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bevCyclone
Feb 07 2011
at 3:01 PM
What music are you listening to now?
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colinl52
Aug 15 2019
at 2:57 PM
Bookmark and Share Oystein, thanks for the Monkey House recommendation, enjoying the last two albums very much
patsfan
Aug 12 2019
at 12:55 AM
Bookmark and Share You’re right , Naut. After Googling the popularity of Pat’s albums, Secret Story is up there, perhaps behind Offramp, PMG, Letter from home and Still Life. I’m surprised because Secret Story is more intricate and complex, if I could describe it. What makes Pat’s music so amazing is the wide breath of creativity in every album , so under appreciated ! Public opinion is a very poor judge of musical genius.
naut
Aug 09 2019
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Bookmark and Share 15-20 years is a long drought for a great record, patsfan. Maybe it’s just for the Patheads herein, but I believe franksexton tallied up SS as the top album in the "Top Three All Time Albums" subject. I think it’s one of Pat’s biggest sellers, but I don’t have stats in front of me to back that up. Glad you got back to it. Maybe you finally got ID unstuck from your car CD player? "See the World" is a great tune, as is "The Truth Will Always Be," with Pat’s incredible synth playing. Really not a bad tune on the record--was just mentioning a few I really like.
patsfan
Aug 08 2019
at 12:28 AM
Bookmark and Share Naut ... Re Finding and Believing , and the whole Secret Story Album ... you have aroused my enthusiasm after not listening to it for 20-15 yrs. The Secret Story Cast and venue was amazing .... you had Toots, Pat’s bro Mike, Will Lee, Mark Ledford ( bless his soul), etc etc I loved the SCAT, if you want to call it that ...... really loved it !! And Pat’s hollow body. But most impressive is the freedom and variety of musical expression ... no wonder it won a Grammy. But, I really don’t think it was that popular an album ... it went way over most people’s heads.
naut
Aug 05 2019
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Bookmark and Share "Finding and Believing" (remastered). One of my top two or three favorite tracks in the Metheny oeuvre. Beyond words, though amazing, uplifting, fantastic will have to do as meek, incomplete stabs at it. Pat’s denouement on hollow body is among my favorite of his solos.
Xoto
Aug 01 2019
at 10:34 AM
Bookmark and Share molesoulsandal: No worries! There’s plenty of good music out there and everyone’s tastes are not the same. You’re spot on regarding the relaxing part.
molesoulsandal
Jul 31 2019
at 1:46 PM
Bookmark and Share xoto . . .i’m glad you dig it . . . i dint mean to diss someone’s fondness for something . . . . things that make us happy and relaxed are rare, as it is, and i hope you find many of them along the way . . . . . sorry.
Xoto
Jul 31 2019
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Bookmark and Share molesoulsandal: Whatever.... I dig it for how mellow it is.
Oystein
Jul 30 2019
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Bookmark and Share ‘ Friday’, the latest from the Canadian band Monkey House. If you enjoy Steely Dan, you will probably enjoy these guys. Also listening to the great Swedish gitar player Ulf Wakenius and his record «Edition». My favourite guitar cat along with Pat.
naut
Jul 30 2019
at 5:17 PM
Bookmark and Share Both of Towner’s magnificent Solstice records: the eponymous debut & "Sound and Shadows." Mystery, depth, color, evocation
molesoulsandal
Jul 28 2019
at 12:57 PM
Bookmark and Share just listened to atmos trio doing ’another slip’ . . . . as always, i wonder why somebody would want to sound exactly like pat metheny, or anyone else for that matter . . . . . the whole idea of art is to bring something new, fresh, and inspiring to the proceedings, something from YOUR heart, not somebody else’s . . . . . . . . . . . copycats are just no kind of cats at all. bah humbug.
Xoto
Jul 25 2019
at 12:26 PM
Bookmark and Share This weekend I revisited an old Atmos Trio album from 2006. What a great mellow album for a Sunday afternoon on the porch. You can certainly figure out who influenced them on "Another Slip".
bsl8081
Jul 20 2019
at 12:32 AM
Bookmark and Share Sami Linna Quartet.....really digging this!
naut
Jul 09 2019
at 8:09 PM
Bookmark and Share Yep, it’s a good one. In fact, the entire "triad," or quartet if you count "Croz," of his last few records is something of a musical miracle. I remember one Grammy broadcast, Stephen said, "Can you believe we got David to wear a tux"? Croz walked out looking something like an overstuffed penguin. His production of Joni’s first album is another feather in that wonderful cap of his. Such a good bad boy.
molesoulsandal
Jul 09 2019
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Bookmark and Share sunship: love the new crosby album . . . the whole group, becca, michelle, and league are unbelievably great . . . . david’s a beautiful wonder, eh??
sunship
Jul 08 2019
at 12:59 PM
Bookmark and Share David Crosby - "Here If You Listen" I think it is his best solo album. Very well done.
