Listenin' to Jazz and Conversation

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

  1. Yesternow

    Yesternow Forum Resident

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    It's the sound of a journey's end. You can tell that our hero is tired.
    All his previous companions were flying high on their own (Herbie - Headhunters, Wayne - Weather Report, Chick - Return to Forever, John - Mahavishnu Orchestra ...) and he knew he had to stop.
    He was saying goodbye.
    This is my interpretation of this track. It sounds just the opposite of all other electric jazz of the time. I understand some of you find it dull, but I love. It' the one I play when I need a rest.

    Miles Davis - Gondwana - Pangaea, Japan 1975 (cd 2 Sony).
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  2. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

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    Philly
    Cannonball Adderley Quintet Plus (Riverside Records)
    — Cannonball Adderley - alto saxophone; Nat Adderley - cornet; Wynton Kelly - piano; Victor Feldman - piano, vibes; Sam Jones - bass; Louis Hayes - drums; includes alternate take

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    Happy New Year, everybody!
     
  3. Six String

    Six String Senior Member

    HNY everyone. First spin of the new year is my original KOB (mono 6 eye 1D/1H DG. I 've been spending some time at the London Jazz Collector lately and read the posts on sorting KOB out for pressing info. It's not as straight forward as you would think. I never noticed my copy had the songs listed in the wrong order on the side two label.
     
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  4. Six String

    Six String Senior Member

    Donald Byrd - Byrd In Hand (Blue Note) RVG remaster

    Interesting choice of Charlie Rouse on tenor along with Byrd's usual foil Pepper Adams. I prefer many other early BN titles over this one but it's still very good.
     
  5. Raoul97202

    Raoul97202 Well-Known Member

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    Portland Oregon

    Agreed. Not a bad note on this album. And I love hearing the alternate takes.
     
  6. Yesternow

    Yesternow Forum Resident

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    Found this one some years ago when I was searching for outputs from Mwandishi members.
    Let me tell you that I was very surprised with myself for enjoying a "trombone" album. It's still a very pleasant listen. It ... swings.

    Julien Priester - Keep Swingin' , 1960
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  7. ATR

    ATR Forum Resident

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    I may be getting the chronology wrong but my understanding is that Miles had severe hip pain and was strung out on narcotic painkillers. In addition, the structure of his live sets according to this and other live albums of the period was a long up tempo segment followed by a slow atmospheric segment which was a variation on the theme of Ife.
     
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  8. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident

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    Question for the Jazz experts here,would you classify[Dreamy-Sarah Vaughan]as Jazz or Pop?
     
  9. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

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    Nick Mazzarella / Tomeka Reid Signalling (Nessa Records)
    — Nick Mazzarella (alto saxophone) & Tomeka Reid (cello)

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  10. Yesternow

    Yesternow Forum Resident

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    You are correct ATR. There were more concerts with that track, and that was certainly not the last time Miles played. That was just my "romantic" interpretation.
    When I got into electric miles all those albums were already available. So in my mind that is the last one of the Miles that I really love (sorry fans of the 80s period).
     
  11. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Philly
    Lucky Thompson Quartet – Lucky Strikes (Prestige Records / OJC)
    — Lucky Thompson (soprano & tenor sax), Hank Jones (piano), Richard Davis (bass), Connie Kay (drums)

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  12. Lonson

    Lonson agnostic Disestablishmentarianismist Thread Starter

    Greg Lewis "Organ Monk"

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  13. Lonson

    Lonson agnostic Disestablishmentarianismist Thread Starter

    Sarah Vaughan was definitely a jazz singer. And had a few pop hits. . . . But the woman was JAZZ. :)
     
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    Kurt Rosenwinkel - Caipi (2017)

    Uplifting sounds for the New Year. They had this playing in the store yesterday as I was browsing the vinyl, some of the vocals sounded like my hero Robert Wyatt so I picked it up. Not bad, but Kurt's voice leaves something to be desired, too much singing and not enough guitar. No Robert Wyatt, and Eric Clapton guests on one track. Oh,well.

    As far as New Year bargains go, I picked up Japanese pressings of Max's Drums Unlimited and Carmell Jones/Harold Land The Remarkable Carmell Jones.
     
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  15. I haven't heard much Monk played on the organ other than the Jimmy Smith tracks and Larry Young on Unity. Looks interesting. Are some of those track mis-spellings deliberate? Someone has a mischievous sense of humour..
     
  16. Sneaky Pete

    Sneaky Pete Forum Resident

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    NYC USA
    Since it’s 10 degrees out I decided to warm up with Paul Desmond From the Hot Afternoon.

    A typical CTI recording with strings and Sebesky arrangements but a sonic delight with beautiful playing by Desmond and excellent song selections.

    I’ve had a love/hate relationship with those 1970’s Creed Taylor produced jazz albums since they were first released. Lately I’m digging them again.
    :)
     
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  17. Lonson

    Lonson agnostic Disestablishmentarianismist Thread Starter

    My guess is yes on the misspelling. It's an interesting album. . . I wouldn't classify it as essential but fun. The drummer's sound bugs me a little . .. his kit sounds more like a progressive rock kit than a jazz kit to me but then I'm a former drummer who allows myself little peeves like this . . . and I have declined to throw a fit. :)
     
  18. Lonson

    Lonson agnostic Disestablishmentarianismist Thread Starter

    Ben Shur and Tudo Bem featuring Kenny Barron "Please Take me to Brazil"

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  19. I'm with you about 'rock' drumming. I get irritated with a rock/prog sound that overwhelms the other players. But it's a New Year so I'll follow suit and think positive thoughts. Plus the sun is shining and Mt Fuji looks majestic with it's snow cap and I have 3 more days off. :)
     
  20. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Philly
    John Swana Quartet – On Target (Criss Cross)
    — John Swana (trumpet), Jesse Van Ruller (guitar), John Patitucci (bass), Eric Harland (drums)

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  21. Lonson

    Lonson agnostic Disestablishmentarianismist Thread Starter

    Yes, more and more I realize how important it is to have and maintain a positive outlook. I'm tired of shoveling and of sub-freezing temperatures, but I gazed out my living room window this afternoon at the state nature preserve directly in front of our house and the trees beautifully clothed in fluffy soft snow and saw a barn owl soar by and thought "How blessed I am to live with this beauty around me!"

    About twenty years ago I seemed surrounded by negativity in my work world and battling my wife's paranoia in my personal world and resolved to not embrace the negativity that seemed poised to drown me. It was not easy but the last two decades have been a period of conquering the power that negativity can have over me and sustaining a positive mindset to dwell within. And thank goodness!
     
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  22. Tribute

    Tribute Forum Resident

    I was with two friends once when one complained to the other that our activity was monotonous. The other raised his finger, smiled, and said, "Ah, but the beauty of the monotony!"
     
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  23. dzhason

    dzhason Forum President

    Location:
    PA
    I had a great ride earlier today down to Philly to return an HDMI cable that I had bought, but didn’t end up needing, with my first listens of the new year:

    Miles Davis - Miles in the Sky (MFSL SACD)

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    Horace Silver - Blowin’ the Blues Away (SHM-CD)

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  24. peter1

    peter1 Forum Resident

    This probably has been mentioned here many times before but I’ve not seen it, so I want to mention the film Bill Evans made with his brother Howard. Here’s the link:
    I feel I know and appreciate Bill Evans much better after watching this film.
     
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  25. Joe F

    Joe F Forum Resident

    Location:
    Dallas TX USA
    Hello,

    Joined as a member long ago but then slowly drifted out of audio. Getting back into to it recently. This thread and the classical thread has reignited my interest. Today's listening.
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