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    A coffee store chain playing old records isn't going to save jazz. Musicians need clubs where they can perform and develop their music. And Starbucks isn't going to foot the bill for that. I know I don't want hang out at a Starbucks store.

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    Listening to this very famous record - hadn't heard it properly before, and as soon as the trumpet solo in Moanin' began, I was like totally mindblown! Turns out it's Lee Morgan...


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    RIP Horace Silver

    played Blowing The Blues Away and Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers yesterday

    will play The Jody Grind later today




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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonNZ View Post
    RIP Horace Silver
    One of the greats. Leader of two of my all-time favorites. Great pianist!


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    Live footage w/ Joe Henderson and Carmell Jones.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDq28ea2_QY
    A truly lovely piece written by Jaroslav Jezek called Tmavomodrý svět (dark blue world)

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    Listened this evening to Makatuka (Segue 1000), an album from 1971 by Pittsburgh's celebrated jazzman Dr. Nathan Davis, a reed player who had been the Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Pittsburgh for over 4 decades. (He retired in 2013 after 44 years of teaching.) Anyone out there familiar with Davis's work? Makatuka has been one of my favorite jazz discs since the 70s when I picked up a copy (along with Davis's 1972 disc 6th Sense in the 11th House (Segue 1002), another classic, from a small record shop in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh a couple of blocks away from the University of Pittsburgh. Yeah -- they used to have record shops. I don't know if either of these were ever released on CD; I treasure the LP discs. Highlights include Davis's own compositions "Makatuka", "To Ursula With Love", and "Extra Sensory Perfection" from Makatuka, and the title cut and "This For Richard" on 6th Sense....

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    A Nathan Davis disc perhaps more familiar to some of you (since it is currently available on both newly pressed vinyl and CD) is If from 1976.

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    Though I never became as fond of If as I have of the prior two masterpieces, there's no denying the work is astounding. I recommend any of you who are unfamiliar with this Davis to give him a try. Try one of the titles mentioned above. I have a feeling you'll be hooked, too.

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    thanks Sonnet, I've listened a couple of tracks from youtube and I've really liked what I've heard. He was very influenced by Coltrane I guess. I've never heard his albums before, but even the fact that he plays with fantastic players like Roland Hanna and Richard Davis say something.
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    I have noticed that when some of us listen to jazz, we post it over on "The Non-Classical 'I'm Currently Listening to ..." thread. I have a proposal. How about using this thread instead? I enjoy seeing what all of us who enjoy jazz are listening to.

    Most evenings, especially later in the evening, I listen to jazz. I'll try and post what I'm listening to for the next few evenings and see if others consider doing the same. I would like to see this thread continue to be a good gathering spot.

    Tonight's listening: Three lesser-known but fascinating talents:

    Todd Sickafoose, Tiny Resistors (Cryptogrammophone, 2008)



    Here's the title track:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_GziXifBms

    "The inventive bassist/composer Todd Sickafoose has been plying his trade as a sideman while occasionally venturing forth as a bandleader in the progressive jazz world. With Tiny Resistors, he's hitting for a high average in presenting original music with a dramatic flair while playing not just the bass. Overdubbing keyboards, accordion, mallet instruments and the electric bass guitar, he orchestrates charts with many layers for a large ensemble that features electric guitars, brass and some woodwinds. Special guests Andrew Bird and Ani DiFranco play cameo roles, while the dynamic drummer Allison Miller focuses on tricky rhythms - rock and funk - to drive these pieces along bumpy hillsides... The pieces "Bye Bye Bees" and "Pianos Of The Ninth Ward" with both Bird (violin) and DiFranco (wordless vocals) have a polyrhythmic base with handclapping, whistling and song sounds in tandem with the horns, or a somber post-Katrina waltz with Sickafoose on piano, the guitars, and an electric ukulele from DiFranco respectively. Bird also plays some country and eastern styled violin for the heartland Americana stylized "Cloud Of Dust." Also along this line of far east/far west dialect comparable to Bill Frisell is the rural feeling of "Whistle" with Sickafoose again on piano, or the very Midwestern "Everyone Is Going."... This is quite an ambitious project from Sickafoose. Considering his need to play many instruments while guiding the talented group through a variety of changes and phases, you would be hard pressed to fully realize the effort to took to make this music perfect. It's very close to complete, universally appealing, and unique unto itself." - Michael Nastos, All Music Guide. Rating: **** (of 5)
    Matt Jorgensen, Tattooed by Passion (Origin, 2010)



    Here's the title track live:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W108qP2h-Rc

    “Music based on visual art is nothing new (many know of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition if nothing else), but can be a mixed bag in terms of quality. Though both art forms can show improvisation and structure, musicians have to walk a fine line: too literal in their transcription of color and strength and they risk making terrible music; too free with the aesthetics of their own musical ideas and they risk ignoring the visual starting point. Drummer and bandleader Matt Jorgensen manages, while working from the paintings of his father-in-law, Dale Chisman, to walk that line carefully and perfectly, however. Instead of creating simplistic program music to represent the subjects of Chisman’s paintings, Jorgensen tends to create with the mood of the painting in mind instead, as well as a hearty enjoyment of improvisation, taking a cue from the constant reworking apparent in the brushstrokes, with layered sounds mimicking layered color ideas. The music that results is at times deep and groove-laden (especially when featuring the power of guitarist Corey Christiansen) and at times philosophical..”—Adam Greenberg (All Music Guide). Rating: **** (of 5)
    Taylor Haskins, Recombination (19/8 Records, 2011)



    Includes Todd Sickafoose on bass and Ben Monder on guitar. Taylor Haskins plays trumpet with Dave Holland's Big Band (on Overtime). Here he uses an electric device for amplifying his trumpet on certain tracks (somewhat like Miles Davis did on certain 70s records, but the sound is different).

    Here's the track "Here Is the Big Sky"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHsRK0ln4VQ

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    I have the 2 CD compilation reissued on ECM, but this live footage is great too!

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    This album changed my life -
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    From AllMusic "The Major Works of John Coltrane compiles the saxophonist's most important extended free jazz pieces from 1965. This is the material that made Coltrane a giant of the avant-garde, completely casting off the limits of melody, harmony, and tonality that he'd been straining against."
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    Played this one at 3:30 am this morning. A great late night record!


    George Russell-New York, NY recorded 1958 w/ Bill Evans, Art Farmer, John Coltrane
    Jon Hendricks, Charlie Persip, etc.

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    I dig that Matt Jorgensen quartet. Some great, snappy, no nonsense straight ahead playing that doesn't sound retro, but totally contemporary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starthrower View Post
    Played this one at 3:30 am this morning. A great late night record!


    George Russell-New York, NY recorded 1958 w/ Bill Evans, Art Farmer, John Coltrane
    Jon Hendricks, Charlie Persip, etc.

    Try this one next time you're on late shift: R-150-901411-1171528957.jpeg

    Joe Morris Trio ‎– Wraparound
    Label: Riti Records ‎– RITI 1001
    Format: Vinyl, LP
    Free Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Free Improvisation
    Released: 1983

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