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    I am hugely digging Rudresh Mahanthappa's new one, "Bird Calls."

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    The Newport Jazz festival in 1958 was caught beautifully on film. This lady was fantastic:



    Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959) - IMDb
    http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0052942/
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    While watching Dancing With the Stars this commercial came on. I thought I was hallucinating:

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    Nineteen+ is a book by Garth W Caylor Jr of interviews and observations by jazz musicians, all transcribed during 1964-1965 and only published recently, after being shelved for 50 years for lack of a publisher.

    In my opinion, this book deserves mention/inclusion with the upper echelon of jazz documentary literature.Artists interviewed include Ornette Coleman,Milford Graves,Paul Bley and Carla Bley,Jaki Byard, Steve Lacy,Jimmy Giuffre, among others.Most of the interviews took place at the musicians homes.The book is not simply a text of interview Q & A,Caylor proffers his own thoughts and observations with a light touch, free from polemic or agenda.

    A worthwhile read, especially for fans of the free jazz era,circa 64-65.

    http://www.thewire.co.uk/news/35478/...-was-completed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firth View Post
    The Newport Jazz festival in 1958 was caught beautifully on film. This lady was fantastic:
    Anita O'Day was great! Her name doesn't get tossed around as much as Ella Fitzgerald or Sarah Vaughan, but she was in their league.

    Been on a Wes Montgomery kick lately, which is always bound to happen sooner or later. It's surprising how little live footage there is of him. I have the "Jazz Icons" DVD, but this isn't on it.


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    Available again:
    Ornette Coleman's "Beauty is a rare thing" ****:
    http://www.rhino.com/article/beauty-...tic-recordings

    "Back in print after several years of unavailability, the 6-CD BEAUTY IS A RARE THING may no longer be rare, but this essential jazz collection remains a thing of strange beauty."

    Go and get it people!!
    Regards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by No Pride View Post
    Anita O'Day was great! Her name doesn't get tossed around as much as Ella Fitzgerald or Sarah Vaughan, but she was in their league.

    Been on a Wes Montgomery kick lately, which is always bound to happen sooner or later. It's surprising how little live footage there is of him. I have the "Jazz Icons" DVD, but this isn't on it.

    The film "Jazz on a Summer's Day" which was of the 58 Newport Jazz festival included this line-up:


    Jimmy Giuffre 3: Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Brookmeyer, Jim Hall
    Thelonious Monk Trio: Thelonious Monk, Henry Grimes, Roy Haynes
    Sonny Stitt and Sal Salvador
    Anita O'Day
    George Shearing
    Dinah Washington
    Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Art Farmer
    Big Maybelle
    Chuck Berry
    Chico Hamilton Quintet
    Louis Armstrong and his All-Stars: Trummy Young, Danny Barcelona, and Jack Teagarden
    Mahalia Jackson
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    Wow.Just read about an unreleased record date by Duke Ellington Orchestra from 1970, engineered Conny Plank!, to be issued in June.The sample sounds great.

    Autobuy.Check out the link.


    http://factory92.eu/wsf92/unreleased...c_location=ufi
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    ^^
    Great news Walt!!
    The same here!.
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    Scofield, Swallow & Nussbaum: In Walked Bud (1980 )

    https://youtu.be/Ycp4mGpm3JE

    The meanest bassguitarsound in jazz
    More tracks later. I attended this concert and had it on a casettetape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    Scofield, Swallow & Nussbaum: In Walked Bud (1980 )

    https://youtu.be/Ycp4mGpm3JE

    The meanest bassguitarsound in jazz
    More tracks later. I attended this concert and had it on a casettetape.
    Swallow has always had a completely district and instantly recognizable bass guitar sound. Add his equally unique approach to playing and writing and it's why he's amongst my favourite guys in music, period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCC View Post
    Available again:
    Ornette Coleman's "Beauty is a rare thing" ****:
    http://www.rhino.com/article/beauty-...tic-recordings

    "Back in print after several years of unavailability, the 6-CD BEAUTY IS A RARE THING may no longer be rare, but this essential jazz collection remains a thing of strange beauty."

    Go and get it people!!
    Regards.
    Tomas.
    The box that, all mg with a great Downbeat review when it first came out in 1992, made me go out, buy it...and finally 'get' Ornette,

    An absolutely essential box that doesn't just position Ornette as one of free jazz's founding fathers, but also as a player and writer of unique beauty and lyricism. One listen to "Lonely Woman" is all it takes....

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    Michael Brecker's swan song, "Pilgrimage" has been in my car stereo for the past 2 weeks. I love it! Can't believe he's been gone for 8 years already.

    Featuring Jack DeJohnette, John Patitucci, Pat Metheny and piano duties split between Herbie Hancock and Brad Mehldau.

    A truly amazing record when one considers how sick he was and how much fire he mustered oh this date. Review here.

