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bevCyclone
Feb 07 2011
at 3:01 PM
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bluepno
Dec 05 2017
at 8:21 AM
Bookmark and Share Running through a complete set of Haydn symphonies...beautifully recorded...old school party music. Ranier Bruninghaus, Freeweight(sp)...Bowie,Fripp et al , Scary Monsters and Super Freaks.
franksexton
Nov 30 2017
at 12:40 PM
Bookmark and Share discovered KSCOPE record label. Steven Wilson, Lunatic Soul, North Atlantic Osillation, very good progressive rock.
hman01
Nov 15 2017
at 8:30 AM
Bookmark and Share I just had to LOL this morning. I walked into my first class this morning and they were playing Kenny G’s greatest hits. I teach music at a special needs school and had just been attacked by a student while on bus duty. Nothing major happened, just a few scrapes. But I couldn’t figure out which was worse-the physical assault or the aural assault :)
naut
Nov 13 2017
at 4:09 PM
Bookmark and Share Young Israeli cat named Tomer Bar, a pianist/keyboardist, with a cookin’ band accompanying. He’s written a tune called "Pat," a lovely tribute to Mr. Metheny (sounds a lot like PMG First Circle era), followed by a good version of "Unity Village." Nice stuff.
molesoulsandal
Nov 07 2017
at 1:14 PM
Bookmark and Share bobsmith1 - marc copeland’s a favorite ’round here, too. as am sure you know, he was originally a sax guy. as for the kuhn/jordan band, w/harvie swartz & moses, that ECM record of theirs called ’playground’ is in my top five of all time (if such a thing could be said - ha!) . . . . . their album called ’last year’s waltz’ is wonderful, also . . . . on it, they perform a live version of steve swallow’s humorous and slightly ’dark’ oddity called ’the city of dallas’, which is just about as good as it gets! i wish they’d have made about 40 more records! but when i think about it, ’playground’ just about says it all . . . . i’ve always perceived that record and swallow’s ’home’ album (ECM) as being sorta like ’bookends’ - pretty much the same line-up, just insert swallow for harvie, and add dave liebman & lyle . . . . moses also put out an album right about that time (i can’t remember what label, but it wasn’t ECM) that, again, has pretty much the same musicians . . . . i used to have a copy of it (it’s called ’family’), but don’t anymore. i tried to find it on the utuber, but to no avail. i’ll have to dig deeper. it also is a great album - more of the same on this from kuhn!
naut
Nov 06 2017
at 3:58 PM
Bookmark and Share "Current Events." Ya’ll persuaded/inspired me. -- I saw John once, at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. He was with Charles Lloyd’s band, with Marc Johnson on bass, and I don’t know who on drums. Could’ve been Erskine. Can anyone enlighten me about that? I think it was 2008. Quite a good set.
BobSmith1
Nov 05 2017
at 1:18 PM
Bookmark and Share molesoulsandal--Another one that I’ve been listening to is 39 Steps from 2015. Marc Copland is one of those great pianists that just adds something immeasurable to a session. Speaking of immeasurable--I can’t say enough about Peter Erskine. Check out his drumming on "Clint" on Current Events. I just sit on the edge of my chair every time I hear that one, listening to how he stretches out the time getting from bar to bar. I actually had a chance to see Peter Erskine live back in 1986 with the 1986 incarnation of Weather Report in San Francisco--Zawinul was calling them Weather Update for that brief period--anyway, he does something that to my ears is so rare in drummers--his musical personality is huge in his playing, with the unanticipated meters and total groove, yet he doesn’t do anything obviously and in your face. His pairing with Marc Johnson is incredible--another bassist that I always try to x-ray in on to hear what he’s doing and is such a great leader and composer in his own right. Speaking of Richie Beirach--I am listening on itunes right now to a preview of the boxed set you mentioned --amazing how undated these pieces are, but that’s something about everything John did--it had a really timeless quality. I’m familiar with some of the pieces--Nightlake for sure. Richie Beirach does comping so beautifully! Love the unison between them and his right hand is about as good as you ever hear. I now remember how I know Nightlake--it was from an ECM sampler that I got back in 1981--"Music With 58 Musicians, Volume One", which introduced me to so many greats--Steve Reich, Sheila Jordan/Steve Kuhn, Terje Rypdal, Codona...Again, great comments and musical recommendations!
molesoulsandal
Nov 04 2017
at 6:32 AM
Bookmark and Share bobsmith1 - thanks for reminding me of that super ’current events’ record . . . am going to pull it out today and revisit it. it’s been a while since i’ve heard it. and yes, i’ve always dug how JA’s synth sound was often times like a B-3!
