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bevCyclone
Feb 07 2011
at 3:01 PM
What music are you listening to now?
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naut
Nov 13 2018
at 8:29 PM
Bookmark and Share My copy was heading to me in the mail when you wrote that, Oystein. Been listening to it today. I especially like the groove the Gentlemen set up on "Terrace Legend," but it’s all very good. Another great IG album!
franksexton
Nov 13 2018
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Bookmark and Share Hey naut I second you on Eric Harland. I particularly like his work on the album Sangam with Charles Lloyd, and Zakir Hussain.
Oystein
Nov 12 2018
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Bookmark and Share The Impossible Gentlemen - Let`s Get Deluxe. Such an extraordinary collection of great songs, performed with excellent musicianship. Rare these days...
naut
Nov 06 2018
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Bookmark and Share Lots of Eric Harland. Many of you already know that he’s a fantastic drummer, to me heir apparent to Tony Williams. (Maybe he’s your 4th on Mt. Rushmore, mole?) His new record, "13th Floor," is superb, as are "Voyager: Live by Night" and "Vipassana." If you can find the last track from "13th Floor" on some of those highfalutin’ streaming/download services, check out "Plane over Kansas." Amazing sounds. (Probably better to buy the CD, as the whole album’s excellent.)
molesoulsandal
Nov 03 2018
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Bookmark and Share yah - let’s get lost.
naut
Nov 03 2018
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Bookmark and Share In a similar vein, mole, here’s one from Ed Abbey: "Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell."
molesoulsandal
Nov 02 2018
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Bookmark and Share heard this gandhi quote yesterday: ’ . . . there is more to life than increasing it’s speed . . . .’
naut
Nov 01 2018
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Bookmark and Share "Christian McBride’s New Jawn" -- swingin’, hip, great trumpet & sax, and of course Christian’s monster bass. Great new record.
molesoulsandal
Oct 31 2018
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Bookmark and Share i think the ’trio live’ record is the bestest pat album that nobody ever mentions . . . . . . that ’faith healer’ opus is psychedelic beyond the pale and an off-the-planet masterpiece, and not to mention the afore-mentioned ’question & answer’, ’night turns into day’, ’counting texas’, ’soul cowboy’, and great new versions of ’james’ & ’bright size life’ . . . . it just goes on and on - what a record!!!
franksexton
Oct 29 2018
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Bookmark and Share Q and A from first Q and A and then from Trio Live (my favorite cover of this).
BobSmith1
Oct 23 2018
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Bookmark and Share The Impossible Gentlemen--Just to See You. Oh those chords, like a whole brain massage.
patsfan
Oct 17 2018
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Bookmark and Share Frank ... I think TAP is probably an underrated album, I love it, and especially Sariel, a wonderful rhythm indeed reminiscent of Roots ...
BobSmith1
Oct 17 2018
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Bookmark and Share Django Bates’ Belovèd – The Study Of Touch.
molesoulsandal
Oct 16 2018
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Bookmark and Share franz - thanks for the hot tip - have just been listening to the AMJ/branford stuff & it’s incredible . . . . i hadn’t known about them playing together and listened to a coupla tunes off the new record & also saw one ’live’ thing that was bloody well off the planet . . . . tanks, again.
bxl12378
Oct 16 2018
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Bookmark and Share Bob James. It must have been 15 years or more. A pre-programmed tune on a Yamaha-piano I just bought made me think of his music so I took it out again...great tunes!
Franz
Oct 15 2018
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Bookmark and Share The new Anna Maria Jopek with branford marsalis, simply great,..
franksexton
Oct 15 2018
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Bookmark and Share patsfan , you know he got the "Best Rock Performance" Grammy for Roots ? Check out Sariel from Tap if you haven’t already. I’m listening to Bad Homre right now from Antonio Sanchez , I was expecting a persuasion album instead it is a multi instrumental album. I am a big fan of everything he does. I can see why Pat has used him pretty much exclusively for many years.
DutchAB
Oct 13 2018
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Bookmark and Share If I Could ... from the Besancon, France 1991-07-08 (Live Concert)
naut
Oct 12 2018
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Bookmark and Share Much Chet Baker, "... who couldn’t read the notes he played, / who couldn’t love a person long, / who blew the breath of souls afraid / into muted, seamless song." (Miller Williams)
molesoulsandal
Sep 28 2018
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Bookmark and Share yea - ’roots’ is the best!!
patsfan
Sep 27 2018
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Bookmark and Share Roots of Coincidence. .... I wish Pat would try a few more of this genre ! Just a few ....
naut
Sep 26 2018
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Bookmark and Share "Aura" -- Very nice final Miles.
