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bevCyclone
Feb 07 2011
at 3:01 PM
What music are you listening to now?
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MarcNebo
Sep 25 2022
at 2:22 PM
Bookmark and Share patsfan : Never heard of that record and can’t locate at allmusic.com. Whose record was it?
patsfan
Sep 24 2022
at 11:15 PM
Bookmark and Share Ha be been listening to Indigo Dreamstakes….. Jack Dejonnette, Pat, Herbie Hancock, etc…. it’s a very beautiful album and I’ll listen to it forever ! And
facing west
Sep 24 2022
at 1:28 PM
Bookmark and Share Makaya McCraven’s latest, In These Times. Jazz with a hip hop sensibility. Another guy who is at home in the producer’s chair. Sounds like the future.
JamesInNC
Sep 23 2022
at 8:13 PM
Bookmark and Share Revealer...Madison Cunningham’s latest.
MarcNebo
Sep 23 2022
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Bookmark and Share Kenny Burrell, Be Yourself : Live at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola from 2010. Another of Pat’s influences and I can see why. Excellently recorded live show with Benny Green on piano, Peter Washington and two young musicians on drums an tenor saxophone and flute.. Jazz Standards with a really Bluesy version of Bag’s Groove. Highly recommended especially for guitar fans. Excellent playing by all with the young musicians hanging in there with the three Jazz veterans. Check out Bag’s Groove at least, you’ll be glad you did.
Oystein
Sep 22 2022
at 8:42 AM
Bookmark and Share View With a Room - Julian Lage. Brilliant music that needs more listening.
MarcNebo
Sep 21 2022
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Bookmark and Share After re-listening to Jim Hall & Pat Metheny I played the three Jim Hall records (CD) in my collection. I first played Concierto with an all-star band. Excellent record widely considered his best. Next up was Jim Hall & Basses, duets and trios with Scott Colley, Charlie Haden, Dave Holland, George Mraz "The Bad Czech" and Christian McBride. Very good record with excellent playing by all. Interesting idea with very good results. Last up was Subsequently with his new quartet with Toots Thielemans and a twenty year old saxophonist on several cuts. Another excellent Jim Hall record with a great band with a nice variety of music. The common thread through all three records is the quality of the recordings. Concierto was on CTI (Creed Taylor Inc.) and was recorded at Van Gelder Studios, doesn’t get better than that.
Gyuri
Sep 16 2022
at 4:23 PM
Bookmark and Share "Rollback" by Horslips, an unplugged recording of the legendary Irish band of the 1970s
MarcNebo
Sep 15 2022
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Bookmark and Share Metheny Mehldau & Metheny Mehldau Quartet, both excellent. My usual deep listening (headphones on, eyes closed) and listen to Pat’s Podcasts first. Pat & Brad had a great mutual admiration for each others music and over several years both said we should play together. When they finally got together they ended up with twelve duet songs and twelve with the quartet (Brad’s trio). Brad stated in one of the podcasts that they both wrote the music for the Metheny Mehldau Quartet (not Brad Mehldau Trio with Pat). Pat, Brad and Bob Hurwith (Nonesuch Records) decided to put 8 duets and 2 quartet tunes on Metheny Mehldau and 7 quartet and 4 duets on the Metheny Mehldau Quartet records. Both records are great with excellent playing by all four musicians. Excellent recording with excellent balance with all the instruments. Many excellent duets and quartet songs. Highly recommended by me. I would love to hear the three quartet tracks that were cut and a reunion tour and record.
molesoulsandal
Sep 15 2022
at 10:56 AM
Bookmark and Share ’course, love toots! the enemies of energy, the next step, deep song, the remedy and especially the heartcore album (as opposed to the record label which is great, too) are my faves from KR, altho it’s hard to pick just 3 or 4. i also dig his star of jupiter record - heck, i just love em all!
naut
Sep 14 2022
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Bookmark and Share Dat was you, mole-ster?? Well shut my mouth and call me Fried Potaters. Will wonders never cease? Anyhoo, I’ve been listening to a bunch of KR over the past few weeks, including some boots of him and Bernstein that’re good. I didn’t care much for Caipi when it first came out, but I like it a good deal better now. I still need to spin The Enemies of Energy & The Next Step. Also been listening to some Toots, with Lyle, Sco, Broadbent, McBride, Krall et al. Toots is always timeless and terrific. Toodle-loo (from da French)
molesoulsandal
Sep 13 2022
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Bookmark and Share thanks, sir naut . . . i was actually the author of the rosenwinkel quote you alluded to (as am sure you know), and still am diggin the shit outta all his stuff, including that ’caipi’ album . . . . . cheers to ya!!
naut
Sep 12 2022
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Bookmark and Share Back in the stone(d) age, somebody wrote: "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?" -- INDUBITABLY!
