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I've never gotten into Lee Morgan's The Sidewinder for some reason. Then again I've never been a fan of Lee Morgan's playing to begin with. Freddie Hubbard is my man all the way when it comes to the trumpet. Tom Cat I however like quite a bit. It is the one Lee Morgan record I can recommend.


Let's not forget the great Clifford Brown.

post #362 of 2125
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I've never gotten into Lee Morgan's The Sidewinder for some reason. Then again I've never been a fan of Lee Morgan's playing to begin with. Freddie Hubbard is my man all the way when it comes to the trumpet. Tom Cat I however like quite a bit. It is the one Lee Morgan record I can recommend.

Have you heard any of the Curtis fuller album? I think i will try a few of his recording from 57-62

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Have you heard any of the Curtis fuller album? I think i will try a few of his recording from 57-62

None. I've never seen one in record stores that I've visited and didn't know he'd even done any as a band leader. My only familiarity with him is as a sideman, and a good one at that.

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Have you heard any of the Curtis fuller album? I think i will try a few of his recording from 57-62

 

 

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None. I've never seen one in record stores that I've visited and didn't know he'd even done any as a band leader. My only familiarity with him is as a sideman, and a good one at that.

The reason I didn't respond with a specific Curtis Fuller recording from the 1957-1962 period is that there is an excellent 3 disc Mosaic box set called "The Complete Blue Note/UA Curtis Fuller Sessions" which covers 1957 to early 1959.  The set includes music from five originally issued albums. Worth looking out for. Also his Jazztet recordings from around the same time period are very good. One of Fuller's best traits was ability to always surround himself with really first rate musicians: Hank Mobley, Bobby Timmons, Paul Chambers, Arthur Taylor, Sonny Clark, Art Farmer, Slide Hampton, Lee Morgan, Tommy Flanagan and Elvin Jones are all on the Mosaic set. It also helps that most of these musicians were also part of the Blue Note "stable" at the time. :bigsmile_face:

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The reason I didn't respond with a specific Curtis Fuller recording from the 1957-1962 period is that there is an excellent 3 disc Mosaic box set called "The Complete Blue Note/UA Curtis Fuller Sessions" which covers 1957 to early 1959.  The set includes music from five originally issued albums. Worth looking out for. Also his Jazztet recordings from around the same time period are very good. One of Fuller's best traits was ability to always surround himself with really first rate musicians: Hank Mobley, Bobby Timmons, Paul Chambers, Arthur Taylor, Sonny Clark, Art Farmer, Slide Hampton, Lee Morgan, Tommy Flanagan and Elvin Jones are all on the Mosaic set. It also helps that most of these musicians were also part of the Blue Note "stable" at the time. :bigsmile_face:

thank you oracle ;) - fuller is definable a direction i can see myself going in. I will look out for what you suggested sir! :beerchug:

post #366 of 2125
Curtis fuller. Start with blues-ette
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Curtis fuller. Start with blues-ette

thanks - will do. 

post #368 of 2125

Just got this ¬ its perfect for me, for anyone that would like to suggest anything along these lines i would much appreciate it. 

 

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Donald Byrds music is incredible (and maybe a bit too funky for this thread)!

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Donald Byrds music is incredible (and maybe a bit too funky for this thread)!
 

Absolutely not!

 

Donald Byrd was part of the Blue Note Records stable of great young musicians during Blue Note's mid 1960s hey day and played straight ahead jazz. It wasn't until the 1970s that he started to incorporate funk rhythms and electric instruments into his sound, following the lead set by Miles Davis. (note: see the thread i started in this section called "Electric Miles").

 

Here's the title track from Donald Byrd's The Cat Walk, a straight head date from 1961 recorded for Blue Note.

 

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Absolutely not!

 

Donald Byrd was part of the Blue Note Records stable of great young musicians during Blue Note's mid 1960s hey day and played straight ahead jazz. It wasn't until the 1970s that he started to incorporate funk rhythms and electric instruments into his sound, following the lead set by Miles Davis. (note: see the thread i started in this section called "Electric Miles").

