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With Strings Jazz Albums

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While probably not completely within the "with strings" concept being discussed here, I am a fan of Miguel Zenón's recent Yo Soy La Tradición, a recording of chamber compositions based on Puerto Rican folk song forms. MZ is accompanied by the Spektral Quartet.

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Zenon is quite a writer. I may check this one out.

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1 hour ago, medjuck said:

I remember this got a rave review in Downbeat.  I bought it but never really liked it. 

One reason I liked it was that the title was misleading! I don't mean that I like misleading titles, but that the actual contents included some upbeat swingers, along with America the Beautiful. The album had as little to do with "rainy day lovers" as the album cover did. The charts were by Fischer, and were hip, as those things go.

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In the previous thread noted I mentioned Glen Wilson’s   Trombari, The Devil’s Hopyard. There’s a review here:

http://www.pointofdeparture.org/PoD39/PoD39MoreMoments7.html?fbclid=IwAR0u4AHdUUiD5Ww5Qjj-pMYIV7VLmZ6xo7BJDDH9rASEStLGQ5r2DI7Vr64

Another favorite with strings is Alan Ferber’s Nonet with Strings, Chamber Songs.

https://www.alanferber.com/portfolio/alan-ferber-nonet-strings-chamber-songs/

I think both of these releases are really high quality and deserving of a wider audience.

 

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Not necessarily a favorite, but an at-times interesting detour by a player worthy of wider recognition.

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Hopefully close enough for jazz, but Jack Teagarden's Think Well of Me is beautiful. All songs by Willard Robison, at least some of the arrangements by Bob Brookmeyer.

Top non-Xmas-yet-Xmasy music.

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I love that Teagarden album!

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18 minutes ago, jazzbo said:

I love that Teagarden album!

Ditto

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A few more to add to the mix...

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David Liebman - Dedications (CMP, 1980)

 

Also, has anyone mentioned the two Stanley Turrentine / Claus Ogerman collaborations?

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Nightwings (Fantasy, 1977)

and

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West Side Highway (1978)

 

 

 

On 12/15/2020 at 4:36 AM, Gheorghe said:

This is one of my favourites with strings. 

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Good one!  I picked up that LP earlier this year.  :tup 

 

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6 hours ago, medjuck said:

Ditto

I remember being in some airport a few years ago early one morning and hearing a selection from this album (Think Well of Me) over the PA system.  I thought at first "am I hearing things?" but it was really that.

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Cannonball made a couple with strings - early in his career, then later, for Capitol. 

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22 hours ago, DMP said:

Cannonball made a couple with strings - early in his career, then later, for Capitol. 

Experience in E!

Similarly, many other records with William S. Fischer on board, which are liable to turn up any damn where there for a while.

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I'm listening to Big Tea's Capitol Strings album now ("Shades of Night"). What a sublime player he was.

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, gmonahan said:

I'm listening to Big Tea's Capitol Strings album now ("Shades of Night"). What a sublime player he was.

 

 

 

gregmo

Yes, that's a great one, I have it on vinyls as well as in the box set.

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I guess some of you hate it (and myself is not usually an avid WM fan), but I do like Wynton Marsalis' "Hot House Flowers".  I think it was the most ambitious (and maybe a bit arrogant) project by young Wynton.  He obviously knew that it would be compared with Clifford Brown With Strings.  Wynton may not have been able to beat Brownie,  but I think at least he was still in the game.

 

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I think arranger Bob Freedman (since deceased I believe) deserves a big shout out for "Hot House Flowers."

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49 minutes ago, Larry Kart said:

I think arranger Bob Freedman (since deceased I believe) deserves a big shout out for "Hot House Flowers."

a HUGE shout out!

for this one too:

 

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And for this one (dig the whole thing but the coda especially):


 

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