Dortboy
Sep 19 2018
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Bookmark and Share Wayne Shorter "Emanon"... absolutely amazing, as I knew it would be. Got tix for Dortgirl and I for Pat’s upcoming show in Carmel, IN - can’t wait. Peace y’all from Porkopolis!
molesoulsandal
Sep 19 2018
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Bookmark and Share bobsmith1 - thanks for the dope on eick . . . i will indeed check out what you recommended!
BobSmith1
Sep 18 2018
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Bookmark and Share mole--Eick is an extraordinary musician and true multi instrumentalist, playing double bass, piano, vibraphone, backing vocals, and probably anything else you hand to him, along with his main instrument, trumpet. Check out his record with the vocalist Elvira Nikolaisen called I Concentrate on You. I read some interview where he sort of laconically says that, yeah, I play what ever is needed for the session.
naut
Sep 18 2018
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Bookmark and Share I like Eick! - Listening to Shorter’s new one, "Emanon." Gorgeous orchestration on the tracks I’ve gotten to so far. It’s a triple-discer, so I’ve got more listening to do on it. Good stuff.
molesoulsandal
Sep 18 2018
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Bookmark and Share yah - love me sum mathias eick! was just ’turned on to him’ fairly recently & it’s tremendous music!
BobSmith1
Sep 17 2018
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Bookmark and Share "Fargo" from Mathias Eick’s Midwest. This album really grows on you with multiples listens. Has incredible depths and open spaces. In the liner notes Eick said that, homesick while touring North America, when they hit the "Rural Midwest" the look of the land made him feel like he was back home in Norway. A beautiful sounding record engineered by Jan Erik Kongshaug and has that unmistakable ECM chamber sound that is so pleasing to the ears.
hman01
Sep 14 2018
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Bookmark and Share Been diggin’ "Overtime" by Dave Holland Big Band- Stellar!!!
blisterfree
Sep 07 2018
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Bookmark and Share “Cherish” from What’s It All About. Pat always amazes with the layers of harmony he manages to deliver on this collection of solo acoustic tributes.
naut
Aug 29 2018
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Bookmark and Share "A Multitude of Angels"
molesoulsandal
Aug 27 2018
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Bookmark and Share hey naut - good shoutin’ out about the ’PR’ & ’reunion’ albums! ~ there are 3 tunes on ’reunion’ by polo orti, from the canary islands, that just fry my eggs, especially the song ’tiempo felice (happy times)’, which may be the final song i hope to hear prior to exiting this plane . . . . . . hardly any improv on it, even pat . . . it’s just a beautiful, focused, calm, and ’realized’ thing . . . . . can’t really say what it is that it does to me, but others that i have spoken with have said that they feel the same way about that tune . . . . . . . . . all hail polo orti!!
surfcatMatt
Aug 26 2018
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Bookmark and Share Lage Lund - Idlewild and Julian Lage - Modern Lore
naut
Aug 25 2018
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Bookmark and Share "Parallel Realities" (the single-disc DeJohnette studio album). The other album it most brings to mind, to me, is "Reunion." Since both were issued in 1990, kind of makes sense. I think the Live PR double-disc is a bit hotter, but this is certainly a good-’un (as mole might say) as well.
hman01
Aug 23 2018
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Bookmark and Share Been listening to PMG Quartet and Metheny Mehldau Quartet. My old ipod classic mixed up the tracks from these two recordings, making for an interesting extended playlist!
patsfan
Aug 22 2018
at 12:14 AM
Bookmark and Share To the End of the World and Episode d’azur. .... in sequence,, and repeated at.least twice ::))
Oystein
Aug 13 2018
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Bookmark and Share Art of Love from Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles. Saw him and his amazingly tight band at Tromsø Jazz Festival this weekend. What a blast! The Snarky Puppy keyboardist gets the most out of his his Hammond C3 I tell you!
bsl8081
Aug 10 2018
at 11:26 PM
Bookmark and Share Ben Williams- Coming of Age A lot of you have probably heard this , but if you haven’t, check it out. Very cool record!
molesoulsandal
Aug 04 2018
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Bookmark and Share eleni karaindrou - ’the price of love’
MrMike
Aug 02 2018
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Bookmark and Share Alex Machecek, Jeff Sipe and Matt Garrison "Improvision"
bsl8081
Jul 27 2018
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Bookmark and Share Yellowjackets debut. Bringing back memories. I had the honor to meet and rap with Ricky Lawson for an hour after a show at the Ice House in Pasadena in 1981. One of the best humans I have ever met. I followed his career from that day on and was crushed when he passed....... I saw the Wayne Johnson Trio the next night( back to 1981).....the two shows probably set me back 12 bucks!
molesoulsandal
Jul 20 2018
at 1:54 PM
Bookmark and Share listening to ’au lait’, from ’offramp’ . . . . . pat’s playing on this is the ideal representative of what he said about that he tries to ’not ever play two notes in a row at the same volume’ . . . . . . . . an unbelievable, one-sentence, master lesson in how to be musical, not to mention ’human’. au lait, indeed. take me there.
