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bevCyclone
Feb 07 2011
at 3:01 PM
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molesoulsandal
Feb 15 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Bookmark and Share Frank Zappa Black Napkins live at the Palladian in NYC
naut
Nov 13 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Bookmark and Share yah - let’s get lost.
naut
Nov 03 2018
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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
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Bookmark and Share heard this gandhi quote yesterday: ’ . . . there is more to life than increasing it’s speed . . . .’
naut
Nov 01 2018
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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
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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
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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
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Bookmark and Share The Impossible Gentlemen--Just to See You. Oh those chords, like a whole brain massage.
patsfan
Oct 17 2018
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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
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Bookmark and Share Django Bates’ Belovèd – The Study Of Touch.
molesoulsandal
Oct 16 2018
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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
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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
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Bookmark and Share The new Anna Maria Jopek with branford marsalis, simply great,..
franksexton
Oct 15 2018
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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
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Bookmark and Share If I Could ... from the Besancon, France 1991-07-08 (Live Concert)
naut
Oct 12 2018
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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
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Bookmark and Share yea - ’roots’ is the best!!
patsfan
Sep 27 2018
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Bookmark and Share Roots of Coincidence. .... I wish Pat would try a few more of this genre ! Just a few ....
naut
Sep 26 2018
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Bookmark and Share "Aura" -- Very nice final Miles.
Dortboy
Sep 19 2018
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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
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Bookmark and Share bobsmith1 - thanks for the dope on eick . . . i will indeed check out what you recommended!
BobSmith1
Sep 18 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Bookmark and Share Been diggin’ "Overtime" by Dave Holland Big Band- Stellar!!!
blisterfree
Sep 07 2018
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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
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Bookmark and Share "A Multitude of Angels"
molesoulsandal
Aug 27 2018
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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!!
surfcatMatt
Aug 26 2018
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Bookmark and Share Lage Lund - Idlewild and Julian Lage - Modern Lore
naut
Aug 25 2018
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Bookmark and Share "Parallel Realities" (the single-disc DeJohnette studio album). The other album it most brings to mind, to me, is "Reunion." Since both were issued in 1990, kind of makes sense. I think the Live PR double-disc is a bit hotter, but this is certainly a good-’un (as mole might say) as well.
hman01
Aug 23 2018
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Bookmark and Share Been listening to PMG Quartet and Metheny Mehldau Quartet. My old ipod classic mixed up the tracks from these two recordings, making for an interesting extended playlist!
patsfan
Aug 22 2018
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Bookmark and Share To the End of the World and Episode d’azur. .... in sequence,, and repeated at.least twice ::))
Oystein
Aug 13 2018
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Bookmark and Share Art of Love from Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles. Saw him and his amazingly tight band at Tromsø Jazz Festival this weekend. What a blast! The Snarky Puppy keyboardist gets the most out of his his Hammond C3 I tell you!
bsl8081
Aug 10 2018
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Bookmark and Share Ben Williams- Coming of Age A lot of you have probably heard this , but if you haven’t, check it out. Very cool record!
molesoulsandal
Aug 04 2018
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Bookmark and Share eleni karaindrou - ’the price of love’
MrMike
Aug 02 2018
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Bookmark and Share Alex Machecek, Jeff Sipe and Matt Garrison "Improvision"
bsl8081
Jul 27 2018
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Bookmark and Share Yellowjackets debut. Bringing back memories. I had the honor to meet and rap with Ricky Lawson for an hour after a show at the Ice House in Pasadena in 1981. One of the best humans I have ever met. I followed his career from that day on and was crushed when he passed....... I saw the Wayne Johnson Trio the next night( back to 1981).....the two shows probably set me back 12 bucks!
molesoulsandal
Jul 20 2018
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Bookmark and Share listening to ’au lait’, from ’offramp’ . . . . . pat’s playing on this is the ideal representative of what he said about that he tries to ’not ever play two notes in a row at the same volume’ . . . . . . . . an unbelievable, one-sentence, master lesson in how to be musical, not to mention ’human’. au lait, indeed. take me there.
