Parker & Paul Lytton but he didn’t elevate Parker I still havn’t forgiven him for mucking up a quartet set with Paul Dunmall, Joe Morris (on double bass) & Gerald Cleaver. When he finally loosened up and maybe he might have even stopped playing for a bit - BUT some 40 minutes in, THEN Dunmall (on tenor) finally sounded like Dunmall. An amazing 10 to 20 minute ending to the long continuous set.
  19. Andrew Hill

    There might have been a gig at Birdland but I wasn’t at that one. I remember the promotion of the show as they called it his new sextet and didn’t announce any of the musicians. It was part of the festival that the Knitting Factory hosted for a couple/three years. Not sure if it was the same year but a bunch of us saw Dave Holland’s group with Billy Kilson, Steve Nelson, Potter & Robin Eubanks on trombone I think. Paul B, Gordon B, Thelil, Josh, Dark Anthony and one year Bruce K Woods IIRC were among the celebrities - and Jill the first year...we also saw Mario Pavone Trio, Dave Douglas and David S Ware - but the years all blend together 20 years later...
  20. Andrew Hill

    Was VERY fortunate to see Andrew Hill and his group back in 1999 or 2000 about the time Dusk was released. With old friends from Jazz Corner/Jazz Central Station. The band included Chris Potter, Ron Horton, Scott Colley & Billy Drummond. it was a spectacular set at The Knitting Factory. I remember that Potter was outrageous as was Drummond IIRC RIP, Sisco peace and blessings
  21. Albums You Should Own

    Astral Plane Crash is wonderful Vinny Golia’s Regards for Norma Desmond is one I think of as I’ve considered buying it for 20 years!!
  22. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Second listen to the both of these. As good as this sort of thing gets, IMO I probably prefer the trio set due to Mazur. Plus if I have to hear anyone play the sopranino saxophone it would have to be Kuchen. I’m usually not as attuned today the higher pitched saxes as some might be but his excursions on this horn are very exciting to my ears. He only plays sopranino on the trio release. Alto & tenor on the release with quartet (or trio plus if you will)
  23. The Grateful Dead Dark Star

    I expect that show gets released in the next year or two along with 3/30/73 many people were surprised they went with 3/24/73 over this show last year It has a great set list including an opening China>Rider which is very unusual - includes Bird Song, Playing & Dark Star. There has been only one show from 1973 released with a Bird Song (6/22/73 from the Pacific Northwest box) and both 3/16 & 3/30/73 include versions of the Garcia/Hunter classic. Later 1980’s & 90’s versions do not compare to the great late 72 & 73 versions. Plus we need 2/23/74 released which includes the last pre-hiatus and only 1974 version. how much about the show do you remember?
  24. The Grateful Dead Dark Star

    Usually it’s been 3 out of 4 winners. I expect a great show for Dave's 36. This year Dave's 33 was a great 10/29/77 show, Dave’s 34 was an even better 6/23/74 show with amazing bonus material from 6/22/74 on the bonus disc. The 4/20/84 show released as Dave's 35 was good for almost one listen but the other 3 releases more than make up for it. last year was also great: Dave’s 29: 2/26/77 - one of the best shows of the year - I like it better than the famous May 77 shows Dave’s 30 - see above Dave’s 31 - 12/3/79 - like the 1984 show - lousy cassette based sound and a so so show Dave’s 32 - 3/24/73 - great show