Steve Reynolds

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About Steve Reynolds

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  • Birthday 04/25/1960

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Wayne, NJ
  • Interests music of all sorts that gets my heart pumping, live improvisational music, Car auctions on TV, Red Sox & Patriots

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  1. The Grateful Dead Dark Star

    All in - very excited to hear these 7 shows - the legendary 10/18/72 show is one I’ve avoided listening to as I’ve expected an official release for a while. The 10/29 & 10/30/73 shows are from the sweetest of sweet spots in Dead history - maybe only late November & December 73 are more melty. Keith’s peak is summer through winter 73. Plus look at those set lists on the 72 & 73 shows?!? 3 Bird Songs on the 3 Fox Theatre 72 shows plus the amazing jam sequences on all 5 of the 72 & 73 shows. I’m less enamored with late 71 as Keith was finding his way but word is that 12/10/71 is a very hot show.
  2. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Yes they get them into a studio but the live recordings released by these and other labels over the past 15-20 years often sound incredible. Think of the Brotzmann 3 nights in Oslo box set and of course the 4 Barry Guy box sets on Not Two. They make a mockery of what Clean Feed puts out.
  3. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Btw the Selva trio from 2019 Canicula Rose is quite good
  4. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    I’m not sure. I read the last 2 day’s comments. I’ll stream a couple of them but it seems they hear greatness that I just don’t hear. I still think the sound quality (lack of openness and dynamics) isn’t up to snuff. Inferior to Astral Sprits, Not Two, Intakt, Firehouse 12, No Business and various other specialty labels. I’m listening to the Fog Horn releases from 10 to 20 years ago from Tony Bevan and they ALL sound better than any Clean Feed recording I’ve ever heard. sometimes I think they could even ruin the sound of John Edwards & Sunny Murray
  5. What live music are you going to see tonight?

    Vaccination rates are high here in the northeast near and around NYC and COVID cases are very low - for a double vaccinated person like myself it isn’t risky at all. I’m wondering why more local venues are not opening. I’m pretty sure by September the vast majority will be hopefully including the Village Vanguard and The Stone @ The New School. Major sporting events and concerts have been held at Madison Square Garden and other arenas at full capacity for almost 2 months and no increase in COVID cases have occurred. In fact COVID cases since 5/25 have decreased by a factor of 4 - no doubt due to the vaccine. I’m thrilled to be back fully integrated into society. It’s even more sweet knowing my wife and I were extremely cautious following all protocols. Living in Wayne, NJ (on the border of Bergen County, NY), we lived in the highest COVID infected region in the world last Spring.
  6. What live music are you going to see tonight?

    Hopefully the rest of the venues will start re-opening soon. Right now it seems most are targeting September. I don’t see any additional wave of COVID here as the numbers are low and the vaccination rates are high and still adding to the % of population albeit slowly.
  7. What live music are you going to see tonight?

    They specifically said they are not streaming the Friday & Saturday night shows. It was recorded and a video was made but not by the jazz gallery.
  8. What live music are you going to see tonight?

    Concert was incredible - fully attended both sets. No mask requirement. Band was highly inspired being their first show in 15 months in front of a live audience. Kris was VERY emotional after the end of each set while introducing the band. Tom Rainey blew the roof off the place. First 10 minutes second set all-timer. Rainey even smiled. He remains as great a jazz drummer as exists in this world. Certainly the most dynamic and most cliche free dude I know of. first set fully improvised as they ignored the charts. Second half of second set they tried out some/a couple of Kris Davis’ new material for the group. As expected Mat Maneri was magical serving the band and Ingrid has never sounded better and for me I’m happy she only brought her tenor sax.
  9. What live music are you going to see tonight?

    Tonight live and in person from the front table Capricorn Climber which is: Kris Davis: grand piano Trevor Dunn: double bass Ingrid Laubrock: tenor & soprano saxophones Mat Maneri: viola Tom Rainey: drums 7:30 & 9:30 sets jazz gallery in NYC it's time for the other clubs/venues to open - I’m hoping they ask for proof of vaccination but I’m thrilled to see the great ensemble live no matter what - I’ve seen them twice 6-7 years ago and if all the modes and vibrations line up, they can be spectacular. Mat is, of course, the linch pin to the whole thing. Get Ready to Receive Yourself
  10. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    So what is the line-up?
  11. Capricorn Climber

    Not on the weekend concerts including these shows
  12. Capricorn Climber

    Jazz Gallery - looks like these upcoming weekend shows are going to be full capacity The weekend before is Mary Halvorson, Taylor Ho Bynum & Tomas Fujiwara
  13. Capricorn Climber

    2 sets each night in NYC - 7:30 & 9:30 first night (Friday) will be my first live concert since 3/2/2020 Capricorn Climber is: Kris Davis: piano, leader Ingrid Laubrock: tenor & soprano saxophones Mat Maneri: viola Trevor Dunn: bass Tom Rainey: drums 1 or 2 of the 4 sets I heard from this group maybe 7-8 years ago were among the best sets of music I’ve ever experienced excited is a vast understatement
  14. Plus you have NO idea what my viewpoint is on many other “social justice” issues. You might be surprised.
  15. Obvious to me - seems some others here can’t grasp that. glad I never liked his music in the least