Jazz - What's your bag, man?

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Seán wrote: Sun Feb 25, 2024 12:18 am
fergus wrote: Sat Feb 24, 2024 12:30 am Don Sebeskey: Giant Box


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This is a terrific 2XLP set. I find the music to be very exciting, progressive, inventive, intriguing and engaging. It is also very well played by all concerned.
Gosh! That's a great line up, I do not have those recordings. Don Sebesky was a superb composer and arranger of big band music and he wrote great charts for Buddy Rich.
Cheers Seán. Everything about that album is excellent!
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Seán wrote: Sun Feb 25, 2024 12:25 am
fergus wrote: Mon Feb 19, 2024 1:07 am Cannonball Adderley: Somethin' Else


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That is a superb album. From the early fifties Miles Davis had become a giant of Jazz and was the band leader on all recording sessions. However, he did, quite rightly, hold 'Cannonball' Adderley is such high regard that he was prepared to be included as a sideman on "Somethin' Else".
Cheers Seán and thank you for your erudite comments.
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Helge Lien Trio: Hello Troll


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I know nothing of this ensemble [piano, bass and drums] other than that they play wonderful music [compositions by Helge Lien] in a very good recording. I find the music to be interesting and exciting.
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Do we have a new Jazz head then?
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Billie Holiday: The Billie Holiday Songbook


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Very fine performances from the inimitable Holiday.
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Seán wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:00 pm Do we have a new Jazz head then?
I did always dabble but I have just given it a bit more attention in my more mature years!!!
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fergus wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:37 pm
Seán wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:00 pm Do we have a new Jazz head then?
I did always dabble but I have just given it a bit more attention in my more mature years!!!
Do you listen to [excuse me while I genuflect] Ellington’s music?
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Seán wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 11:40 pm
fergus wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:37 pm
Seán wrote: Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:00 pm Do we have a new Jazz head then?
I did always dabble but I have just given it a bit more attention in my more mature years!!!
Do you listen to [excuse me while I genuflect] Ellington’s music?
Yes indeed. His music was what really started me on the road to Jazz listening. Coming from a Classical music listening background I was always impressed with his part writing and arrangements.
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Preservation Hall Jazz Band: New Orleans


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There is very vibrant music and playing on show here that is simultaneously raw and sophisticated.
Just take one look at them and you know that they are the business!!
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The Cannonball Adderley Quintet: In San Francisco


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This is a terrific live album. Vibrant and exciting music. Vibrant and exciting performances. I was particularly impressed with the bass player, Sam Jones!
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