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Jazz band you wish would release a new album

Is there one ?

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Rites of String

Jean-Luc Ponty, Al di Meola and Stanley Clarke once made a record called the Rites of Strings. Probably one of my favorite records every. I really wish they made another...

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Here are a few

Good question.

There are many long gone jazz ensembles which I would love to hear more from unfortunately for many of them it would mean the release of previously unreleased material since all to often many of the musicians are no longer with us. So here are just a few.

The ICP Orchestra - I believe that Dutch jazz collective is still ongoing although Misha Mengelberg, one of the leaders, is fairly advanced in age and may not be up to the task of producing a new recordings. On the other hand, I'm sure there that is plenty of unreleased material available.

The George Adam/Don Pullen Quartet - three of the four members of this great ensemble are gone but like the ICP Orchestra there has to be plenty of live material available.

Don Pullen - as with the above, please release some live material.

Mal Waldron - see the above.

The Art Ensemble of Chicago - see the above.

The Sonny Clark Memorial Quartet - come on there just has to a reunion of this great quartet.

Gold Sounds - another great quartet with only one recording. Please, sir can I have some more?

Romano Sclavis Texier Le Querrec - a great European trio (Le Querrec is a photographer who works closely with the musicians) that is long overdue for some new material.

Carla Bley - anything new!

The NRG Ensemble - new or unreleased material.

Kenny Garrett - it's been awhile since his last release.

The Jazz Passengers - yes the time is ripe for a reunion and tour.

Oops I also forgot, no such list would be complete without mentioning The Lounge Lizards!

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Wow, that is a really good

Wow, that is a really good question! From current jazz players, I would like to see a follow-up to Super Trio by Chick Corea, Steve Gadd, and Christian McBride. The original is about 15 years old so I'd like to see what the 3 of them would come up with now. And, I'm really looking forward to a follow-up to Jason Moran's "Ten" - not that it was released a long time ago, just really looking forward to see what they come out with next.

As for musicians who are no longer with us, I'd love to find some unreleased Max Roach + Clifford Brown stuff stored away in mint conidition. Also, some stuff by Earl Hines or J.J. Johnson would also be nice.

All that being said, there is still WAY to much jazz out there from the last 100 years that I have yet to get through - so "new" stuff is still there as I find new artists from the past that I enjoy. In fact, this past weekend I spent an hour or two listening to Louis Armstrongs Hot Five and Hot Seven work - it had been so long since I listened to those albums that it was almost like new.

Good banter for a Monday :-)

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mrpink44 wrote:

As for musicians who are no longer with us, I'd love to find some unreleased Max Roach + Clifford Brown stuff stored away in mint conidition. Also, some stuff by Earl Hines or J.J. Johnson would also be nice.

 

If only there was some as yet undiscovered throve of Max Roach + Clifford Brown. Wow won't that be something. Alas I fear that this is not the case since unlike today where almost every performance of every musician get recorded in one form or another back in the 1950's this was not the case.

In any event speaking of Max Roach, I'm sure that there is still plenty of unreleased material featuring Mr. Roach that has yet to see the light of day. Back in 2000 I saw a Max Roach & Cecil Taylor duet at Columbia University - I'm sure it was recorded and would make a great addition to the catalog of both musicians.

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Well Jazzfan, I hope you're

Well Jazzfan, I hope you're right about some unreleased Max Roach sets!! Boy, wouldn't that be a nice surprise??

One gem that was recently released was Art Blakey and the Jazz Mesengers on the Dutch radio show Sesjun. The recordings are from the late 70s - early 80s and really have a nice sound quality to them. I picked up the double LP a month or so ago and have really been enjoying it. Some of the highlights include: Blues March, Free For All, Moanin', E.T.A., and Along Came Beatty. They are also releasing other recordings from various artists who performed on the Sesjun Radio program. I'm interested to checkout the Bill Evans session....and this may be my next purchase :-)

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Just when you think....

Just when you think that all the Miles Davis in the vaults has been released along comes another treasure trove of unreleased recordings. I'm speaking about the upcoming release of Miles Davis - Live in Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 1 . Several of the concerts featured on this "official" release have been available as bootlegs, in one form or another, for years and if this release can somehow improve on these prior releases than I'm on board.

Perhaps the most well known of the concerts featured on this release is the one from Paris on 11/6/67. This show has long been available on a great CD called "No Blues" - very good sound and incredible playing. The new release adds a few more songs from this concert and for that alone it would be well worth the money.

And to think Miles was able to progress even further and higher than heights reached in 1967 with his electric explorations of the late 1960's and early 1970's.

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Got it!
Ariel Bitran wrote:

Jean-Luc Ponty, Al di Meola and Stanley Clarke once made a record called the Rites of Strings. Probably one of my favorite records every. I really wish they made another...

 

Killer album!

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Bela' Fleck and the Flecktones

 

Waiting for Bela Fleck to release a new one.

 

 

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  OK  Ok  enough about Bela

  OK  Ok  enough about Bela Fleck , I don't own a single disc , where should I start ?

 

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Bela' Fleck
tmsorosk wrote:

  OK  Ok  enough about Bela Fleck , I don't own a single disc , where should I start ?

