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Real McCoy and Juju are probably two of my favorite records. Which is not to say I don't love Africa Brass, b/c I do.

hills like white people (Hurting 2), Monday, 10 May 2010 23:01 (fourteen years ago) link

More Jazz due today from Local Garda.... anytime now I expect...

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Tuesday, 11 May 2010 23:27 (fourteen years ago) link

If anyone sees Ronan posting elsewhere today remind him to get over here and give his picks.

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Wednesday, 12 May 2010 15:24 (fourteen years ago) link

send him a webmail.
ps he can usually be found on football threads

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 12 May 2010 15:26 (fourteen years ago) link

africa/brass strikes me as an update to the Duke Ellington "jungle" music from the 20s-30s sort of. Like it's not really based on African music, but more an *idea* of African music. if that makes sense. anyway, amazing performance. and the rest of the record is great, too -- love that version of "greensleeves," especially Tyner's piano.

tylerw, Wednesday, 12 May 2010 15:31 (fourteen years ago) link

local garda: 12 May
ward fowler: 19 May

pm'd you both. and both been active on ILX today. someone better step to it. Ward, if you wanna go first then do so.

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Thursday, 13 May 2010 12:50 (fourteen years ago) link

i am pretty much ready to go, will get it together this evening if LG doesn't step up before then

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 13 May 2010 13:48 (fourteen years ago) link

When do I post my friday bonus then? Do I wait until tomorrow afternoon instead of posting at midnight or do I post now while we wait on ronan and give people something to talk about?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 13 May 2010 15:59 (fourteen years ago) link

post it now, and then either Ronan or Ward if they get around to it.

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Thursday, 13 May 2010 16:07 (fourteen years ago) link


De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Thursday, 13 May 2010 16:07 (fourteen years ago) link

ok, check your email first!

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 13 May 2010 16:20 (fourteen years ago) link

Ok, friday bonus a day early to give everyone something to chew over while Ronas is busy with work.

Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder
AMG review

Carried by its almost impossibly infectious eponymous opening track, The Sidewinder helped foreshadow the sounds of boogaloo and soul-jazz with its healthy R&B influence and Latin tinge. While the rest of the album retreats to a more conventional hard bop sound, Morgan's compositions are forward-thinking and universally solid. Only 25 at the time of its release, Morgan was accomplished (and perhaps cocky) enough to speak of mentoring the great Joe Henderson, who at 26 was just beginning to play dates with Blue Note after getting out of the military. Henderson makes a major contribution to the album, especially on "Totem Pole," where his solos showed off his singular style, threatening to upstage Morgan, who is also fairly impressive here. Barry Harris, Bob Cranshaw, and Billy Higgins are all in good form throughout the album as well, and the group works together seamlessly to create an album that crackles with energy while maintaining a stylish flow.

Spotify Link

Your thoughts?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 13 May 2010 16:38 (fourteen years ago) link


pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 13 May 2010 16:39 (fourteen years ago) link

Maybe you guys need a not a spotify link?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 13 May 2010 20:07 (fourteen years ago) link

guys sorry I've been stuck in spain until v late last night due to volcano...i can post my pics in next 24 hours tho, have to decide my final one at some point!

I see what this is (Local Garda), Thursday, 13 May 2010 23:26 (fourteen years ago) link

no worries... go ahead when you're ready.

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Thursday, 13 May 2010 23:27 (fourteen years ago) link

suggestions for the final one, if you're still on Spanish time

Olé Coltrane by John Coltrane
Sketches of Spain by Miles Davis

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Thursday, 13 May 2010 23:29 (fourteen years ago) link

Sidewinder is the shit; great album.

₣õ®₭§©₤¤∵釰ƒü (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 13 May 2010 23:32 (fourteen years ago) link

Damn, I really enjoy Sidewinder so much.... awesome interplay between trumpet Morgan, saxophonist Joe Henderson, pianist Barry Harris, bass player Bob Cranshaw, and drummer Billy Higgins... it "fizzes" all the way through.

Interesting background to this album and a sad ending for Lee Morgan:

"Lee Morgan, like many jazzmen, had a tenuous relationship with hard drugs that was as long as his jazz career. For long periods of his life heroin ruled him and when he would kick the habit for a year or two much of the time was spent getting his chops back. The Sidewinder, his most famous and successful album, came out during one of these breaks which was catalyzed when Morgan heard a tribute show for him on the radio that was made with the assumption he was dead. His heroin addiction continued off and on until 1972 when in between sets at a club he got involved in a three-way argument involving his girlfriend, his drug dealer and himself. It must have been one hell of an argument because it ended with Morgan being shot in the heart by his girlfriend."

