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Best of 2007(so far)

Best new Jazz purchase of 2007(so far):

Steve Khun Trio- Live at Birdland-Blue Note

Steve Kuhn - piano
Ron Carter - bass
Al Foster - drums

Great music/Great recording.

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Here's another one:

Conrad Herwig- Sketches Of Spain Y Mas: The Latin Side of Miles Davis

Recorded live at The Blue Note. Steve Remote,Engineer

Musicians: Conrad Herwig (trombone), Brian Lynch (trumpet), Paquito D

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Here's one I'll bet you don't have, but you should:

"Live at Ethell's"
Clifford Jordan Quartet. Jordan on Tenor, Kevin O'Connell on Piano, Ed Howard on Bass, and Vernel Fournier on Drums

The usual great Mapleshade engineering and production with the intimacy and energy of a fine live performance.

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Ditto on Clifford Jordan Quartet

"Live at Ethell's" has been in heavy rotation on my system for the past several years.

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Rob McConnell & the SWR Big Band-So Very Rob on Hanssler Verlag

Rogr Kellaway Trio-Heros on IPO

Phil Woods & the LA Jazz Orchestra-Unheard Herd on Jazzed Media

Jimmy Heath Big Band-Turn Up The Heath on Planet Arts

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Pilgrimage- Michael Brecker A great performance by an all star line-up.

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brian bromberg - upright downright

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Michael Buble

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Jim-

If you're into vocalists, pick Kurt Elling's new release-
NightMoves.

http://www.kurtelling.com/music/nightmoves/

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Here's another - just got it:

Invitation - Milt Jackson

Kenny Dorham on trumpet
Jimmy Heath on tenor
Tommy Flanagan piano
Ron Carter on bass
Connie Kay on Drums

MoFi SACD of original masters from 1962

Great tunes, great sound. Hard to beat Bags.

Only downside is packaging. Imitates album only CD size. Liner notes call for magnifying glass.

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Shelly Berg Trio - "Blackbird"

You must hear this man play piano.

RG

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Jason Lindner's Big Band- Live At The Jazz Gallery

Reminds me of Gil Evans & the Monday Night Orchestra live at
Sweet Basil recordings.

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Pilgrimage- Michael Brecker A great performance by an all star line-up.


I have heard nothing but superlative reviews on this, the last work from Michael Brecker, before his recent surrender to terminal illness. I just ordered it on Amazon, and am eagerly awaiting its arrival.

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Pilgrimage- Michael Brecker A great performance by an all star line-up.


I have heard nothing but superlative reviews on this, the last work from Michael Brecker, before his recent surrender to terminal illness. I just ordered it on Amazon, and am eagerly awaiting its arrival.

God bless Michael Brecker, I've had Pilgrimage since it was released.

It's a very nice studio CD, but it just doesn't compare to the musical experience of Jason Lindner's Big Band- Live At The Jazz Gallery.

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Well I got the Brecker album a few weeks ago, and love it.
It takes a few plays to really appreciate everything that is in this work, And I still find more to like every time I spin it.

And, on your suggestion, I also purchased Jason Lindner's Big Band- Live At The Jazz Gallery . I must agree, this is fabulous music. On the first listen, it stirred recollections of Miles's work with Gil Evans. High praise indeed!
Thanks, Kana813

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I keep coming back to the Jason Lindner's Big Band CD, and every time I like it more. This really some wonderful music!

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Thought I had better get this in as time is running out.

Keith Jarrett - My Foolish Heart - Live At Montreux

What's to say, It's Keith Jarrett! Keith has been keeping this performance in the vaults for a number of years, realizing its special quality.

Here's a great interview from a fairly new online rag that you should also be aware of.

Enjoy!

RG

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Thanks RG for the link to that Keith Jarrett interview. I haven't had a chance to really sit down and listen to "My Foolish Heart" but now that you've given it such high praise I'll get right on it.

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Okay, I went back and listened to Keith Jarrett - My Foolish Heart - Live At Montreux again and yes, RG you are completely correct - this recording is truly something special. What an eye opener it is to hear Jarrett and company taking some material that they don't normally (as in never before and never again) cover. I'm speaking about the two Fats Waller tunes - "Ain't Misbehavin'" and "Honeysuckle Rose". It would be one thing if they just played these two tunes but it's quite another when the two tunes are played so well.

So here's one for you:

Jewels and Binoculars - Ships with Tattooed Sails on Upshot Records (no catalog number given) Link for more info

This is the third recording by Jewels and Binoculars, a trio which bills themselves as "Michael Moore, Lindsey Horner, Michael Vatcher play music of Bob Dylan" and on this recording with special guest, guitarist Bill Frisell on three tracks. Michael Moore plays reeds, Lindsey Horner plays bass and Michael Vatcher is the drummer. On this release they play: If You See Her, Say Hello; Senor, I Believe in You, Father of Night, Cold Irons Bound, Spirit on the Water, Jack-a-Roe, One More Cup of Coffee, It's All Over Now, Baby Blue, plus these three with guitarist Bill Frisell as a guest: Blind Willie McTell, Gates of Eden and It's Alright Ma, (I'm Only Bleeding).

The trio's music is perfect cross of Bob Dylan's beautiful melodies with improvised jazz. Since each song is based on a familiar Dylan composition the resulting improvisation never strays too far into the land of completely free jazz, an area that all three trio members are quite comfortable in. Instead what emerges is some really wonderful music filled with flowing and floating melodies and some nice intuitive group interplay.

Moore's reeds, mostly clarinet and bass clarinet on this release, usually state the melody with Moore and Horner then soloing on the given melody. Vatcher's drumming is always tasteful and understated rather than up in one's face. Bill Frisell, a master of the American folk tune, uses lots of air and space in his guitar playing and fits in remarkably well with the trio.

The recording quality is first rate with plenty of detail and air, two things which really help this finely crafted music shine.

The two earlier releases by Jewels and Binoculars are the self titled first release and "Floater", both of which are on the Ramboy label.

All three releases are highly recommended.

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Jazzfan,

I don

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I was aware of the two subsequent discs, but as samples and reviews are hard to come by and availability seems via internet only I hadn

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Fred Kaplan posted his pics here.

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Thanks Stephen

RG

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One more for 2007:

Eric Alexander- Temple of Olympic Zeus

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