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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011 8:11:39 AM PDT
Spartacus says:
I was inspired!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011 8:17:47 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011 8:45:32 AM PDT
Zolar Waka says:
Like when Monk dances. Have you heard he did that?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011 9:55:04 AM PDT
Zolar Waka says:
Here's something with a very similar "dancing" quality. Strange too that the title sort of references it.

William Parker's And William Danced

Fantastic stuff on ayler records, recorded 04/14/02 in a Stockholm studio. Parker and Hamid Drake, as most of us know, mesh perfectly at all times. Parker's bass really dances along, all throughout these 3 long tracks (TT 66 minutes). Anders Gahnold on the alto is astounding too. I can't sing the praises of this album high enough.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011 10:03:53 AM PDT
Spartacus says:
I saw Parker dancing his ass off at The Stone last year.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011 10:35:48 AM PDT
Zolar Waka says:
Maybe that's on DVD somewhere...on DVD...somewhere on DVD...did you know that might be on DVD. Sorry, was possessed for a second.

The Stone. I've heard a lot about that venue. On Zorn's tzadik website there's been a couple of limited edition releases to benefit the Stone. I know how you feel about MMW, but I was really thinking about picking that one up...might help too knowing it's for a good cause. Is that the same venue?

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 10:57:33 AM PDT
Zolar Waka says:
Finally got around to putting on George Adams "Old Feeling"; recording in studio in NY, March 11 and 12 of 1991. The band includes Jean Paul Bourelly on electric guitar, an odd fit here. Otherwise, there's George Adams on tenor, all over the place. I've always dug George Adams. Also features Hannibal Peterson on trumpet and it's nice to hear him get a chance to stretch out. Old Feeling includes a version of Mingus' "Better Git Hit in Yo' Soul" complete with hand claps and vocal shouts, courtesy of George.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 30, 2011 11:45:31 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 30, 2011 11:46:26 AM PDT
Spartacus says:
Don't know. By the way, The Stone is probably just about the size of your bathroom. Picture a club where the bandstand takes up 50% of the available space! Can't picture MMW selling out a space even that small, unless they are counting on it being a benefit. Of course, money is money and Zorn is probably not too fussy. I would consider listening to them for that long to be sheer torture. Which one is MMW, experimental or avant garde....duh! (Sorry, I got carried away...shouldn't have said all that)

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 2:08:15 PM PDT
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Posted on Oct 1, 2011 8:01:47 AM PDT
Like Zolar I am going to lit the AG what are you listening to now stuff here and that should keep the thread more alive.

This morning:
Jim Pepper and Mal Waldron, "The Art of the Duo"
I first heard Jim Pepper when Hamid had just started working with him and I have been listening ever since. He is another player who even when he is "outside of the box" is still tremendously lyrical. This album is no different although it is a little more "inside" than some of his other stuff. He always reminds me of Archie Shepp. The influence is obvious. His tone is close to Shepp.

Now I am listening to Archie Shepp "French Ballads". Another intensely lyrical album by The Master.

Posted on Oct 1, 2011 9:55:16 AM PDT
Case Quarter says:
in my corner, i'm listening to some italian jazz ... INDIGO 4 by gianluca petrella, trombonist, at the head of a quartet, francesco bearzatti on tenor and clarinet, paolino dalla porta, bass, and fabio accardi on drums. familiars covered are monk's TRINKLE TINKLE, and ellington's I GOT IT BAD and MOOD INDIGO. A RELAXING PLACE ON VENUS is a compo by petrella dedicated to sun ra.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2011 3:38:27 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 1, 2011 3:39:35 PM PDT
Ahmad says:
BETTY CARTER TIGHT with Branford Marsalis:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMsFeMANjPY&feature=related

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2011 4:07:51 PM PDT
willm says:
I saw Parker's wife dance;extremely well,while Parker played solo bass,awhile back...

