Listenin' to Jazz and Conversation

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

  1. jay.dee

    jay.dee Forum Resident

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    Yeah, Area's free-improv set with Lacy and Lytton released as Event '76 stands as one of the boldest free-form improvisation statements in progressive rock's history, alongside Henry Cow's Trondheim '76 and Samla Mammas Manna's För äldre nybegynnare '77.

    Sadly most progheads rarely care for improvised stuff, while the progressive rock moniker usually turns off free-improv buffs, hence these recordings remain in a no-man's land frequented only by few music omnivores.
     
  2. Theloneliest Monk

    Theloneliest Monk Forum Resident

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    I just listened to Stanley Turrentine’s Jubilee Shout, prior to putting it on I was looking at and considering playing his Look Out! which I saw has Horace Parlan on piano, but at the last minute I put on Jubilee Shout without really looking at the cover or personnel in detail. As the first track was playing I was really digging the piano and, assuming the same rhythm section was on Jubilee as on Look Out, I found myself thinking “Wow, Horace Parlan is absolutely amazing!” After the first track was over I got up to flip the record and check the liner notes... it turned out that it is actually Sonny Clark on piano instead! (If you’re wondering why this is significant to me, I had just posted yesterday about starting to discover Sonny Clark and being blown away by his playing, so finding out that this pianist I was digging so much was actually him was a bit of a serendipitous moment for me).

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  3. Lonson

    Lonson An Old Disestablishmentarianismist Thread Starter

    The term "Jubilee Shout" is a good description of Stanley's amazing sound. . . .
     
  4. Berthold

    Berthold "When you swing....swing some more!" -- Th. Monk

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    The Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions 1


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  5. markp

    markp I am always thinking about Jazz.

    I was lucky to see Pharoah Sanders a four times in the early/mid 1990's, including a great trio with Zakir Hussain and William Henderson.

    Here is a great concert from the 1980's with John Hicks on piano.

     
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  6. Berthold

    Berthold "When you swing....swing some more!" -- Th. Monk

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    The Classic Savoy Be-Bop Sessions 1

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    listening to early Dexter Gordon tracks - great!
     
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  7. ATR

    ATR Senior Member

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    I wouldn't be surprised. I forgot to check that one and Chuck Nessa is about as meticulous as they come in preparing his releases.
     
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  8. Tribute

    Tribute Forum Resident

    He did a German tour in 2017

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  9. Tribute

    Tribute Forum Resident

    I once posted about going to Pharoah's 40th birthday party. He came around and served everybody his birthday cake. At one point, he was practicing his horn in a narrow hallway, with his back against one wall, and his feet firmly planted on the other wall, and his head at the ceiling, so that you could duck a little and walk under him, if you needed to get to the bathroom. Watch out that his horn didn't bonk you on the head.

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  10. Dan Steele

    Dan Steele Forum Resident

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    Here’s some good Jimmy Ponder, on Lou Donaldson’s Mr. Shing-A-Ling. Along with Lou and Jimmy are Blue Mitchell, Lonnie Smith, and Idris Muhammad (aka Leo Morris). Part of the always funky Rare Groove series with Peepin and The Humpback as the best tracks although the odd cover of Ode to Billie Joe is growing on me.

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  11. Lonson

    Lonson An Old Disestablishmentarianismist Thread Starter

     
  12. Lonson

    Lonson An Old Disestablishmentarianismist Thread Starter

    That's a great one. Every Lou with Jimmy and Idris is a great listen.
     
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  13. Roger Thornhill

    Roger Thornhill Forum Resident

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    By coincidence I picked up the Ornette Town Hall 1962 album this afternoon in one of my regular trips to Ray's Jazz...but I've started off with Ambrose Akinmusire's Origami Harvest. Also picked up his A Rift In Decorum, Roscoe Mitchell Discussions, Bert Jansch The Ornament Tree, and a new recording of Monteverdi Il Ritorno d'Ulisee in Patria by Eliot Gardiner / English Baroque Soloists / Monteverdi Choir. A mixed bag!

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  14. bluejimbop

    bluejimbop Forum Resident

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    I like the way you think.
     
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  15. bluejimbop

    bluejimbop Forum Resident

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    I’m freaky for Nicky Skopelitis. Does anyone know “what happened to him”?
     
  16. alarickc

    alarickc Vinylholic

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    Continuing today with the rest of the album from the single I played last night. Karl Hector and The Malcouns: Sahara Swing. I got this one fairly randomly as a substitute for an out of stock title while buying a bunch of Zamrock LPs from Now Again Records. I'm really glad I did, and I'm thinking I need more of Hector and The Malcouns now. The percussion section throughout this album is huge, fun, impressively varied, and really sells the sound for me. Spinning Now Again Records NA5035 2x33 + 7" (Surprisingly great sound quality. This one is a lot of fun to see just how good the bass octaves are in your system.)
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  17. Erik B.

    Erik B. Tighter than Mike Gordon’s jeans

    Saturday morning Jazz and coffee

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  18. Lonson

    Lonson An Old Disestablishmentarianismist Thread Starter

    Cassandra Wilson "Thunderbird" Blue Note. This one had to grow on me, but it did. Very interesting instrumentation and arranging.

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  19. bluejimbop

    bluejimbop Forum Resident

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    Just finishing up her “Traveling Miles”.
     
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  20. eeglug

    eeglug Forum Resident

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    Still enjoying Eric Dolphy - Musical Prophet.
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  21. Theloneliest Monk

    Theloneliest Monk Forum Resident

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    After mistakenly thinking I was listening to Horace Parlan this morning I’ve decided to listen to him for real. Why haven’t I chosen to put on Turrentine’s Look Out which I almost did this morning? I don’t know exactly, I guess I just want to check him out on his home turf to start so I’m going to put on one of his own albums.

    Horace Parlan: Speakin’ My Piece

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  22. Stu02

    Stu02 Forum Resident

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    NP Felt
    Me And A Monkey On The Moon
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    Beautiful final lp from 80s band that is so wide reaching I cant really put a category to them for those of you that dont know them. Modern Rock or Alt Rock are categories that just dont do justice to their inventive reach.
     
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  23. chervokas

    chervokas Forum Resident

    Listened to Julius Hemphill's wonderful late '80s big band album this afternoon. Too bad he didn't make more of those.

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  24. lschwart

    lschwart Senior Member

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    I've been so preoccupied with work and family complications that I've been unable to keep up with this thread much lately, but the loss of Joseph Jarman brought be back today, figuring that this would be one of the few places I'd find kindred spirits who feel the loss as I do. And I was right. Very sad news, and it's sent me back through some outside-of-the-Art-Ensemble recordings I'd never listened to before, and I'm struck all over again at the range or expression and pure beauty of Jarman's playing. Here's one from 1983 I'm really grateful to have discovered just this morning:



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  25. chervokas

    chervokas Forum Resident

    I wonder if quality tapes of some of these circulating Ornette Coleman performances from the late '60s and '70s exist. This is a great set with Izenzon and Haden on basses, Blackwell and Ornette from 1968. Really great. There are circulating show on unofficial releases by this band from a set of shows in Italy in '68 Milan by the same lineup the same year. I think I have the Rome show on LP somewhere. I'm going to have to dig it out. But this is great.

     
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