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    Quote Originally Posted by thedunno View Post
    I noticed the complete lack of discussion or mention of Ibrahim Maloufs new record 'levantine symphony no. 1'. He is one of the big names in European jazz right now and you woulde expect his new album would draw some attention. It is even his most 'proggy' album to date. A concept album even! That does not mean it is good. It is okay but still fairly disappointing. For me the most exiting moments are when he just plays jazz.

    What do others think of this one? Trane?
    Haven't heard this one yet... but I'll pay arttention

    TBF, we(ve been flooded with Maalouf releases o, just about everything he's laying his hands upon (he was even playing piano on yet another OST soundtrack (but can't remember the film's name as I write),

    AFAIAC, his "proggier" albums are Red & Black Light and Illusions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post

    AFAIAC, his "proggier" albums are Red & Black Light and Illusions.
    I think those two are quite good. But his new one....I dunno. A bit over the top and the melodies are not that exiting, however his playing is still outstanding.

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    I haven't heard the new one, but I like Illusions and esp. Red and Black Light......he's doing some interesting microtonal stuff, but the grooves are often pedestrian.
    "And this is the chorus.....or perhaps it's a bridge...."

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    Joseph Jarman has died at age 81.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/o...rman-dead.html

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    The foundations of my musical world are crumbling away. I remember a fantastic set he did with his then-wife Thulani Davis and Don Moye at the Jimmy Lyons medical expenses benefit in 1986 - I still remember how big his tenor sounded - he was just beautiful.

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    The members of the AEC are wrongly identified in that 1978 photo. Should be Mitchell, Jarman, Moye, Favors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarThrower View Post
    RIP!

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    Finally ... !

    N.P.:

    “Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album” by Coltrane's Classic Quartet. (Deluxe Edition)



    Happy, I’m so happy!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TCC View Post
    Finally ... !

    N.P.:

    “Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album” by Coltrane's Classic Quartet. (Deluxe Edition)



    Happy, I’m so happy!!
    Finally? It came out about 3 months ago. But yeah, it's great! Hard to believe it's been "lost" all this time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by No Pride View Post
    Finally? It came out about 3 months ago. But yeah, it's great! Hard to believe it's been "lost" all this time!
    Yes I know! ;-) ... “finally” because it is until now that I can hear it completely and properly No Pride.

    Too much good music out there: 2018 was a good year IMO!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCC View Post
    Too much good music out there: 2018 was a good year IMO!.
    It really was a great year for music wasn’t it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aith01 View Post
    It really was a great year for music wasn’t it?
    Agree!!.
    Cheers!
    Pura Vida!.

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    New Release: ECM TOUCHSTONES
    50 for the 50th

    https://www.ecmrecords.com/news

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    Streaming off Amazon right now: Miles & Coltrane - The Final Tour, Volume 6
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarThrower View Post
    New Release: ECM TOUCHSTONES
    50 for the 50th

    https://www.ecmrecords.com/news
    👌🏼
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    Quote Originally Posted by TCC View Post
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    Some great titles! I ordered some today.

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    Any particular recommendations off that list?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    Any particular recommendations off that list?
    Ditto
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    Any particular recommendations off that list?
    Depends on what you're looking for. If you want something electric, there's David Torn, John Abercrombie, Terje Rypdal. The Metheny is also a real nice album. I bought the Eberhard Weber, Steve Tibbetts, Barre Phillips, John Surman, and Towner/Burton.
    If you want piano, Bobo Stenson or Mike Nock.

    The Leo Smith is a great album too. I got that in the AEC box.

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    I didn't see the fifty albums listed - only the 25 shown in the picture...

    BTW, this is relatively tempting with those mini-Lp carboard sleeves.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    Any particular recommendations off that list?
    Those one sound like I would go for it

    John Surman/John Warren • The Brass Project
    (actually, it's difficult to believe it's 92 instead of 72, given the line-up)
    John Surman: soprano and baritone saxophones, alto and bass clarinets, piano
    Henry Lowther, Steve Waterman, Stuart Brooks: trumpets Malcolm Griffiths, Chris Pyne: trombones
    David Stewart, Richard Edwards: bass trombones
    Chris Laurence: double bass
    John Marshall: drums, percussion
    John Warren: conductor

    &

    David Torn • Cloud About Mercury

    David Torn: acoustic and electric guitars
    Mark Isham: trumpet, piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn, synthesizer
    Tony Levin: Chapman stick, synth bass
    Bill Bruford: Simmons drums, synth drums, percussion


    I'd probably think of this one, but it's the line-up that clinches it
    John Abercrombie • Night

    John Abercrombie: guitar
    Jan Hammer: keyboards
    Jack DeJohnette: drums
    Mike Brecker: tenor saxophone
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    They're not releasing all 50 at once. 25 more coming later this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    Any particular recommendations off that list?
    Barre Phillips - Mountainscapes
    Eberhard Weber - The Following Morning
    Mick Goodrick - In Pas(s)ing
    George Adams - Sound Suggestions
    David Torn - Cloud About Mercury (dated sounding, but still good)
    Louis Sclavis Quintet - Rouge (avant-jazz)


    It's nice they did these and they should be reasonably priced, but there are still about 75 albums not yet on CD and it seems to me the 50th anniversary might be a good time to get a few of the best of these finally released.

    My wish list (FWIW):
    Michael Naura - Vanessa (1053)
    Jack DeJohnette - Untitled (1074) and New Rags (1103)
    Julian Priester - Polarization (1098)
    Art Lande - Desert Marauders (1106)
    Enrico Rava - Ah (1166) and Opening Night (1224)
    Arild Andersen - Lifelines (1188)
    Everyman Band - s/t (1234)
    and the OM and Contact Trio albums on the JAPO label
    WANTED: Sig-worthy quote.

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    I think I have to listen more to the snarkys


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