Listenin' to Jazz and Conversation

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Lonson, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. alamo54us

    alamo54us Forum Resident

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    NP. I put this on again after "Virgo" came up on my Ipod while I was out for a run. I love Shorter, and this is one of my favorites. Earlier, I received a shipment in the mail and enjoyed this one:
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    I'd never heard this album before, but I've been on a bit of a Grant Green run lately and wanted to hear him with Larry Young since Unity is a favorite of mine. I was not disappointed. I really like the relaxed vibe of this album and the sympathetic interplay of the band members (and I always love Bobby Hutcherson). This one will be getting a lot of play. I just ordered Talkin' About, so look forward to hearing that one too.
     
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  2. alamo54us

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    I was of the same attitude, but talked myself into getting it. I love Miles Smiles, so couldn't resist. It's interesting hearing the tunes evolve and learning how the band interacted. I loved hearing Miles struggle with "Freedom Jazz Dance," and the other guys encouraging him to keep at it.
     
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  3. WorldB3

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    A local radio station that has a great blues and jazz show on Saturdays was celebrating Monk's 100th birthday that's coming up later this year . Thought I would join them afterwards with the Monk and Trane Riverside sessions. As much as I know this music even I tend to take it for granted and it's nicer to get reminded again how great the Monk's Music record was.

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  4. Stu02

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    Highlighted by the final meeting of Prez and Billie.
     
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  5. WorldB3

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    Talkin' About J.C is a barn burner on Takin' About, you should enjoy that one. Check out Larry Young's Into Something with Sam Rivers and Grant Green if you don't have it yet.
     
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  6. Six String

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    I don't know if I memtioned it already but I'm not a big fan of Miles' late period albums but that live album made me rethink my position. It also opened my eyes to Kenny Garrett.

    Edit: forgot, NP Charles Tolliver - Music Inc - Live At Slugs Volume II (Strata East) black and white stereo label.
     
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  7. Six String

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    That must have ben some serious rain! What a drag.
     
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  8. Six String

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    Art Taylor - AT's Delight (Blue Note) mono 47W 63rd pressing.
    Killer band.
     
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  9. NorCal

    NorCal Well-Known Member

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    Enjoyed this today while sitting outside in the beautiful weather in the Bay Area today. Perfect lazy Saturday listening.
     
  10. Stu02

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    Buck Clayton w Ruby Braff orig 10 inch from early 50s.
    Buck played w both Lester and Billie and this little sounding lp has a parlour room feel to it
    With lovely swinging guitar really pulling it all together by Steve Jordan who I know nothing about but he sure plays sweetly here
     
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  11. dzhason

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    I'm for sure interested in checking it out, I just doubt I'd listen to it much after the initial listen.
     
  12. dzhason

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    That's a bummer, during the summer, I fear this will happen when I have something being delivered on a day when I'm away at work in the office. With the frequent and sudden summer thunderstorms, our front porch gets quite wet when the rain really starts coming down.
     
  13. Stu02

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    Listening to Lester and his friends I wonder about how I could have listened to the Basie Decca era as a young man and loved that sound and yet not realized Prez and Buck were such a major part of that sound. The folly of youth.
    I guess the seeds were planted back then but it took me decades to really dial in and focus
    Rock pop blues and folk music derailed me for much of that time but sometimes I wish I had jumped into jazz more whole heartedly when I was younger
     
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  14. vanhooserd

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    I got this 3-CD set a week ago. Two sets recorded by the Sonet label on 2/18/83. Stan is in fine late-career form. Chet's trumpet playing is pretty good, but his vocals are wretched. I say this as a qualified admirer of his singing in the 50s. The excellent rhythm section is Jim McNeely (p), George Mraz (b) & Victor Lewis (d). A nice aspect is the playing of a pair of early Miles Davis tunes, "Sippin' At Bell's" & "Milestones" (not the same as the later modal Davis composition). They also do Sonny Rollins' "Airegin" & Benny Golson's "Stablemates". This Verve reissue is from 1998.
     
  15. Stu02

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    When Prez reigned..( and thanks to whoever mentioned this set a while ago as I had not played it in a while) 3cd set
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  16. Crispy Rob

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    I was working all day from home until a couple hours ago, but it gave me a chance to listen to a lot of jazz on the home stereo, and catch up on a lot of recent acquisitions (mostly) while doing so.

    Lee Morgan, Sixth Sense
    Miroslav Vitous, Infinite Search (first listen, he has a great band on this one including Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Jack Dejonnete and Joe Henderson)
    The recent Hudson album with DeJohnette, John Scofield and John Medeskib- really like this one and wish I could have caught them at SF Jazz a couple months or so ago
    Lee Morgan, the Procrastinators
    John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (mono/stereo versions both on one SACD)
    Alice Coltrane, Journey to Sachinanda
    Larry Coryell, Spaces

    Now listening to Billy Bragg and Wilco, Mermaid Ave Vol II because it unfortunately seemed like the time to play All You Fascists.
     
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  17. Six String

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    WP Duke Ellington - Side By Side (Verve) stereophonic pressing. :)

    NP Don Friedman VIP Trio - Timeless (Eighty Eight's) BSCD2
    W/John Pattituci and Omar Hakim.

    This Japanese label specializes in piano jazz as one can tell by the name and it's the owner's nick name. Someone mentioned Partituci the other day. He's on several cds from this label. It's a great label imo if you like piano jazz and good sound. :agree: I have several of Friedman's and Hank Jones and they are all very well done from production to playing.
     
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  18. Six String

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    I'm still absorbing thosing later volumes after playing the first to death. I just haven't put in the time I guess. It's been a while since I played III. I should be jumping on it but I'm not. ;)
     
  19. Crispy Rob

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    I listened to II quite a bit when it came out, but have to admit that I have barely listened to III at all. As I was listening to Vol. II tonight, I was thinking the same thing as you about III.
     
  20. Lonson

    Lonson Don't get around much anymore Thread Starter

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    Pres was such a complete artist. . . there is something compelling about the combined impact of his sound, ideas and rhythmic ease. . . I too often fall under his spell. An amazing man whose work I have to collect--any time something new surfaces I scramble to get it.
     
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  21. Tribute

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    If you wish, you can look up and have a chat with Lester Young Jr. He is a brilliant man, and I always found him to be quite engaging when talking about his father. If you have an interest in education, he is a widely acknowledged leader in that field.
     
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  22. Stu02

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    Well I will have to think about that , I tend to get intimidated by these sorts of things .....
     
  23. Stu02

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    Well said ....
    Somehow his music doesn't seem to be as 'hip' as the modal masters and the more avant garde artists of the 60s and while I do love them as well, I would hate to see Lester get marginalized as a historical artifact rather then a still relevant artist whose sound can still transfix decades after being recorded....
     
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  24. Six String

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    NP Jessica Williams - Fantasias and Adagios (Red & Blue)
    Solo piano music that strattles the classical/jazz labels.
     
  25. Tribute

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    Lester was generally credited as the "Father of Hip" in jazz. It's hard to say he has been marginalized when his approach to improvisation still resounds in a large percentage of jazz musicians.

    Lester Young is no Rudy Wiedoeft, who was one of Lester's favorite inspirations in his career.

    If Rudy's sax looks small, that's because it ain't a tenor

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