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What else are you listening to??

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In a brazen attempt to get some life back in the forum i ask what else are you listening to?? its always nice to find out what other stuff people are listening to--your top five please-no gypsy jazz allowed.
Heres my top five
1) Pat Martino with Don Patterson "Boppin' and burnin"-fantastic 1968 lp--martino on Donna lee is great!
2) Gentle Giant "Free hand"-i'm an old prog rocker at heart!! Gentle Giant were amazing multi instrumentalists who combined Renaissance music with rock and jazz.
3) Janacek piano music (naxos label) Thrip got me into this stuff and has done a great arrangement for guitar of Janaceks "In the mist"--really interesting harmony--almost jazzy.
4)Judy Sill "the asylum years"-joni mitchell-ish songwriter who sadly died of an overdose in 1979.Really soulful singer songwriter with jazz influence.This mid price compilation features her best work.
5)Julian Bream "20th century guitar" The greatest classical guitarist of all at his peak and amazing compositions by Britten,Martin and Henze.The recorded sound is also superb.
Look forward to reading your current faves.
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Grant Green. A box set of all his recorded work is getting a lot of plays in the car. The 'Feeling the Spirit' sessions with a young Herbie Hancock in particular. Simple yet somehow perfect.

Julie London. A rediscovery following a recent BBC4 programme. Barney Kessel and Al Viola on guitar.

Jesse Van Ruller. A young straight-ahead jazz guitarist from Holland. World class ten years ago when the European Quartet CD came out, God knows what he sounds like now.
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Orphans- Tom Waits
back to black- Amy Winehouse
big red car - The Wiggles
the black rider-Tom Waits
seven last words from the cross- James Macmillan
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Roland Kirk - The Inflated Tear
Sparks, Ribot and Frisell - Masada Guitars
Lee Morgan - The Cooker
Eric Dolphy - Out There
Charlie Haden/Carla Bley/LMO - Ballad of the Fallen
Joe Henderson - Montreal Tapes with Charlie Haden
Charles Mingus - Complete Atlantic Recordings
Yaron Herman - Variations
Messiaen - Quartet for the End of Time

some rock, some musique actuelle, etc. etc.
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Five in no particular order:
1. John Etheridge and John Williams ? Places Between
2. Bud Powell ? The Scene Changes
3. Alicia Svigals ? Fidl
4. Astor Piazzola ? The Rough Dancer and the Cyclical Night
5. Milt Jackson and Joe Pass ? Quadrant
? but also
Richard Thompson ? King of Bohemia
Taraf de Haïdouks ? Live at the Union Chapel
Joe Henry ? Scar feat. Ornette Coleman, Marc Ribot, Meshell NdegeOcello, and Brad Mehldau
The Klezmer Conservatory Band ? Dancing in the Aisles

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In no particular order:

Juana Molina -- "Son"
"The Futuristic Sounds of Sun Ra"
Rabih Abou-Khalil -- 'The Cactus of Knowledge" (Silly title, great album)
Rahsaan Roland Kirk -- "Brotherman in the Fatherland: Live in Germany" (Another silly title, but includes an amazing cover of 'My Girl')
Shostakovich -- "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk"

And... an Al Green greatest hits package that a friend recently gave me. Smooth, very smooth.
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Good idea Stu - reminds me of the halcyon days when we had Captain Swing at the helm!

1. As per Stublag, lots of Janacek chamber music, particularly his piano cycle "On the Overgrown Path", his erotically charged "String Quartet No.2 (Intimate Letters)" and the sextet for wind "Mladi (Youth)". Though it's all great!

2. Bach's French Suites played by Glenn Gould.

3. "Morph the Cat" - Donald Fagen

4. Nigel North's ongoing complete lute music of John Dowland (on Naxos)

5. Ligeti's "Poeme Symphonique for 100 Metronomes" only joking
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Gadjo wrote: Julie London. A rediscovery following a recent BBC4 programme. Barney Kessel and Al Viola on guitar.
That was a very interesting programme.
Gadjo wrote:Jesse Van Ruller. A young straight-ahead jazz guitarist from Holland. World class ten years ago when the European Quartet CD came out, God knows what he sounds like now.
I agree - he's brilliant. Highly recommend his 2001 album "Here and There"
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nwilkins wrote: Messiaen - Quartet for the End of Time
An astonishing piece of music.
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jero wrote:
Rahsaan Roland Kirk -- "Brotherman in the Fatherland: Live in Germany" (Another silly title, but includes an amazing cover of 'My Girl')
great album, and you can watch video of those recordings (including My Girl) here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eohQ1kd5BVk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDS0Ugt- ... ed&search=

I have been on a big Roland Kirk kick recently. I highly recommend Eric Dolphy's Out There album as well - lots of great cello playing from Ron Carter.
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As the mood takes me - in no particular order :

Duke Robillard - Swing
Pat Metheny - Selected Recordings ECM
Donald Fagen - The Nightfly
Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic
The Beatles - Love
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gypsypick wrote:As the mood takes me - in no particular order :

Duke Robillard - Swing
Pat Metheny - Selected Recordings ECM
Donald Fagen - The Nightfly
Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic
The Beatles - Love
What great taste we all have:-)
Nice to see Steely Dan/Fagen mentioned---real heroes of mine;no other present day songwriters to my knowledge use that kind of harmony anymore--'Morph the cat' is Fagen at his best;a really dark post 9/11 album.
I too loved the Julie London documentary-she always used great guitarists;Kessel;Howard Roberts;Al Viola.
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Since I managed to persuade the lovely Janis to buy me an iPod this Christmas I can now see what I have been listening to in iTunes over the last month

Ensemble Ambrosius - The Black Page - The Zappa Album 6X
Ensemble Ambrosius - Big Swifty - The Zappa Album 6X
Ensemble Ambrosius - RDNZL - The Zappa Album x6
Fill My Little World - The Feeling 5X
Dance Symphony - Aaron Copeland 4X
Count Grassi's Passage over Piedmont - The Divine Comedy 3X
Steely Dan - Alive in America (All of it) 3X
The Cat Empire - Manifesto X3
DJ Shadow - Giving up the ghost X2
George Clinton - One nation under a Groove X 1 ( I just need to dance like a black bloke now and again - usually in the post office.)

Ensemble Ambrosius are a baroque ensemble that had a bash at some of Frank Zappa's shall we say more foot tappy tunes.
You can hear the carpentry clatter away. Excellent stuff
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stublag wrote:Morph the cat' is Fagen at his best'
Although this eagerly awaited album is a return to form and has been growing on me, it was no surprise to me that it could not touch Nightfly.

8 perfect tracks, perfectly performed.

You can't improve on perfection, though we like him trying.
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Tom Waits- The new triple album.
Kris Kristofferson-Jesus was a Capricorn
Russell Malone-cd I got for christmas forgot the name (Blues for Mulgrew is the second track)
Pat Matheny and Ornette Colman- Song X
John Coltrane- Blue Train (this is never far from my cd player or i-river)
Thelonius Monk with John Coltrane Carnegie hall. Recorded on my Birthday around 30 years before I was born.
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