Listenin' to Jazz and Conversation

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

  1. Six String

    Six String Senior Member

    Thanks. I've seen that one before on lp but that's been a decade if not more. The Theresa label that the other one is on is a small label out of the SF Bay Area so it might be harder to locate. I'm not sure about cd releases though I have seen other titles on cd from the label so it is possible I guess. The pianist John Hicks recorded for the label too and they are also good imo.
     
  2. Tribute

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    Sorry for this additional obsession with Birdland

    This is the same spot today

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    A painting based on the image, but the artist removed the most interesting focal point. He probably thought buyers of his print would avoid it with a jazzman in the picture
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    The original building still stood recently, but maybe not for long. The joint is still a bar/eatery (with the added feature that the staff removes their clothing, especially when it is hot)

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    It recently become a strip club...that is Birdland

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    But today, the infamous sidewalk sheds are in place, an omen for a short future for one of the meccas of bebop. A new sterile glass tower rose next door, an indicator that this will be the next phase for Birdland. But the strippers still have work. That white building to the right replaced the cluster of the greatest jazz clubs of NYC and the world. When you walk down 52nd Street today, you will not be bumping into anyone on the sidewalk.

    Real estate barons killed the life of this city. Now, most of the shops are the same that you find in any suburban mall.

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  4. Mugrug12

    Mugrug12 Yellow brick, Black on black

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    At least we still have the vanguard

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    That is great.

    You should have met Max Gordon (the owner of the Vanguard). His very presence, his conversation was pure jazz

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    It was on this spot out in front of Birdland, in 1959, that Miles Davis was beaten up by police for being who he was

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    But at the grand opening in 1949, an all star line-up played at Birdland. Lester Young AND Charlie Parker. Notice Harry Belafonte's name there, years before he became a big star, singing with Bird! Hot Lips Page and Getz and Tristano, Warne Marsh too. 8 hours of music until 4AM. All for 98 cents. Parker probably got the sweet spot at midnight.

    But Lester opened Birdland, which was probably on his mind as he spent that evening looking out at the door to the jazz mecca.

    By the way, they had cages of birds all over the club when it opened, but they could not survive all of the smoke

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    A very unusual 1949 image of Lena Horne by Herman Leonard. What a powerful woman. She might have enjoyed today's movement.

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    It's late, just time for that last 3AM set at Birdland on opening night in 1949. Charlie Parker and Lester Young are blowing together. Simply unbelievable.

    It is time for me to start up the imagination machine and enjoy their music together

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  10. Mugrug12

    Mugrug12 Yellow brick, Black on black

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    Looks like lennie tristano on piano no?
     
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    yes
     
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  12. Yesternow

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    Cannonball revisits several of his career favorite tunes, just a few months before he passed away.
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    I'll revisit this one today:
    Cannonball Adderley - Phenix, 1975
     
  13. yasujiro

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    NP: The World of Cecil Taylor - Candid/Tokuma 32JDC-103

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    It was recorded at the Tommy Nola’s penthouse studio onto 2 track recorders.
    IMO this 1987 CD is the best digital mastering that sounds powerful, clean and well articulated.
     
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  14. SteelyTom

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    A thank-y0u to the late Nat Hentoff...
     
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    Location:
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  16. Doggiedogma

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    Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – John Coltrane
    Bass – Art Davis (tracks: 1 to 4), Reggie Workman
    Drums – Elvin Jones
    Piano – McCoy Tyner
    Alto Saxophone, Flute – Eric Dolphy (tracks: 5 to 8)

    John Coltrane - wow! In 1961, was there anyone else that was stretching songs to 20+ minutes and having extended solos as long as Coltrane? I believe that Coltrane might have been the man who began the "jam" band form. Hearing his improvised solo's (and Dolphy as well to a lesser extent) are just so far ahead of what was happening in not just jazz, but music in general. I know that Hindu music can have long sitar passages, but in America was there anyone else at this time period that was improvising and extending solos and stretching songs like Coltrane?
    I just can't get enough of Coltrane from late 1960 - 1963.
     
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  17. Bobby Boogaloo

    Bobby Boogaloo Heavy on the grease please

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    Mingus' bands with Dolphy were doing it, albeit a bit different, but they were definitely stretching things out. I think it was pointed out earlier in this thread how Dolphy was a common participant in all of the new movements in jazz during this time frame.
     
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  19. Six String

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    Hampton Hawes - The Seance (Contemporary) gold/green stereo label
    Red Mitchell and Donald Bailey complete the trio recorded in a club in L.A. 1966.
     
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  20. Bobby Boogaloo

    Bobby Boogaloo Heavy on the grease please

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    Never seen or heard this before but I'll have to remedy that. The cover art is outstanding. Does anyone know the artist? Was it Phil Carroll who created it or was he serving more as art director for this, using someone else's art?
     
  21. alankin1

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    Serge ChaloffBoston 1950 (Uptown Records)
    — With Nat Pierce, George Jones, Joe MacDonald, Sonny Truitt, Joe Shulman, Rollins Griffith, Al Vega, Jack Lawlor, Sonny Tacloff, Milt Gold; Hi-Hat, Boston; Celebrity Club, Providence, RI.

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  22. WorldB3

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    This photo gives me a headache. I know it's using any available space possible for advertising and adults can make any choice they want but seriously how am I supposed go to Yoga, drink a beer, drink less beer and drink kombucha instead while finding my soul mate while sucking on a e-cig in a strip club. ahhhh America.
     
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  23. Lonson

    Lonson Don't get around much anymore Thread Starter

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    Keith Jarrett "After the Fall" Disc 2

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  24. WorldB3

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    How is it?
     
  25. Lonson

    Lonson Don't get around much anymore Thread Starter

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    I think it's great. But I'm a big fan of this trio.
     

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