Bright Moments

1 album - 1 artist

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The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers

The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico

Horace Silver - Finger Poppin'

Duke Jordan - Flight to Jordan

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"Like Someone In Love" ALWAYS hits the spot

Yeah, that's a great one, though I do enjoy the Riversides quite a bit too. Still, they don't have Frank Butler and he kills on this LP.

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a few random thoughts.............

Trio 3 - Live in Willisau

Dennis Gonzalez - Stefan

Ellery Eskelin - One Great Day (with Andrea Parkins and Jim Black)

Thelonious Monk - Monk's Music

AMM - Live in Allentown

Spontaneous Music Ensemble - A New Distance

Mats Gustaffson - Mouth Eating Trees and Related Activities (with Barry Guy and Paul Lovens)

Keith Rowe - A View from the Window

Minutemen- Double Nickels on the Dime

Charles Mingus - New Tijuana Moods

Joe Henderson - Inner Urge

Husker Du - New Day Rising

Mal Waldron - Mal, Verve, Balck and Blue

Peter Brotzmann - Die Like a Gog - first recording - the Ayler tribute

Wayne Shorter - Adam's Apple

Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin'

Hank Mobley - Workout

Evan Parker - At The Vortex with Barry Guy and Paul Lytton

Gerry Hemingway Quintet - The Marmalade King

Anthony Braxton - Dortmund Quartet 1976

Andrew Hill - Shades

Billy Bang - Valve # 10

Giant Sand - Is All Over the Map

Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted

Gentle Giant - Live Playing the Fool

Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain (by strategy)

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What an interesting thread. Not too many have looked at Soul Jazz musicians. Here's my list of my most played jazz musicians.

GRANT GREEN – COMPLETE QUARTETS WITH SONNY CLARK REMEMBERING

HOUSTON PERSON – UNDERGROUND SOUL

DAVID NEWMAN – DAVEY BLUE

HANK CRAWFORD – THE WORLD OF HANK CRAWFORD

GENE AMMONS – GROOVIN’ WITH JUG

LOU DONALDSON – ALLIGATOR BOGALOO

LES MCCANN – SWISS MOVEMENT

CHARLES EARLAND – LEAVING THIS PLANET

WILLIS JACKSON – BAR WARS

SONNY STITT – JUST THE WAY IT WAS: LIVE AT THE LEFT BANK

STANLEY TURRENTINE – ROUGH ‘N TUMBLE

JACK MCDUFF – THE HONEYDRIPPER

JIMMY SMITH – HOME COOKIN’

RICHARD 'GROOVE' HOLMES – ON BASIE’S BANDSTAND

JIMMY MCGRIFF – THE STARTING FIVE (just pipping The main squeeze)

JOHN PATTON – THE WAY I FEEL

LONNIE SMITH – TOO DAMN HOT THE DOCTOR IS IN

DON PATTERSON – BROTHERS FOUR

RAY CHARLES – GENIUS + SOUL = JAZZ LIVE

PHAROAH SANDERS - REJOICE

JR MANCE – BLUE MANCE

SHIRLEY SCOTT – SOUL SONG

SONNY CRISS - CRISSCRAFT

KENNY BURRELL – MIDNIGHT BLUE SOUL CALL

JOHNNY 'HAMMOND' SMITH – BLACK FEELIN’

KING CURTIS – LIVE AT SMALL’S PARADISE

TEDDY EDWARDS – BLUE SAXOPHONE

DEXTER GORDON – AT MONTREUX

NAT ADDERLEY – WORKIN’

ILLINOIS JACQUET – THE SOUL EXPLOSION

JAMES BROWN – PLAYS JAMES BROWN TODAY & YESTERDAY

RED HOLLOWAY – THE BURNER

JIMMY PONDER – TO REACH A DREAM

BLUE MITCHELL – SOUL VILLAGE

JOHNNY LYTLE – PEOPLE & LOVE

RUSTY BRYANT – FIRE EATER

HANK MOBLEY - WORKOUT

CHRIS CONNOR – CHRIS CRAFT

HORACE SILVER - & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS

EDDIE 'LOCKJAW' DAVIS – COOKBOOK (can I have the set?)

CHARLES KYNARD – SOUL BROTHERHOOD

PUCHO & THE LATIN SOUL BROTHERS – GROOVIN’ HIGH

MELVIN SPARKS - SPARKLING

ART BLAKEY – A NIGHT AT BIRDLAND

FRED WESLEY – SWING AND BE FUNKY

MONGO SANTAMARIA – MONTREUX HEAT

JOHN COLTRANE – LIVE AT BIRDLAND

GERALD WILSON – YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT

BOOGALOO JOE JONES – SNAKE RHYTHM ROCK

MILT JACKSON – SOUL BELIEVER NIGHT MIST

FREDDIE ROACH – ALL THAT’S GOOD

IDRIS MUHAMMAD – BLACK RHYTHM REVOLUTION

JIMMY FORREST – SIT DOWN AND RELAX

MACEO PARKER – LIFE ON PLANET GROOVE

JAZZ CRUSADERS – LIGHTHOUSE ‘68

BOBBY TIMMONS – CHICKEN & DUMPLIN’S

ROOSEVELT 'BABY FACE' WILLETTE – (all of them, but...) BEHIND THE 8 BALL

HAMPTON HAWES – AT THE PIANO

REUBEN WILSON – THE SWEET LIFE AZURE-TE

CORNELL DUPREE – TEASIN’

