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bevCyclone
Feb 07 2011
at 3:01 PM
What music are you listening to now?
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fredsimon
Apr 18 2014
at 3:53 PM
Bookmark and Share The Time Jumpers, heard live in Nashville this past Monday night ... some of the best musicians in the world playing some of the best music of any kind I have ever heard in my life. Eleven-piece band including Vince Gill on guitar and vocals, Paul Franklin on pedal steel, Andy Reiss on guitar, Dawn Sears on vocals, and others. If you like great music, do yourself a favor and check them out!
foper
Apr 18 2014
at 6:32 AM
Bookmark and Share James… in the same vein as Sarah Jarosz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIVrCZ5sNwE
tiny_tim
Apr 14 2014
at 6:24 AM
Bookmark and Share Joff Winks and his band Sanguine Hum....fine-crafted modern Prog Rock....
Bikenjazz
Apr 13 2014
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Bookmark and Share Gretchan Parlato............"Lost and Found"..........the signature of Robert Glasper , and put "KIN" back in the CD cover just for a few days.............
JamesInNC
Apr 10 2014
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Bookmark and Share Still listening to Unity which is still incredible... But for roots music, Americana fans...been listening to albums by Sarah Jarosz (New England Conservatory of Music: 2009) , "Build Me Up From Bones," and "Follow Me Down," the latter on which the Radiohead cover of "The Tourist" is awesome...Mandolin with cello. Innovative and original and one to watch.
sednaej
Mar 29 2014
at 4:31 PM
Bookmark and Share Nathan East. The brand new self titled album of this great bass player. On his first solo album East is being accompanied by a bunch of top musicians. Contains a lot of covers amongst which an interesting version of Letter From Home!
tiny_tim
Mar 16 2014
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Bookmark and Share Again, back to Chicago Transit Authority.....Terry Kath so on his game on guitar and vocals.........https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4fUEemCXG8
bluepno
Mar 09 2014
at 11:32 AM
Bookmark and Share Steve Grossman, Stone Alliance, Jan Hammer.
jsjj21
Mar 08 2014
at 4:44 PM
Bookmark and Share BobSmith - Love that band!! I’ve got several of their cd’s and they’re all great! Very unique sound, vibe, etc....wish they were still together!
hman01
Mar 08 2014
at 3:27 PM
Bookmark and Share BobSmith-I love those DMP recordings,especially Flim and the BBs,Bob Mintzer Big Band,and The Bob Smith Band(is that you?).I bought a lot of DMP back in the day.The music was great,as was the sound quality.I saw a DAT player demonstrated in a music store,but never bought one myself.I purchased my DMP recordings on CD and listen to them often now on my iPod and iMac,which I transferred them to.Great stuff!
blisterfree
Mar 08 2014
at 1:22 PM
Bookmark and Share Thanks Hambone. Most of that is background music, but every now and then something comes to the fore, such as Chuck Loeb in this case. Music Choice isn’t half bad, actually. Not sure how the programming works exactly, but at least it seems as though there might be an actual human being in control, unlike with Pandora et al which (imo) too often trade what we might call fresh trends for the "tired and true."
BobSmith
Mar 07 2014
at 8:57 PM
Bookmark and Share FLIM & the BB’s "Jazz Patrol" from The further Adventures of. I bought a bunch of pre-recorded DATs from DMP back in the day when I first got a DAT deck. Even at that point in 95 the pre-recorded DAT idea had been given up on and I got them for a next to nothing right from DMP. After the second of my two Sony DAT decks bit the dust recently (amazing inventions but hellishly prone to mechanical problems) I realized that I had a lot of stuff in that format that I wanted to be able to keep listening to. I found a TASCAM DA-40 (had only 281 hours on the drum--not too bad) on e-bay and am in the process of getting everything I feel like preserving, these DMP’s, some radio stuff, a few live recordings, etc., onto computer hard drive. In the process getting a real blast form the past and enjoying the heck out of Jimmy Johnson and the rest of the BB’s at the moment.
