Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Lonson, Sep 1, 2016.
When I saw "French Press", I was picturing some kind of exotic sexual act.
If there's ever a time when we all get together and spin tunes; there will undoubtedly be some good coffee brewing, wine/beer flowing, great food being eaten, jazz sweaters a wearin', and I'm sure someone here will be lighting up one of those jazz cigarettes.
The picture in my avatar isn't me, though I have been accused of having a short fuse.
In no way will I claim superiority, but On the Corner is probably my favorite Miles I've listened to (to date); but I'm a bit of a percussion freak. Just beautiful music. It's like Miles took his inspiration from Sly and ran off into the jungle with it.
Just so long as it's not latte. The stuff they sell in Tokyo at a well known, tax dodging, coffee chain based in Seattle should be called hot milk... cause that's what it is.
The Kenny G. of hot beverages.
That's before the coffee...
I'm with Lon on this subject. I have never worried about Rudy's piano sound because the music he captured is so great.
Sure I could focus on the piano and agree that it doesn't sound like the piano on those Three Blind Mice recordings from Japan but it doesn't bother me. It's about the music for me. It's not that I don't notice, it just matters less to me. I'm more of a music fan than an equipment fan. I love great sounding recordings but the music on those Blue Note albums usually surpass the music on audiophile labels imho. To each there own. I'm listening to a NY mono pressing of the Bud Powell album and it sounds like a Blue Note album by Bud Powell. It sounds good, especially with a cup of white tea.
Are you going to put down the Seattle Mariners and Soundgarden next?!?
That's my hometown, Kenny G and Jimi are our "sons" from different extremes!
For strong coffee fans, anyone like cold brew coffee? It is a different process and produces a "stout" brew of the coffee varietal. Think Guinness of java. Stumptown out of Portland OR specializes in this drink and Trader Joes has an excellent one as well.
I usually don't take those "on the road."
Same here! I collect first printings or early printings for my favorite books. Nothing like the feel and smell and of an old classic, printed and bound in all-analogue
More so when it's really hot outside. But typically I go for the hot liquids. Feels better on the throat since my "seasonal" allergies tend to stick around 365 days/year.
Good idea, fortunately one of my vehicles has a hard disk drive in it and rips any CDs to it whenever they're inserted, so this release now resides their for any road listening.
I was buying cold press coffee a few years ago from a guy in Oakland. It was pricey but very concentrated so you could make it at what ever strength you wanted. It is so e of the best coffee I've ever had. I tried the Trader Joes version and l
didn't like it at all. It was cheaper but not better. Then last year I decided to switch to tea so I'm all about Oolong and Pu-ehr these days. This morning I'm drinking some white tea and some green tea from China that I just received from the first spring harvest this year. YMMV.
Took a stack of Music Matters albums for cleaning yesterday and giving them another listen. Some of them were actually quite noisy, but so far they all have cleaned up exceptionally. Now Playing one of those:
Grant Green - Street of Dreams (Music Matters 45)
Agree to all of the above. I will say the bass playing on Butterfly is worth the price of admission also.
As an american who only just fell in love with the beautiful game about 4 years ago I have to say I am kind of jealous you got to experience Brazil 70 and Holland Total Football 74 and the greats of the that time in their prime.
At least I got to enjoy Iniesta and Messi as a neutral fan of the game.
I am not knocking Kind Of Blue, its a masterpiece and is accessible but since you bring up On The Corner that might be a better entry point to jazz for someone that grew up on Electronic or Acid House music than say Kind Of Blue.
I still have a hard time getting into the live 74-75 period with Pete Cosy when it comes to Miles but I have grown to love the groove of On The Corner over time.
WP Kenny Dorham Quintet (Debut) reissue lp
NP John Lewis - Sensitive Scenery (Atlantic) Japanese cd
I'm a big fan of Oolong myself, while my gf is a huge tea fan period. Where do you get your tea from?
My favorite thread !
NP. I really like this album (but then I like everything I've heard of Bill Evans) but apparently the powers that be weren't so sure and it didn't get released until '82. But what a line up with some great work! Highly recommended.
Goes very well with Gunpowder green tea
I've been critical of Hank Mobley before, perhaps unfairly. In a world of tenor saxophonists that includes Rollins, Coltrane, and Shorter, among countless others, his smoothly swinging sound, lyricism, and romanticism isn't my preference. But I listened to this yesterday after playing Kind of Blue, and noticed a lot of similarities. Then I read the notes on the back cover, and realized the author had noticed them, too. I listened more carefully, and "This I Dig of You" caught my ear especially. A little more reading revealed it to be Mobley's most famous composition, on arguably his most famous album. All I can is my reexamination of Mobley continues. I also played Blue Note 1568 (Hank Mobley Sextet) and Roll Call, which features the same lineup as Soul Station, plus Freddie Hubbard. Good stuff. Not what I'm always in the mood for, but my wife loved it as the background to dinner.
Maybe. But I think at a certain point, if people are going to find their way to jazz, they're going to need an entry point to jazz that not hyphenated jazz or jazz that's barely jazz, which is kind of what I think On the Corner is. Someone who loves acid house and On the Corner is not necessarily going to find their way to Workin', Cookin', Relaxin'and Steamin', or to, I dunno, the Ellington Blanton-Webster years or the Hot Fives and Sevens or Mingus Ah Um or the Bird Dial sessions: the great masterworks and pivotal important works of the genre. But someone who love Kind of Blue might very well do so. FWIW, I'm the opposite from you on some of this material, I like the live stuff with Pete Cosey -- Agharta and Dark Magus -- but I've never warmed to On the Corner.
Got into a FB fan group of Mobley's recently and it's caused me to explore his work more. Your notes here are intriguing as well. Roll Call was the first Mobley I purchased and while I initially liked it, it didn't spark me to get more of his leader dates. Hearing additional music from him, especially his later dates - which ironically aren't typically heralded as his best - piqued my interest even more. I've slowly learned that his compositions with Duke Pearson arrangements can be knock-outs.
Yesterday's post from Charles Mingus' FB page:
"Eric Dolphy explained to me that there was something similar to the concentration camps once in Germany now down South, and the only difference between the electric barbed wire is that they don't have gas chambers and hot stoves to cook us in yet. So I wrote a piece called "Meditations" as to how to get some wire cutters before someone gets some guns to us." - Charles Mingus
Even though Mingus' quote seems a bit truncated/incomplete, I still get what he's saying. I love learning the origin of these masters' compositions.
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