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The Impossible Gentlemen
The Impossible Gentlemen
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's impossibly great jazz, 10 Feb 2012
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Having been fortunate to have seen many jazz greats, even enjoyed their company, on occasions;
and seen jazz develop over sixty years, musicianship and empathy, coupled with swing are where it's at.

It simply does not get any better, four musicians out of the top drawer, at their creative best,
enjoying the gig. Miss it at your peril, humour, counterpoint, fidelity, swing and timeless harmonies
and invention, all of the highest order.

Peace, love.

Ivan Clark


The Hub Of Hubbard (Jazz Club)
The Hub Of Hubbard (Jazz Club)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Freddie Hubbard. A very special jazzman creates a very special sound., 13 April 2011
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I first heard this recording shortly after it was made, in the late sixties, whilst I was travelling Europe and Asia.

Miles was moving into electronics and I couldn't understand the sounds, Freddie had new ideas, a fire and ferocity,
that reminded me of a fusion, the esscence, of Fats Navarro, Lee, Diz, n' Clifford.

Freddie was a 'chops' player, nimble, full of invention and surprise, humourful, full of feeling and passion, a truly
giant player in the pantheon of our glorious music we call jazz.

The record is sublime, 'Without a song', the Vincent Youmans standard, is a work of genius.

Throughout, Eddie Daniels, Roland Hanna, Richard Davis, and Louis Hayes invent, cajole, push and wail, Freddie responds
striking and darting like the head of a cobra.

Blessings and Peace.

Ivan Clark


How to Create Light in Your Paintings: The Artist's Guide to Using Tone Effectively
How to Create Light in Your Paintings: The Artist's Guide to Using Tone Effectively
by Tony Paul
Edition: Hardcover
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How to create light in your paintings, 4 July 2010
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A must for all artists, full of examples, approaches and methods, this super book imforms and entertains, acting as a conduit between technique and achivement. Super!


At the Black Hawk Vol 3
At the Black Hawk Vol 3
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Manne, that's jazz!, 1 Mar 2010
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This review is from: At the Black Hawk Vol 3 (Audio CD)
A classic. I remember seeing the ads on the back of Jazz Journal, and having seen the group, tight, swinging like crazy, with Vic Feldman's lovely comping and solo's, all five of this collections items are a must. The tracks are long, they all stretch out, and all you've got to do is feed the cat, treat your wife to a new hat and dress at Harvey Nicks, then sit back and immerse in sublimity. Peace.


The Modern Jazz Quartet Live At Music Inn With Sonny Rollins
The Modern Jazz Quartet Live At Music Inn With Sonny Rollins
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic, by any standards, 1 Mar 2010
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Many moons ago, when dinosaurs walked, and the Earth was still cooling, I bought this at Windows Music Emporium, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, one Christmas, with monies I'd received. I couldn't wait to get home and play it, stood in the cubicle, I couldn't let them play it all, surely not? The train journey took forever, but once home, Lucky Strike and Black and White with ice and a twist of lemon as accompaniment, I was at Music Inn. It's often been said the MJQ don't swing, well, don't believe all rumours of such shallow substance. Sonny graces just two of the titles, but the disc is an all time great. Enjoy. Peace


Complete Recordings with Ray Bryant
Complete Recordings with Ray Bryant
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Silky and inventive beyond words, 6 Nov 2009
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Carmen and Ray create sounds that match Billie and Teddy from an earlier era. The small group sounds are ethereal, the orchestra sides are less convincing, and Carmen sounds less free and inventive. 'Guess who I saw today?' has to be one of the all time great performances, worth it for that track alone.


In New York [Keepnews Collection]
In New York [Keepnews Collection]
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This takes me back, oh my!, 6 Nov 2009
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Cannonball Adderley always led groups that produced good natured, accessible, uncomplicated jazz, this is one of his finest recordings. It swings like crazy, and the inventiveness of all the personnel is amazing. Enjoy!


Cannonball Adderley Quintet
Cannonball Adderley Quintet
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soaring with Julian Adderley, 6 Nov 2009
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Superb soulful jazz with the good natured sounds of Cannon's group. One of the sounds of the sixties that was an iconic 'must' for so many of us, it's impact is as strong now.


The Magnificent Thad Jones (Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
The Magnificent Thad Jones (Rudy Van Gelder Edition)
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The title says all., 3 Sep 2009
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I had this on vinyl many years ago, played it until it was almost white, before a friend at a party dispossessed me of it. Some friend. But, to be fair, it is a stunning set. Thad and Billy Mitchell were consumate musicians, add Barry Harris, Percy Heath and Max Roach, seven gorgeous tunes stunningly and you have a wonderful disc you'll love forever. And a day.
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After Hours
After Hours
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars After Hours?...Take this at any time!, 3 Sep 2009
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Unequivocally,this a tremendous set.Inventive musicians, at the top of their game, playing off and accenting each others contributions. All the titles are long enough for everyone to stretch out, and if heaven lasts only for forty minutes or so, I'd take this tucked under my wing.


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