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bevCyclone
Feb 07 2011
at 3:01 PM
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naut
Mar 30 2020
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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
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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
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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
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Bookmark and Share Mal Waldron...Free At Last
broph
Mar 07 2020
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Bookmark and Share Eric Johnson’s new release "Waterwheel".
facing west
Mar 03 2020
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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
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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
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Bookmark and Share Beethoven 250th Anniversary stuff. Especially the late string quartets-almost like 19th century prog.
naut
Feb 26 2020
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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
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Bookmark and Share The magnificent Steely Dan and Donald Fagen, whatever’s been released from FTP and all PMG recordings
naut
Feb 18 2020
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Bookmark and Share Mitchell’s under-rated masterpiece "Mingus." Seems rather poignant at this particular time.
SEABOB
Feb 13 2020
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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
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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
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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
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Bookmark and Share the most amazing record i’ve heard in long time: john mclaughlin ’is that so’.
bsl8081
Feb 08 2020
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Bookmark and Share Ry Cooder: Paris, Texas soundtrack on a decades old cassette. Masterpiece.
Kooltrane
Jan 05 2020
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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
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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
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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
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Bookmark and Share has anybody been checking out kandace springs?
molesoulsandal
Dec 28 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Bookmark and Share ram dass’ book ’still here’ is also of great value . . . . m’ hero.
naut
Dec 23 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Bookmark and Share Steve Eliovson and Collin Walcott, "Venice" from Dawn Dance.
bhp6021
Nov 14 2019
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Bookmark and Share Just streamed America Undefined from the forthcoming album. Good to have something to look forward to!
Oystein
Nov 13 2019
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Bookmark and Share Revisiting the master John McLaughlin, with my two favourites; Electric Guitarist and Electric Dreams.
Ferbarcel
Oct 24 2019
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Bookmark and Share Never Too Far Away from Q and A.
naut
Oct 20 2019
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Bookmark and Share A bunch of Ravi Shankar, especially from a 10-discer titled "The Ravi Shankar Collection," on EMI, and "Passages," with Glass, which I’ve loved for nigh thirty years. Has anyone read either of Ravi’s autobiographies, "Raga Mala" or "My Music, My Life"? I’m lookin’ at you, mole-meister.
wtk
Oct 19 2019
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Bookmark and Share I recently re-foamed a set of vintage BOSE 901 speakers that had been sitting in my friends basement for a good number of years (18 4 inch speakers on all). In giving them a sonic workout, I have been listening to everything from Mark Knopfler (solo and Dire Straits), Paul Simon, Pink Floyd, to Kevin Eubanks and of course Pat Metheny. Recently enjoyed listening the the live DVD of The Way Up. I had forgotten what a complex, great piece of music this was. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
BobSmith1
Oct 16 2019
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Bookmark and Share Marcus Miller "Setembro (Brazilian Wedding Song)" from Renaissance. Man, Marcus channeling Jaco’s fretless but making it his own! Also Gretchen Parlato and Ruben Blades on vocals.
Kooltrane
Oct 13 2019
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Bookmark and Share King Crimson. Discipline, Beat, Thrak etc. Adrien Belew-underrated guitar whiz; Bruford-one of the all time greats, Levin-The Stick Man and Fripp-a true genius.
naut
Oct 04 2019
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Bookmark and Share Emily - "Firefly" Oh boy!
molesoulsandal
Oct 04 2019
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Bookmark and Share aaaahhhhhh . . . . ’take me there’ . . . . . what a piece thattun is!
franksexton
Oct 03 2019
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Bookmark and Share Take Me There from Quartet.
foxesfred
Sep 30 2019
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Bookmark and Share Blue World-Coltrane and his Classic Quartet
SEABOB
Sep 29 2019
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Bookmark and Share Love Cheili Minucci alot Listening to Come as you are and Anything and Everything. Very melodic playing grew up Huntington,Long Island
naut
Sep 27 2019
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Bookmark and Share Since there’s nothing going on in the news, I’m checking out Joel Harrison’s new, fantastic record, "Still Point: Turning World" (TSE). It’s utterly, unimpeachably brilliant--mixing East & West, guitar, tabla, sarode, sax, traditional jazz rhythm section with a vast panoply of other instruments. This is some terrific stuff.
naut
Sep 12 2019
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Bookmark and Share Jazzmeia Horn, a fine young grammy-nominated (not that there’s anything wrong with that) singer who can scat like Ella when she wants to.
molesoulsandal
Sep 06 2019
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Bookmark and Share speaking of bill frisell, there’s a live version of the old chestnut ’on the street where you live’ on the utuber, where BF reharmonizes the pee out of it, and petra haden and hank roberts sing it sooo gorgeously . . . . . frisell has said that petra has one of those voices that you can rub up against musically . . . at any rate, it’s a great version of a great ole’ tune . . . . btw, bassist/singer luke bergmann is, i think, just off-camera, but contributing to the glorious proceedings nevertheless . . . . .
molesoulsandal
Sep 06 2019
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Bookmark and Share i love early frisell on the eberhard weber record on ECM called ’fluid rustle’, from 1979.