Oystein
Jul 03 2019
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Bookmark and Share The latest form Robert Plant - Carry Fire. The man still produces some fine musical moments. His show in Tromsø last week, with his ridiculously well-playing band The Sensational Space Shifters, was an absolutely stunning performance. He may not be a Zep anymore, but he still hits the high notes and has no voice issues at all. Which isn`t bad at all for a man his age. He gave us new editions of 6 or 7 old Zeppelin tunes, and they all sounded fresh in their new wrapping.
foxesfred
Jul 01 2019
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Bookmark and Share The Spanish Heart Band/Antidote-Chick Corea
Chris Digger
Jul 01 2019
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Bookmark and Share Snarky Puppy: Immigrance
naut
Jun 29 2019
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Bookmark and Share Some Cedar Walton, some Aaron Goldberg, some Sullivan Fortner. 88 keys time! -- And seadog, if you see this, sorry about the ECM tour misremembering post. Had a senior moment!
Wendy
May 17 2019
at 6:09 PM
Bookmark and Share Robert Glasper has been showing up a lot on my Pandora channel lately. Always good to expand my musical tastes!
BobSmith1
May 01 2019
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Bookmark and Share "Makondi" from Don Cherry and Ed Blackwell’s El Corazón.
naut
Apr 28 2019
at 8:57 PM
Bookmark and Share I’ve been back-cataloging through Sipiagin releases, about eleven in all, and I’d be hard pressed to name another series of records by another artist that rival or surpass his output in quality; as heretical as it may be to say this, Sipiagin may even give Pat’s prodigious outpouring a run for the money. Every album is enormously strong, with outstanding players on all of them: Potter, Rogers, Harland, Binney, Goldstein, Kikoski, among others. Really quite amazing. Can’t recommend any of his records too much!
molesoulsandal
Apr 26 2019
at 1:45 PM
Bookmark and Share bobsmith1 - yep, steve kuhn’s always done it for me like nobody else, too . . . . it may be an odd juxtaposition (maybe not), but, in a way, and as a ’piano playing person’, perhaps he rather bridged the gap between brubeck and bill evans . . . . i dunno, but he was playing dances as an early teenager, and there’s just some musicians that ’started young’ like that, that seem to have an innate understanding that this ’jazz’ thing, this improvisation thing, all comes from that ’dixieland’ feeling . . . . again, hard to explain or express, but most of the players that trip my trigger have that ’thing’ (michael zwerin called it ’the cry’ in his incredible book called ’close enough for jazz’) that no matter how ’out’ they might go, they always have the need & desire to occasionally play something that immediately brings it back ’in’ a bit & re-connects with the listener/fellow players . . . . kuhn’s one o’ those guys, fer sure . . . ’course, pat too . . . miles . . . . esperanza . . . cannonball . . . . ornette . . . . . . you know, that whole ’satchmo’ thing . . . straight to the heart at all times, in or out, black or white, dead or alive.
BobSmith1
Apr 26 2019
at 12:07 AM
Bookmark and Share Mole--I was trying to think of the way Kuhn’s playing hits me and it really does like nobody else... yeah "personal" says it quite well and that one word says a lot. He can get into those interior places in a melody, and in all kinds of styles and settings he seems at home.
naut
Apr 25 2019
at 4:19 PM
Bookmark and Share Alex Sipiagin’s new record, "NoFo Skies." Really nice album, with Chris Potter on tenor, John Escreet on keys, Eric Harland on drums, among others.
molesoulsandal
Apr 25 2019
at 1:55 PM
Bookmark and Share steve kuhn/sheila/harvie/moses, ’playground’ (ECM) . . . also, swallow’s album, likewise on ECM, called ’home’, with pretty much the same lineup, just swallow for harvie and liebman & lyle added just fer good measure. dave liebman is an incredibly underrated tenor player - his soprano gets all the raves, and so deserved, but he’s a bloody giant on tenor! that was a fertile period for steve kuhn. his writing was so unique at that time . . . not intentionally so, but just extremely ’personal’, and, as always, with the ’chops’ to back it up.
BobSmith1
Apr 24 2019
at 10:11 PM
Bookmark and Share "Trance" from Steve Kuhn Trio’s "Remembering Tomorrow" with Joey Baron and David Finck.
franksexton
Apr 24 2019
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Bookmark and Share hman01, i’m with you on Infinity, esp. the cover of Impressions on it. That was right around the time of the Tales from the Hudson album which has has McCoy on some of the tracks. there is a great cover of Song for Bilbao on that album also.
