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回覆 (125): Eiji Kitamura Swing Session
 
 
 
 
Not a fan of Dixieland / Swing jazz, nor the sound of Clarinet excites me. However, on this album "Eiji Kitamura Swing Session",  Ichiro Masuda's artistry on the vibraphone convinced me to buy not 1 but 2 of this album!  
 
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kris
17-02-12
10:33:07
回覆 (124): Jazz Disc for Gan's WAMM
 
 
Morning Gan, for easy reference, here's the Keith Jarret CD. I checked a couple places but out of stock. I'll order it if I have to and send it over to you:-)
kris
12-08-16
07:53:31
回覆 (123): 2010 Jazz Disc - Flamingo - Michel Petrucciani
 
 
 
Petrucciani in his prime...........................  
 
 
kris
10-12-19
09:15:35
回覆 (122): 2010 Jazz Disc - Flamingo
 
 
 
Here's a wonderful clip of Grappelli and Petrucciani in, what appears to be, one of actual working sessions during the making of "Flamingo". Petrucciani died few years later from osteogenesis.  
 
kris
10-12-19
09:06:32
回覆 (121): 2010 Smoking Jazz CD list - Flamingo
 
 
 
 
Grappelli's tool box  
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George Mraz  
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Roy Haynes  
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kris
10-12-18
08:51:30
回覆 (120): 2010 Smoking Jazz CD list - Flamingo
 
 
 
 
 
Morning gents,  
 
 
Ever since jules played me this killer CD a year or so ago, been trying to find one with little success. Clarence at Jazz world even offered me his demo, but I knew he loved it too and be cruel to take it away. In any case, finally it arrived couple weeks ago, a new version with 24 bits mastering and 3 bonus tracks, the wait is well justified! The name of the CD is "Flamingo" (recorded in Studio Dovout Paris 1995) and what makes it so special is, apart from the fact that both the compilation and recordings are creme-de-la-creme, it's one of best works from Grappelli.  
 
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Anytime when you have a recording session, especially in jazz, where everyone just clicked, the mind frame, the right mood, it's magic! Every track on this CD is a showpiece, sparks fly from start to finish. Take Petrucciani for example, never been aggressive in his playing (kinda like Marian McPartland with a sprinkle of Bill Evens), suddenly hitting pars with Grappelli side-by-side, note-by-note (sounded almost like Red Garland on track 9 - I'll Remember April). Or may be the credit belongs to the two guys in the back - George Mraz (bassist) and Roy Haynes (drummer), both played with more 'game' than a soloist at debut. In fact, Haynes intensity on drum was so tight (beautiful brush work on the snare and hihat!), forged everyone to a new level of conviction on every song (checkout track 4 - Sweet Georgia Brown). A great session, great jazz!  
 
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kris
10-12-18
08:37:14
回覆 (119): Jazz gig - Roby Lakatos Live
 
 
 
 
Be great fun to watch Chuanyun Li and Lakatos jamming, no, out-staging each other!  
 
 
http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/CulturalService/Programme/en/music/0000020b.html
kris
10-11-04
09:19:31
回覆 (118): Jazz gig - Roby Lakatos Live
 
 
 
 
 
Roby Lakatos  
 
 
 
 
12 December 2010 (Sun) 8pm  
Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall  
$300, 200, 100  
Guest performer: Chuanyun Li  
 
 
kris
10-11-04
08:59:57
回覆 (117): Jazz gig - A Gipsy Virtuoso!
 
 
 
 
This Hungarian wild man scorches the stage like a rock band, think of him as Stephane Grappelli on steroids, Roby Lakatos is probably one of very best Jazz fiddlers still roaring today. Though he records under DG, his music is really not that classical. A gipsy fiddler of extraordinary stylistic versatility, a 19th century romantic and one heck of an improviser. Truly unique! Lakatos is coming to Hong Kong on 12 Dec 2010. See you there!  
 
kris
10-11-04
08:46:49
回覆 (111): Jazz experience
oh..god... highly attractive to me~~~~~~  
 
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hiphopzz
10-09-26
03:03:49
回覆 (110): Jazz experience
Jeff Ballard on drums-- 鼓聲定,節奏變得快,「食得住」個琴!  
 
 
tenfingers
10-09-26
01:06:22
回覆 (109): Jazz experience
Avishai Cohen - bass-- 好快的撥弦!好爽!  
 
tenfingers
10-09-26
01:00:11
回覆 (108): Jazz experience
chick corea-- 大師﹣﹣﹣服!
tenfingers
10-09-26
00:55:17
回覆 (107): Jazz experience
 
聽緊 Chick Corea 隻 fingerprint, 他的improvisation 好正, chord changes 快到離奇,個bass 追到索氣!  
 
