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  1. I remember her from another jazz board where she posted under another name. Very sad.
  2. Another one of Ed Palmero's Big Band albums.
  3. I played it in the past week and was impressed by how good it is. Ed Palermo has had a big band for many years that has recorded many albums of mostly Frank Zappa compositions. I have not heard those albums but have read about them. This album is supposedly his turn to his own compositions and jazz standards.
  4. Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed it. That Rahsaan album was so common in the mid-1970s, that I thought that everyone would know it. I guess my advanced age is showing. Either/ Orchestra has several really good albums, including some of their later ones. After I saw them live I started to buy as many of their albums as I could find. I have to admit that I was drawn to the Ed Palmero album by the cover and album title.
  5. I have some work commitments which will prevent me from posting this Reveal until May 4, unless I post it today (April 29). I hope that the slightly early Reveal is all right. I hope that you enjoy the album title and album artwork for Track 8 as much as I do. · 1. Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy · Song: Siesta for the Fiesta · Album: The Fire This Time · Label: In and Out · Release Date: 1992 · Recorded live on May 1, 1992 at the Moonwalker Club, Aarburg, Switzerland · Composer: Jimmie Lunceford Personnel Lester Bowie: trumpet Vincent Chancey: French horn · Frank Lacy: trombone · Luis Bonilla: trombone · E. J. Allen: trumpet · Gerald Brezel: trumpet · Tony Barrero: trumpet · Bob Stewart: tuba · Famoudou Don Moye: percussion · Vinnie Johnson: drum 2. Louisiana Sugar Babes Song: Willow Tree Album: I took this from Frog Spawn, a CD reissue of various artists on the Frog label. Release Date: 1928 Label: Victor Composer: Fats Waller/Andy Razaf Musicians: James P. Johnson—Piano Fats Waller—Organ Garvin Bushnell—Clarinet Jabbo Smith—Cornet 3. Muhal Richard Abrams Song: Oldfotalk Album: The Hearinga Suite Release Date: 1989 Label: Black Saint Composer: Muhal Richard Abrams Musicians: Ron Tooley - trumpet Jack Walrath - trumpet Cecil Bridgewater - trumpet Frank Gordon - trumpet Clifton Anderson - trombone Dick Griffin - trombone Jack Jeffers - bass trombone Bill Lowe - bass trombone John Purcell - flute, clarinet, tenor saxophone Marty Ehrlich - piccolo, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone Patience Higgins - bass clarinet, tenor saxophone Courtnay Winter - bassoon, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone Charles Davis - baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone Diedre Murray - cello Fred Hopkins - bass Warren Smith - glockenspiel, vibes, percussion Andrew Cyrille - drums Muhal Richard Abrams - piano, synthesizer, conductor 4. Duke Ellington Song: Bourbon Street Jingling Jollies Album: New Orleans Suite Release Year: 1970 Label: Atlantic Composer: Duke Ellington Musicians: Duke Ellington – piano Cootie Williams – trumpet Fred Stone – trumpet Money Johnson, Al Rubin – trumpet Booty Wood – trombone Julian Priester – trombone Dave Taylor – bass trombone Russell Procope – alto saxophone, clarinet Johnny Hodges – alto saxophone Norris Turney – alto saxophone, clarinet, flute Harold Ashby – tenor saxophone, clarinet Paul Gonsalves – tenor saxophone Harry Carney – baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet Joe Benjamin – bass Rufus Jones – drums 5. Rahsaan Roland Kirk Song: Anysha Album: Other Folks Music Release Date: 1976 Label: Atlantic Composer: Trudy Pitts Arranger: Trudy Pitts Musicians: Rahsaan Roland Kirk: tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, clarinet, flute, reed trumpet, harmonica, miscellaneous instruments Richard Williams: trumpet Kermit Moore: cello Gloria Agostini: harp Trudy Pitts: piano, electric piano, arranger Hilton Ruiz: piano Henry Mattathias Pearson: bass Roy Haynes: drums Sonny Brown: drums Arthur Jenkins, Joseph "Habao" Texidor: percussion 6. Julius Hemphill Song: For Billie Album: Julius Hemphill Big Band Release Date: 1988 Label: Elektra/Musician Composer: Julius Hemphill Musicians: · Julius Hemphill - alto saxophone, soprano saxophone · John Purcell, John Stubblefield, Marty Ehrlich - alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute · J. D. Parran - baritone saxophone, flute · David Hines, Rasul Siddik - trumpet · Vincent Chancey - french horn · Frank Lacy - trombone · David Taylor - bass trombone · Bill Frisell, Jack Wilkins - guitar · Jerome Harris - electric bass · Ronnie Burrage - drums · Gordon Gottlieb - percussion 7. Either/Orchestra Song: Born in a Suitcase Album: Radium Release Date: 1988 Label: Accurate Composer: Russ Gershon Musicians: Alto Saxophone – Robb Rawlings Baritone Saxophone – Charlie Kohlhase Bass – Mike Rivard Drums – Jerome Deupree Electric Guitar – John Dirac Piano, Keyboards – Kenny Freundlich Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Russ Gershon Trombone – Curtis Hasselbring, Russell Jewell Trumpet, Flugelhorn – John Carlson, Tom Halter 8. Ed Palermo Big Band Song: Laurie Frink Album: A Lousy Day in Harlem Release Date: 2019 Label: Sky Cat Composer: Ed Palermo Musicians: Reeds: ED PALMERO-alto sax CLIFF LYONS - alto sax, clarinet PHIL CHESTER - alto sax, soprano sax, flute, piccolo BILL STRAUB - tenor sax, clarinet, flute BEN KONO - tenor sax, flute, oboe BARBARA CIFELLI - baritone sax, bass clarinet, Eb mutant clarinet Trumpets: RONNIE BUTTACAVOLI (lead) JOHN BAILEY STEVE JANKOWSKI Trombones: CHARLEY GORDON (lead) MIKE