MarcNebo
Sep 04 2022
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Bookmark and Share John Scofield’s new record "John Scofield" solo guitar with Boomerang Looper (loops). Mostly cover tunes from Traditional, Jimmy Van Heusen (composer, not shirt-maker), Keith Jarrett and more of his favorite songs plus several original tunes. Very mellow music, but usual great playing by Scofield. The loops add interesting depth to the lead, like rhythm guitar. Pat’s most recent solo records were just Pat and a guitar and Bill Frisell’s most recent solo record "Music IS" had overdubs of other instruments and loops. Great article/interview in the July/August JazzTimes with Scofield and the record. I recommend checking it out.
naut
Sep 01 2022
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Bookmark and Share Lyle’s lovely keys on "Goodbye." - BTW, there’s a follow-up to MoodSwing and RoundAgain called LongGone due out Septober 9. Should be another good’un. (Now who might say that?)
MarcNebo
Aug 31 2022
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Bookmark and Share foxesfred : Moodswing was and still is a great record. I picked up Round Again (reunion of the now all-star band). I also caught the band live in Chicago back in April. All the musicians were excellent, especially Redman & McBride. So far my favorite show of the year. Great record also, check it out.
Oystein
Aug 31 2022
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Bookmark and Share The new release from Yellowjackets; Parallel Motion. Just good music.
foxesfred
Aug 28 2022
at 7:03 PM
Bookmark and Share Moodswing-Redman-Mehldau-McBride-Blade
MarcNebo
Aug 27 2022
at 11:09 AM
Bookmark and Share Jim Hall & Pat Metheny, another great but overlooked record. It’s been some years since I last listened to it, but I decided to check it out again. The Podcast with Pat Jim inspired me. In the Podcast Pat said his three favorite guitarist were Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell and Jim Hall. The record was released in 1999 and is part live and part in the studio. Thankfully Pat was recorded on the Right channel and Jim on the Left, so when I used my headphones I didn’t need a program. I heard traces of Jim Hall in Pat’s playing on the record. My favorite track is Summertime, but the record is loaded with great songs. 4 of Pat’s tunes, 4 of Jim’s and 5 improvised songs and the rest by others.
MarcNebo
Aug 25 2022
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Bookmark and Share facing west : I agree and at Pat’s The Road To You podcast he said that record and Travels really showed where the band was at at that time. Check out the Podcast Pat said it a lot better than me. Also I think Pat’s at his best live in person or on record. It also shows how every time the play a song it’s different interpretation.
Kooltrane
Aug 22 2022
at 12:45 PM
Bookmark and Share Chicago Live at Carnegie Hall (don’t laugh all you PM Devotees). A dated, glorious, nostalgic mess, highlighted by bad recording and some inspired performances. Listen to "Ballet for a Girl in BUCKannon"-totally cool.
facing west
Aug 13 2022
at 10:53 AM
Bookmark and Share Thanks Marc. I think Travels (the album) from 1983 is also a good indication of where the band was at and where they were headed. But here’s the thing: if any other band had put out America Garage it would have been a high water mark. For Pat, it was an experiment among many. He also calls it research-and ultimately went in a different, more original direction. But if another band had put out American Garage, it would be their masterpiece. Similarly, The Beatles out-takes from The White Album would be considered another band’s best work. It’s just that Pat and The Beatles set such incredibly high standards, their ‘lesser’ work gets judged accordingly.
MarcNebo
Aug 12 2022
at 5:42 PM
Bookmark and Share facing west : You are right about not hearing songs played from American Garage from 1979-1983. I went to a great source for Pat’s concerts, Pat Metheny Database. Frequently the set lists are shown. In 1979 and 1980 the PMG only played 3-4 songs from AG. From 1981-1983 it looks like (Cross The) Heartland and American Garage were played to end the shows. I remember after the PMG (White Album) came out, most of the songs from it were played at every show I saw for quite a few years. Pat has two posts at Question & Answer at this website. Search "American Garage" to locate them. I was never a Beatles fan, so I have no comment on their White Album.
facing west
Aug 12 2022
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Bookmark and Share Molesoul, I agree with that critic … The Beatles White Album would be better as a single. :)
molesoulsandal
Aug 10 2022
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Bookmark and Share a ’critic’ was giving paul mccartney shit one time about that the beatles’ ’white album’ would have been ’better’ if it were a single album rather than a double album and paulie said to this ’critic’: ’hey - it’s the bloody beatles’ white album - shaddup!’ . . . . . . . . . i think i could say the same thing to all of you ’american garage’ naysayers: ’it’s the bloody pat metheny group’s american garage album - shaddup!’