HAMBONE
Mar 07 2014
at 12:42 PM
Bookmark and Share blisterfree,,.Chuck Loeb is not just another smooth jazzer...he’s the real deal. I’ve seen him in straight-ahead settings and he can play.
tilbanup
Mar 06 2014
at 11:45 PM
Bookmark and Share Kin and Finisterra by Camiel
tiny_tim
Mar 06 2014
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Bookmark and Share Agree, hman01, about CTA. Some really tight charts...Terry Kath was at his supreme powers....
blisterfree
Mar 05 2014
at 3:14 PM
Bookmark and Share Chuck Loeb - "Appreciation." Heard this one on the Cox smooth jazz station recently and thought quite highly of it.
hman01
Mar 05 2014
at 2:58 PM
Bookmark and Share Kooltrane-I’m not laughing at all.I really loved Chicago’s music,all the way from"Transit Authority" to Chicago 7.After that,they kind of lost me with all the ballad stuff.One of my favorites was Chicago 7.About the first 30 minutes or so is all instrumental and they really show their chops. They made a lot of great music,back in the day!
Kooltrane
Mar 05 2014
at 4:34 AM
Bookmark and Share Chicago V. Don’t laugh; tight, imaginative arrangements, classic song writing. Quite jazzy and underrated.
Oystein
Mar 03 2014
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Bookmark and Share Got my kin the other day. Absorbing it on a daily basis. So many elements :-)
naut
Mar 01 2014
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Bookmark and Share "Beyond the Missouri Sky" -- one of the loveliest guitar / bass duet albums ever. Some of the songs are tender beyond words.
sednaej
Feb 27 2014
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Bookmark and Share Rise Up. Superb drumming by Antonio!
yossarian
Feb 25 2014
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Bookmark and Share Kin by something called PMUG. It’s funny, the more I listen to it, the more I like it.
saxond
Feb 18 2014
at 10:17 PM
Bookmark and Share Eliane Elias, multiple albums. Always an underrated jazz pianist, and her vocals have grown into something special too.
JamesInNC
Feb 18 2014
at 10:37 AM
Bookmark and Share Besides the new stuff...been getting back into some old PMG stuff, particularly "Quartet" ..."Language Of Time."
bluepno
Feb 16 2014
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Bookmark and Share Beatles Grammy 50th...The house band for the event includes notable musicians Kenny Aronoff (drums), Lenny Castro (percussion), Chris Caswell (keyboard), Peter Frampton (guitar), Rami Jaffe (organ), Steve Lukather (guitar), Greg Phillinganes (keyboard) and Don Was (bass), who also served as musical director.
mountain
Feb 16 2014
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Bookmark and Share Back to the future! Perfectly expressed. By the way, is the drumming on Kin worth noting? Antonio’s playing attracts my attention throughout the pieces. Playing Kin again and again.
jazziz22
Feb 16 2014
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Bookmark and Share Unity Band CD’s ... saw them last night in Atlanta - unbelievable ... must see ... any fan of PMG will not be disappointed - great group ...
PeeWee
Feb 15 2014
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sednaej
Feb 15 2014
at 11:25 AM
Bookmark and Share Thank you, saxond, I missed that explanation. Interesting thoughts. I’ll keep that in mind next time I listen to KIN. Right now it’s Shape Of My Heart by Lee Ritenour, Steve Lukather & Andy McKee.
saxond
Feb 14 2014
at 5:58 PM
Bookmark and Share I’m listening to "Vera Cruz" on Milton Nascimento’s "Angelus," with Herbie Hancock on keyboards and one of Pat Metheny’s best guitar solos ever. I wish the new Unity Group would cover this amazing composition!
saxond
Feb 14 2014
at 5:56 PM
Bookmark and Share Regarding the symbol <-->, Pat has explained it. He sees his recording career as one long record. All that he does now points to the past, but also points to the future--to "kin" in our ancestry and among those who follow us. If the last group album was about the way up, this one is the way: sideways! Actually, "back to the future" might express it better. i love it. <--> is an idea we should all live with and live out.
sednaej
Feb 13 2014
at 2:05 PM
Bookmark and Share KIN (<-->). Over and over again! BTW I have no idea where the (<-->) stands for. But could it mean we should listen to it backward and forward?!
