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Re: What's spinning?
Reply #21050 - 01/10/22 at 23:18:07
 
Hmmm, so my feelings on the Fred Hersch are mixed @melvin. I actually listened to both the albums you posted on Tidal - the Gabor Bolla was pretty good, and more my cup of tea. But what to make of "Breath by breath", that's much harder for me.

First, my biases. I'm very much a hard bop/post bop kind of guy, with a sprinkling of more modern. So in terms of genre it's... well, it's not that. It is pretty well recorded and very interesting. I'm not sure it's even Jazz in some ways, it makes its own genre. It's certainly very jazz influenced.

I loved the sections with the full rhythm section, and some of the string playing is very tasty. I have a feeling I need to listen to it a few more times to really get it. It's certainly a very tight group, and I am *glad* I played it through. But I am still not 100% sure what to make of it. Honest answer: I added it to my playlists, and I'll come back to it, but I need to listen more carefully to really make sense of it. Of course, Fred is a marvelous player, so there's that...

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Reply #21051 - 01/11/22 at 11:03:46
 
@drford .. thanks for sharing your thoughts on the album. I almost stopped playing it during the 1st song. I think "Jazz influenced" is a great descriptor. I'll have another listen when the mood strikes as well.
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Reply #21052 - 01/11/22 at 12:51:15
 
"Sunflower" got me in a CTI mood and so I'm now on the second disc ("Chicago Theme") in this 2 cd Hubert Laws set, "Morning Star / Carnegie Hall / Chicago Theme" on Beat Goes On.

A mixed bag overall but the arrangements on the first two albums and the innovative flute effects technology especially on the first album remain very interesting.



The mastering on these Beat Goes On CTI recordings is "meaty" and I wanted to hear how they are reproduced by my new DAC, which is a heavily modded (new transformers, EMF absorption material, and and analog board/Farad external linear power supply mod) example of the PS Audio DirectStream DAC that I have been using for years.

The differences are not subtle and are leading me to another level of playback. . .a level I had not thought I would experience. Each of these mods has gotten great feedback from DirectStream DAC users, and getting to hear them all at once incorporated into one package is. . . well. . .WOW.
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Reply #21053 - 01/11/22 at 13:25:56
 
Two sister recordings, favorites of mine, by Ant๔nio Carlos Jobim, on one Beat Goes On cd.

Ant๔nio Carlos Jobim, "Tide/Stone Flower"



I have masterings I favor a bit more of both, but having both on one cd is a nice thing indeed. Deodata arrangements... I think he did great arrangements at this time.
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Reply #21054 - 01/11/22 at 14:48:03
 
Stan Getz "Billy Highstreet Samba" Emarcy cd



Bass – Mark Egan
Design – CB Graphic
Drums – Victor Lewis
Guitar – Chuck Loeb
Keyboards – Mitchel Forman
Producer, Tenor Saxophone – Stan Getz
Soprano Saxophone – Stan Getz (tracks: 3, 5)
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Reply #21055 - 01/11/22 at 18:37:09
 
Lisa Sokolov "Presence"



A very interesting singer, lots of mult-tracked performances here. Her daughter is also an interesting singer.

Oddly enough she sometimes reminds me of Grace Slick.

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Reply #21056 - 01/11/22 at 19:27:13
 


Hank Mobley "A Caddy for Daddy" AP SACD
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Reply #21057 - 01/11/22 at 20:10:53
 
Terry Morel "Songs of a Woman in Love" Bethlehem/Solid Records Japan cd



Herbie Mann, flute; Ralph Sharon, piano; Jay Cave, bass; Christy Febbo, drums. Recorded live at Montclair Club, Jackson Heights, NY, January 1956
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Reply #21058 - 01/12/22 at 13:33:06
 
David Bowie "Toy" from the latest (fifth) box set, "Brilliant Adventure." This is the first official release of the album.



This is a fascinating album. . . Bowie in 2000 re-arranging and re-recording songs from '64 to '71. The label decided not to release it at the time.  Pretty darned awesome sound on this edition, as is the case for these box sets.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy_(David_Bowie_album)

Just released is a three cd set including more material. . . I may get this in time.
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Reply #21059 - 01/12/22 at 14:02:31
 
Yusef Lateef - The Golden Flute. From his time at Impulse! I really do recommend this album, it's very enjoyable. 

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Reply #21060 - 01/12/22 at 14:17:58
 
That's a great one. I'm a big Lateef fan.

Right now
Disc 3 of Miles Davis "Bootleg Series Vol. 1" Sony Blu-Spec CD edition.



I was so excited when this first volume was released--a promising start to a great series of reissues.
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Reply #21061 - 01/12/22 at 18:22:32
 
Eliane Elias "I Thought About You--A Tribute to Chet Baker"



Acoustic Bass – Marc Johnson
Acoustic Guitar – Oscar Castro-Neves
Drums – Rafael Barata, Victor Lewis
Electric Guitar – Steve Cardenas
Percussion – Marivaldo Dos Santos
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Randy Brecker
Vocals, Piano – Eliane Elias
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Reply #21062 - 01/12/22 at 19:14:02
 
Wes Montgomery "Full House" DCC gold cd



It's been too long since I spun this one!
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Reply #21063 - 01/12/22 at 21:36:43
 
Hey Lon, thanks for this Wes Montgomery album for those of us in Berkeley, CA. I have never heard or seen it before.
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Reply #21064 - 01/12/22 at 23:38:20
 
You're welcome. It's a great one.
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Reply #21065 - 01/13/22 at 13:55:01
 
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Reply #21066 - 01/13/22 at 14:02:45
 


Kenny Cox "Clap! Clap! The Joyful Noise!" Strata cd

Very different from his earlier work that is straight ahead jazz. But an interesting listen with cool engineering.
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Reply #21067 - 01/13/22 at 14:54:26
 


And now for the harmolodic part of the morning.

Chris Potter "Vertigo" Concord cd
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Reply #21068 - 01/13/22 at 16:09:56
 
SFJazz Collective "Miguel Zenon Retrospective: Original Compositions, 2004 to 2016"

Disc 2, performances from 2010 to 2016

Zenon's contributions have been among my favorites of the SFJazz Collective discs I have, and this compilation is a great listen.


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Reply #21069 - 01/13/22 at 16:42:06
 
Okay this one is a little bit rarer, but given the knowledge here, some of y'all may have heard it. Hard to believe this was his first album as a lead.

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Reply #21070 - 01/13/22 at 20:17:23
 
I don't have that one, I have what I think is his second release as a leader. I love his flute playing!

Right now
One of my favorite recordings of all time.

Slim Gaillard Rides Again, Verve cd
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Reply #21071 - 01/14/22 at 01:42:20
 
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Reply #21072 - 01/14/22 at 12:58:16
 
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Reply #21073 - 01/14/22 at 13:43:00
 
"Sittin' in with Johnny Hartman and the Andrew Hill Trio" VGM LP

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Reply #21074 - 01/14/22 at 14:56:11
 
Last one for me this morning before heading out to Dad's.

Chie "Ilha de Sol" Japanese singer doing amazing Brazilian music.





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Reply #21075 - 01/14/22 at 16:07:09
 
The only reason he's not here is because G-d wanted Saxophone lessons. I still miss him... 15 years plus a couple of days.

Nice retrospective here: https://tedgioia.substack.com/p/how-michael-brecker-reinvented-the

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Reply #21076 - 01/14/22 at 23:28:53
 
Maps and Atlases - Beware and Be Grateful
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