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Posted on 17 Jun 2012 07:22:08 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 Jun 2012 07:25:51 BDT
Ajarn Col says:
'Something Understood', The Spirit of Jazz'. An interesting programme exploring the roots of jazz in terms of its relationship to spirituality and church music via the blues.
Ian Smith gives some highly articulate and knowledgeable insights into the socio-religious composition of jazz , its manifestations and musicians. Recommended listening over the next 7 days.

Posted on 17 Jun 2012 08:35:22 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 Jun 2012 08:38:25 BDT
Agharta and Pangaea by Miles Davis and band. Turn off your head and let the music flow................ Amazing 4 cd set of improvised music that only Acid Mothers Temple get close to for intensity and seamless improvisation(as far as I have heard to date).

Posted on 19 Jun 2012 22:44:02 BDT
Nikica Gilic says:
Collaboration Helen Merrill and Gil Evans

Posted on 19 Jun 2012 22:47:43 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Jun 2012 22:48:06 BDT
More Agharta , Pangaea , Miles Davis in Concert , Dark Magus and On The Corner in a seriously strong phase of renewed interest in Miles early to mid 70's music. Stunning and stirring stuff by the bucket load.

Posted on 20 Jun 2012 15:12:32 BDT
Ajarn Col says:
Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker: Mulligan & Baker - Carnegie Hall Concert

Posted on 21 Jun 2012 05:30:41 BDT
Ajarn Col says:
Carmen McRae Sings Lover Man & Other Billie Classics + Carmen McRae

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2012 07:50:06 BDT
What is this like, Ajarn? Looks like it ought to be a gem.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2012 12:53:49 BDT
Ajarn Col says:
I expect that no-one could be in the lest disappointed , Smitty, It also contains the only acceptable version (to me at least) of Billie's "Strange Fruit". Not even Dr Nina's version can claim that achievement.

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2012 14:23:20 BDT
Splendid! Must get it in the next spree..

Thanks, Ajarn.

Posted on 2 Jul 2012 13:37:07 BDT
Presently listening to
Beverley Beirne - seasons of Love

Posted on 4 Jul 2012 01:50:32 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Jul 2012 05:16:07 BDT
Ajarn Col says:
Arild Andersen / Tommy Smith: Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: Celebration

Omar Sosa & Paolo Fresu : Alma

John Surman : Saltash Bells

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jul 2012 20:37:05 BDT
ric_mac says:
I had the great pleasure to hear paolo Fresu in concert last year with Ralph Towner (music from their recording Chiaroscuro. It's a hauntingly beautiful album and it was a wonderful concert).

(PS currently listening to some old Shakti)

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jul 2012 20:55:30 BDT
M. Adams says:
Some shared tastes here, I really enjoy Angel and Metamorfosi, both a combination of the contemplative and the scabrous -especially in the form of Nguyen Le's guitar playing. Love Shakti too, Handful of Beauty would probably be on my Desert Island Discs, I never tire of it. Currently I'm enjoying An Indian's Week and trying to enjoy David Fiuczynski's Planet Microjam but -apart from the opening track- failing to do so -I'll keep trying!

Posted on 6 Jul 2012 06:35:52 BDT
Nikica Gilic says:
Their Great Evergreens - Les Paul with Mary Ford... A mixed bag, but some interesting tracks....

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 15:46:44 BDT
ric_mac says:
MA: Sub-continental influence on another guitarist has also produced fine results. Flamenco/jazz guitarist Eduardo Niebla regularly tours as a trio with tabla player Dharmesh Parmar and second guitarist Carl Herring (sometimes Matthew Robinson). I particularly like his recording Lights from the Inner Side, but it's live where the trio (or sometimes larger ensemble) shines. Their tune, Dancing Fingers -- especially played live where the percussive playing of all trio members is dynamite -- reminds me very much of Shakti. Given some of your other suggestions, it's possible you might find them a bit too musically 'pretty', though they can chuck time signatures around with the best of them.

Posted on 7 Jul 2012 19:24:01 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Jul 2012 20:23:16 BDT
Ajarn Col says:
For flamenco- jazz I particularly like , for instance, Jorge Pardo : Las Cigarras Son Quiza Sordas

For topicality, now playing

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jul 2012 13:49:37 BDT
ric_mac says:
Also Juan Martín. Heard him play with Attab Haddad last year at the South Bank centre: brilliant.

(currently listening to Sacred Graffiti by Edo Castro)

Posted on 17 Jul 2012 22:47:18 BDT
Nikica Gilic says:
This Is Ernie Andrews

Posted on 26 Jul 2012 17:54:28 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 Jul 2012 17:55:45 BDT
Ajarn Col says:
Manfred Schoof Quintet ; Resonance

Posted on 18 Aug 2012 15:42:37 BDT
Nikica Gilic says:
Kirk in Copenhagen

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 22:29:19 BDT

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 22:29:49 BDT
Good player.................................a Zorn fan, perhaps?

Posted on 21 Aug 2012 13:40:42 BDT
Ajarn Col says:
Georgie Fame Georgie Fame & The Birthday Big Band

Posted on 24 Aug 2012 10:46:44 BDT
Nikica Gilic says:
Louis Hjulmand

Posted on 28 Aug 2012 12:46:12 BDT
Nikica Gilic says:
Nina Simone - Live At Montreux 1976 [DVD] [2006]
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