Oystein
Apr 24 2019
at 7:18 AM
Bookmark and Share Marc Jordan - Both Sides. A collection of his old favourites in his own, cool wrapping. Nice and smooth versions of Lou Reed, Joni Mitchell, Rolling Stones etc. May be an overdose of strings, but the man has a great voice ;-)
hman01
Apr 04 2019
at 8:03 AM
Bookmark and Share A favorite of mine-Infinity-McCoy Tyner featuring Michael Brecker
Oystein
Apr 04 2019
at 6:37 AM
Bookmark and Share Finally - the new one from the puppies; Immigrance. Just great stuff.
naut
Apr 03 2019
at 4:30 PM
Bookmark and Share Some live standards played by Kenny Drew, one of my favorite bop pianists, together with NHØP, the late, great double bassist.
naut
Mar 27 2019
at 3:51 PM
Bookmark and Share That’s a good’n, mole. Thanks for the rec. Ain’t it ironic that very often, the most repressed and abused among us--think Cornel West, Melvin Tolson, Malcolm, Miles, MLK, Rosa et al--usually tell the greatest truth.
molesoulsandal
Mar 26 2019
at 2:11 PM
Bookmark and Share listening to/watching that gotdam off-the-planet live version of ’compared to what’, les mccann/eddie harris & co. from 1969 . . . . . it’s on the utuber for whoever should seek, and boy howdy it’s the mccoy of all time, sometimes i think . . . . . just the pure ’groove spirit’ of it would be enough, but, no, they gotta tell the whole story of the world’s messiness linguistically, too . . . . pretty bloody great, i say!! ~ and, oh yea . . . sock it to me.
molesoulsandal
Mar 23 2019
at 9:49 AM
Bookmark and Share have recently been made aware of alto sax wunderkind francesco cafiso, who is from italy (o’ course) and will be 30 years old on 5/24, but has been playing lights out since his single digits . . . . for the ones who may be interested, there’s all kinds o’ stuff on the utuber of him performing at all ages, one of which is with joe lovano when francesco was 13 . . . . it’s all pretty amazing, especially that in recent years he’s started writing/playing his own compositions . . . . shades of phil woods, cannonball, mclean, bird, etc. . . . . . am sure that pat knows all about him, and was thinking that he might be a perfect candidate for PM’s ’side-eye’ project(s) . . . . . linda may han oh has worked with him on his triple album called ’3’ . . . . . pretty exciting bursting creativity, to say the least!
dremok
Mar 23 2019
at 8:03 AM
Bookmark and Share WILKES by Sam Wilkes.
bsl8081
Mar 23 2019
at 12:21 AM
Bookmark and Share Lage Lund - Terrible Animals
naut
Mar 21 2019
at 9:50 PM
Bookmark and Share This is another absolute beauty you can find at youtube (and probably elsewhere): Kronos Quartet "The Beatitudes." Lovely.
BobSmith1
Mar 21 2019
at 12:02 PM
Bookmark and Share naut--Huge thumbs up for Premonition. A true desert island disc that still gives back after 27 years. I was so moved by it back the day (Fall ’92) that I actually wrote a letter to Mr. McCandless through his management listing on the CD, telling him how much I appreciated the record. An actual letter, which seems so quaint now. Not sure if he ever got it but it was so good that I felt the need to reach out to him and thank him.
molesoulsandal
Mar 21 2019
at 4:48 AM
Bookmark and Share yea naut, i love ’premonition’!
naut
Mar 20 2019
at 3:17 PM
Bookmark and Share molester--As Ed McMahon would say, "You are correct, sir!" I’m doubly sure you’re familiar with Paul’s album "Premonition," on which he’s joined by Lyle and Steve, another Steve, Cardenas, and a Mr. Fred Simon. A lovely record.
molesoulsandal
Mar 20 2019
at 2:24 PM
Bookmark and Share naut - something that can be said about paul mccandless (as well as jan garbarek): if you wanna make your album even better, be sure to have paul (or jan) playing on it . . . . . for decades now, these guys have been dressing up the proceedings with more beauty than humans should be allowed to experience - haha. thanks for the recommendation - nice tune.
Antoñete
Mar 20 2019
at 2:03 PM
Bookmark and Share Spain Forever. The third release of the "Spain" collection by dominican pianist Michel Camilo and flamenco guitarist Tomatito. This album is by far my favourite of the three of them. Includes three songs also played in Beyond The Missour Sky, plus other classics like Piazzola’s Oblivion, Manha de Carnaval, Agua e vinho, a Satie Piece... Tomatito’s playing is great but the album mood is driven by the beauty and lyricism on Camilo’s piano.
naut
Mar 19 2019
at 6:48 PM
Bookmark and Share Among the many places you might find this, search youtube for "In Memory of Leroy Lowe." One of the most gorgeous pieces of music you’re likely to hear...today.
tomm
Mar 18 2019
at 4:09 PM
Bookmark and Share Joey DeFrancisco’s "In the Key of the Universe". I REALLY like this album!
naut
Mar 17 2019
at 10:25 PM
Bookmark and Share A bunch of music from Lars Jansson, a superb Nordic pianist, who often plays trio with Thomas Fonnesbaek, an excellent bassist in the lineage of NHØP, who is quickly becoming one of my favorite upright players.