tenfingers
10-09-26
00:52:28
回覆 (106): Jazz experience
oh....I am just a small potato so I don't know how to bring people to walk garden gor wor~~  
 
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This album is nearly the best among my limited Kenny collection.  
Richard Davis played so well....  
Normally, I don't like Joe Henderson and Tommy Flanagan but they sounded fine here....  
 
hiphopzz
10-09-25
18:23:45
回覆 (105): Jazz experience
hiphopzz大哥,  
 
我一日最多有時間聽一隻CD,聽 jazz 我要「慢慢lun」,唔似聽古典咁灑脫。你用「高級行政要員」最愛的「擠牙膏式」咁講 jazz 就下我啦!
tenfingers
10-09-25
14:41:40
回覆 (104): Jazz experience
吓.... I am also old wor....... @@"
hiphopzz
10-09-25
11:36:56
回覆 (103): Jazz experience
morning hiphopzz,  
 
wait a second, I've got a lot to caught up. 唔好講咁快,就吓老人家得唔得呀!  
tenfingers
10-09-25
11:34:15
回覆 (102): Jazz experience
and if you like Kenny, you may also like Booker LIttle...
hiphopzz
10-09-25
11:29:47
回覆 (101): Jazz experience
once apon a time, I collected many Kenny's albums as well as Donald Byrd, Freddie Hubbard and Lee Morgan.... but I sold out much of their albums except Lee.... I just love Lee so much~~~~  
 
Kenny is good but, as you said, too soft for me.....  
 
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hiphopzz
10-09-25
09:48:57
回覆 (100): Jazz experience
 
 
Kenny Dorham 是我平時比較少接觸的名字,今晚第一次聽,很舒服,他吹奏很溫柔的小號,一點不像在古典音樂聽到的「爆響」小號聲音,即興玩得「不慍不火」,有點像一煲綿火白粥。  
 
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Kenny Dorham 的「身世」幾有趣!  
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tenfingers
10-09-24
23:10:58
回覆 (99): Jazz experience
Found this one I like on youtube, love the kind of very laid back atmosphere created by the sax.  
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Yes.. both Sonny and Monk played so well.........  
 
I think it is my first time to listen Jazz in youtube....  
 
hiphopzz
10-09-24
02:49:58
回覆 (100): Jazz experience
Yes.. This one is excellent..!!  
 
I like it very much....!!  
 
The problem is.... when I bought it, it is too attractive to me that I forget I already have one set at home.....  
 
I think I need to keep a collection list before go CD hurting.....  
 
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hiphopzz
10-09-24
02:41:42
回覆 (99): Jazz experience
 
hiphopzz,  
 
It's a great disc to spend the night with. Thumbs up!  
 
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tenfingers
10-09-24
00:43:38
回覆 (98): Jazz experience
The first time I listened to Sonny Rollins is 17 years old  
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you are an 'old hand' my friend.  
Found this one I like on youtube, love the kind of very laid back atmosphere created by the sax.  
Happy sharing.  
 
tenfingers
10-09-23
23:12:11
回覆 (98): Hello Lulu
 
 
 
 
Lulu, longtime no see! We worried sick after that big scrap you had with 沉默的小羔羊. Nice to have you back and well. Not sure if I am happy with the sturcture and arrangement in your humor. I expect to see a better theme programing in your writing so I can preset myself to improvise which is unpredictable and cannot move any feeling.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
kris
10-09-23
21:32:45
回覆 (97): Richard Galliano
The first time I listened to Sonny Rollins is 17 years old. It is his famous Way Out West which my teenage HiFi fd introduce to me for its HiFi sound. I just surprised and be attracted by his aggressive style at that time. It is also the first time I listened Shelly Manne which is,I still think until now, among the best Jazz drummer.  
 
Sonny's years in Impulse was also marvelous.... but he didn't produce much recording there.....  
 
His recording after 80's at Milestone always make me disappointed.... He seemed lose power to control is saxophone....
hiphopzz
10-09-23
20:26:28
回覆 (96): Richard Galliano
I love Sonny Rollins so much. I have ever had his RCA complete box set and sold out all his RCA individual albums I collected. However, I found his condition is not stable within his year in RCA. Thus, I sold the box set and bought the individual album one by one.... All my fds still complained to me until now why I didn't keep te box set and why I didn't sold the box set to them cause it is not easy to find one......  
 
Can I share your experience..?  
 
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hiphopzz
10-09-23
18:59:38
回覆 (95): Richard Galliano
 
 
 
I will share my odd experience if you are interested....  
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life is too short for those boring.....  
 
