fent99 Posted November 1, 2011 Report Share Posted November 1, 2011 (edited) Blindfold Test #91 REVEALED Answers to some obscure and not that obscure cds in my collection. Wasn't meant to be a soprano fest as much as it was though I do love the sound of the straight horn. It does give away a few of my obsessions (can we all admit we are a wee bit obsessed here?) whether its gigs I've been to, artists that I connect with or simply that I love the sound of something. Sorry its a little late but I was in the hospital at the weekend and need a wee bit more recovery (I'm absolutely fine though!) Here goes: Track 01 Suite Time Suite - Opening Kenny Wheeler Colours Orchestra from Camploy Theatre, Verona 19/02/2006. I'm a massive Kenny Wheeler fan and thought I'd have to have something in my bft. This is live (an audience recording too hope the lo-fi wasn't an issue) and features Italian singer Diana Torto rather than the more customary Norma Winstone. I love his sound on flugelhorn or trumpet and the sadness and beauty in his compositions. There is something easy listening sometimes about the tunes but the musicianship of himself and whoever he is working with always comes through. Living in London for a while I was lucky enough to see him live a few times so this is a neat momento (though this is live from Italy in 2006). Most memorable occasion though is after a few drinks going into the old Vortex in Stoke Newington to hear Kenny and Evan Parker blowing up a storm. Even my wife was impressed especially by what nice guys they were to chat to afterwards! Track 02 God Give me Strength Charles Lloyd from NY Jazz Fest June 9, 1999 Not a gig I went to though I was in New York for this festival. There was a service where you could buy recordings of the gigs you went to and I kept looking out for the ones I attended but never did find Threadgill or the Horwitz/Previte/Anderson gigs I attended I did buy this cd of Lloyd though with John Scofield sitting in for Abercrombie and totally love this recording. I like the ECM sound but live this is just amazing and never seems to last its full 16 minutes Track 03 Buster Williams Something More from Something More Excellent album traded away in the Jazz Trading Post years ago and took a while to re-find. Not the best sounding record though its RVG at the helm. Think the mix shows its age. Surprised Shorter was so hard to pick up for some since I love it when he does these incredible solos esp. on some of the rock records he's done. Joni Mitchell's re-recording of Both Sides Now is a great example. Track 04 Bolo Blues Jimmy Forrest from Out Of The Forrest Took this out of the Library in a dark period for me living in rural aberdeenshire and working on building sites 70 hours a week to make some money to take back to college. Don't have a lot of this kind of thing in my collection but love it for all that Joe Zawinul gives it something different on keys and might offent a purists ears. He's still a while from his own thing and sounds more "authentic" with Cannonball but I love this cut. There's an earlier version on Delmark worht digging out too. Track 05 Sentimentalia James Carter And Cyrus Chestnut Duets (radio Promo) Picked up a radio promo of a duets session with this on on a business trip to the US manay moons ago and then the Cyrus Chestnut album its from in holland on another trip (illustrated here and on amazon.com used for $0.01) loved the tune and listened to this loads at the time. Never entirely convinced about Carter though I like the Pavement covers album and saw Chestnut earlier this year at the Carnegie Hall (the original in Dunfermline, Scotland) which made me dig this out! Edited November 1, 2011 by fent99 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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