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Eric Dolphy – At The Five Spot Volume 2 (Prestige)

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The three Five Spot records are up there in my top ten. I'd put them right up there in the starter pack for someone trying to get into the free-er end of midcentury jazz, alongside the first two Ornette Atlantics and A Love Supreme. I think they're far more accessible than the his much more famous Blue Note record (particularly with it's rather conceptual first side).

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1 hour ago, Rabshakeh said:

Nicole Mitchell – Engraved In The Wind (RogueArt, 2013)

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These can't go on Bandcamp soon enough, in my view. 

Did you go to Oto to see her at the weekend? I had planned to but things got in the way

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56 minutes ago, mjazzg said:

Did you go to Oto to see her at the weekend? I had planned to but things got in the way

I did, with Alexander Hawkins of this parish. I really enjoyed it. Very moving.

Edit: I should add, and not just because one of the duo might be reading this, that I thought that the combination of Mitchell and Hawkins really worked well for both, and brought out something really magical.

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1 hour ago, jazzbo said:

Clark Terry (with Thelonious Monk) "In Orbit" OJC cd

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Clark Terry – flugelhorn
Thelonious Monk – piano
Sam Jones – bass
Philly Joe Jones – drums

Only one Monk composition! 

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2 hours ago, Rabshakeh said:

I did, with Alexander Hawkins of this parish. I really enjoyed it. Very moving.

Edit: I should add, and not just because one of the duo might be reading this, that I thought that the combination of Mitchell and Hawkins really worked well for both, and brought out something really magical.

I thought that might be the case, glad you enjoyed it so much. Maybe they'll record, I hope so. @Alexander Hawkinswhat say you?

I saw her there solo and with Mark Sanders a few years back and it was sensational.

It should have been a trio with Joelle Leandre who cancelled.  The audience that night was embarrassingly small, perhaps because of Leandre's non appearance

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Skip Walker "Tina's Contemplation--A Reflection on the Genius of Tina Brooks" Skip Walker Music cd

The genius of saxophonist Tina Brooks?  Well maybe. I do love his music. This drummer led trio produced a nice session.

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14 minutes ago, mjazzg said:

I thought that might be the case, glad you enjoyed it so much. Maybe they'll record, I hope so. @Alexander Hawkinswhat say you?

I saw her there solo and with Mark Sanders a few years back and it was sensational.

It should have been a trio with Joelle Leandre who cancelled.  The audience that night was embarrassingly small, perhaps because of Leandre's non appearance

I have always thought that Mitchell was a great player with a really interesting and personal sound on her flute, but I think that some of her earlier records sometimes adopted ensemble approaches that, whilst good, perhaps didn't show off how unique her playing is.

I first fell really in love with Mitchell's music when I listened to the solo record I posted above. I could listen to that record all day.

This was similarly excellent, with the piano opening up new possibilities for the flute. It reminded me a lot of Hemphill, Newton and very late Debussy, whilst still being it's own thing. Two players who work beautifully together. I would love to hear a duo album.

Sadly, OTO was not full last night either, although it did have a quite intense and studious small audience feel, which was nice. 

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