Discussion in 'Music Forums' started by savv, Jan 28, 2006.
Richie Kamuca Quartet & Octet: Tenor Ahead
Hank Crawford / More Soul
This is the second from Jazzcity that I've seen that features Kamuca. I've got a Shorty Rogers box set from the 50s by the same label. I need to hunt these down, they all look good. Would live the vinyl, but who knows how or where they exist.
Oh Wait! I forgot- money talks...enough money and they'd appear,
Joshua Redman -- Beyond
Joshua Redman, Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers, Gregory Hutchinson, Mark Turner
Blue Note 84157
Engineer Rudy Van Gelder
Weather Report - 8:30 -
Ornette Coleman -- Science Fiction
Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, Ed Blackwell, Billy Higgins, Bobby Bradford, Dewey Redman, Gerard Schwarg, Carmon Fornarotto, Asha Puthli, probably someone else I missed . . .
Vincent Bélanger and Anne Bisson - Conversations (XLO 25th Anniversary Edition)
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John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman
Retitled Josie Jazz Series 1962 reissue of Herb Geller's 1959 Jubilee release of "Fire in the West". Love hearing Harold Land and Kenny Dorham here. (I've seen a few Herb Geller records in the past, but now I'll be snapping them up when I get a chance ).
The other day, I was talking with a coworker who is also into Jazz, and found myself in the position of having to defend so-called "West-Coast Jazz". It's strange to me that you could (or would want to—) make hierarchies of "good" music. Whatever...
Alto Saxophone – Herb Geller
Bass – Ray Brown
Drums – Lawrence Marable
Piano – Lou Levy
Tenor Saxophone – Harold Land
Trumpet – Kenny Dorham
D2D and a killer bottom end. A solid recording that has it all including a killer drum solo track, and great horn section.
Toshiba EMI 5002 (1977)
That's crazy that there are still people who are into jazz, but go there with regards to "west coast" stuff.
I guess you could count yourself lucky that you at least have a co-worker that can have a conversation about it. All I've ever gotten when I talk jazz with people is something like, "I like jazz. But not the stuff that is 'be-blop-da-lop-dee-dwidley-dee. Do you know what I mean?". Ugh, not really, but whatever.
Back on topic, but how could anybody go all 'that's West Coast' with that Geller Album? That's a heavy hitter lineup.
Sammy Davis Jr. & Count Basie / Our Shinning Hour
1973 MGM (reissue)
PAUL DESMOND & THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET
Recorded Live on December 25, 1971 at Town Hall/NYC
The Modern Jazz Quartet
Herbie Hancock - My Point of View
A showcase of Yamaha instruments played by some serious players! Lee ritenour, Ernie watts, Steve Forman, Alex Acuna, and others. D2D
Yamaha YDD 7901
Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage
To badly paraphrase Duke, 'There's good music and then there is the rest......'
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