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27 minutes ago, HutchFan said:

Nice.  I've never seen Bobby Watson live.  Need to correct that! ;) 

I think those two CDs with his Horizon band -- The Inventor and Post Motown Bop -- are among Watson's best.

 

His band were wonderful - the one with Melton Mustapha, Victor Lewis and Essiett Essiett. Plus Ed Simon on keyboards. At the time it was about -30 outside but the heat generated by the band felt the opposite. Bobby such a warm and gracious host/leader too.

I went along two nights running and had a front row seat !  

It wasn’t the first time I saw Watson. That was with Blakey’s 1979/80 Jazz Messengers, where he was musical director.

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9 minutes ago, sidewinder said:

His band were wonderful - the one with Melton Mustapha, Victor Lewis and Essiett Essiett. Plus Ed Simon on keyboards. At the time it was about -30 outside but the heat generated by the band felt the opposite. Bobby such a warm and gracious host/leader too.

I went along two nights running and had a front row seat !  

You can feel the warmth in his sound, his music too.  It's so soulful and personal.

 

10 minutes ago, sidewinder said:

It wasn’t the first time I saw Watson. That was with Blakey’s 1979/80 Jazz Messengers, where he was musical director.

I totally dig those late-70s/early-80s Blakey bands that were anchored by Bobby Watson and James Williams. I think they're still underrated. 

Dennis Irwin was in there on bass, and then Charles Fambrough. 

Those were TOUGH bands.

 

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5 minutes ago, HutchFan said:

You can feel the warmth in his sound, his music too.  It's so soulful and personal.

 

I totally dig those late-70s/early-80s Blakey bands that were anchored by Bobby Watson and James Williams. I think they're still underrated. 

Dennis Irwin was in there on bass, and then Charles Fambrough. 

Those were TOUGH bands.

 

Yes, I think the first time I saw Blakey Irwin was on bass. The next time was with Fambrough, which was the Wynton lineup I think. One thing stands out of that music - it was loud !

Williams on piano with the first group I think.

Yeah, Bobby came across as a real warm no BS character.

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NP:

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Mulgrew Miller Quintet - Wingspan (Landmark, 1987)

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11 minutes ago, HutchFan said:

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Mulgrew Miller Quintet - Wingspan (Landmark, 1987)

Another excellent group of that era. Also superb live.

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17 minutes ago, sidewinder said:

Another excellent group of that era. Also superb live.

:tup 

 

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Disc 23 (62 tracks of Satie)

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Skipping around thru this tonight...

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Konkan Dance (rec. ,1972) by Amancio D'Silva

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It is a shame that jazz with tablas outside of a self-conscious fusion setting did not become more commonplace, because it really works here. I love the bass lines too.

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15 hours ago, HutchFan said:
16 hours ago, sidewinder said:

 

Nice.  I've never seen Bobby Watson live.  Need to correct that! ;) 

I think those two CDs with his Horizon band -- The Inventor and Post Motown Bop -- are among Watson's best.

We had Bobby Watson with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers  live in a private concert here in Koblenz, Germany (1979) in our jazz club.

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 Some more Shearing on MGM IMO his best period 

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2 hours ago, jazzcorner said:

We had Bobby Watson with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers  live in a private concert here in Koblenz, Germany (1979) in our jazz club.

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I saw that band in Frankfurt during the same tour. They sure were swinging hard!

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Bill Evans "Behind the Dikes" 2 cd set, disc 1

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I always enjoy this trio with Marty Morell. Do I really need another Bill Evans Trio release? Guess so . . . .

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10 hours ago, rostasi said:

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"Cue For Saxophone" & "The High And Mighty Hawk" are really great albums. Someday I'll hear the rest of them.

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9 hours ago, HutchFan said:

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Don't have the live CD but have seen videos of them online. Love Lazuli though. :tup

 

27 minutes ago, jazzbo said:

Do I really need another Bill Evans Trio release?

I do think that there's been some recent gems from his later trios via Resonance and Elemental and maybe some others. Unfortunately, as one combs through discogs there's so many gray marketed CDs and otherwise bootlegged albums which really clog things up and that's a shame. 

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Disc 2 which is mostly Smokin' At the Half Note with Wynton Kelly's trio. 

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Image 1 - ALICE COLTRANE-UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS-JAPAN SHM-CD Ltd/Ed C94

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Now:

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Disc 1

 

Earlier:

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Vadam Repin, Truls Mork, Chailly (Brahms VC, Double Concerto).

Damn good.
 

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1 hour ago, bresna said:

"Cue For Saxophone" & "The High And Mighty Hawk" are really great albums. Someday I'll hear the rest of them.

Yes, some great music here! Especially like the Dicky Wells four-bone lineup.

Dicky Wells – trombone;
Vic Dickenson, George Matthews, Benny Morton – trombone;
Skip Hall – piano, organ;
Everett Barksdale – guitar, electric bass;
Kenny Burrell – guitar (# 1-4);
Major Holley – bass (# 5-7);
Herbie Lovelle – drums

 

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Took me some time to find this one--and even got ripped off by one seller first. But it's wborth it--all airchecks, from The Chatterbox and the Savoy Ballroom.

Count Basie "Vol.4 1937" Masters of Jazz cd

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Still looking for a few more volumes.

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Joe Henderson "Mirror, Mirror" 

Joe Henderson - tenor saxophone
Chick Corea - piano
Ron Carter - bass
Billy Higgins - drums

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