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    Quote Originally Posted by proggy_jazzer View Post
    ^^^
    Wow - as much as I love Scott Colley and Kenny Wollesen, I think this rhythm section is burning. Ted Poor is a complete badass.
    Yes, have to agree!.
    Next, in the video, the original trio that recorded the album: it's fine, but I think it (the trio) stands out more and better with Alan Hampton and Ted Poor ... of course IMO!

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    "Galaxies Like Grains of Sand" (2017), from Greg Foat and Warren Hampshire ... what a nice surprise!.





    "... luscious fusion of hazy, Cinematic Orchestra style jazz, folksy downtempo compositions, and the blissful, head-in-the-clouds bliss of new age influenced ambient. Surprising or not, it's an utterly beguiling album.-"

    More:
    https://aotns.bandcamp.com/album/gal...grains-of-sand


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    I have a box of the Brad Mehldau Trio, The Art of the Trio. I've been working through the albums but somehow missed a disc entitled Volume 3: Songs. Holy She-ite, this stuff is fantastic.
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    Nels Cline has put another band together, with guitarist Julian Lage, Tom Rainey on drums, and Scott Colley on bass. Album out April 13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_hunt View Post


    Nels Cline has put another band together, with guitarist Julian Lage, Tom Rainey on drums, and Scott Colley on bass. Album out April 13.
    Sweet!.
    Thanks Mike!.
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    Quote Originally Posted by per anporth View Post
    I've only listened a couple of times, so this is a sort of provisional judgement - but it feels to me that their trajectory parallels that of Neil Cowley's Trio.

    After initial stomping releases, their records have got progressively (as it were!) more moody/introspective/self-conscious/"atmospheric". I think that this may be partly because neither Cowley himself nor Chris Illingworth are strictly jazzers - & so don't have a natural musical idiom within which to work or against which to play off; & instead, they're in a place where they're falling back on creating something more like musical soundscapes. It's almost as if they're getting close to exhausting their compositional vocabularies.

    I like the new album well enough, but I do feel that, like Cowley, there have been diminishing returns over the last couple of releases.
    I think the new cd sounds a bit sterile. Saw the band live yesterday. They played most of the new album and live it sounds so much more powerfull and intense. Great stuff!

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    I am completely obsessed with this:
    https://bbemusic.bandcamp.com/album/...apan-1969-1984
    Superbly curated, FANTASTIC music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimjack View Post
    I am completely obsessed with this:
    https://bbemusic.bandcamp.com/album/...apan-1969-1984
    Superbly curated, FANTASTIC music.
    Yes!!!

    Being a huge fan of jazz from Japan, I bought a copy from Laser's Edge a week or so ago, and was floored by how good it is. So much so that I ordered another copy to give to a friend who is really into jazz but might not be as versed in J-jazz.

    I think Laser's Edge and Wayside both have it in stock on CD if anyone's interested.

    Such great stuff. Glad you're enjoying it!

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    In similar vein, i ordered this after hearing the available track.Sounds more than promising.

    https://spiritualjazz.bandcamp.com/a...z-8-japan-pt-1
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    Quote Originally Posted by walt View Post
    In similar vein, i ordered this after hearing the available track.Sounds more than promising.

    https://spiritualjazz.bandcamp.com/a...z-8-japan-pt-1
    I just ordered a copy, too. Don't know which version you went for, I chose the CD(s): two discs chock-full of jazzy goodness (if the sample track is anything to go by) for only a tenner. Yes please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimjack View Post
    I am completely obsessed with this:
    https://bbemusic.bandcamp.com/album/...apan-1969-1984
    Superbly curated, FANTASTIC music.
    Great listening on Apple Music now [emoji3][emoji106]


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    Quote Originally Posted by aith01 View Post
    Yes!!!
    Being a huge fan of jazz from Japan ... So much so that I ordered another copy to give to a friend who is really into jazz but might not be as versed in J-jazz.
    Well, thatīs my case too!!.
    And thanks to Grimjack for the H.U.!.

