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  1. Which Jazz box set are you grooving to right now?

    Sonny Rollins: Silver City, Disc 2. This features one of my favorte readings of "Skylark" by any artist. Stitt's Bits: Disc 2, "Blues up & Down" (Pick 1) Benny Carter: The Music Master, Disc 1, Tracks 1-5 (THe Chocolate Dandies 12/3/30 and 12/31/30), Tracks 6-14 (various ensembles all containing my hero, Chu Berry recorded 3/14/33, 5/18/33, 12/10/33) Gerry Mulligan: My Funny Valentine. This is a collection where I listen primarily and indiscriminately to Discs 2-4. Fabulous music.
  2. Sonny Rollins - On Green Dolphin St.

    Classic Rollins, IMO.
  3. Happy birthday to Wayne Shorter

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Shorter. I saw him once with Weather REport and then again as part of a duet with Herbie Hancock at a Tribute To Miles Davis 75th Birthday in East St. Louis. Both were fabulous as are the studio albums he's graced us with.Here's to many more...

    This morning I'm listening to Classic Leter Young With Count Basie (Mosaic), Disc 1 and The Complete Roulette Live Count Basie (Mosaic), Disc 1. I was lucky enough to see the Basie Band in 1966 or 1967 with my father in St Louis and again at the University of Illinois-Urbana in the early 70s. This latter was also the time of the documentary "The Last of The Blue Devils", the release of Basie's autobiography, and the various small group aggregations produced by Norman Granz. For some inexplicable reason, I've only got the Pablo anthology "Count Basie/ The Golden Years". Can anyone recommend the best Basie Big Band recordings from this final period? Also, while I own the Naxos "Count Basie Live in '62" are there any must own DVDs of Basie in concert out there. Christmas is coming, after all and while I'm hoping for the Chu Berry Mosaic Box, there's always room for a stocking stuffer or two. Thanks in advance. Blue Trane
  5. Ray Charles Live In Concert

    This is classic. Ray Charles Big Band Live from the Shrine Auditorium in 1964.Expanded from 7 to 19 tracks, the performances swing and burn from start to finish. Highlights include an unforgettabble "Georgia on My Mind", "One Mint Julep", "Hallalujah, I Love Her So", "Busted".
  6. Art Pepper

    Periodically, I find myself listening to a concentrated dode of Art Pepper, especially The Complete Village Vanguard Sessions, The Hollywood Sessions, Art Pepper Plus 11, and the first two volumes of the "live" AP released by his widow. The Complete Village Vanguard Sessions are the most intense, searing Pepper, IMO, while the first two "Widows Taste" releases leave me wondering "what if.." I single out "The Hollywood Sessions" because Art sounds so relaxed and inspired here by his bandmates. Art Pepper Plus 11 is "bop heaven" to me. I can't think about Art without wanting more in my collection and there are few artists I can think of to whom a similar statement would apply.
  7. *** The Duke Ellington Corner ***

    I recently acquired and enjoy greatly "Duke Ellington At The Cotton Club". What other broadcasts exist of this particular Ellington aggregation?
  8. Gene Harris

    I don't own any 3 Sounds except the Stanley Turrentine date but I do own later Gene Harris on Concord, I'm especially fond of his Count Basie Tribute CD, which swings its ass off.
  9. 38/38. It would have been more challenging if they'd included more artists who came to prominence in the 80s or later.
  10. Best track you heard all week

    My track of the week is Duke Ellington's "Ko-Ko"-lots of mystery and substance here from the Never No Lament: The Blanton-Webster Band box set.
  11. Piano Men

    I love piano players: especially McCoy Tyner; Duke Ellington; Thelonious Monk; Bill Evans;Herbie Hancock; Gene Harris; Keith Jarrett; Chick Corea; Count Basie; Wynton Kelly; Sonny Clark; Horace Silver; Phineas Newborn, Jr.; Hampton Hawes; Bud Powell; Teddy Wilson; Ahmad Jamal; Earl Hines; Randy Weston; Kenny Barron; John Lewis; Hank Jones; Horace Parlan; Red Garland; Jaki Byard; John Hicks; Bill Charlap; Brad Mehldau. Others I appreciate include Errol Garner, Oscar Peterson, Dave Brubeck, Elmo Hope, Nat Cole and Art Tatum, but they just don't grab my attention immediately and consistently, like the first group does. It's like taste in poetry-some communicate with you and bond with you deeply, with others you admire the craftsmanship but never feel the same level of connectedness. Favorite album-what a bear-trios, duo or solo- here are just a few: McCoy Tyner: Echoes of a Friend; Thelonious Monk: Monk Alone or Plays Duke Ellington; Duke Ellington: Piano Reflections, Piano In The Foreground or Money Jungle; Bill Evans: The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings 1961; Keith Jarrett: My Foolish Heart; Chick Corea: Crystal Silence; Ahmad Jamal: At The Pershing; Hank Jones: Recital At Maybeck; Count Basie: For The First Time; Bill Charlap:Live At The Village Vanguard. If I get to expand the instrumental lineup then the selection increases exponentially.
  12. Freddie Hubbard -- where to go from here?

    The latest live Blue Note release from 1969 is very fine.
  13. Now reading...

    Now reading: Public Enemies-a very interesting corrective to the FBI propoganda I read while growing up such as The FBI Story.
  14. What music did you buy today?

    What's your opinion on the Hubbard? Apart from some disturbing cymbal work of Louis Hayes on some tracks, this is a remarkable set of music. Freddie is on the top of his game. Definitively recommended. I would be interested if others share my opinion regarding the disturbing cymbals ? I agree.IMO, Hayes is overly busy at times on this day, still in all I really enjoy this recording. It's defintely a must-listen