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bevCyclone
Feb 07 2011
at 3:01 PM
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MarcNebo
Jul 24 2021
at 10:03 PM
Bookmark and Share Cicadas, not a band, the insect. Not music, but music to the female Cicadas. They are loud with the windows closed and really loud with open windows. Listening to Julian Lage’s new trio record Squint with his longtime bassist Jorge Roeder and Dave King (The Bad Plus). Excellent and diverse record. Young guitarist with a long career already. There was a short documentary of him, Jules At Eight (?). He has played with Carlos Santana and has at least six records as a leader. Like Pat each one is different than the previous (or next one). Julian has his own distinct sound. I caught him in 2011 with his band during the Gladwell tour. I spoke with him after the show and again after a guitar duet show as part of John Zorn’s special project. Both times a very nice and down-to-earth person. There is a great article on him in the July Downbeat.
Oystein
Jul 19 2021
at 4:11 AM
Bookmark and Share It starts when we disappear ...obviously :-)
BobSmith1
May 19 2021
at 10:38 PM
Bookmark and Share "Sunrise Reprise" by Chris Potter’s Circuits Trio (James Francies and Eric Harland). Brand new album. Mind blowing, high energy jazz of the highest order. Overflowing with ideas. Parts of it remind me of mid-seventies Weather Report.
bhal
May 19 2021
at 8:02 PM
Bookmark and Share Pepper Adams - Encounter Featuring Zoot Sims, Tommy Flanagan, Ron Carter& Elvin Jones
shockandwoe
May 11 2021
at 8:53 AM
Bookmark and Share James Beckwith live at Ronnie Scott’s
BobSmith1
May 05 2021
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Bookmark and Share The White Album. I wonder if Pat has ever considered a 42-string Pikasso version of April Wind?
Kooltrane
Mar 26 2021
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Bookmark and Share Charles Lloyd’s "Tone Poem" and Dr. Lonnie Smith’s "Breathe." The Guru of The Sax meets The Soul/Jazz-Master w/a guest appearance by Iggy Pop! For guitar fans out there, Jonathan Kriesberg is a monster player.
hman01
Mar 25 2021
at 12:22 PM
Bookmark and Share I I have been revisiting the John Zorn Book of Angels recordings. I love Pat’s Volume 20 Tap recording. Also, John Zorn’s 50th BirthdayCelebration recordings are live with 3 hours plus of great jams by a group called Bar Kokhba.
BobSmith1
Mar 24 2021
at 1:58 PM
Bookmark and Share "The Fields, The Sky" from Travels then "If I Could" from First Circle. All I can say is that the Pat Metheny Group is a national treasure and I’m just grateful the fates allowed me to chance onto them all those decades ago. Thanks Pat.
Oystein
Feb 01 2021
at 1:02 PM
Bookmark and Share Jungle City. With drummer Alex Acuña, Jan Gunnar Hoff on keys and Per Mathisen on the fretless. This South American/ Norwegian jazz power-trio has it all.
Gyuri
Dec 30 2020
at 4:40 AM
Bookmark and Share Wayne Shorter’s "Speak No Evil" from 1964. Wow...
webtrotter1958
Dec 18 2020
at 7:11 PM
Bookmark and Share Humbly I am coming back here, after probably years being out of this forum. So , going directly to the point, recently I listened for the first time, a live recording of the PMG, a concert at Besançon, France, 1991. It`s almost the same setlist of More Travels, and the same lineup, with Pedro and Marçal. Aparently, it was recorded enterely for make a selection for the official live release , "More Travels". The sound quality is very good, , and the interpretation is superb! I know that "pirate" releases are bad thing, but the feeling and emotion of hearing that PMG era, at their peak, is unmeasurable.. Again, as usual, sorry for my poor english, being argentinian , not much opportunityof practicing it.
molesoulsandal
Dec 18 2020
at 2:33 PM
Bookmark and Share the splendid multi-level guitarist matthew stevens also plays a lot with esperanza spalding, who seems to be someone, rather like jacob collier, who the world just doesn’t seem quite ’ready for’ as of yet . . . . nobody really talks much about espy, altho pat has referred to her as ’the X-factor’, but she just continues to do precisely what this ’jazz’ thing has always, presumably, been about: creating from the head and the heart, neverending and with no, as in ZERO, boundaries . . . . same thing with collier - he’s maybe even more ’weird’ for the general public to figger . . . . i think he scares most so-called ’jazz’ folks . . . . herbie has talked about JC’s exalted sense of harmony - an otherworldly sense of harmony at that . . . i think it sounds so ’impossible’ that people just can’t/won’t wrap their heads around it. but anyway, back to matthew stevens: his contributions to many projects are way down deep in the groove(s), particularly what he does w/esperanza’s stuff . . . . . ’course, his solo records are killer, too!
harn
Dec 18 2020
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Bookmark and Share franksexton - I have the album, but I’d forgotten about his version of Last Train Home so thank you, it’s made me listen again to the whole thing. Contemporaries (guitarists) of Hekselman who I’m also really enjoying are Ant Law, Rob Luft, Matthew Stevens (plays a lot with Linda Oh) Hristo Vichev, Chris Montague.