Igrima57
Jul 15 2018
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Bookmark and Share Pat Metheny and Metropole Orchestra, First Circle and Minuano
BobSmith1
Jul 11 2018
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Bookmark and Share "What If" from album of same name, Dixie Dregs. Morse and everybody sounding great. Whole album is a masterpiece and kind of came out of nowhere. U of Miami, Pat and Jaco connections...Remember Capricorn Records? 40 years since summer of 78!
alanshaw
Jul 09 2018
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Bookmark and Share "Adventure" by Lydian Collective, four-piece instrumental group from UK; check them out - loads of videos on YouTube.
molesoulsandal
Jul 04 2018
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Bookmark and Share aaron parks - ’invisible cinema’ - some terrific mike moreno, on guitar, on that record, too.
harn
Jul 03 2018
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Bookmark and Share Just discovered Gilad Hekselman, an excellent guitar player. His trio album “Homes” and one by Will Vinson called “It’s alright with three” that has Antonio Sanchez on drums, which usually means it’s worth checking out in my opinion!
hman01
Jul 03 2018
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Bookmark and Share bsl8081- I love "Say the Brother’s Name". Another favorite is "A Night Away". Both of those tracks to me are Ultimate Cool!
molesoulsandal
Jul 03 2018
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Bookmark and Share yah - i love ’angel in the dark’ and ’nested’ . . . . . . laura was very special . . . . . . i hadn’t heard stuff ’bout miles pursuing joni, but it’s no shock - ha! no doubt, miles was what they call, back in the backwoods, a ’two-tailed dog’!!
naut
Jul 01 2018
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Bookmark and Share Yo mole--Don’t forget about "Angel in the Dark," which, though it had a number of standards and covers, was her last, somewhat imperfect output of recorded material, including originals. (Your judiciously worded comment may have accounted for that?) "Mother’s Spiritual" is one of the few I haven’t heard yet (along with a couple of live albums, esp. at the Bottom Line), but I hope to remedy that sometime this summer. I really like "Nested" quite a lot. I think it has the most beautiful pics of her on its album artwork. (BTW, apparently Miles hit on Joni too!)
bsl8081
Jun 30 2018
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Bookmark and Share ICSYHFH-specifically : “Say The Brothers Name” I could listen to this song every day.....often do
molesoulsandal
Jun 30 2018
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Bookmark and Share hey naut - am also a big laura nyro fan - love her record ’walk the dog/light the light’ . . . . as you may know, it was the final album of new, original material in her lifetime . . . . . . she and steely dan guy gary katz produced it . . . . . . also love the ’mother’s spiritual’ record . . . . . . . . . . . . . supposedly, miles davis would attend many of her NYC gigs and always bring her a dozen red roses backstage . . . . . it was fairly well known that miles wanted to ’date’ her, but even tho laura was very fond of him, she had other ideas - haha.
foxesfred
Jun 29 2018
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Bookmark and Share Both Directions At Once-The Lost Album-John Coltrane and the classic quartet. McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones. The best quartet ever!
bsl8081
Jun 29 2018
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Bookmark and Share Hey Mole. Thanks for recommending Kurt Rosenwinkel’s Heartcore. Really digging this!
naut
Jun 28 2018
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Bookmark and Share Revisiting tons of Laura Nyro’s lovely stuff. John Tropea’s guitar work is terrific on one of my favorite live albums, "Season of Lights." Laura was a great one. I miss her.
bsl8081
Jun 17 2018
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Bookmark and Share PMT 99>00 Tough call bc there are some good uns but probably my favorite trio record (at least right now). Bill Stewart is a badass! Happy Fathers Day to all
BobSmith1
Jun 17 2018
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Bookmark and Share Sarah Jarosz - Green Lights from "Undercurrent".
