Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Lonson, Sep 1, 2016.
Following up Street of Dreams with some hyphenated jazz
Miles Davis - Live-Evil
The next time you get a free 26 minutes, check out this video from CBS' Jazz From 61 with Ben Webster's group at the time along with Ahmad Jamal's trio. Crazy that stuff like this was actually on major network television:
Thanks for not posting the Evil reverse with J Edgar Hoover .
You mean this?
I don't have this but I'm a huge Blue Mitchell fan...
I like this album but the studio versions of Since I Fell For You and the samba covers of I Concentrate On You and And I Love Her pale in comparison to live versions they can pull off.
Brad Mehldau - Blues and Ballads.
Live-Evil got me in the mood to have lunch with Hendrix.
Jimi Hendrix - Rainbow Bridge (2014 Experience Hendrix reissue, LP)
I may be the odd one out...
while I'm a mad-man, jazz crazed, lunatic audiophile..
I like cheeseburgers
Beer flavored beer
coffee flavored coffee
and I like:
beer flavored craft beer
craft beer flavored craft beer
coffee flavored beer
beer flavored cheeseburgers
Fred Anderson - Timeless Live at the Velvet Lounge. One of my favorites from the 2000s.
Great release, indeed.
One I play often
I only have Back at the Velvet Lounge on mp3, haven't listened to it in a while, this reminds me that I need to brush off the ol' virtual dust on it some time soon.
Now Playing, another freshly cleaned Music Matters reissue:
Kenny Dorham - Whistle Stop (Music Matters 33.3)
Chilling to Hank Mobley on 'Round Midnight from The Blackhawk from a 1990 Japanese cd of Miles' Directions.
I think Hank is awesome on the Blackhawk material. He's underrated, perhaps because he couldn't really fill Coltrane's shoes. On the other hand that made Miles work harder as he had to provide some fireworks himself.
I read that Hank was a big hit with the black crowd; unlike Trane he was smooth, urban and...I dunno, economical.
Wow, Whistle Stop is something else. I know I've read similar things either on this thread or others, but these Music Matters really sound great and they did a fantastic job picking items for reissue. Out of the 20-25 I have, every one of them I've came away from listening thinking "that's one of my new favorite albums". I usually do most of my listening through headphones because there's always someone around here or kids are sleeping; they sound great through headphones. But, my wife took the girls to visit her parents until Sunday, our nanny is on vacation, and my son is at school until 3:30, so the last two days have been a rare time when I have the house to myself and can really crank up the system... these MM records really sound nice cranked up and through speakers. Made me think I need to click submit on my acoustic sounds cart I've been sitting on for a couple weeks now so I can try to get as many of them as possible before they sell out.
Sorry, enough of the . Got to get a little more work done and switch back to CD before heading out to the playground.
Now playing: McCoy Tyner - The Real McCoy
I hope so. Looking forward to seeing them live at the RNCM in May.
At best, I only fit number 3. Even that is not so much anymore. Since I have gout, I only have a few drinks a month. I make sure they are very good ones though.
I only drink iced coffee which most connoisseurs would scoff at.
I'll never be an audiophile and never want to be. That was reenforced years ago when I listened to a brick walled recording someone's high end system. It was unlistenable and the only available version of that recording. I have nice equipment, but it's all cheap vintage gear that's very forgiving of bad recordings. The music really is what matters to me. If nothing else is available, I'll listen to music from my iPhone's speakers and enjoy it.
My main source is Tea Trekker from outside Boston. Their teas can appear expensive to those not familiar with fine teas but as they explain and I have proven, quality tea will usually allow resteeping of the tea multiple times. Some of my teas I have steeped four or five times. If you resteep your teas the price per cup is pennys, even when the tea costs $100/pound. It doesn't mean it starts out strong and gets weaker with each cup either. The flavors usually intensify during the first two or three resteepings and then fades a little with each cup. I certainly don't feel miserly by doing that, it feels smart. Some oolongs as you probably know take a few steepings for the tea to completely unfurl so tossing the leaves after one cup seems foolish to me, not to mention wasteful.
My other main mail order shop is Tealyra. Their prices are lower than Tea Trekker but quality, while very good imo is not quite at the quality level of TT. I have a local shop but selection is not real great, a reflection on the local market I suppose. So I buy primarily on line. The first green and white teas of China are just arriving on these shores and new Oolongs will be coming to market in May.
Tea Trekker – Pure, origin-specific, seasonal leaf teas from China, Japan, India, Korea, Nepal, Taiwan. Sourced by us at tea farms and tea factories that we visit and air shipped to us at the time of harvest / manufacture for maximum freshness.
Loose leaf tea - Buy tea online - Tealyra Store
Tealyra has some foo foo teas as well (fruit and flower flavored, weightloss teas, etc.) but they have some good oolongs and pu-ehrs too.
I like that one a lot too. I too kind of ignored it when I was in my early stages of exploring his music but after I bought the complete Riverside box I kind of rediscovered it, I had it on cd for a while. I think early on I wanted to hear more of Bill so I can see why some would prefer his trios but I think there is room for his occassional forays into other settings.
NP Dexter Gordon - Gettin' Around (Blue Note) Music Matters
Just arrived this afternoon so I'm giving it a spin now.
In the spirit of the Ethio music talked about a few days ago, on my commute home last night, I listened to the latest Ethiopiques album, Éthiopiques Volume 30: "Mistakes On Purpose", Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé. It's a wonderful album recorded last year. This is the first I've heard of Girma Bèyènè or Akalé Wubé. Not to surprising that I have heard Girma Bèyènè since he was in exile for years and not really playing. I imagine his music from before the exile is hard to find. I love Akalé Wubé and will be looking for more of their music.
Éthiopiques 30 - Mistakes on Purpose, by Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé
3 out of the 4 for me (no wine/casual beer enthusiast mostly because NH is a desert when it comes to crafts, barely anyone distributes up to our low population state)
I don't dislike headphones but I'm glad I don't have to choose them over no music. I'm not surprised to hear the Music Matters titles sound good with 'phones but to really hear them you need to move some air. The Real McCoy is a barn burner, eh? Joe is smoking!
No vinyl eh? The Analog Productions pressing of "Quiet Kenny" is spectacular, the OJC pressing is unlistenable by comparison. The Analog Productions SACD of "Whistle Stop" is also excellent.
NP. An oft-overlooked vocalist. He brought old-school r&b, soul, and jazz styles together in a direct, warm way.
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