Kooltrane
Dec 17 2020
at 11:53 AM
Bookmark and Share Beethoven. Symphonies, string quartets, piano sonatas. Happy 250th Ludwig!
franksexton
Dec 16 2020
at 10:06 AM
Bookmark and Share FYI, Gilad Hekselman - Homes has a cover of Last Train Home
molesoulsandal
Dec 14 2020
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Bookmark and Share dino saluzzi . . . . all his stuff.
BobSmith1
Dec 14 2020
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Bookmark and Share harn--Trio Grande--this is a great record. Antonio is amazing and the sound of the recording is superb and it’s a real sonic treat. It appears that the guitarist Hekselman is playing the bass parts too. Thanks for the heads-up!
harn
Dec 13 2020
at 6:36 AM
Bookmark and Share Trio Grande. Will Vinson, Gilad Hekselman and Antonio Sanchez. Superb stuff, Hekselman has become one of my favourite current guitarists. Unfortunately there are quite a few tracks only available on the vinyl version which is expensive. I’m not sure I see the logic in that as not everyone wants to revert back to vinyl. But I really want to hear those tracks!
BobSmith1
Nov 18 2020
at 1:30 PM
Bookmark and Share Elina Duni-Lost Ships, new on ECM, recorded Feb 2020. Elina Duni-voice, guitarist Rob Luft, great young talent. Fred Thomas on piano and drums, Matthieu Michel on horn. This recording reveals more and more with each subsequent listen and the group has great synergy.
Gyuri
Nov 17 2020
at 10:49 AM
Bookmark and Share Chick Corea’s "The Vigil" and "Chinese Butterfly"
bsl8081
Nov 13 2020
at 10:42 PM
Bookmark and Share Frank Zappa “Over-Nite Sensation” Big Brian Blade fan and I also dig Yellowjackets, no apologies here. Forum subject: What are you listening to now?
molesoulsandal
Nov 11 2020
at 6:07 PM
Bookmark and Share brian blade - mama rosa
bluepno
Nov 11 2020
at 12:38 PM
Bookmark and Share Pet Sounds...
Oystein
Nov 10 2020
at 5:00 PM
Bookmark and Share That`s totally ok, Mole, I can easily take a music discussion any time :) That`s just the spice of life, isn`t it? While writing this, I`m listening to the latest release from my favourite Lebanese trumpeter; Ibrahim Maalouf - 40 melodies. More than two hours of duets with well-known and not-so-well known musicians; Trilok Gurtu, Kronos Quartet, Richard Bona, Arturo Sandoval etc. I.M. is a truly outstanding artist, with a tone and technique unmatched by anyone I have heard before. For those interested in exploring this phenomenal artist, I would recommend "Illusions" or "Red and Black Light" to start with.
molesoulsandal
Nov 10 2020
at 2:36 PM
Bookmark and Share i do want to add that at no time did i mention ’jazz’, or use the word ’jazz’ . . . . i bleeding loathe the ’jazz police’ . . . . i was knocking ’fusion’, a word i DID use, and like pat, lyle, and many others, i shall continue to knock it for the duration . . . . . i’m not looking for ’jazz’ - am only interested in creative music . . . . . . . therefore, from ornette to stravinsky to joni i will always, and have done so since knee pants, remain attentive to improvisational endeavors and expressions of the heart & soul . . . . . . however, that doesn’t acquit me from my embarrassing rant about yellowjackets, etc . . . . . . once more, i cannot apologize enough for such carelessness . . . . i prefer to think that such foolishness is ’not like me’ (haha) . . . . . . maybe i was just having a bad day - (ha again!)
molesoulsandal
Nov 10 2020
at 8:01 AM
Bookmark and Share i sincerely apologize for my less than favorable comments about yellowjackets. it was stupid and i’m sorry. that group has certainly evolved over the years and just ’cause i don’t listen to em don’t mean that they’re not super players/writers. again, sorry.
Oystein
Nov 10 2020
at 7:54 AM
Bookmark and Share Molesoulsandal - I hope we`re not going back to the "what is jazz and what is not" - discussion from so many years ago, when the Jazz Police still existed :-) We`ve come a long way since then, and in here we can talk about Prog or Metal or Classical or Avantgarde or Rap ...eeh, not Rap, but a variety of music that has shaped us into Patheads. Pat himself told me many years ago during a talk we had, that he was a big Beatles fan. It surprised me a bit back then, but as I grow into his music over the years, I can fully relate to that. None of us were born jazz- aficionados. When it comes to the Jackets, they are just as jazzy as anybody. Have you been listening to any of their records (...other than their first two fusion records)? Pat himself has collaborated during the years with a number of non-jazz musicians, released albums with pop- covers, and he is still my friend... So, let`s be open minded
molesoulsandal
Nov 08 2020
at 7:50 PM
Bookmark and Share yellowjackets? really? really? remember, this is the pat metheny website. this ain’t about fusion. hey! i guess ’fusion’ is ok, but really? . . . . there ain’t no way that guys from the soul (like naut) are gonna put up with this....
molesoulsandal
Nov 08 2020
at 7:36 PM
Bookmark and Share anybody remember ’faith healer’? what an extremely generous offering from pat, grenadier, and bill stewart. nobody talks about it - they mostly never have - but, fer me, it’s still the fucking shit, man! i remember my, if i may, dear friend ’naut’, and he knows what i speak of. he has a soul massively larger than the deficit between politicians . . . . . i know that he understands what was going on w/faith healer . . . . . ’naut’ is/was no dummy - he just worked there, that’s all. i’ve known very, very, very few folks as compassionate as mr. naut. fine.