molesoulsandal
Jun 09 2018
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Bookmark and Share there’s a ’live’ 2006 album by gil goldstein called ’under rousseau’s moon’, that has some little heard incredible chris potter action, particularly on jaco’s song ’3 views of a secret’ . . . it’s just staggering what chris plays on that version of that tune . . . . . . also his stuff w/steely dan was off the charts, too - it’s true that SD had the best sax guys: pete cristlieb, phil woods, potter, walt weiskopf, even wayne on ’aja’ . . . . . .
bsl8081
Jun 09 2018
at 12:27 AM
Bookmark and Share AZIZA - just can’t get enough Chris Potter these days. Eric Harland so crisp. Seen him with Charles Lloyd a couple times.
molesoulsandal
Jun 07 2018
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Bookmark and Share john scofield/steve swallow/bill stewart - ’enroute’ . . . . . a burner.
bhal
Jun 04 2018
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Bookmark and Share John Scofield - Works For Me
naut
May 29 2018
at 11:19 PM
Bookmark and Share I’m picking up "Obsidian" at the moment, while listening to a little Ground Zero on the radidio. I love some good organ music. (I LMFAO at the title of the band Organ Explosion!) Virgil Fox is one of my classical faves. As he once said: "The youth are inheriting the earth!" I say, Let ’em have it.
hman01
May 29 2018
at 12:17 PM
Bookmark and Share Thanks naut and Bob Smith. Listening to "Obsidian" right now. Having spent a few years in Anglican church music, I always love to here different kinds of organ music. This recording is indeed beautiful. I know Keith Jarrett has done some organ music as well. Always neat to hear it from a different perspective.
BobSmith1
May 25 2018
at 10:25 PM
Bookmark and Share naut--Thanks for the heads-up on Arborescence, that’s his solo piano, I’ll have to check that out! Another one I’ve been really enjoying lately is the drummer Thomas Strønen’s 2015 recording titled "Time Is A Blind Guide". If you haven’t heard it it’s worth having a listen. Sort of hard to describe but I especially like the song "I Don’t Wait For Anyone". It has a very uplifting quality when it breaks out. He has Kit Downes on piano among other personnel. Speaking of Kit Downes, check out is his 2018 record "Obsidian". "Obsidian" is so singular that you just have to hear it to believe it. He goes around to all these different church organs and plays these mind-bending melodies. I don’t know if ECM has gone through some sort of quiet revolution in the last few years with what they’re utilizing technologically with digital recording and microphones, etc., but these productions are really so gorgeous that you can just get lost in the music.
naut
May 25 2018
at 8:48 AM
Bookmark and Share Those are both great albums, Bob. And your comments got me to go back and re-listen to both of them. I’m listening to "Aborescence" at the moment, which is another Parks beauty. Great heads-up, pardner!
BobSmith1
May 24 2018
at 5:51 PM
Bookmark and Share Aaron Parks/Ben Street/Billy Hart: "Find the Way" and Kristjan Randalu: "Absence" w/ Ben Monder and Markku Ounaskari. On ECM both. Sonically stunning and beautifully played, composed and produced. Much of the stuff coming out of ECM lately is really worth checking out. These two records are reminiscent to me of the early 80’s ECM recordings; a kind of resonating quietude.
molesoulsandal
May 22 2018
at 7:53 AM
Bookmark and Share on the utuber, there’s a guy named benoit suave and he plays recorder . . . . . he has transcribed pat solos from ’third wind’ & ’have you heard’, and it’s pretty stunning to hear PM’s stuff played on a simple recorder . . . . . . many of ya’ll may have already heard this fellow, as i think i first heard about him on this site . . . . . . whatever the case, it’s worth checking out - big fun!
molesoulsandal
May 20 2018
at 7:40 AM
Bookmark and Share hey bsl8081 - in case you dunno, there’s also a DVD of a live gig of the parallel realities group, and it’s also incredibly & stupendously great, as ya might expect.