Oystein
Feb 13 2014
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Bookmark and Share Jsjj21 - Three Quartets is one of my favourites, mainly because of the interplay between Gadd and Gomez. Caught Gadd live here in Tromsø a couple of weeks ago in a trio with two Danish guys on sax and organ. Incredible performance by the 68 year old drummer!
jsjj21
Feb 12 2014
at 3:57 PM
Bookmark and Share Chick Corea "Three Quartets"...Brecker and Gadd!! And a lot of KIN!
hman01
Feb 07 2014
at 9:24 AM
Bookmark and Share Rise Up-Unity Group-Kin.........Incredible energy!!!
naut
Feb 06 2014
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Bookmark and Share Barber: Cello Concerto, topped off with the hypnotic, exquisite Adagio for Strings. Gotta love old Sam.
mountain
Feb 06 2014
at 3:18 PM
Bookmark and Share "Kin" by the Pat Metheny Unity Band. Not bad at all.
jazziz22
Feb 01 2014
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Bookmark and Share New release by Funky Knuckles "Meta-Musica" ... interesting ...
sunship
Jan 30 2014
at 3:47 PM
Bookmark and Share Dhafer Youssef - "Birds Requiem" - What a fantastic story is told in this release. This guy weaves a tale that is full of color.
HAMBONE
Jan 30 2014
at 12:11 PM
Bookmark and Share Springsteen’s The Wild,The Innocent, his best, new Paquito D’Rivera which is fantastic...and PMUB until the new release comes out
Oystein
Jan 30 2014
at 4:24 AM
Bookmark and Share Some classical guitar from the virtuoso John Williams. ...while waiting for my pre-ordered KIN vinyl :-)
Arlie
Jan 24 2014
at 7:15 PM
Bookmark and Share Jackson Browne’s "For Everyman" CD (1973), along with songs from the same album ("These Days" and "For Everyman") from his Solo Acoustic Vol. 1 (2005).
naut
Jan 23 2014
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Bookmark and Share "Afternoon," one of my favorite Pat compositions. Love it.
naut
Jan 23 2014
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Bookmark and Share I love that track, Arlie. I think it’s the best on the album.
Arlie
Jan 22 2014
at 7:31 PM
Bookmark and Share Annie Lennox’s cover over Joni Mitchell’s "Ladies of the Canyon". Otherworldly.
16408
Jan 22 2014
at 5:11 PM
Bookmark and Share "Signals (Orchestrion Sketch)" !!!
naut
Jan 20 2014
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Bookmark and Share A bunch of Pat today. He’s pretty good. ;)
patsfan
Jan 19 2014
at 9:07 PM
Bookmark and Share Donald Fagan. ... The classic. ’ The Nightfly ’
mountain
Jan 18 2014
at 10:09 AM
Bookmark and Share Nir Felder, "Bandits." This young, NY based guitarist...yes, Berklee grad and recipient of their guitar department Jimi Hendrix Award, has a new release coming in Jan 21st. Promising.
mountain
Jan 17 2014
at 1:48 PM
Bookmark and Share Mehliana (Brad Mehldau & Mark Guiliana) - Just Call Me Nige (Live). Looking forward to their new release. This duo works!
mountain
Jan 06 2014
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Bookmark and Share Pat Metheny Every Day (I Thank You) [13:21] 80 / 81 [Disc 1] Yep, PM Radio!
jsjj21
Jan 05 2014
at 4:53 PM
Bookmark and Share Simon Phillips’ "Protocol II" Andy Timmons on guitar, sounds great! Seeing them at Scullers in Boston Wednesday night!
sunship
Dec 27 2013
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Bookmark and Share Erik Friedlander - John Zorn’s Book of Angels Volume 8: Volac - This is a masterful performance and interpretation. I must have listened to this 6 times straight. Mr. Friedlander is the real deal; just a superb artist. Haunting and beautiful at the same time.
shockandwoe
Dec 27 2013
at 12:10 PM
Bookmark and Share Jimmy Page and Robert Plant - Rain Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWAFzPoShRw)
HAMBONE
Dec 26 2013
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Bookmark and Share All my classic Christmas jazz cds, Connick, Peterson, Armstrong, Brubeck, etc. It’s the only way to celebrate the holidays!
Arlie
Dec 25 2013
at 5:12 PM
Bookmark and Share The Etherea Vocal Ensemble’s Ceremony of Carols. Love their arrangement of my favorite carol, "Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day".
naut
Dec 25 2013
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Bookmark and Share "Tribute" - Keith, Gary & Jack’s homage to REAL people who REALLY existed.