MarcNebo
Nov 08 2020
at 6:26 PM
Bookmark and Share Recently I ordered new earpads for my Grado Headphones. The earpads are not only much more comfortable, but the also improved the bass and overall sound. I have been listening to many of Pat’s CDs from Bright Size Life to From This Place. I am really enjoying hearing them in a different way and little nuances are much clearer. One example is how Steve Rodby’s bass stands out more and the cymbals and drums have more clarity. It’s a great way and excuse to explore my collection of Pat and my other favorite Jazz musicians. I also have been checking out some of the Live Streaming shows from the Village Vanguard and other NYC clubs. It’s not the same as hearing live Jazz in person, but for 2020 it works well enough.
Oystein
Nov 08 2020
at 2:10 PM
Bookmark and Share The latest from Yellowjackets; Jackets XL. A collaboration with WDR Big Band, and a successful one, IMO. The Jackets are brilliant as ever, and seem to really have fun doing this record. I`m also listening a lot to stuff from the earlier PMG catalogue, like Imaginary Day and Speaking of Now.
Gyuri
Nov 08 2020
at 5:32 AM
Bookmark and Share Keb’ Mo’s stuff back to back
Oystein
Oct 26 2020
at 4:40 PM
Bookmark and Share Genesis - Trespass. This brilliant prog album has its 50th anniversary this year! Spinning the vinyl after many years of hibernation... :-)
patsfan
Oct 22 2020
at 11:05 PM
Bookmark and Share Follow me ..... a definitive melody from Imaginary Day
BobSmith1
Oct 22 2020
at 12:29 AM
Bookmark and Share Oregon: "Hungry Heart" from Roots in the Sky.
tiny_tim
Oct 19 2020
at 4:17 PM
Bookmark and Share The 80s were pretty cool.....including Level 42.....check out this gig in 2009 in Utrecht, Holland...brother Gary Husband on the Kit=major pedigree......https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB5QGi1Dvw0
Gyuri
Oct 18 2020
at 2:05 PM
Bookmark and Share "Before we were so rudely interrupted", a reunion album by The Animals from 1977. Great great blues music, a real gem.
molesoulsandal
Oct 01 2020
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Bookmark and Share the truth will ALWAYS be . . . . . . . . . .
Gyuri
Oct 01 2020
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Bookmark and Share Secret Story. Pure beauty and joy
Tyler Durden
Sep 24 2020
at 8:14 PM
Bookmark and Share Holly Bowlings Wilderness Sessions. Youtube. An amazing talent on the Piano, her music goes way deep.
tiny_tim
Sep 18 2020
at 2:53 PM
Bookmark and Share This remastered gem...through headphones...such a prog rock band...so so fine all of them on this blazin’ chart....https://youtu.be/ydAANC7sl0Y...
Kooltrane
Aug 06 2020
at 12:34 PM
Bookmark and Share King Crimson. Especially the Belew years i.e. Indiscipline, Beat, Three of A Perfect Pair. Belew’-guitar-wizard, Levin- The Stick Man, Bruford-Master percusssionist and Fripp-Genius.
dm6759
Aug 03 2020
at 12:32 AM
Bookmark and Share You’re welcome....and thanks for your additional suggestions. One other group that I have begun following is Champlin Williams Friestedt. The group is comprised of former Chicago and Sons Of Champlin member Bill Champlin, Joseph Williams from Toto and Swedish guitarist and noted LA session player Peter Friestedt. They have released 2 albums and an EP. Their latest album, CWF 2, just came out about 3 months ago.
popcorn
Aug 02 2020
at 1:54 PM
Bookmark and Share Thanks much for The Explorers Club recommendation, dm6759. Some of the best 60s-inflluenced pop/rock I’ve heard in a while. Perfect music to brighten our dark times. Reminds me most of The Wondermints, a ‘90s group that ended up backing Brian Wilson…First and foremost, I’m a fan of guitar-driven fusion. Along those lines, a few recent releases I recommend: the upcoming album “The Ritual Begins at Sundown” by Doors guitarist Robby Krieger, who enlisted a bunch of former Zappa band members for a foray into jazz; Andrew Synowiec’s “Second Story,” a debut release from a session guitarist for the Who, Gordon Goodwin, and many others; and Kingsley Durant’s “Point of Reference.”
