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facing west
Nov 16 2019
at 8:43 AM
Thrilled that Pat brought in Alan Broadbent to do string arrangements for his new record. Every Time I Think of You is one of my favorite Broadbent records with strings. Developing Story is also great. It seems that string arrangements are often dismissed by jazz critics. Some of my favorite records by Bill Evans have strings. Bill Evans’ Trio with Symphony is amazing. So is Symbiosis. Pat’s Secret Story is another great ’jazz with strings’ record. Any others?
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molesoulsandal
Dec 24 2019
at 4:37 PM
Bookmark and Share it’s like james taylor sang about medical people: ’ . . . don’t give em anything to work on . . . .’
molesoulsandal
Dec 24 2019
at 4:36 PM
Bookmark and Share tanks naut for surgery thoughts . . . . ever thing seems to be in order . . . . . yea, i love those jarrett mozart pieces . . . .
molesoulsandal
Dec 24 2019
at 2:10 PM
Bookmark and Share and two more: ornette’s ’skies of america’ and esperanza’s ’chamber music society’
facing west
Dec 23 2019
at 7:24 PM
Bookmark and Share Listening to Arbour Zena right now. Just completely beyond genre. Perfect music for a winter afternoon. Also, very cinematic, in an arthouse kind of way. Another great ECM recording. Got me thinking about Tim Garland’s work with Gary Burton and Chick Corea on The New Crystal Silence. Those five tracks with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra just explode out of my speakers in widescreen. Incredibly well produced and recorded.
naut
Dec 23 2019
at 4:31 PM
Bookmark and Share Well mole, I hope the docs didn’t remove any of the good parts (you gotta keep an eye on those sombitches) and that you’re doing much better. BTW, those two double-discers Keith did of Mozart are pretty good ones with strings, too--though I guess they don’t really count in his jazz-inflected canon.
molesoulsandal
Dec 23 2019
at 7:58 AM
Bookmark and Share yep, after i typed last note, i realized i had sorely neglected to mention the shimmering ’abour zena’ . . . . what a masterpiece thattun is . . . . tanks fer reminding me, naut! yah, i had surgery back in august and then embarked on a two-month tour of the amurican mid-west (was in lee’s summit for a coupla days, actually) . . . . . good to be back on here with all you wunnerful pat and music lovers!
naut
Dec 21 2019
at 8:21 PM
Bookmark and Share Speaking of Jarrett and strings, gotta give a big shout-out to "Arbour Zena," which, as most know, has Haden on bass and Garbarek on sax, with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. I’ve loved that album for forty years. Solara March led me to read Casals’ "Joys and Sorrows." (Yo mole! Where ya been, pardner?)
molesoulsandal
Dec 21 2019
at 4:02 PM
Bookmark and Share keith jarrett’s ’in the light’ may be my fave ’string’ album . . . also love ’cityscape’, as bobsmith1 already mentioned . . . . i guess it would be remiss to neglect to mention ’charlie parker w/strings’, altho the string arrangements on that record cannot begin to ’compete’ w/the aforementioned titles (imho) . . . . and, of course, i love all of pat’s stuff w/strings, gil goldstein, rodby, broadbent, etc. . . . . . . (hey naut!)
facing west
Dec 20 2019
at 6:47 PM
Bookmark and Share Thanks for reminding me of Charlie Haden + Quartet West, Aristide. Raymond Chandler is my favorite author and I love film noir, so going back to something like Haunted Heart is like having a conversation with an old friend. Hanging out with Charlie is always great!
Aristide
Dec 07 2019
at 4:23 PM
Bookmark and Share Check out Charlie Haden’s "Quartet West" recordings, with Broadbent’s piano + orchestral arrangements.
facing west
Nov 18 2019
at 5:26 PM
Bookmark and Share Well, Bob, I have to thank you again. Because of your recommendation, I came across Eliane Eliason Sings and Plays Bill Evans, with her husband Marc Johnson (I didn’t know they were married), This is Desert Island stuff for a Bill Evans fan like me. Thank you!
facing west
Nov 18 2019
at 3:17 PM
Bookmark and Share Hey, thanks Bob. On my way to checking out your Eliane Elias recommendation, I came across her 1989 album EE plays Jobim. With none other than Nana Vasconcelos on percussion! Listening to it right now. This is good stuff. I’m also an Ogerman fan. I liked Across the Crystal Sea with Danilo Perez. That’s an example of a good strings record that critics just don’t like.
BobSmith1
Nov 18 2019
at 12:51 AM
Bookmark and Share Claus Ogerman comes to mind--"Cityscape" w/Michael Brecker and Diana Krall "The Look of Love". A personal favorite of mine is Eliane Elias’s "Bossa Nova Stories" orchestrated by Rob Mathes and co-produced by Steve Rodby.
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