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Friday, 14 May 2010 00:15 (fourteen years ago) link

He was only 33

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Friday, 14 May 2010 00:20 (fourteen years ago) link

A real tragedy, who knows what he could have done.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 14 May 2010 13:16 (fourteen years ago) link

no sign of Ronan or Ward's choices.... tempted to choose 2 more myself.

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Friday, 14 May 2010 14:10 (fourteen years ago) link

Week 1:
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane - Self Titled (1962)
Miles Davies - Birth Of The Cool (1957)
Ben Neill - Tryptical (1996)

Week 2:
Pharoah Sanders - Karma (1969)
Bobby Hutcherson - Components (1965)
Lonnie Liston Smith & the Cosmic Echoes - Expansions (1974)

Week 3:
John Coltrane - Africa/Brass
McCoy Tyner - The Real McCoy
Wayne Shorter - Juju

Friday Bonus 7 May / 14 May
John Coltrane - Ascension
Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder what we've had so far. Faves for me have been: Miles "BOTC", Pharoah "Karma", Coltrane "Africa/Brass" and Lee Morgan "Sidewinder".

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Friday, 14 May 2010 14:17 (fourteen years ago) link

every wednesday you say?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 14 May 2010 21:51 (fourteen years ago) link

Really enjoying this week's choices!

Sundar, Saturday, 15 May 2010 01:19 (fourteen years ago) link

doing mine now...

I see what this is (Local Garda), Saturday, 15 May 2010 09:07 (fourteen years ago) link

lol @ Ronan still not getting around to posting his picks, even after posting "doing mine now..." 8 hours ago.

i'm busy/away till Thursday so not gonna check in till late next week. let you guys sort it out between Ronan, Ward, whomever.

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Saturday, 15 May 2010 17:17 (fourteen years ago) link

ronan better hurry as ward will be posting his on tuesday as the rota says

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 15 May 2010 17:18 (fourteen years ago) link

obv, good weather in London today and imminent BBQ would be a good time to queue some early evening jazz and funk. : )

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Saturday, 15 May 2010 17:23 (fourteen years ago) link

pfunk dunno if yr kidding or not abt 'rotas' but all this talk of deadlines and whatnot goes against the whole jazz spirit imho - ronan will, i'm sure, hit us up w/ something tasty v shortly, we can let em marinade for a few days and then sometime next week i'll drop my 3 fucking corkers and evrything will be sweet

Ward Fowler, Saturday, 15 May 2010 19:18 (fourteen years ago) link

Guys I'm v sorry, my Internet has been giving probs, I rang o2 yday and it's still a bit fucked. That's why i said I was doing it then it never appeared...I'm on my iPhone now. I'm going to try plugging in to router to see if that works.

I see what this is (Local Garda), Sunday, 16 May 2010 09:35 (fourteen years ago) link

could I swap places with ward maybe? my net is still screwed up and it'd be nice to upload pics etc and not do it in a crap rushed way due to 1994 era dial up reliability i'm getting now

I see what this is (Local Garda), Sunday, 16 May 2010 12:38 (fourteen years ago) link

ok, gimme an hour and or two - i'm not sure how to post spotify links, and i know my choices are all on spotify (i checked!), so might need some help w/ that

Ward Fowler, Sunday, 16 May 2010 12:45 (fourteen years ago) link

my net is sort of working now so i can give it a go actually, if you'd rather wait? don't want to rush your own selection.

I see what this is (Local Garda), Sunday, 16 May 2010 13:12 (fourteen years ago) link

whichever suits you of course (sorry everyone for this huge confusion!)

I see what this is (Local Garda), Sunday, 16 May 2010 13:14 (fourteen years ago) link

go for it ronan!

Ward Fowler, Sunday, 16 May 2010 13:46 (fourteen years ago) link

Okay I'm home in an hour or so and then good to go...

I see what this is (Local Garda), Sunday, 16 May 2010 21:07 (fourteen years ago) link

sorry for the delay all, here goes...

#1 Miles Davis-Get Up With It

picked this because i guess this era miles is what got me into jazz...the sparse loneliness of this record is really amazing, total night music.

#2 Robert Wyatt-Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard

hope i'm not pushing the definition too much here and i know robert wyatt always sounds like robert wyatt...but couldn't call this anything but jazz. great warm grooves all the way through, my favourite track definitely "solar flares", something about that type of groove that always feels dramatic.

#3 OST-Woody Allen's Stardust Memories (I can't find a pic for this)

And to go a little more classical, I just find this a really perfect collection of the sort of jazz I prob don't listen to enough of. I'm prob mostly on the electric stuff but these records are so beautiful, taken all together this record has this carefree thing going on that seems somewhere between happiness and just total pointlessness. Good to listen to in the sun, preferably walking somewhere after a few beers...(obv if you've not seen the film then you need to watch that now too!)