molesoulsandal
Mar 11 2019
at 9:33 AM
Bookmark and Share esperanza spalding - ’12 little spells’ . . . . . . i read yesterday where some ’music critic’ was saying that it requires ’a lot of effort’ to listen to this music, and to ’digest’ it all, etc. . . . . . as always, lazy listening abounds . . . . she’s a modern day musical picasso, and with a fierce ’groove’, and i’m just so glad and thankful that i’m alive to experience it and to be inspired therefrom . . . . . . . . . extra kudos, as always, to the searing guitar sensibilities of matthew stevens, not to mention the expansive drumming of justin tyson . . . . as for the fact that, in this world, that the exceptional is usually ignored & that the mediocre is praised, espy said it best recently on her website by declaring: ’fuck accolades’ . . . . .
molesoulsandal
Mar 10 2019
at 7:29 AM
Bookmark and Share saw/heard dexter gordon in 1969 at the ’both/and’, on divisadero street in san francisco . . . . it was pretty great . . . . i think george cables was on piano . . . . don’t recall the rest of the band, but it was stellar. . . . . dexter was soooooooo ’tall’ . . . . we all walked outside on one of the breaks and he seemed taller than the trees . . . . at any rate, it was a grand evening.
bhal
Mar 09 2019
at 12:42 PM
Bookmark and Share Dexter Gordon - Homecoming Live at The Village Vanguard I was a junior in high school, just on the verge of being into Jazz as deeply I was rock and blues when I heard of Gordon’s triumphant return to our shores. Up to that point I’d been more into the fusion side of jazz fusion. His recordings drew me to the other side of things. Soon it was on to Miles’ quintets and Mingus. This LP in particular became the siren song that led me down the path I still travel today
BobSmith1
Mar 07 2019
at 10:23 PM
Bookmark and Share "B’s River" from Marcus Miller’s Afrodeezia.
molesoulsandal
Mar 06 2019
at 1:51 PM
Bookmark and Share listening to the first album (of two, both great) on ECM (1978), titled ’terje rypdal, miroslav vitous, jack dejohnette’ - used to play the wheels off of this when it first came out . . . . perfect music . . . aching beauty . . . . can’t say enough . . . . can’t say.
molesoulsandal
Mar 05 2019
at 5:05 AM
Bookmark and Share there’s a super live album by charles lloyd released in 2015 called ’wild man dance’ that has some incredible gerald clayton on it . . . . .
BobSmith1
Mar 04 2019
at 12:07 PM
Bookmark and Share Gerald Clayton: Bond: The Paris Sessions. Hadn’t listened to this in quite a while. Wow, this is such a great trio. Justin Brown is a monster. Gerald has so many ideas floating around in a single given moment, really makes you pay attention.
Oystein
Mar 04 2019
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Bookmark and Share The two latest single releases (teasers) from Snarky Puppy; Xavi and Bad Kids to the Back. Give me the whole album, please...!
naut
Feb 28 2019
at 6:53 PM
Bookmark and Share 2 or 3 records featuring young Israeli-born guitarist Yotam Silberstein, one of which, "Sonic Paragon," is lead by drummer Jay Lawrence and has Patitucci & Renee Rosnes contributing their considerable chops. Silberstein is quite good, and I’m glad to have recently discovered his music.
bhal
Feb 22 2019
at 1:33 PM
Bookmark and Share Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch, Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil, John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
molesoulsandal
Feb 15 2019
at 1:56 PM
Bookmark and Share pedro martins - ’vox’ and daniel santiago - ’union’ . . . . . . also have been hearing & loving their new duo album . . .
molesoulsandal
Feb 10 2019
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Bookmark and Share kevin eubanks, man! KE’s sort of an under the radar ’guitar titan’, perhaps because he helmed that ’tonight show’ band for so many years, and some dimwits considered him ’sold out’ and forgot about him . . . . but he was a monster player before he ever took that gig, and he’s even better now! bravo kevin!
Kooltrane
Feb 08 2019
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Bookmark and Share Dave Holland Quartet; "Extensions." The tunes"Nemesis" and "The Oracle" are highlights. Kevin Eubanks absolutely kills it on this record.
Oystein
Feb 08 2019
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Bookmark and Share popcorn: If you like Jan Gunnar Hoff, you would probably enjoy his trio release "Jungle City" with Alex Acuna and Per Mathisen (maybe released under Acuna`s name). Some well blended drum`n bass on that one :)
BobSmith1
Feb 06 2019
at 12:36 AM
Bookmark and Share Aydin Esen- Weepin’ (for That Dream) from Timescape
popcorn
Jan 08 2019
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Bookmark and Share Jan Gunnar Hoff Group’s “Featuring Mike Stern” has more than a few Metheny-like passages. Crazy name for a band, but Doctor Pizza’s “Late Night Delivery” is good prog/fusion. Entire album is on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ewFBpBDBaWk. Also been revisiting Rodney Jones’ “Soul Manifesto,” which is as funky as soul-jazz gets. Also Bireli Lagrene’s new one "Storyteller" and his 2012 fusion release "Mouvements."