BobSmith1
Nov 02 2017
at 12:01 PM
Bookmark and Share molesoulsandal--Interesting comments re John Abercrombie. I have been listening with great interest to an old favorite of mine--Current Events--with Peter Erskine and Marc Johnson (1986). This is a great record with that sublime ECM production and telepathic synergy between players. Noteworthy to me are "Still" and "Ralph’s Piano Waltz". JA’s use of guitar synth is subtle and understated and sounds almost like an organ in a sort of chorale mode.
molesoulsandal
Oct 29 2017
at 1:11 PM
Bookmark and Share . . . . . have been listening to john abercrombie’s albums w/richie beirach - ECM recently bunched all 3 of ’em together in a neat li’l ’boxed set’, and it was surely about time! always liked richie’s playing w/dave liebman, too. when people talk about the ’top piano guys’, you don’t hear beirach’s name that often, but he should be on that list . . . . . also, there’s a super-duper, rave-up blues-type tune on the ECM album entitled ’sound suggestions’, by the late, great george adams, and beirach’s playing on that particular tune (not to mention the entire record!), which is called ’got somethin’ good for you’, is simply (and complexly) off-the-planet!
Mike S.
Oct 20 2017
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Bookmark and Share Clever Girl- No Drums and Bass in the Jazz Room. It is FANTASTIC!!!
molesoulsandal
Oct 16 2017
at 1:16 PM
Bookmark and Share leni stern - ’africa’ . . . . . some great mike brecker on there plus lovely photos by latifa metheny. wonderful record.
Oystein
Oct 16 2017
at 5:42 AM
Bookmark and Share After too many years, Michael McDonald releases a new album; "Wide Open". And what a record it is! Who said the West Coast genre was dead...? His voice is better than ever, and as usual he brought on some excellent musicians.
molesoulsandal
Sep 27 2017
at 6:50 AM
Bookmark and Share listening once again to ’home’, a steve swallow record on ECM . . . . . sheila jordan, dave liebman, bob moses, lyle mays, steve kuhn.
molesoulsandal
Sep 24 2017
at 6:49 AM
Bookmark and Share yes bob smith1, i also think that there are similarities w/nock & kuhn, not least among them (during that time period, anyway) is that neither of them was just rehashing old antiquated world weary bebop licks . . . . as you say, they were playing extremely soulfully, and without artifice, and it was soooo refreshing to hear . . . . keith jarrett, of course, was the dean of that manner of playing before he stopped writing and launched the more ’conventional’ standards trio . . . . pat has said that he wishes that keith still wrote, ’cause he’s one of our finest writers . . . . anyway, am always enriched to hear people playing ’cliche-free’, as miles said about joe zawinul . . . . . does the world miss zawinul? we think it does!! miles, too!
BobSmith1
Sep 21 2017
at 8:47 PM
Bookmark and Share molesoulsandal--Yeah, everybody on Cycles is a great musician, to say the least. Re: Ondas, a few months ago you mentioned it in a posting when I had talked about Eddie Gomez. I was vaguely familiar with the album from back in the day but I gave it an intense listening again after you had talked about it and I was really blown away. To my ears, Mike Nock and Steve Kuhn have a similar, very musical, adaptive, ensemble-type approach to the music on Ondas and Cycles, respectively. There is a soulfulness in the playing of each pianist that adds immeasurably to each record as a whole. I came across Cycles in I think 1982. I had the great privilege of doing occasional stints as a volunteer announcer during the early morning hours at an NPR station where I got to spin whatever I felt like. The great thing was that I was exposed to an amazing record collection at the station, vastly expanding my musical universe. Cycles was one of those recordings and it has always had a special place for me. Something about the whole record, the dark improvisational feel to the album as a whole, and that strange, striking photograph of a person in a pink coat standing under a fall sky in some northern place looking out toward the water. ECM always does such great album covers! I’ve heard that Manfred Eicher himself personally vets every one of them and he really got it right with that time. Anyway, just a great, timeless record and glad to hear someone else thinks the same!
molesoulsandal
Sep 19 2017
at 6:44 AM
Bookmark and Share just wanted to add that when previously replying to bobsmith1’s adroit mention of david darling’s ’cycles’ record, i proceeded to spend nearly the entire paragraph raving ’bout the great steve kuhn - and deservedly so; but i certainly didn’t mean to shortchange all the other super musicians on that record, all of which bobsmith1 mentioned in his post. case in point, i’ve always thought that if you want to raise the quality level of your next album, just make sure and have sir jan garbarek on it - ha! and, of course, everybody knows what a monster musician david darling is . . . . until bobsmith1’s post about this album, i can’t recall hearing anyone even mention this record in a coupla decades! same thing w/mike nock’s ’ondas’ . . . . i rarely come across anyone who’s even heard of it, much less heard it . . . . i guess it’s just that way with a lot of ECM releases from yesteryear, but there surely are some ultra-great ones!
molesoulsandal
Sep 16 2017
at 5:50 PM
Bookmark and Share bobsmith1, you are sooo right - ’cycles’ is an incredible record that i’ve adored since it’s release. steve kuhn was in a most fertile period at that time, considering his transcendent group w/sheila jordan/harvie swartz/bob moses, and also on steve swallow’s ’home’ album. also, moses put out a record during that time called ’family’, which you may be familiar with, and SK is all over thattun, too. all that said, kuhn still might just qualify as being ’underrated’ - haha . . . . .
