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Post by Haydnseek » Wed Feb 07, 2007 8:03 pm

I discovered some superb big band jazz recently on the Sea Breeze label. Gary Urwin is a conservatory graduate (Oberlin) who later became an attorney but continued to make music on the side. These recordings feature top quality musicians playing Urwin’s swinging, colorful and very interesting arrangements and original pieces. One unusual chart blends Strayhorn’s “Lush Life” with Samuel Barber’s “Adagio.”

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Post by Arnstein » Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:52 am

Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
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Post by Daisy » Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:26 am

Being from New Orleans, I naturally love New Orleans Dixieland jazz. It can always cheers me up and at the same time make me feel very homesick. I listen to Fats Domino (happy birthday, Fats!), Louis Armstrong, and the less-universally known folks like Papa Celestine, Professor Longhair, and others who recorded Mardi Gras music and New Orleans Christmas music.
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Post by James » Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:59 pm

sun ra's jazz in silhouette 8)

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Post by karlhenning » Thu Apr 19, 2007 8:08 am

Chick Corea, Spanish Fantasy Parts I-IV
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Post by karlhenning » Fri May 11, 2007 2:39 pm

Not strictly jazz, probably . . . .

Zappa, "Filthy Habits"
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Post by Proton » Wed May 16, 2007 4:09 pm

miranda wrote:
Thomas J wrote:Hey! Where did all the jazz fans go? It's been very quiet here lately.
I'm right here. I just have been listening to more classical music than jazz lately. (Imagine that!)

However, I did listen to this a little while ago--am I the only Cecil Taylor fan on this board? It would be a shame if I am.

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No. You're not alone!

In summer 1999 I saw Cecil Taylor perform in an outdoor (free) concert at Columbia. Completely blew us away with a 90 minute improvisation.

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Post by hangos » Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:00 am

Eric Dolphy, Out to Lunch
I think that the mood in the second track "something sweet, something tender" is the most beautiful and primeval yet futuristic I have ever heard in jazz - Dolphy was years ahead of his time

Thelonious Monk, Ask me now
This is the trio version from 1951(?)and shows Monk at his most virtuosic,playful and typical - a superb track

Thelonious Monk, Newport 1963
I really love Monk's "Blue Monk" and I think this is the greatest ever performance of it, 11 minutes of absolutely superlative teamwork and concentration which as usual sounds loose and relaxed - I credit Frankie Dunlop's drumming for much of the success here. Many experts say that the 1951 trio version with Art Blakey on drums is the definitive one, but I prefer this!

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Post by anasazi » Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:17 am

Clifford Brown with strings.
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Post by Wallingford » Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:56 pm

I checked out from the library & listened to most of Keith Jarrett's Koln Concert.
I may check out The Solo Concerts one of these times.
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Post by Thomas J » Mon Jun 18, 2007 6:16 pm

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Post by Corlyss_D » Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:14 pm

Thomas! I thought you were dead! I hope you noticed that over in the music room we keep that thread you started over 2 years ago still alive.
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Post by Thomas J » Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:37 pm

Corylss, I hope to make it over to that thread in the coming days. I've been on a very serious jazz kick recently. It's time to once again dig back into the classical music collection. :P Right now, I'm listening to a box set of 1950's Blue Note recordings on the Mosaic label of jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan.
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Post by piston » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:50 pm

It'll be forty years tomorrow. Coltrane's use of alcohol and drugs early on in his professional life had finally caught up, at age 40, when he died of liver cancer. What a great jazzman! He would have been 80 y.o. this Tuesday.

It's a vid on "My Favorite Things," which everyone probably knows but it's also his greatest commercial success:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pXWKwUYGKg
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Post by Thomas J » Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:19 am

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A real jazz classic!

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Post by Corlyss_D » Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:55 pm

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Post by BWV 1080 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:21 pm

I have been listening somewhat obsessively to Miles greatest album:

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Post by SaulChanukah » Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:27 pm

Lots of Elvis songs from my neighbor, boy... he puts the volume high...

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Post by Thomas J » Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:49 pm

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Post by absinthe » Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:03 am

MJQ, some early stuff - Concorde etc. Just right for a warm day like today, a rarety in this Brit summer.

Next it's going to be Pete Rugolo's orchestra playing "Behind Brigitte Bardot," - sleazy - an excellent source of harmony lessons.

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Post by niper » Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:55 pm

FOCUS - Stan Getz

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Post by nadej_baptiste » Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:10 pm

Oscar Peterson/Gershwin, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck/Time Out, Art Tatum, Ellington, Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, Bill Evans, Monk, and too much more to list! :)
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Post by scherzo » Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:49 pm

I also listen to Cecil Taylor, but not too much recently. My favorite of his is Conquistador.

Lately, I've been on a Chick Corea kick. I've got his 10-DVD set recorded for his 60th birthday. Every performance is superlative!

I also have Herbie Hancock's Maiden Voyage and Oliver Nelson's inappropriately named Straight Ahead in heavy rotation.