 
 
Lulu
10-09-23
16:47:20
回覆 (94): Richard Galliano
Hello kris,  
 
I'm sorry to say that I am quite selective about Jazz....  
Many of my fds still not agree with me about comments on some giants but they can understand my points behind...  
 
We know that we just have different preference...and they are not critical but I just can't tolerate those I don't enjoy....  
 
life is too short for those boring.....  
 
I will share my odd experience if you are interested....  
 
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hiphopzz
10-09-23
13:51:51
回覆 (93): Richard Galliano
kris
10-09-23
10:19:44
回覆 (92): Richard Galliano
 
Morning jules, thanks for the clip! Galliano's accordion is hot, also noticed Paolo Fresu (and many other jazz trumpeters nowadays including Botti) is using what appears to be a really old/vintage horn with a rounder, horsier mid-tone, superbly sexy sound with flugelhorn. In the old days, the boys tensed to strive for the "highs" all the way. And they liked to keep their horns clean and shinny at all times! Still recall the time I spent with Dizzy Gillespie and Maynard Ferguson, how they loved polishing their horns like some kind of a ritual.
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xcznr_maynard-ferguson-give-it-one_music#from=embed
kris
10-09-23
10:10:44
回覆 (91): Richard Galliano
 
This is the album.  
 
An unusual trio combination - piano, accordion and trumpet by three masters with beautiful interplay. Very well recorded.  
 
http://www.amazon.com/Mare-Nostrum-Paolo-Fresu/dp/B000QXD5NA/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1285205168&sr=1-1
jules
10-09-23
09:33:42
回覆 (90): Richard Galliano
 
Got this Mare Nostrum cd by Galliano / Fresu / Lundgren on sale from HMV last month.  
 
Another of my recent favourite. Galliano's playing is awesome.  
 
 
 
jules
10-09-23
09:12:55
回覆 (89): Mumbo Jumbo no more.......
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
>>>> I personally put much emphasis on quality of improvsation......and ignore sturcture and arrangement <<<<  
 
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>>>> What I mean about structure and arrangement is the theme programing <<<<  
 
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>>>> The reason I prefer his trio rather than solo is that I can find the preset structure from his improvisation which is predictable and cannot move my feeling <<<<  
 
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Frankly hiphopzz, sounds like you're caught up with too much technical "mumbo jumbo", jazz buffs don't jive like that:-) Hey man....., better off just enjoy your tunes and quit being a spin doctor.
kris
10-09-23
08:57:44
回覆 (88): On Jarrett
When I talked about structure and arrangement, I don't mean about improvisation.... For me, improvisation should be from heart spontaneously...  
It is not about complicated or not. It is the sense and feeling....  
 
What I mean about structure and arrangement is the theme programing....  
 
Yes... Keith's solo work sounds like classical... The reason I prefer his trio rather than solo is that I can find the preset structure from his improvisation which is predictable and cannot move my feeling..... feeling of living..... it is so abstract to describe...........  
 
Egotist, to a certain extent, is a nature a Jazz musican possess..... at least you can express your feeling, all other elements are bonus.....  
 
hiphopzz
10-09-22
11:15:59
回覆 (87): On Jarrett
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
kris
10-09-22
10:24:57
回覆 (86): On Jarrett
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I personally put much emphasis on quality of improvsation......and ignore sturcture and arrangement....  
 
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I assume you meant "improvisation", this is actually where Jarrett shines best when playing solo. In fact, The Köln Concert is his all time best seller (if not the best seller in jazz piano). Not sure if I understand what you meant by "ignore sturcture and arrangement", solo works are like story telling, nothing too complicated. Jarrett is from a classical background with a playful nature in his style. If anything at all, he performs with a childlike intimacy (sings, yells and groans with the piano). And I love how he blends his gospel/soul root in and out of his Sesame-street-theme-song-like riff all through part IIa. Unfortunately, much of this Jarrett's unique quality often gets buried with his trio. Their CD "My Foolish Heart" is nothing more than a shouting match between 3 egotistic performers hogging for attention.
kris
10-09-22
10:21:55
回覆 (85): Get down on Urban Grooves!
 
 
I suppose it highly depends on your preference......  
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Preference changes as wisdom grows.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
kris
10-09-22
10:20:13
回覆 (84): Get down on Urban Grooves!
I am sorry that youtube is blocked in my office..... will see when I'm back to home....  
 
anyway, based on my categorization, I will label it as "Vocal".....or "Vocal with Jazz atmosphere".....  
 
only less than 5% of my jazz collection are vocal.......big name like Sarah Vanghan, Ella, Hellen Merrill......  
 
XD  
hiphopzz
10-09-21
14:20:22
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