BobSmith1
Sep 16 2017
at 11:12 AM
Bookmark and Share Revisiting an old favorite from the early 80’s ECM period (of greatness-Ondas, Blue Sun, etc). David Darling "Cycles". This record seems to have had an even greater impact on me today than it did when it first came out and I got in on vinyl. I’ve really got "Ode" stuck in my head. Imagine having David Darling, Arild Andersen, Jan Garbarek, Steve Kuhn, Collin Walcott, and Oscar Castro-Neves all on one record, everyone in a kind of mind-meld. Steve Kuhn is amazing beyond belief and some of the unison playing is so unexpected but just works, such as on "Ode" (cello and tenor sax) This record is simply a masterpiece and a joy to listen to in a quiet, undisturbed spot and the engineering is above and beyond.
MarcNebo
Sep 14 2017
at 11:26 PM
Bookmark and Share Sean Jones, Live From Jazz At The Bistro is great live recording. I just saw his quintet and quartet at the Detroit Jazz Festival. The quintet was my favorite group of the twenty-two bands I saw at the festival. He is now one of my favorite living trumpet players. Great CD, especially The Ungentrified Blues where he kills by showing damn near everything he can do with a trumpet all in one tune. Also ballads, burners and jazz and gospel fusion. Will be in my top 5 CD’s for the year and top 5 live shows. Check it out!
molesoulsandal
Sep 05 2017
at 7:00 AM
Bookmark and Share listening to steely dan’s ’two against nature’ . . . . walter becker passed away, so have been re-visiting their stuff. love the song ’what a shame about me’, featuring super-dupe guitar by WB. these guys, along w/joni mitchell & david crosby, did so much to ’jazz-up’ the pop/rock world. thank the stars for them. btw, speaking of jazzy-type ’rockers’, there’s a terrific article on the rolling stone site, written by rickie lee jones, talking lovingly about becker.
franksexton
Aug 23 2017
at 8:59 AM
Bookmark and Share Tisziji Munoz - When Coltrane Calls Session 1: Fierce Compassion frree jazz - electric guitar really good
mountain
Aug 18 2017
at 3:10 PM
Bookmark and Share Kinda a different listening recommendation. Rick Beato’s Youtube. https://youtu.be/c9N3JNWiSog This one is a fun Giant Steps Advanced Reharmonization Techniques for guitar.
mountain
Aug 18 2017
at 3:03 PM
Bookmark and Share Steven Wilson - To The Bone. The prog princess goes pop...sort of. Some good stuff in this release including the tune Pariah which features the vocals of Ninet Tayeb. She sounds fabulous. Its a departure from the long form themed releases and focuses more on the song format.
franksexton
Jul 31 2017
at 9:26 AM
Bookmark and Share molesoulsandal thanks for replying, I am going to have to revisit the Quartet album now. Yes, Time is of the Essence is the album I was thinking of. Years ago someone suggested As I am from this album as the best example of what Pat would sound like in a Trio with organ and drums. I am going to have to revisit this album also now also just to listen to Elvin.
Chris Digger
Jul 29 2017
at 12:55 PM
Bookmark and Share RAY LYON - Trinity One: Fantastic Album + Nice Grooves all along!
sunship
Jul 26 2017
at 12:20 PM
Bookmark and Share Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau - "Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau" This is a wonderful collaboration. The first song "The Old Shade Tree" is tremendous. Two brilliant artists.
molesoulsandal
Jul 26 2017
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Bookmark and Share frank sexton: yes indeedy - the ’as i am’ on brecker’s ’time is of the essence’ record (on which ’arc of the pendulum’ is the first tune) is the very same song as on ’quartet’. have always loved that particular brecker album . . . getting to hear pat play w/elvin is quite the deal, eh?
BobSmith1
Jul 25 2017
at 11:19 AM
Bookmark and Share Listening with fresh ears to Yellowjackets "Politics" from 1988. This thing just swings. Jimmy Haslip’s liquid bass lines just light up the whole show. Lots of nice melodic twists and turns. I’ve owned this since the late 80’s but sounds even better today for some reason.
franksexton
Jul 25 2017
at 9:43 AM
Bookmark and Share molesoulsandal ,I’m with you on ID. I’m curious, is the "As I Am" from Quartet the same song covered in Brecker’s "Arc Of the Pendulem" ?
BobSmith1
Jul 09 2017
at 10:45 AM
Bookmark and Share Taylor Eigsti-Let It Come To You (2008) from the album of the same name. Pure lyricism.
bluepno
Jul 05 2017
at 12:48 PM
Bookmark and Share Benny Green trio...Testifying...( Christian McBride 1992)....lots of RVG Blue Notes...
molesoulsandal
Jul 03 2017
at 1:54 PM
Bookmark and Share ’Imaginary Day’ is such a monster record! The two extremes of ’Across the Sky’ & ’The Roots of Coincidence’ says it all. Another Metheny record that it seems nobody ever talks about is the somewhat stripped-down ’Quartet’ album (1996), which features ’Take Me There’, ’The Language of Time’, and ’Mohave’, just to name a few of it’s gems. a masterpiece of spontaneous composition, and also more through-composed pieces such as ’As I Am’ and ’When We Were Free’.
