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Posted on 3 Sep 2011 22:30:25 BDT
Ajarn Col says:
Abbey Lincoln : Abbey Sings Billie

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Sep 2011 23:54:24 BDT
Carradale says:
I was a very lucky boy. ML. Great stuff indeed!

Posted on 4 Sep 2011 00:52:59 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Sep 2011 00:56:52 BDT
Lez - thanks for the Oklahoma ! info. The original cast recording did not happen until 1944 because the AFM recording ban was not lifted until that year. V Discs(for the armed forces) were of course allowed. Carradale - forgot to mention that Nightmare was used very effectively as the theme for BBC Radio's late '70s Philip Marlowe series, starring Ed Bishop as that 'knight in shining armour'. They were aired again on 7 (before it mutated into 4Extra) a year or two back. R4's more recent attempts at the Marlowe canon have so far been adequate I'd say but totally lacking in the moody atmosphere of the earlier versions.If it ain't broke etc. Did you catch today's Jazz Library on Lalo Schifrin ? Have to say I was bitterly dissapointed as a large chunk(roughly 80%) was devoted to things he did during his tenure with Dizzy Gillespie. Not a mention of Schifrin/Sade or his work as an arranger for the likes of Jimmy Smith. OK I'll admit a synthesIser album he did in 1968 is a little obscure. However I think his '70s CTI albums while a shade fusiony for some - Black Widow for instance - should have been there to demonstrate Mr Schifrin's fertile musical imagination at work in a different setting. There was at least a taste of his Jazz Meets The Symphony series. A Johnny Hodges album with Schifrin at the pianoBuenos Aires Blues - Johnny Hodges/11th Hour was described as showing Hodges 'outside his comfort zone' - no criticism but he sounded pretty comfortable to me! Some of the interview was interesting - my gripe was the very narrow choice of music ....

Mike

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Sep 2011 07:47:36 BDT
Carradale says:
Can't beat reading the books in the original green back Penguins although watched the 1944 'Farewell My Lovely' the other day and it was good.

As that "wag" Danny Baker one quipped, "There's a whole Lalo Schifrin Goin' On......"
Yet to hear the show but have it podcasted ....

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Sep 2011 22:38:25 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Sep 2011 23:16:11 BDT
Carradale - if you're a purist, then agreed re Chandler - although should'nt it be an original hardback complete with dustjacket ? I'll wager the original Farewell My Lovely film is better than the Michael Winner remake which transferred the action to 1970s England !! For a latterday 1940s thriller with a well-researched background in the big band business Swing is well worth investigating. The American edition came with a CD providing musical clues !!

There's A Whole Lalo Schifrin Goin' On is the title of that synthesiser album I mentioned(although some pieces are piano solos).Undated but judging by the flower power sleeve design and tongue in cheek pretentious tune titles such as How To Open At Will The Most Beautiful Window , Vaccinated Mushrooms and Two Petals,A Flower And A Young Girl it has to be around 1967/8. Another example of the man's musical humour - splitting hairs but Schifrin/Sade is maybe more in the direction of wit but with humorous moments interspersed.... N.B. Been doing some checking - this album dates from 1968 and while there is some synthesiser it's mainly orchestral - must be a long time since I heard it ....

Mike

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Sep 2011 11:44:52 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Sep 2011 11:45:52 BDT
Ahmad says:
Listeing to Keith Jarrett's trio, cd 6 of At the Blue Note-Complete Rec

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2011 15:58:59 BDT
Ahmad says:
Helloooo ghosts,
I am listening to Gary Burton: Slide Show

Posted on 11 Sep 2011 22:21:57 BDT
Money Jungle splendid!!

Posted on 11 Sep 2011 22:44:57 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Sep 2011 19:18:21 BDT
Ajarn Col says:
The Harry Allen-Joe Cohn Quartet (with Rebecca Kilgore and Eddie Erickson) South Pacific

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Sep 2011 18:44:20 BDT
Ahmad says:
Joni Mitchell: Both Sides Now

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Sep 2011 17:20:13 BDT
Ahmad says:
Anthony Braxton: 3 Compositions of New Jazz

Posted on 13 Sep 2011 18:14:45 BDT
BOF © says:
ECM Selected Signs Vol.2: Suite for Sampler, thank you Mr Ben Basing (first chance I've had to play it since meeting you in Chester in the summer).
best bones
B.O.F.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Sep 2011 16:25:09 BDT
Ahmad says:
Listening to Archie Shepp: Four for Trane

Posted on 14 Sep 2011 20:54:57 BDT
EST - Seven Days of Falling

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Sep 2011 15:20:09 BDT
Last edited by the author on 15 Sep 2011 19:00:06 BDT
Ahmad says:
Earlier,
Duke Ellington: Piano Reflection [European Import]

Now,
Art Tatum: Tatum Group Masterpieces Vol.8: Remastered

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Sep 2011 15:04:41 BDT
Ahmad says:
Now,
Duke Ellington: This One's For Blanton

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Sep 2011 13:19:26 BDT
Ahmad says:
Listening to Clifford Brown: The Historic Calfornia Concerts 1954.

Posted on 18 Sep 2011 22:31:12 BDT
Nikica Gilic says:
Ruth Brown
Ms. B's Blues

Before that,
Count Basie At Newport
At Newport

Posted on 18 Sep 2011 23:25:26 BDT
Blues for the Fisherman, Art Pepper & Milcho Leviev -- downloaded at a reasonable price from emusic.

Posted on 18 Sep 2011 23:32:53 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Sep 2011 23:34:17 BDT
Ajarn Col says:
Back to an oft played perennial favourite , Gonzalo Rubalcaba/Charlie Haden: Land of the Sun

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Sep 2011 23:48:45 BDT
Dennis - have this on order in 'real' form - looking forward to it !

Mike

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Sep 2011 14:04:41 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Sep 2011 14:07:07 BDT
Ahmad says:
I am listening to Keith Jarrett's Trio: Tokyo '96. This was my first Jarrett cd.

Posted on 19 Sep 2011 21:02:05 BDT
Ajarn Col says:
Very much a case of growing on me more on each listening. Gonzalo Rubalcaba; Avatar

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Sep 2011 15:30:23 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 Sep 2011 15:31:53 BDT
Ahmad says:
I am listening to Joe Henderson: Power To The People [Keepnews Collection]; this one "cooks"; that kind of albums which, once you start listening, you can't just stop. Its a shawcase for trumpeter Kenny Dorham. I think the drummer Jack Dejonnete does a great job driving the band forward, and Ron Carter's wonderful bass sound is audible all the way throw, which you can't have one many jazz albums. The electric piano used on some tracks here, gives this session a special flavor.

Posted on 20 Sep 2011 22:54:13 BDT
Nikica Gilic says:
Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday On Columbia
O, boy is this good or is this good? Billie with
Teddy Wilson, Lester Young, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Buck Clayton, Roy Eldridge; Bunny Berigan, Johnny Hodges, Ben Webster, Count Basie, Art Tatum, Jo Jones, Cozy Cole, Jonah Jones...
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