tkeith

REVEAL BFT 200

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Just putting this here because my Dad posted it in the main thread.

    Organissimo
            November Blindfold Test #200 
            REVEAL
 
            1. Big Alice (Don Pullen)
                HOWARD JOHNSON: Gravity!!!
                Howard Johnson,tu. Bob Stewart,tu. Dave Bargeron,tu. Earl McIntyre,tu.
                Raymond Chew,p. Bob Cranshaw,b. Kenwood Dennard,d. -12/95
            2. Blu-a-Round (Sahib Shihab)
                SAHIB SHIHAB: Jazz Sahib
                Phil Woods,as. Benny Golson,ts. Sahib Shihab,bs. 
                Bill Evans,p. Oscar Pettiford,b. Art Taylor,d. -11/57
            3. Children of the World (Khan Jamal)
                KHAN JAMAL: Three
                Khan Jamal,vb. Pierre Dorge,g. Johnny Dyani,b. -10/84
            4. Lonnie’s Lament (John Coltrane)
                ARI BROWN: Groove Awakening
                Ari Brown,ts. Kirk Brown,p. Yusef Ben Israel,b. 
                Avreeayl Ra,d. Dr. Cuz,pc. -5/13
            5. Tonk (Ray Bryant)
                ART FARMER: Perception
                Art Farmer,flgh. Harold Mabern,p.
                Tommy Williams,b. Roy McCurdy,d. -10/61
            6. Send in the Clowns
                GEORGE ADAMS: Paradise Space Shuttle
                George Adams,ts. Rahn Burton,p. Don Pate,b.
                Al Foster,d. Azzendin Weston,pc. -12/79
            7. A Notion (Albert Heath)
                SAM JONES/NIELS-HENNING ORSTED PEDERSEN: Double Bass
                Sam Jones,b. N-H Orsted Pedersen,b. 
                Philip Catherine,g. Billy Higgins,d. -2/76
            8. Kamal’s Gift (Hugh Ragin)
                HUGH RAGIN: Revelation
                Hugh Ragin,tp. Assif Tsahar,ts.
                William Parker,b. Hamid Drake,d. -9/03
            9. Body and Soul
                AHMED ABDUL-MALIK: Spellbound
                Ray Nance,cnt. Seldon Powell,ts. Paul Neves,p.
                Ahmed Abdul-Malik,b. Walter Perkins,d. -3/64
            10. Twinkle Toes (Will Smith)
                  MAX ROACH: M’Boom
                  Roy Brooks,cymb. Joe Chambers,vb. Omar Clay,mrb.
                  Fred King,mrb. Max Roach,tymp. Ray Mantilla,bells. 
                  Warren Smith, Afr.bells. Freddie Waits,xylp. -7/79
            11. Nothing But Love (Frank Lowe)
                  BILLY BANG: Above & Beyond
                  Frank Lowe,ts. Billy Bang,vi. Andrew Bemkey,p.
                  Tood Nicholson,b. Tatsuya Nakatini,d. -4/03

 

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A most enjoyable BFT, featuring some of my favorite musicians. Can't believe I could not place the Khan Jamal track.

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Agree, very enjoyable. Big takeaways for me are the players on 2, 4, 6 & 9. That's a few times George Adams has hooked me. I need to pick up some of his albums. 

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I am going to get the Sahib Shihab, NHOP/Sam Jones, Hugh Ragin and Billy Bang albums right now! This is a great BFT. Thanks for putting it together!

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1 hour ago, Dub Modal said:

Agree, very enjoyable. Big takeaways for me are the players on 2, 4, 6 & 9. That's a few times George Adams has hooked me. I need to pick up some of his albums. 

I'm a George fan, but sadly, much of his output is made up of albums with two strong tracks and a lot of filler thereafter, IMHO.  This one and Sound Suggestions on ECM are the standouts in my collection (if you want to save a little cash).  City Gates is fair, Earth Beams is good.  After that, I find them inconsistent at best.  Particularly with the Adams-Pullen Quartet setting, where it became an exercise in how-fast-can-we-play.  In general, that band would have benefited greatly from shaving 20BPM off the pace most of the time.

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Just now, tkeith said:

I'm a George fan, but sadly, much of his output is made up of albums with two strong tracks and a lot of filler thereafter, IMHO.  This one and Sound Suggestions on ECM are the standouts in my collection (if you want to save a little cash).  City Gates is fair, Earth Beams is good.  After that, I find them inconsistent at best.  Particularly with the Adams-Pullen Quartet setting, where it became an exercise in how-fast-can-we-play.  In general, that band would have benefited greatly from shaving 20BPM off the pace most of the time.

Thanks. Sound Suggestions is actually the one I was going to pick up first. 

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It's beautiful. Crazy, and/but beautiful.

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My favorite George Adams albums are Charles Mingus’ Changes One and Changes Two, Paradise Space Shuttle, Sound Suggestions, and Hand to Hand (which he co-led with Dannie Richmond). 

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