molesoulsandal
Jan 06 2019
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Bookmark and Share hey hman01 - love that song, o’ course . . . . i’ll have to try it!
hman01
Jan 05 2019
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Bookmark and Share Mole= I can play along on Minuano for just a tiny bit!
molesoulsandal
Jan 03 2019
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Bookmark and Share ahhh . . . .’au lait’ . . . . . . when ’offramp’ first came out, i was sitting on the bed one afternoon listening to ’au lait’ and absentmindedly picked up the acoustic steel string and (lo & behold) could actually play it a little bit with that particular tune . . . . . not really being a guitar player (reeds/piano), i ain’t very good on it, but for some reason (and we know what that is, eh?) i’m always able to ’play along’ somewhat satisfactorily with ’au lait’ . . . . . . you know, it’s just so dreamy and realized . . . . . . . . . . . it seems like so many of my fave players are guitar folks . . . . wish i could stick with it long enuff to grow calluses . . . . . my dad was a wonderful guitar guy, coming from that bucky pizzarelli, barney kessel, tony mottola, george van epps-type school, and sooo many of m’ best friends are guitarists . . . . and then there’s pat . . . . . and kurt . . . . and abercrombie . . . . . and james taylor . . . . and ralph towner . . . and so on . . . . . . so, yea, i’m an aspiring guitar god, but don’t seem to find the time to commit . . . . most o’ the time, it’s just easier, when the pain in the fingertips starts to get to be ’too much’, that i just think it would be much more pleasurable to head back to the pianer - haha.
franksexton
Jan 03 2019
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Bookmark and Share Theme from an Imaginary Western from Mountain at Woodstock - 50 years ago this year !
patsfan
Jan 02 2019
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Bookmark and Share First, Happy New Year all you Garagers...... Naut, Mole, etc etc etc. I’m going back 37 years to Offramp, perhaps the first album that totally nailed my Metheny addiction. I love synth and creativity. I’m playing Au lait, and remembering Brazilian Nana Vasconcelos, an incredibly diverse and talented guy. ... like Pat and all the others.
molesoulsandal
Dec 29 2018
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Bookmark and Share maria schneider - hang gliding, from allegresse . . . . i think that’s ingrid jensen playing trumpet, or fluglehorn . . . she just keeps on being incredible . . . . actually, i don’t have much of an idea just who it is - there are like 9 brass players on the album, and 5 of ’em are trumpet/flugel folks, but it sounds like ingrid . . . might not be her tho, but whoever it is, it be sooo fine.
bhal
Dec 27 2018
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Bookmark and Share I’ve been diggin’ on christmas gift from my daughter, Miles Davis and John Coltrane-The Final Tour Copenhagen 3/24/60(vinyl). Also got a new CD player so I dug out Coltrane Legacy disc three-Elvin and Trane. And right this second...Pat Metheny/Trio-Live disc one
Oystein
Dec 27 2018
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Bookmark and Share NOT christmas music! You all know what that stuff does to your brain...!? I’ve been listening to Philip Catherine’s «Oscar» the last few days. Funny how refreshingly different old records sound when you pick them up again after a few years. You hear things from another angle, and it all sounds the same, but better. ...in a way... I’m sure you know what I mean :-)
harn
Dec 23 2018
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Bookmark and Share Antonio Sanchez and Migration Lines In The Sand. This is epic stuff!
naut
Dec 20 2018
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Bookmark and Share "Bitches Brew." -- And on yossarian’s account, The Archies, Herman’s Hermits, Yanni, and Kenny G! hehe
yossarian
Dec 17 2018
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Bookmark and Share I’m just going to start checking out what naut’s listening to. It all sounds good to me. I saw Eric Harland with Dave Holland, Chris Potter and Kevin Eubanks on guitar a few weeks back... superb gig and Harland was fantastic. Also saw Mike Stern with Leni - I think that’s quite rare? - and Keith Carlock, Darryl Jones and Bob Malach. Lovely show. As for listening at home... Day Trip trio album, Pat/christian/antonio is getting another burst of action. Some lovely tunes on there, particularly Son of 13 ,the title track, Red One and that great ballad near the end.
naut
Dec 16 2018
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Bookmark and Share Hristo Vitchev’s divine "In Search of Wonders," recommended by bhp6021 earlier this year. Hesse writes: "... after all music is nothing but an act of courage, a serene, smiling, striding forward and dancing through the terrors and flames of the world, the festive offering of a sacrifice." The words are Knecht’s, although they might as easily been those of the Music Master, a character I greatly admire, who as he aged became more enlightened, translucent, cheerful, and quiet.
molesoulsandal
Dec 16 2018
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Bookmark and Share carla bley - ’heavy heart’, and bill frisell - ’unspeakable’
BobSmith1
Dec 15 2018
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Bookmark and Share "Sing Song" from Gateway 2. Dave in the right, John in the left and Jack mic’d left to right. Crystalline sound even on my old vinyl. Is Jan Erik Kongshaug the greatest engineer or what?
bluepno
Dec 15 2018
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Bookmark and Share Keith Jarrett’s Byablue and Bop Be combined on the Silence CD...