patsfan
Jun 29 2017
at 7:17 PM
Bookmark and Share Frank ... that is one Metheny concept I most regret missing. I have the video of the concert I would have gone to, at the Paul Masson Winery, and review it at intervals. I love the progression of the tunes and each have their special flavor. ... like the title, An Imaginary Day ..
franksexton
Jun 29 2017
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Bookmark and Share hey patsfan, the ID tour was my first PMG concert , they played the whole album in succession. the songs do seem to play well as a whole. when they finished I was completely blown away.
patsfan
Jun 28 2017
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Bookmark and Share Imaginary Day. .... sort of entranced with this album, never really was, but now I really appreciate every song , every nuance ... again and again
molesoulsandal
Jun 24 2017
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Bookmark and Share have been revisiting a 40-year old gem from stephen micus called ’implosions’ . . . . . . had the record when it came out in 1977 (his second album), but lost track of it over time and just recently reacquired it. ~ have also been listening to a GIANT of an album by michael gregory jackson, called ’heart and center’, from around 1979. this record should be world famous - it’s so odd how some things just don’t get ’heard’ as much as some other things. at any rate, MGJ is still burning ’em down - these days he has his ’clarity trio’ which includes bobby moses, pat’s ole’ buddy. btw, jackson’s album ’gifts’, which was the album right before ’heart and center’, is also sublime.
marra
Jun 22 2017
at 1:37 PM
Bookmark and Share Quatuor Ebene and Michel Portal ’City Birds’ from their new album - a string quartet that can easily morph into a jazz band” A fabulous track called ’City Birds’ - shades of Wichita Falls halfway through the piece Ebene call their foray into jazz ’a little world between electro, groove, classical, jazz and world’,
foxesfred
May 28 2017
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Bookmark and Share Hudson -DeJonette, Medeski, Grenadier, and Sco
popcorn
May 23 2017
at 12:24 PM
Bookmark and Share Recent favorites include FORQ’s “Batch” (Snarky Puppy spinoff), Tyler Reese’s “Reminiscence” (Reese studied under Metheny), Mike Neer’s "Steelonious" (Monk covers on steel guitar), Cristiano Vetuschi’s “Alien Assassin,” and John McLean’s “Parts Unknown.”
franksexton
May 20 2017
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Bookmark and Share fyi, there is another thread in the Garage named "Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny"
franksexton
May 20 2017
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Bookmark and Share molesoulsandal those are both very good, I also love Pat’s playing with Cuong on this album. another recent release where he plays in a similar syle is Tap - John Zorn’s book of Angels. Thanks for mentioning the Return to Forever album - lots of good music , First recoding of Crystal Silence is there , I believe, also La Fiesta
Arlie
May 01 2017
at 9:32 AM
Bookmark and Share Just found a cool cover of "Are You Going With Me?" on Spotify under the title "Just Landed" by a group called Cantoma. Best interpretation I’ve heard since Anna Marie Jopek’s vocal cover.
molesoulsandal
Apr 24 2017
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Bookmark and Share ’cuong vu trio meets pat metheny’ . . . . i fear that this record is getting ’lost in the shuffle’ . . . . it’s surely and purely an incredible musical & spiritual experience, and i just wanted to give it a ’shout-out’. nobody seems to be talking about it that much, and as we all know, even without pat’s glorious participation, cuong & his guys are, and have been for quite a spell, blazing new trails on a daily basis. ~ have also been revisiting the ’light as a feather’ record by chick corea and the first incarnation of the ’return to forever’ aggregation. what game shall we play today, indeed!
mountain
Apr 03 2017
at 2:41 PM
Bookmark and Share Kurt Rosenwinkel - Caipi. Brazilian feel, Metheny-ese synth guitar. Interesting release.
BobSmith1
Apr 02 2017
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Bookmark and Share molesoulsandal--I think I was familiar with this album back in the day when I did some late night record spinning at an NPR station. Back when you could really mix it up. I’ll have to check it out again on itunes. I think I got Eddie into my bloodstream in a big way listening to the Steps Ahead (album) back in 1983-84. My musical vocabulary isn’t very good but I think his playing in unison (say, with the piano bass line) during certain parts of songs and then going in unpredictable directions has a dramatic effect that I really like. He vastly opens up the writing possibilities for everyone he plays with. The guy is a true original and there’s never any doubt who is playing when you hear him!
molesoulsandal
Apr 02 2017
at 6:53 AM
Bookmark and Share there’s a wonderfully transcendent album by the pianist/composer mike nock, on ECM, from 1981 called ’ondas’, which is a trio format featuring drummer john christensen and the terrific eddie gomez on bass. this might be the greatest record that nobody’s ever heard - laugh out loud! at any rate, gomez’ playing on this album is just about as ’light-filled’ as it gets, and everyone that i know who has heard this set agrees that no other bassist could have brought to this project what eddie gomez did. of course, that could be said about so many of the records that have featured eddie. if you’ve not heard this particular album, try to check it out - it’s quite special.
