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The Jazz Messengers at Café Bohemia Volume 1

One of the great live jazz recordings

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Miles Davis - The 1956 Pasadena concert issued on disc two of the Legacy Edition of 'Round About Midnight. Gene Norman introduces the tenor player as "Johnny Coltrane."

Miles Davis - Decoy. A controversial album, but I think about two-thirds of it is quite good, with some really creative playing by Miles. I know many folks who dismiss all of Miles' 1980s music, but I think it's simplistic to view it all of a piece. There was much good music early in the decade, but I do think things started to slide after Decoy - although there were some bright spots all the way until the end. Anyone who hates all of Miles' music after his last comeback should read Max Harrison's essay "Listening to Davis Live in London in the 1980s" in A Miles Davis Reader, edited by Bill Kirchner. Harrison, that most intelligent and undoctrinaire of jazz critics, has very positive things to say about Miles' 1982 and 1983 London concerts, but thought the the quality dropped off in 1984, and moreso thereafter. That's almost exactly how I feel about Miles' last decade.

Jacques Gauthe - All Alone With the Rhythm (Jazz Crusade). Finally ready to move away from Miles. I almost got rid of this CD at one point, because the Toronto-based rhythm section is needlessly clunky and archaic. But I've always enjoyed Gauthe, the French-born clarinetist/soprano saxist who studied with Sidney Bechet in Paris and subsequently moved to New Orleans. His playing here is very good, so I can put up with the rhythm section.

 

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31 minutes ago, paul secor said:

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The Jazz Messengers at Café Bohemia Volume 1

One of the great live jazz recordings

Lester Bowie loved these records. He was a huge KD fan.

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6 minutes ago, Chuck Nessa said:

Lester Bowie loved these records. He was a huge KD fan.

I didn't know that. Thanks for passing on the information.

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54 minutes ago, Chuck Nessa said:

Lester Bowie loved these records. He was a huge KD fan.

I didn't know that either.

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7 hours ago, erwbol said:

Is it as good as the others with the original line-up?

This one is within the best releases of this group ....

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4 hours ago, Joe said:

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👍👍👍!!!

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Needed some more Air to breathe ....

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18 hours ago, HutchFan said:


I really like that one! :tup

 

Do you have this one, on here now?

Ray Bryant - Somewhere in France

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Just finished

Wild Bill Davis - His heah!

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Next

Houston Person - All soul

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MG

 

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5 hours ago, soulpope said:

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Needed some more Air to breathe ....

 

1 hour ago, soulpope said:

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Some great sounds at your place this morning!

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1 hour ago, The Magnificent Goldberg said:

Do you have this one, on here now?

Ray Bryant - Somewhere in France

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MG, I don't have that CD.  Do I need to hear it?  ;) 

 

 

Earlier this AM:

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Art Pepper - The Trip (Contemporary / OJC)
with George Cables, David Williams, and Elvin Jones

I've never heard a better version of "The Summer Knows."  Like much of Legrand's music, the tune can easily slip into something that sounds overripe, almost maudlin.  But Pepper's version here -- Oh man, by holding back just a little, he kills it. And it's soooo bluesy -- not a adjective that you'd ever naturally associate with this song.

 

NP:

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The Cannonball Adderley Quintet - Country Preacher: "Live" at Operation Breadbasket (Capitol)
with Nat, Joe Zawinul, Walter Booker, and Roy McCurdy

I think Zawinul sounds great on this record. (And I don't always feel that way about his playing.)

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Louis Bellson: Big Band Jazz From The Summit

 

 

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