The Jazz Beat

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Ken_McAlinden, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

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    Rahsaan Roland Kirk & The Vibration Society – Rahsaan Rahsaan (Atlantic Records – Warner Japan/EU)
    — With Howard Johnson, Dick Griffin, Leroy Jenkins, Ron Burton, Sonelius Smith, Vernon Martin, James Madison, Alvern Bunn, Joe Texidor

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  2. AxiomAcoustics

    AxiomAcoustics Relaxin' On The Axis

    Elvin Jones & Richard Davis: Heavy Sounds

    Elvin Jones - drums, guitar
    Richard Davis - bass
    Frank Foster - tenor saxophone
    Billy Greene - piano

    Recorded at RCA Studios NYC on June 19 & 20, 1967. I was in the mood for some "Raunchy Rita", the 12' opening strut.

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    And how can we forget "Elvin's Guitar Blues"?

     
  3. AxiomAcoustics

    AxiomAcoustics Relaxin' On The Axis

    Wanted to mention I've been listening to the new Vijay Iyer Sextet recording and it sounds really nice with some varied moods from groove to energetic in'out excursions. A little like a Tim Berne ECM if that connects. Plus, it features two musicians that I had lost touch with over the recent years in Mark Shim and Graham Haybes. Coming August 25th. Also featuring Tyshawn Sorey, Steve Lehman and Stefan Crump.

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  4. jay.dee

    jay.dee Forum Resident

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    BraamDeJoodeVatcher - "Quartet" (rec. 2009)

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    Michiel Braam's trio (with a guest, hence the title) in one of the strongest "academic" jazz(?) outings in recent memory. This 2-disc collection of live recordings from various dates across 2009 brings back the sweet memory of HatHut's 80s/90s heyday, when jazz commoners got offered a master key for deciphering pictographic notations of some seriously serious music.

    This time, with a few new layers of post-modernity firmly plastered over the jazz façade, the pianist resorts to his own "Q-book" scripts to navigate the listener (and the guest players) through rich sediments of music history. A hugely entertaining journey, with all visited music styles sounding as lively as they must have sounded back then, even though many supposedly faraway items get mixed in the presentation.
     
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  5. AxiomAcoustics

    AxiomAcoustics Relaxin' On The Axis

    Interesting roster of guests. Is this similar (albeit smaller groupings) to Bik Bent, with whom I'm most familiar as far as Braam's work is concerned?
     
  6. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

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    Tom Abbs & Frequency Response – Conscription (CIMP)
    — Tom Abbs - bass, tuba; Brian Settles - tenor saxophone, flute; Okkyung Lee - cello; Chad Taylor - drums, vibes

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  7. vanhooserd

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    :cool: The fish-eye button on my little camera makes that classical LP look like a 45.
     
  8. AxiomAcoustics

    AxiomAcoustics Relaxin' On The Axis

    Fusion Friday!

    Airto: Fingers


    Airto - drums, percussion, vocals
    Hugo Fattoruso - keyboards, harmonica, vocals, composer
    David Amaro - guitar, electric guitar
    Ringo Thielmann - bass, vocals
    Jorge Osvaldo Fattoruso - drums, vocals
    Flora Purim - percussion, vocals

    Recorded at Rudy's April 9, 17 and 18, 1973. Excellent Latin-Fusion, early Return To Forever meets Santana . Not sure about that cover though.

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  9. AxiomAcoustics

    AxiomAcoustics Relaxin' On The Axis

    So that's what that is? Yep, definitely thought it was a 45 or something similar. When scrolling through the threads it's easier for me to identify folks by their avatar/symbol rather than their name and you two get me all mixed up at times; now who am I replying to? I appreciate your larger font though :thumbsup: Is that something you can "set and forget" or must you increase it after typing manually?
     
  10. johnnypaddock

    johnnypaddock Forum Resident

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    You know me well!
     
  11. AxiomAcoustics

    AxiomAcoustics Relaxin' On The Axis

    Great minds drink alike!
     
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  12. vanhooserd

    vanhooserd Forum Resident

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    I have to reset it. I do it for my own benefit, it makes me feel more secure about not mistyping. Glad someone else likes it.
     
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  13. jay.dee

    jay.dee Forum Resident

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    I am not overly familiar with Bik Bent's oeuvre, but I think his trio is more improvisational, looser and... eclectic.
     
  14. cds23

    cds23 Forum Resident

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    BARNEY WILEN / THE COMPLETE AT THE CLUB SAINT-GERMAIN 1959 RECORDINGS / RCA / 1997 / BMG FRANCE 2CD BOX SET

    PERSONNEL: BARNEY WILEN (
    TENOR SAX, SOPRANO SAX); KENNY DORHAM (TRUMPET); DUKE JORDAN (PIANO); PAUL ROVÈRE (BASS); DANIEL HUMAIR (DRUMS)

    TECHNICAL: PRODUCED BY MARCEL ROMANO. RECORDED LIVE AT THE CLUB SAINT-GERMAIN, PARIS, ON APRIL 24 AND 25, 1959 BY PIERRE FATOSME ASSISTED BY JEAN-CLAUDE BÉNARD. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEAN-PIERRE LELOIR. LINER NOTES BY PHILIPPE CARLES. MASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES JEAN-PIERRE CHALBOS AT LA SOURCE MASTERING.

