The Jazz Workshop #2

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Re: The Jazz Workshop #2

Postby Six String » 25 Mar 2017, 04:24

George Coleman - Amsterdam After Dark (Timeless)
With Hilton Ruiz, Sam Jones and Billy Higgins. A superb and sympathetic rhythm section helps create one of my favorite albums by the great George Coleman. Hilton Ruiz is an underrated pianist who spent several years with Rhasan Roland Kirk and you have to know your shit to play with Kirk. By that I mean the history of jazz. Sam Jones and Billy Higgins are two of the finest musicians on their respective instruments and to have both on the same team?

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Re: The Jazz Workshop #2

Postby Six String » 27 Mar 2017, 04:52

Don Friedman - My Favorite Things ( Eighty Eight's)

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Postby Six String » 27 Mar 2017, 05:27

Hank Jones Trio - Speak Low (Eighty Eight's)

John Pattituci - b, Jack DeJohnette - d

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Re: The Jazz Workshop #2

Postby kewl klive » 30 Mar 2017, 12:39

Alice Coltrane: Her Sound and Spirit


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Re: The Jazz Workshop #2

Postby kewl klive » 30 Mar 2017, 12:40

“This was the same woman who had shot him”: I Called Him Morgan


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Postby Six String » 02 Apr 2017, 21:52

I've been too busy moving to think of a movie but I do want to see it.

NP Monk Live at the Jazz Workshop (Sony) Dutch cds.

Time for an old classic.

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Postby Six String » 04 Apr 2017, 16:45

Larry Young - Unity (Blue Note)

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Postby Six String » 09 Apr 2017, 05:24

I don't think anyone else here cares but Music Matters os closing shop after several years of impeccable reissues of some well chosen Blue Note albums. I'll miss them. I knew it wouldn't last. Rhese things normally don't. I'm kind of surprised it lasted this long (4 or 5 years I think). I've been buying a few here and there as they've come out so I have a nice little collection of them now. They do sound amazing although they are especially pricey for UK with shipping and the VAT, etc.

I'm spinning a Dizzy Reece 45 RPM Pressing now, Star Brightre orded with some top U.S. musicians. Superb music and amazing sonics.

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Off the S.O.S album - British seventies beard jazz

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Postby Six String » 17 Apr 2017, 05:36

Johnny Griffin - The Little Giant (Riverside/XRCD) JVC

My favorite album by Johnny G. I have the original mono and this stunning stereo version on cd that I daresay sounds better than the vinyl. It makes me want to shout.

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Re: The Jazz Workshop #2

Postby fange » 17 Apr 2017, 06:07

This has been a recent discovery and I've been playing the hell out of it on youtube -

Ohio Penitentiary 511 Jazz Ensemble - Hard Luck Soul

'Mantra Dance'


'Psych City'


'Counterry Bosa Devan'


'Java Man'


Here is some info I've found about it online, fascinating stuff...

"Hard Luck Soul, originally pressed in 1971, is the result of a single recording session by the Ohio Penitentiary 511 Jazz Ensemble, a group led by Ohio State Penitentiary inmates Reynard Birtha and Logan Rollins, nephew of Sonny. The story goes that the two men – on trumpet and alto sax, respectively – were the lone talents in their ensemble, left to choose from the slim pickings of the prison pit band. One fateful day, however, the prison was visited by the Ohio State University Band. Members of the University Band were so impressed after jamming with Birtha and Rollins, they insisted on making a record with the two inmates as featured players, to be bankrolled by an unnamed wealthy investor. Hard Luck Soul, captured live in the auditorium of the prison chapel, is the result of that unlikely meeting.
The four tunes here are rhythmically rich, large ensemble hard bop tunes with heavy Latin colorations and very little in the way of blues – the quintessence of soul jazz. Nothing ever gets too fiery or outside, and none of these soloists will likely be mistaken for Wayne Shorter or Logan’s uncle Sonny, but the mellow modal framework allows the soloists to stretch out and explore tastefully, improvising competently over the mellow gait of the rhythm section.
“Psych City” boasts an infectious chordal chorus that sounds very much like what we now consider ‘spiritual jazz,’ but don’t let that turn you off – this is more akin to a Gary Bartz side or the Phil Cohran- assisted Arkestra grooves like Fate In A Pleasant Mood or We Travel the Spaceways than anything too hippy-dippy. “Mantra Dance” is a fairly basic hard bop tune, and the only skip-able track here (it’s also the shortest), but it’s more than redeemed by the moody “Counterry Bosa Devan,” a zoned-out organ and guitar-heavy jammer that appears to be in no particular hurry to get wherever it’s going – definitely one for the enhancement smokers. The album ends with the boisterous “Java Man,” marked by thudding and juddering shuffle grooves, while insistent organ stabs again recall some of the straighter Saturn material. The rhythm section here steals the show, double timing the band and belying a strong Art Blakey influence, but the front line swings hard, horns fanning out with gusto throughout the track’s all-to brief five minutes.
What few liner notes exist are confusing – both Rollins and a (non-inmate) tenor player named Jesse Barrett are alternately and separately credited with arranging and composing the material, and little is offered in the way of recording dates or session notes. Additionally, though the material is said to have been culled from the collaborative sessions between Birtha, Rollins and the Ohio State University Band (and the music on the LP would certainly seem to confirm this), the photos of twelve scowling middle-aged men on the back cover of the LP look like no University Band I have ever seen. Curious. Regardless, this one transcends novelty in a pretty major way, and jazz fans with mellower tastes running from Blakey to Boykins should be adding this to their cart yesterday." words - j. jackson toth
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Re: The Jazz Workshop #2

Postby kewl klive » 17 Apr 2017, 08:47

That's great flange, Pysch City was on the first "Spiritual Jazz" comp on Jazzman records (now on its seventh volume - you need them all).
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Re: The Jazz Workshop #2

Postby fange » 17 Apr 2017, 11:16

Yes, spot on, gashy.
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Re: The Jazz Workshop #2

Postby Six String » 24 Apr 2017, 22:07

NP Miles Davis Quintet at the Plugged Nickel (Sony) box
Disc 4.

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Re: The Jazz Workshop #2

Postby Six String » 17 May 2017, 19:08

That was an interesting interview. Thanks for posting.

NP Monk - Les Liaisons Dangereuse RSD release on Sam records.

I always temper my expectations when I hear about "newly discovered tapes" from decades padt. I was pleased to discover that not only is the sound excellent but the performances are superb. Rhythm-a-Ning in particular is really great, one and f the best versions I've heard. Monk really digs in on the piano.

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Re: The Jazz Workshop #2

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I have a few Sahib Shihab albums including Seeds, in the interview link. He played multiple reeds well. I think of him as a baritone player but he's more than that.

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Re: The Jazz Workshop #2

Postby kewl klive » 01 Jun 2017, 23:57

http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event- ... p?ID=21508

Pharoah Sanders Quartet - a concert for Alice and a John Coltrane.

Wow.
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Re: The Jazz Workshop #2

Postby kewl klive » 02 Jun 2017, 16:35

Booked :)

Anyone seen him lately? I missed Tyner last time around, I need to see these giants while they still are active.
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