Hope you all enjoy these and apologies if these are total no brainer obvious choices...

I see what this is (Local Garda), Sunday, 16 May 2010 22:20 (fourteen years ago) link

certainly pushing the limits there, but sweet picks imo! not familiar with stardust memories, so i'll check that out.

sonderangerbot, Sunday, 16 May 2010 22:30 (fourteen years ago) link

just got time to Miles' "He Loved Him Madly" is one of the best things ever, and I am eternally thankful to have come across it. Also Eno's fave Miles track.

Havent heard the other two, but can imagine what the Woody Allen OST is like, and he chooses well. Thnks Ronan, looking frwd to spending time on these later this week.

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Sunday, 16 May 2010 22:39 (fourteen years ago) link

just got time to say...

De que estas hablando? (Tannenbaum Schmidt), Sunday, 16 May 2010 22:40 (fourteen years ago) link

once again sorry for such delay on this, i had a pretty mental work week after two extra unplanned days in spain, then net connection fucked for ages.

I see what this is (Local Garda), Sunday, 16 May 2010 22:41 (fourteen years ago) link

tannenbaum post your funk picks

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 16 May 2010 22:42 (fourteen years ago) link

ronan, love the robert wyatt and the miles, dunno the latter but will check it out!

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 16 May 2010 22:43 (fourteen years ago) link

hey ronan, hadn't heard that STARDUST MEMORIES comp before, enjoyed it v much, esp. django's Body and Soul - as you say, 'carefree' is the word - when i worked in that big jazz dept, i had quite a few customers who were convinced that the sean penn character in SWEET AND LOWDOWN was a real person, often had to fight to convince them o/wise

hey tannenbaum/pfunk, im gonna post my three on friday, if thats ok w/ everyone

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 22:39 (fourteen years ago) link

its all up to tannenbaum! its his club.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 22:43 (fourteen years ago) link

Updated Spotify Playlist please subscribe

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 20 May 2010 19:01 (fourteen years ago) link

are there django albums worth checking? love the feel of some of that stuff...

I see what this is (Local Garda), Thursday, 20 May 2010 19:57 (fourteen years ago) link

this is a nice set at a sweet price:

but there's so much cheap django floating around and most of it is pretty gd - proper's box set gives you a lot for yr dollar, tho' the sound is variable, as you might expect:

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 20 May 2010 21:24 (fourteen years ago) link

ok, i'm gonna post my picks to get this thread back on track, hope that's call w/ everyone

MOTION by Lee Konitz. Lee Konitz alto sax. Sonny Dallas bass. Elvin Jones drums. 1961.
Lee and Elvin and Sonny, just three soulful guys swinging through the changes on a set of standards, one inspired afternoon nearly fifty years ago. Lee’s alto sounding all papery and liquidy, the bass walking, the drums and cymbals clicking in a zillion different directions, poetry in constant motion/transformation, the possibilities endless.

THE BAPTISED TRAVELLER by Tony Oxley Quintet. Tony Oxley drums. Kenny Wheeler trumpet, flugelhorn. Evan Parker tenor sax. Derek Bailey guitar. Jeff Cline bass. 1969.
Oxley had played drums in the army, Bailey had played with Morecambe and Wise, Parker had played with science and Kenny Wheeler had played at being Canadian. How could this alb fucking fail? Back in 1969 Columbia/CBS were hip/desperate enough to release this to - well, WHO? Even now it seems impossible to work out what cld be the exact demographic group for this earlyish parp of European out/free music. Yeah it’s tough-goddamm-stuff baby, but worth sticking w/ imho - there is structure here as well as freedom, and apart from anything else, you’ll get to hear Bailey basically inventing the next twenty years of awkward gtr scrape right in front of yr furry little ears.

SWEETNIGHTER by Weather Report. Joe Zawinul keyboards. Wayne Shorter tenor and soprano sax. Miroslav Vitous bass. Alphonso Johnson, Eric Gravatt drums. Dom Um Romao percussion. 1973.
Picked this one cos I hear that Nels Cline has just covered ‘Boogie Woogie Waltz’; ‘cos I thought it would be nice to spin Wayne Shorter in a non-Blue Note/acoustic context; ‘cos I absolutely adore the whole sound-drift of this alb - the leckeyboards, the tinkling metronomic percussion, the funky basslines, that palm-fronded tropical fusion vibe, quite hypnagog, in its own way. Easily my favourite Weather Report disc, slick but not yet as smeary and washy as their more aimless later recs.

Ward Fowler, Friday, 21 May 2010 18:29 (fourteen years ago) link

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