ARNETT COBB – SMOOTH SAILING

WES MONTGOMERY – BOSS GUITAR

WILD BILL DAVIS – THE ZURICH CONCERT

BERNARD PURDIE – SOUL TO JAZZ VOLS 1 & 2

IKE QUEBEC – HEAVY SOUL

CANNONBALL ADDERLEY – MERCY, MERCY, MERCY

GEORGE FREEMAN –GEORGE BURNS FRANTIC DIAGNOSIS

PLAS JOHNSON – KEEP THAT GROOVE GOIN’ (with Red Holloway)

CURTIS AMY - KATANGA

ABDULLAH IBRAHIM – WATER FROM AN ANCIENT WELL

ETTA JONES – MY BUDDY

SONNY PHILLIPS – MY BLACK FLOWER

JOE HENDERSON – CANYON LADY

LARRY YOUNG – GROOVE STREET

DONALD BYRD - BLACKJACK

GEORGE BENSON – BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON

PEE WEE ELLIS – 12 AND MORE BLUES

RANDY JOHNSTON – WALK ON

GENE LUDWIG – SOUL SERENADE

DON WILKERSON – (all of them – OK) THE COMPLETE BLUE NOTES

GROVER WASHINGTON JR – MR MAGIC

BILL HEID – WET STREETS

HAROLD MABERN – KISS OF FIRE

JOHNNY GRIFFIN – GRAB THIS

MEL RHYNE - CLASSMASTERS

DUKE ELLINGTON – PIANO IN THE FOREGROUND

BOOKER ERVIN – THE BLUES BOOK

MILT BUCKNER – GREEN ONIONS

WINARD HARPER - FAITH

LEE MORGAN – SONIC BOOM

WYNTON KELLY – SMOKIN’ AT THE HALF NOTE

DIZZY GILLESPIE – SWING LOW SWEET CADILLAC

PAUL BRYANT – SOMETHIN’S HAPPENIN’

BILL DOGGETT – WOW!

HORACE PARLAN – US 3

FUNK INC – HANGIN’ OUT

FREDDIE MCCOY – LONELY AVENUE

CHARLES MINGUS – AH UM

BENNIE GREEN – WALKING DOWN

BILLY BUTLER – NIGHT LIFE

MG

Interesting to revisit this list nearly 7 years later and see how much I would change... (new selections in red)

Only 6, I see. Well, there are a dozen extra people now...

HERMAN FOSTER - THE EXPLOSIVE PIANO OF HERMAN FOSTER

VON FREEMAN - HAVE NO FEAR

DAKOTA STATON - MADAME FOO FOO

ERNIE ANDREWS - LIVE SESSION

AL GREY - JATP 1983

COLEMAN HAWKINS - HAWK EYES

BILLY LARKIN & THE DELEGATES - BLUE LIGHTS

BUDDY TATE - MIDNIGHT SLOWS VOL 4

GEORGE BRAITH - MUSART

MJQ - THE SHERIFF

JOHNNY HODGES - IN ATLANTIC CITY

RAY BRYANT - SOUL

MG

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I'll second that. Love Mingus, and think this album's about as gorgeous as any music ever created by anyone.

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Nice choice. If I had to choose only one, it would probably be this one:

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Edited by John L

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An excellent Fela album, John.

Some others:

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Interesting to look at my choices from 7 1/2 years ago. If I were doing it today, I might make some changes and might even leave a few artists off the list, but there's nothing I'm ashamed of posting.

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This is my Maynard choice:

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Chico Hamilton - Man from two worlds

Dave Brubeck and Gerry Mulligan - Live at the Berlin Philharmonie

Shelly Manne - Live at the Manne Hole vols 1 + 2 (Would have picked Complete Blackhawk but for the no box set rules)

Art Ensemble of Chicago - People in Sorrow

Paul Desmond - Bossa Antigua (Or anything with Jim Hall, really)

Bill Harris - Bill Harris and Friends

Thelonious Monk - Monk's Dream (Tough to pick only one)

Coltrane - Afro Blue Impressions

Miles - Workin with the MDQ (Would have picked Complete Plugged Nickel or Kind of Blue or Complete Silent Way, but the first track is the theme song I share with my wife)

James Moody with Kenny Barron - Fly me to the moon ( a twofer from 62 and 63)(or Moody plays Mancini)

Art Farmer - With Love from Sweden (Modern Art a close second)