BobSmith1
Apr 01 2017
at 11:33 AM
Bookmark and Share "Green Room" from Batik, Ralph Towner. Eddie Gomez was so perfect for this song. Eddie could really wend his way in between the weird, dark, wonderful melodic twists that are so much the signature sound of Ralph’s musical soul. Everyone’s playing on this tune is amazing (DeJohnette) but you can just listen to Gomez’s intricate bass lines as a kind of light showing the way forward in this amazing song. 1978, and this stands up to the test of time in every way.
BobSmith1
Apr 01 2017
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Bookmark and Share "As I Am" from Quartet. How is it possible that piano and guitar could so perfectly complement each other? These guys, Lyle and Pat, finding each other was some kind of musical miracle. Not to mention this gorgeous song, like a 5 minute goosebump.
spaceboy
Mar 05 2017
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Bookmark and Share Just listening to Pat Metheny and Charlie Haden during dinner last night. Very special album, a great deal of emotion in the music, and roominess to experience your reactions and expanding spirit. Lately, in my head I’m hearing "This is Not America" from "Falcon and the Snowman." Who would have thought.
foxesfred
Mar 04 2017
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Bookmark and Share Old Locks and Irregular Verbs-Henry Threadgill Ensemble-
Chris Digger
Feb 27 2017
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Bookmark and Share JACOB KARLZON - NOW: Awesome Piano-Trio with intelligent use of digital effects. W/Dan Berglund on double bass from the late EST.
shockandwoe
Feb 23 2017
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Bookmark and Share Kurt Rosenwinkel with Redman, Mehldau, Grenadier, and Jackson at Jazz a Vienne (2004). They play User of Light and The Next Step. The best 27 mins I have spent online in a while.
HAMBONE
Feb 22 2017
at 12:56 PM
Bookmark and Share In respect to Larry Coryell, everything I own that he plays on...
Ian
Feb 22 2017
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Bookmark and Share I’m really excited about the Kurt Rosenwinkle release. I pre-ordered it and got the bonus track which sounds great. A lot different from his previous stuff. Unfortunately it isn’t being released in the US till March 10. I’m looking forward to Christian Scott’s new release too.
ulrichspiegel
Feb 18 2017
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Bookmark and Share Kurt Rosenwinkel CAIPI Kurt has been a guitar professor in Berlin for some years playing with Brian Blade, and others. Now on CAIPI he almost plays all the instruments himself with the help of Amanda Brecker daughter of Eliane Elias & Randy Brecker and Eric Clapton. His live band includes German pianist Olivia Trummer and multi-instrumentalists- vocalist Pedro Martins. It is like hearing the Pat Metheny Group with Pedro Aznar. The band will paly in New York’s Birdland in March.
franksexton
Feb 14 2017
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Bookmark and Share Paul Wertico Trio - Another Side with John Moulder on guitar and Brian Peters on bass really , really good music
molesoulsandal
Feb 12 2017
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Bookmark and Share indeed - paul wertico was beyond incredible w/PMG . . . having 3 great drummers in danny gottlieb, PW, and the incomparable antonio has been such a blessing for the group. you don’t often hear too much said about paul’s impact on the band, but it was there, and for 17 years! i saw him many, many times and he was always happening. one of my favorite paul wertico quotes is: ’ . . i try to dream as i play . . .’ ~ there’s probably only one drummer on the planet that could ’follow’ wertico, and that’s antonio. what a group.
BobSmith1
Feb 11 2017
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Bookmark and Share "Yolanda, You Learn". This one was really Paul Wertico’s. Listening to his energetic, complex, highly original drumming on this song, you realize that that energy really gives this tune its identity. It’s hard to overestimate what he brought to the PMG in its heyday.
shockandwoe
Feb 04 2017
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Bookmark and Share Knifeworld - High/Aflame, Don’t Land On Me
CATHY W
Feb 01 2017
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Bookmark and Share The Ahn Trio, they do a cover of "This is Not America". I like it a lot !
ShannonInJax
Jan 31 2017
at 9:54 PM
Bookmark and Share I have fallen madly in love with a Japanese band called Fox Capture Plan...very similar to Hiromi but with a little "new wave" thrown in. Hard to explain. Kait Dunton’s TRIOKait, The Storyboard - their "Hello" album is heavily influenced by late 70s/Early 80s PMG, Also some of Stanley Clarke’s recent fusion albums and Billy Cobham’s "Drum and Voice" albums.
mario toni
Jan 28 2017
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Bookmark and Share John Abercrombie Quartet "Up & Coming"!
mpanico
Jan 27 2017
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Bookmark and Share Mary Halvorson & Sylvie Courviosier - Crop Circles - Guitar & Piano duets - Beautiful !!
jazziz22
Jan 24 2017
at 4:58 AM
Bookmark and Share Been listening to "Brand New Day", by Sting, "Ain’t Nuttin’ Stopping Us Now" by Tower of Power, "Beginnings" by Chicago, "Better Days Ahead" by PMG, "Come Together" by the Beatles, "Destiny" by Lenny Kravitz, "Feelin’ Stronger Everyday" by Chicago, "Freedomland" by the Yellowjackets, "Hallelujah" by Sara Gazarek, "Thank You" by Sly and the Family Stone, "Happy Days Are Here Again" by Barbara Streisand ... just some of the songs on a playlist just created - just seems appropriate ... Ah Right, Ah Right Ah Right ...