Oystein
Dec 14 2018
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Bookmark and Share Some soothing Hall/Metheny while writing a few patient journals :-) Have a good pre-christmas weekend with no stress...
molesoulsandal
Dec 13 2018
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Bookmark and Share hey naut - - - that gig in tulsa sounds pretty wild . . . no, i’m not familiar w/the venue as i’ve only been thru tulsa a coupla times enroute to somewhere else . . . . . . loved sonny rollin’s ’tone’ on the tenor in mid-50s, before he had dental issues/dental work . . . . next to trane, the greatest sound on tenor i’ve ever heard . . . . sounded to me like a giant, hollowed-out redwood tree . . . . . . . . . . . . have always dug mobley, too . . . . . i think jacob collier could be an ’alien’ and if he keeps up at this pace (and he prolly will), he may explode into a pure ball of light before he’s 30 - haha! he’s taken that ’four freshmen’ vibe to the 12th power, and being a sitting duck for hip chords & the like, i can’t get enuff of it . . . . . but i know some pretty hip folks who just can’t get behind his ’thing’, and i think that’s a shame because he’s awfully incredible, you know . . . . pat and herbie and jack and david crosby know it . . . as you prolly know, pat’s a big JC supporter . . . . . i think when jacob starts performing with other people, as opposed to just his magnificent & mind-bending ’solo’ gigs, that he may become more ’accessible’ to the masses . . . . one thing’s for sure is that he’s already a complete master of ALL the instruments that he plays, not to mention his otherwordly grasp of harmony & orchestration, plus his perfectly-in-tune and compassionate vocals . . . . i honestly do, i sorta think that he’s similar to albert ayler or early ornette in that, right now, he may be just ’too much’ for a lot o’ folks . . . . . . i’m not saying he’s the next coming of satch or duke or monk, but i am saying that he’s rather beyond anything we’ve witnessed to date . . . . . special person, i think . . . . . hope you dig the hesse book!!
naut
Dec 11 2018
at 6:08 PM
Bookmark and Share Wish I’d seen that tour, mole. I’ve caught most of them over the years, save for the Parallel Realities "mini-tour" and a trio configuration or two. My club Pat anecdote comes from 1979, when I caught the original PMG in Tulsa in December, following the summer Joni tour, at a little club called the Magician’s Theater. Wouldn’t be surprised if you’ve heard of it. Anyway, a lot of drinking ensued, and I stumbled backstage and spoke some jibberish, mainly with Lyle, who really is a nice guy to put up with idiots like me. <sigh> / As for tunes, been listening to a lot of Hank Mobley, some Sonny Rollins, Duke, and a little Jacob Collier, who really isn’t my cup of tea. Getting kind of antsy for some new Pat, but what’re you gonna do? Wait it out I suppose. (Oh, started "Glass Bead" too....)
molesoulsandal
Dec 11 2018
at 7:32 AM
Bookmark and Share i got to see the ’song X’ aggregation when they played the ’caravan of dreams’ jazz club, in fort worth, texas, in 1986 . . . what a rare treat THAT was!! it was ornette & pat & charlie haden & denardo (ornette’s son) . . . . they blew the roof off that place on that night! we had a table directly in front of the group (you could almost reach up & untie pat’s shoe laces, if they hadn’t have been already untied!), and believe me, it was a pretty stunning gig to behold!
naut
Dec 10 2018
at 4:24 PM
Bookmark and Share "Song X" Twentieth Anniversary edition. Thought it was time to get a little out there for a while.
molesoulsandal
Dec 09 2018
at 2:20 PM
Bookmark and Share am just now listening to ’hold on’, from kurt rosenwinkel’s ’caipi’ album (btw, the entire album is unbelievably terrific!) . . . . has anyone noticed that kurt’s vocal on this tune sounds rather akin to ringo starr’s singing voice? just a certain sensibility that rings of ringo . . . . and i think it’s just plaintively lovely - a certain ’goodness’ to it that nearly opens the tear ducts & then it’s ’waterworks’ all around - it breaks the heart open in that ’freeing’ way, the one that we’re all looking for sometimes . . . . . . . . . . . . now it’s time to say goodnight . . . good night . . . . sleep tight.