facing west
Aug 10 2022
at 9:08 AM
Bookmark and Share Did a search on PMG at Convocation Hall and its listed as 1982. Found it in a story about Linda Manzer -- that was the night she famously met Pat face-to-face. So 1982, the Offramp tour? I mostly remember tunes from the White Album. Even though I was in the very last row, it was still an awesome show (my first live Pat experience). I still stand by my original comment--I don’t remember any tunes from American Garage.
facing west
Aug 06 2022
at 9:38 AM
Bookmark and Share Marc, I agree that American Garage (the album) sounds of its time. Hey, they were young guys. It’s hard to believe that the White Album (Pat Metheny Group) actually came first. The White Album is so advanced & cohesive: a landmark 70s album. I believe I saw the White Album tour at Convocation Hall in Toronto, and I don’t think they played anything from American Garage. What I do remember is that after the show, the guy beside said American Garage was his fave record. He wasn’t disappointed (it was a killer show), just sounded kind of wistful. But I don’t think many of those AG songs were toured a whole lot. Curious if you or others have thoughts on that.
MarcNebo
Aug 05 2022
at 9:20 PM
Bookmark and Share Oystein : Glad someone else appreciates it. I also agree that Watercolors, "The White Album", and Offramp hold up today. I listened to American Garage recently and it sounded dated.
Oystein
Aug 05 2022
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Bookmark and Share Marc: Watercolors is one of my favourite Pat M. recordings. It`s the precursor to the first Pat Metheny Group. Eberhart Weber does some fantastic bass work here, passing on the fretless torch to Mark Egan in the following years. I bought this album immediately after having been struck by lightning by the release of the "white album" a few days before... Favourite tracks are Icefire; a beautiful solo piece from Pat, and River Quay, a tune that points the direction for the later PMG. I still give Watercolors a spin on the vinyl player quite often. Timeless.
facing west
Aug 01 2022
at 10:07 AM
Bookmark and Share Listening to Dougie Stu’s 2020 album Familiar Future. Love it. Got that great Chicago post-progressive sound. Jeff Parker on guitar. Shades of Lonnie Liston Smith and Alice Coltrane. This is on heavy rotation at my house. Jeff Parker is one of the most interesting guitarists around, and Dougie Stu’s music is a great way to check him out.
MarcNebo
Jul 28 2022
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Bookmark and Share Pat’s second record, Watercolors with Lyle Mays (piano only), Eberhard Weber and Dan Gottlieb. I think an excellent overlooked record by Pat. Distinct ECM production, but unmistakable Pat guitar playing and compositions. Some of Lyle’s best piano playing. Pat does a 15-string Harpguitar solo (unaccompanied). I think this record holds up well today. Several songs were familiar from the early year live shows. This music was some of the songs I first heard at my first few shows by the PMG back in 1977 and 1978. It was at the Amazingrace Coffeehouse in Evanston IL. I currently live a block from where it was. Anyone else a fan of Watercolors? What’s your take?
MarcNebo
Jul 28 2022
at 8:23 PM
Bookmark and Share Pat Metheny Group, American Garage. I liked it when it was released, but I liked the previous record Pat Metheny Group (the white album) and Offramp a lot more. This listening AG sounded dated and Pat’s come a long way. I’ve read twice at here at Question And Answer that Pat has said that record has not been one of his favorite. He even said he doubled over laughing when he listened to it twenty years later. I think this is the only one of Pat’s first ten records that doesn’t hold up today. BSL was groundbreaking and Watercolors was very much in the ECM sound. Somehow Pat was able to record for ECM for many years, but have more control than other artists on the label. It was probably part his personality and confidence.
naut
Jul 27 2022
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Bookmark and Share All of Sun Bear Concerts
facing west
Jul 22 2022
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Bookmark and Share Nick Walters and the Paradox Orchestra’s Implicate Order. Nick is the best ensemble composer since Pat Metheny. You heard it here first.
tiny_tim
Jul 19 2022
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Bookmark and Share What I would not give (since ever)... to pay for my (most beautiful) musical virus .... for a time travel device for this.....hands up my fellow Metheny tribe? Takers??? I am fully invested.... be a witness.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oAoSZ2y1cw
Dudely
Jul 03 2022
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Bookmark and Share Paul Simon Rhythm Of The Saints
MarcNebo
Jul 01 2022
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Bookmark and Share If you are interested in the Jazz scene across "the Pond" checkout Jazzwise magazine. They mostly write about non- US based musicians. Very pricey magazine (mailed from England), but Digital Edition available also. Great magazine, but Downbeat and JazzTimes works best for me. The July issue of Downbeat had an article New Sounds From Europe! They asked five of their European to select 15 musicians or groups for the article.
