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Best track you heard all week

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"Long Hard Journey Home" by The Radiators, from New Dark Ages. (Apologies to all the uninterested parties about my current Radiators obsession.) This song is simultaneously sweet, sad, and very funky, with a swampy New Orleans groove. It's Ed Volker's fantasy about the late Professor Longhair looking down on New Orleans: "Keep on playing, children; it's a long, hard journey home."

The Radiators have been together for 33 years; they've got seven more weeks before their last show at Tipitina's.

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Ben Allison, Some Day We'll All Be Free, Action-Refraction (Palmetto)

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This song turned up in my random rotation today, and it had my jaw on the floor. I've never heard anything like it before

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From the Coleman Hawkins album "At Ease" the ballad "Mighty Like A Rose". Hawkins and Tommy Flanagan are great here.

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Jaki Byard 'Olean Visit' ....played it several dozen times in the car last week. :tup

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Lyn Taitt & The Jets - Rainbow Valley.

Like Everlasting Love, it's a Mac Gayden song.

I feel a rocksteady thread coming on.

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Duke Ellington's "Way Low" (from the new Mosaic set), which is full of mood and nuance and features a superlative clarinet solo from Barney Bigard. Also from the same set (and disc), "The Sergeant Was Shy," a track of which Larry has written wonderfully and at length:

The Sergeant Was Shy

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Time Passes Slowly, Bob Dylan -- New Morning, 1970

(raspy vocal, piano, 2 crazy electric guitars, drums)

Went to See the Gypsy, Bob Dylan -- New Morning, 1970

(nonsensical lyrics, of course, but good guitar, voice, organ mix)

Edited by Neal Pomea

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Right now, Miles Davis' "Blue in Green"... good music for making a late-night funk go down a bit easier.

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Stan Getz & Kenny Barron play "Autumn Leaves".

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"Gerrylike" from Nick Brignola's "Flight of the Eagle" (Reservoir) - not sure it's the "best", but it is a nicely swinging track and the melody really sticks with me.

Edited by John Tapscott

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Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs- Repo Man

Pretty rockin' tune for someone known mainly as a "soulful folkie" thumbs_up.gif

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"Spanish Lady" by John Handy quintet. Mosaic Select, disk # 2.

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Howard Roberts, "Relaxin' at Camarillo" from The Jazz Guitar Album

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Midnight Blues, from Bunk Johnson "The King of the Blues," American Music Records AMCD-1. Can't get that song out of my head!

Bunk Johnson, trumpet

George Lewis, clarinet

Jim Robinson, trombone

Baby Dodds, drums

Lawrence Marrero, banjo

Alcide Pavageau, bass

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Jean Lapouge - "Des Enfants"

Guitar, vibes, and trombone. Just a terribly pretty tune. Appeals to me much in the same way as Bill Frisell's old "Quartet" album does.

Can't figure out what album it's on, though. I only heard it on his myspace.

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"Ysabel's Table Dance"

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This is such a fantastic album. Every listen, year after year, I still get drawn into the energy, imagination and stellar arranging.

Edited by jazzbo

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Midnight Blues, from Bunk Johnson "The King of the Blues," American Music Records AMCD-1. Can't get that song out of my head!

Bunk Johnson, trumpet

George Lewis, clarinet

Jim Robinson, trombone

Baby Dodds, drums

Lawrence Marrero, banjo

Alcide Pavageau, bass

That was recorded by Bill Russell switching his disc recorder from 78 to 33 RPM and asking for a long blues, just to see what would happen. Since it was recorded several years before the introduction of the LP, he never expected it to be released. It's also one of my favorites.

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How Deep Is The Ocean - Dave Cliff Duo with Geoff Simpkins on alto sax and Cliff on Guitar

from CD - Dave Cliff Duo & Quartet - Sipping At Bells on Spotlite

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How Deep Is The Ocean - Dave Cliff Duo with Geoff Simpkins on alto sax and Cliff on Guitar

from CD - Dave Cliff Duo & Quartet - Sipping At Bells on Spotlite

Fine musician, Dave Cliff! Knew him in our student days in Leeds. He certainly benefited from Peter Ind's tuition on his course.

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Sonny Clark w/ Ike Quebec, "Deep In A Dream" off Leapin' & Lopin' which I listened to for the first time. Exceptional, like everything Ike did at the time.

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Little Son Willis: "Harlem Blues" from Bad Luck n' Trouble (Arhoolie)

and

Roscoe Mitchell Quintet: "Page Two A" from Turn (RogueArt)

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