dm6759
Jul 28 2020
at 4:53 PM
Bookmark and Share Because of how depressing the current state of the country is in with the virus and political & social unrest, I’ve turned to a band that I previously had not heard of, The Explorers Club. They’ve apparently been around for about 15 years. They play "sunshine pop music" in the vein of The Beach Boys, The Turtles & The Zombies among others. They just released two new albums last month. One is an album of made up of covers of 60’s songs. That album is titled is "To Sing And Be Born Again". Their other new album is self-titled and is original songs....but done in the 1960’s styles. I think that their stuff is great....maybe because, at this point, I long for the simpler, happier days of my youth. The band itself is originally from Charleston, SC, but they are now based in Nashville. Has anybody else heard their stuff?
tiny_tim
Jul 28 2020
at 2:24 PM
Bookmark and Share Chase... all Hail a game changing group...twas from that period (including blowing a B flat trumpet myself)... but never had a chance to see them live in the greater OKC area (or touching surrounds).....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXCABW9L5u8.....check them out... beyond this amazin’ album....
broph
Jul 15 2020
at 5:01 AM
Bookmark and Share Nir Felder’s new release II. Never heard of him until I listened to a recent episode of the Chasing Frets podcast. The "Fire in August" track is what caught me with it’s great groove. Listening to the rest of the release lots of other gems.
facing west
Jul 13 2020
at 6:44 PM
Bookmark and Share Pat Metheny meets Martin Simpson? Didn’t think it was possible. But Scottish guitarist Stuart McCallum pulls it off on albums like Solitude and The Space Between. Brilliant stuff.
MarcNebo
Jul 10 2020
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Bookmark and Share franksexton: I also have been rediscovering many of Pat’s records (CDs) in my extensive collection from Bright Size Life to From This Place. ZTFS is the only one that I can’t get past the second track. I haven’t been able to figure out what Pat was trying to achieve, but on the first track I was amazed how he could shred for such a long time. One of these days I might get all the way through it, maybe if I pickup where I left off. Also during the Shutdown I brought out my box of magazines featuring Pat on the cover starting with 1979 Downbeat to 2019 Downbeat (over 30 magazines). I wish I had a way to post the Neil Tesser analysis of Pat in the 1979 Downbeat. He was very impressed by his talent and vision at such a young age (22). I did find it very funny that Neil said that he didn’t think he would sell more records than Chuck Mangionne.
djangocat
Jul 10 2020
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Bookmark and Share I have a flash drive with all of Pat’s Cd’s and most of the Cd’s that he is a sideman on. It also has whatever Miles Davis I have on it also. So I have been listening to a lot of that.
franksexton
Jul 09 2020
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Bookmark and Share MarcNebo ,I was stuck in traffic yesterday, luckily I had my JAZZ flash drive with most of Pat’s music on it. Random selection gave me Bad Hombre from Antonio that then caused me to listen to Sariel from Tap which then led me to Faith Healer from Trio live which in turn led me listen to Zero Tolerance for Silence Part 1. Only thing was given that Road Rage shooting are happening here on Detroit freeways , I didn’t feel safe to up the volume to much. ZTFS is maybe the least liked music that Pat has made and I don’t always get into it . by playing it as I did I was able to relate some of it’s elements to other of Pat’s more experimental works.
bhal
Jul 01 2020
at 11:15 AM
Bookmark and Share Pat Metheny Trio>Live, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers W/Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane & Don Cherry-The Avant- Garde, Dexter Gordon-Homecoming Live at the Village Vanguard
BobSmith1
Jun 26 2020
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Bookmark and Share New album from Marcin Wasilewski Trio and Joe Lovano on ECM called "Arctic Riff".
Gyuri
Jun 25 2020
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Bookmark and Share Thanks, MarcNebo. They’re on my radar.
tiny_tim
Jun 24 2020
at 9:26 AM
Bookmark and Share For some years I have been following Sophie Hunger (from Switzerland, but now based in Berlin).....here’s a chart from her latest album recorded in Abbey Lane Studios......https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=fmmu6ys0qho&fbclid=IwAR29Ip_A1zIIunDkVBFeEZH50Q_sRrz3hbMGdxgdtz7S7py3wIT2B13paNs
Dortboy
Jun 23 2020
at 9:15 AM
Bookmark and Share The Amazon Fairy brought us some good s****t last week: "Swallow Tales" by John Scofield is amazing, but of course we knew it would be; ditto "Rough And Rowdy Ways" by Bob Dylan... but the two most recent albums by Norah Jones - "Pick Me Up Off The Floor" and "Begin Again" - have commanded the most speaker time in our house, not least because NJ is Dortgirl’s Fantasy Lesbian Lover (which I encourage) but also because they are absolutely brilliant - great writing, great performances, tasteful production and, of course, Brian Blade. Check ’em all out. Peace from Porkopolis and stay safe, y’all...
