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50 minutes ago, Rabshakeh said:

Nice. 

I wish it wasn't just the one period. That mix of freeish jazz and Indian rhythmic and melodic ideas works so well that I think it has as much potential in it as the jazz/cuban combination that has been so fruitful since forever. It's sad that it was essentially a false dawn, plus a few lame Aquarian fusion attempts. 

Agreed.  But I also like the "of their time"quality of those albums.

Now Playing:  A Tear to a Smile - Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Polydor

I would have assumed that things would have been more disco-fied by this time, but they are not.

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6 hours ago, HutchFan said:

There's still a few artists mining that vein.  Rez Abbasi and Rudresh Mahanthappa come to mind.

 

 

 

Not to mention, John Handy, Dave Holland,  Charles Lloyd, Aakash Mittal, and Sameer Gupta. And there's: https://brooklynragamassive.bandcamp.com

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The Latin Jazz All-Stars - Jazz Heat, Bongo Beat (Crown, stereo)

One of the greatest albums ever made.  

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The Barclay Singers - Paris Sings - Kapp 4 Corners (stereo)

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Mulatu & his Ethiopian Quintet - Afro-Latin Soul (Worthy, stereo)

Can I be annoyed that the bass player is not flatting the second to fit the harmonies, or am I imposing my western expectations on this recording?

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7 hours ago, kh1958 said:

Not to mention, John Handy, Dave Holland,  Charles Lloyd, Aakash Mittal, and Sameer Gupta. And there's: https://brooklynragamassive.bandcamp.com

Did these players actually mix jazz with Indian rhythmic and improvisatory concepts, or were they just adding a sitar to mix? What are the records I’m missing?

10 hours ago, HutchFan said:

There's still a few artists mining that vein.  Rez Abbasi and Rudresh Mahanthappa come to mind.

Mr Mahanthappa I know, and there’s a nice example of full integration of ideas. Where should I start with Rez Abbasi?

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7 hours ago, Teasing the Korean said:

The Latin Jazz All-Stars - Jazz Heat, Bongo Beat (Crown, stereo)

One of the greatest albums ever made.  

I like that. Always think of it as a Buddy Collette album, even though it does say Latin Jazz All Stars in small letters on the back cover.

MG 

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I picked up the RSD release and am finally getting around to spinning it. 

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On 5.9.2021 at 8:10 AM, kh1958 said:

Sun Ra, Hiroshima/Stars that Shine Darkly (El Saturn). 

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The Sun Ra ESP was the first Sun Ra I had. I bought it together with a batch of other records from a young woman who moved to South America and sold all her stuff, among this a huge collection of jazz, mostly avantgarde and electric Miles early 70´s. 

So my "Nothing Is" was my first impression of Sun Ra and I liked it from the first moment on. Later, just for not wearing out my old LP I also bought it on CD (mini LP cover), since I listen quite often to it. My personal listening experience of it is that I always listen to it at dark with all lights off. I´ve kept this listening in the dark  for 45 years now....(referring to this LP! )

The Sun Ra I heard in the late 70´s was more traditional, his own act of space free jazz mixed with some bop and swing standards....

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7 hours ago, The Magnificent Goldberg said:

I like that. Always think of it as a Buddy Collette album, even though it does say Latin Jazz All Stars in small letters on the back cover.

MG 

The original vinyl lists Buddy Collette along with the other musicians, but his name is not featured any more prominently than anyone else's.

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4 hours ago, Gheorghe said:

The Sun Ra ESP was the first Sun Ra I had. I bought it together with a batch of other records from a young woman who moved to South America and sold all her stuff, among this a huge collection of jazz, mostly avantgarde and electric Miles early 70´s. 

So my "Nothing Is" was my first impression of Sun Ra and I liked it from the first moment on. Later, just for not wearing out my old LP I also bought it on CD (mini LP cover), since I listen quite often to it. My personal listening experience of it is that I always listen to it at dark with all lights off. I´ve kept this listening in the dark  for 45 years now....(referring to this LP! )

The Sun Ra I heard in the late 70´s was more traditional, his own act of space free jazz mixed with some bop and swing standards....

Nothing Is was also my first Sun Ra LP, in school in Austin at the time. That first side, and John Gilmore on Dancing Shadows, started me on the Sun Ra path. The guys at the record store had seen Sun Ra at some legendary performance at the Armadillo World Headquarters, as I recall.

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19 hours ago, HutchFan said:

 

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, Rabshakeh said:

Did these players actually mix jazz with Indian rhythmic and improvisatory concepts, or were they just adding a sitar to mix? What are the records I’m missing?

Mr Mahanthappa I know, and there’s a nice example of full integration of ideas. Where should I start with Rez Abbasi?

John Handy's jazz-Indian music fusions are perhaps the most successful-- Karuna Supreme (MPS) and Rainbow (MPS).

Dave Holland played a concert in Dallas in 2017 with a group of mixed jazz and Indian classical musicians that was fantastic--I don't think the group has recorded. There is  Good Hope, a scaled down trio version, but with only Chris Potter and Zakir Hussain.

Aakash Mittal is an alto saxophonist playing in the same vein as Rudresh Mahanthappa that I heard at the Ragas Live Festival a few years ago in a trio with Rez Abassi on guitar.

Sameer Gupta, who I heard at the same festival, is a percussionist with Marc Cary, who combines jazz and Indian music in his own recordings.

There's also a John Mayer recording of more recent vintage (1996) that is quite good.  https://smile.amazon.com/John-Mayers-Indo-Fusions-1997-01-01/dp/B01K8QOISU/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=John+Mayer%27s+Indo+Jazz+Fusions&qid=1630943091&s=music&sr=1-3

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14 hours ago, Teasing the Korean said:

Last night with dinner:  Milt Raskin - Kapu (Crown, mono)

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Oh, I remember seeing that around way back when.

MG

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4 hours ago, The Magnificent Goldberg said:

Oh, I remember seeing that around way back when.

MG

Here is the money cut, "Maika:"

 

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Kenny Burrell, Sky Street  (Fantasy)Image result for kenny burrell sky street

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Last night:

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Herbie Mann - The Evolution of Mann (Atlantic, 1972)
2-LP compilation

 

and

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Dexter Gordon - Power! (Prestige, 1978)
Recorded in 1969

 

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Now spinning:

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Gust William Tsilis & Alithea with Arthur Blythe - Pale Fire (Enja, 1987)

Vibraphone – Gust William Tsilis
Alto Saxophone – Arthur Blythe
Piano, Keyboards – Allen Farnham
Acoustic Bass – Anthony Cox
Drums – Horacee Arnold
Percussion, Vocals – Arto Tuncboyaciyan
 

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Now on the 'table:

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Jacquet sounds SO GOOD with organists.  :) 

 

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1 hour ago, sidewinder said:

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I love the blues so just on the title alone, I was really looking forward to hearing this when I found a used LP at Stereo Jacks. I was very disappointed.

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7 minutes ago, bresna said:

I love the blues so just on the title alone, I was really looking forward to hearing this when I found a used LP at Stereo Jacks. I was very disappointed.

In contrast, I enjoyed it. Maybe Wild Bill isn’t to everyone’s taste and the playing time is a bit short. UK Verve mono sound quality on my copy is good though.

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3 hours ago, sidewinder said:

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Yeah!!!!!

 

2 hours ago, HutchFan said:

Now on the 'table:

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Jacquet sounds SO GOOD with organists.  :) 

 

Yeah AGAIN!!!!

MG

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