Listenin' to Jazz and Conversation

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

  1. WorldB3

    WorldB3 Forum Resident

    Monk's Dream is an original by him, he has been quoted as his biggest influences being Monk and Beethoven. Not sure if I hear it but artists have what they aspire to be but then their own style comes out which is the fun part.
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  2. jeffmo789

    jeffmo789 Give The Gift of Music!

    New England
    @c-eling this is not exactly what you were asking about in the other thread, but look how Lon saves space with his jazz collection.

    Jazz: time for Miles Davis, Jazz Track LP
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  3. Six String

    Six String Senior Member

    WP Quincy Jones - Big Band Bossa Nova (Mercury) mono orig.
    My friend who loves the art of arranging convinced me to take this home. It's ok but there has to be more than cool arrangements for me. Like cool songs. :)

    NP Johnny Griffin - Introducing aka Chicago Calling (Blue Note) Classic Records 200gm Quiex SV-P vinyl, mono
    With Wynton Kelly, Curly Russell and Max Roach.
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  4. ohnothimagen

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

    Given my wife's fondness for piano based music, at her request earlier tonight I actually threw some Brubeck (Time Out, Anything Goes), Monk (Straight, No Chaser), Oscar Peterson (Night Train, Canadiana Suite) and Miles (Kind Of Blue, In A Silent Way) on her iPod. My wife certainly doesn't hate jazz, but she definitely knows what she likes and what she doesn't. I know what I can and can't play when she's around, I'm well trained that way:laugh:
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  5. bherbert

    bherbert Forum Resident

    South Africa
    I’ve started dipping my toes in the vast ocean of jazz music. I picked up this album:

    The Duke Ellington Orchestra - Digital Duke
    GRP Records
    1987 USA Pressing

    I’m really enjoying it. It’s feel good music and creates a sense of nostalgia. Very smooth. It’s got everything - sax, piano, subtle drums :)
  6. soundfanz

    soundfanz Forum Resident


    I’ve been listening to a heap of Vandermark of late, and of all the great groups that he is a member of, DKV Trio is my favourite.
    Having one of the great drummers on board in Hamid Drake doesn’t hurt either. :)

    A fabulous 5 disc set.
  7. hyde park

    hyde park Forum Resident

    Flossmoor, IL, USA
    Last week, they just did a two night stand in Chicago and one show in Milwaukee with Joe McPhee -- I was out of town for the holidays, though. I still haven't gotten around to grab this set, yet.
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  8. Mook

    Mook Forum Resident

    Definitely, I usually listen to an album quietly after my missus goes to bed.

    One night she even complained about Someday My Prince Will Come, I find it impossible to comprehend how anyone could find that offensive but she did.

    Needless to say things like the Mahavishnu Orchestra go on when she's out of the house completely.
  9. Lonson

    Lonson An Old Disestablishmentarianismist Thread Starter

    It's a common problem. There are a lucky few whose partners enjoy jazz deeply. But I long ago dropped that as a criteria for a mate and luckily so as I've found splendid mates! Beats decades of loneliness.

    My youngest brother shares my love of jazz and told me once he was watching an episode of a TV show and there was a cocktail party going and a Coltrane piece was playing and a young woman turned to another and said "That's John Coltrane." My brother said if he had been there he would have done whatever he could to get that woman to go out with him! That made me laugh. . . but I also know that he WOULD have. My brother finally married. . . to a woman who loves music as much as he does, classical music and plays violin and . . . she HATES jazz. :)
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  10. Lonson

    Lonson An Old Disestablishmentarianismist Thread Starter

    I'm listening to this one again. I paid a dollar for this and didn't know what to expect but I sure didn't expect it to sound like a 'fifties Ellington small group record. I'm really digging it.
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  11. Lonson

    Lonson An Old Disestablishmentarianismist Thread Starter

    Chick Corea "Origin" (the single disc release, not one of the discs in the box set).


    I really like this band and music, probably my favorite Corea of the last three decades.
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  12. conjotter

    conjotter Forum Resident

    Beautiful music from an interesting mix of artists, including the late, great (Canadian) Kenny Wheeler.

    The usual impeccable ECM production.