MarcNebo
Jun 21 2020
at 8:49 PM
Bookmark and Share Yesterday I listened to Pilgrimage, Michael Brecker’s last recording. Pat, Brad Mehldau, Herbie Hancock, John Patitucci and Jack DeJohnette are the all-star band. It was recorded just before Michael died and he was very sick. In the liner notes Pat says he considers that Brecker’s best release and was amazed with his solos. It’s worth buying just for the tune Tumbleweed with Pat and Michael dueling and everyone else playing their butts off. I have been playing a lot of my Pat cd’s and other recordings he is on. Is helping me get through the shutdown. My life isn’t the same without live Jazz. Last year I saw 235 bands live (multiple bands some days and jam session bands). This year I am stuck on seventeen bands, since February.
MarcNebo
Jun 21 2020
at 8:34 PM
Bookmark and Share Gyuri: Check out his most recent recordings. A Moment’s Peace with Larry Goldings (piano & organ), Scott Colley (bass) and Brian Blade. More laid back Scofield and very good. Past Present with Joe Lovano, Larry Grenadier and Bill Stewart. Great combination of Lovano/Scofield and variety of material. Saw the band live two or three times. Country For Old Men with Larry Goldings, Steve Swallow and Bill Stewart. Great band playing Jazzed up Country tunes. Scofield’s guitar sings the vocals. Combo 66 with Gerald Clayton, Vicente Archer and Bill Stewart. Pretty much straight ahead great Jazz. New Scofield cd Swallow Tales is in the mail, due this week. I also saw Combo 66 twice last tour. I like all four of the records above. Like Pat each cd is very different from the previous one.
Gyuri
Jun 21 2020
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Bookmark and Share Roughly half of John Scofield’s output back to back. Having purchased dirt cheap and fallen in love with his 5 Original Albums box set, I quickly bought another 8 albums and can’t stop listening to them - "Who’s Who", the "Überjam" band stuff (including "Up All Night" and "Überjam 2"), "Blue Matter", "Loud Jazz" and "Electric Outlet" - and I haven’t finished yet. At the moment "Still Warm" from 1986 is playing. I already had "Quiet", "A Go Go" and the very recent "Hudson" (saw them in Budapest last year). He is pure genius.
MarcNebo
May 08 2020
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Bookmark and Share franksexton First thank you. Sariel is hard to describe. Starts like a chorus of ouds and morphs into rock-like wailing electric guitar and then back to the oud chorus and electric guitar to finish. I would have loved being in the studio with Antonio and Pat to see it being put together. I saw a John Zorn project several years ago at the Art Institute of Chicago. He had organized mostly Jazz musicians into groups that played in about a dozen galleries in the museum. I saw Julian Lage and another guitarist playing in front of Picasso’s famous painting of a guitarist. If I remember John Zorn composed all the songs, but let the musicians improvise. For the Picasso show I was sitting on the floor directly across from John Zorn sitting on the floor. I probably watched Zorn’s reactions half of the time during the performance. Lots of smiling going on.
franksexton
May 08 2020
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Bookmark and Share MarcNebo, I second you on Tap and esp. on Sariel. Killer tune, one of my Pat favorites.
MarcNebo
May 07 2020
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Bookmark and Share I revisited Pat Metheny/Tap John Zorn’s Book of Angels Volume 20. John Zorn composed all the songs but gave Pat a lot of freedom to make them his own. In the liner notes Zorn raves about Pat and vice versa. I don’t know much about John Zorn but I thought they were from different planets. I was wrong, it is very impressive and emotional music. One tune Sariel features some of Pat’s special guitars and it starts out with an oud chorus and morphs into electric guitars rocking out.Pat plays all the instruments except for Antonio Sanchez on drums. He even uses some of the Orchestrion instruments. I highly recommend that you track it down, you won’t be disappointed.
naut
May 01 2020
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Bookmark and Share Any of ’em are good, frank. I lean toward "Home Again," or you could do as David says on "What You Whispered" and "Start with the Ending." hehe Good listening, amigo.
franksexton
May 01 2020
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Bookmark and Share naut, thanks for the additional input, MELCAT has these other titles, I put the year in parenthesis : Reverie (2010), Open hand(2009) , Airstream(2008), What you whispered(2000), The very best of David Wilcox(2001), Underneath(1999), Turning point(19977), East Asheville Hardware(1995), Home again(1991)
naut
Apr 30 2020
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Bookmark and Share frank, that "Best of David Wilcox" is a laudable collection of songs, but I can’t recommend "Big Horizon" too highly, if you can find it. And many fans believe his ultimate best is the early "How Did You Find Me Here," a selection I would agree with wholeheartedly. The early "Home Again" is pretty top-notch too, though I think "HDYFMH" is a little stronger. -- "The Works" is good Jonatha, for sure, Rob. I like all her reocrds, but I’m particularly fond of "Steady Pull." The groove she gets on that title track is among my favorites of hers. (I also love the tune "When Two and Two Are Five," for its portrait of oblivion as much as anything. Not to diminish the brilliance of "So Much Mine," "At the Still Point," the title track of that fine angel album, and many more ....)
franksexton
Apr 30 2020
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Bookmark and Share Turns out that a number of David Wilcox’ recordings are available through Michigan Library MELCAT - If the libraries ever reopen I plan on checking those out. Here is the listing on his Best of (released in 2001): Eye of the hurricane -- Language of the heart -- Rusty old American dream -- How did you know to find me here -- Leave it like it is -- Johnny’s camaro (live) -- Saturday they’ll all be back again -- The kid -- Daddy’s money (live) -- Farther to fall -- Top of the roller coaster -- Covert war -- Advertizing man -- Last chance waltz -- Chet Baker’s unsung swan song -- Strong chemistry -- New world -- That’s what the lonely is for (alternate version) -- Break in the cup -- Furthest shore.
