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Jazz Club

Postby Swiftie » 06 Jan 2024, 16:26

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Not wanting to clog up Reap Corner any more with 'twiddly, twaddly nonsense' I've decided to set up a separate jazz now playing

I dedicate this thread to my dear late friend Slim/Huw who, in his own words, 'hated' jazz




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Coltrane's fourth studio album, released in 1958 on Prestige Records.

It was recorded at the studio of Rudy Van Gelder, three days after a Columbia Records session for Miles Davis and the brilliant Milestones album.

John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
Red Garland – piano
Paul Chambers – bass
Art Taylor – drums

I love a drop of Red me

Hard bop at it's best





PS: 'it'll never make 80 pages'






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Re: Jazz Club

Postby robertff » 06 Jan 2024, 16:56

I like some Jazz, particularly the work of Miles, Coltrane and Ornette Coleman but to be honest I don’t know enough about it. Got quite a few records but not enough to pretend to be knowledgeable.

As I have said before, given another 60 odd years on the planet, my Jazz collection would probably rival my current collection in number. Alas, unless I am to be one of the oldest people ever to have lived on this planet then that collection will elude me.


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Re: Jazz Club

Postby mudshark » 06 Jan 2024, 21:21

Not a bad idea.
Just finished listening to Sadao Watanabe's "Parker's Mood", a 1985 masterpiece. I don't do pictures 'n shit.
Watanabe (still playing sax, at 90) was very popular in Asia in the 80s and 90s. I've picked up several vinyl albums in Japan, Singapore and The Philippines in those years. Stopped playing vinyl in the early 90s when my player gave the ghost and no spare parts were available because vinyl was officially dead then, but those albums have moved with me through 20 years and 14 time zones and are still in fairly good shape. His sound is controlled (as you might expect from a Japanese musician, let's be honest) yet cool and soulful. Not sure if he's ever been popular in "the West", but he's recorded with the who's who in Jazz/Fusion: Chick Corea, George Duke, Ernie Watts, Peter Erskine, Jeff Watts, Marcus Miller, Harvey Mason and many more. Next up is "I'm Old Fashioned", which is Watanabe with a truly great Jazz trio called The Great Jazz Trio, featuring Hank Jones, Ron Carter and Tony Williams. I'm sure I don't have to tell the Jazz Cats here who plays what instrument.
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Re: Jazz Club

Postby mudshark » 06 Jan 2024, 23:59

4 out of 6 at home are down with Covid (wife, daughters, son-in-law). Finally got granddaughter to leave me alone. What to do?? I have an album with 4 very different versions of Monk's Pannonica. If that doesn't calm me down, I'll have to call on Charlie Haden's Nocturnal. Which I very well may do, regardless.
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Re: Jazz Club

Postby Six String » 07 Jan 2024, 03:09

NP Jacky Terrason Trio - Alive (Blue Note) cd
A fantastic pianist and wonderfully tuned in trio. Amazing talent.

Nocturne is indeed a great album. I got to see the group perform at Yoshi’s in Oakland. I sat one table away from Orin Keepnews and got to have a nice conversation with him before the show.
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Re: Jazz Club

Postby Swiftie » 07 Jan 2024, 10:53

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Nice choices lads!


I'm playing the masterpiece by Horace - I am surprised it hasn't been selected for the Jazz PSL yet. There is still time


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A photograph of Silver's dad, John Tavares Silver, on the front cover to whom the title composition was dedicated









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Re: Jazz Club

Postby Jimbly » 07 Jan 2024, 21:01

brilliant
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Re: Jazz Club

Postby Swiftie » 08 Jan 2024, 11:47

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Delightful music





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Re: Jazz Club

Postby robertff » 08 Jan 2024, 12:50

C wrote:.
Nice choices lads!


I'm playing the masterpiece by Horace - I am surprised it hasn't been selected for the Jazz PSL yet. There is still time


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Nice, very nice.


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Re: Jazz Club

Postby Swiftie » 08 Jan 2024, 19:00

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I love a drop of Trane me

Recorded at Atlantic Studios during the sessions for My Favorite Things with the great McCoy Tyner on piano, Steve Davis on bass and Elvin Jones on tubs

A lovely record

Full of music




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Re: Jazz Club

Postby Good Night Austin, Texas » 09 Jan 2024, 12:34

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I can't get enough of this at the moment.

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From Wiki - I didnt know that

The tune "'Long as You Know You're Living Yours" was the subject of a lawsuit between Jarrett and jazz-rock group Steely Dan: Jarrett alleged that the duo's title track from their 1980 album Gaucho had stolen from the song. Co-writer Donald Fagen later admitted he'd loved the track and was strongly influenced by it.[4] Jarrett sued for copyright infringement and was then added as a co-author of the song.

