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post #631 of 2140
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Whatever.  I still think the use of the word disgraceful is an exaggeration but really, who cares?

 

Ken Burns: Jazz is available on Netflix.


Who cares? I believe that you care. And I will stick with disgraceful. No Sun Ra + no European jazz + no (or little) avant-garde + no fusion + no 1070s jazz = DISGRACEFUL!

post #632 of 2140
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Who cares? I believe that you care. And I will stick with disgraceful. No Sun Ra + no European jazz + no (or little) avant-garde + no fusion + no 1070s jazz = DISGRACEFUL!

+1 it is disgraceful - and now i'm about to watch it. Intrigued. 

post #633 of 2140
I care so much that I've never watched a minute of the fukakta documentary! BTW, didn't you declare that you were withdrawing from any further dialog about it? Ah, I get it, you're one of those internet guys that's always got to get the last word in. Please, I can't wait to hear more outrage about the disgraceful TV show! The floor's all yours!wink.gif.
post #634 of 2140

For anyone who is more interested in facts than in an overblown smack-down of the author because someone felt his favorite musician has been left out :rolleyes: :

 

On the PBS website you can find a lot of information on the Burns series :

http://www.pbs.org/jazz/about/

 

The series has been sponsored by :

http://www.pbs.org/jazz/about/about_sponsors.htm

 

Obviously all American corporations or foundations.

The series concept was a documentary about American Jazz.

So is it any surprise Jazz from other regions (e.g. Europe) has not been included ? Is this a valid reason to call it disgraceful ?

I don't think so but everyone is free to choose their own language. Just my $0.02.

Off to listen to some Jazz :D.

post #635 of 2140
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For anyone who is more interested in facts than in an overblown smack-down of the author because someone felt his favorite musician has been left out :rolleyes: :

 

On the PBS website you can find a lot of information on the Burns series :

http://www.pbs.org/jazz/about/

 

The series has been sponsored by :

http://www.pbs.org/jazz/about/about_sponsors.htm

 

Obviously all American corporations or foundations.

The series concept was a documentary about American Jazz.

So is it any surprise Jazz from other regions (e.g. Europe) has not been included ? Is this a valid reason to call it disgraceful ?

I don't think so but everyone is free to choose their own language. Just my $0.02.

Off to listen to some Jazz :D.

+1 I think someone has another agenda.  I watched the first two episodes years ago. I think I'll look it up and watch the complete series.

post #636 of 2140
The Burns doc. is a good history of jazz. It did not and could not cover everything.

Back to recommendations. I have been listening to Sonny Rollins Road Shows Vol 3. Better recording than Vol. 1, but not quite as good as performance. Better than Vol 2 on both counts.
post #637 of 2140

Good point - back to recommendations :

 

Oscar Peterson: "Exclusively for my friends"

4CD reissue of orig. 6 LP set

 

post #638 of 2140
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Good point - back to recommendations :

 

Oscar Peterson: "Exclusively for my friends"

4CD reissue of orig. 6 LP set

 

thank you for posting i wanted to get some good peterson a while back but didn't know where to look because he covered so much in his career. I love the song "wheatland" - have you heard it? 

post #639 of 2140
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thank you for posting i wanted to get some good peterson a while back but didn't know where to look because he covered so much in his career. I love the song "wheatland" - have you heard it? 


This box set was my first introduction to Peterson right around '99.  It didn't take me long to purchase most of the available Peterson recordings shortly after hearing this.  I love this set.

post #640 of 2140
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This box set was my first introduction to Peterson right around '99.  It didn't take me long to purchase most of the available Peterson recordings shortly after hearing this.  I love this set.

I presume you have seen the Andre Previn interview on youtube. its great

 

post #641 of 2140
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I presume you have seen the Andre Previn interview on youtube. its great

 

Wow, I just watched the entire episode (7 clips), that was great, thanks a lot!

I checked my shelf and indeed I have "Last call At the Blue Note"

which does contain Wheatland - I haven't heard that disc in maybe 10 years. So I'll spin it again.


Edited by icebear - 7/9/14 at 6:44pm
post #642 of 2140
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Wow, I just watched the entire episode (7 clips), that was great, thanks a lot!

I checked my shelf and indeed I have "Last call At the Blue Note"

which does contain Wheatland - I haven't heard that disc in maybe 10 years. So I'll spin it again.

Yea I remember when I first seen that interview on BBC4 - I was so impressed by it. And the song "wheat land" really got to me. Oscar was such a phenomenal player

post #643 of 2140
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I presume you have seen the Andre Previn interview on youtube. its great

 

 

I'm actually embarrassed to admit I haven't seen this.  I'm making it my sole purpose to get through this today.

 

On another note, a friend recommended the Neil Cowley Trio to me last night as a group I might like.  I've been listening to the Touch & Flee album and The Face of Mount Molehill albums.  I'm still not sure what to make of these guys, but I think I like it.  Has anyone ever seen them live?

post #644 of 2140
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Originally Posted by Mingus Ah Um View Post
 

I'm actually embarrassed to admit I haven't seen this.  I'm making it my sole purpose to get through this today.

 

On another note, a friend recommended the Neil Cowley Trio to me last night as a group I might like.  I've been listening to the Touch & Flee album and The Face of Mount Molehill albums.  I'm still not sure what to make of these guys, but I think I like it.  Has anyone ever seen them live?

I haven't but I will check them out. 

post #645 of 2140
RIP Charlie Haden.
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