Discussion in 'Music Forums' started by savv, Jan 28, 2006.
He did a slew of albums back in the day.
Listened to Archie Shepp's "The Way Ahead" for the commute in to work today, which was not without its challenges...
Ronnie Ross & Allan Ganley (Atlantic)
New to me - swinging, happy West coast style jazz - great way to start my day!
They keep saying Jeff Healey's show is currently "ON HIATUS". So evidently JUST A PAUSE! Let's hope it comes back.
Cal Tjader - Sona Libre (Verve)
May I ask was it the commute, or the album that was "Not without it's challenges"? I find Shepp to be hit or miss for me.
Hmm! Always something new to learn!
^^^^Both are new to me as well, but I will be on the lookout. Thanks guys...
That's what I was talking about a few weeks back. It seems to start/run/stop in fits with no real plan. I think they might use it to fill in gaps in other programming. I wish it was available as a regular podcast. Maybe we need to lobby the Healey family (!).
The music. I mentioned something similar to your sentiments above in another thread-- "uneven." But that depends on where you're coming from; your "musical worldview," I suppose. I like "outside" music that keeps one foot firmly inside. Which is why I dig Dolphy and Pharoah Sanders most of the time, Shepp and Braxton some of the time; rarely the AEofC or intense Albert Ayler, almost never someone like Cecil Taylor. Even Coltrane, a supreme favorite of mine with nearly 40 albums in my collection, will lose me in the "Sunship"-and-beyond era. Squeak, Squonk, Billadiddle-la-bleh.
But, I do like to keep an open mind, and to be challenged sometimes too.
From 1974 Japan.
Yamamoto, Tsuyoshi Trio: Brown Sugar. FIM SACD 035
Swiss Jazz Radio streaming.
Art Blakey's birthday!
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