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    Quote Originally Posted by Piwikiwi View Post
    Greatest Trumpet player that has ever lived.
    Statements like this don't really mean much. There are many great players, and all can be enjoyed for different reasons whether it's Brownie, Pops, Roy Eldridge, Dizzy, Fats, Miles, Kenny Dorham, Booker Little, Chet Baker, Kenny Wheeler, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Manfred Schoof, Tomasz Stanko, etc...

    And I wouldn't give students playlists. Just let then explore on their own. One thing leads to another. That's how I did it. I learned the entire history of recorded jazz by teaching myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regressivetransphobe View Post
    Early jazz up until bebop is woefully underexposed, more talked about than listened to.
    I think Bix is wonderful. And I really like Frankie Trumbauer. (I own a C Melody sax because of him.) They both need to be at least mentioned here. And then there's that Dorsey guy on clarinet.


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    And if you haven't heard Hawk playing Body and Soul, you've missed one of the landmarks of jazz.


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    Play it like Bill Evans, will ya'?


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    My last indulgence for today, Johnny Hodges. I don't know how to describe his style; Duke Ellington just said, "He just plays Johnny." Downbeat's comment on this solo, when he makes the long slide at 1:37: "Exquisite."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vesuvius View Post
    Play it like Bill Evans, will ya'?
    haha, yes, play it like Bill!

    Bill is the Mozart of jazz piano. Pure elegance and grace in gesture, form and emotion.

    This is my favorite Bill Evans vid on youtube:

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleazk View Post
    haha, yes, play it like Bill!

    Bill is the Mozart of jazz piano
    I'd say he's more the Debussy
    Anyway, talking of early jazz, Pee Wee Russell is my favorite improviser ever not only in early jazz but in the entire genre.
    In his weird solos there's so much creativity and soul it's incredible, and who says that only black musicians can play the blues?
    Pee Wee was an absolute master at it:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wycdcJRMPis

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    Dave Holland Quintet live in Spain.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vesuvius View Post
    Dave Holland Quintet live in Spain.
    Dave Holland is one of my longtime favorites. He had simply a phenomenal run of records with ECM from 1997 to 2003: Point of View (1997), Prime Directive (1999), Not for Nothin' (2001), What Goes Around (expanding his quintet to a big band), and Extended Play: Live at Birdland (2003).



    Here's the title track of "Prime Directive":

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    Yea, I have about 6 of his albums, including Prime Directive. Always a pleasure to listen to.

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    Anyone else a fan of ECM's jazz catalog? What are your favorite ECM jazz recordings?

    I'll skip Dave Holland's recent catalog since I listed him above:

    A few classics:

    1. Ralph Towner - Solo Concert (1980)
    2. Keith Jarrett - Köln Concert (1975)
    3. John Abercrombie - Timeless (1975)
    4. Pat Metheny - Bright Size Life (1976)
    5. Steve Tibbett - Yr (1980)
    6. Kenny Wheeler - Deer Wan (1978)
    7. Dave Holland - Conference of the Birds (1972)
    8. Enrico Rava - The Pilgrim and the Stars (1975)
    9. Marc Johnson - Bass Desires (1987)
    10. Bill Frisell - (1988)

    A few recent ones:

    1. Marcin Wasilewski Trio - January (2008)
    2. Tomasz Stanko - Lontano (2006)
    3. Anouar Brahem - Le voyage de Sahar (2007)
    4. Marc Johnson / Eliane Elias - Swept Away (2012)
    5. Chris Potter - The Sirens (2013)
    6. Wolfert Brederode - Post Scriptum (2011)
    7. Aaron Parks - Arborescence (2013)
    8. Craig Taborn Trio - Chants (2013)
    9. Colin Vallon - Rruga (2011)
    10. Manu Katche - Manu Katche (2012)

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    Some great postings here
    Lots to investigate
    “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alypius View Post
    Anyone else a fan of ECM's jazz catalog? What are your favorite ECM jazz recordings?

    I'll skip Dave Holland's recent catalog since I listed him above:

    A few classics:

    1. Ralph Towner - Solo Concert (1980)
    2. Keith Jarrett - Köln Concert (1975)
    3. John Abercrombie - Timeless (1975)
    4. Pat Metheny - Bright Size Life (1976)
    5. Steve Tibbett - Yr (1980)
    6. Kenny Wheeler - Deer Wan (1978)
    7. Dave Holland - Conference of the Birds (1972)
    8. Enrico Rava - The Pilgrim and the Stars (1975)
    9. Marc Johnson - Bass Desires (1987)
    10. Bill Frisell - (1988)

    A few recent ones:

    1. Marcin Wasilewski Trio - January (2008)
    2. Tomasz Stanko - Lontano (2006)
    3. Anouar Brahem - Le voyage de Sahar (2007)
    4. Marc Johnson / Eliane Elias - Swept Away (2012)
    5. Chris Potter - The Sirens (2013)
    6. Wolfert Brederode - Post Scriptum (2011)
    7. Aaron Parks - Arborescence (2013)
    8. Craig Taborn Trio - Chants (2013)
    9. Colin Vallon - Rruga (2011)
    10. Manu Katche - Manu Katche (2012)

    Definitely, I'd also have to add in Jan Garbarek.

    http://www.last.fm/music/Jan+Garbarek

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    By the way, an excellent contemporary trumpeter/composer that's deserving of attention is Alex Sipiagin. Just stumbled on him the other day, and he's doing some great things.

    http://www.last.fm/music/Alex+Sipiag...6&utm_term=OSX

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vesuvius View Post
    By the way, an excellent contemporary trumpeter/composer that's deserving of attention is Alex Sipiagin. Just stumbled on him the other day, and he's doing some great things.
    I agree. I first encountered him with his contributions to Dave Holland's Big Band (see What Goes Around above). I am familiar with only a portion of his discography, but my two favorites of his (as a leader) are:

    Destinations Unknown (CrissCross, 2011) & Overlooking Moments (CrissCross, 2013)



    I have both and can recommend them.
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