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    Default What albums are you currently really diggin'?

    A couple of my recent favourites are:

    Brian Blade Fellowship

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    Pat Metheny group - Still Life (talking)


    I find this kind of more modern jazz absolutely inspiring, emotionally, musically, everything. I love 'old' jazz too, but there's something about this kind of music that has been doing for me what no music has before it.

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    Ali Jihad Racy - Music of Ancient Egypt (the Egyptian Book of the Dead)

    Much more spiritual than jazz will ever be. Great album if you are interested in branching out!
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    Max Roach - We Insist! Freedom Now Suite

    Goin nuts over this masterpiece!
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    As far as jazz CDs are concerned, I've been really diggin' Wayne Shorter's new album, Beyond the Sound Barrier -- with Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, and Brian Blade.
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    Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall

    It came in the mail today. If this first tune, Monk's Mood, is indicative of the rest of the album, I'm in for a really exceptional treat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzbluescat
    Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall

    It came in the mail today. If this first tune, Monk's Mood, is indicative of the rest of the album, I'm in for a really exceptional treat.
    Yep-

    I got that album a couple weeks ago and love every tune off of it. Epistrophy is a fun tune.. as is Blue Monk, etc.
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    Christof Lauer on TV as I sit here at this very moment (gad I love German TV!). He's playing with the late Albert Manglesdorf and they make quite a pair. Christof is just burnin'!


    BTW jazzbluescat, the Monk/Coltrane recording is astonishing.
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    Sonny Rollins On Impulse!
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    Dave Brubeck - Young Lions & Old Tigers


    Brubeck, Brecker, Lovano, McBridge, Hargrove, Redman, Moody, Mulligan, Hendricks, Shearing, and Buttavaoli

    All on ONE CD - it realy doesn't get much better than this, folks.

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    I've got a lot of new stuff lately and a lot of it is really speaking to me, but one I keep going back to is this one:




    Two amazing players, both on tenor. Jim Black is a monster on drums. I seem to be bragging Ellery up a lot, but he is one player that I can listen to any time.
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    Gloria Estefan - Unwrapped.

    Maks me want to be a percussionist with a good Latin band - not the "Et in terra pax" type of band, the other type.

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    Cleger: thanks for that citation. I was not aware of that and will get it. I have been listening to:

    1) The Secret Museum. Ellery Eskelin, Andrea Parkins, Jim Black

    2) Triage: American Mythology. Dave Rempis (alto & tenor), Jason Ajemian (bass), Tim Daisy (drums). I keep playing this mysterious recording. The pieces start and then turn and surprise. 'Rong Tones' is a favorite off the album. Leaves me hard breathing. Never heard of these guys before either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -88-
    2) Triage: American Mythology. Dave Rempis (alto & tenor), Jason Ajemian (bass), Tim Daisy (drums). I keep playing this mysterious recording. The pieces start and then turn and surprise. 'Rong Tones' is a favorite off the album. Leaves me hard breathing. Never heard of these guys before either.
    I love Dave Rempis' playing!! Have you heard the new Vandermark 5? I just got it this week and it is quite good. Ken Vandermark plays mostly Bari which is a great thing and Dave plays his ***** off on tenor as usual. I heard that it is Jeb Bishop's last recording with this band which is a decidedly bad thing, one of the best bone players (imho of course) around these days. In case you aren't familiar with the V5 they are Dave Rempis (tenor), Ken Vandermark (reeds), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Tim Daisy (drums) & Kent Kessler (bass).
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    At the moment, I'm really enjoying 'Feeling Blue' by Paul Desmond.

    Wonderful stuff.

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    Seatbelts-Earth Girls Are Easy

    great big band playing yoko kanno's stuff

    high energy, makes you wanna play

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    OH Cleger!!!
    Whew! Vandermark 5!! Di-am!! 'Free Jazz Classics Vols. 1 & 2' released in 2002. The lead cut, Happy House, a 60 second clip I heard at CDUniverse -- that's all I needed. Hope they ship it soon. Di-amm!
    Dave Rempis I first heard on the Triage recording....man, that guy's sure got his lights on!!

    I have not yet found the 'new' recording. Name of date?
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    Okay, decided I'd better get the front-end loader out and get caught up on
    Vandermark. IN addition to Vandermark 5 : Free Jazz Classics Vols. 1 & 2, I started listening to and have just ordered:

    Vandermark 5 : The Color Of Memory
    Vandermark 5 : Elements Of Style, Exercises In Surprise
    Vandermark 5 : Burn The Incline
    Vandermark 5 : Airports For Light

    Thanks again cleger!! Is this called getting bit? Well, I guess so.

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    You're in for some fun there 88. Did you manage to snag the Free Jazz Classics vol 3 & 4 that came with Airports and Elements respectively? Those were some great recordings. Vol 3 is all Rollins tunes and Vol 4 is all Rahsaan Roland Kirk tunes, need I say more?
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    If you liked triage and if you like the V5, try out the DKV trio. I have yet to pick it up but I keep hearing that "Live at Wels/Chicago" is the recording to get of that group. DKV is Hamid Drake on drums, Kent Kessler on bass and Ken Vandermark on reeds. If you want to explore more of this music, Jazzcorner is a site that seems to attract more of an avant crowd.
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    Right now I'm really diggin' Eric Alexander's "Alexander the Great", I bought this a couple years ago as I was just getting in to jazz and really overplayed it because I had no other albums. Now, I just got back into a little bit of modern stuff and I'm really enjoying this CD.

    Cheers,
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