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Post by karlhenning » Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:23 am

Eric Dolphy & al., "Ralph's New Blues"
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Post by Wallingford » Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:27 pm

I hope this won't offend the more echt-jazz buffs on this thread, but I've gotten sort of a kick out of this oldtime radio CD:
http://amazon.com/gp/product/B000060P7J ... d_i=507846
Rather amazing, the way they could effortlessly mix klezmer with swing in those days.
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Post by James » Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:49 am

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Pannonica (8'50)
named for The Baroness Pannonica de Koenigswarter -
patron saint of many Jazz people including Charlie Parker.
Monk lived out his final days with her...

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Post by miranda » Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:42 pm

Eric Dolphy--Last Date
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Post by Corlyss_D » Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:20 pm

miranda wrote:Eric Dolphy--Last Date
Miranda! You're back! Hooray!
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Post by James » Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:12 pm

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New Orleans Suite (40'57), one of Duke's absolute best.
Deeply spiritual, warm, bluesy, classy & especially swingin'...

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Post by miranda » Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:32 pm

James----hell yes. That album is one of my absolute favorites by Ellington. It delights me as much now as it did 15 years ago, when I first heard it. The song in honor of Mahalia Jackson, in particular, is really beautiful.
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Post by maskedman » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:33 am

Last night

Art Pepper meets the rhythm section.
Red Garland
Paul Chambers
Philly Joe

classic art.....

BENNY GOLSON

ONE DAY FOREVER


A MUST HAVE...Golson in my opinion one the most underrated writers in jazz. plus a great player..A major contributor to this genre. ..If your not familiar with him, he has plenty available. Plus his work with ART FARMER JAZZTET....check him out.....

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Post by karlhenning » Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:32 pm

Not sure if it strictly qualifies as jazz . . . but listening with delight to The Enchantment by Chick Corea & Béla Fleck.

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Post by Sporkadelic » Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:02 pm

Lately I've been on a Mingus kick, with the 1964 Cornell concert 2-CD set (Blue Note) and the Live in '64 DVD (Jazz Icons). What a great group he had on that tour, and how sad that Dolphy would be dead in a couple months.

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Post by Seán » Sat Dec 29, 2007 8:13 am

This cd, ‘Can I Persuade You’, recorded in 2001, is a tribute to the late Julie Cavadini, who wrote a number of pieces for the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.

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Two of Cavadini’s songs for the orchestra are presented here: ’A Simple Wish’, is a lovely piece featuring Scott Wendholt on trumpet, the other track, ‘Can I Persuade You’, features lead saxophonist, Dick Oatts. There are also contributions by Jimmy Giuffre and former alumni Bob Mintzer, an unusual arrangement of Ellington’s, ‘Sophisticated Lady’ by another former member Garnet Brown and an arrangement of Wayne Shorter’s, ‘ESP’ by yet another former band member Ed Neumeister. Finally, an arrangement by Bill Holman of Just Friends' completes the set. This is a terrific cd and is available from Planet Arts
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Post by karlhenning » Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:19 pm

Chick Corea, from My Spanish Heart: Spanish Fantasy Parts I-IV

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Post by Seán » Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:22 pm

The latest cd from the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, it's 'Up From the Skies'.
With the exception of the title track the compositions and arrangements were written by the pianist and composer in residence, Jim McNeely:

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Post by Seán » Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:21 pm

The Christian Jacob trio playing the music of Julie Styne and four compositions by Jacob.

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Post by Seán » Mon Dec 31, 2007 4:07 pm

George Coleman playing soprano, alto and tenor with Harold Mabern, Ray Drummond and Billy Higgins:

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Post by Seán » Mon Dec 31, 2007 4:12 pm

Now I'm listening to the Bob Brookmeyer New Art Orchestra . It was recorded in 1997.

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Post by Seán » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:56 am

Ah, the fabulous Thad Jones and Mel Lewis Orchestra and Consummation, this is probably their best LP:

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Post by Seán » Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:33 pm

Thad and Mel's first live recording with the orchestra:

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Post by BWV 1080 » Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:50 pm

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Great stuff, hard to believe that everyone pretty much hated it when it came out

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Post by Seán » Sat Jan 05, 2008 2:42 pm

I love this. Is it Jazz? Anyway it's my favorite Orgeon offering, it's Out of the Woods:

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Post by Seán » Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:55 pm

Charles McPherson Live at the Cellar with a trio of Canadian musicians:

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Post by Seán » Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:22 pm

By way of contrast to the symphonic music I have listened to today, here's the Geoff Lapp trio:

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Any other jazz fans on the Forum?
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Post by Seán » Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:28 pm

Lovely music from this trio, they have been together for ten years:

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Post by Seán » Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:29 pm

Bill Evans, sublime:

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Post by Seán » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:04 pm

Duke Ellington's wonderful Paris Concert from 1963. It includes Harlem, Suite Thursday, Perdido, Bula, etc.

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