molesoulsandal
Dec 07 2018
at 7:37 AM
Bookmark and Share listening to ’watercolors’ at the moment . . . . . maybe the least talked about pat record of all! as we know, it is the first album where pat introduced lyle and danny gottlieb, too, of course, and eberhard was so incredible on it, . . . . . ’sea song’ is such a haunting thing . . . . anyway, i recall that when that album came out, i walked into a club on one ’off night’, and some friends o’ mine were playing the title tune . . . the album had only been out for a week and they had already learned ’watercolors’ and were playing it, just perfecto, in their guitar/piano/bass/drums group . . . . it was so refreshing to hear that song played in a club in a missouri college town that usually specialized in depleted blues and ’fake-jazz’ and less-than-stirring versions of R & B tunes - haha! at any rate, cheers for ’watercolors’, and as always, let’s hear it for pat & co.!!!
bsl8081
Nov 24 2018
at 7:48 PM
Bookmark and Share Both PM/BM records the last two weeks for the first time in quite awhile. I remember thinking these recordings were quite good but not great.....l could not have been more wrong!
molesoulsandal
Nov 22 2018
at 2:32 PM
Bookmark and Share and i shall add ’the flintstones’ from sting’s ’bring on the night’ DVD, which has branford just plain haulin’ coal, along w/omar hakim, kenny kirkland, daryl jones, janice pendarvis, dollette mcdonald, and the stinger hisself, all just clearly having a ball, and playin’ their butts off all the while . . . . . . . . . . . also just pulled up jacob collier’s monolithic version of ’the flintstones’, which includes his melodica solo from mars - - - - i guess it’s kind of a jazzed-up, flintstones kind of ’thanksgiving’ around here today, if ya will - ha! (a guy walks into a bar with a baby dinosaur on his head . . . . . . .)
HAMBONE
Nov 22 2018
at 12:59 AM
Bookmark and Share I’ll add a 3rd vote for Eric Harland. What a great sense of time and space. I saw him live with Chris Potter’s quartet a few years ago and was blown away. I’m also listening t a lot to Jeff Beck Live at the Hollywood Bowl. He continues to astound after all these years. His version of A Day in the Life is mind boggling!
Mike S.
Nov 20 2018
at 7:33 AM
Bookmark and Share Frank Zappa Black Napkins live at the Palladian in NYC
naut
Nov 13 2018
at 8:29 PM
Bookmark and Share My copy was heading to me in the mail when you wrote that, Oystein. Been listening to it today. I especially like the groove the Gentlemen set up on "Terrace Legend," but it’s all very good. Another great IG album!
franksexton
Nov 13 2018
at 11:46 AM
Bookmark and Share Hey naut I second you on Eric Harland. I particularly like his work on the album Sangam with Charles Lloyd, and Zakir Hussain.
Oystein
Nov 12 2018
at 8:01 AM
Bookmark and Share The Impossible Gentlemen - Let`s Get Deluxe. Such an extraordinary collection of great songs, performed with excellent musicianship. Rare these days...
naut
Nov 06 2018
at 12:46 AM
Bookmark and Share Lots of Eric Harland. Many of you already know that he’s a fantastic drummer, to me heir apparent to Tony Williams. (Maybe he’s your 4th on Mt. Rushmore, mole?) His new record, "13th Floor," is superb, as are "Voyager: Live by Night" and "Vipassana." If you can find the last track from "13th Floor" on some of those highfalutin’ streaming/download services, check out "Plane over Kansas." Amazing sounds. (Probably better to buy the CD, as the whole album’s excellent.)
molesoulsandal
Nov 03 2018
at 11:14 PM
Bookmark and Share yah - let’s get lost.
naut
Nov 03 2018
at 7:03 PM
Bookmark and Share In a similar vein, mole, here’s one from Ed Abbey: "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell."
molesoulsandal
Nov 02 2018
at 8:15 AM
Bookmark and Share heard this gandhi quote yesterday: ’ . . . there is more to life than increasing it’s speed . . . .’
naut
Nov 01 2018
at 8:18 PM
Bookmark and Share "Christian McBride’s New Jawn" -- swingin’, hip, great trumpet & sax, and of course Christian’s monster bass. Great new record.
molesoulsandal
Oct 31 2018
at 5:10 AM
Bookmark and Share i think the ’trio live’ record is the bestest pat album that nobody ever mentions . . . . . . that ’faith healer’ opus is psychedelic beyond the pale and an off-the-planet masterpiece, and not to mention the afore-mentioned ’question & answer’, ’night turns into day’, ’counting texas’, ’soul cowboy’, and great new versions of ’james’ & ’bright size life’ . . . . it just goes on and on - what a record!!!
franksexton
Oct 29 2018
at 12:35 PM
Bookmark and Share Q and A from first Q and A and then from Trio Live (my favorite cover of this).
BobSmith1
Oct 23 2018
at 12:15 PM
Bookmark and Share The Impossible Gentlemen--Just to See You. Oh those chords, like a whole brain massage.
patsfan
Oct 17 2018
at 10:50 PM
Bookmark and Share Frank ... I think TAP is probably an underrated album, I love it, and especially Sariel, a wonderful rhythm indeed reminiscent of Roots ...
