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    Just spent an enjoyable hour or so with this one

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    “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

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    Paolo Nutini - Sunny Side Up
    Contains the gorgeous track "Candy" and the absolutely brilliant "Pencil Full Of Lead".
    If anbody doesn't own this album then buy it.It's brilliant!
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    Some classic DBQ. RIP Mr. Joseph Morello: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTkzs...yer_detailpage
    Whatever floats your boat

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    A very mixed bag for me. Maybe the best version of "Something Cool" I've heard. Some of the "My Fair Lady" tunes work, but "Show Me" definitely does not. When you take away the lyrical emphasis by syncopating in odd places, the song loses its very reason for existence.

    I don't know the right term for this style of vocal jazz, but it really fluctuates for me between nice and annoying. No contesting Ms Sutton's ability, though. She's very talented.

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    Canadian singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn is one of those artists who has never really had the accolades he so rightly deserves. His music is thoughtful poignant and often penetrating into the soul. His musicianship is outstanding and he is probably one of the best acoustic guitarists alive in my opinion. His career has spanned 42 years and a couple of dozen albums and yet most have never heard of him. I prefer his music from the mid 70s to the 90s but that's probably because that was when I was listening to almost everything he put out. If you have never given Cockburn a listen this album is a good starting point. It contains one of the only songs of his that ever got any radio play in the U.S. called "Wondering Where The Lions Are". Although it's a fine song I think it's probably the weakest song on the album. One thing that can be said about this album is that it still sounds "fresh" after all these years and not "dated" like so many albums of the lates 70s and early 80s. If this album was released today you would not have any clue it dates back to 1979. I'll provide the Spotify link for those of you who have it and would like to give him a try:

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    Chameleon Circuit.

    These guys take Doctor Who episodes and write songs about them. It could fall into cheesiness, but it actually doesn't. It's lots of fun for Blue Boxers like me.

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    Another knockout punch from the DBQ: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nZxW...yer_detailpage
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    Listening to Steve Roach "The Magnifiicent Void".

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    I can't explain why I love AP so much. It's probably because at heart I'm really shallow. The last track "Oh Life (There Must Be More)" is as good as anything in the earlier albums.

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    Hard bop paradise

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    On YouTube, some magnificent Trane and Tyner, working their magic on an old "chestnut": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rtr4X...yer_detailpage
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    McCoy Tyner--Horizon
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    Asobi Seksu: Citrus/Blonde Redhead: 23


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    I had to take a break from classical and listen to some jazz but started off with Sade's latest! Even after 25 years I still love her voice and style. Sensuous and delicious!



    Gotta dig Weather Report! I especially like this album:



    Then I decided that some Herbie Hancock was in order. Every once in a while I have to just dust things off and once again go on his Maiden Voyage:



    Then after listening to Hubbard on Herbie's album I just had to hear some more of his trumpet playing. This is the first album her recorded for Creed Taylor's CTI records. CTI really kind of invented what we would call "smooth jazz" today but the albums he produced were cutting edge at the time in the 70s.

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    After the Hubbard I decided on one of my old favorites...Bob James Three. I always loved this album. The improvisation is great and one of the first jazz albums I owned in the late 70s.



    Followed the James up with a little Brubeck. One of the greatest jazz albums of all time.



    And lastly moving forward to a little more modern jazz with the Tim Richards Trio:



    Gotta love jazz!

    So much music but too little time!

    Kevin
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