 

                                                               Regards  Tim

 

 

This would be a good start Tim. Happy listening. :-)

 

Their 1990 Release:

 

 

 

Their 2002 Release:

 

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soulful.terrain wrote:

Their 2002 Release:

 

 

DITTO. this record is GREAT.

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Thanks

Got a copy of ( Live at the Quick ) , listened to it last night , It's a bit different but it was very enjoyable . The better half even snuggled in for a listen .

Thanks Soulful and Ariel , I'll be looking for more of Bela's music .

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If you like Bela Fleck...

what did you enjoy? the banjo, the basswork? the music?

b/c i would also recommend some Victor Wooten solo material. that man is beyond talented and his solo work is actually pretty interesting stuff.

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The music for sure . Since I'm considered an audiophile/music lover I guess  I should use terms like , bold consciousness , raspy textures and shimmering tone , but really it was the gentle enjoyable rhythm that made me sit up and  take notice . I'm hooked .

 

                                                                                                                                                                 Your pal  

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gentle enjoyable rhythm

ah yes!

the magic of futureman (their drummer/drum machine player/victor wooten's brother!)

i've never heard anyone play an electronic drum machine with such ease and grace.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future_Man

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Lovano & Spalding

Looking forward to and hoping for a release of live material from Joe Lovano's current band which features Esperanza Spalding on bass. I've only heard good things about this group and both of their studio releases, Folk Art and Bird Songs, are quite good. Hopefully on a live recording the players would get a chance to stretch out a bit.

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tmsorosk wrote:

The music for sure . Since I'm considered an audiophile/music lover I guess  I should use terms like , bold consciousness , raspy textures and shimmering tone , but really it was the gentle enjoyable rhythm that made me sit up and  take notice . I'm hooked .

 

                                                                                                                                                                 Your pal  

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Tim, if you ever get the chance to see them in concert, I can guarantee that you will love it! I saw them at an outdoor concert in Birmingham, Alabama back in 2001. One of the best sounding concerts I have ever been to. And it was outdoors at that!

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which one??

hey mark - what bela fleck show were you at?

i've seen him three times in Birmingham: 1. City Stages (probably the most energetic of the three), 2. Alys Stephens Center, 3. Oak Mountain as part of the Acoustic Planet tour

if you're down with instrumental music, bela fleck is probably one of the most redeeming shows to see. there are emotional peaks, there are moments of beauty, moments of quiet grace, and also lots of solos :-) -- a great jam band. :-P

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Scott LaFaro recordings....

So, I picked up a new DAC/HP amp a week or two ago and listened to Waltz for Debby this weekend. Man, does Scott LaFaro steal the show. I'm not sure if it's the new DAC/amp combo and my headphones or what, but he stood out more than I remember. I had problems following Evans piano as I was so enraptured in LaFaro's bass work.

That being said, I hope someday a stack of lost recordings of LaFaro's shows up...in mint condition of course. Maybe right next to that stack from Max Roach & Clifford Brown!!!

Happy listeing!

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LaFaro

I'm not sure whether or not any "lost" Scott LaFaro recordings will ever turn up because ever since his tragic early death devoted fans have been searching for any recorded scrap featuring LaFaro's amazing bass work. Luckily for us LaFaro's genius was well recognized during his lifetime and there are plenty of recordings available with LaFaro's playing. Here's a link to pretty comprehensive Scott Lafaro discography:

http://www.jazzdisco.org/scott-lafaro/discography/

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City Stages
Ariel Bitran wrote:

hey mark - what bela fleck show were you at?

i've seen him three times in Birmingham: 1. City Stages (probably the most energetic of the three), 2. Alys Stephens Center, 3. Oak Mountain as part of the Acoustic Planet tour

if you're down with instrumental music, bela fleck is probably one of the most redeeming shows to see. there are emotional peaks, there are moments of beauty, moments of quiet grace, and also lots of solos :-) -- a great jam band. :-P

I saw them at City Stages. I believe it was way before 2001 though.

Seriously, I just couldn't believe how great it sounded considering they were virtually playing in the street.

Bela' pretty much played that blue Deering electric/banjo for most of the show. I could have swore he was using an echoplex because of the sweet tube tape echo sound he had. I could be wrong though.

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Bela

We found a second treasure from Bela Fleck called Uncommon Ritual . It also features Edgar Meyer and Mike Marshall . This disc has been seeing alot of spin time since purchased and is a must for Bela's fan's .

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Getting back on topic

One jazz band that I would like to see issue a new album is the group called "Gold Sounds". Gold Sounds was/is(?) a quartet consisting of James Carter on saxes, Cyrus Chestnut on piano, Ali Jackson on drums and Reginald Veal on bass. They released one CD back in 2005 which consisted entirely of covers of songs by the rock group Pavement. The CD was easily my favorite for that year and remains one of best releases of the first decade of the 21st century.

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Jazzfan , is there a web link to this group ? I would like a sample before I hunt up some of there music .

                                                                                                     Thanks  Tim 

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tmsorosk wrote:

Jazzfan , is there a web link to this group ? I would like a sample before I hunt up some of there music .

                                                                                                     Thanks  Tim 

Try this link:

http://www.brownbrothersrecordings.com/home.html

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I'd love to listen to a new

I'd love to listen to a new Parov Stelar album! I love the way he mixes jazz with other genres, it sounds really cool! Check them out if you guys haven't

http://wowmp3.net/music/parov-stelar-mp3.html

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