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#5026 2020-01-21 01:13:43

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

James Blake - Unluck

https://youtu.be/KJZ13SyRXhU


Morning, Bunny.  Well, I can see you're in good health.  -George Washington McLintock! (John Wayne, AKA the Duke)

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#5027 2020-01-21 01:22:39

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

More fusion. Marcus Miller live...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrouueTnZYo

-edit- Contrast, it's gone in popular music. The breakdown for the beginning of the piano solo after that huge bass/band intro, and thirty seconds later it's building again before the sax breakdown? Eat your heart out, pop stars.

Concerto is a musical structure that the Italians came up with way back in the day. Contrast between soloist and orchestra. It's just one example, but maybe the most clearly defined as contrast being an essential part of musicality...

Wikipedia etymology of concerto wrote:

The word concerto comes from Italian; its etymology is uncertain, but it seems to originate from the conjunction of two Latin words: conserere (meaning to tie, to join, to weave) and certamen (competition, fight). The idea is that the two parts in a concerto—the soloist and the orchestra or concert band—alternate between episodes of opposition, cooperation, and independence to create a sense of flow.

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#5028 2020-01-21 01:54:03

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^ When the sax player walks over to the drummer and you realize your brain is going to be a little overwhelmed by out (AKA slightly atonal, also known as trying to make wrong notes sound good) jazz... I call that a fun time. And then the guitarist gets another shot.

-edit- And part of why I quit being a classical violinist and violist... Miller ends a jam, thanks the audience, introduces his band, and doesn't say anything about the superb orchestra backing him up. Yes, Miller probably wrote the score himself and then hired the conductor to hire and rehearse an orchestra. But the next jam is orchestra-intensive from the get go, yet not one word of thanks was given. Maybe he thanks them at the end, I haven't watched that far yet. Anyway, slave labor, well payed, yes (23-28 per hour $USD if it was a union gig in the '90s IIRC, I can almost guarantee that in the US it hasn't changed since then, ~25 years later.) but fight it. Lawyers make 4 times that in an hour, and that's the cheap lawyers.

But damn, can you imagine if you were that good on both bass and sax, and you could compose and manage personnel and the music industry itself that well? And you also created and played nearly everything including keyboards (Syn-clavier) but not trumpet on Miles Davis - Tutu (1986). According to Wikipedia, Miles wanted to do this album with Prince. I bet Prince screwed that idea up. He was even more diva than Miles. Tutu...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Jnqz62 … tJ3outdB4A

-edit- And it's Official. The reggae vibe of Don't Lose Your Mind is close, but it does not beat out the funk of Mike Stern and Miles and Al Foster and Marcus Miller on Man With The Horn from 1981. Fat time, Mike kills it starting at 5' 10"...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGd9_atxTfo

And I mean destroys it, annihilates it, it's utter chaos, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria. One of the best recordings I've ever heard. 1981. The eighties was it for music, the end of the beginning and the beginning of the end.

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#5029 2020-01-21 04:45:37

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

hhh wrote:

(23-28 per hour $USD if it was a union gig in the '90s IIRC, I can almost guarantee that in the US it hasn't changed since then, ~25 years later.) but fight it. Lawyers make 4 times that in an hour, and that's the cheap lawyers.

Sounds familiar.  All the work I do goes to Title Attorneys in Dallas, Midland or Salt Lake city.  The rates/ math is still the same.  Dirty Bastids.


Morning, Bunny.  Well, I can see you're in good health.  -George Washington McLintock! (John Wayne, AKA the Duke)

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#5030 2020-01-21 04:50:08

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Israel Nash - A Coat of Many Colors

https://youtu.be/HYRNt0bcJ-4

Don't look too much into the name.  He's a friggin' hippy.  Very Fleetwood Mac' ish.


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#5031 2020-01-21 05:18:34

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

cog wrote:

Israel Nash - A Coat of Many Colors

https://youtu.be/HYRNt0bcJ-4

Don't look too much into the name.  He's a friggin' hippy.  Very Fleetwood Mac' ish.

I'd say even kd lang-ish, that is some gorgeous recording.

All right, new releases. Darkness from the new surprise drop by Eminem. Every track on this album immediately hit Apples' Top 100...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHQC4fAhcbU

Meh. Pet Shop Boys are making a comeback!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qpdd-XgsfMc

Brand new Tame Impala.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7VlC0QjdHU

Some very new ol' skool, Gil Scott-Heron.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbZVdj_d62M

Disq- Daily Routine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Xv1JByUZ9E

My favorite, Chemical by Beck

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpPD3F0z4VE

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#5032 2020-01-21 05:29:23

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Now listening to the amazing Love Devotion Surrender after how many years. Those two were right at the top of my favourite guitarists list. Still are for that matter. (Larry Young's organ too!)

hhh wrote:

If you have the time, this is a nice interview of Carlos...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtyJRW3_JsQ

Could you post the right link there? I'd like to hear it.