Igrima57
Jul 15 2018
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Bookmark and Share Pat Metheny and Metropole Orchestra, First Circle and Minuano
BobSmith1
Jul 11 2018
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Bookmark and Share "What If" from album of same name, Dixie Dregs. Morse and everybody sounding great. Whole album is a masterpiece and kind of came out of nowhere. U of Miami, Pat and Jaco connections...Remember Capricorn Records? 40 years since summer of 78!
alanshaw
Jul 09 2018
at 12:57 PM
Bookmark and Share "Adventure" by Lydian Collective, four-piece instrumental group from UK; check them out - loads of videos on YouTube.
molesoulsandal
Jul 04 2018
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Bookmark and Share aaron parks - ’invisible cinema’ - some terrific mike moreno, on guitar, on that record, too.
harn
Jul 03 2018
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Bookmark and Share Just discovered Gilad Hekselman, an excellent guitar player. His trio album “Homes” and one by Will Vinson called “It’s alright with three” that has Antonio Sanchez on drums, which usually means it’s worth checking out in my opinion!
hman01
Jul 03 2018
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Bookmark and Share bsl8081- I love "Say the Brother’s Name". Another favorite is "A Night Away". Both of those tracks to me are Ultimate Cool!
molesoulsandal
Jul 03 2018
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Bookmark and Share yah - i love ’angel in the dark’ and ’nested’ . . . . . . laura was very special . . . . . . i hadn’t heard stuff ’bout miles pursuing joni, but it’s no shock - ha! no doubt, miles was what they call, back in the backwoods, a ’two-tailed dog’!!
naut
Jul 01 2018
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Bookmark and Share Yo mole--Don’t forget about "Angel in the Dark," which, though it had a number of standards and covers, was her last, somewhat imperfect output of recorded material, including originals. (Your judiciously worded comment may have accounted for that?) "Mother’s Spiritual" is one of the few I haven’t heard yet (along with a couple of live albums, esp. at the Bottom Line), but I hope to remedy that sometime this summer. I really like "Nested" quite a lot. I think it has the most beautiful pics of her on its album artwork. (BTW, apparently Miles hit on Joni too!)
bsl8081
Jun 30 2018
at 11:16 PM
Bookmark and Share ICSYHFH-specifically : “Say The Brothers Name” I could listen to this song every day.....often do
molesoulsandal
Jun 30 2018
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Bookmark and Share hey naut - am also a big laura nyro fan - love her record ’walk the dog/light the light’ . . . . as you may know, it was the final album of new, original material in her lifetime . . . . . . she and steely dan guy gary katz produced it . . . . . . also love the ’mother’s spiritual’ record . . . . . . . . . . . . . supposedly, miles davis would attend many of her NYC gigs and always bring her a dozen red roses backstage . . . . . it was fairly well known that miles wanted to ’date’ her, but even tho laura was very fond of him, she had other ideas - haha.
foxesfred
Jun 29 2018
at 9:23 PM
Bookmark and Share Both Directions At Once-The Lost Album-John Coltrane and the classic quartet. McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones. The best quartet ever!
bsl8081
Jun 29 2018
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Bookmark and Share Hey Mole. Thanks for recommending Kurt Rosenwinkel’s Heartcore. Really digging this!
naut
Jun 28 2018
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Bookmark and Share Revisiting tons of Laura Nyro’s lovely stuff. John Tropea’s guitar work is terrific on one of my favorite live albums, "Season of Lights." Laura was a great one. I miss her.
bsl8081
Jun 17 2018
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Bookmark and Share PMT 99>00 Tough call bc there are some good uns but probably my favorite trio record (at least right now). Bill Stewart is a badass! Happy Fathers Day to all
BobSmith1
Jun 17 2018
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Bookmark and Share Sarah Jarosz - Green Lights from "Undercurrent".
molesoulsandal
Jun 09 2018
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Bookmark and Share there’s a ’live’ 2006 album by gil goldstein called ’under rousseau’s moon’, that has some little heard incredible chris potter action, particularly on jaco’s song ’3 views of a secret’ . . . it’s just staggering what chris plays on that version of that tune . . . . . . also his stuff w/steely dan was off the charts, too - it’s true that SD had the best sax guys: pete cristlieb, phil woods, potter, walt weiskopf, even wayne on ’aja’ . . . . . .
bsl8081
Jun 09 2018
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Bookmark and Share AZIZA - just can’t get enough Chris Potter these days. Eric Harland so crisp. Seen him with Charles Lloyd a couple times.
molesoulsandal
Jun 07 2018
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Bookmark and Share john scofield/steve swallow/bill stewart - ’enroute’ . . . . . a burner.
bhal
Jun 04 2018
at 11:38 PM
Bookmark and Share John Scofield - Works For Me
naut
May 29 2018
at 11:19 PM
Bookmark and Share I’m picking up "Obsidian" at the moment, while listening to a little Ground Zero on the radidio. I love some good organ music. (I LMFAO at the title of the band Organ Explosion!) Virgil Fox is one of my classical faves. As he once said: "The youth are inheriting the earth!" I say, Let ’em have it.
hman01
May 29 2018
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Bookmark and Share Thanks naut and Bob Smith. Listening to "Obsidian" right now. Having spent a few years in Anglican church music, I always love to here different kinds of organ music. This recording is indeed beautiful. I know Keith Jarrett has done some organ music as well. Always neat to hear it from a different perspective.
