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Tom Rudd
May 13 2011
at 8:08 AM
Listened to this last night for the first time in a long while. This is such a great great jazz recording. Stellar performances by everyone. Still in his 20’s Pats playing is just incredible. A real testament to how great a player he was even back then. Put on Two Folk Songs and crank it up and enjoy the ride!
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bluepno
May 20 2011
at 1:45 PM
Bookmark and Share You could try a digital burn from the analog LP...The stuff I use sound pretty good. Macs have the software built in. I use M audio digital recorder M1.
ZMan
May 20 2011
at 9:37 AM
Bookmark and Share I can buy Pretty Scattered on Itunes, but not Open (it’s "album only"). Anyone know where I could possibly buy that single track (Open), so I’d have the full album?
PeeWee
May 19 2011
at 10:15 PM
Bookmark and Share The Vinyl version is a 2-record set, and has the same tunes (including Open and Pretty Scattered)
PeeWee
May 19 2011
at 10:11 PM
Bookmark and Share I have it on both Vinyl and CD..
Dazedcat
May 19 2011
at 7:59 PM
Bookmark and Share The current 80/81 on CD is a double disc set containing all the original tunes. I’m pretty sure the original single CD release has been long out of print now.
ZMan
May 19 2011
at 6:01 PM
Bookmark and Share I haven’t listened to this in ages as well. And I noticed the CD I bought way back when is only a single disc and only includes 6 tracks: Two Folk Songs, Every Day, Goin’ Ahead, 80/81, The Bat, and Turnaround. So it’s missing Pretty Scattered and Open. Damn. Are there any other tunes on the vinyl version other than the ones mentioned above (I don’t have my LP handy)?
HAMBONE
May 19 2011
at 12:08 PM
Bookmark and Share I pulled the album out last night and played it all the way through for the first time in a long time. It’s amazing every time I listen to one of Pat’s older pieces how timeless and progressive his music has been. 30 years, and it seems like yesterday.
sunship
May 19 2011
at 7:44 AM
Bookmark and Share Indeed, 80/81 is really something else. That album introduced me to Dejohnette and really opened my mind as to what modern jazz drumming was. I mean the guy is on fire on that album. 80/81 is very unique. It stands outside of anything else that Metheny has done. It has a special quality that define what Pat was doing at that time, and really holds up today. It still feels fresh in my mind.
dcm
May 18 2011
at 6:09 PM
Bookmark and Share I had the privilage of seeing Pat and Mike Brecker play Everyday I Thank You at the Iron Horse in Northampton,Ma some years back on a short tour for the Tales From the Hudson CD. It was a very special evening. E.D.I.T.Y. is quite possibly my favorite tune in any genre ever.Something about that song,man.
transcendentman
May 17 2011
at 6:28 PM
Bookmark and Share check out going ahead around 2:35-6 ish and youll hear what im talking about
s in Boston
May 17 2011
at 1:59 PM
Bookmark and Share The full 80/81 band - Pat, Michael, Dewey, Charlie, and Jack - actually did a very brief tour of the European jazz festivals in the summer of 1981. Of course, Pat also did some offbeat gigs with Jack and Charlie from time to time, as well as a quarte with Dewey featuring Paul Motian on drums . . . but the 80/81 band really did do a brief tour.
Tom Rudd
May 17 2011
at 11:44 AM
Bookmark and Share Cool would of loved to have seen that. Never heard of The Woodstock Jazz Festival, was that a one off?
Photon Man
May 17 2011
at 9:20 AM
Bookmark and Share Tom, the closest thing to this tour that I have seen out there is a DVD from the Woodstock Jazz Festival in 1981. The band is Pat, Jack, Dewey, and Miroslav Vitous. They play Broadway Blues in a similar vibe to that of the 80/81 record.
MarcNebo
May 15 2011
at 10:41 PM
Bookmark and Share I saw them in Chicago at the Jazz Showcase. It was Pat, Charlie, Dewey and Jack. It was a great show. I don’t remember a lot except everybody was hot.
chetweir
May 15 2011
at 11:56 AM
Bookmark and Share Couldn’t agree more.Love Jacks playing especially on Turnaround......I used to have this on vinyl.Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t there a tune on the record that’s not on the C.D. ?
dgaw59
May 15 2011
at 6:55 AM
Bookmark and Share "Every Day I Thank You"-gorgeous tune. What a line-up on that record. Saw Brecker for free at a jazz fest in TN. One of the giants.
transcendentman
May 14 2011
at 2:44 PM
Bookmark and Share listen to the rythmic pulse on going ahead, man the whole album is heavy
tokeyozi
May 14 2011
at 3:49 AM
Bookmark and Share Two Folk Songs was even released as a single in the NL back then, as it was the opening tune with a very popular TV programme; I believe it did make the charts for 1 or 2 weeks.
Tom Rudd
May 13 2011
at 7:34 PM
Bookmark and Share Does anyone know if there was a small club tour with this release? If the there was it must of been a hell of a show.I miss Michael. huge loss to the jazz world.
mugsy
May 13 2011
at 7:10 PM
Bookmark and Share Hey Tom, I couldn’t agree more! Ever since I first heard this recording I have always LOVED Two Folk Songs... they remain my favorite on this CD. It brings me joy to listen, but also sadness to realize that Pat and Michael will never play together again.
Dazedcat
May 13 2011
at 2:41 PM
Bookmark and Share When it comes to classic LP’s like this I always think album sides. This was around the time that I started to seriously get into jazz music and letting the fusion thing finally go. Side 3 was my personal favorite with "Open" and "Pretty Scattered". Free, swinging, borderline avant and just killer playing.
HAMBONE
May 13 2011
at 11:42 AM
Bookmark and Share You’re so right Tom. And it was the beginning of the great collaborations that Pat had with Michael Brecker until his untimely death. It’s still hard to fathom they won’t be playing together anymore.
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