    Quote Originally Posted by walt View Post
    In similar vein, i ordered this after hearing the available track.Sounds more than promising.
    https://spiritualjazz.bandcamp.com/a...z-8-japan-pt-1
    Wow, gracias Walt, looking for it too!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helicase View Post
    I just ordered a copy, too. Don't know which version you went for, I chose the CD(s): two discs chock-full of jazzy goodness (if the sample track is anything to go by) for only a tenner. Yes please!
    CD for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimjack View Post
    I am completely obsessed with this:
    https://bbemusic.bandcamp.com/album/...apan-1969-1984
    Superbly curated, FANTASTIC music.
    great freaking stuff... Though it's hard to believe ity's not systematically the same artistes on every track.

    Quote Originally Posted by walt View Post
    In similar vein, i ordered this after hearing the available track.Sounds more than promising.

    https://spiritualjazz.bandcamp.com/a...z-8-japan-pt-1
    This sounds good as well, though maybe a little too close to the first one... Are there no risk of overlaps between the two, though??
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    Well, thatīs my case too!!.
    And thanks to Grimjack for the H.U.!.
    Thatís great man! It means you have a whole other world of jazz music to dive into! Seriously, thereís so much great music in the Japanese jazz scene itís staggering. I hope you enjoy that J-Jazz collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aith01 View Post
    That’s great man! It means you have a whole other world of jazz music to dive into! Seriously, there’s so much great music in the Japanese jazz scene it’s staggering. I hope you enjoy that J-Jazz collection.
    Thanks and yes it is my friend!!; this collection is grreatt!!.

    Also, I'm having a really good time making some explorations based on some lists of RYM, for example:
    The RYM Rough Guide to Japanese Jazz:
    https://rateyourmusic.com/list/Jerry...japanese-jazz/

    From those lists, I found this little gem to my ears (WoW!!):

    Hiroshi Suzuki - Cat.


    Released
    February 25, 1976
    Recorded
    October 8-10, 1975

    "Japanese Jazz Fusion at its best, between Tribe and Herbie Hancock, totally killer in the genre".


    This one is just insane!!.
    Kaoru Abe - Winter (1972)


    "Recommended for fans of Braxton’s solo work."
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    I just bought my first Charlie Parker compilation, a two disc set. Please don't tell me how deep of a rabbit hole I'm about to go down. The Miles Davis rabbit hole is deep enough to give me tremors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TCC View Post
    Thanks and yes it is my friend!!; this collection is grreatt!!.

    Also, I'm having a really good time making some explorations based on some lists of RYM, for example:
    The RYM Rough Guide to Japanese Jazz:
    https://rateyourmusic.com/list/Jerry...japanese-jazz/

    From those lists, I found this little gem to my ears (WoW!!):

    Hiroshi Suzuki - Cat.
    So glad to hear youíre enjoying that Japanese jazz compilation, man. And that youíre having a good time exploring more jazz from Japan. Welcome aboard ó now, down the rabbit hole you go!

    And yes, Hiroshi Suzukiís album Cat is so good. My favorite tune is ďWalk TallĒ, but that whole disc is quite nice. Glad youíre enjoying that one too!

    Have you heard Day Break by Naoya Matsuoka & His All-Stars? I really like that one too. Matsuoka-san was a fine piano and keyboard player. Such a shame he passed away a few years ago. I got a 5 disc ďbest ofĒ box set of his solo music and it has some really nice stuff on it. His album Majestic is really good, but itís heavily 80s in sound so some might be put off by it. Itís one of my favorites though. Iíve bought it three times: twice on CD and once on vinyl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    I just bought my first Charlie Parker compilation, a two disc set. Please don't tell me how deep of a rabbit hole I'm about to go down. The Miles Davis rabbit hole is deep enough to give me tremors.
    Youíve got to come on man, and take a piece of Mr. Parkerís band.

    I havenít explored Charlie Parkerís catalog yet. Iím still going through Miles Davis, with no end in sight...

    Let us know what you think once youíve given it a listen or two, if you donít mind. Iíve no idea where to start.

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    Upcoming docu about Blue Note records.Sounds promising.

    https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/...-beyond-notes/

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    This was just released a few days ago and is really doing it for me...

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    https://urbanwavesrecords.bandcamp.com/album/pleroma

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    Quote Originally Posted by walt View Post
    Upcoming docu about Blue Note records.Sounds promising.
    Indeed - thanks for posting!
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