bsl8081
May 19 2018
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Bookmark and Share Jack DeJohnette’s Parallel Realities. Saw this quartet by chance in NYC in 91. Blew my friggin mind !
foxesfred
May 19 2018
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Bookmark and Share Seymour Reads the Constitution-Brad Melhdau Trio. Ballard and Grenadier are beasts!
patsfan
May 19 2018
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Bookmark and Share Christian McBride’s album ’Out Here’. ... specifically a couple of historical tunes, ’ Who’s Making Love’. ... an adaptation of the wild Johnathan Taylor’s rap from the late 60’s ... and I love the way Christian Sands does the piano and then Christian enhances the song by doing his great vocals ’ shake your booty, at the disco ’. Etc etc. Great ! And of course their beautiful rendition of ’ My Favorite Things’. ( Hammerstein). Really appreciate it because I was there up front in Yoshi’s Jazz Club sucking it all in ..
naut
May 17 2018
at 9:49 PM
Bookmark and Share Wow, this "Océanos" is tremendous! Thanks for the heads-up reminder, mole. I read somewhere that Simon said minimalism, in particular Reich, has had a pronounced influence on his music. You can really hear it on this record, and on the new one, too. The last couple of minutes of "We Dream Oceans" reminds me of a groove that Pat did somewhere, although I can’t put my finger on just what, at the moment. "Govinda" is such a pretty little ballad as well.
molesoulsandal
May 17 2018
at 5:12 PM
Bookmark and Share naut - i sought out ’sorrows & triumphs’ yesterday and love it! ~ as far as talking w/lois metheny, i just looked her up in the lee’s summit phone book about 25 years ago & rang her up . . . . she could not have been lovelier . . . . . i think we yakked for about 2 hours, or so, and as i may have mentioned, she said that lots of pat/mike fans called her all the time . . . . she said that never tired of talking about her talented sons.
naut
May 17 2018
at 3:44 PM
Bookmark and Share mole, that’s another thing I love about this subject, and others, such as your recent "favorite pat ’solos’": they usually get me to listen, or re-listen, to tunes I haven’t heard in a while, if ever. I just dug out "Oceanos" and will put it on when my fifth or sixth listen to "Sorrows & Triumphs" is done spinning. -- And as aside: If you ever care to share your story about how you ended up talking with Pat’s mom once upon a time, I’d love to hear it.
molesoulsandal
May 17 2018
at 8:20 AM
Bookmark and Share naut - as you prolly know, the edward simon-dave binney record called ’oceanos’ is also really super dupe . . . . pretty much the same suspects, i.e., blade, adam rogers, colley, but luciana souza rather than gretchen . . . . wonderful album - those folks invariably blow out the walls . . . . round here, we always look forward to anything that comes from that camp!
naut
May 16 2018
at 9:29 PM
Bookmark and Share Thanks for the rec on Vitchev, bhp. I’ll check out his double disc, "In Search of Wonders," which should be a good introduction to this artist I didn’t know till your mention. -- Recently listening to Edward Simon’s new record, "Sorrows & Triumphs." The cast of giants with him include David Binney, Scott Colley, Brian Blade, Adam Rogers, & Gretchen Parlato. Very nice album.
bhp6021
May 16 2018
at 1:11 PM
Bookmark and Share Hristo Vitchev Quartet "Of Light and Shadows". Great guitar, piano, bass, drums quartet. I suppose early PMG or Abercrombie Quartet from the early ’80’s would be possible comparisons, but they have their own sound different from either of those two, but with possible influences. Also, "In Search of Wonders" by same band. Worth checking out.
