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In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 11:11:50 AM PDT
Mr. P says:
"Bebop Man says:
You are right Ahmad. It WAS Bill Evans on piano. However I don't know anyone named Jerlaw. People call me JJ, but that's all I know. Why do you think I am this Jerlaw person? First some guy named Studebaker says that my birthday, May 9/42 was not mother's day, now you call me Jerlaw. What kind of jazz forum is this anyway. There is a picture of me on my profile. Did it ever occur to you that maybe I just LOOK like Jerlaw. Besides mate, I am from Australia. Was this other person from Australia? I have written well over 200 reviews for Amazon. This is the first time, about 3 days ago, I've joined the discussion group. Now you'll say "he doth protest too much." Well **** U buddy, I don't need this kind of amateurism. If you want to talk gibberish, join a chat group!"

hey Bebop Man,

Welcome to the Jazz forum....I'm sure Ahmad's intentions were pure & sane. So, u clearly are very knowledgeable about all things Jazz. So, whats the Jazz scene like down under?

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 12:43:04 PM PDT
R. K. Hunter says:
Mr P do not ask it will open a can of worms.

Posted on May 9, 2012 12:45:30 PM PDT
R. K. Hunter says:
"Mingus at Antibe 1963" on Atlantic, also inc spendid Dolphy and Bud Powell.

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012 7:12:58 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012 8:33:11 AM PDT
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Simon says:
To get back on track (again), I'll - respectfully! - argue with mr.critic assessment that, contrary to Nina Simone's "Jazz as Played...", " "Mingus Ah Um" and "Kind of Blue", although great, are frozen in time."

Somewhat paradoxical to say that these two unqualified classics are stuck in 1959 - i.e.... dated !
A classic, by definition, travels untouched through time, no ? MAH and KoB wouldn't be loved and admired as they still are if they were frozen in time !

I love Nina Simone and this album of hers, but "Jazz As Played In An Exclusive Side Street Club" seems to me, in some aspects, not frozen in time but...yes, a little dated: I'm thinking about Nina's "operatic" way of singing and some of the songs (who has to be reminded, nowadays, not to smoke in bed ?! ;)

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012 9:27:53 AM PDT
Mr. P says:
Lol. Sorry. Just couldnt resist it at the time. My bad.

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012 9:58:18 AM PDT
Jerlaw says:
Thank you so much for your support Peter. Are you still in Egypt or are you back in Europe?

Posted on May 10, 2012 9:59:24 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012 10:03:27 AM PDT
Mr. P says:
Simon,

While I wholly agree that neither 'Mingus Ah Um' and 'Kind of Blue' are in the least dated...neither for that matter is Nina's 'Jazz As Played In An Exclusive Side Street Club'.

All three albums are constantly sourced for inspiration by several artists today and have thru rereleases of both joints off the albums or the album itself consistently sold well to successive generations.

Nina's album in terms of arrangements and style is so classic yet timless that everyone from N'dambi and Lauryn Hill still influenced by them over 50 years later [and the likes of pop acts like Buble and Krall still sourcing these songs and their arrangements!]

What u percieve of Nina's "operatic" singing was just they way she would sang. Tho, a closer inspection would reveal more church than opera, thats how Nina used 2 line out. As for "who has to be reminded, nowadays, not to smoke in bed ?! ;)"

.....well, depends on what ya smokin! ;)

Posted on May 10, 2012 10:24:16 AM PDT
Simon says:
Point taken, Mr. P !
What other Nina albums would you recommend (I have "Sings the Blues" which is great) ?

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2012 10:37:58 AM PDT
Mr. P says:
ooooh Simon "Sings the Blues"....thats a baaad album right there.

Here's a few Desert Island essential Nina albums that I would have 2 have....and is a good place 2 start....

Pastel Blues

Nina At The Village Gate

Nina Simone At Town Hall

Let It All Out

Wild Is the Wind

Nina Simone & Piano

Have a listen, see what u think/feel. Some of these albums are available on cd twofers. Enjoy the journey!

In reply to an earlier post on May 12, 2012 7:44:14 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on May 12, 2012 7:46:20 PM PDT
Jerlaw says:
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In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 7:26:09 AM PDT
RK Hunter:
Antibes was 1960. Powell played on one song.

When I was in Ray's at Foyle's Book Store in London in January, I was amazed at how many sets of recordings are now available from different European cities from the 1964 tour that featured Clifford Jordan and Eric Dolphy. Some two cd sets. Some with an occasional popular song added like "I left my Heart in San Francisco" with Mingus typically out front on bass.

In reply to an earlier post on May 16, 2012 7:54:03 AM PDT
R. K. Hunter says:
Hi AKH. must have got the date mixed up with my favorite album for setting up a HiFi set "Duke Ellington, The Great Paris Concert" of February 1963 also on Atlantic.

Posted on May 16, 2012 9:09:00 AM PDT
willm says:
Willisau Box-Braxton(SHUT UP)
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Discussion in:  Jazz forum
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