webbcity Posted June 1, 2020 Report Share Posted June 1, 2020 Okay, for the answers to this month's BFT, please see Thom Keith's post on page one. But seriously, folks...here's the complete info and links. Thanks to all who participated! 1. Push - Shamie Royston, from "Beautiful Liar" https://www.discogs.com/Shamie-Royston-Beautiful-Liar/release/12217003 I discovered this album last year by hearing the version here of Bill Withers' "Lovely Day" on jazz radio and thought it was, well...lovely. Most of you thought the track here sounded derivative, which may be fair, but that doesn't bother me-- overall I find this album very enjoyable. Royston writes some top-notch tunes and everyone here plays like they mean it. 2. Sweet'n - Richard Davis Quartet, from "Total Package" https://www.discogs.com/Richard-Davis-Quartet-Total-Package/release/4442932 Now this is a record I discovered literally just before I thought I was ready to send this month's tunes to Thom! And as soon as I saw the lineup I knew I was in. So this one is still new to me but I plan to listen a whole lot more. 3. Submission - Tyrone Washington, from "Roots" https://www.discogs.com/Tyrone-Washington-Roots/release/2004362 Tyrone blows his ass off on the record. I came very close to including "You Are The Sunshine of My Life" instead of this one...which you should absolutely listen to if you haven't heard it...but damn, it doesn't seem to be up on YouTube. This album is due for a proper reissue I think. 4. The Walking Blues - James Carter Organ Trio, from "At the Crossroads" https://www.discogs.com/James-Carter-Organ-Trio-At-The-Crossroads/release/6378736 I'm not nearly as familiar with James Carter as many of you here, but the bari solo on this tune grabbed me by the neck the very first time I listened to it, and never let go. Hoo boy!! I could listen to that ALL DAY. 5. Wabash Blues - Tomeka Reid Quartet, from "Old New" https://www.discogs.com/Tomeka-Reid-Quartet-Old-New/release/14163018 I believe it was Hot Ptah who correctly ID'd the brilliant guitar work from Mary Halvorson on this track. She's one of the highlights of this disc for me, but the whole group is just killer. Definitely one of my favorite releases of the last several years. 6. Interplanetary Travelers - Sonny Simmons, from "Staying On the Watch" https://www.discogs.com/Sonny-Simmons-Staying-On-The-Watch/release/6481696 A classic ESP session. Simmons, more and more, is a favorite musician of mine. And I have only heard a relatively small part of his discography at this point. And I was happy that JSngry specifically pointed out Barbara Donald's trumpet playing on this track as I think she is outstanding. More to come shortly...I have to do this in stages as my schedule is a bit crazy at the moment... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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