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. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Starting in on the IST 5 CD box. Sounds awesome and there is little I love more than dynamic improvisation with strings. Methinks I might truly treasure this collection. I love how they create percussion with their instruments. Important for me to let go of who is playing what.
  2. Artists influenced by Coltrane's final years

    I’ll sleep and think on this:) maybe 15 to 20 years ago. Maybe. The many sets I’ve seen and heard him play from 2010 up through early 2020 when everything shut down revealed as unique approach to the saxophone within jazz based structures (whether the music had charts or not) as anyone playing today. He’s certainly not universally appreciated. In fact I know many naysayers who just cannot deal with his approach.
  3. Artists influenced by Coltrane's final years

    Would love to have seen that. My take on Ochs is that he almost oblique to an extreme and it seems like he almost consciously avoids settling into any routine in his improvising - especially long held altissimo screams. I love him with What we Live and even more with Jones Jones (a trio with Mark Dresser & Vladimir Tarasov). His Fictive Five group which includes 2 bassists, Nate Wooley & Harris Eisenstaedt is spectacular. Not a Traneism to be found anywhere.
  4. Artists influenced by Coltrane's final years

    I hear much more Sonny Rollins in David S Ware’s playing I hear very little Trane in Larry Ochs’ playing I think Ochs is one of the greatest saxophonists on the planet fwiw Paul Dunmall is the first person I think of. He’s very clearly and openly affected by later period Coltrane. As time has worn on it’s less obvious but he’s still a proponent of the big sound.
  5. Pharoah Sanders, Floating Point and the LSO

    I think it’s boring to an extreme. Nice to hear Sanders get some ink and recognition but I’m much more attuned to more crunchy and invigorating music than this.
  6. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Ordered the 5 CD set IST with John Butcher only $51.77 delivered to the US
  7. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    34 minute Second set of Bruise with Derek Bailey one of the greatest things EVAH For me I like to hear Braxton PLAY!!! See New Haven Quartet when they roar for 4 hour slabs of magic music. Then again Nels Cline is the X factor that makes it multiple re-listens as long as I’m on this orb.
  8. I’m listening to Brotzmann & McPhee right now and I’ve *never* heard any other saxophonists with more “soul” than either one of them. Peter with Joe as a foil is a mighty combination. Just as Peter with William & Hamid is a very unique blend of gut wrenching beauty. When Kondo was added Die Like a Dog was among the greatest quartets in the history of this music. But I’m not Baraka nor would have I ever wanted to be anyone but myself.
  9. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    I put my order in for the rest of the Tony Bevan CD’s on foghorn records - I love the old school trio records with Sunny Murray More listening to the 2 Bruised CD’s - wondrous also will be receiving 3 more Dave Rempis CD’s
  10. Alvin Fielder via Nameless Sound

    I’ll spend some time with this amazing blog post & video
  11. Harold Land - Westward Bound!

    Joe Maneri
  12. Pimuins Guide to Mal Waldron Records

    They have been huge favorites of mine for some 20 plus years
  13. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Second listen reveals even more wonder. Most importantly I started to not listen to who is playing what. Wow.
  14. Darius Jones "Man'ish Boy (A Raw & Beautiful Thing)"

    Saw them at the Old Stone and they were marvelous
  15. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Hope Baker has his awesome electronic set-up on this one