BobSmith1
May 25 2018
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Bookmark and Share naut--Thanks for the heads-up on Arborescence, that’s his solo piano, I’ll have to check that out! Another one I’ve been really enjoying lately is the drummer Thomas Strønen’s 2015 recording titled "Time Is A Blind Guide". If you haven’t heard it it’s worth having a listen. Sort of hard to describe but I especially like the song "I Don’t Wait For Anyone". It has a very uplifting quality when it breaks out. He has Kit Downes on piano among other personnel. Speaking of Kit Downes, check out is his 2018 record "Obsidian". "Obsidian" is so singular that you just have to hear it to believe it. He goes around to all these different church organs and plays these mind-bending melodies. I don’t know if ECM has gone through some sort of quiet revolution in the last few years with what they’re utilizing technologically with digital recording and microphones, etc., but these productions are really so gorgeous that you can just get lost in the music.
naut
May 25 2018
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Bookmark and Share Those are both great albums, Bob. And your comments got me to go back and re-listen to both of them. I’m listening to "Aborescence" at the moment, which is another Parks beauty. Great heads-up, pardner!
BobSmith1
May 24 2018
at 5:51 PM
Bookmark and Share Aaron Parks/Ben Street/Billy Hart: "Find the Way" and Kristjan Randalu: "Absence" w/ Ben Monder and Markku Ounaskari. On ECM both. Sonically stunning and beautifully played, composed and produced. Much of the stuff coming out of ECM lately is really worth checking out. These two records are reminiscent to me of the early 80’s ECM recordings; a kind of resonating quietude.
molesoulsandal
May 22 2018
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Bookmark and Share on the utuber, there’s a guy named benoit suave and he plays recorder . . . . . he has transcribed pat solos from ’third wind’ & ’have you heard’, and it’s pretty stunning to hear PM’s stuff played on a simple recorder . . . . . . many of ya’ll may have already heard this fellow, as i think i first heard about him on this site . . . . . . whatever the case, it’s worth checking out - big fun!
molesoulsandal
May 20 2018
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Bookmark and Share hey bsl8081 - in case you dunno, there’s also a DVD of a live gig of the parallel realities group, and it’s also incredibly & stupendously great, as ya might expect.
bsl8081
May 19 2018
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Bookmark and Share Jack DeJohnette’s Parallel Realities. Saw this quartet by chance in NYC in 91. Blew my friggin mind !
foxesfred
May 19 2018
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Bookmark and Share Seymour Reads the Constitution-Brad Melhdau Trio. Ballard and Grenadier are beasts!
patsfan
May 19 2018
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Bookmark and Share Christian McBride’s album ’Out Here’. ... specifically a couple of historical tunes, ’ Who’s Making Love’. ... an adaptation of the wild Johnathan Taylor’s rap from the late 60’s ... and I love the way Christian Sands does the piano and then Christian enhances the song by doing his great vocals ’ shake your booty, at the disco ’. Etc etc. Great ! And of course their beautiful rendition of ’ My Favorite Things’. ( Hammerstein). Really appreciate it because I was there up front in Yoshi’s Jazz Club sucking it all in ..
naut
May 17 2018
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Bookmark and Share Wow, this "Océanos" is tremendous! Thanks for the heads-up reminder, mole. I read somewhere that Simon said minimalism, in particular Reich, has had a pronounced influence on his music. You can really hear it on this record, and on the new one, too. The last couple of minutes of "We Dream Oceans" reminds me of a groove that Pat did somewhere, although I can’t put my finger on just what, at the moment. "Govinda" is such a pretty little ballad as well.
molesoulsandal
May 17 2018
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Bookmark and Share naut - i sought out ’sorrows & triumphs’ yesterday and love it! ~ as far as talking w/lois metheny, i just looked her up in the lee’s summit phone book about 25 years ago & rang her up . . . . she could not have been lovelier . . . . . i think we yakked for about 2 hours, or so, and as i may have mentioned, she said that lots of pat/mike fans called her all the time . . . . she said that never tired of talking about her talented sons.
