Apr 282019

william parker’s music demands my attention.  so i don’t listen while working, reading, or anything really.  rashly, i put this on yesterday, kind of at random, and didn’t get much done for an hour.  good to do that once in a while, we all should probably do that more often. william parker raining on the [Read more…]

Apr 202019

here’s a little set that i was listening to this morning while wasting time.  some excellent jazz, and a decent recording. one for all smoke jazz club new york, ny usa dec. 10, 2005 eric alexander, tenor sax jim rotundi, trumpet and flugelhorn james burton, trombone david hazeltine, piano david williams, bass joe farnsworth, drums [Read more…]

Apr 202019
world jazz day

it’s jazz month, and tuesday, 30-april, is international jazz day! i’m planning on going to see a double-header of matt jacobson’s ReDiviDeR and the aoife doyle band, at the wild duck.  i saw aoife doyle recently at one of the dublin jazz co-op‘s sunday night gigs at the workmans club, and matt jacobson seems to [Read more…]

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Apr 192019

here’s another show featuring the clarinet (though not as clarinet-focused as the last post).  the two shows work well as a companion pieces, on a rainy good friday afternoon here.  it’s easter and spring is definitely here. and such a nice line up too!  incidentally, airelle besson’s website shows that she’s coming to ireland on [Read more…]

Apr 192019

anat cohen is another from that musical family, who have featured here a couple of times already, both avishai cohhen and of course the three cohens, so now we’re only missing yuval.  i must say, i love their music.  and anat’s clarinet is a bit more laid back and (as i always think of clarinet, [Read more…]

Apr 052019
martin auer quintet - 30 nov 2016, volksbuehne, berlin, germany

here’s a live version of miles davis kind of blue, which seems to me like a pretty brave undertaking, but i think martin auer really pulled it off.  (i was going to say ‘has the chops for it’ but then on his webpage i saw his mutton-chop sideburns… which he also carries well).  this is the [Read more…]

Mar 302019

the dime seed (from ‘blackforest’) that i downloaded showed a couple of dates, but blackforest confirmed at the time that 15 june 1980 was the right date.  so this would have been just a few days after dixon recorded two albums with the same line up, “in italy – volume one” and “in italy – [Read more…]

Mar 302019

a bit of nice italian jazz, shared by the prolific dimer ‘survivor69’ who called it “sixties soul-jazz” with a bit of swing.  however you describe it, this is very listenable music, and adds a lift to whatever you’re doing while it’s on. giampaolo ascolese swing machine jazz quartet etruria jazz festival 2010 piazza santa maria [Read more…]

Mar 212019

another request, and a good one.   really long shows like this are a real treat,  both in themselves and as a counterpoint to how often radio recordings miraculously clock in at just 1 hour. monty alexander quartet porgy & bess vienna, austria 17 oct 2011 monty alexander: piano, melodica, vocals laurin cohen: bass frits landesbergen: [Read more…]