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Your Favorite Jazz Records of the 1980s?

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On 07/03/2021 at 4:23 PM, David Ayers said:

George Russell had a bit of a resurgence in the 80s. Do people remember The African Game and So What, both on Blue Note? He toured the UK on the back of that. I saw him in Glasgow with an orchestra featuring Andy Shepherd. 

Didn’t catch that one but I did see the ‘80th Birthday Performance’ In London (QEH I think). Shepherd was also in the band for that one. Memorable evening !

If I remember rightly they played ‘The African Game’ in the 2nd set and finished on ‘So What’, to standing ovation and with Russell beaming from ear to ear. Such things are unforgettable.

The other highlight was ‘Listen to the Silence’ featuring Palle Mikkelborg.

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50 minutes ago, HutchFan said:

but there was also a strong countervailing centripetal force. 

1980s Wynton Marsalis & Herbie Hancock —  SOLAKZADE(ソラックザーデ)ヴィンテージ眼鏡&アンティークジュエリー

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Thanks! 

I like the idea of the Jazz Thermidorian Reaction. A necessary corrective to the previous Jazz Reign of Terror. 

49 minutes ago, felser said:

1980s Wynton Marsalis & Herbie Hancock —  SOLAKZADE(ソラックザーデ)ヴィンテージ眼鏡&アンティークジュエリー

And leading inevitably to the period of the Jazz Directory! 

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3 minutes ago, Peter Friedman said:

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Yeah, that's a good one.

Rowles never made a bad record -- at least that I've heard!  ;) 

 

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Frank Strazzeri has been one of my very favorite jazz pianists for a long time.

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Toots swings as Hard as possible on the Jimmy Heath tune - For Minors Only! Swedish pianist Are Johansson is world class. Simply a great album. Recorded in Stockholm in 1985.

 

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Here's an enlargement of my previous post.

George Adams, Don Pullen Quartet - Live At The Village Vanguard - Vol.1 -  Amazon.com Music

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On 22.3.2021 at 10:12 PM, Peter Friedman said:

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A good one indeed ....

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Kenny Drew Quartet - All The Things You Are  -  with: Junior Cook, Sam Jones, Jimmy Cobb (1981)

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51 minutes ago, Peter Friedman said:

Kenny Drew Quartet - All The Things You Are  -  with: Junior Cook, Sam Jones, Jimmy Cobb (1981)

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I have NEVER seen that before.  Japan only?

Looks interesting!

 

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On 27.3.2021 at 10:21 PM, Son-of-a-Weizen said:

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👍👍👍!!!

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18 hours ago, HutchFan said:

I have NEVER seen that before.  Japan only?

Looks interesting!

 

Yes this is a Japanese CD  on the TDK label. I have about 5 or 6 jazz CDs on that label.

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I keep finding recordings from the 1980s that are damn good (in my opinion).

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25 minutes ago, Peter Friedman said:

I keep finding recordings from the 1980s that are damn good (in my opinion).

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One of my treasures ...

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Still intend to go through all 1982 stuff I have, but wanted to highlight this one separately - Tony Coe "Tournée Du Chat" (nato), recorded 1981-82. Fantastic stuff. 

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8 hours ago, Д.Д. said:

Still intend to go through all 1982 stuff I have, but wanted to highlight this one separately - Tony Coe "Tournée Du Chat" (nato), recorded 1981-82. Fantastic stuff. 

True, this is a good one .... thnx for the reminder ....

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What about Riffs by Jimmy Lyons? 

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From September 1980.

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11 hours ago, Rabshakeh said:

What about Riffs by Jimmy Lyons? 

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From September 1980.

I'm not familiar with that one. ... Just looked it up on discogs.  Features some unusual instrumentation: alto sax, bass, drums -- and bassoon.

Hmm.  Don't think I've heard a bassoon in a jazz context before. 

 

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2 hours ago, HutchFan said:

I'm not familiar with that one. ... Just looked it up on discogs.  Features some unusual instrumentation: alto sax, bass, drums -- and bassoon.

Hmm.  Don't think I've heard a bassoon in a jazz context before. 

 

Karen Borca plays bassoon on at least 5 other Jimmy Lyons dates and Joseph Jarman plays it on Lester Bowie's "Numbers 1 & 2". More to follow.

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7 hours ago, HutchFan said:

I'm not familiar with that one. ... Just looked it up on discogs.  Features some unusual instrumentation: alto sax, bass, drums -- and bassoon.

Hmm.  Don't think I've heard a bassoon in a jazz context before. 

 

There’s a contrabassoon muddling along on some of those Coltrane Village Vanguard tracks. Braxton occasionally features a bassoon. Oh and I found this link: https://bassoonbrothers.com/inside-oondom/jazz-bassoonists/

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