Best Landmark Jazz Recording of 1959

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Whereas I love Giant Steps but Coltrane repeats himself on at least one of the solos.

Suggesteban Cambiasso (jim), Sunday, 26 April 2009 04:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

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System, Friday, 1 May 2009 23:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

I feel like the Mingus of Ah Um is overly reined-in and orchestrated compared to the raw anarchy of, say, Blues & Roots

totally agree.

also prefer other ornette stuff.

KoB is just pretty much perfect, and it's one of those albums where i'm drawn in and listening to nearly every note

mark cl, Friday, 1 May 2009 23:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

and w/ coltrane i always feel like i started w/ the s/t album and never really checked out much of his work prior to that (w/ his miles work an exception). i should give it a few more listens

mark cl, Friday, 1 May 2009 23:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

Just realized - these are all on Atlantic or Columbia! Not one is actually a Landmark jazz recording.

Full Metal Slanket (Oilyrags), Friday, 1 May 2009 23:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 2 May 2009 23:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

poor mingus

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 2 May 2009 23:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

it's ok -- I think I like Mingus better overall than Miles, but I don't think Mingus has an album quite as perfect as Kind of Blue. Mingus, by definition, was a little all over the place.

tylerw, Saturday, 2 May 2009 23:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

but in terms of consensus mingus albums, that's got to be one of the most solid (along with what, mingus x 5, blues & roots, and black saint & the sinner lady?).

Ømår Littel (Jordan), Saturday, 2 May 2009 23:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh yeah Ah Um an amazing album, no doubt! That and Black Saint are probably the most fully-realized albums of his. Though, my favorite music of his is the live stuff with Eric Dolphy.

tylerw, Saturday, 2 May 2009 23:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

Ah Um is definitely hurt for me by the fact that about 4/7 of the album was rerecorded later as Mingusx5 in superior versions. Overall Mingus is probably my favorite of this group, ironically enough.

Maybe the poll options should have been "Giants Steps" "So What" "Lonely Woman" and "Goodbye Porkpie Hat" though.

Subtlest Fart Joke (Oilyrags), Sunday, 3 May 2009 11:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

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