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2011 6:33:17 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 1, 2011 6:36:27 PM PDT
Lol!!!

ps took a few minutes for it to sink in. JJ?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 2, 2011 2:18:14 PM PDT
Spartacus says:
Whim,

I know it sounded weird, but I wasn't kidding. Want details?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 2, 2011 2:21:01 PM PDT
Spartacus says:
Did someone find a cure for cancer?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 2, 2011 8:00:41 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 2, 2011 8:06:42 PM PDT
willm says:
Spartacus,

I've seen Wm Parker several times,so I know you're not kidding.His wife invited my friend and I backstage(music recital hall) where he was letting off stress playing piano.That was a real treat-he was playing a baby grand,and it was beautiful!

MMW is still around? I'd file that under jazz-schlocksion :-)

Medeski, Martin and Wood take aspects of progressive rock such as Henry Cow and Soft Machine and sterilize it to the point of blandness. Sort of like getting a prime cut of beef and boiling it.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 2, 2011 8:30:26 PM PDT
Ahmad says:
Spartacus,
What made you ask about "a cure for cancer"? one of my two cats underwent a surgery yesterday where the doctor removed a malignant tumor on one of her knees.. She will be discharged today.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2011 10:24:02 AM PDT
Spartacus says:
Ahmad

It seemed like this thread might have contracted cancer (or something).

Posted on Oct 5, 2011 4:10:15 AM PDT
Picked up Brian Eno and David Byrne - MY LIFE IN THE BUSH OF GHOSTS ( 2006 issue of this 1981 set) yesterday in Hilo. Good stuff. Has a foot in things like Miles ON THE CORNER album.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2011 11:16:59 AM PDT
Zolar Waka says:
"On the Corner"; That album always blows the blues away for me!

zzzzz....Been in a musical slumber for the first portion of this week; spun some Charles Lloyd ("Sangum" is a great album from 2004) and some Don Cherry from 1971 (Cherry blows a mean trumpet on those '71 discs) yesterday, but not much else.

Last night I listened to some Michael Rose ("Rude Boys (Back in Town)" and "Short Temper [Jeep Mix]") on a heartbeat compilation from '96..."Urban Beat Reggae" and it shook me to my core and now I'm awake again. (I know there's not much concern for reggae in this forum and on this thread, especially, and I wouldn't expect it. But, I can't get enough).

So I started thinking about some of the Lacy references I've seen peppered here and there and decided to pull some off the shelf. I'm going chronological today.

First, I heard "Reflections" from 10/17/58, with Waldron, Neidlinger and Elvin Jones. Seven Monk tunes. There's something about Monk's tunes that make Lacy's soprano a perfect fit to interpret. I believe, apart from Monk, Lacy's the preeminent interpreter of all things kinda Monkish.

Then, I put in a timeless classic, "School Days" from 03/63 (circa) with Roswell Rudd on trombone, Henry Grimes and Dennis Charles. Again, all Monk; sound somewhat deficient, but nothing really to complain about.

I also plan on putting on "Troubles" on Black Saint with his classic quintet. Recorded 05/79; on my top 5 list for Lacy. Brilliant stuff.

Also have "The Door" quintet on Novus; '89 release. Revenue with his quartet (no Aebi on this one; Soul Note from '95. Also "Communique" on Soul Note from '97. Duo with Waldron; tracks by Monk, Mingus, Hope, Waldron and Lacy.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2011 11:51:34 AM PDT
Spartacus says:
Too bad you don't have the bootleg Lacy I referred to below.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2011 12:19:39 PM PDT
Zolar Waka says:
I know, I remember reading that, but I have about 50 Lacy discs that I don't return to often enough. For some reason, "Troubles" keeps coming off the shelf.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2011 12:30:51 PM PDT
Spartacus says:
It's better than any other Lacy disc I have, but, of course, I only have 44.

Posted on Oct 6, 2011 11:42:00 PM PDT
willm says:
'My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts' is truly beautiful and holds up so well_Eno is love / hate music for me ,but he and Byrne hit a relentlessly groovy groove on that one-transcends genres of biblical proportions.If this is a first listen/experience , I envy first timers with that recording,just like I used to envy guys for their first time with Sophia Loren or Rock Hudson.Especially find the 'exorcism piece' enthralling ,and I'm not a big fan of exorcisms...
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