Tyler Durden
Jan 21 2017
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Bookmark and Share Holly Bowling’s amazing solo piano videos on YouTube.
shockandwoe
Jan 20 2017
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Bookmark and Share "Pigs" - from the album "Animals" (1977) by Pink Floyd - HEY YOU, WHITE HOUSE, HA HA, CHARADE YOU ARE!
Munson
Jan 12 2017
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Bookmark and Share I’m listening to the entire PM collection. Going to the show on January 20th so I need to revisit all material from Kin to Bright Size Life.
Gyuri
Jan 10 2017
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Bookmark and Share Steely Dan: "Two Against Nature". Perfect music
Kooltrane
Dec 31 2016
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Bookmark and Share Weather Report-The Legendary Lost Tapes. Zawinul, Shorter, Pastorius, Erskine. Sublime.
patsfan
Dec 28 2016
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Bookmark and Share Happy New Year, everyone. And cheers, Mugsy, thanks for turning me on to the Parallel Realities DVD . I’m thinking I will be intently listening to ’ This is not America ’ on Jan 20. Right now, stuck on Pat’s very creative album ’ Imaginary Day ’ and John Scofield’s ’ Still Warm’
foxesfred
Dec 25 2016
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Bookmark and Share Nearness-Mehldau/Redman
molesoulsandal
Dec 25 2016
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Bookmark and Share listening to pat’s ’map of the world’ - somehow, this particular music seems appropriate right now, what with everything that’s developed (or devolved) in the world. it’s going to take a lotta love to change the way things are . . . .
Oystein
Dec 24 2016
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Bookmark and Share Only Christmas related music today :-) Happy holidays, Everyone!
shockandwoe
Dec 19 2016
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Bookmark and Share Joey Alexander - Countdown ft. Larry Grenadier and Ulysses Owens Jr. (In Studio Performance) - my MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR!
dprince8
Dec 17 2016
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Bookmark and Share Jefe from Snarky Puppy on the Culcha Vulcha album. Wow, that song has everything going on.
Oystein
Dec 15 2016
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Bookmark and Share Jacky Terrasson and Stephane Belmondo. Superb and calm dueting. Also Mike Mainieri`s Northern Lights, with a bunch of excellent Scandinavian musicians. Scandinavian musicians are in fact always excellent... :-)
mugsy
Dec 02 2016
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Bookmark and Share Hey PatsFan, Thought you might want to know for future reference... Parallel Realities is not a "forgotten Pat album". It was actually released as a Jack DeJohnette album. And, I totally agree with you that it is a stunning CD! The four of them (Pat, Dave Holland, Jack and Herbie) are all at their best. If you have a chance to see the DVD - the live version is really quite something! Cheers!
sbjames
Nov 26 2016
at 11:16 AM
Bookmark and Share I just finished watching The Last Waltz, which I haven’t seen in several years. After forty years it still holds up, timeless music, a masterpiece.
shockandwoe
Nov 11 2016
at 9:37 PM
Bookmark and Share MØ - Final Song - Later… with Jools Holland - BBC Two
patsfan
Nov 11 2016
at 7:27 AM
Bookmark and Share A perfect time to revisit Pat’s piece with David Bowie RIP ’A little piece of you The little peace in me Will die (This is not a miracle) ’
juanpazos
Oct 31 2016
at 12:18 AM
Bookmark and Share Lately I’ve been listening mostly to jazz: Miles Davis, Chick Corea, George Van Eps, Jim Hall, Joe Pass among others. Occasionally I listen to soul/funk/R&B stuff like Curtis Mayfield, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, James Brown, Donny Hathaway, etc. Also various iconic bands like Joy Division, The Cure, The Smiths. Also I’ve been listening a lot to piano concertos of Rachmaninof, Grieg, Saint-Saëns and other composers. My ears are always going many directions.
frankantz
Oct 29 2016
at 2:56 AM
Bookmark and Share Yellowjackets - their most recent album ’Cohearence’ is an amazing piece of work.
jazziz22
Oct 21 2016
at 5:40 AM
Bookmark and Share Been listening and watching a lot of YouTube video’s of Hiromi ... I believe she may be from another planet ... she is unbelievable ... also been listening to Eldar Djangirov ... I have had Hiromi’s CD’s since she first came out, but never really got into her, until I started watching her live video’s, not sure there is a better musician in any genre than her ... and Eldar, just discovered him, where the hell did he come from, oh so tasteful and chops galore ... these are two of the best artist out there ... going to see Hiromi live in a couple of weeks, this will be a great experience ... oh I just saw Jacob Collier live and his one man show is quiet impressive, another talent, so creative, he could possibly be the future of jazz, so talented ... it’s been a good year, saw the Bill Laurance Project, Ghost Note, Snarky Puppy 2 times, Jacob Collier and now Hiromi ...
harn
Oct 20 2016
at 4:37 PM
Bookmark and Share Aziza, the new album/project from Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke and Eric Harland. It’s funky, tuneful and very experimental all at the same time. Loueke is not a guitar player I’m familiar with and so far I’m liking his use of effects and his comping style, really different and refreshing. The other three players, well....it goes without saying!.....