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#5033 2020-01-21 05:34:14

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

@hhh that Eminem kind of blindsided me.


Morning, Bunny.  Well, I can see you're in good health.  -George Washington McLintock! (John Wayne, AKA the Duke)

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#5034 2020-01-21 08:34:46

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#5035 2020-01-21 11:29:26

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#5036 2020-01-21 12:28:01

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Almost 4:30  A.M. here in Quesnel. Just chillin' to some Donald Fagan. Listening to The Nightfly.

Cat is high on a reward of catnip after killing a mouse. He and I are enjoying life.


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#5037 2020-01-21 13:31:46

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Russian Circles - Sinaia | Audiotree Far Out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noApRfRztHs


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#5038 2020-01-22 04:00:34

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

cog wrote:

@hhh that Eminem kind of blindsided me.

Blindsided everybody. He's the anti-Kanye. Instead of announcing an album and delaying it forever, he just drops it. Every track went to the top of Apple's music downloads within 48 hours. Still meh for me, Run the Jewels is hip-hop's only hope. Andre3000 said he's done, Big Boi might still represent Atlanta more, well see. West coast flat out sucks now AFAICT.

At John, Gaa! Here's the article with the podcast link...


https://www.jazziz.com/jazziz-not-what- … s-santana/

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#5039 2020-01-22 04:29:45

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Rosk.


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#5040 2020-01-22 06:56:43

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

hhh wrote:

At John, Gaa! Here's the article with the podcast link...
https://www.jazziz.com/jazziz-not-what- … s-santana/

Thanks! Enjoyed it.


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#5041 2020-01-23 04:16:18

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

John McLaughlin.

He made an absolutely beautiful accoustic album in 1971 called "My Goal's Beyond. @hhh note Jerry Goodman's violin on the two long jams on side 1.

And in the same year the electrifying "The Inner Mounting Flame". This blew my head off at the time, and has more Goodman violin to boot. Try not to be impressed by the first track.


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#5042 2020-01-23 04:32:48

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

It never hurts to look musicians up on Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McLa … usician%29

Found some new JM things I've never heard:

Now listening to his Grammy award-winning solo on Miles Beyond at Ronnie Scott's in 2017.

Unknown (to me) album Devotion from 1970.

Lost Trident sessions from 1973.

And... a jam with Jimi Hendrix in 1969!!

EDIT: Having listened to all these, good as they are, I don't think any of it stands up to the two albums in the previous post.

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#5043 2020-01-23 05:08:57

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

johnraff wrote:

It never hurts to look musicians up on Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McLa … usician%29

Use a media platform like Pandora or Spotify, find a song recommendation you like, then plug the artist's name into Wikipedia and Discogs. You'll get results.

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#5044 2020-01-23 05:13:49

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johnraff wrote:

And... a jam with Jimi Hendrix in 1969!!

I expected Buddy Miles on drums. I did NOT expect Dave Holland on bass. That is a sick recording, I would love to hear a better quality rip of it.

An article with videos...

https://liveforlivemusic.com/features/j … -birthday/

Miles Davis - Go Ahead John

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmSQqtC … tion=share

No idea if it's true, but I heard back in the '80s that Hendrix was trying to learn how to read music before he died because Miles wanted him in his band, but only if he could read a chart. Miles and Hendrix together would have been really something.

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#5045 2020-01-23 05:33:00

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^Hendrix could have been a major figure in music history. Just four (was it?) years. What a waste. sad


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#5046 2020-01-23 05:36:03

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And such a stupid waste. He wasn't on heroin or an alcoholic or clinically depressed or anything like that.

Electric Ladyland is his masterpiece. He plays and produces his own tracks in his brand new, custom Manhattan studio, he gets Stevie Windwood to play organ for him, he finds his singing voice, he writes every song on a double-LP record except Little Miss Strange (Noel Redding), and he plays most of the bass tracks because Noel was being a whinging bitch and kept walking out of the sessions. Mitch Mitchell is just awesome on drums, as always...

https://vimeo.com/328352404

He was a major musical influence in music history. Maybe the best instrumentalist to become popular since J.S. Bach.

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#5047 2020-01-23 06:29:54

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

johnraff wrote:

Hendrix could have been a major figure in music history.

He is already though.


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#5048 2020-01-23 06:51:38

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Dobbie03 wrote:
johnraff wrote:

Hendrix could have been a major figure in music history.

He is already though.

aint that the truth !

Anytime anyone mentions Hendrix i start reciting the words to Fire in my head.

Jimi Hendrix Are You Experienced - fire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJL3etZycH0


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#5049 2020-01-23 07:15:08

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

I personally don't like Hendrix's music but I can see why he  is so well respected.


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#5050 2020-01-23 15:17:03

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

hhh wrote:

Electric Ladyland is his masterpiece.

Indeed. Listening to that album again right now.

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