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  15. cds23

    cds23 Forum Resident

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    SAHIB SHIHAB / JAZZ PARTY / DEBUT / 1964 / JAPANESE MUZAK MINI LP CD REISSUE OF DEBUT 141

    PERSONNEL: SAHIB SHIHAB (
    ALTO SAX, BARITONE SAX, FLUTE); ALLAN BOTSCHINSKY (FLÜGELHORN); OLE MOLIN (GUITAR); NIELS-HENNING ØRSTED PEDERSEN (BASS); ALEX RIEL (DRUMS); BJARNE ROSTVOLD (SNARE DRUMS)

    TECHNICAL: PRODUCED BY ANDERS STEFANSEN. RECORDED BY BIRGER SVAN AT JAZZHUS MONTMARTE, COPENHAGEN, ON OCTOBER 3, 1963. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAN PERSSON. LINER NOTES BY ERIK WIEDEMANN.

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    This is my first and only album by (and as far as I can oversee my first record with) Sahib Shihab. I understand he left the United States pretty early, making him one of the very first american Jazz musicians living in exile. Can't tell exactly what drew me to this album, I guess it's a mix of both reviews I read and the nice cover. The music is neither Avantgarde nor hard to get into, but it's certainly not your average hard-bop (live) album. Shihab plays the flute throughout the first lengthy tunes and switches to both alto and baritone for Conversations, Part 1-3. I like this pianoless combo, Sahib greatly interacts with guitarist Molin and the rhythm section is certainly no slouch either. This CD edition comes with 3 bonis tracks I haven't heard yet (I guess they must have used the same session reels Black Lion used for their late 80's CD release named 'Conversations'). As always with Japanese CDs, I am somewhat cautios toward the sound, having had a number of japanese Mini LPs throwing superlatives and hyperbole at you, claiming to have found and used a revolutionary bit-morphing-transformation-cloning method, so reading "HQ-CD" on the obi made me prepare for the worst. I took the plunge anyway since Amazon.de dropped the price (new and sealed) to €10, so I figured what the hell. And I am more than pleasantly surprised - nice, dynamic and transparent sonic presentation with no added, artifical brightness (at least non that'd be noticeable).
     
  16. macdaddysinfo

    macdaddysinfo Forum Resident

    You had me at n-høp ;)


    NP
    Ike Quebec's "Blue and Sentimental" via the bargain blue note vinyl reissue. Sounds quite good to these ears...
     
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  17. Lonson

    Lonson Don't get around much anymore

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    Milan, there are many great Clarke Boland Big Band and smaller group sessions with great work by Shihab. This one is a beautiful session I really love:

    Sahib Shihab: Summer Dawn (1963) Rearward RE (updated)

    Recently I picked up four Ultra HQ-CD reissues of Coltrane Impulse! material. Though I wish they had chosen different masterings for several, the pressings playback with real nuance and dynamics, I've been impressed.
     
  18. Pants Party

    Pants Party Forum Resident

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    With my obsession for music of this vintage, the JPJ Mosaic was a no-brainer, buy-on-preorder set. I think it's an incredible collection. A lot of it was probably new to me, so I'm not sure if that's the case with you. And at 6 discs it obviously covers a lot more ground (1921 -1943) than the disc you were listening to.

    But there's just so much here. And the variety makes it a "play it all day" sort of set to me. I do remember there being a few mediocre cuts (not every blues singer was Bessie Smith!) but I just love all music of this era, so my threshold is largely impenetrable. Plus, being a huge Fats Waller fan, the fact that I can hear this much of the master James P Johnson, while diving into the book and all that, is just unbelievable.

    Oh, and the sound is crazy.
     
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  19. Lonson

    Lonson Don't get around much anymore

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    Chardon, Ohio
    "My Brother the Wind Vol. 1" the new, expanded, reissue on Cosmic Myth out this week.

    I was away from home all day yesterday traveling to and from and visiting one of my sister-in-laws in Narwalk, OH and this package was left on my porch by UPS before a heavy downpour of rain occurred. Though the digipak was sealed. . . it was soaked and falling apart. Even the underside of the cd was soaked. So I ordered a new copy and am listening to the CD but can't read the notes or discographic info.

    This is very different from Vol. 2 which I have on Evidence. . .very free jazz and freaky Moog. Sound is very good, which is what I expect going forward with these new reissues from the Sun Ra archives.
     
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  20. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Forum Resident

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    Just dug this box out of storage. Forgot I had this love the extras and the blue vinyl sounds great.




    Kind of Blue 50th Anniversary



    Collector's Edition
    Audio CD | LP (12" album, 33 rpm), Extra Tracks, Box Set








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  21. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Thanks for your insights. Unlike you I'm not obsessed with music of this vintage and Harlem stride piano in larger doses fails to hold my attention. I'm also having a hard time listening to Fats Waller, especially the comic aspects of his music bother me. I have four of the JSP Waller sets but I never play them.
     
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  22. alankin1

    alankin1 Forum Resident

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    John Abercrombie Quartet – M [in The First Quartet box] (ECM Records)
    — John Abercrombie — electric & acoustic guitars, mandolin; Richard Beirach — piano; George Mraz — bass; Peter Donald — drums

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  23. AxiomAcoustics

    AxiomAcoustics Relaxin' On The Axis

    Shirley you have this yes?

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    This Shihab looks like something I need and in researching it I found the only version on Amazon US was on the Skokiaan label and I was going to ask if that's the version you have. Upon further digging I'm guessing not as that label looks to be a PD label out of Europe somewhere. Pity, they do vinyl too and have some interesting reissues.

    Might you link me to this specific version? THX.
     
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  24. johnnypaddock

    johnnypaddock Forum Resident

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    Played a few Horace Silver albums just now. I've been on a Dorham/Mobley kick the last week or so.


    Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers
    1956, Blue Note Records
    Music Matters 45rpm reissue

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    Now playing

    Horace Silver - 6 Pieces Of Silver
    1956, Blue Note Records
    Music Matters 45rpm reissue

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  25. macdaddysinfo

    macdaddysinfo Forum Resident

    i found that jazz party title on amazon.de like he said. 10 euros plus minimal shipping if you are interested; came to $16
     
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