BobSmith1
Jul 01 2022
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Bookmark and Share facing west-Yeah, the Kaidi Tatham is really something and great driving music as long as you don’t get too into it! I totally agree with the William Gibson quote. Interesting the line of influence from Donald Byrd/Mizell Bros. to today and Theo Croker’s studies with him. Yeah and speaking of the UK scene, another record that you must hear if you already haven’t is Hemai (Louie Hemus) and his album "Strange Beauty". This record is pretty much indescribable and I think he plays many of the instruments on it. At 22 years old it just makes you wonder...where does this stuff come from? How does someone digest and process seemingly all music from everywhere and create something brand new at such a young age? Genius I guess. I think someone reviewed it and said it was like jazz from Mars but man it is funky and musical and so dense and complex you can hear something new every time! If you check out Little Dragon, their first self-titled is really good and for Moonchild my favorite is Voyager.
facing west
Jul 01 2022
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Bookmark and Share Hey Bob, thank you for the recommendations. I’m sitting here in the morning sunshine listening to Kaidi Tatham: An Insight to All Minds real loud. Great stuff, and more proof that the UK music scene is really happening. From what I’ve read so far, Kaidi is in the ’legendary’ category--so happily I’ve got a lot more to explore. Will also check out your other recommendations as well. As for Theo, my take is that BLK2LifeIIA Future Past and Love Quantum are the work of a visionary artist. Theo and Kaidi’s music remind me of the William Gibson quote: "The future is already here. It’s just not evenly distributed." BTW, Theo studied with Donald Byrd at Oberlin. I think Donald Byrd’s jazz - funk records with the Mizell Brothers back in the day are hugely influential on the jazz+funk+r&b+hip hop scene today. Of course, the critics didn’t like it. It’s not easy being ahead of your time.
BobSmith1
Jun 30 2022
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Bookmark and Share facing west--discovered Theo Croker by chance on the new discoveries channel on Tidal. Amazing! My intro was his record Blk2life//A Future Past and I’ve just started listening to his new one, Love Quantum. He has an interesting bio, spent a long period of residence in Shanghai and graduate of Oberlin College Conservatory. There’s something big going on in the modern Jazz/Funk/R&B world these days, really outside the box stuff. If you haven’t already you might want to check out Kaidi Tatham: An Insight To All Minds, and a guy from Montreal, Anomalie (Nicolas Dupuis) from Montreal and his new album Galerie (especially his take on Herbie Hancock’s Come Running To Me). Also, anything by Moonchild or Little Dragon.
naut
Jun 30 2022
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Bookmark and Share "The Beatitudes," composed by Vladimir Martynov and performed by Kronos Quartet.
facing west
Jun 27 2022
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Bookmark and Share Theo Croker’s new album, Love Quantum. Second great album in two years from Theo, who is Doc Cheatam’s grandson and a former student of Donald Byrd. Soul-jazz-funk-hip-hop-r&b summer music supreme.
MarcNebo
Jun 23 2022
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Bookmark and Share BobSmith1, Very funny story about the Rodby trio show. During the show a homeless man strolled in to get out of the cold weather. The club owner quickly turned him away and he left dropping F-bombs as he left. The two glass Exit doors were offset so as he opened the first door, he walked right into the glass window next to the outside door. Loud impact noise, but no damage done. John Campbell the pianist announced every time we play Round Midnight something happens.
bt1972
Jun 20 2022
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Bookmark and Share "White Caps"- From Dave Liebman's album of 10+ years ago featuring Pat laying down some seriously unique sounds on (I assume) the GR300. Arkadia Jazz All-Stars "Out and Out jazz" recording, featuring many other greats as well (Chris Potter, John Patitucci).
BobSmith1
Jun 13 2022
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Bookmark and Share MarcNebo--The Great Lawn is a wonderful record, very unique, brilliant and quite unknown. From a search I see that Mr. Rodby has been artist in residence at UW School of Music in Seattle since 2018. Those lucky students! I wonder who the guitarist and pianist was that you saw him with in Evanston? Fred Simon and and David Onderdonk come to mind but you probably would have remembered them. Haven’t heard from Fred in the Garage for a while. Fred’s "Remember The River" and "Since Forever" are two great outings with Steve on bass and you can really hear him in the mix.
Dudely
Jun 13 2022
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Bookmark and Share Hold The Line Toto
MarcNebo
Jun 12 2022
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Bookmark and Share BobSmith1 : Great analysis of Steve Rodby, and I agree 100percent. Steve’s career with the Pat Metheny Group started with Offramp (1981) and ended with The Way Up (2005), the last PMG record. I think Pat had respect, trust and the realization that Steve had a lot to offer the band right from the start Pat, Lyle and Steve have been the constant in the ever evolving band lineup and responsible for the distinct sound of the PMG. Within four years from his entry in the band, Steve was the co-producer of every record under Pat’s name to this day (Side-Eye). Steve has always been one of my favorite bass players and I would love to see him playing live with Pat again. Twenty-four years as the PMG bassist and 37 years as co-producer, that must be a record. Years ago I got to see Steve live in a small Jazz club in Evanston IL. He was playing in a trio with a Chicago-based guitarist and pianist. I still have his duo LP with the guitarist, Ross Traut, The Great Lawn.
