Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Tom H, Sep 24, 2014.
I listened to several tracks from this yesterday morning.
My wife came home with the Mono made her go back out, still feel bad.
A Mono she brought with her when she moved in 1966.
Albert King, King of the Blues Guitar (compilation).
Just in case you don't know where Clapton stole all his vocal and guitar phrasing from ...
I'm a Clapton fan though. It is what it is.
From the immense 8 CD box set called “A Woman’s Work” - a retrospective of recent music from the best bassist I know of, Lady Joelle Leandre, right now Disc 8 which starts with a duo of Joelle on double bass (as always) with the great drummer/percussionist, Zlatko Kaucic. The other tracks on this disc are duos with Evan Parker & Agusti Fernandez.
With all the talk on the Big Thread on what Dead lovers love besides the Dead, I’m still surprised more of you all don’t seek out the “Other Ones” aka the Other greatest improvisors who have ever lived. Good news is many or even most of them are alive and well today. You will find a bunch of them here including Fred Frith, Mat Maneri, Irene Schweizer and especially Joelle herself.
Might be hyperbolic but no one has ever bowed a contrabass like Joelle Leandre Beyond Virtuosity plus she sometimes sings when it gets really good. And THAT takes the music to a whole other level.
GIANTS WHO WALK THIS EARTH
Recorded live at Alchemia Club in Kraków on 10/21/2015
On Not Two records
Happy 51st Birthday Charlie Sexton!
I get back to this song once a year or so.
It's a grate pop singel that I first heard on the radio back in 2003 I think.
I can hear Paul Westerberg singing this song.
But he never would
After listening to this whole disc which is the opening 18 minute duet with Kaucic followed by a 15 minute duet with Agusti Fernandez then an arguably more intense 7 minute second improv with Kaucic - THEN the finale - an 8 minute duet with Evan Parker on tenor, this overall performance/show/concert is even better than my hyperbole indicates.
Fwiw the quartet show on disc 7 with the above 4 musicians is even better
Now we move onto another recent free jazz recording of a more traditional nature - alto saxophone/pocket trumpet with double bass & old school sounding drum kit
Joe McPhee with John Edwards & Klaus Kugel
Journey to Parazzar
In a more just musical world, this would be much more exciting than another reissue to way more people than just me and a few hundred others. Joe McPhee is a national Treasure - the great man turns 80 later this year and as evidenced on this and other recent recordings, he’s playing as powerfully and maybe more emotionally than ever. Has anyone here ever heard this recording? Hard to qualify these things as in the last few years I have heard numerous mind blowing improvised music - but this one stands beside the best of them. And although I’m an avowed non-audiophile, this one sounds absolutely incredible. Listen to John Edwards - beastly. Burning blistering hot grooving music this is. Over the top insanely great out playing. People must have been screaming inside who were blessed to witness this. In Ukraine of all places. McPhee is a master traveller.
Recorded live 9/24/2017 at Metallurgov House of Culture in Zaporozhye, Ukraine
On Not Two Records
If the family resemblance isn't sufficiently blatant by sound alone, JtS drops the hammer with titles that leave no doubt; and some aeriform organ play reminiscent of Jon Lord's lofty stylings in the first component of this bipartite suite. But, like the balance of elongated tracks on the band's first LP, everything is played with a personal signature - that includes bouts of heavy, fuzzed out guitar intertwined with the kind of full, rolling, natural organ sound I wish Brent could've embraced.
BLACK ACID, PINK RAIN, by Jesus The Snake
I've become obsessed with Mellon Collie and Adore, but I 'm not interested in this one.
That's interesting - Gish is my favorite and Siamese Dream, my 2nd. They started to loose me with Mellon - but I bought in upon release. I don't think I have heard Adore all the way through.
A bunch of friends will be catching them this week at the World (place where Brent's last shows were at) --- tickets are cheap and the venue is a 10 minute drive away, so it sounds like a nice date night out. Noel Gallagher will be nice to see, too. Never saw either one , before.
Cherry Red's 'Esoteric' imprint
(f.k.a. Eclectic Discs) strikes again
with this, the 2019 release of a 6-CD
box set :
'Nucleus & Ian Carr' –"Torrid Zone
The Vertigo Recordings 1970 - 1975",
(2019 Esoteric 6-CD box, ECLEC 62663 )
.. a veritable treasure jackpot of long
out-of-print 1970's Kozmigroov jazz-rock,
much of which sees its first CD release in
decades, along with material from 'Snakehips
Etcetera', 'Under the Sun', and 'Alley Cat'
making its appearance on CD for the first
These last three years have seen the release
of over 930, that's right - over nine-hundred
and thirty new CD & vinyl discs on the Cherry
Red label and its sub-imprints, which number
over fifty different music labels last time I
checked. It is going to take some time to
work my way through this set, which features
material culled from the the stellar 70s LPs
'Elastic Rock' (1970), 'We'll Talk About It Later'
(1971), 'Solar Plexus' (1971), 'Belladonna'
(1972), 'Labyrinth' (1973), 'Under the Sun'
(1974), 'Snakehips Etcetera' (1975), and
'Alley Cat' (1975).
Effin' beautiful, man !
I listened to their last album via Spotify. The first song was very appealing, but the rest lost me.
By the way, I'm listening to the "Tonight, Tonight" and "Thirty Three" EP singles right now. All those B-sides should have been used in albums, they're superb.
Esoteric usually offers very interesting material. Excellent label.
So, earlier i was playing the wonderful new GD limited vinyl “ Fillmore West 1969” (Feb. 28) and am now enjoying “With The Beatles” at loud volume!
SD is their best.
Listen to "Funk Shun" on the Albert King album above, and it's like "Wow, that's like everything Clapton ever did on guitar his whole career." But that of course is a slight exaggeration, and if I'm being kind sort of a rare verging on medium exaggeration.
OK, that analogy to ordering steak didn't work. I'll let it stand anyway.
This CD is Atlantic 8213-2. If you claim to be a fan of electric blues, you must own this. And this is well mastered so you can crank it.
I listen to his solo in "Personal Manager," and I'm just like "Wow!" Clapton, Page, those guys owe Albert King a debt and they know it.
I might have to change my custom message to Like, Wow.
Edit: On "The Hunter," Albert sings about his Love Gun way before KISS ever thought of it.
Courntey Barnett & Kurt Vile - Lotta Sea Lice
Agreed... Incredible album.
Can't stop listening to this since I got it a few weeks ago:
Each song is so great, I'll listen to it like 30 times in a row, then almost reluctantly move on to the next one. It's going to be a while before i make it through the whole concert.
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