Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Lonson, Sep 1, 2016.
Paul Motian "Conception Vessel" ECM
Bob Dylan "Blood on the Tracks" Sony Blu-Spec CD2
Such a powerful album. This version sounds very warm and analog-like.
This event in front of Birdland where Miles was severely beaten by the police, essentially for being a smart black man with a white woman, occurred on August 25, 1959. Miles was punched in the stomach and then hit with a stick on his skull from behind by another officer. Miles was charged with Felony assault, then sent to a hospital for many stitches in his scalp. Miles was starting a suit in court, but gave up and accepted a plea bargain when he realized the police could withdraw his Cabaret Card (a license to perform in New York), even if he won, and he would not be able to work again.
Miles was not the only jazz legend to suffer such abuse. It is just that there are not photos of the other artists who were victims.
Notice the handcuffs.
Oh yes, Miles was at Birdland to record a special session for the Armed Forces Radio Service at the end of his week long gig to celebrate the release of Kind of Blue one week earlier.
The blood stained shirt and suit jacket should be on display in the Smithsonian.
That gives you a different sense of the mood when this masterpiece was released. The brand new release was almost certainly on display in the window at Colony Records, the jazz store at the time, right across the street from the beating.
Miles Davis "Four" & More Mobile Fidelity SACD
Yes, I agree. Nothing earth shattering or different about this one other than it was recorded in 1998 when he was going through his chronic fatigue syndrome. They are playing standards as they usually do.
WP John Handy-Live At the Monterey Jazz Festival (Columbia) 2 Eye stereo label
NP Jack DeJohnette - Special Edition (ECM) U.S. Lp
Candid, the little record label that could ( for sadly too short a time) great lp this...
As Miles became “the” household name all people ( including non jazz fans) would come to recognize over the next 2 decades , I wonder how the officers involved reconciled this or if they had any later day remorseful thoughts.
Candid was quite a different label than Riverside, Prestige and Blue Note. They paid their artists and kept clean financial books. Nat Hentoff saw to that.
One important factor in Candid's demise was that they emerged as a new label just when the craze for jazz LP sales was in rapid decline. The 1960's were actually a pretty dark time for jazz sales, despite the emergence of Impulse Records. Impulse too had some serious financial problems, bailed out by ABC. It was during the 1960's that much of the huge catalog of jazz issued by many labels in the 1950s was remaindered and discontinued. Many great artists were left with no record contracts. By the end of the 1960's, even most of the Impulse catalog was discontinued.
Then came the 1970's, when college students got into jazz.
I've seen his name a couple of times. After a quick search looks like he's the artwork responsible for hundreds of albums.
This is one of them (I like the cover and content):
As for the Nat Adderley album cover I would say it's an edited photo instead of a painting. And it's one of those cases: "looks OK on CD and great on vinyl"
To complete this Adderley themed day I've just played this one again. Good fun.
@Six String has a copy of this one somewhere in his house
LP - 70's Columbia pressing
Lonnie Smith- Think!
Been listening to a lot of the more recent Dr. Lonnie Smith releases from Too Damn Hot!
to present. Changing gears to pre "Turbanator" Lonnie with this one.
Aside from it’s like having Thad play in my living room , another thing I love about these MM pressings is the artwork and the fun of studying the cover while listening. This cover really is extraordinary.
The woman almost hidden behind Thad was completely missed by me until maybe the 6th time I had sat looking and listening. You can see the line in the stocking on the back of her (rather lovely) leg. I had thought the skirt was some jacket or similar that Thad was carrying that was blowing in the wind. This discovery put a whole new meaning into the look of deep thought on Thad’s face as he ponders what just walked past him.
Alden played guitar solos on the soundtrack for the movie Sweet and Lowdown.
This disc from the early 90s has a lot of classics/standards on it.
Steadysounds on Instagram: “A tower of new used arrivals heading to the bins the AM, looking for a loving home. Open today 11 to 7 #steadysounds #rva #recordshop…”
Gotta love it when the local store posts Mingus and Monk Mosaic LP sets on Instagram. Guess who snatched these beauties up?
Thelonious Monk plays
10 inch lp from recent 10 inch complete Prestige box set
Mixing up some mid 50's to mid 60's;;; like most jazz enthusiasts of this era
I imagine, these records get much admiration on my end... listening nirvana
indeed (only drawback being, having to type Collossus )...
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers-Moanin', Bobby Hutcherson-Dialogue,
Ahmad Jamal-Count em 88, Sonny Rollins-Saxophone Collossus
A photo from 1959 of many of the jazz greats of the time including two
of the above list, Sonny and Art. The title is A Great Day in Harlem from
a 1994 documentary by Jean Bach.
Monk and especially Lester look alone in the crowd ( though this must have been shot not too long befor his death) . Monk is easily the coolest cat in the photo.... very bittersweet
In the documentary about the photo it mentions that Monk wore a white sport coat so he would stand out, knowing that most would wear dark coats/suits.
NP Herbie Hancock - Speak Like A Child (Blue Note) Liberty Van Gelder
Ist pressing of a classc by Herbie.
I've got the 33 loaded up in the cart on MM's site - I'm assuming it's fine choice vs the 45?
That made me wonder as it was a nice day in NYC, suggesting that it may not have been in 1959 as Lester died in March....it turns out it was August 12, 1958.
That was a Tuesday, which makes sense, as many jazz clubs were closed on Monday. Any other day, most of these guys would have been asleep in the daylight hours.
If you were a jazz fan back then, it would have been great to drop by.
The greatest number of jazz musicians I ever saw at once was at Duke Ellington's funeral on May 27, 1974
Wynton Kelly Trio and Wes Montgomery Smokin' At the Half Note (Verve) AP SACD
Great sound on this shiny disc!
How is this album in comparison to Head Hunters?
Played this ones a couple of times this week while working.
I know very little about his discography. From what I've listened I would guess a real Herbie Mann's fan would rate this one pretty low.
Depends on the mood, but I enjoy this type of sound.
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