Hot Ptah

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  1. Sign Up For a Blindfold Test in 2021!

    That is the only month left in 2021 so you have September.
  2. Sign Up For a Blindfold Test in 2021!

    Ok you have November.
  3. Sign Up For a Blindfold Test in 2021!

    Up to this point in BFT history, we have always had one BFT per person per year only. I will keep your idea in mind but it is more likely that your spillover should be used for a 2022 BFT. i appreciate your interest and enthusiasm.
  4. Jones/Lewis Mosaic

    Yes, Richard Davis’ work here is incredible.
  5. RIP Chick Corea

    I saw the Al DiMeola/Stanley Clarke/Lenny White group live in 1975 and 1976. I also saw Chick live as a solo pianist, in duet with Gary Burton (several times, once when they were joined by Gayle Moran), and with the excellent Origin group.
  6. BFT 202 Reveal

    Great BFT. I enjoyed it immensely and then got a huge work project in and could not comment on each track as I surely would have done.
  7. BFT 201 Reveal

    After reading this Reveal I tried to order Mirage by the Awakening on CD. It is expensive!
  8. BFT 201 - Link and Discussion

    This is a wonderful BFT. I have been using it as a personal playlist, on a ten hour car ride for example. It is one of the most consistently enjoyable BFTs of all time for me. Having said that, I cannot identify anyone on it! Track 1 is particularly fantastic. This is just the kind of music I love. I am buying this one as soon as I read the Reveal. I have had a terribly busy month at work but if I get a few hours off before the Reveal, I will post my general impressions of each track.
  9. The Professor Longhair tracks are among the best in his career, in my opinion.
  10. REVEAL BFT 200

    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).
  11. REVEAL BFT 200

    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!
  12. BFT200

    This is a great Blindfold Test. 1. I have this album. This is Big Alice from Howard Johnson—Gravity!!!! Great album! The tuba playing is so smooth and soulful at the same time. 2. I don’t know what this is but I love it and want to get it. Both saxophone solos are so compelling! This is great stuff. 3. I have this album and have played it many times. It is Khan Jamal’s Three album with Johnny Dyani and Pierre Doerge. For awhile I was trying to buy any album with Johnny Dyani on it and this is one that I picked up. This is the track titled Children of the Third World. 4. This is John Coltrane’s Lonnie’s Lament played by really excellent musicians. I do not know who the tenor sax player is but he is really good! I want to get this album. 5. A Blue Note trumpet player with a lyrical tone, but not Kenny Dorham. I can’t quite place who it is. If he did not play on Blue Note he is playing in that late 1950s to mid 1960s era. This is really nice. 6. Oh this is George Adams from one of my favorite albums of all time (not just by George but by anyone)—Paradise Space Shuttle. I have played this album a great many times in my life. Thank you for including this!!! 7. I love this. Two basses and is that Phillip Catherine on guitar? The bassist in the left channel made my whole house shake with his big sound near the end of the track. I want to get this album. 8. This is fantastic. I absolutely love this track. This is right up my alley, like a song on my personal all time playlist. I can’t wait to find out who is it so I can buy it. I love the trumpeter but can’t place him. He is in the Ahmed Abdullah/Roy Campbell ballpark but I don’t think it is either of them. The rhythm section reminds me of Roscoe Mitchell’s album Snurdy McGurdy and Her Dancing Shoes (which is high praise from me). 9. I included a track from this album on my BFT last year. That is Seldon Powell and Ray Nance, from the Spellbound album by Ahmed Abdul-Malik. A great track and a great album. 10. That is Max Roach and M’Boom. As time passes I think about what an audacious project that was for a major label release from a master who could have just stayed in his small combo comfort zone. 11. I don’t know who this but I like it a lot. Great energy and compelling solos. I want to buy this when I find out which album it is. For listening pleasure this is one of my favorite BFTs. The compiler and I are on the same wavelength musically!
  13. Sign Up For a Blindfold Test in 2021!

    You have August
  14. Weird crazy-high price. Why?

    Pricing on ebay has no logic. Sellers will post any high price without any logical or factual basis. The ridicule of the Steve Hoffman Forum is inaccurate. There are a great many low priced jazz LPs and CDs for sale on Steve Hoffman right now. I often buy jazz CDs for $2 or $3 on Steve Hoffman. Not true. The Hoffman Forum has a great many jazz CDs for sale from $2 to $5. I buy there often. Not true. There is no interest in these albums on Steve Hoffman. There are hundreds of jazz CDs for sale from $2 to $5 on Steve Hoffman right now. I often get great bargains there. Any stereotypical thoughts about the Steve Hoffman Forum are no longer true.