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Jazz Primer

Great, but obscure albums to purchase

By Published: December 9, 2004
Jan Garbarek/Arild Andersen/Edwad Vesala : Triptykon (ECM)

One of the very few listenable Garbarek recordings. While being that, it's also one of the best records ever made! Exellent free jazz with great interplay. Edward indeed displays his suberb control of slow free material.




Date: 26-Jan-2001 22:58:00
From: Dan R
Warne Marsh—I've Got a Good One For You, Star Highs

Chet Baker—Blues for a Reason, Strollin' (on CMP not Enja)

George Cables—Bluesology, Night and Day (any others)

Art Pepper—Modern Art, The Art of Pepper

Charles McPherson—Beautiful

Shorty Rogers—Short Stops

Jimmy Raney—Wisteria

Jessica Williams—Higher Standards, Momentum etc.

Lucky Thompson—Tricotism

etc...




Date: 06-Feb-2001 02:57:59
From: JofH
Enrico Rava's "The Plot" (ECM) (with John Abercrombie, Palle Danielsson and John Christensen)


Date: 14-Feb-2001 01:30:51
From: Dave Edwards ( lunafornia@yahoo.com )
The criminally underrated Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders appear on the incredible "Red Hot On Impulse" compilation, which has singlehandedly turned me onto jazz. Add to that the mindblowing "space jazz" compilation "Universal Sounds Of America" on the Soul Jazz label in the UK, featuring more Sanders and great stuff by Steve Reid and the Art Ensemble of Chicago.

Most jazz fails to excite me enough to reach into my wallet, but these two LPs are breaking down my preconceptions thanks to the use of percussion like sleigh bells, harps, xylophones and weird synth effects. I admit John Coltrane is exemplary as a musician, but I want to hear more stuff like these experimental artists, which were frustratingly ignored by Ken Burns' Jazz series. Does anyone out there agree or have suggestions? This message can be replied to any time in


Date: 17-Feb-2001 14:30:07
From: JazzBoyAndy
When you say Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, people always mention moanin,' but Free For All is a much better album, with the first song, Tell It Like It Is setting the blinding tone of the album. I haven't heard an album which swings better.


Date: 19-Feb-2001 15:01:16
From: Grand Wazoo
What's a "turntable"?


Date: 29-Mar-2001 00:37:18
From: Chi ( Mbachu1@aol.com )
Hey guys! anyone in here?? (echoes...) anyway, I'm looking to find John Lewis' The Modern Kazz Society Presents A Concer Of Contemporary Music, released March 1955. It's supposedly available on CD currently...can anyone possibly help me? I'll be forever greatful. Peace...


Date: 29-Mar-2001 00:37:42
From: Chi ( Mbachu1@aol.com )
Hey guys! anyone in here?? (echoes...) anyway, I'm looking to find John Lewis' The Modern Jazz Society Presents A Concert Of Contemporary Music, released March 1955. It's supposedly available on CD currently...can anyone possibly help me? I'll be forever greatful. Peace...


Date: 18-May-2001 12:22:19
From: CHARLEYO ( hotchacharley@hotmail.com )
ONE OF MY "BEST" ALBUMS IS PSYCHICEMOTUS (JUN 24-1964, 92IMPULSE) TO ME THIS IS ONE OF YUSEF LATEFS FINEST. MY ONLY PROBLEM IS IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO FINE (MY COPY HAS MORE BEER STAINS THAN VINYL) IF ANYONE CAN HELP (EVEN A CASSETTE COPY) LET ME KNOW THANKS


Date: 18-May-2001 12:24:50
From: CHARLEYO ( hotchacharley@hotmail.com )
ONE OF MY "BEST" ALBUMS IS PSYCHICEMOTUS (JUN 24-1964, 92IMPULSE) TO ME THIS IS ONE OF YUSEF LATEFS FINEST. MY ONLY PROBLEM IS IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO FINE (MY COPY HAS MORE BEER STAINS THAN VINYL) IF ANYONE CAN HELP (EVEN A CASSETTE COPY) LET ME KNOW THANKS.


Date: 18-May-2001 12:30:02
From: charleyo ( www.hotchacharley@hotmail.com )
one of the best of yusef latef is psychicemotus (jun 29- 1964, 92impulse)i have vinyl, but surface has more beer stains than vinyl, is anyone can help let me know


Date: 18-May-2001 12:51:03
From: charleyo ( www.hotchacharley@hotmail.com )
one of the best psychicemotus by yusef latef anyone where i can replace my beer stained copy?


Date: 14-Jun-2001 17:48:29
From: Bryan Szabo ( fetish_guy@canada.com )
I don't see many new additions to this posting but I thought I'd give my two cents..

couple albums I didn't see mentioned that shocked me a great deal..

#1-Stanley Turrentine with the Three Sounds- Blue hour —>this is an INCREDIBLE album.. it's been re-released through blue note. the first album is what makes the cb.. Gene Harris's mellow swing will have anybody nodding there head towards the pillow pretty damn quick.. turrentines blowing is the best I have ever heard him accomplish.. a must for the ladies.

#2-Coleman Hawkins encounters Ben Webster- —>the two greats swing and slide through some beatifully picked cuts and oscar peterson and his trio back them up with smooth and subtle blues.. this one kicked my ass the first time I listened to the whole thing.

#3-Dinah Washington- Back to the Blues —>Dinah's best blues cd in my opinion.. Great orchestral blues accompaniment. If you dig Dinah you won't be dissapointed.. check out track 8 (key to the highway)


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