    I still miss him terribly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkelman View Post
    Swallow has always had a completely district and instantly recognizable bass guitar sound. Add his equally unique approach to playing and writing and it's why he's amongst my favourite guys in music, period.
    Even more on this recording, heavily distorted like Sveinung Hovensjøe in the early 70'ties, or maybe even Jannick Top

    Another track from this evening - Grey and Visceral (originally recorded on Bill Godwin - Solar Energy):

    https://youtu.be/ettx1DZ8so8

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    ^^^
    There's an inspired 1994 show on film at the Blue Note on YouTube with Sco, Swallow, and Bill Stewart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    Even more on this recording, heavily distorted like Sveinung Hovensjøe in the early 70'ties, or maybe even Jannick Top

    Another track from this evening - Grey and Visceral (originally recorded on Bill Godwin - Solar Energy):

    https://youtu.be/ettx1DZ8so8
    I have upped 6 tracks from this concert.

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    All tracks from Bengt-Arne Wallin - Old Folklore in Swedish Modern (1962).



    A1 https://youtu.be/dv8iQ1FPqkE
    A2 https://youtu.be/TopcvYy3MM0
    A3 https://youtu.be/-hGf5dywFtg
    A4 https://youtu.be/b6oZx2so91o
    B1 https://youtu.be/cE_ZaywyijE
    B2 https://youtu.be/O_TkuUfzDfc
    B3 https://youtu.be/L8R7zNONbQw

    Music from the same period as Jan Johansson - Jazz på svenska ("Jazz in Swedish") inspired by Swedish folksongs

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    I met Peter Erskine in the Columbia, MO airport at 5 AM yesterday morning. Of course, he and our drummer, Danny Gottlieb knew each other. Peter was a nice, friendly, unassuming guy. A friend of mine was in a fusion band with him and Alan Pasqua when they were all teenagers and I'd heard a tape of them years ago and mentioned that to Peter. He was a great drummer even back then.
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    Erskine's one of the greats, in my book...his trio record, with his son on bass, is really great....

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    Quote Originally Posted by wideopenears View Post
    Erskine's one of the greats, in my book...his trio record, with his son on bass, is really great....
    He went through a paradigm shift in the early '90s, where he morphed from being a drummer more concerned with himself and his chops, into a musician more concerned with the collective whole. You can hear this on his last trio album with John Abercrombie, November (with the great John Surman guesting), and on the first of his four trio records for ECM under his own name, with Palle Danielsson and John Taylor, You Never Know.

    His playing on Taylor's opening "New Old Age" reflects a more subtle, nuanced approach that says,"if all that's needed is a simple, delicate cymbal every two beats, then that's all there is." Every note, every beat perfectly chosen and played with complete and utter confidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkelman View Post
    He went through a paradigm shift in the early '90s, where he morphed from being a drummer more concerned with himself and his chops, into a musician more concerned with the collective whole. You can hear this on his last trio album with John Abercrombie, November (with the great John Surman guesting), and on the first of his four trio records for ECM under his own name, with Palle Danielsson and John Taylor, You Never Know.
    A little known album from that time period is Sweet Soul w/ Kenney Werner, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Marc Johnson, and Bob Mintzer. I've listened to it more than any other Erskine album. But it's been out of print for a while, so it's a bit under the radar.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Reid View Post
    A little known album from that time period is Sweet Soul w/ Kenney Werner, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Marc Johnson, and Bob Mintzer. I've listened to it more than any other Erskine album. But it's been out of print for a while, so it's a bit under the radar.

    I have this and it is absolutely a stunner. Probably Peter's first great solo record. While Johnson would play "Sweet Soul" with Erskine, Sco and Frisell in Bass Desires, I always preferred this version....a little slower, a little greasier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkelman View Post
    I have this and it is absolutely a stunner. Probably Peter's first great solo record. While Johnson would play "Sweet Soul" with Erskine, Sco and Frisell in Bass Desires, I always preferred this version....a little slower, a little greasier.
    Yeah! Scofield's playing on that is just great. He really digs his heels in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    Nice! Thanks for sharing! I saw Rosenwinkel in NYC at The Village Vanguard a couple of years ago. He was playing with his "Standards Trio" and he sounded really good!

    Erskine: I saw him once with Marc Johnson and John Abercrombie and once with Jaco Pastorius on his "Word of Mouth" tour. He's one of those drummers who can play virtually any kind of music and sound great. Maybe a decade or so ago, I was listening to this weekly Brazilian music radio show and they played this track. I loved the tune and I thought, "this is a great Brazilian drummer, whoever he is." So I thought, because he really knew the style, but he was a bit looser and more creative than you'd expect. I can't remember how I found out who's record it was, but I did and it turned out that the drummer was Peter Erskine.


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