listening to the fisrt two of four discs ("Brilliant Corners" 1957 & "Thelonius in Action" 1958, and "Thelonius Himself" 1959). This jazz series that came out in 2013 is a good way to get a lot of music economically. But, for the price there are some caveats. No liner notes, albums continue from one disc to another reminding me of taping LPs back in the day on cassettes. So disc one has Brilliant Corners and 4 songs from Thelonius in Action. Disc two continues with the last 3 songs of Thelonius in action and Thelonius Himself. So, if you wanted to hear all of Thelonius in Action, you would have to start midway through disc one, then switch CDs. And, the CDs have just the original release tracks-no extra tracks.
Still for under $10.00 it's a bargain.
I really like this indie/alt rock album from 2013-garage punk/pop sound that's not afraid of the word "rock".-meaning that rock is supposed to embrace the instrument known as the electric guitar (ah hem note to Vampire Weekend)
Going through an early 70's fusion thang-love this!
This collection has 3 fusion Hanock releases-Fat Albert Rotunda (from the Cosby cartoon) that hold up really well-funk fusion, Mwandishi and Crossings which get spacier and weirder-but are terrific for open minded folks open to experimentation within the jazz realm...thumbs up in a big way for me....quite good collection on two discs.
I've avoided Marsalis for some reason-Black Codes is excellent....I do get the Miles Davis comparisons...but for an 80's hard or post bop album-really enjoy Black Codes
Dang-beautiful music! 1975 concert-hugely popular back in
Edited by markm1 - 3/2/14 at 9:44am
Free Jazz-I don't know why I was so afraid-find this really quite melodic and user friendly IMO