Music and More
General thoughts of fun stuff, like music, books and the like. Thanks for reading.
Tuesday, August 09, 2022
Don Ayler - In Florence 1981 (Railroad Town Music, 2022)
Back when I was collecting vinyl, this was one set I was always looking for, a "grail" in the parlance of the vinyl community. Eac...
Friday, August 05, 2022
Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk (Atlantic Records, 1958, 2022)
This is a great album from the 1950's which is given a respectful re-issue treatment in both analog and digital format. Drummer Art Blak...
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Melissa Aldana - 12 Stars (Blue Note Records, 2022)
Slowly but surely, tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana has developed a very successful career in jazz. Daughter of Chilean saxophone player, sh...
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Secret People - Self-Titled (Out Of Your Head Records, 2022)
Secret People is an excellent progressive jazz trio that sounds much larger and fuller than they really are. The group consists of Nathaniel...
Sunday, July 24, 2022
Cecil Taylor - With (Exit) To Student Studies Revisited (ezz-thetics records, 2022)
This collection provides a detailed look at pianist Cecil Taylor during the fall of 1966, combining an LP side long studio session with a le...
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Gard Nilssen Acoustic Unity - Elastic Wave (ECM Records, 2022)
Drummer Gard Nilssen brings his progressive jazz group Acoustic Unity to ECM Records for a new album featuring André Roligheten on tenor, so...
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Jones Jones - Just Justice (ESP Disk, 2022)
The idea of a supergroup is one usually bandied about in rock music circles but it can be applied to jazz as well. The anonymous name of thi...
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