BOSCHEN MATT INGMAN (bass trombone) Drums: RAY MARCHICA Electric Bass: PAUL ADAMY Piano: BOB QUARANTA Keyboard: TED KOOSHIAN - SOLOISTS LAURIE FRINK: Phil Chester, soprano sax; Bill Straub, tenor sax 9. Teo Macero Song: Soft Distance Album: Impressions of Miles Davis Release Date: 2000 Label: Teo Records Composer: Teo Macero Musicians: Paul Metzke-Guitar Michael Brecker-Tenor Saxophone Teo Macero-Keyboards Ron McClure-Bass Al Foster-Drums 10. Dr. John Song: Boxcar Boogie Album: The Brightest Smile in Town Release Date: 1989 Label: Clean Cuts Composer: Dr. John (Mac Rebennack) Piano: Dr. John 11. Ahmed Abdul-Malik Song: Song of Delilah Album: Spellbound Release Date: 1964 Label: Status Composer: Victor Young/Ray Evans Musicians: Ahmed Abdul-Malik – bass Ray Nance – cornet, violin Seldon Powell – tenor saxophone, flute Paul Neves – piano Hamza Aldeen – oud Walter Perkins – drums 12. McCoy Tyner Song: Theme For Nana Album: Focal Point Release Date: 1976 Label: Milestone Composer: McCoy Tyner Musicians: · McCoy Tyner: piano · Joe Ford: alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute · Gary Bartz: alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet · Ron Bridgewater: tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone · Charles Fambrough: bass · Eric Gravatt: drums · Guilherme Franco: conga, tabla, percussion 13. Carla Bley Song: Útviklingssang Album: Social Studies Release Date: 1981 Label: Watt Composer: Carla Bley Musicians: Carla Bley - organ, piano Michael Mantler - trumpet Carlos Ward - alto saxophone, tenor saxophone Tony Dagradi - tenor saxophone, clarinet Joe Daley - euphonium Gary Valente - trombone Earl McIntyre - tuba Steve Swallow - bass guitar D. Sharpe - drums
  6. Reply—There is a joyful, fun feeing to this performance, which is a live recording.
  7. How does this BFT work?

    Have clicked on all buttons but zero happens



  8. Dan, I am sorry that you did not like the Blindfold Test. I am surprised that someone would not like the music played by an entire instrument, the flute in your case. I did not consciously try to include a lot of flute songs. To me, if it is good music it is good music, if played on a tenor saxophone, a flute. a French horn, or a native tribal instrument from a remote area of Africa. I once tried to take a young woman to see Paul Butterfield in concert and she refused, saying that she did not listen to harmonica so I have run into this attitude before. It is not something I can identify with personally. But to each his own.
  9. Reply--I like this too. i am surprised that no one has identified this. Reply--i think that the Reveal for this track will surprise many. Reply--Thanks for the nice comments. The other recordings of Ahmed Abdul-Malik are very much worth checking out.
  10. Thank you. I appreciate your nice thoughts and look forward to your comments. I also want to thank you for letting me use your office today in my working visit to Kansas City while you are working from home!
  11. Yes, you have identified it. James P. Johnson and Fats Waller on one song, two jazz giants together.
  12. That is all true. Focal Point is one of my favorite Milestone Tyners. Every track is memorable and performed very well. It is a fun album to listen to. A lot of it is more uptempo than "Theme For Nana." I saw the Focal Point band live in the mid-1970s, and it was one of the best McCoy Tyner concerts I ever went to. The band was Joe Ford, Ron Bridgewater, Tyner, Charles Fambrough, Eric Gravatt, Guilherme Franco. (Gary Bartz plays on Focal Point and was not part of the live band when I saw them).
  13. Those are some very insightful thoughts about the Teo Macero album. Now that you have articulated them, it strikes me that much of the album has the feeling of someone who was part of the 1970s Miles “immediate orb” as you put it. That is a funny story about having Phil Woods on hand at the same time! That explains it.
  14. Replies to your comments: 1.This has been identified as Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy playing a Jimmie Lunceford song. So it is a mixture of older and newer. 2. It is Fats himself, with another jazz giant on this track too. 3. It is not Gerald Wilson. That is an interesting comparison to this artist. 4. Yes, you have identified it. I think that the New Orleans Suite album by Duke Ellington is all just wonderful. 5. I am surprised that no one has identified this artist yet. Your guesses are not correct. 6. The artist would be surprised to know that he had been compared to Phil Woods and Oliver Nelson, I believe. 7. This is not Randy Weston or Muhal Richard Abrams. Your comments are so interesting because this is a band which actually did perform very often together both live and in the studio. 8. Again, your comments are interesting because the bandleader is from the urban northeast of the United States, and has no Los Angeles connection that I know of. 9. You hit the nail on the head. It is Teo Macero leading the album. It is Michael Brecker on saxophone. I am impressed that you thought of Teo Macero. However, this is from many years later than the mid-1970s era which it is evoking. 10. It is not Buck Hammer. It is someone who you might not think of playing in this way. 11. Yes, you have identified it! 12. It is a McCoy Tyner composition from an album in his name. 13. Those are some insightful comments! This is one of my favorite recordings ever by Carla Bley, who has been previously identified. Flute is also prominent on Duke Ellington's "70th Birthday Concert" but not in this arranged way.
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