Oystein
Nov 30 2013
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Bookmark and Share Phat Phunction - Real Life, High Fidelity. Could be described as "Steely Dan meets Tower of Power". Fantastic musicianship.
mountain
Nov 26 2013
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Bookmark and Share Steve Wilson - The Raven that Refused to Sing. Excellent prog. Guthrie Govan on guitar...decent player and a hoot to hear speak.
HAMBONE
Nov 26 2013
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Bookmark and Share MarcNebo--agreed. The Cohens are incredible and this stripped down recording really lets them shine.
naut
Nov 21 2013
at 12:39 PM
Bookmark and Share "The Universe of John Lennon" - Michael Occhipinti & Shine On. Superb jazz arrangements of John’s songs. (I’m done.)
naut
Nov 21 2013
at 10:09 AM
Bookmark and Share Jarrett - Vienna Concert. "...the language of the flame itself."
MarcNebo
Nov 19 2013
at 11:06 PM
Bookmark and Share "Tightrope" by the 3 Cohens which is one of my favorites for 2013. Anat Cohen on clarinets and tenor sax, Avishai Cohen on trumpet and Yuval Cohen on soprano sax. Just the three siblings unaccompanied on most of the tracks. Fred Hersch plays piano on three tracks, Jonathan Blake on drums on one tune and Christian McBride on one tune. Beautiful music throughout the disc. Three great musicians playing as only siblings could. As they say in the liner notes free improvisations, spontaneously composing the music in interplay. Their intertwining horns sounds incredible. Check them out, highly recommended.
defoy
Nov 19 2013
at 6:11 PM
Bookmark and Share to sunship. Try Art of the fugue with Canadian brass. The brass sound nicely soft.
BobSmith
Nov 19 2013
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Bookmark and Share Ralph Towner, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Slava Grigoryan--"Travel Guide" on ECM This is perhaps the finest sounding recording of acoustic guitar I’ve ever heard. I bit the bullet and went for the Gubemusic FLAC version but wow, this is just some incredible music and really worth going the extra buck to hear the fully fleshed out wood and strings. Reminds me somewhat of John McLaughlin’s "Time Remembered". The compositions are quite varied and run from quiet Towner contemplative dissonance to high speed sort of McLaughlin-esque bluegrass with everything in between. Muthspiel’s quiet guitar tone reminds me a lot of Pat circa 76-79. The 3 guitars complementing each other are so amazing you just have to hear it to believe it. I can’t remember the last time I spent 28 bucks for a single CD-length of music (never?) but I believe it was worth it this time to really hear what these guys put down.
bluepno
Nov 13 2013
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Bookmark and Share Thank you naut...a fine piece( Canadian Concerto Project Vol. 1). Art of the Fugue ,a master work by the father of western music.I have a fully orchestrated version on LP by I think Solti...intriguing how many ways this work can be adapted.
sunship
Nov 12 2013
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Bookmark and Share To Defoy - I couldn’t find the version you suggested at my library, however, I did order the Julliard String Quartet and Glenn Gould’s interpretations of that masterful work. I do love hearing it with strings; it can be haunting at times. That work is pure bliss in my opinion.
naut
Nov 09 2013
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Bookmark and Share "Canadian Concerto Project Vol. 1" -- Occhipinti, Buhr and Lussier. Contemporary classical with a lot of modern flavors. Some of the most gorgeous stuff I’ve heard in quite some time.
defoy
Nov 05 2013
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Bookmark and Share I agree with you Sunship, The Art of Fugue is a master work. The version i like the most is the one by Emerson Quartet
naut
Nov 04 2013
at 9:11 PM
Bookmark and Share The eponymous "The Impossible Gentlemen" (repeat that five times!). After all the chatter about this, had to check it out. Great stuff. Will have to listen to "IRA" sooner or later. (Also Gretchen Parlato’s new one. She could sing with Pat....)