Mingus - Live at Cornell, 1964

Fred Katz - Zen

Jimmy Smith - Prayer Meeting

Lee Morgan - Search for the New Land

Bud Powell - Time Waits (Tough to pick only one)

Chet Baker - Sings (Pacific Jazz best of series)(That or best of Chet Baker plays, pacific jazz)(or maybe Blues for a Reason)

Art Blakey - The Witch Doctor (or perhaps Roots and Herbs)

Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas

Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin'

Ella - Complete songbooks (Porter discs)

Sinatra - Live with sextet in Paris '62

Jeremy Steig - What's New (with Bill Evans)

Grant Green - Street of Dreams (This or Complete Quartets with Sonny Clark)

Bobby Hutcherson - Stick up! (Very very hard to pick just one)

Dexter Gordon - Gettin' Around

Jackie McClean - Destination out! (This or One Step Beyond)

Gerry Mulligan - Jeru (That or the Gerry Mulligan Round Midnight compilation)

Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker - Best of the Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker (Pacific Jazz)

Harold Land - In the Land of Jazz (that or Live in the Cellar)

Curtis Amy / Dupree Bolton - Katanga

Jimmy Guiffre - 1961 (Also a big fan of Western Suite)

Billie Holiday - Early Decca stuff (compilation?)

Herbie Mann - At the Village Gate

Oliver Nelson - Blues and the Abstract Truth

Lorez Alexandria - with Ramsey Lewis Trio (I forget the album title)

Ahmad Jamal - Live at the Spotlight club (or Alhambra)

Serge Chaloff - Blue Serge (this or Boston Blow-up)

JJ Johnson - First Place (Absolutely LOVE this one!!)(Blue Trombone would be a close second)

Jai and Kai - The Great Jai and Kai... (impulse)(or maybe that 10" they released with In Wee Small Hours on it)

The Jazztet - Big City Sounds (or Now and Then)

Sarah Vaughn - After Hours

Oscar Peterson - Night Train (that or Plays Porgy and Bess, the trio version, not the one with Joe Pass [although that one is quite good, too])

Stan Getz - Getz a go go (or But Not For Me)

Cannonball Adderly - With Bill Evans (or At the Lighthouse)

Bill Evans - Sunday at the Village Vanguard (Riverside edition)

Keith Jarret - Complete Live at the Blue Note (vol. 5 if I had to pick one)

Charles Lloyd - Lift Every Voice

Jelly Roll Morton -JSP box set (vol. 1, 1926 stuff)

Benny Goodman - Complete Small Groups with Kupra, Wilson, and the vibes guy, I'm forgetting his name ATM)

Joe Lovano - From the Soul

John Scofield - Meant to Be (hard to pick just one)

George Russell - Jazz in the Space Age (That or Ezzthetics)

Herbie Hancock - Complete Live at the Plugged Nickel double album (not his as a leader, but I'll use up his slot with it)

Louis Armstrong - Hot fives and Sevens, vol. 1 (JSP)

Django Reinhart - JSP box set (vol. 1)

Segovia - Bach Transcriptions, Segovia box set (vol. 4) (Deustche Gramaphone)

Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch (this or his live stuff with Trane in Europe in 61)

Sonny Rollins - LIve at the Village Vanguard (double cd) (that or Saxophone Colossus, or Way out West)

Wes Montgomery with Wynton Kelley - Smokin at the Half Note (reissued complete show).

Horace Silver - Live in 58' (That or Jody Grind, or Song for my Father)

Simon and Garfunkel - Live in 69

Wynton Kelley - Kelley Blue

Kenny Drew - Undercurrent

Duke Ellington - Afro-Eurasian Eclipse (that or Far-East Suite)

Joe Henderson - LIve at the Village Vanguard

Andrew Hill - Passing Ships

Pete La Roca - Turkish Women at the Bath (or Basra)

Ramsey Lewis - Down to Earth

Basie - The Atomic Basie

Freddie Hubbard - Ready for Freddie

Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil (again, hard to pick only one)

John Patton - Got a good thing going!

Tony Scott - Music for Zen Meditation

Teddy Wilson - My Way

Grachan Moncur - Evolution (or Some Other Stuff)

Carl Fontana - The Great Fontana

Jim Hall - Folk Jazz

Jimmy McGriff - Electric Funk

Tony Williams - Lifetime

Hank Mobley - Dippin'

Ray Charles - Yes, Indeed!

Stevie Wonder- Talking Book (That or Songs in the Key of Life)

Tommy Flanagan - Overseas

Wycliffe Gordon - Dig This!

Wynton Marsalis - Citi Movement

Larry Young - Lawrence of Arabia (That or Unity)

McCoy Tyner - Real McCoy

Charlie Parker - Jazz at Massey hall (That or his early Savoy stuff)

Coleman Hawkins - The Hawk Flies High

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Hey, that's cheating!

How was this cheating?

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It is his only recording.

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