 

Here's the title track from Donald Byrd's The Cat Walk, a straight head date from 1961 recorded for Blue Note.

 

bird has serious chops!

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Pretty neat internet radio station that plays vintage Jazz 24/7.

http://player.radioloyalty.com/station/5630.html

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Pretty neat internet radio station that plays vintage Jazz 24/7.

http://player.radioloyalty.com/station/5630.html


On the subject of both jazz on broadcast radio/internet radio and main topic of the this thread, WKCR-FM, the radio station of Columbia University in New York City, needs to be mentioned. While WKCR does not broadcast jazz full time it does offer 4 jazz programs each week day and several more jazz shows each weekend. In addition WKCR features 13 day long (as in 24 hours) and one three day long birthday broadcasts throughout the year. http://www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/wkcr/content/special-programming

 

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Long ago it became tradition at WKCR to play 24 hours of a jazz great's music on his/her birthday.  The musicians we celebrate are as follows:

 

January 10: Max Roach (b. January 10, 1924; d. August 16, 2007)

 

January 30: Roy Eldridge (b. January 30, 1911; d. February 26, 1989)

 

March 9: Ornette Coleman (b. March 9, 1930)

 

March 10: Bix Beiderbecke (b. March 10, 1903; d. August 7, 1931)

 

April 7: Billie Holiday (b. April 7, 1915; d. July 17, 1959)

 

April 22: Charles Mingus (b. April 22, 1922; d. January 5, 1979)

 

April 29: Duke Ellington (April 29,1899; d. May 24, 1974)

 

July 4: Louis Armstrong (b. August 4, 1901; d. July 6, 1971) --- he believed his birthdate to be July 4th 1900, so we celebrate both birthdays.

 

August 4: Louis Armstrong (b. August 4, 1901; d. July 6, 1971)

 

August 27-29: Lester Young (b. August 27, 1909; d. March 15, 1959) and Charlie Parker (b. August 29, 1920; d. March 12, 1955) --- we preempt August 28 as well, playing Lester Young until noon, when we switch to Charlie Parker.

 

September 23: John Coltrane (b. September 23, 1926; d. July 17, 1967)

 

October 10: Thelonious Monk (b. Oct. 10, 1917; d. February 17, 1982)

 

October 30: Clifford Brown (b. October 30, 1930; d. June 26, 1956)

 

November 21: Coleman Hawkins (b. Nov. 21, 1904; d. May 19, 1969)

 

As you can see the month of April has three day long birthday broadcasts scheduled. Each birthday broadcast features tons of music and lots of history and information about the artist being celebrated including interviews and other special features.

 

 

Here are the links for the internet streams:

 

mp3 stream: http://kanga.college.columbia.edu:8000/listen.pls

 

RealAudio stream: http://kanga.college.columbia.edu/ramgen/broadcast/wkcr.rm

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I'm really liking a lot of these recent ECM releases. The stuff from John Abercrombie, Tord Gustavsen, Billy Hart Quartet, Steve Kuhn. I have seven ECM albums and they are all great with ridiculously clear sound. 

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I'm really liking a lot of these recent ECM releases. The stuff from John Abercrombie, Tord Gustavsen, Billy Hart Quartet, Steve Kuhn. I have seven ECM albums and they are all great with ridiculously clear sound. 

ECM is well-known for their sound, which not everyone likes, and very distinctive album artwork. The only Tord Gustavsen album I have so far is Being There, which I listened to again only a week or so ago. It's a great album, deeply emotional music. If you haven't gotten around to listening to Keith Jarrett yet, one of ECM's biggest names, his Köln Concert is one of my top ten albums of all time and I remember hearing somewhere it might also be the world's best-selling solo piano album as well. I don't know if there's any truth to that, but the music is the most heavenly thing on Earth.

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