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Your Favorite Jazz Records of the 1980s?

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On 2/19/2021 at 4:04 PM, soulpope said:

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This one has remained steadily in rotation since it came out.

 

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On 2/13/2021 at 9:30 AM, soulpope said:

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For the longest time (until a couple very recent previously-unreleased concerts), Woody Shaw's In My Own Sweet Way was pretty strongly my #1 favorite of all of his 80's output -- a really fantastic album, top to bottom.

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3 hours ago, Rabshakeh said:

Okay, here are my favourite jazz records of the 80s, in rough chronological order. Some may have already been mentioned above. 

Good list. 

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4 hours ago, Rabshakeh said:

Okay, here are my favourite jazz records of the 80s, in rough chronological order. Some may have already been mentioned above. 

Thanks Rab!  Great list!!!  Many of my favorites there -- and a bunch of "new-to-me" stuff to explore as well.  :tup 

 

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In case this was not mentioned already .... :

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11 hours ago, Rabshakeh said:

Steve Lacy - Morning Joy

Really forgot this was recorded in the 80`s .... superb platter indeed ....

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50 minutes ago, soulpope said:

In case this was not mentioned already .... :

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That's a good one. 

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How could I forget .... :

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Thanks for this topic.  Took a look at my collection and found more favorite albums from this decade than I would have thought.

Richard Grossman - "Solo Piano Improvisations"

Henry Threadgill - "Rag, Bush And All"

Michael Moore's Available Jelly - "Available Jelly"

Antonello Salis - "Orange Juice/Nice Food"

Sean Bergin - "Kids Mysteries" (first CD I ever bought)

Kahil El'Zabar/Lester Bowie/Malachi Favors - "The Ritual""

Quintet Moderne - "Ikkanan Takana=Behind The Window"

Ganelin Trio - "Jerusalem February Cantabile"

Walt Dickerson - "Life Rays"

Dave Burrell - "Windward Passages"

 

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Probably not a favorite of very many here, but this was a pretty good selling, Grammy winning album in its time.  I still like it.

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4 hours ago, NIS said:

Kahil El'Zabar/Lester Bowie/Malachi Favors - "The Ritual"

Yep ....

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Funny / surprising how little Pat Metheny there is in this thread...

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Has his Rejoicing album been mentioned yet? It's a great one. I'd put anything with Lyle Mays here too. 

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4 minutes ago, Dub Modal said:

Has his Rejoicing album been mentioned yet? It's a great one. I'd put anything with Lyle Mays here too. 

I may have skipped over it, but I hadn't seen any of his records so far.

Very good artist, but not my favourite, I guess, but I think that if this were a different board, he would be extremely prominent.

The recent Jazz Times polls, that were discussed in a different thread, were roughly 60% Metheny from the 80s onwards. Or at least they seemed liked that.

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3 hours ago, soulpope said:

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Yes !!!  One of my desert-island discs, for sure.  :tup 

 

 

18 hours ago, Rabshakeh said:

I may have skipped over it, but I hadn't seen any of his records so far.

Very good artist, but not my favourite, I guess, but I think that if this were a different board, he would be extremely prominent.

The recent Jazz Times polls, that were discussed in a different thread, were roughly 60% Metheny from the 80s onwards. Or at least they seemed liked that.

I think you're right that Metheny is over-represented in those polls.  There's just too much.   

Then again, Metheny did some very interesting things in the 1980s.  I dig a lot of what he's done -- and what his music represents -- even if he isn't one of my very favorite artists.  

Just my take, of course.  ;) 

 

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2 hours ago, Peter Friedman said:

 

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Underappreciated ....

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Just now, soulpope said:

Underappreciated ....

"My Shining Hour" from that one was a staple of the afternoon drive-time programming of the AM Jazz station we had in the late 70s...that "Comedy Tonight" quote still rings in the ears!

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Speaking of Pepper Adams excellency .... :

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2 hours ago, soulpope said:

Speaking of Pepper Adams excellency .... 

And this one too:

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Love those two-sax front lines!  Pepper and Frank Foster.  Yeah, man!

 

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