AB35
May 13 2018
at 5:47 PM
Bookmark and Share Recently purchased the Pat Metheny Real Book to have a closer look at the chords of his classic tunes - and Mas Alla is the one I’ve spent the most time on. Pedro’s voice perfectly suits the melody, a melody which beautifully follows the simple but rich chord progression of that tune. A magic composition and performance that has clearly passed the test of time.
molesoulsandal
May 12 2018
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Bookmark and Share mas alla - what a song! have always looooved the way that pat plays ’accompanying guitar’ . . . . . his playing on the joni mitchell ’shadows & light’ live record is for the ages . . . . his in-the-background (so to speak) playing on songs like ’edith & the kingpin’ and ’amelia’ are achingly butiful . . . . . . and the way he ’accompanies’ on ’mas alla’ has always just wrecked me, to be right up front about it - haha!! ~ maybe my two favorite things about pat metheny is, number one: that he says that if you’re the best musician in the band that you’re playing in, then you should leave that band . . . . . and number two: that the guitar, or saxophone, or piano, or drums, or whatever instrument it is, is merely a ’translation device’ (i think he may have heard ornette say that, but am not sure) . . . . . . that it really doesn’t matter if someone is a ’hot guitar player’, or whatever - that it’s just a translation device . . . . . . a typewriter for the soul, eh?
yossarian
May 12 2018
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Bookmark and Share Recently Every version of Mas Alla by Pat Metheny I can find on Youtube and anywhere else. Pedro. Magnificent. Clark Sisters... best gospel music I’ve heard, incredible. Marcus Roberts - some great live recordings I’ve been introduced to. Must see him.
naut
May 11 2018
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Bookmark and Share "A Map of the World" My copy signed by both Pat and Jane Hamilton. Excellent novel, too!
molesoulsandal
May 10 2018
at 1:24 PM
Bookmark and Share footnote to the previous mention of rosenwinkel/caipi: a person called ian salmon recently wrote: ’i find his ’caipi’ project to be achingly beautiful. it takes me back to that ’heartcore’ atmosphere’ . . . . . boy, is that hitting the nail on the head! . . . . rarely would i drudge up & pass along such superlative phrasing, but that record is just exactly what the planet needs to be ingesting at the present speck. ~ thanks, KR & Co.
molesoulsandal
May 10 2018
at 7:51 AM
Bookmark and Share the mathias eick record called ’ravensburg’ is knocking it outta the park around here lately . . . . am looking forward to checking out his album called ’midwest’ . . . . . have also been revisiting kurt rosenwinkel’s stunner of an album called ’heartcore’, not to mention his equally stunning new one called ’caipi’ . . . . kurt’s quite the deal!!
foxesfred
May 09 2018
at 11:27 PM
Bookmark and Share Thanks guys!! This Gary Thomas recording is tremendous! Next I’m going to give the Tony Williams one a spin.
naut
May 06 2018
at 9:33 PM
Bookmark and Share Listening to Pat’s blistering synth solo on "You Don’t Know What Love Is" on the album currently under discussion.
molesoulsandal
May 06 2018
at 2:18 PM
Bookmark and Share another note about the gary thomas record . . . . . they do a blazing version of j.j. johnson’s ’lament’, and for all those non-listening dweebs out there that have always claimed that pat doesn’t ’play the blues’, they need to listen to this and git their shit straight! . . . . . . . it’s a psychedelic-ornette laced blues schmeer for the ages! just riotous in it’s abandon, and it’s, yes, ’feeling’ . . . . .
molesoulsandal
May 06 2018
at 1:46 PM
Bookmark and Share actually listened to ’wilderness’ about 2 weeks ago . . . . hadn’t heard it in quite a while . . . . . great record! some of tony’s writing on that album is just gargantuan . . . . . . . . that same day i also pulled out that great gary thomas album called ’til we have faces’ . . . . . some super pat on that, and also terri lynne carrington on drums . . . . it’s hard to believe that record was released in ’92 - it still sounds quite current!
bsl8081
May 06 2018
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Bookmark and Share Tony Williams “Wilderness “ First listen in quite a while. Great record! Pat, MB, Herbie, Stanley Clarke !!
harn
May 05 2018
at 12:13 PM
Bookmark and Share Nik Bartsch’s Ronin “Awase” Kristjan Randalu “Absence” Both new on ECM
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