Listenin' to Jazz and Conversation

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

  1. Rob C

    Rob C Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, USA
    Checking out the new Nels Cline 4 record on Spotify for the second time. Very, very good record! I like the tunes. And Tom Rainey is always great to hear. His drumming really elevates the session for me. (Of course, all the players in this band are excellent.)
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  2. Lonson

    Lonson An Old Disestablishmentarianismist Thread Starter

    Disc 4 Miles Davis & John Coltrane, Bootleg Series Vol. 6 "The Final Tour"
  3. ando here

    ando here Help someone.

    new york, ny
    TWIO Walter Smith III, tenor sax
    with Harish Raghaven, bass
    Eric Harland, drums

    Special guests Johua Redman and Christian McBride contribute to a polished set of the latest Smith release. Smith dominates but he also allows his comrades to shine, which, knowing most of these cats, they'd probably do anyway. It's a great straight ahead jazz record from Smith that is thoroughly contemporary though clearly built on the sax titans who came before him. Album set listing.
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  4. jeromesabbagh

    jeromesabbagh Forum Resident

    New York
  5. Erik Tracy

    Erik Tracy Meet me at the Green Dragon for an ale

    San Diego, CA, USA is doing an interesting 'behind the scenes' show about Kind of Blue; commentary, special studio out takes, etc.

    Listen live on-line:

    They are starting the behind the scenes for track 3 now.

    They are celebrating Kind of Blue all day today; but this is part of their spring pledge drive, so be forewarned.

    Not trying to push jazz88 - just thought I'd share. It's a pretty fascinating segment.
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  6. Lonson

    Lonson An Old Disestablishmentarianismist Thread Starter

    Miles Davis Bootleg Series Vol. 4 disc 2. (Like Vol. 6 above this is the Japenese Blu-Spec CD2 version).

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  7. Six String

    Six String Senior Member

    I saw something about the new Nels Cline album recently and took notice of Tom Rainey's involvement.

    WP McCoy Tyner - Plays John Coltrane live at the VV (Impulse) cd

    NP Randy Weston Trio - With These Hands (Riverside) OJC
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  8. Yesternow

    Yesternow Forum Resident

    The cover art features a controversial shot by photographer Pete Turner:
    "Back in the 1960s I had done a series for Look magazine called 'Black Is Beautiful.' The image on the cover of Sugar is an outtake from that shoot, of a mother licking a baby’s foot. Some people think it’s a sexual thing, but it’s not"

    Other Stanley CTI albums recommendations ?
    I don't have any problem if they are... controversial;)
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  9. xybert

    xybert Forum Resident

    Denny Zeitlin - Carnival

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  10. Stu02

    Stu02 Forum Resident

    Lon in your opinion do you think this whole series is great or do 2 or 3 rise above the rest ?
  11. Lonson

    Lonson An Old Disestablishmentarianismist Thread Starter

    Stu. . . . I really like the whole series. I/m a huge Miles fan and each has been a real treat as they are released.
  12. Stu02

    Stu02 Forum Resident

    I have Dont mess with Mr T ( or something like that). I would say it’s a very good record but I have a sweet spot for CTI early 70s sound so I may not be an unbiased listener.
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  13. Jim Walker

    Jim Walker Forum Resident

    southeast porttown
    I have a few Booker records and of course they are all good.
    Freedom Book is the unrestrained Booker Ervin, really like it.
    He uses the same personnel on Space Book. T Flannigan plays
    piano on Songbook instead of Jaki Byard who is a more
    rhythmic player, imho. The production and mix I find to be
    interesting on the 'Book' records (Don Schlitten), better then
    the earlier That's It and Cookin'. Song Book sounds great w/
    more prominent piano and a completely different style from
    Freedom Book.

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  14. Stu02

    Stu02 Forum Resident

    One of my cerebral chill out favorites. Just cause your in a low gear doesn’t mean your brain is dead.
    First press Canadian issue
    ( rough looking but but cleaned up nicely)
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  15. Stu02

    Stu02 Forum Resident

    I’m mulling over the fact that the guy who carefully and beautifully cut the lacquers (or whatever they used in the early days) on this record I’m listening to (recorded mid 1950s) was probably born in the mid twenties and not around today. I wonder if he ever realized someone would be thinking about him on a cold spring night in 2018 ?

    I may be mistaken but I think I read somewhere that records were not anticipated to be long lasting. Certainly not for 60 or 70 years and still be able to be really quiet and wonderful to listen to.

    I think they did not factor in the passion and love for this music and format would result in the absolute tender care which some of us handle our records. Which resulted in a small percentage of these original records surviving for so long.
  16. Six String

    Six String Senior Member

    NP Blue Mitchell - Blue's Moods (Riverside)
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  17. alamo54us

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  18. Kevin Davis

    Kevin Davis Forum Resident

    I got the complete Duke Ellington "Private Collection" on eBay last month for $35, and I've been slowly savoring it one disc at a time. What a stunning collection of work -- all left behind in Ellington's personal vaults when he passed!

    The one thing I've been consistently struck by is the late-'60's-early-'70's sessions -- I find myself more and more attracted Ellington's subtle flirtations with rock and funk rhythms, in the vein of what he did on the "Afro-Eurasian Eclipse" album, only looser and more laid back on the "Private Collection" discs. There is a version of "Black" (from the "Black Brown and Beige" suite) that leads off one of the volumes, and the snare sound on there is just impeccable -- crisp, natural, very "live." The perfect, logical intersection of jazz and rock.

    And this? Come on.
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  19. xybert

    xybert Forum Resident

    John Coltrane - A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters

    Picked this up today. It's been sitting in a local B&M for a while and i finally decided that today was going to be the day that i took it home.

  20. Mook

    Mook Forum Resident

    Picked this album up yesterday, it's quite brilliant.

  21. Six String

    Six String Senior Member

    Bill Evans Trio w/symphony orchestra (Verve) black MGM era dg stereo label

    Always a worthy title to spin first thing in the morning. Claus Ogerman's arranging is sensitive without being cloying.
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  22. Six String

    Six String Senior Member

    Art Farmer Quintet At Boomer's (InnerCity) brown label
    With Clifford Jordan, Cedar Walton, Sam Jones and Billy Higgins from 1976.
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  23. Lonson

    Lonson An Old Disestablishmentarianismist Thread Starter

    Miles David Bootleg Series Vol. 4 (Blu-Spec CD2), disc 2 again. . . I just keep wanting to hear this disc--Newport '66 and '67 . . .

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  24. Sorcerer

    Sorcerer Forum Resident

  25. Lonson

    Lonson An Old Disestablishmentarianismist Thread Starter

    Dave Friesen "Amber Skies"

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