BobSmith1
Jun 10 2022
at 3:20 PM
Bookmark and Share Paul McCandless "Turning To You" from Premonition. Struck again by Steve Rodby’s unique bass playing. It’s so hard to describe his bass genius/describe his thing. Subtlety, precision, very drum-connected, a sort of band leading encyclopedic knowledge of all parts of a song but especially the melody, in the sense of moving the song forward in a way that if you listen closely, almost seems as if he’s playing a micro-fraction of a second in front of the changes, guiding the way forward, but supporting and being aware of every part of the song at all times. All the greats do this but each in their own totally unique, individual way. Marc Johnson and Dave Holland come to mind and there are others. But Steve does this thing that he tracks the melody in a way that is so subtle and understated, but if you train your ear to listen to what he’s doing it blows you away. He just seems to know the exact right thing to play in each instant, like there could be no other perfectly appropriate set of notes possible. No wonder he is such demand as a player, producer and teacher. He is a bass player that is totally inimitable.
molesoulsandal
Jun 08 2022
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Bookmark and Share ’a long time ago in a village of pain . . . . ron and i endeavored to stop the pain’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . we’re still listening to ’third wind’ - it’s still beyond what we all thought was coming up. here on the ’garage’ we used to have ’naut’ & ’mole’ - now we have ’dudely’ & ’marc’. it’s all so cute but nobody ever shows up - it’s like a play . . . . . . one where no one ever comes out onstage. these kiddos are without feathers sometimes, and it’s always funny when they don’t show, isn’t it? keeping it between the ditches, i remain, molesoulsandal. highest regards to the naut man - he’s one of a special kind, says i.
Dudely
Jun 08 2022
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Bookmark and Share Marc, that’s a band. YouTube Silver Lining and tell me what you think.
Dudely
Jun 07 2022
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Bookmark and Share Rush Cold Fire
Dudely
Jun 06 2022
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Bookmark and Share Donald Fagen The New Breed
Dudely
Jun 04 2022
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Bookmark and Share And I am listening and watching the French Open at this very moment, contemporaneously, as they/ I, say OLEY!
Dudely
Jun 04 2022
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Bookmark and Share Greg Laswell The One I Love
MarcNebo
Jun 02 2022
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Bookmark and Share Bill Frisell Trio (Thomas Morgan, bass and Rudy Royston, drums) Valentine. Very good record with excellent playing by all. Rudy is one of my favorite drummers and is under-rated is very creative on this record. Thomas Morgan is a great bass player. I have two Frisell records that are duos with Morgan. Bill says Thomas has a telepathic way of knowing what Frisell is playing next. My only complaint is the record doesn’t have enough variety in tempo or dynamics. Frisell is always #1 or #2 in the annual Downbeat Critics Poll. Pat’s lower on the list and #1 every year in the annual Downbeat Readers Poll. Personally I think Pat is superior in playing and variety in his records.
MarcNebo
Jun 02 2022
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Bookmark and Share Dudely, is that a band or do you need a First Aid Kit?
MarcNebo
May 31 2022
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Bookmark and Share facing west, I was amazed how well it fit in with that song. I may have to see what other Pat songs he will join in with. Any suggestions welcome. Every morning I am serenaded by many birds outside my windows. I am on the third floor of a condominium I am in a corner unit so I have an East view (facing east0 and a South view. Lots of tall and full trees and power lines for the birds to perch on. I will let everyone here now if I ever get a bird chorus to sing along to one of Pat’s songs.
Dudely
May 30 2022
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Bookmark and Share First Aid Kit
facing west
May 30 2022
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Bookmark and Share Yeah, Marc. You know you’re playing the right stuff when the Cardinals join in.
MarcNebo
May 30 2022
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Bookmark and Share The Secret Story Deluxe Edition, Bonus CD. While I was listening to the second track, Look Ahead a male Cardinal in the treetop off my balcony (3rd floor) joined in. It worked so well that I had to look at the song credits. I wasn’t in the room with my stereo so it sounded like it was on the CD. He sat out the last three songs, maybe didn’t know those songs.
facing west
May 28 2022
at 8:41 AM
Bookmark and Share Loving Ravi Shankar’s Chants of India, produced by George Harrison in 1997. Not sure how I overlooked this masterpiece. The album reunites Shankar and Harrison with English musician and arranger John Barham. Just superb.
