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    Quote Originally Posted by mogrooves View Post
    Anyone know Paul Bollenback? I knew him back when (the 80s), and he's STILL using that god-awful chorus/delay!
    Yeah, I saw him play with Joey DeFrancesco. I dug his playing!

    Ya know, tone and effects are so subjective. It's like clothes or haircuts; somebody will think they look great in something while others will think he or she looks dorky and would be so much more appealing if only... But at the end of the day, it's not what they dress themselves in, be it clothes or tones/effects; it's what they do. I used to hate John Scofield's sound so much that I didn't want to listen to him at first, but once I got past that, I discovered (someone I consider to be) a brilliant player.

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    I faded on Chick after about '71-ish; the only album I have after that time is the Bud Powell thing from the late 90s (that someone gave to me).
    Shame. His group Origin, and the box A Week a the Blue Note, are very, very good. Also, the Japan only Super Trio with Gadd and McBride, and the also Japan-only six-disc box with five different trios and a disc of bonus material. Chick may be doing the big tours with RTF variants, but saw him in a trio with McBride and Brian Blade a couple years ago and it was superb.

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    I posted this on Facebook because I am living in North Dakota and this state is beyond flush in oil cash (and Norwegian-Americans). But wouldn't it be nice if the US were more progressive in arts funding.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/ablogsuprem...ing-jazz-scene
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    Quote Originally Posted by walt View Post
    I got the Paul Motian ECM box in the mail yesterday and the first disc I played was Le Voyage, the trio session with Charles Brackeen on sax and J.F.Jenny-Clark on double bass(Paul Motian on drums).I'd never heard this record, even though I was curious about Le Voyage and Dance(the other ECM trio date,with Motian, Brackeen and David Izenzon on double bass)over the years.

    Le Voyage is outstanding.Totally blew me away, start to finish.Strength, confidence,musicality,trio cohesion,all the accolades deserve to be tossed into the ring.A most satisfying listening experience,and this is just the first cd I've spun from this box!
    Just listened to the opening number, Folk Song For Rosie. Exquisite! I don't know much about Charles Brackeen, but he's a great player! He made some records for the Swedish label Silkheart. That's all I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    North Dakota and this state is beyond flush in oil cash (and Norwegian-Americans). But wouldn't it be nice if the US were more progressive in arts funding......
    ..... and banking. Socialism reigns on the plains! Who woulda thunk that uber-Red ND would have the only public, state-owned bank in the country?! Could it be that that's what "red" means? At the very least, the sod-kickers and oil jockeys there are positively .... um..... progressive. Kudos!
    Hell, they ain't even old-timey ! - Homer Stokes

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    Chick was a treat last night--some new stuff, a nice reworked Romantic Warrior, and Gayle Moran Corea on stage, singing a new song, as well as encoring with a HOT 500 Miles High. I'd recommend seeing this band if you get a chance--it's pretty jazzy overall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mogrooves View Post
    ..... and banking. Socialism reigns on the plains! Who woulda thunk that uber-Red ND would have the only public, state-owned bank in the country?! Could it be that that's what "red" means? At the very least, the sod-kickers and oil jockeys there are positively .... um..... progressive. Kudos!
    I could go on at length but the bank and the state mill were created in the progressive surge in the 30s along with several other "nationalized" industries. My dad's parents were heavily involved in that movement. The ND State Mill and the Bank of ND are the two that remain. Most college students rely on the state bank for student loans - lower interest rates and far more generous than the competition.

    But to get back on track, I am thinking of ways to push some more arts funding but given the hyper-tea-party state of our legislature it would have to be done on the margins of government.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    But wouldn't it be nice if the US were more progressive in arts funding.
    No, it wouldn't.

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    We're veering off course, y'all.....straighten your jibs, alright?

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    I offer the following as atonement:

    I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down.'- Bob Newhart

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    Quote Originally Posted by mogrooves View Post
    exemplary of an "anti-swing"/"up-against-the-time" arhythmic conception common to a lot of the younger cats these days
    Hell, they ain't even old-timey ! - Homer Stokes

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    Responding to a coupla posts:

    That Travis Reuter is pretty wonderful. Never heard him before. Reminds me of some of my favorite fun Braxton compositions from the mid 1970s. His "pulse track" recordings. Anti-swing? I like it.

    Jerjo:
    Thou art absolved. That EST is beautiful. Just like you say, another one that apparently has a long history, completely under my radar.

