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A very nice Archie Shepp album. I heard him quite often, is he still living ? 

The pianist Ken Werner is very very good. I heard him with Shepp already in 1980 , it was a quartet Ken Werner, Santi Debriano, John Betsch, very fine......

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1 hour ago, Gheorghe said:

A very nice Archie Shepp album. I heard him quite often, is he still living ? 

He is. New album out with Jason Moran. I saw them perform as a duo, with a French singer, in December.

Shepp is quite frail at this stage, and needed to be helped on stage by Moran, but he played well. It was in the awkward environment of London's Barbican, which is quite 'institutional', but it was nice to see him play.

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56 minutes ago, Rabshakeh said:

He is. New album out with Jason Moran. I saw them perform as a duo, with a French singer, in December.

Shepp is quite frail at this stage, and needed to be helped on stage by Moran, but he played well. It was in the awkward environment of London's Barbican, which is quite 'institutional', but it was nice to see him play.

Sure it must have been nice to seem him play. The last time I saw him (great evening, even my wife was with me and liked it), must have been around the early 2000´s. He played fine with a trio, did some tracks on piano also (very very Monkish, it almost could have been Monk himself). 
But he seems to have a hard time walking, something with his legs, but I am not sure. 

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21 hours ago, JSngry said:

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Probably a "supplemental" Ra record, but it's a good one, intimate and thoughtful.

Plus,any additional unmask the batman is always welcome here!

 

 

This one is hard to leave....anybody else gotten into it? It's a small scale affair, but really hits a zone for me.

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5 hours ago, Gheorghe said:

A very nice Archie Shepp album. I heard him quite often, is he still living ? 

The pianist Ken Werner is very very good. I heard him with Shepp already in 1980 , it was a quartet Ken Werner, Santi Debriano, John Betsch, very fine......

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3 hours ago, Rabshakeh said:

He is. New album out with Jason Moran. I saw them perform as a duo, with a French singer, in December.

Shepp is quite frail at this stage, and needed to be helped on stage by Moran, but he played well. It was in the awkward environment of London's Barbican, which is quite 'institutional', but it was nice to see him play.

Yeah, I recommend the new album with Moran. It's really good IMO. 

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Kenny Cox "Clap! Clap! The Joyful Noise!" Strata cd

Very different from his earlier work that is straight ahead jazz. But an interesting listen with cool engineering.

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1 hour ago, JSngry said:

This one is hard to leave....anybody else gotten into it? It's a small scale affair, but really hits a zone for me.

Listening this morning...the left hand on Island In The Sun :tup

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15 minutes ago, Dub Modal said:

Listening this morning...the left hand on Island In The Sun :tup

no bass on this session, and none needed!

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Jazz Reddit is very enthusiastic about a pianist at the moment called Hiromi Uehara. I've been listening to her records this morning. I'm struggling to hear the quality to be honest. 

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And now for the harmolodic part of the morning.

Chris Potter "Vertigo" Concord cd

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Dave Liebman - Homage to Coltrane (Owl, 1987)

 

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SFJazz Collective "Miguel Zenon Retrospective: Original Compositions, 2004 to 2016"

Disc 2, performances from 2010 to 2016

Zenon's contributions have been among my favorites of the SFJazz Collective discs I have, and this compilation is a great listen.

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Seeing a lot of new releases in the past year with strings or string quartets:

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1 hour ago, ghost of miles said:

Seeing a lot of new releases in the past year with strings or string quartets:

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I listened to some of this yesterday and enjoyed it. I think Danilo Perez also has a new one with strings. Meanwhile Rosenwinkel is playing piano...go figure. 

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One of my favorite recordings of all time.

Slim Gaillard Rides Again, Verve cd
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4 hours ago, jazzbo said:

Zenon's contributions have been among my favorites of the SFJazz Collective discs I have, and this compilation is a great listen.

I think he's without a doubt one of my favourite saxophonists working at the moment. Wide diet, fully digested.

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mtume/rebirth cycle/kiss this world goodbye.

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"Tommy Turrentine" Audio Fidelity SACD

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I've had this album for years and I'll pull it out every now and then to see if my opinion has changed.  Nope, still kinda boring.  

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