HAMBONE
Oct 31 2013
at 2:14 PM
Bookmark and Share I second Oystein’s motion about vinyl and broke out my Now He Sings Now He Sobs by Chick Corea. A true classic before Chic was widely known.
sunship
Oct 31 2013
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Bookmark and Share Brahms Violin Concerto in A - Anne-Sophie Mutter with Herbert Von Karajan conducting. Mutter is so ridiculous, that I can not even comprehend it. Perhaps some of you would disagree, but I find her to bring a huge amount of sensitivity to anything she interprets. You can’t underestimate how important Brahms is. Highly recommend it.
mario toni
Oct 31 2013
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Bookmark and Share Dave Valentin "Red Sun". Hope Dave is doing okay!
thehague
Oct 29 2013
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Bookmark and Share Levin Minnemann Rudess. Fusion meets progrock, metalized fusion. Very dark and exciting music.
patsfan
Oct 28 2013
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Bookmark and Share I’ll second Bela. Saw hiim with the Philadelphia Orchestra this summer and revisited several of his excellent albums. How about Donald Fagan?? I have to revisit ’Nightfly’ every so often, the vocal technique and music is really cool . I know, 30 years ago.
naut
Oct 27 2013
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Bookmark and Share Béla Fleck’s new symphonic work "The Impostor." It would be cool if Pat would do something with Béla sometime. I wouldn’t be surprised one bit if they’ve kicked around the idea already.
Oystein
Oct 25 2013
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Bookmark and Share My birthday today, so I get to play what I want all day...! Starting off this morning with Quartet no. 2 from Chick Corea`s Three Quartets. Old vinyl rules :-)
naut
Oct 24 2013
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Bookmark and Share Sarah Jarosz "Build Me Up from Bones." Superb third album. The woman has some serious talent.
owen
Oct 21 2013
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Bookmark and Share I picked up a boxset of Kenny Burrell albums from the 50s. "Introducing Kenny Burrell" & "KB Blues" have very good playing on them. I intend looking up more jazz guitar albums from that era. Hitherto, I’ve had a tendency to overlook 50s jazz guitar albums, maybe because on several I’ve heard (incl. Burrell) there are brass players in the band who dominate the band’s sound too much. Trios or quartets (with piano) are usually the best way, to my ears, to hear jazz guitarists. I wonder if the birth of the jazz guitar playing with a rock tone or volume was an attempt to compensate a little for the fact that jazz guitar bands, somewhat inexplicably, seem to have been recorded in the past as if they featured no lead instrument without the inclusion of brass, playing in a forceful rather than subdued (semi-M. Davis) style.
mountain
Oct 16 2013
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Bookmark and Share New Mehliana (Brad Mehldau/Mark Guiliana) track "Hungry Ghost" from the forthcoming record (early 2014) streaming on SoundCloud. The configuration presents Mehldau performing on Fender Rhodes and an arsenal of vintage synthesizers while Guiliana accompanies on drums and effects. You can also link it thru Nonesuch. The track has me wanting more....
shockandwoe
Oct 16 2013
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Bookmark and Share Al di Meola - Soaring Through A Dream (1985) - an appropriately titled, excellently engineered album with Dan Gottlieb on drums! Listening to this makes me want to indulge in long foregone, old habits. ;))
naut
Oct 15 2013
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Bookmark and Share Anybody know if Pat does the tune "Jack In" (just listened again) on any other albums beside Parallel Realities studio & live? Or is it just that it sounds a lot like "(Cross the) Heartland" that I think I’ve heard it elsewhere? Any info would be appreciated.
naut
Oct 11 2013
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Bookmark and Share Jack’s (& Pat’s) "Parallel Realities." Wow. Hadn’t heard it in ages, and it sure has held up through the years.
bluepno
Oct 10 2013
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Bookmark and Share Bill Evans Trio, The Last Waltz (8 discs)...final recordings from Keystone Korner San Francisco, September 1980...the final word. Marc Johnson and Joe LaBarbara take on the inventiveness of Scott LaFaro and Paul Motian. Bill plays with a consuming forcefulness that seemed to inspire each moment on stage. Intense , fresh...multiple inspired performances of Nardis with varying cadenzas that command attention.
mario toni
Oct 09 2013
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Bookmark and Share Spyro Gyra "Rhinebeck Sessions". Great new album from Spyro guys! Jazz/Funk at its best! :)
sunship
Oct 07 2013
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Bookmark and Share Bach - "The Art of The Fugue" - In my opinion, its impossible to have too much Bach. I can listen to this masterful work, over and over and over, and find something new and intriguing every time. To me, this is why Bach is the greatest composer in history...
naut
Oct 06 2013
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Bookmark and Share Ahmad Jamal’s new one, "Saturday Morning." I can’t find the words to say how good it is. (I went to U.S. public schools.)