naut
May 17 2018
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Bookmark and Share mole, that’s another thing I love about this subject, and others, such as your recent "favorite pat ’solos’": they usually get me to listen, or re-listen, to tunes I haven’t heard in a while, if ever. I just dug out "Oceanos" and will put it on when my fifth or sixth listen to "Sorrows & Triumphs" is done spinning. -- And as aside: If you ever care to share your story about how you ended up talking with Pat’s mom once upon a time, I’d love to hear it.
molesoulsandal
May 17 2018
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Bookmark and Share naut - as you prolly know, the edward simon-dave binney record called ’oceanos’ is also really super dupe . . . . pretty much the same suspects, i.e., blade, adam rogers, colley, but luciana souza rather than gretchen . . . . wonderful album - those folks invariably blow out the walls . . . . round here, we always look forward to anything that comes from that camp!
naut
May 16 2018
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Bookmark and Share Thanks for the rec on Vitchev, bhp. I’ll check out his double disc, "In Search of Wonders," which should be a good introduction to this artist I didn’t know till your mention. -- Recently listening to Edward Simon’s new record, "Sorrows & Triumphs." The cast of giants with him include David Binney, Scott Colley, Brian Blade, Adam Rogers, & Gretchen Parlato. Very nice album.
bhp6021
May 16 2018
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Bookmark and Share Hristo Vitchev Quartet "Of Light and Shadows". Great guitar, piano, bass, drums quartet. I suppose early PMG or Abercrombie Quartet from the early ’80’s would be possible comparisons, but they have their own sound different from either of those two, but with possible influences. Also, "In Search of Wonders" by same band. Worth checking out.
AB35
May 13 2018
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Bookmark and Share Recently purchased the Pat Metheny Real Book to have a closer look at the chords of his classic tunes - and Mas Alla is the one I’ve spent the most time on. Pedro’s voice perfectly suits the melody, a melody which beautifully follows the simple but rich chord progression of that tune. A magic composition and performance that has clearly passed the test of time.
molesoulsandal
May 12 2018
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Bookmark and Share mas alla - what a song! have always looooved the way that pat plays ’accompanying guitar’ . . . . . his playing on the joni mitchell ’shadows & light’ live record is for the ages . . . . his in-the-background (so to speak) playing on songs like ’edith & the kingpin’ and ’amelia’ are achingly butiful . . . . . . and the way he ’accompanies’ on ’mas alla’ has always just wrecked me, to be right up front about it - haha!! ~ maybe my two favorite things about pat metheny is, number one: that he says that if you’re the best musician in the band that you’re playing in, then you should leave that band . . . . . and number two: that the guitar, or saxophone, or piano, or drums, or whatever instrument it is, is merely a ’translation device’ (i think he may have heard ornette say that, but am not sure) . . . . . . that it really doesn’t matter if someone is a ’hot guitar player’, or whatever - that it’s just a translation device . . . . . . a typewriter for the soul, eh?
yossarian
May 12 2018
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Bookmark and Share Recently Every version of Mas Alla by Pat Metheny I can find on Youtube and anywhere else. Pedro. Magnificent. Clark Sisters... best gospel music I’ve heard, incredible. Marcus Roberts - some great live recordings I’ve been introduced to. Must see him.
naut
May 11 2018
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Bookmark and Share "A Map of the World" My copy signed by both Pat and Jane Hamilton. Excellent novel, too!
molesoulsandal
May 10 2018
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Bookmark and Share footnote to the previous mention of rosenwinkel/caipi: a person called ian salmon recently wrote: ’i find his ’caipi’ project to be achingly beautiful. it takes me back to that ’heartcore’ atmosphere’ . . . . . boy, is that hitting the nail on the head! . . . . rarely would i drudge up & pass along such superlative phrasing, but that record is just exactly what the planet needs to be ingesting at the present speck. ~ thanks, KR & Co.
molesoulsandal
May 10 2018
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Bookmark and Share the mathias eick record called ’ravensburg’ is knocking it outta the park around here lately . . . . am looking forward to checking out his album called ’midwest’ . . . . . have also been revisiting kurt rosenwinkel’s stunner of an album called ’heartcore’, not to mention his equally stunning new one called ’caipi’ . . . . kurt’s quite the deal!!
foxesfred
May 09 2018
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Bookmark and Share Thanks guys!! This Gary Thomas recording is tremendous! Next I’m going to give the Tony Williams one a spin.
naut
May 06 2018
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Bookmark and Share Listening to Pat’s blistering synth solo on "You Don’t Know What Love Is" on the album currently under discussion.
molesoulsandal
May 06 2018
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Bookmark and Share another note about the gary thomas record . . . . . they do a blazing version of j.j. johnson’s ’lament’, and for all those non-listening dweebs out there that have always claimed that pat doesn’t ’play the blues’, they need to listen to this and git their shit straight! . . . . . . . it’s a psychedelic-ornette laced blues schmeer for the ages! just riotous in it’s abandon, and it’s, yes, ’feeling’ . . . . .