Oystein
May 25 2022
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Bookmark and Share Moving Forward, by the key player Oli Howe and his trio. Could be described as `70/`80s jazz with 2022-chops. Brilliant musicians that shine all the way through this album, and tese guys may just be the future of music. My favourite track so far, is "Too Many Kicks".
facing west
May 20 2022
at 10:13 AM
Bookmark and Share A young multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, producer called Sly5thAve. Everything he does is worth checking out. Some of it has a Miles Davis meets Gil Evans vibe. His latest, Agua de Jamaica, was recorded in Mexico City. I’ve never been, but this album makes me feel like I’m right there on the streets.
naut
May 20 2022
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Bookmark and Share Joey Alexander’s new one, Origin. Larry on bass, Kendrick on skins, Gilad on six-string on three tracks, and Chris on soprano & tenor on three tracks. Pat’s bound to like this one. I sure do.
Dudely
May 14 2022
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Bookmark and Share Check out The Mighty Oaks; Just One Day
MarcNebo
May 07 2022
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Bookmark and Share Air by Martin Wind New York Bass Quartet. I believe five of the songs feature only the four bassist playing and the other songs are with Lenny White, Matt Wilson on drums and Gary Versace (piano, organ, accordion). Beautiful compositions and arrangement and excellent playing by all. The record starts and ends with Air by JS Bach (first four bass version and trio version at the end. Only three originals from Martin Wind, a Beatles Medley, Birdland (Weather Report), Tell Her You Saw Me (Pat) and Silence (Charlie Haden). It’s an excellent feel good record with a lot of surprises. Amazing how four bassist playing together can generate such high & low volume. I highly recommend it.
Oystein
May 05 2022
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Bookmark and Share Jazz Sabbath vol. 1 and 2. Interesting approach, and a great tribute to the pioneers of heavy rock. ...for those of us who enjoy multiple musical genres.
naut
Mar 25 2022
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Bookmark and Share It’s astounding just how terrific a pianist Michel Petrucciani was.
bluepno
Mar 15 2022
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Bookmark and Share Creation...Jarrett
BobSmith1
Mar 15 2022
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Bookmark and Share Oystein- Ditto on San Lorenzo. That was the one that got me on-board with Pat and company. It was the song that made me realize that there are no boundaries in music. Still as as exciting as it was the first time I heard it on the radio and said to myself, what was that!!??
Oystein
Mar 14 2022
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Bookmark and Share San Lorenzo. Again. Still the best composition and most beautiful melody from the Golden Era of PMG. Sounding just as fresh as the first time I unboxed the new vinyl in -78.
patsfan
Feb 27 2022
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Bookmark and Share To the End of The World ….. the ultimate hypnotic and soothing composition to take anywhere, even to the end of the world ….
naut
Feb 24 2022
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Bookmark and Share Distant hands in foreign lands / Are turning hidden wheels / Causing things to come about / Which no one seems to feel / All invisible from where we stand / The connections come to pass / And though too strange to comprehend / They affect us nonetheless, yes -- JT
MarcNebo
Feb 24 2022
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Bookmark and Share molesoulsandal : I’ve discovered several young tenor saxophonists that I believe will have an incredible future. But after reading Pat’s "Tribute to Michael Brecker" at Community : Writings at this website and the Michael Brecker biography I don’t think there will be another saxophonist to equal Brecker. If you read Pat’s tribute you will see how I formed my opinion. I do know that if there is another great saxophonist out there Pat will find him. I just watched the Joni Mitchell Shadows and Light DVD with Pat, Lyle, Jaco, Don Alias and Michael Brecker from 1980. What a amazing band and show. Extremely tight band and great recording, everybody can be clearly heard. Brecker did’t play on every song, but when he did his playing was excellent.
molesoulsandal
Feb 22 2022
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Bookmark and Share here’s a humble, but considered prediction: the heir apparent to mike brecker is here, and he is lucas pino. i think pat might even lean towards agreeing.
MarcNebo
Feb 12 2022
at 11:33 PM
Bookmark and Share Vijay Iyer Trio "Uneasy" excellent piano trio record. Linda May Han Oh on bass and Tyshawn Sorey on drums. Beautiful music from a great trio. No solos, just great pianist with strong support by the bass and drums. Check it out.
naut
Feb 12 2022
at 8:10 PM
Bookmark and Share A Bros - "At Fillmore East." As it says on a Barq’s container: "IT’S GOOD"
molesoulsandal
Feb 10 2022
at 2:06 PM
Bookmark and Share i was just telling a friend that, on utube, there’s a 27 minute interview w/carlos santana & the entire thing is carlos talking about miles. it’s truly hilarious (since miles was always VERY funny) and comes highly recommended for all lovers of miles davis, high ferking humor, and the sweet, sweet heart of carlos santana.
