Listenin' to Jazz and Conversation

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

  1. Stu02

    Stu02 Forum Resident

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    I really think this is the key to it all Lonson. Ive been coming to this realization slowly over the last few years. But It’s one think to recognize it, I think it takes even greater strength to implement. Well done, though I imagine it is a thing that requires daily attention to sustain.....
     
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  2. danasgoodstuff

    danasgoodstuff Forum Resident

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    Some of the best, non-romanticized, writing I've ever read on Bud is in those notes.
     
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  3. Stu02

    Stu02 Forum Resident

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    I couldnt agree with you more re Spaulding. I just made the same case to a jazz hound friend last month .....
     
  4. Joe F

    Joe F Forum Resident

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    About to put this on the turntable.

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  5. caupina

    caupina Forum Resident

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    That's the spirit!!!!....I always keep this thought in my mind "Every day the I wake up to is a blessing so now it's up to me to make the best of it"
     
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  6. dzhason

    dzhason Forum President

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    Nice, welcome! Something went wrong with your image so we can’t tell to what you were listening. (This is why I personally always write the name of what I’m listening to above the image).
     
  7. Joe F

    Joe F Forum Resident

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    Had host problems. This is what was posted. [​IMG]
     
  8. markp

    markp I am always thinking about Jazz.

    I am so lucky, my wife lives jazz..all kinds.
     
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  9. Lonson

    Lonson Don't get around much anymore Thread Starter

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    It definitely does require constant reinforcement. Right around the time I resolved to be as positive as I can my wife came down with cancer and we battled that for two years. . . unsuccessfully. My work life became very difficult and I managed to hang on and retire with great resolve and a forced calmness. And later I spent more than two years caring for my parents and in my mother's final years and getting my father set up in his new life in assisted living. It was indeed a challenge . . . .

    I found one key for me is gratitude. I do my best to recognize and be grateful for all the good in my life, from the love and bond that allowed me to help my late wife and my parents, for the love of music and the wonderful instruments and components and recordings I've been blessed with, to the love of my second life who arrived in my life right when I most needed someone, for the wonder of like minds on a board like this to share the bounty of great music with. . . .Identifying those persons and things to be grateful for and to express that gratitude (to others, and if I can stray just an inch into verboten territory, in prayer) -- this gratitude has been a vehicle for my hope and has been a tool to maintain the positive.

    And I'm spinning an upbeat beautiful group of recordings to celebrate the positive aspects of life and love. . . .

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  10. Lonson

    Lonson Don't get around much anymore Thread Starter

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    Awesome!
     
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  11. Gabe Walters

    Gabe Walters Forum Resident

    My wife likes jazz, but mostly hard bop and modal. She's into Bird, Oscar Peterson, and Miles and Coltrane, to a point. She'll hum along to The Blues and the Abstract Truth, but she won't ever want to hear anything by, say, Mingus while we're cooking or eating dinner. Too busy and frenetic. She played piano in her high school's jazz band, and Red Clay is one of her favorites. Pretty sweet.

    But when she was pregnant and then immediately postpartum, all I wanted to hear was electric Miles, and that didn't go over so well. It really threw her head for a loop, though I'm convinced it's why our son is so cool.
     
  12. Six String

    Six String Senior Member

    NP Miles Davis second great quintet - E.S.P. (MoFi) 45 RPM Pressing
    It's hard to pick a single favorite album by this band but E.S.P. would always be up there in the top two or three.
     
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  13. Six String

    Six String Senior Member

    Another MoFi Miles 45 RPM Pressing - Sorcerer. The other album gat would share the spotlight with E.S.P.
     
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  14. Six String

    Six String Senior Member

    WP Johnny Smith (Verve) black MGM stereo label

    NP Sonny Stitt - Blows The Blues (Verve) Classic Records stereo reissue
    W/Lou Levy (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b) and Mel Lewis (d)
     
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  15. Six String

    Six String Senior Member

    Sonny Stitt - Stitt Plays Bird (Atlantic) green/blue stereo label
    With John Lewis, Jim Hall, Richard Davis and Conny Kay.
    Looking at the credits tonight and reflecting back when I bought this album, those artists didn't mean as much to me then as they do now. In other words, I hear this album differently tonight than I did twenty five years ago when I bought it. Neither Jim Hall or John Lewis really registered with me on any kind of significant level back then. Now I hold them up on a pedestal. Funny how things change.
     
  16. Yesternow

    Yesternow Forum Resident

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    To keep the pace with another Miles thread took this one to the car yesterday. As you know it's not an easy listen, but I find myself grabbing this one more often than other official live outputs. It has some great moments.

    Miles Davis - Dark Magus, 1974 (2CD 97 Legacy)
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    And yes, my wife is not in the car when I play it. On the other hand my kids suffer a bit :).
     
  17. ohnothimagen

    ohnothimagen I don't suffer fools or trolls gladly...

    I've already decided that should I ever feel compelled to turn our basement rec room into my mancave for an evening and chase the wife and kids out, Dark Magus will do the trick nicely! Unless I can get my four year old to do his freak out dance to "Moja" again:laugh:

    Anyway, another of my library finds was my commuting music to work tonight:
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    Have I mentioned how much I like this guy?:D
     
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  18. GeoffC

    GeoffC I'm listening

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    My son (now 27) and daughter (now 23) have 'eased' themselves into jazz over recent years, and after I took them to their first proper 'Live' performance at Smalls Jazz Club in NYC in 2015 they really for want of a better phrase 'got it'.
     
  19. Lonson

    Lonson Don't get around much anymore Thread Starter

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    John Coltrane "A Love Supreme" SHM-SACD

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  20. ATR

    ATR Forum Resident

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    Studio versions of those compositions appear in the Complete On the Corner Sessions.
     
  21. ohnothimagen

    ohnothimagen I don't suffer fools or trolls gladly...

    Really? Cool- I need to track down the Complete On The Corner Sessions then at some point...
     
  22. cacaaaaaaw

    cacaaaaaaw Forum Resident

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    Lina May Han Oh - Walk Against Wind

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    Catching up on some 2017 releases I missed and this one is standing out. Saw her about a year ago in Matheney's Quartet (great show) but don't think I've heard an official release from her before.
     
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  23. cacaaaaaaw

    cacaaaaaaw Forum Resident

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    Rotem Sivan Trio - Antidote

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    Great mood throughout this one. I don't remember 2015's A New Dance leaving much of an impression on me but this is hitting all the right spots.
     
  24. dzhason

    dzhason Forum President

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    I did that finally last year, it came at a a price though, but worth it. I did lament a little that I didn’t pull the trigger 5 years ago when I had both the OtC and Jack Johnson Sessions in my amazon cart but decided not to get them at the time because it was a little expensive (both items were still available at regular retail price at the time).
     
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  25. dzhason

    dzhason Forum President

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    So true, for a long while ESP occupied this spot for me, but these days I tend to feel like whichever 2nd 5tet I’m listening to is my favorite. Having just recently listened to Miles in the Sky, it is currently occupying my top spot, I guess.
     
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