molesoulsandal
May 06 2018
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Bookmark and Share actually listened to ’wilderness’ about 2 weeks ago . . . . hadn’t heard it in quite a while . . . . . great record! some of tony’s writing on that album is just gargantuan . . . . . . . . that same day i also pulled out that great gary thomas album called ’til we have faces’ . . . . . some super pat on that, and also terri lynne carrington on drums . . . . it’s hard to believe that record was released in ’92 - it still sounds quite current!
bsl8081
May 06 2018
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Bookmark and Share Tony Williams “Wilderness “ First listen in quite a while. Great record! Pat, MB, Herbie, Stanley Clarke !!
harn
May 05 2018
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Bookmark and Share Nik Bartsch’s Ronin “Awase” Kristjan Randalu “Absence” Both new on ECM
carlosrubio.79
May 03 2018
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Bookmark and Share Ecm récords love it...
hman01
May 03 2018
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Bookmark and Share molesoulsandal-Yeah, I gotta go back even further and check out the New Grass Revival!
molesoulsandal
May 03 2018
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Bookmark and Share just heard ’the astounding eyes of rita’ yesterday for the first time and couldn’t agree more sunship - it’s a great record!
molesoulsandal
May 02 2018
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Bookmark and Share got to see bela fleck as a member of the ’new grass revival’, opening for nanci griffith in 1985 . . . . the interplay among the entire group, but especially bela and sam bush was something to behold. what a night, as they say!! ~ also think it’s great that he & chick do stuff together, too.
sunship
May 02 2018
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Bookmark and Share Anouar Brahem - "The Astounding Eyes of Rita" This guy transcends language / culture. The Oud is a wonderful instrument. I recommend exploring his catalog.
hman01
May 02 2018
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Bookmark and Share Listening to a lot of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. All the way from the beginning. Also "Tales from The Acoustic Planet" 1,2 & 3. So much great music. Makes me happy!
BobSmith1
Apr 30 2018
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Bookmark and Share patsfan--Recently discovered Fagen’s "Morph the Cat" (from 2006) . This record reminds me of Nightfly in so many ways. "The Night Belongs to Mona"--there’s one that gets stuck in your head (musically and lyrically), but every song a gem and absolutely beautiful sound. If you have Tidal HiFi subscription there’s a Masters (MQA) version and it’s a real treat for the ears.
patsfan
Apr 29 2018
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Bookmark and Share Steely Dan. .... I must say the greatest lyrics in jazz belong to Donald Fagan !! For instance, The Nigthfly for example , just the most imaginative, vivid if not unpredictable lyrics bring up vivid scenes, whether flying from New York to Paris ( 3 hrs) or listening to WJAZ or partying behind the casino.. Anyways, Donald is in Mountain View soon, may pay him a visit.
naut
Apr 28 2018
at 3:11 AM
Bookmark and Share Think I’ll go listen to another one of his terrific, "deep cuts," as you put it, mole: "Home by Another Way," one of JT’s tunes I absolutely adore. So subversive, and so true!
molesoulsandal
Apr 27 2018
at 5:19 PM
Bookmark and Share yah naut, that’s super - i didn’t know if anyone out there remembers james’ ’migration’ tune . . . . . he’s got quite a few of what they call ’deep cuts’ (an understatement!) . . . . . some others that i love are ’i will follow’, ’let it all fall down’, and ’daddy’s baby’ . . . . . i could go on and on and on - haha! as i am sure that everyone knows, down thru the ages, whenever pat is asked who his ’favorite’ guitar players are, he invariably includes JT . . . . . no wonder ’james’ is such a killer song, eh? ha again!
naut
Apr 26 2018
at 6:27 PM
Bookmark and Share I hear ya, mole; I hear ya. You’re so right about many things. I still recall my delight and surprise when you quoted James not long ago: "Distant hands in foreign lands are turning hidden wheels, causing things to come about which no one seems to feel." Damn shame that those "hidden wheels" are not always turned by "distant hands," but often by the corrupt swamp in the homeland, directed and led by the grisly gator at the top of the muck. -- Listening to side two of "Travels" now. Love it, from first track to last. -- sunship, I sampled Logan’s new album a week ago or so. Talk about a record with tons of different styles. That one has something varied from track to track, for sure.
sunship
Apr 26 2018
at 3:53 PM
Bookmark and Share Logan Richardson - "Blues People" Its brand new, and its hot! Go listen now!