molesoulsandal
Feb 09 2022
at 8:16 AM
Bookmark and Share on utube: the ’hero trio’, featuring rudresh mahanthappa, francois moutin, & rudy royston doing a killer version of ’missouri uncompromised’ that we’re pretty sure pat would applaud.
naut
Feb 09 2022
at 3:39 AM
Bookmark and Share hahaha. Had to utoob that one. Nice little ditty. I think he’s got a famous brother. / Check out the group/duo Street Pajama, molester, esp. "I Get Peculiar."
molesoulsandal
Feb 08 2022
at 4:05 AM
Bookmark and Share ’i’ve got my pajamas on’, by livingston taylor
franksexton
Feb 07 2022
at 6:43 PM
Bookmark and Share Classical days and jazzy nights - WRCJ in Detroit
Willbur
Feb 07 2022
at 4:49 PM
Bookmark and Share Tim Berne - Bloodcount, David Torn - Polytown, Nels Cline Singers - Share The Wealth (my 2020 album of the year)
JamesInNC
Feb 02 2022
at 6:29 PM
Bookmark and Share Juana Molina, ANRMAL (Live In Mexico) 2020
bhal
Jan 31 2022
at 3:15 PM
Bookmark and Share Just got in my late January, it’s cold as heck care package to myself. Pat Metheny - Side Eye NYC V1.IV, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - First Flight to Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings
Oystein
Jan 25 2022
at 3:07 AM
Bookmark and Share "Goodnight Kiss" from the superb Ibrahim Maalouf. My favourite Libanese trumpeter :) Interesting time signatures and excellent skills. My advise is to check out his albums "Red & Black Light" and "Illusions".
facing west
Jan 24 2022
at 2:12 PM
Bookmark and Share Lots of Tall Black Guy, j dilla, Madlib & Kiefer. Also, ’With Love, from Glasgow,’ by Rebecca Vasmant. Just great stuff.
patsfan
Jan 23 2022
at 10:01 PM
Bookmark and Share I always come back to John McGlaughlin’s The Promise (1995). He had a reservoir of great guest musicians.. My favorite tune is ‘ Shin Jin Rui ‘ …. David Sanborn on alto sax and Don Alias ( and others) on percussion were predominant contributors to this incredible tune.. One of my favorites !
Kooltrane
Jan 21 2022
at 8:15 AM
Bookmark and Share Charles Lloyd and The Marvels. Frisell on guitar. Some serious funk here.
MarcNebo
Jan 20 2022
at 8:36 AM
Bookmark and Share More like What are you watching now? I saw a NPR Tiny Desk Concert video of guitarist Yasmin Williams. Watch the entire video, the best part is a the end. I don’t know how she does it. Another video of hers is with a Harp Guitar.
molesoulsandal
Jan 17 2022
at 2:11 PM
Bookmark and Share sixty-six, by pat
franksexton
Jan 12 2022
at 6:14 PM
Bookmark and Share Disturbed’s cover of Sounds Of Silence. Suprisingly good.
facing west
Jan 09 2022
at 4:01 PM
Bookmark and Share Theo Croker - Blck2Life, A Future Past. My god, what an album. Just astounding.
Antoñete
Jan 02 2022
at 7:22 PM
Bookmark and Share Heart of Stone, Daryll Hall & Dave Stewart
MarcNebo
Jan 01 2022
at 9:52 AM
Bookmark and Share After reading the Michael Brecker biography "Ode To A Tenor Titan" I re-listened to Brecker’s last record, Pilgrimage. I think that knowing that he was dying inspired Michael and the other musicians to create his best record and I real masterpiece. Every time I listen to Michael and Pat dueling on Tumbleweed the hair on my neck stands up.
molesoulsandal
Jan 01 2022
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Bookmark and Share ’further to fly’ - one of the deepest of ’deep cuts’, and one o the most butiful songs i’ve ever heard. leave it to naut, a true man of wealth & taste, to come up with thissun!
naut
Dec 29 2021
at 4:48 AM
Bookmark and Share ’Further to Fly’ - Paul Simon
Kooltrane
Dec 16 2021
at 1:14 PM
Bookmark and Share Swallow Tales: John Scofield, Steve Swallow, Bill Stewart. All compositions by Swallow. Ethereal complex beauty wrapped in simplicity.