SEABOB
Oct 20 2016
at 3:45 PM
Bookmark and Share I have been listening to the Korean guitarist Jack Lee who bares a striking similarity to Pat’s style of playing. bob conboy
shockandwoe
Oct 07 2016
at 11:10 AM
Bookmark and Share M83 - Go! and Laser Gun...live on Later... with Jools Holland
patsfan
Oct 02 2016
at 8:57 PM
Bookmark and Share How many of you have listened to Parallel Realities ?? An absolutely great album, one of Pat’s forgotten albums I think. ... With Herbie Hancock and Jack Dejonnette. Herbie’s piano is amazing, ditto Jack’s chops, double ditto Pat’s synth .. Check it out ..
koberlin1
Oct 01 2016
at 8:07 PM
Bookmark and Share Chick Corea’s Beneath the Mask (checkout track 7 Chraged Particles). Al DiMeola’s Kiss My Axe....brings me back to high school....especially that hottie on the cover ( ; And Pat is always present...loving Three Flights Up in his album Question and Answer and learning Follow Me from Imaginary Day on the guitar, can’t get enough of that album, so killer.
drakebill
Sep 22 2016
at 3:26 PM
Bookmark and Share Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina by Left Banke and Odessey and Oracle by The Zombies.
sunship
Sep 13 2016
at 9:53 AM
Bookmark and Share Mike Moreno - "Lotus" - This guy really came up with some nice stuff on this album. Superb.
Oystein
Sep 12 2016
at 4:40 AM
Bookmark and Share On the jazz side: Jungle City by Alex Acuna, with the Norwegian musicians Jan Gunnar Hoff (keys) and Per Mathisen (bass). Brilliant. On the fusion`ish side: Headquarters by Monkey House (thanks, Popcorn). The best album I`ve heard in a long time. Jeff beck has also been getting a lot of my attention the last few months, with his Loud Hailer. Just can`t get enough of this, still gruond breaking, old timer! Every Beck solo is like a nice piece of jewellery...
shockandwoe
Sep 09 2016
at 7:14 PM
Bookmark and Share Simon Phillips & Protocol: Indian Summer...
thehague
Aug 27 2016
at 4:25 AM
Bookmark and Share Toots & Bobby.
Oystein
Aug 19 2016
at 2:26 AM
Bookmark and Share The latest by Snarky Puppy; Culcha Vulcha. Another great album from the Puppies, that continues the virtuosity and energy of "We Like it Here".
harn
Aug 17 2016
at 2:06 PM
Bookmark and Share Thank you for the recommendation Willbur, I have bought Thumbscrew by Mary Holvorson after briefly checking out some stuff online to make sure it’s up my street....it is!!!
mugsy
Aug 14 2016
at 8:14 PM
Bookmark and Share Fred Hersch has a new CD: Sunday Night at the Vanguard. This one is a trio and very worthwhile taking it for a spin. Fred, if you are still on here... this one is your best (IMHO)! Thanks!
Willbur
Aug 12 2016
at 5:05 PM
Bookmark and Share More Mary Halvorson, with "Thumbscrew". Mary is IMO the brightest light in Jazz guitar lately - along with Mr M, of course. Be forewarned, Thumbscrew is not your Mother’s "smooth jazz" Buckle up and take the ride!
shockandwoe
Jul 25 2016
at 11:52 PM
Bookmark and Share MARUTYRI. What a treat! Thanks for the post.
BobSmith1
Jul 24 2016
at 7:09 PM
Bookmark and Share "Just Like the Day" from Trio 99 – 00. Love that somber acoustic guitar and how Pat resolves or ornaments the chords in certain spots to fill out the melody.
jazziz22
Jul 24 2016
at 4:54 AM
Bookmark and Share Jacob Collier’s new CD "In My Room" ... This young man may be the most talented artist I’ve ever seen and heard ... Have had the privilege to be on several video conference calls with him and to hear Jacob speak and explain his approach to music is mind boggling - his knowledge of music is very impressive ... will be on a video call my him mid day on Sunday ...
popcorn
Jul 23 2016
at 1:20 PM
Bookmark and Share I guess I’m a dinosaur because I still dig fusion-leaning music. The best stuff I’ve heard this summer include the superb young Rotterdam band Marutyri, Steve Wiest’s album the “High Road,” and “Left” by Toronto’s Steely Dan-like Monkey House.
carlosrubio.79
Jul 18 2016
at 9:48 PM
Bookmark and Share David Benoit - Linus and Lucy , great song¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡
shockandwoe
Jul 17 2016
at 1:56 AM
Bookmark and Share Stewart Copeland (drummer) wrote Miss Gradenko not Sting.
