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Sunday 21/05/2017 ** Today's Listening

This is what I have been listening to today

Sunday: 21/05/2017
Music

When the Magic travels on Six Strings, a Jazz Guitar Compilation

Inspired by a couple of beautiful songs I heard on the recent album by Ferenc Snetberger I selected a few other guitar jazz songs and crafted this beautiful compilation. 15 more words

Playlists

Band On The Wall Playlist – April 2017

Here is my monthly look at what is coming up at Manchester’s finest jazz venue The Band on the Wall.  April kicks off with another visit from jazz royalty as the Sun Ra Arkestra, directed by Marshall Allen, arrive from Saturn for another visit on Sunday 2nd. 579 more words

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Two out of print John Abercrombie albums

Albums never released on CD…

John Abercrombie has been on innumerable sessions over the years, many of them have never been released on CD. Straight Flight (JAM 5001) aka Direct Flight (DSP-5015) was recorded in March 1979 with the same rhythm section – George Mraz (bass), Peter Donald (drums) – that appear on his ECM quartet albums from that period. 155 more words

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KENNY WHEELER ENSEMBLE :: CONSOLATION, feat. Norma Winstone, 9:17

Consolation is the 5th part of canadian jazz trumpeter/composer Kenny Wheeler’s piece, The Sweet Time Suite.  The piece premiered as Disc 1 of Wheeler’s 1990 album, Music For Large & Small Ensembles, released by ECM records. 71 more words

Video

Dreams (1970) S/T (LP) Columbia 30225

Dreams

Dreams

1970

Columbia 30225

Produced by Fred Weinberg and Dreams

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While most of the early fusion had a huge focus on Hendrix-influenced electric guitars, and this does feature some noteworthy contributions from John Abercrombie, this is clearly an extension of Miles Davis, especially Miles’ then-recent live explorations of chasing down the truth and the voodoo, as this set focuses on driving rhythms, horns and spontaneity, the forward movement often working up to a semi-controlled frenzy perhaps best showcased as the 14+ minute “Dream Suite” progresses into a funky drive. 303 more words