Oystein
Dec 13 2021
at 4:30 AM
Bookmark and Share Fictionary, from Lyle`s "Fictionary". I just love the intro of this composition, where Lyle so brilliantly floats over the piano keys. Perfect music while I`m sitting in for my third vaccine dose :-)
BobSmith1
Nov 13 2021
at 9:41 PM
Bookmark and Share "Confluence - guitar duets" by Mick Goodrick and Randy Roos. Great playing and love that Mick Goodrick sound!
shockandwoe
Nov 11 2021
at 10:39 PM
Bookmark and Share Thanks, Marc! Will surely check that out. At the moment I’m kind of stuck and just can’t get past the melancholic elegance of Weber’s Tea on a White Horse, Moana I, and the forward-looking Left Lane (Ode to Wokeness?).
MarcNebo
Nov 11 2021
at 8:47 AM
Bookmark and Share shockandwoe : You should check out Pat’s record Hommage A Eberhard Weber. Go to the PM website Store for a description of the record. The CD is excellent as is the DVD, Eberhard Weber The Jubilee Concert. Really cool seeing all the great Jazz musicians paying tribute to Eberhard. You could tell Eberhard was moved by the concert. I saw/heard the US debut of the Hommage at the Detroit Jazz Festival complete with a big band and video of Eberhard playing his bass. It was a great composition.
shockandwoe
Nov 09 2021
at 2:18 AM
Bookmark and Share 1970s Eberhard Weber - The Following Morning, Yellow Fields, The Colours of Chloe; stemming from Lyle’s stunningly beautiful final work. One can hear Weber’s influence in Pat/Lyle’s music especially from the Wichita album and even the later ones. Maybe I’m imagining things. I don’t know.
molesoulsandal
Nov 02 2021
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Bookmark and Share pat martino
Oystein
Oct 25 2021
at 3:01 AM
Bookmark and Share My birthday present from me to myself today, the 25th, is spinning San Lorenzo from my vintage vinyl White Album :-)
Gyuri
Sep 16 2021
at 1:16 AM
Bookmark and Share "Electric Ladyland", "Cry For Love" and "Crash Landing" by Jimi Hendrix
BobSmith1
Sep 11 2021
at 1:57 PM
Bookmark and Share "Timeline" from Pat’s new Side-Eye NYC V1.IV. Man, it doesn’t get any better than this!
BobSmith1
Aug 27 2021
at 12:44 PM
Bookmark and Share I’m really digging the Side-Eye version of Better Days Ahead. I really like the the way it comes in so unexpectedly out of the sort of Phase Dance-like intro. The slower speed of this version really lets you savor the beautiful melody! When I played it for someone cold they immediately said Phase Dance and gradually puzzled out Better Days as the song progressed.
Twilly Spree
Aug 27 2021
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Bookmark and Share Eberhard by Lyle Mays
ranhiu
Aug 19 2021
at 10:53 PM
Bookmark and Share Vince Mendoza/Czech National Symphony Orchestra - Freedom Over Everything with Joshua Redman, Antonio Sanchez and others. Highly recommended listening for the times we are living in.
franksexton
Aug 16 2021
at 12:39 PM
Bookmark and Share Denys Baptiste - The Late Trane - very nice reworking of "late" Coltrane music.
tiny_tim
Aug 13 2021
at 8:18 AM
Bookmark and Share Having a wonderful re-listen to "The Way Up"....with each passing year, since its release it gains more and more traction with things that have happened, changes in the world, et.al.
Oystein
Aug 04 2021
at 4:06 PM
Bookmark and Share Digging into the universe of the brilliant bass player/ composer/ band leader Avishai Cohen. He seemes to be able to handle a variety of styles, from his "1970" album with a lot of vocals and cool time signatures, to his latest one, "Two Roses" with Gothenburg Symphony orchestra. ...and some excellent trio stuff in between. I like artists that surprise me every time they release something new, just like Pat :-) By the way; I just pre-ordered Lyle Mays` last recording "Eberhard" on one-sided vinyl. ... and the latest from Pat, also on vinyl, of course. Exciting days ahead
molesoulsandal
Aug 04 2021
at 2:39 PM
Bookmark and Share james francies’ new album called ’purest form’. lights out . . . . . . also, ’on dark horses’ by emma ruth rundle. these two albums have new info that is most welcome ’round here.
MarcNebo
Jul 28 2021
at 7:45 PM
Bookmark and Share molesoulsandal : Thank you for the Lyle Mays record alert. I will pre-order tonight. I read the review at Bandcamp and it sounds like it is going to be fantastic.
molesoulsandal
Jul 27 2021
at 2:00 PM
Bookmark and Share everyone stayed tuned for ’eberhard’, by lyle mays - out on 8/27.
BobSmith1
Jul 27 2021
at 11:24 AM
Bookmark and Share Taylor Eigsti’s latest "Tree Falls". Just a mega-talented pianist and an amazing, very musical record. Check out "Skylark" for a mind-bending key-change extravaganza. Lots of heavy-hitters on here including the great Eric Harland on drums.
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
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