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Re: Jazz Club

Postby Swiftie » 09 Jan 2024, 13:18

Good Night Austin, Texas wrote:NP

I can't get enough of this at the moment.

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From Wiki - I didnt know that

The tune "'Long as You Know You're Living Yours" was the subject of a lawsuit between Jarrett and jazz-rock group Steely Dan: Jarrett alleged that the duo's title track from their 1980 album Gaucho had stolen from the song. Co-writer Donald Fagen later admitted he'd loved the track and was strongly influenced by it.[4] Jarrett sued for copyright infringement and was then added as a co-author of the song.


The European Quartet - I love it






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Re: Jazz Club

Postby fange » 09 Jan 2024, 13:32

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Alice Coltrane feat. Pharoah Sanders - Journey in Satchidananda

On my evening walk. Perfect.
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Postby fange » 09 Jan 2024, 13:34

C wrote:.
Nice choices lads!


I'm playing the masterpiece by Horace - I am surprised it hasn't been selected for the Jazz PSL yet. There is still time

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A photograph of Silver's dad, John Tavares Silver, on the front cover to whom the title composition was dedicated




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Such a brilliant album.
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Re: Jazz Club

Postby Spock! » 10 Jan 2024, 17:06

C wrote:
The European Quartet - I love it






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Absolute gem.




Currently a 95% chance of Country being played at my funeral, it's been a much loved song of mine for around 45 years now.



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Re: Jazz Club

Postby Spock! » 10 Jan 2024, 17:15

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A Christmas present, this is my first play. First impression is that it's good, but not as good as his Blue Note albums or the first Bud Powell album I bought way back when, and a firm favourite ever since, A Portrait of Thelonious.

Bud's one of my favourite pianists, and like another, Jessica Williams a great interpreter of Monk's music.
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Re: Jazz Club

Postby Swiftie » 11 Jan 2024, 10:40

John aka Spock aka Josh wrote:
Bud's one of my favourite pianists, and like another, Jessica Williams a great interpreter of Monk's music.


More of a fave than Red, Horace or McCoy….?




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Re: Jazz Club

Postby Mike Boom » 11 Jan 2024, 15:43

fange wrote:
C wrote:.
Nice choices lads!


I'm playing the masterpiece by Horace - I am surprised it hasn't been selected for the Jazz PSL yet. There is still time

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A photograph of Silver's dad, John Tavares Silver, on the front cover to whom the title composition was dedicated




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Such a brilliant album.



The intro from which was nicked by Fagan and Becker of course for "Rickie Dont Lose That Number".

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Re: Jazz Club

Postby LMG » 11 Jan 2024, 19:39

I went to this at Cafe Oto last night and am still buzzing over it.

https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/phil-d ... r-tribute/

A ten piece ensemble replicated and improvised the music on Wayne Shorter's three albums from 1969-70, pre-Weather Report.

This concert will play music inspired by three Wayne Shorter albums recorded in 1969 and 1970. These albums - Super Nova, Moto Grosso Feio, and Odyssey of Iska – not only reflect a turbulent time in Wayne Shorter’s life but are situated in between his work with Miles Davis and Weather Report.

In terms of instrumentation, the albums feature multiple drummers/percussionists – including mallet instruments. More than one bassist is often heard along with ‘cello. Two guitarists – including Sonny Sharrock and John McLaughlin - are used and replace the more traditional use of piano. Of equal significance, Shorter is the only horn player.

Musically on these albums, Shorter is influenced by Brazilian music but also a collective approach to group improvisation – melodic Free Jazz – that would later be explored in early Weather Report.

The use of percussion, strings, and collective playing is reflected in the chosen musicians who have worked together in various duos and small group situations but come together as a ten-piece band for the first time at this concert.


Playing these 'difficult' Wayne Shorter albums now - I own Super Nova but have never warmed to it. After being immersed in the music last night, and literally being situated among the ten musicians, I now see and appreciate what is happening here.





A wise person once said of jazz that you understand and feel more by going to see the local jazz group perform for an evening than from a dozen albums.

Luckily my local is Oto!
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Re: Jazz Club

Postby Six String » 12 Jan 2024, 22:55

You’re not alone Chris. I’ve never owned either of those Shorter albums.

Yesterday I picked up an archival release by Ahmad Jamal, Emerald City Nights on the Jazz Detective label. Recorded at the Penthouse club in Seattle on three separate dates/years in the 60s. All trio recordings and if you are a fan of his Argo period you’ll like this.
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