tiny_tim
Oct 05 2013
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Bookmark and Share Steely Dan’s "FM". Guess who’s that next to Cornelius Bumpus? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl7zf_qApoA
naut
Oct 04 2013
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Bookmark and Share Hendrik Andriessen, a stunning cello concertino. New discovery for me.
mountain
Oct 02 2013
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Bookmark and Share I got the chance to hear the Preservation Hall Jazz Band play at the Preservation Hall in New Orleans last week. Lovely intimate room. Get the $30 VIP "Big Shot" tix online before you go to avoid standing in line for an hour. As such, they have a new release, "That’s It!", with all new compositions. Fun NOLA jazz.
jsjj21
Sep 29 2013
at 12:34 PM
Bookmark and Share Joe Jackson "The Duke" very cool arrangements!
naut
Sep 29 2013
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Bookmark and Share The Claudia Quintet - "September"
colinl52
Sep 27 2013
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Bookmark and Share Mayer Hawthorne, "Where does this door go?" Any Dan fans, Michael Macdonald, 80’s soul , this record (get the deluxe edition) has 70 minutes of outstanding songs with tunes to die for. Best record of its type I have heard for years.
PeeWee
Sep 27 2013
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Bookmark and Share Yelena Eckemoff, Glass Song
naut
Sep 26 2013
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Bookmark and Share TH is great. Glad you discovered him, thehague. / Listening to Handel’s Concerti Grossi Opus 6, The Avison Ensemble. Lovely.
thehague
Sep 26 2013
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Bookmark and Share Someone tipped me for Tigran Hamasyan. Happy to give the heads up here. Great keys player.
bxl12378
Sep 24 2013
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Bookmark and Share In the court of the Crimson King.
tomm
Sep 24 2013
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Bookmark and Share I found Gregoire Maret’s solo album yesterday on Amazon for an amazingly cheap price. It’s quite good. I’d like to know who some of the musicians are playing behind him on the album, but that’s hard to find on downloads!
Oystein
Sep 24 2013
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Bookmark and Share Chick Corea - Vigil. Gotta love that rythm section, with the amazing drummer Marcus Gilmore (grandson of Roy Haynes), and the fantastic bass player Hadrien Feraud! Chick knows how to find talent!
radeem
Sep 22 2013
at 9:21 AM
Bookmark and Share Deep Purple "Made in Japan".....next best thing to "Travels".
naut
Sep 21 2013
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Bookmark and Share John Abercrombie Quartet "39 Steps" Most excellent, with a dynamite band: John, Marc Copland, Drew Gress, Joey Baron. Sweet as can be.
BobSmith
Sep 20 2013
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Bookmark and Share Fred--Thank you for creating a great record!
fredsimon
Sep 20 2013
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Bookmark and Share BobSmith, thanks very much for the kind words about That Fall and (I Watched Her) Walk Away ... so glad they still hold up for you.
BobSmith
Sep 19 2013
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Bookmark and Share Mathias Eick - "October" from The Door on ECM.
mario toni
Sep 19 2013
at 10:31 AM
Bookmark and Share Grusin/Ritenour "Harlequin"!
mario toni
Sep 18 2013
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Bookmark and Share @cdr9 agreed! great album! you see how everybody are thrilled when some legendary band returns to their original sound! that is EWF! that’s how they should sound like! ;)
cdr9
Sep 18 2013
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Bookmark and Share Brand new Earth,Wind and Fire. The group is back to their original sound and the new cd is excellent. "Now, Then and Forever", sounds like one of their classics from the ’70’s. If you like classic "EWF", You’ll love this . Also new Trombone Shorty, "Say this to say that", really nice Jazz/Funk.
thehague
Sep 18 2013
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Bookmark and Share @Ian, please do! Hope you like it.
Ian
Sep 17 2013
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Bookmark and Share Now I must check out Al D’s "All Your Life"!
bluepno
Sep 17 2013
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Bookmark and Share Gary Burton...playing Scullers in Cambridge next Friday/Saturday...