BobSmith1
Oct 17 2018
at 1:38 AM
Bookmark and Share Django Bates’ Belovèd – The Study Of Touch.
molesoulsandal
Oct 16 2018
at 2:00 PM
Bookmark and Share franz - thanks for the hot tip - have just been listening to the AMJ/branford stuff & it’s incredible . . . . i hadn’t known about them playing together and listened to a coupla tunes off the new record & also saw one ’live’ thing that was bloody well off the planet . . . . tanks, again.
bxl12378
Oct 16 2018
at 7:34 AM
Bookmark and Share Bob James. It must have been 15 years or more. A pre-programmed tune on a Yamaha-piano I just bought made me think of his music so I took it out again...great tunes!
Franz
Oct 15 2018
at 4:27 PM
Bookmark and Share The new Anna Maria Jopek with branford marsalis, simply great,..
franksexton
Oct 15 2018
at 11:01 AM
Bookmark and Share patsfan , you know he got the "Best Rock Performance" Grammy for Roots ? Check out Sariel from Tap if you haven’t already. I’m listening to Bad Homre right now from Antonio Sanchez , I was expecting a persuasion album instead it is a multi instrumental album. I am a big fan of everything he does. I can see why Pat has used him pretty much exclusively for many years.
DutchAB
Oct 13 2018
at 11:54 AM
Bookmark and Share If I Could ... from the Besancon, France 1991-07-08 (Live Concert)
naut
Oct 12 2018
at 2:41 AM
Bookmark and Share Much Chet Baker, "... who couldn’t read the notes he played, / who couldn’t love a person long, / who blew the breath of souls afraid / into muted, seamless song." (Miller Williams)
molesoulsandal
Sep 28 2018
at 6:32 PM
Bookmark and Share yea - ’roots’ is the best!!
patsfan
Sep 27 2018
at 11:32 PM
Bookmark and Share Roots of Coincidence. .... I wish Pat would try a few more of this genre ! Just a few ....
naut
Sep 26 2018
at 9:02 PM
Bookmark and Share "Aura" -- Very nice final Miles.
Dortboy
Sep 19 2018
at 12:21 PM
Bookmark and Share Wayne Shorter "Emanon"... absolutely amazing, as I knew it would be. Got tix for Dortgirl and I for Pat’s upcoming show in Carmel, IN - can’t wait. Peace y’all from Porkopolis!
molesoulsandal
Sep 19 2018
at 5:17 AM
Bookmark and Share bobsmith1 - thanks for the dope on eick . . . i will indeed check out what you recommended!
BobSmith1
Sep 18 2018
at 9:45 PM
Bookmark and Share mole--Eick is an extraordinary musician and true multi instrumentalist, playing double bass, piano, vibraphone, backing vocals, and probably anything else you hand to him, along with his main instrument, trumpet. Check out his record with the vocalist Elvira Nikolaisen called I Concentrate on You. I read some interview where he sort of laconically says that, yeah, I play what ever is needed for the session.
naut
Sep 18 2018
at 9:12 PM
Bookmark and Share I like Eick! - Listening to Shorter’s new one, "Emanon." Gorgeous orchestration on the tracks I’ve gotten to so far. It’s a triple-discer, so I’ve got more listening to do on it. Good stuff.
molesoulsandal
Sep 18 2018
at 1:35 PM
Bookmark and Share yah - love me sum mathias eick! was just ’turned on to him’ fairly recently & it’s tremendous music!
BobSmith1
Sep 17 2018
at 1:40 PM
Bookmark and Share "Fargo" from Mathias Eick’s Midwest. This album really grows on you with multiples listens. Has incredible depths and open spaces. In the liner notes Eick said that, homesick while touring North America, when they hit the "Rural Midwest" the look of the land made him feel like he was back home in Norway. A beautiful sounding record engineered by Jan Erik Kongshaug and has that unmistakable ECM chamber sound that is so pleasing to the ears.
hman01
Sep 14 2018
at 7:55 AM
Bookmark and Share Been diggin’ "Overtime" by Dave Holland Big Band- Stellar!!!
blisterfree
Sep 07 2018
at 4:41 PM
Bookmark and Share “Cherish” from What’s It All About. Pat always amazes with the layers of harmony he manages to deliver on this collection of solo acoustic tributes.
naut
Aug 29 2018
at 7:00 PM
Bookmark and Share "A Multitude of Angels"
molesoulsandal
Aug 27 2018
at 2:08 PM
Bookmark and Share hey naut - good shoutin’ out about the ’PR’ & ’reunion’ albums! ~ there are 3 tunes on ’reunion’ by polo orti, from the canary islands, that just fry my eggs, especially the song ’tiempo felice (happy times)’, which may be the final song i hope to hear prior to exiting this plane . . . . . . hardly any improv on it, even pat . . . it’s just a beautiful, focused, calm, and ’realized’ thing . . . . . can’t really say what it is that it does to me, but others that i have spoken with have said that they feel the same way about that tune . . . . . . . . . all hail polo orti!!
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