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  1. I always had the impression (too lazy to look up sources) that Dorham, early in his career, was frequently referred to as Kinney.
  2. Cool. I understimated Klemmer! In high school, I was into fusion "in real time" around '72-74, but mostly Miles, Mahavishnu, Weather Report, RTF. Miles was over my head at the time and I got tired of other fusion, moved on before hearing anything by Klemmer. Finally revisiting the genre / era. Album ID for #9: Track A1 here, probably (hard to make out audio) originally on B1 here.
  3. Since Laura Nyro's been ID'd, #7 is A3 here. Sleuthed some other vocal tracks from the interwebs, but avoiding further spoilers so early in the month. The track with Klemmer is easy to sleuth because he and other players are named at the end, 'nuff said. Interesting reveal/reappraisal, since I identify Klemmer more with smooth jazz. Intensely curious but clueless about #6 and #11, going to wait for a reveal on those.
  4. Whoa, #8 by Jessica Williams is in my collection! I actually have a signed copy (purchased used, though). Track 5 here No wonder it sounded familiar. Composer is Billy Cobham of all people! Knowing that JW recorded Theme for the Eulipians and Haunted Melody, I was hoping for Rahsaan...
  5. On further listening, I thought #8 sounded a bit like Jessica Williams in places. Surely can't be her (them? not sure of pronoun), but it got me to pull some long-dormant discs off the shelf.
  6. I also had trouble distinguishing the pizzicato in #10. I couldn't recognize White's playing, because on Land of Spirit and Light (my only prior exposure) iirc he used less pizz. and was less aggressive with double-stops. [Added] Although there could be significant pizzicato on The Land of Spirit and Light; I can't tell exactly what's pizz. violin and what's classical guitar there. 🧐
  7. Agreed, Michael White on #10 but no Alice. Only White album I have is The Land of Spirit and Light, so I had to sleuth.
  8. My tastes strongly overlap with felser's in the area of '60s-'70s "spiritual jazz" and shall we say "Strata-East" material, which are areas I've only recently (last several years) gotten into. That stuff isn't such a big part of this BFT, but John listens (and has listened) to far more vocal/rock/soul than I have, and can be counted on to include interesting nostalgic/reassessment items. For instance, I've always thought the performer of #7 was just great, love hearing her music on the radio, but don't own any recordings. Perhaps I should rectify that. 😉 And I'm not overly into vocal, CTI or "with strings" jazz, but enjoyed having my consciousness expanded in those areas.
  9. Yeah, #4 does sound like Getz. The album that came to mind was Captain Marvel (which I never got around to picking up and haven't heard), but if it is Getz, that's definitely not the album. GG was the guitarist who first came to mind on #2, but it didn't sound enough like him and I didn't recognize Benson.
  10. Thanks, John. I'm having a lot of fun with this! Don't listen to a lot of vocals, but the vocal numbers are bringing back memories... #7 was another one where I immediately recognize the vocalist, but I only knew a couple of her big top 40 hits (which I love) and was unaware of her jazz/R&B side! No names/spoilers because I sleuthed. Great tune. Agree on #1 btw. 7 tracks so far, digging them all except for #4, which is nice but doesn't really stick out. [Added] Full comments: Really enjoyed this. Because of the lyrics, some of the vocal numbers are easy to sleuth, so I'll avoid spoilers. Lotta "with strings", which ordinarily isn't my bag, but they all work here. 1. Excellent song, figured out the singer right away but hadn't heard the recording. 2. Enjoy the tune, guitar and organ are 2 instruments I don't listen to all that often but would like to hear more of the album. 3. Feel like I should know the singer but no names come to mind. Don't listen to that much Brazilian material but like the guitar and instrumentation. 4. Pleasant but didn't make a huge impression. 5. Knew the singer right away and the tune is familiar from grade school music class! I thought he got a bit schlocky later on, but can't knock this one. 6. Excellent vocal / R&B song I feel I should know but don't. Another one where I'd like to hear the album. 7. Great and distinctive singer/songwriter, embarrassed I didn't immediately identify the tune, more holes in the collection... 8. Piano trio, enjoy the piece, no idea of the artists. 9. Live, is that a Rhodes in the mix? Good tune, feel I should know the saxophonist but can't hazard a guess. 10. Really like this one. Have been listening to Billy Bang's Vietnam Reflections, and this piece has a similar Asian flavor but I'm not sure of the player(s). 11. Enjoy the unusual instruments: vibes and piano with strings and classical horns? My reflex vibes guess on a felser BFT is Khan Jamal, but if so I've sure never heard this. 12. Vocal with strings, cool, I missed it when released. Sleuthed it out of curiosity. 13. Another vocal w. strings I liked and sleuthed. Would like to hear more from the artist. 14. Vocal + piano, like it but no idea who. Sleuthed and got a surprise! Thanks again. Couldn't stop until I'd heard the full program, already plenty of surprises.
  11. And track 1 perhaps https://tinyurl.com/5da9fcvy For #1 and #5, I didn't know the exact recording right away, but the vocalists' identities seemed pretty clear.
  12. Track 5 sounds kinda familiar, perhaps https://tinyurl.com/5n8kkub8 Enjoying it so far, though the first 5 tracks changed from what I heard on the first click through.
  13. There's an old forum thread with some potentially useful info, though I fear certain links may be dead:
  14. Classical tomorrow: The program will feature Sextuor (Sextet) by French Les Six composer Francis Poulenc (1899-1963). The work caused a stir when premiered in 1933, earning praise from liberal critics and scorn from traditionalists. The Poné Ensemble for New Music will premiere a Duet for Violin and Viola by Stanley Walden, known for his work on the avant-garde theatrical review Oh! Calcutta! Other works will include Acadia for Oboe, Viola and Piano by the Ensemble’s own Shirley Hoffman Warren; Fanmi Imèn for Flute and Piano (2018) by African American flutist/composer Valerie Coleman; Duet for Flute and Viola by Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006); and The Water Sprites for Flute, Voice and Piano by American composer Amy Beach (1867-1944).
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