thehague
Sep 17 2013
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Bookmark and Share @Songsurfer, wow, I posted that particular opinion in June. And now you respond. Wow! I wasn’t planning to post here anyyime soon, but for you I’m making an exception. I’ve listened to the Frisell album many many times and to the Al DiMeola albums just twice, the first time in June and the second time just now. Indeed, maybe one should not compare these two fine musicians. Nevertheless, imho Bill Frisell captured the essence and the beauty of the Beatles melodies exceptionally well, still infusing his own unmistakable style. Imho the Al DiMeola renditions are cold, bland, lacking feeling. Make no mistake, I’m still an Al DiMeola fan. As a kid I grew up with his older records (Splendido Hotel is a masterpiece and one of those desert island albums) and the initial RTF albums. I love his World Sinfonia albums and his Piazzolla renditions. I’m sure quite a number of people worked long and hard hours on the latest album. However, the amount of time invested in a project doesn’t equal quality, so much is clear. What you wrote confirms my thoughts: the latest album is over produced, it obviously lacks spontaneity and feeling. Sorry, als always: beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This time I’m not the beholder.
songsurfer
Sep 15 2013
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Bookmark and Share @"thehague" - "Al Di Meola - All Your Life (Beatles tribute). Bill Frisell did a better job." Please explain! How did you measure or evaluate "job performance"? Both are outstanding recordings from two outstanding performers. Both have received outstanding reviews for their effort. Your statement is not fair in regards to all the people that made Al’s "All Your Life" possible and the endless hours they have worked on this project. To record, mix and master at Abbey Road Studios and to use analog tape was part of Al’s artistic vision. This came with a huge price tag and was a logistic nightmare. Many hours of NYC studio recordings have been scrapped, because the result could not measure up to the Abbey Road sessions, so that meant many trips back to London to complete the album there. You can say you hate the album, that is fine, but please don’t imply that we did a subpar job.
harn
Sep 14 2013
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Bookmark and Share Karta by Markus Stockhausen with Arild Andersen and Terje Rypdal. I was only made aware of this albums existence last week and it’s a beauty! Re: Andy Summers, what I like about him is that he does not do what one would expect from a guitarist, he constantly surprises and this is true with his jazz work as well as The Police. If it wasn’t for that guitar part then Every Breath You Take would have been pretty lame, even Stingo admits that!
MarcNebo
Sep 13 2013
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Bookmark and Share I was disappointed when I saw Chick Corea and the Vigil live in Evanston IL. Chick was good but not great as was the entire band. Reserved seats were $88 and after about an hour plus show they were taking their bows. Chick said "Do you want to hear another song?" For $88 he should have played another hour. The second show was an hour later.
mario toni
Sep 12 2013
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Bookmark and Share Chick Corea "Vigil"! Whoa! Chick has done it again! Yessss! :)
Oystein
Sep 12 2013
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Bookmark and Share Keith Jarret - The Cure. Marc Jordan - a playlist of his jazzy stuff. If you don`t know this Canadian artist, you`d better check him out. One of my favourites since the late seventies, and, like Pat, an artist that has gone through many style changes over the years.
naut
Sep 10 2013
at 3:48 PM
Bookmark and Share Harpist Catrin Finch’s short take on Pat’s "James". Good version on the multi-strings.
Ian
Sep 10 2013
at 12:32 PM
Bookmark and Share Hi Frank. I know what you mean about Andy’s solo on Afro Blue, but I kind of like it when an artist does something unexpected like he does there. I’m going from memory here, but I think that the melody as well as the solo section are played alomost exclusively with chords as opposed to single notes. I agree that there’s not much in the way of phrasing during the solo, but I always liked the way he played chords, and the rhythm section seems to lock in pretty well with what he’s doing. But what I like most about his cover of this tune is the use of chords in the melody. It’s a beautiful melody and he colors it nicely playing it with chords. It’s just a different version, not necessarily better or worse than any others.
-m
Sep 10 2013
at 12:15 PM
Bookmark and Share Bill Frisell: Disfarmer
MarcNebo
Sep 10 2013
at 9:24 AM
Bookmark and Share Christian McBride Trio "Out Here" with Christian Sands and Ulysses Owens Jr. So far my vote for jazz recording of the year. Incredible straightahead jazz with last song super-funky. Young pianist and drummer both will be at the top of critics polls very soon. I couldn’t recommend this cd more highly.
franksexton
Sep 09 2013
at 3:09 PM
Bookmark and Share Ian, I have the Andy Summers’ cover of Afro Blue (from The Last Dance of Mr. X). I had to pull it out of another flash drive. Funny , I really liked it at time but it didn’t do much for me this time. I found his improvisation to be rather uninspired. What about it do you esp. like ?
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