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bevCyclone
Feb 07 2011
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What music are you listening to now?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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".
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