JSngry

So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

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Well, I know to skip that Raeburn period now. ;) There is so much to listen to and diminishing time that I guess those of us in this situation have to be more selective. I'm torn between being open and being. . . selective, often.

After a lot of Afro-Cuban hammering I wanted something very different. This came in the mail yesterday:

"The Complete Bach Cello Suites" Zuill Bailey,  SACD 1 of 2. Octave Records (PS Audio audiophile label)

Very nice sound.

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Fiona the dachshund seems to like it.

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That Johnny Richards Mosaic Select is my least favorite of that line. It's got moments but they're too far and in between to really dig into the whole set. And it's only 3 CDs. Typically those inspire me to look more deeply into an artist's discography but that one stopped me cold. 

This morning:

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Which I enjoyed and then something completely different:

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Hampton Hawes - Northern Windows (Prestige, 1974)
Hawes' one (?) collaboration with producer David Axelrod. ... One word reaction: Meh.

 

and

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Illinois Jacquet - Go Power! (Cadet, 1966)
with Milt Buckner & Alan Dawson, recorded at Lennie's on the Turnpike ... One word reaction: Yeah!

 

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3 minutes ago, HutchFan said:

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Hampton Hawes - Northern Windows (Prestige, 1974)
Hawes' one (?) collaboration with producer David Axelrod. ... One word reaction: Meh.

 

That record got a lot of good reviews at the time, but I'm with you, it never got my ear. But it did gain and still has traction in some circles. So...there's something there, I guess.

I've got no problems with Hawes' "electric" period per se, but this one seems maybe more style than substance?

Can't fault a man for trying, I suppose.

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4 hours ago, Gheorghe said:

Is it possible that Johnny O´Neal played with Blakey´s Jazzmessengers for a short time ? I think he was the pianist in summer 83, when I saw a Messenger Group with I think I remember Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison, Jean Touissant, Johnny O´Neal and Lonnie Plaxico ? 

I remember that event because Dizzy sat in for "Wee", (but only scatting, no tp maybe due to contractual reasons). 

In the course of a ballad medley I think Johnny O´Neal played "Summertime", a very fine version. After that I haven´t seen him any more here in Austria. 

Some more Johnny O'Neal:

 

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1 minute ago, JSngry said:

That record got a lot of good reviews at the time, but I'm with you, it never got my ear. But it did gain and still has traction in some circles. So...there's something there, I guess.

I've got no problems with Hawes' "electric" period per se, but this one seems maybe more style than substance?

Can't fault a man for trying, I suppose.

Yep.  No problem with the concept. ... I'm just not drawn into it like I am with most of Hawes' records.  He almost feels like a secondary character, rather than the star of the show.

 

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Lee Konitz and Rich Perry - RichLee (Steeplechase, 1998)R-10211499-1493474081-8795.jpeg.jpg

I'm interested whether anyone can think of a better deployment of a shellsuit in jazz than here? Konitz demolishes his sparring partner in polyester terms, giving him a crucial psychological edge when it comes to the secondary issue of the saxophone.

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50 minutes ago, Peter Friedman said:

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:tup Classic!

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Harold Land: Westward Bound

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Posted (edited)

The John Dankworth Quartet / The Ronnie Scott Boptet - Bop at Club 11, very early British bop recorded live in 1949.

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Funny to hear how different trumpeter Dennis Rose sounds to the other featured soloists - almost as if bebop had just hit as he was getting to grips with Armstrong, and he wasn't sure whether to make the jump.

Then on to:

Rolf Kühn Quintett - Solarius (Amiga)

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This one's a great record.

Ahmed Jamal - Outertimeinnerspace (Impulse!, 1972)

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14 minutes ago, Rabshakeh said:

Ahmad Jamal - Outertimeinnerspace (Impulse!, 1972)

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Wonderful ....

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1 hour ago, Rabshakeh said:

Lee Konitz and Rich Perry - RichLee (Steeplechase, 1998)R-10211499-1493474081-8795.jpeg.jpg

I'm interested whether anyone can think of a better deployment of a shellsuit in jazz than here? Konitz demolishes his sparring partner in polyester terms, giving him a crucial psychological edge when it comes to the secondary issue of the saxophone.

Love the sartorial commentary.  :D

 

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Dave Liebman Group - Further Conversations: Live (True Azul, 2015)

 

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