shockandwoe
Jul 14 2016
at 10:56 PM
Bookmark and Share Synchronicity - The Police (1983?) On Miss Gradenko, Sting writes, "Your uniform don’t seem to fit, you’re much too alive in it".
harn
Jun 12 2016
at 3:22 AM
Bookmark and Share I’m probably a latecomer, but I’ve just discovered Esperanza Spalding, so I’m giving all of her albums a listen. I think I heard something a year or two ago that didn’t appeal much so foolishly ignored her until I happened to see a YouTube clip last week which was incredible.
tiny_tim
May 21 2016
at 2:24 AM
Bookmark and Share Saw this equipe live in Oxford 5 weeks ago (all agreed, it was the one of the best gigs ever at the Spin Club), and this Album they were launching.....one to get on it....Tim Garland, Jason Rebello, Ant Law, and Asaf Sarkis....Ant Law is a treasure....doubles on bass ax on his regular axes....Rebello is such a master tickler....Garland is legend....Sarkis the perfect foil on the kit and toys....high reco... https://timgarland.bandcamp.com/album/one
tiny_tim
May 19 2016
at 4:28 PM
Bookmark and Share Epic period of Chicago’s existence....https://youtu.be/_oAoSZ2y1cw
mugsy
May 07 2016
at 12:30 PM
Bookmark and Share I’m digging the new Jack DeJohnette CD: In Movement with Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison. Really great playing by two of my favorite musicians. Matt is new to me, but he’s got some great bass lines. Check it out.
Oystein
Apr 19 2016
at 3:32 PM
Bookmark and Share My favourite Lebanese trumpeter; Ibrahim Maalouf - Red and Black Light. Interesting time signatures and virtuoso musicians all over. To keep the universe in balance I blend in some 45 years old Ten Years After, with the legendary Alvin Lee.
tiny_tim
Apr 18 2016
at 11:10 PM
Bookmark and Share Maria Schneider Big Band.....her first album Evanesence released in 1994....9 superb charts....check it out if you like the big band blow....
BUCKY60
Apr 18 2016
at 10:54 AM
Bookmark and Share Listening to a lot of great old stuff, Coltrane, A Love Supreme, Django Reinhardt, I’ll See You In My Dreams, Sarah Vaughan, Dexter Gordon, One Flight Up, Larry Young, of all things, Unity, and Wes Montgomery, Echoes Of Indiana Avenue and Boss Guitar. For those of you who like older jazz or jazz in general, you may want to check out WDCB.org out of Chicago. They stream and play tons of older stuff and some newer stuff. Even play PM from time to time. Great listening if you don’t have a station near you that plays jazz like where I live, country seems to be king here and the latest pop crap!! Anyone else have any sites that stream jazz to pass along to us?
dprince8
Apr 14 2016
at 10:46 PM
Bookmark and Share Actually, watching Imaginary Day concert on DVD. I was at that show and it was as incredible as I remember. I really hope PMG tours again. Also listening to Live Chicago ’87, "Are You Going With Me? " literally brings me to tears.
harn
Apr 11 2016
at 4:21 PM
Bookmark and Share New reissues/remasters of Steve Khan’s three early 80’s albums; Eyewitness/Modern Times/Casa Loco. Also Magnus Öström’s Parachute. All excellent. Khan is underrated and overlooked as a guitar player I think.
mountain
Apr 01 2016
at 11:22 PM
Bookmark and Share Logan Richardson - Shift. Excellent - and not just because Metheny is the band’s guitarist.
JamesInNC
Feb 26 2016
at 3:59 PM
Bookmark and Share Listening to The Pat Metheny Group, "Live Chicago ’87" A live radio broadcast recording for WXRT FM from the Victoria Theater worth having just for "The First Circle," and "Are You Going With Me?" alone, but the whole set is superb. It’s good to hear this iteration of the band again. The music is crisp, the vocals poetic, and the improvisation fluid....just as I remember it back in the day.
Kooltrane
Jan 23 2016
at 1:15 PM
Bookmark and Share "Blackstar" by David Bowie. The final masterwork by one of the great artists of our time.
BobSmith1
Jan 16 2016
at 8:34 PM
Bookmark and Share "Barcelona" by Ronnie Lynn Patterson from Mississippi
shockandwoe
Dec 25 2015
at 12:05 AM
Bookmark and Share Listening to and watching Ben Howard playing End of the Affair on Late Night with Jools Holland...what a nice Christmas present to myself...or as the host would have it, "an extraordinary and unique performance!"
Oystein
Dec 09 2015
at 3:18 AM
Bookmark and Share The Norwegian/ Polish singer Radka Toneff - "Fairytales", with Steve Dobrogosz on piano. This is a newly released remaster of this classic from the 70s, an outstanding performance that still raises the hair on my neck...
geezman
Dec 08 2015
at 12:30 PM
Bookmark and Share "Stars Fell on Daniel" by Ganfunkel. Brad Mehldau suggested it in something I read earlier this year.
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