molesoulsandal
Apr 26 2018
at 2:28 PM
Bookmark and Share hey naut - loooove ’question & answer’ and ’rejoicing’!! . . . . . . . sometimes ’rejoicing’ gets a ’bad rap’ (even from pat himself), but i like it lots . . . . . as for the ’imitation’ thing, we are all ’influenced’, and that is certainly necessary, even mandatory, but i’m just yakkin’ about ’making a lifetime, or career, of basically copying others’, that’s all i’m saying & perhaps grumbling some about . . . . . in this ’thing’ that we all seem to deal in, ’creative music’, or ’improvised music’, whatever, the mark of the master, as we know, is always: the ’individuality’ . . . . . otherwise, we might as well go to vegas and play in wayne newton’s band - haha! ~ that’s all i’m goin’ on about, naut - i think if one is to participate in this music, this particular ’beauty genre’, that we must be brave and open-hearted, with nothing hidden away, and no fear flags flying. like i say, otherwise why do it at all? like malaga pablo said: ’it takes a long time to become young’.
hman01
Apr 26 2018
at 9:21 AM
Bookmark and Share Sometimes I do a mean guitar strum on a D chord. I sound just like Pat!
naut
Apr 26 2018
at 8:11 AM
Bookmark and Share mole, I’ve read your words and I respect your opinions, even if I don’t fully agree with some of your conclusions--many of which are valid, and others might perhaps need a little more amplification for me to see fully where you’re coming from. The history of jazz seems, to me, to be a reflection of the grand experiment in both imitation and improvisation, both generationally and contemporaneously on the bandstand. Satchmo expanded on what Buddy Bolden had to say, and many later trumpet players augmented Armstrong’s playing. And Miles...well, Miles had his legion of "imitators." Fats led to Tatum and Powell (Monk was so weird and individual that he was perhaps outside of such lineage), and later, Chick and Herbie. Wes and Hall, via Christian and Reinhardt, influenced Pat, among countless others. Prez, Hawk, Webster and Bird fed into what Trane, Coleman, Shorter and even Charlie Rouse brought to the table. No need to go into other numerous examples of this kind of influence, since I’m not scholar enough on the subject to do it justice anyway. These players weren’t so much hiding, as finding their own voice inside the tradition, and building on their ancestors. On the whole, I’ve no intention of trying to undermine your comments, just laying a little of my own jive on the line. BTW, been listening to two earlier trio records: Rejoicing & Question and Answer. I don’t shuffle discs very often, but those glorious albums are ideal for a little random playing every now and then.
molesoulsandal
Apr 25 2018
at 1:58 PM
Bookmark and Share naut - certainly, altho many of those old cliches are inaccurate in different ways - a stitch in time notwithstanding, ’imitation’ is also sometimes the sincerest form of ’hiding’ . . . . . some say that that’s what peoples are now ’trained’, or conditioned, to do concerning dealing with ’love in the modern world’ (a great k. rosenwinkel title, btw, and a stunner of a piece, for all who’s interested), is just to not deal at all . . . . . and to stay hidden away, at all times, (mostly behind these screens), and be very smug about all of it. proud to be ’checked out’. actually believing that it’s some manner of ’accomplishment’ . . . . . . at any rate, i just think that music is one ’arena’ where i don’t ever want to have to deal with ’hiding’ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . open . . . . . . . . . pretty scattered . . . . . . . . . . half life of absolution . . . . . . . . . . . slip away . . . . . . . . . . dismantling utopia . . . . . . . . . . . . the bat.
naut
Apr 25 2018
at 8:54 AM
Bookmark and Share I agree with much of what you say, mole. However, as the old and somewhat sourceless saying goes: "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." ;)
molesoulsandal
Apr 24 2018
at 2:48 PM
Bookmark and Share naut - thanks for the referral about the ratko zjaca stuff . . . . . i just now heard a ’live’ piece w/miroslav playing bass and a studio thing w/antonio on drums . . . . pretty great, altho i always wonder about these good & heartfelt folks (adam rodgers is one of these, too) who can’t help but try to emulate pat, and to a lesser degree, abercrombie, and altho they are startlingly great musicians, they don’t seem to be able to truly ’soar’ and ’abandon’ and ’drive’ and to basically freely ’express what it’s like to be human on the planet’ like the originals, whether it be pat or kurt rosenwinkel (he’s getting a lot of ’imitators’ lately) or JA or frisell, or whoever . . . . . i suppose i’ve just never been able to comprehend this idea about ’playing & sounding like someone else’ - i don’t get it. it’s seems to display such a lack of self-confidence . . . . i mean it’s not like these guys are just ’average’ players or anything - as we know, they are ’monsters’ in their own rights, but somehow, they invariably find it necessary to fall back on trying to play and sound like their heroes. nevertheless, i really liked the ratko stuff that i heard . . . . i’d just like to hear more of his own personal ’insides’ . . . . . .
naut
Apr 23 2018
at 5:01 PM
Bookmark and Share Ratko Zjaca, "Continental Talk." Do you any of you know this guitarist? Word is he took master classes from Pat and John Abercrombie, among others. I can hear a whole lot of Pat in his playing, which means he’s damn good. This record has Patitucci, Gadd, Randy Brecker, and Stanislav Mitrovic on saxes. Great stuff.