Rob B in CT
Apr 30 2020
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Bookmark and Share Jonatha Brooke is a favorite of mine, too, Naut. Was introduced to her via ’Plumb’ which led me to seek out the Story discs which are great. My favorite Jonatha album is ’The Works,’ mining unpublished Woody Guthrie lyrics and backed by Christian McBride, Joe Sample, and Steve Gadd. Pat includes Jonatha in his recommendations page.
naut
Apr 29 2020
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Bookmark and Share Yeah Rob, I caught David a time or two back in the day. Big Horizon is one of my favorites of his, in no small part because Jonatha Brooke and Jennifer Kimball are featured background singers on the majority of songs. And it’s some of best background singing I’ve ever heard (not including the Beatles). That’s when The Story was flying high, and David was fortunate and smart to get them on that album. I absolutely adore The Story’s first two records.
Rob B in CT
Apr 29 2020
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Bookmark and Share Hi, Naut. I have a few David Wilcox albums from 25-30 years ago and saw him once or twice during that period. I really enjoyed his work at the time. Good guitarist and songwriter. I’ll have to listen again soon. Thanks!
Kooltrane
Apr 29 2020
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Bookmark and Share Peter Bernstein-"Monk". Brilliant player and record.
naut
Apr 28 2020
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Bookmark and Share Anybody out there (in here?) like David Wilcox? Been listening to a dozen or so of his records I hadn’t visited in many years. His singing is comforting in these troubled times, and he’s one hell of a fine guitarist to boot.
bsl8081
Apr 22 2020
at 10:31 PM
Bookmark and Share Charles Lloyd and the Marvels- I Long to See You Amy Winehouse- Frank
naut
Apr 12 2020
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Bookmark and Share Yep, that’s a good’un (as mole might say), tilbanup. Steve plays some fine upright on that track and the whole record. That entire group is deluxe, on the three albums I have of their’n. Another showcase for Gwilym that I really like is the double-discer "Blues Vignette," which features trio jazz and some fine classical work. To be honest, I like most of Simcock’s recordings. / Note to all: Don’t forget to wash your face and don’t touch your hands!
molesoulsandal
Apr 12 2020
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Bookmark and Share checked out impossible gents doing let’s get deluxe . . . . thanks for recommendation - really dug/dig it.
harn
Apr 12 2020
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Bookmark and Share tilbanup, I’m very lucky living in Manchester UK as Gwilym Simcock plays here a lot. Impossible Gentlemen guitarist Mike Walker is based in Manchester so we get to see and hear both of them in various settings very frequently. When the current PM quartet was in its infancy, back in 2015, they did a short residency at Ronnie Scott’s in London and there was one piece in the set which I didn’t recognise. That turned out to be Everything Explained.
tilbanup
Apr 11 2020
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Bookmark and Share Naut; I was one of the first lucky people to see him perform that (Everything Explained)live in Perth Australia Check out his playing with The Impossible Gentlemen on a track called Let’s get Deluxe. Can’t get it out of my head as with Everything Explained and Same River
BobSmith1
Apr 10 2020
at 2:51 PM
Bookmark and Share Lonnie Liston Smith -- "Night Flower" from Exotic Mysteries with a 19 year old Marcus Miller killing it and David Hubbard playing lovely soprano. Just stellar, laid back, late 70’s mellow jazz (but the real thing) with long, singing melody lines. An old favorite that I picked up by chance back in ’79.
naut
Mar 30 2020
at 10:17 AM
Bookmark and Share Listening to Thana Alexa’s latest record "Ona." (Antonio’s a lucky man.) With her debut, "Ode to Heroes," on order. Check out her six & a half minute studio version of "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" on utube. Really terrific reading of that song. More to my liking than T4F’s original. The whole album is great. -- And I’m with you, harn: the new Muthspiel is very, very good. Especially love his acoustic playing.
harn
Mar 23 2020
at 8:08 PM
Bookmark and Share Wolfgang Muthspiel - Angular Blues with Scott Colley and Brian Blade. Lovely stuff, beautifully recorded as ever on ECM. Also I recently discovered sax player Zhenya Strigalev and my favourite thing I’ve heard by him is “The Change” with guitarist Federico Danneman.
Oystein
Mar 22 2020
at 10:53 AM
Bookmark and Share Philip Catherine - Oscar. Beautiful record
naut
Mar 16 2020
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Bookmark and Share Gwilym’s solo on "Everything Explained." Extraordinary!
