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Don Byas playing 'Laura' with the Don Redman Band in Geneva in 1946. Tenor playing at or beyond the highest level...harmonic and melodic sophistication and tone and control unmatched by anyone else at this time.

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Three Hours - Nick Drake

Sure, I've heard it countless times, but it always feels like a new experience. One of those tracks that I have to play a few times in a row. This comes as close to perfection as I think music can possibly come.

Starting it over for the 3rd time...

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Oh hell yes. Blue in Green. From Kind of Blue. It's the best thing going for me right now. God. That's just beautiful.

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Frank Foster, Richard Davis and Elvin Jones playing Shiny Stockings (from Heavy Sounds). I played it for some students this week and was reminded how MF great it is.

Frank's beautiful solo, Richard Davis' tasty playing (especially the chorus where all three are blowing) and maybe the best part, Elvin's brush work. He plays a fill on the outchorus that is so incredibly hip I just crack up every time I hear it.

That tune is the highlight of the whole side IMHO.

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This week it's got to be Fredriksson, Kullhammar & Zetterberg's version of "Inchworm" from, Gyldene Tider Vol.2. The extended drum opening sets up a nice groove for Jonas to go nuts over. Fun stuff!

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Terrance Blanchard--The Levees from A Tale of God's Will.

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Frank Foster, Richard Davis and Elvin Jones playing Shiny Stockings (from Heavy Sounds). I played it for some students this week and was reminded how MF great it is.

Frank's beautiful solo, Richard Davis' tasty playing (especially the chorus where all three are blowing) and maybe the best part, Elvin's brush work. He plays a fill on the outchorus that is so incredibly hip I just crack up every time I hear it.

That tune is the highlight of the whole side IMHO.

Wow. Haven't listened to Heavy Sounds in a long, long time. Will give Shiny Stockings a spin.

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Big Al is listening to On the Corner?

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This week it must be Peg Leg Howell and His Gang with "Too Tight Blues". That song suits a beer!

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Jimi Hendrix - Trash Man (from Hear My Music)

Absolutely stunning. mind blowing, beautiful and soul enriching.

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Charlie Parker and Dizzy at Birdland doing 'Blue N Boogie'. Bird always seems to me to go the extra mile when playing with Diz.

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Big Al is listening to On the Corner?

Took me a while to find the groove, but once I did...... whooooooaaaa YEAH!!!! THAT was worth sticking with! :tup

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First Sangrey starts listening to Stan Kenton...now Big Al is listening to On The Corner.

Repent! The End Is Nigh!

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"Da monzon" from the album "Orchestre Regionale de Segou" by the Orchestre Regionale de Segou, which I downloaded the other day.

The sleeve notes say, "Recognise again the purely Ellingtonian flights in pieces like Da monzon". Well, I don't get the Ellingtonian flights - someone with better ears than me could, maybe - but this is a revelatory piece for me. I never knew that Bambara musicians used "namo sayers", in the same way as Mandinke and Soninke musicians. Use of "namo sayers" is about the only bit of African music technique that got transferred to America more or less intact.

MG

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"Grand Street" from Sonny Rollins and the Big Brass.

It's a gas! :excited: (I can say no more!)

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"Grand Street" from Sonny Rollins and the Big Brass.

It's a gas! :excited: (I can say no more!)

So we'll never hear from you? :mellow:

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"10 to 1", Henry Threadgill Sextet - "When Was That?". Beautiful!

I thought I was hearing a cello -- but it's really a piccolo bass (Brian Smith).

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Dixie Ramblers, "La Musique Encore Encore," Cajun French version of "The Music Goes Round and Round," the song done by Wingy Manone, Louis Prima and others, on Rare and Authentic Cajun (1928-1939), 4 cd set, JSP. Nice remasters by Chris King.

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Louis Armstrong And His New Sebastian Cotton Club Orchestra

August 19, 1930, Los Angeles, CA

I'm Confessin' (that I Love You) (Neiburg; Daugherty; Reynolds) [master W.404405-A] -- OKeh 41448

Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal)

Elkins, Leon (Conductor, Trumpet)

Brown, Lawrence (Trombone)

Herriford, Leon (Alto Saxophone)

Stark, Willie (Alto Saxophone)

Franz, William (Tenor Saxophone)

Brooks, Harvey (Piano)

Burke, Ceele (Banjo, Steel Guitar)

Jones, Reggie (Tuba)

Hampton, Lionel (Drums, Vibrophone)

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'Prayer for Passive Resistance' from Mingus, Live at Antibes. Booker Ervin stretching out and sure doing some soulful 'praying'.

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Prince Far I/Errol Holt:"Yes Yes Yes 12" mix" from Prince Far I: Silver & Gold - a groove that won't quit

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"Chant" from Art Ensemble of Chicago: Urban Magic - a tour de force by Roscoe Mitchell

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Just a Little Loving by Shelby Lynne, the whole damn album! In an age when everyone feels compelled to oversing everything, a little subtlety goes along way and this is over/under the top with nuance and all good stuff like that. "Inspired by Dusty" - sound like someone singing along softly to themselves and bringing out evrything it meens to them. This is my new litmus test, if you don't get it don't even bother saying what you do like...

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John Paul Jones by James Clay, from I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart (Antilles)

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