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Re: “12 O'Clock Track: Secret Society's "Coney Island," a slice of modern big-band music

Very tasty track. Inventive composition with a nice reed feature. Wish the brass had more of a workout, but maybe that would stray from the original feel of the piece.

Posted by jazzcat on 06/02/2013 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Band vs. girl band: what’s the difference, anyway?

Cynthia Robinson, a very fine trumpet player, played with Sly Stone.

Posted by jazzcat on 10/09/2012 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Artist on Artist: Venerable jazz drummer Roy Haynes quips 'The beat goes on'

I still have a recording he did with Oliver Nelson, "Blues and the Abstract Truth". Wow, a real brilliant classic! Ahead of it's time.

Posted by jazzcat on 12/14/2011 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Great jazz drummer Paul Motian has died

RIP. Another veteran trooper gone. You can tell in "La Fuerza" (the force?) he kept searching such as all great explorers should do. "Nice cut", as we used to say in the old days.

Posted by jazzcat on 11/23/2011 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Sly Stone's harsh toke of a living situation

Guess it's a lot easier for him to handle the winters over there.

Posted by jazzcat on 09/26/2011 at 2:01 PM

Re: “Miles Davis lives!

"almost makes the Plugged Nickel stuff sound quaint."....

Yes, the Plugged Nickel was done a couple of years earlier. Shows what can happen in that amount of time.

Does anyone know the name of the tune in the trailer? The 'head' was edited to his solo and my ear couldn't pick it. From what I could hear, it sounded like some sort of a modal piece that included a descending progression. Anyway, this release sounds like a real winner.

Posted by jazzcat on 09/26/2011 at 1:33 PM

Re: “New York jazz pianist Craig Taborn talks to Chicago's Rob Clearfield

"My (high) school had a music track that had college-level composition courses."....

Wow! What school was this? In what years?

Posted by jazzcat on 09/10/2011 at 3:09 PM

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