Kooltrane
Sep 05 2019
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Bookmark and Share All things Bill Frisell. The art of space.
sunship
Sep 05 2019
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Bookmark and Share Bob Smith, I agree 100percent with everything you stated about the new David Crosby release. Yes, the production is phenomenal. I love it. I wonder what this may had sounded like if it were a CSN recording. Probably completely different. Its always great to see an artist release the best album of their career after such a long career. I think this is his best solo work. Its deep.
molesoulsandal
Sep 05 2019
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Bookmark and Share hey naut - i like that stuff ’bout ’stacked mary possum’ . . . laughed out loud, fer sure . . . . . hornsby’s always been a good ’un, and was so glad he summoned up the ’courage’, as he puts it, to record w/christian & jack . . . . i hope he puts out another record similar to thattun . . . . cheers.
naut
Sep 04 2019
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Bookmark and Share Thanks for the nudge back to "Camp Meeting," mole. Really good album--even better this time around. I am left wondering what "stacked Mary possum" is. Sounds like some funky Thanksgiving dish served only at the Hornsby table. hehe
molesoulsandal
Sep 01 2019
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Bookmark and Share bobsmith1 . . . . i feel the same as you about ’here if you listen’ . . . incredible record!
BobSmith1
Aug 31 2019
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Bookmark and Share sunship: Thanks for the heads-up on David Crosby: "Here If You LIsten". I thought "Croz" was amazing but this record is a true masterpiece and one of the finest records ever produced by anyone. I also must say that the production and engineering is so impressive that this album should be the "go to" for anyone that wants to hear what is possible in the digital domain. Every single song is an experience in its own right and this album survives multiple listens with something new discovered almost every time. I can’t say I’ve been as impressed with anything in recent or fairly distant memory. David and his band mates have given everyone a true gift with this recording and my ultimate compliment to an artist is, and it very much applies here, that this record could actually change someones life.
molesoulsandal
Aug 23 2019
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Bookmark and Share been listening to that terrific bruce hornsby record called ’camp meeting’, w/mcbride & dejohnette . . . great stuff, that apparently pat had a lot to do with encouraging BH to jump in w/both feet and do that thang.
hman01
Aug 22 2019
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Bookmark and Share Glad you enjoyed it Mole. I love that whole recording. Another neat piece on there is called "Piano Break Song".
naut
Aug 21 2019
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Bookmark and Share Speaking of guest guitarists: Kurt Rosenwinkel plays some sweet axe on Aaron Goldberg’s album "Worlds"--song called "Oud to Omer" (nice pun). I think you’d like it mole, KR fan that you are. Listening to it as we speak....
molesoulsandal
Aug 21 2019
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Bookmark and Share hman01 . . . . just listened to ’ballad for E’ . . . . what a great piece - thanks for the turn-on . . . . i love that particular sound pat gets on a 6-string acoustic . . . . ’course, ALL the sounds he gets on ALL his axes are always the best!
hman01
Aug 21 2019
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Bookmark and Share Magnus Ostrum-Thread of Life. Nice playing by Pat on a tune called "Ballad for E".
franksexton
Aug 19 2019
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Bookmark and Share "Finding and Believing" from Secert Sort Live is also great. Yes, Pat the Composer of Great Music ! Please a new album(s)!
colinl52
Aug 15 2019
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Bookmark and Share Oystein, thanks for the Monkey House recommendation, enjoying the last two albums very much
patsfan
Aug 12 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Bookmark and Share Both of Towner’s magnificent Solstice records: the eponymous debut & "Sound and Shadows." Mystery, depth, color, evocation
molesoulsandal
Jul 28 2019
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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
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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
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Bookmark and Share Sami Linna Quartet.....really digging this!
naut
Jul 09 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Bookmark and Share A favorite of mine-Infinity-McCoy Tyner featuring Michael Brecker
Oystein
Apr 04 2019
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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
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