BobSmith1
Mar 13 2020
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Bookmark and Share Kendrick Scott Oracle--"Cycling Through Reality" from Conviction. What a great groove. This is exciting music!
bluepno
Mar 11 2020
at 6:27 PM
Bookmark and Share Mal Waldron...Free At Last
broph
Mar 07 2020
at 8:35 AM
Bookmark and Share Eric Johnson’s new release "Waterwheel".
facing west
Mar 03 2020
at 9:59 AM
Bookmark and Share Checking out a young singer-guitarist called Oscar Jerome. Coming out of the London jazz scene, his influences seem to run from Wes Montgomery to J Dilla, George Benson and John Martyn. Fresh and creative.
bxl12378
Mar 02 2020
at 6:45 AM
Bookmark and Share Lines in the sand - Antonio Sanchez and Migration. For over a year now, almost daily...can’t help it...
Kooltrane
Feb 26 2020
at 1:51 PM
Bookmark and Share Beethoven 250th Anniversary stuff. Especially the late string quartets-almost like 19th century prog.
naut
Feb 26 2020
at 9:48 AM
Bookmark and Share Jon Christensen died on February 18, so I’ve been revisiting some of his work, especially his band Masqualero. He was a great drummer.
Gyuri
Feb 18 2020
at 2:39 PM
Bookmark and Share The magnificent Steely Dan and Donald Fagen, whatever’s been released from FTP and all PMG recordings
naut
Feb 18 2020
at 1:16 PM
Bookmark and Share Mitchell’s under-rated masterpiece "Mingus." Seems rather poignant at this particular time.
SEABOB
Feb 13 2020
at 6:45 PM
Bookmark and Share I cannot stop listening to...Same River ....and thinking of Lyle spirit. You will be sorely missed Sir Lyle Mays. Bob Conboy Oceanside,Calif
hman01
Feb 13 2020
at 8:48 AM
Bookmark and Share Fictionary- Didn’t fully appreciate it early on. But realized after time has passed how brilliant it is.
BobSmith1
Feb 11 2020
at 9:39 PM
Bookmark and Share "The Search" from American Garage. This song has been in my head all day after hearing of Lyle’s passing.
molesoulsandal
Feb 08 2020
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Bookmark and Share righto bobsmith1 - read the downbeat thing - great! and ’is that so’ gets my vote for album of the year - that’s what it gets!
BobSmith1
Feb 08 2020
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Bookmark and Share mole--There’s a nice one page article by Bill Milkowski in the Mar 2020 digital Downbeat--the Pat Metheny’s Grand Vision cover--free for anyone to read--about JM’s latest activities. It’s on the regular DB website too. Pic with him holding what might be the world’s most beautiful custom double neck w/Birds of Fire inlays. Agree on the new record, just stunningly beautiful!
molesoulsandal
Feb 08 2020
at 7:43 AM
Bookmark and Share the most amazing record i’ve heard in long time: john mclaughlin ’is that so’.
bsl8081
Feb 08 2020
at 4:08 AM
Bookmark and Share Dave Holland Sextet “Pass it on”. Sort of a mini big band sound. Eric Harland shredding as usual.
naut
Feb 07 2020
at 7:04 PM
Bookmark and Share The new Trilok Gurtu, ’God Is a Drummer.’ It’s really, really good -- off-the-charts exceptional.
molesoulsandal
Feb 02 2020
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Bookmark and Share i just wanted to chime in this morning and recommend a book called ’the bear comes home’, written by rafi zabor . . . . . if you’re not familiar with it, it’s a book about the jazz life (and lifestyle), and even what’s it’s like to be a ’minority’, and on the back of the dustcover of the book is a hearty recommendation from PM . . . . . anyone who ’knows’ will prolly adore the book . . . . indeed, it is ’fiction’, but, in the same breath, includes appearances by charlie haden, lester bowie, and other notable ’jazzers’ . . . . . i had recently recommended it to my friend ’naut’, and was thinking that most of you who frequent the garage would prolly dig it as well. hope so, anyhoo. cheers to all!
bhal
Feb 01 2020
at 1:23 AM
Bookmark and Share Right this instant - The Unity Sessions which caps off a day that began w/Sex Mob - Dime Grind Palace, followed by John Coltrane & Don Cherry - The Avant-Garde, The Grateful Dead - Dick’s Picks vol. 6 Hartford 10/14/83 disc 2 and Joe Henderson - Our Thing
BobSmith1
Jan 22 2020
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Bookmark and Share Aaron Parks-Digital Society from Little Big.
naut
Jan 15 2020
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Bookmark and Share Thanks for the heads-up that "Wide and Far" is out there, broph. Reminds me a bit of the first Unity Band record--the "black album." Linda sure sounds groovy. But enough with comparisons. It’s new Pat, and that’s always a blessing. 37 more days....
broph
Jan 15 2020
at 10:27 AM
Bookmark and Share "Far and Wide" from the new From This Place recording. The vibe reminds me of the vibe from the recordings on "Still Life (talking).
BobSmith1
Jan 13 2020
at 12:01 AM
Bookmark and Share Ry Cooder: Paris, Texas soundtrack on a decades old cassette. Masterpiece.