    Mehldau:
    BTW, I also started with the Mehldau "Art of the Trio" boxed set. That kept me going for many a long commute to my grad classes after work. Meldau also has two recordings -- Highway Rider and Largo -- which are more, dare I say it, progressive ... very melodic, with rock and orchestral instrumentation, sound track-ish ... and they are wonderful.

    Pat Metheny playing Zorn's Masada:
    That's pretty fantastic. I love Masada, I'll be thrilled to hear what Metheny does with it. My favorite Masada (that doesn't include Marc Ribot) is the string stuff. Mark Feldman (violin) might be the best improvisor on the planet. I remember interviewing Reggie Workman at a gig, once, and he had just played with Mark Feldman for the first time (this was around 1991), and Workman was amazed, "Where has he been?"

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    Mosaic Records is releasing a 7cd box of trumpeter Woody Shaw's recordings for Muse Records.The box is scheduled to be released in June.

    Hot damn.

    I enclose a link to Mosaic's page re: this release.
    http://www.mosaicrecords.com/prodinf...mber=255-MD-CD
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    Quote Originally Posted by walt View Post
    Mosaic Records is releasing a 7cd box of trumpeter Woody Shaw's recordings for Muse Records.The box is scheduled to be released in June.

    Hot damn.

    I enclose a link to Mosaic's page re: this release.
    http://www.mosaicrecords.com/prodinf...mber=255-MD-CD
    Now THIS is a significant release. A truly magnificent and often over looked musician. Auto-buy, even if I have a few of the underlying records. Thanks for the heads up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N_Singh View Post
    A truly magnificent and often over looked musician.
    Certainly not by trumpet players; he was a game changer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Planechant View Post
    Mark Feldman (violin) might be the best improvisor on the planet.
    That's a huge statement; one that's impossible to live up to. But that WAS a great solo!

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    Woo Hoo...back on course, and How!


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    Has this been discussed? I just found out about it. On order. Kenny Wheeler and a 25 voice choir interpret Yeats and other poets.

    http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=44102

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    I am really enjoying the Travis Reuter stuff...thanks for posting that Mo.

    Planechant: I find Zorn's stuff is always enjoyable. I wish I could come to like Marc Ridout though; he's one of those players who just doesn't do it for me.

    I liked Feldman a lot too and enjoyed his solo although like Ernie, I find the idea of anyone being the world's best improvisor an odd one. I'm not really sure how one go about quantifying something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    I offer the following as atonement:

    Esbjörn Svensson (RIP) ... didn´t know till know!!.
    Man ..... so sorry!!.
    Pura Vida!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fictionmusic View Post
    I liked Feldman a lot too and enjoyed his solo although like Ernie, I find the idea of anyone being the world's best improvisor an odd one. I'm not really sure how one go about quantifying something like that.
    I agree, and cop to the hyperbole. It isn't quantitative, but qualitative. You are there. In that moment. And you feel, "This is the most beautiful moment ever." Maybe it doesn't hold up later. But in that moment ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by N_Singh View Post
    Has this been discussed? I just found out about it. On order. Kenny Wheeler and a 25 voice choir interpret Yeats and other poets.

    http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=44102
    I was going to review this until Ian, one of our top writers, decided to weigh in. It's a terrific record and Wheeler continues to amaze with his playing at his age.

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    Hm, I was just looking at Robin Williamson's work on the ECM label, interpreting the work of Dylan Thomas, et al. Anyone heard it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Planechant View Post
    Hm, I was just looking at Robin Williamson's work on the ECM label, interpreting the work of Dylan Thomas, et al. Anyone heard it?
    Heard it; reviewed it, well, at least one of them: The Iron Stone (2007)

    I would humbly recommend that if you're looking for anything jazz, and anything ECM regular series (ie. non-classical, though we do cover some of that), you should check us out. I've been covering pretty much everything ECM has released (barring a couple titles for conflict of interest reasons) since I started writing for AAJ in 2004.

    AAJ CD Review Center

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    Hope this helps.
    Best!
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    Quest's "Circular Dreaming" is smokin' hot, IMO. Worthy for any Miles Second Quintet fan, or anyone into the group improv aesthetic in general.

    Craig Taborn's Chants is also great.....and I'm spinning Bernie Maupin's and Chris Potter's latest ones, too.....

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