molesoulsandal
Apr 19 2018
at 2:16 PM
Bookmark and Share brian blade - ’mama rosa’
Chris Digger
Apr 18 2018
at 6:26 PM
Bookmark and Share SNARKY PUPPY - World Tour 2015: 32-Disc-Box-Set! Wow!!!
naut
Apr 11 2018
at 7:04 PM
Bookmark and Share Bright Size Life
mugsy
Apr 11 2018
at 6:09 PM
Bookmark and Share Just picked up Antonio’s new CD: Channels of Energy. Big band sound with Vince Mendoza and his WDR Big Band. It is pretty intense - the last song (Channels of Energy) is worth the price of the CD. Antonio has a long solo and he rips into it like there is no tomorrow.
BobSmith1
Apr 11 2018
at 12:33 PM
Bookmark and Share molesoulsandal--Love "Heresay"--have had it since it came out back in the vinyl days and has been a favorite of mine ever since. Every single song on the record is a sort of singular joy of discovery. Sojourner (nice Rodby transition solo w/Lande), Kinesphere, Tail Wind (you mentioned Kujala--his sound jumps to mind when I hear this one!), Eyebright...and the rest...wow ! Paul’s use of wind controller and synths is very organic and IMO he really owns the electronic wind stuff like no one else. And he took it to the next level on "Premonition". But yeah, English horn, one of the greats! Also, can’t say enough about Rodby on this record. You really get to hear Steve’s unique ability to "glue" the rhythm and melody together and create a sort of continuity of a tune’s flow. Don’t know how else to describe it... but he does it like no one else. I almost think of this as a Rodby album too. . Bottom line is everyone knocks it out of the park on this record and it withstands decades of listening as I can attest to. Re David Crosby, If you haven’t already, check out "Croz". I discovered it purely by chance listening to a Tidal CSN playlist. This is a guy with no flies on him and my immediate reaction was that it reminded me a bit of Michael Hedges "Watching My Life Go By" but it’s so unique and varied, it’s kind of hard to describe. David Crosby’s voice, as you say, is arresting in its impact and immediacy and no more so than on this record.
hman01
Apr 11 2018
at 9:18 AM
Bookmark and Share molesoulsandle-Ditto on everything you said about Paul McCandless and "heresay". I bought the CD years ago and it has remained as one of my favorites. Not to mention numerous others that he plays on.
franksexton
Apr 11 2018
at 8:29 AM
Bookmark and Share molesoulsandal, that is very interesting. Paul has a unique sound that when you hear him you know it’s him.
molesoulsandal
Apr 08 2018
at 2:33 PM
Bookmark and Share am listening to a paul mccandless record called - ’heresay’ . . . . . . . had never heard of it before (unfortunately, it’s out of print, but the youtube has the full album, in it’s entirety) . . . . . . . my goodness, it has art lande on piano and steve rodby playing gorgeous bass, and paul’s writing is top drawer, as ever . . . . . have always thought that paul’s sound on english horn, that horn in particular, was akin to coltrane on tenor or steve kujala on flute, or alice babs’ voice, in it’s singularity of purpose . . . . writer/trombonist mike zwerin referred to it as ’the cry’ . . . . he said that folks like miles & willie nelson & louis armstrong & patsy cline & bird & trane & billie & so many others all had ’the cry’ . . . . and that’s what i hear when i hear paul mccandless play english horn . . . . . it’s that sort of thing where it’s just soooooo ’in tune’ and ’on pitch’ thatcha almost can’t stand it anymore (just kidding) . . . . david crosby’s voice is like that, and streisand too . . . achingly in tune.
tilbanup
Apr 08 2018
at 8:58 AM
Bookmark and Share Richard Galliano, The New Musette, always been a sucker for that French Jazz waltz stuff. Also beautiful ballads as well. Great guitar work from Sylvain Luc on there as well. Who would have thought I was into squeeze box music after all these years of just turning off at the mention of it. Some very lilting stuff on there.
molesoulsandal
Apr 07 2018
at 1:49 PM
Bookmark and Share maia sharp - ’red dress’, ’kinder blues’, and ’lightning’ . . . . . . . . . a trio of great songs, they.
Oystein
Apr 07 2018
at 7:04 AM
Bookmark and Share Just picked up Jeff Beck - Live in Hollywood Bowl 2017. The man is still sounding fresh at the age of 70 +.... ... and Marutyri - Creation of the Invisible.
molesoulsandal
Apr 05 2018
at 7:30 AM
Bookmark and Share hermeto pascoal - viajando com o som . . . . from ’76, recently released . . . .
naut
Apr 04 2018
at 9:17 PM
Bookmark and Share Ella Fitzgerald - "Too Marvelous for Words"
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