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post #1096 of 1106
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Have you listened to the other discs by the Dave Weckl Band? Highly recommended.

 

 

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My favourite so far is "Transition". I also saw him live in London shortly after the release of this album.

I like all of his work, my favorite shifts from one album to another. He plays with very good musicians.

Did you get a chance to listen to Chris Minh Doky?

post #1097 of 1106
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I like all of his work, my favorite shifts from one album to another. He plays with very good musicians.

Did you get a chance to listen to Chris Minh Doky?

 

Not yet, can you recommend an album?

post #1098 of 1106
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Not yet, can you recommend an album?

"The Board Tapes, CMD and the Nomads Live." That's one, it has Dave Weckl on it.

Here's something else on Youtube.


Edited by StanD - 4/24/15 at 9:58am
post #1099 of 1106

The Oz Noy recording, Asian Twistz, is a new live record featuring Etienne Mbappe (bass player for John McLaughlin amongst others) and Dave Weckl.  All killa, no filla!;)  The 2 Weckl records I listed were practically released at the same time.  'Convergence' is a studio record with longtime collaborator keyboardist Jay Oliver and reminds me of the 1st solo discs he did for GRP (which also featured Oliver) with special guests like Mike Stern and Randy Brecker sprinkled into the mix.  The 2nd; 'Of The Same Mind' is by the DW Acoustic Band featuring Makoto Ozone, Gary Meek, and bassist extraordinaire Tom Kennedy.  More of a 'live in the studio' recording, he's currently on tour with this band.  I've seen Weckl a few times (w/Chick Corea), I own all his records and probably own 3x as many other recordings with him on them.  Guess you can say I'm a fan!;)

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I've got Cohen's 'Notes From the Village' -- another one you should check out if you like Luminosa.


Anat followed this one up a few yrs later with another live record; 'Clarinetwork, Live At The Village Vanguard'.  IMO this is the superior live record.  She's an amazing sax player but she's absolutely brilliant on clarinet.  Born in Israel, she's been living in NY since the 90's, and she speaks fluent Portugese, a true citizen of the world.  I mention portugese because she's deeply into the Brazilian music scene.  Most Jazz players can play a Samba/Bossa Nova but Anat goes much further than that.  She's played/playing in several 'Choro' bands and plays Brazilian music with authority and authenticity.  Plus she swings like a mofo!!;)  She's truly one of the premier Jazz players of the day and she's currently at her peak.  'Luminosa' has a Brazilian 'flavor' but it's not a 'Bossa Nova' record.  It's an incredibly beautiful recording sure to be on many 'best of the year' lists.  I can't imagine anyone that enjoys great Jazz not appreciating this record!

post #1101 of 1106

I wouldn't necessarily label this album as jazz, but nevertheless this completely improvised live recording comes highly recommended to all of those who share a deep love for sound.

 

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Illuha & Taylor Deupree - Perpetual

https://12kmusic.bandcamp.com/album/perpetual

 

Spotify link: https://open.spotify.com/album/0C3a1I9P0ieSXtIF55Emax

 

In the wet heat of a Japanese summer, legendary musician Ryuichi Sakamoto was joined on stage by Taylor Deupree and the duo of Corey Fuller and Tomoyoshi Date, known as Illuha. The Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media hosted the event as part of their 10 year anniversary which also included a captivating installation by Sakamoto called Forest Symphony. The days surrounding the concert brought the artists together for food, talk and exploration. Informal but meaningful moods that prepared them for performing together. 

The performance, an improvised set for piano, guitar, pump organ, and synthesizers, ended up affecting the artists in a deep way. The four, having never played all together before, were taken aback by the level of listening and restraint that flowed between them. The audience sat in a breathless silence, the music offering a respite from the thick July air. As the last hushed note faded into blackness the artists knew right away it had been a deep journey. 

It is a fortunate event when a moment like this is captured, as this concert was (recorded in high quality DSD). Perpetual, named for the eternal and ageless quality of the music, is presented in three movements that traverse from soft layers of synthesizer and processed guitar, to open, airy sections of prepared piano and silence, to finally coming to rest in a most hauntingly delicate lullaby of lonely piano, crackling found objects and field recordings and tones suspended like mists. 

Perpetual not only surrounds us and stretches through time but collects that expanse into a single memory, a record of a brief moment where time stood still and four musicians merged into one.

 

Bandcamp's article about the recording: http://blog.bandcamp.com/2015/01/27/perpetual-improvisation/

post #1102 of 1106
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Anat followed this one up a few yrs later with another live record; 'Clarinetwork, Live At The Village Vanguard'.  IMO this is the superior live record.  She's an amazing sax player but she's absolutely brilliant on clarinet.  Born in Israel, she's been living in NY since the 90's, and she speaks fluent Portugese, a true citizen of the world.  I mention portugese because she's deeply into the Brazilian music scene.  Most Jazz players can play a Samba/Bossa Nova but Anat goes much further than that.  She's played/playing in several 'Choro' bands and plays Brazilian music with authority and authenticity.  Plus she swings like a mofo!!;)  She's truly one of the premier Jazz players of the day and she's currently at her peak.  'Luminosa' has a Brazilian 'flavor' but it's not a 'Bossa Nova' record.  It's an incredibly beautiful recording sure to be on many 'best of the year' lists.  I can't imagine anyone that enjoys great Jazz not appreciating this record!

Thanks, Hijodelbrx, I'll look for the Village Vanguard recording.  I also found this Aquiles Baez album, featuring Anat Cohen.  Very nice.

 

 

Spotify Link: http://spotify:album:00ReOL32ZgDUcIfGCyzSC2


Edited by Jazzi - 4/24/15 at 1:15pm
post #1103 of 1106

Back on the track of a more classical Jazz, I've began the week listening to this superb blowing session, led by Frank Wess playing tenor sax and his more usual flute, Curtis Fuller and his fine trombone, the always extraordinary trumpet of Thad Jones, and a complete unknown - at least for me - Charlie Fowlkes playing baritone sax, in a very swinging and choral mood, really enjoyable and easily accesible to anyone who loves music.

 

They are accompanied by a very competent rhythm section, with Hank Jones at the piano, Eddie Jones on bass and Gus Johnson playing drums.


Nothing dark, just natural, beautiful music.

Frank Wess Septet: Opus de Blues (1959, Savoy)

https://open.spotify.com/album/1duxmQ63oQ5SYMXvOekw4X


 

:)


Edited by DeBilbao - Today at 5:35 am
post #1104 of 1106

To continue on the path of non-conventional albums that have close ties to jazz but aren't necessarily jazz, this live recording of Kayo Dot's "Coyote" blending experimental metal, avant-garde jazz and electronics comes highly recommended. The record can be streamed in full on Bandcamp.

 

Kayo Dot - Coyote - Live on WMBR, August 31, 2010

https://kayodot.bandcamp.com/album/coyote-live-on-wmbr-august-31-2010

post #1105 of 1106

I've just discovered Julien Wilson on Bandcamp had a sample listen and I think I will make a purchase.

 

Offering 24 bit FLAC downloads too which is good to see

 

https://lionsharecords.bandcamp.com/album/this-is-always-hd-441khz-24bit

post #1106 of 1106

I noticed today that Verneri Pohjola's new album is also available on Bandcamp. Saw it in stores when it came out a couple months back, but didn't dare to take the plunge and buy it blind. Not quite my kind of jazz, but a very solid album nonetheless. Might be adding it on my wishlish. Much more interested in Pohjola's "Aurora" album at the moment, though.

 

Verneri Pohjola - Bullhorn

https://verneripohjolamusic.bandcamp.com/album/bullhorn

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