Kooltrane
Jan 05 2020
at 1:20 PM
Bookmark and Share John Abercrombie on ECM. Brilliant player.
molesoulsandal
Jan 02 2020
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Bookmark and Share speaking of keith jarrett, a friend of mine reminded me today about KJ’s incredible album called ’spirits’ . . . . . a double album with scarcely any piano on it . . . . a very, very transcendent and butiful record, that’s what that is.
molesoulsandal
Dec 30 2019
at 7:48 AM
Bookmark and Share love the salvant album ’for one to love’, especially her original tune ’fog’ . . . . . aaron diehl is such a plus in that group . . . . . . i dig the who . . . . always have . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . also naut, i know that it’s not customary to do this, but in order for us to ’stop meeting like this’, my email address is ’diagonaldreaming@outlook.com’, should you want to drop a line sumtime . . . . . . this life is short, and i don’t really subscribe to that tired old notion that we should all ’hide’ behind these ’monickers’ on these lovely threads and bang out our sweet hearts and souls in relative obscurity . . . . . friendships are often hard to spot here in these cloistered times, so i offer mine unfettered in hopes that we can break open what’s left of our battered world and enjoy each others’ joys, hopes, and inspirations . . . . . also wanted to add that keith jarrett’s ’facing you’ is STILL just about the cat’s meow as far as i’m concerned . . . . . as i, and others, have expressed on here, his ’composing’ is missed sorely (pat says that, too!) . . . . the standards trio is like no other, of course, but when someone can write like KJ can, it would be soooo great to see/hear him do it again!
naut
Dec 28 2019
at 9:10 PM
Bookmark and Share Just put "Soul Eyes" on hold at the lieberry. Didn’t know of her before. The only relatively young lionesses I’ve listen to of late include Cecile McLorin Salvant, Fatoumata Diawara, Jazzmeia Horn & Billie Holiday. Thanks for the rec, mole-man. BTW, if you get to it, I think you’ll find "Pinball" is a fairly breezy read. / Listened to some Who earlier this afternoon. You gotta admit that Townshend is one helluva lyrical and instrumental genius, and always has been. (We’ve got to stop meeting like this.)
molesoulsandal
Dec 28 2019
at 4:33 PM
Bookmark and Share has anybody been checking out kandace springs?
molesoulsandal
Dec 28 2019
at 7:46 AM
Bookmark and Share i will seek out ’pinball’ - have had it recommended before, down thru the ages, and just never have read it yet . . . . tanks for shout-out about it . . . . . . also, have been listening to jarrett’s ’nude ants’ . . . . it had been a while . . . . great garbarek on thattun!
naut
Dec 27 2019
at 11:03 AM
Bookmark and Share And to continue in the realm of music and litrajure for a moment, let me recommend Jerzy Kosinski’s 1982 novel "Pinball," which, although the epigraph doesn’t say as much, was written in part for George Harrison. If you haven’t read it, soul-man, you might find it somewhat absorbing. Much of it concerns classical music, pianists, the music biz, and other related sordid concerns.
molesoulsandal
Dec 26 2019
at 7:10 AM
Bookmark and Share saw the harrison interview - terrific . . . . . i think you’ll dig ’still here’, naut . . . . . of course ya will . . . who wouldn’t love a book full of compassion and empathy for other living ones . . . . . . hope every one has a wunnerful day and rest of their lives.
naut
Dec 24 2019
at 10:41 PM
Bookmark and Share Wanted to tap this in here since we’re sort of in the ballpark: Came upon a fine interview with Harrison on youtube titled "George Harrison - On Fame, Bliss and Consciousness (Last interview)." Thought some of you might find it enlightening, particularly our sandal-wearing compadre.
naut
Dec 24 2019
at 9:24 PM
Bookmark and Share Just ordered it, molester. Haven’t read any RD/RA in years. Thanks for the rec. You be my fave bibliographer in this here grungy garage. :)
molesoulsandal
Dec 24 2019
at 4:33 PM
Bookmark and Share ram dass’ book ’still here’ is also of great value . . . . m’ hero.
naut
Dec 23 2019
at 2:15 PM
Bookmark and Share George Harrison’s "Be Here Now" -- in memory of Ram Dass, who dropped his body Sunday, and whose book of the same title I read many moons ago that set me on part of the path....
naut
Dec 05 2019
at 8:13 PM
Bookmark and Share Beautiful song, broph. One of Pat’s more pensive compositions. As mole might say, "it’s on the utuber too."
broph
Dec 05 2019
at 9:47 AM
Bookmark and Share "You Are" from Pat’s new release. As a pre-order customer from "From This Place" an email just showed up in my inbox.
MrMike
Dec 03 2019
at 12:58 PM
Bookmark and Share Tal Wilkenfeld most recent cd. New Scott Henderson cd. and "Escalator over the Hill" Carla Bley’s early 70’s release.
BobSmith1
Nov 24 2019
at 11:25 AM
Bookmark and Share Steve Eliovson and Collin Walcott, "Venice" from Dawn Dance.
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