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  13. Yesternow

    Yesternow Forum Resident

    Thanks Lonson, always enjoy reading your posts.
    My wife will never read this, but I have to set something straight: she likes jazz. Vocal jazz you might call it. The classics and some new like Diana Krall. She's a fan of good Brazilian music: Gal Costa, Caetano... But I'm posting this because she was the one who had the Getz-Gilberto album. And that album was one of reasons why I started this jazz passion.
    But yes, she hates MY long wierd electric instrumental jazz :)
  14. Lonson

    Lonson An Old Disestablishmentarianismist Thread Starter

    My wife likes a little bit of jazz. She can handle mellow guitar jazz, mellow vocal jazz, emphasis on the mellow, she doesn't like anything she classifies as "busy" which is anything that is beyond simply lyrical ballad playing mostly. And she can tolerate what she tolerates for about a half an hour. So occasionally I get to share some music but mostly my music is on my time. . . which is okay. I'm used to that, I have learned to enjoy that.

    Right now
    Jose James "Yesterday I Had the Blues" Blue Note
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  15. Electric

    Electric The Medium is the Massage

    Vancouver, CANADA
    Looks and sounds interesting. I will have to get this.
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  16. alamo54us

    alamo54us Forum Resident

    I'm a little late on this one, but it was part of my Christmas haul from my wife. Gave the CD a spin this morning and was knocked out by how good it sounds. Great!
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  17. Jim Walker

    Jim Walker Forum Resident

    southeast porttown
    Research did no good but my memory bank finally sparked yesterday.
    It was Danny Toan ~~ First Serve. He was from Germany, but I've
    not heard it over 30 yrs and surprised myself by remembering it.
    Any one ever listen to this?

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  18. Lonson

    Lonson An Old Disestablishmentarianismist Thread Starter

    Tom Lagana "Schematic" featuring George Garzone

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  19. WorldB3

    WorldB3 Forum Resident

    It gets better with each listen. I was hesitant because I already have so many live Bill Evans recordings with Eddie Gomez and I wasn’t that wowed by the studio release recordings with Jack DeJonette but this blew me away.

    Resonance records hit it out of the park this year with this release and the Wes Montgomery live in Paris release (the CD should be out soon if you missed the vinyl).
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  20. WorldB3

    WorldB3 Forum Resident

    WP: Disc 2 - Complete Bud Powell on Verve.


    It's been many years since I played this. Love the booklet and the information but not sure we need all of the false starts and break downs or the tracks where is really struggling. It might have served his legacy better if they just released the best stuff on a 3 cd set. When was on however he was breathtaking.
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  21. Rob C

    Rob C Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, USA
    The new Threadgill is excellent! I think if you didn't jump on it while it was released on Bandcamp for a day or two, you have to wait until March for the "real" release. Threadgill's music is always vital and fascinating. He's a real treasure.
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  22. Lonson

    Lonson An Old Disestablishmentarianismist Thread Starter

    Joao Paulo "Almas" with Peter Epstein (alto and soprano saxophones) and Carlos Bica (contrabass violin).


    Piano, sax, bass. . . very nice.
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  23. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

    Frenchtown NJ USA
    Now streaming on Spotify, "Peggy Lee - The Lost '40s & '50s Capitol Masters" on Capitol (for the download - the CD is on Collector's Choice).

    Amazon reviewer 'Dr. Joseph Lee' has a great writeup on this album on the Amazon page. :)

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  24. Lonson

    Lonson An Old Disestablishmentarianismist Thread Starter

    Trying out an Audio Magic Super Fuse in my Decware ZROCK2 listening to Antonio Carlos Jobim "Stone Flower"--the CTI Supreme Series Blu-Spec CD version from King Records Japan.
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  25. bluemooze

    bluemooze Forum Resident

    Frenchtown NJ USA
    Now streaming on Spotify, "Cannonball Adderley Quintet In Chicago" on Mercury.

    Cannonball Adderley - alto saxophone (except on #5)
    John Coltrane - tenor saxophone (except on #2)
    Wynton Kelly - piano
    Paul Chambers - bass
    Jimmy Cobb - drums

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