Tear it Down - Wes Montgomery - Bumpin (Vinyl, LP, Album)

I'm also lucky. In respnse to that last asshat post I love that stuff. Before I go to another record, I want everyone to know how much I've been enjoying listening to the music from their lists. When we put that record on the TT or that CD in the player, we're in the present, not in the past. On most of my records, it's the aggregate contributions of the individuals that make the whole album. That's true on this record as well, except on the cut "Search For The New Land", it, the composition takes center stage, and the musicians become actors playing their parts in a play.

This music was way ahead of it's time. It opens with Wayne Shorter's deep tenor sax, evoking for me, a vision of choreographed dancers searching for the new land. They're taking long steps to the beat of Reggie Workman bass, and Billie Higgins drums, using their hands for visors as they search.

They continue moving in rhythm to Workmans pounding bass, as Lee's piercing staccato trumpet joins in momentarily, drums and pounding bass set the steady pace, while Grant Green's sinuous guitar joins in. Workmans bass keep the dancers moving as Herbie's piano comes in providing an exotic setting. When you have musicians as fantastic as these together, all of the music has to be equally fantastic, but after a composition like "Search For The New Land"; as exceptional as the rest of the music is, it's anticlimactic.

This is one album no serious collector should be without. We're blessed to be audiophiles and have this caliber of music in our collections. Few people can derive the pleasure from music that we do. I think the sax is tawdry, and leads to unwanted pregnancies.

This is why I currently prefer piano trios. I refreshed my memory of 'Search for a New Land' this morning. You are right about the visual images of looking or searching for something. I am always amazed how groups as small as Jazz quartets or quintets can paint such vivid mental pictures with so few people. Reminds of what Churchhill said about the RAF. I think there was a documentary done about this group on American TV. Great music and singing ibrahim ferrer Some repetitive background vocals, as in all latin Jazz, but not overdone.

The first track Chan Chan is the highlight, but all are excellent. Great sound also. All in Spanish, but with music this great, it is really the international language! But Pepper held his ground and then some. A great CD. Not a weak track. I thought 'straight life' was the highlight, but 'imagination' was up there also. Pepper had a very tough life. A great sax player. Died too young. They met each other for the first time the same day they recorded this CD. No rehearsal. Never heard of these guys.

Only this CD shows on Amazon. No reviews. So I wondered why I bought it in the first place. A British classical music Magazine! What a sign of the times! Wanna find the gems in American music, check out Classical music mags from England. This is a Mapleshade recording. It sounds REAL.

Not perfect, but Real. It's like you are there in person. You hear it all, warts and all. My only complaint is that the bass player is too subduded. It was recorded in a place called ST. Nick's in harlem. Very tiny. If you youtube these guys and listen to 'isn't she lovely' it will look like chaos, but it is really the type of enviroment that great Jazz springs from.

Anyway, they can play. This is real Jazz. Check it out! The CD sounds much better than the stuff on youtube. Better music selection also. I recall reading about the day he met the rhythm section in his autobiography. That jazz was so far ahead of it's time that it took the rest of world 20 years to catch up. Although it won't meet the definition of "classic jazz" for some aficionados, it's the best new music I've heard this year, and I'll have to let everyone else classify and define it.

The second track is for classic jazz aficionados, it consists of two different sides of Wes Montgomery.

Before he became famous, his music was introspective and in a deep jazz groove. This warm intimate version of "Round Midnight" is my favorite. This can also be found on "You tube". Music is synonymous with my memories, while I wasn't "Bumpin On Sunset", I was bumpin everywhere else at that time. Sharing music like this is almost like a social visit. Please list some of the bands that you have recorded and a blog or website where we can purchase the music.

All musicians hand picked by Gerry for the show recorded in Makes one feel that your're in the club. I appreciate everyone's effort to stick within the confines of "classic jazz". I've been down this road before, and the conversation falls apart as soon as we get outside of well known parameters. I consider this conversation highly beneficial when something new is added to my rotating play list, it's almost like an equipment upgrade.

Believe it or not, occasionally someone introduces me to a new artist within the confines of "classic jazz"; for example I had never heard of "Ahmed Abdul-Malik, who played jazz double bass and oud.

There are still new discoveries to be made within these parameters, and there is always music by your favorite old artists that you haven't heard. I know I'm going to be doing my best to help broaden your collection.

I know that's got to be wrong; just checking. I consider the Pat Metheney thingy to be mood music or sound effect music. Sounds like a lot of European Pop did back in the day.

It also reminded me of the blue alien singer on the space ship in the movie 'the fifth element'. Wes was playing Jazz. Ever notice how real Jazz players wear suit and tie.

They do that because it shows respect for the music. Pat and his type don't do it because they don't respect the music. Because they may not understand the music. Like I have said many times, they think Jazz is whatever they want it to be.

I wish I could bang tin cans together, call it my First symphony and have it sold in stores right next to Mozart and company.

It just don't work like that! Metheney, good sound? Of corse let me quickly add, IMHO. Don't wanna come under elitists gasbag attack. Learsfool, "Blue Train" is my number one train, along with my train. I like your list, and most of those CD's are in my collection. Anything on your list that I don't have, I will certainly give it a listen. Rok, Dee Dee Bridgewater is truly smokin on that CD, her voice becomes another jazz musical instrument.

Gz, "Prime Cuts" is a CD that had been hiding in my collection until just recently, it's fantastic. Acman3, New Tijuana Moods is an old favorite of mine.

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I consider this conversation highly beneficial when something new is added to my rotating play list, it's almost like an equipment upgrade. Believe it or not, occasionally someone introduces me to a new artist within the confines of "classic jazz"; for example I had never heard of "Ahmed Abdul-Malik, who played jazz double bass and oud. There are still new discoveries to be made within these parameters, and there is always music by your favorite old artists that you haven't heard.

I know I'm going to be doing my best to help broaden your collection. I know that's got to be wrong; just checking. I consider the Pat Metheney thingy to be mood music or sound effect music.

Sounds like a lot of European Pop did back in the day. It also reminded me of the blue alien singer on the space ship in the movie 'the fifth element'. Wes was playing Jazz. Ever notice how real Jazz players wear suit and tie. They do that because it shows respect for the music. Pat and his type don't do it because they don't respect the music. Because they may not understand the music. Like I have said many times, they think Jazz is whatever they want it to be. I wish I could bang tin cans together, call it my First symphony and have it sold in stores right next to Mozart and company.

It just don't work like that! Metheney, good sound? Of corse let me quickly add, IMHO. Don't wanna come under elitists gasbag attack. Learsfool, "Blue Train" is my number one train, along with Tear it Down - Wes Montgomery - Bumpin (Vinyl train.

I like your list, and most of those CD's are in my collection. Anything on your list that I don't have, I will certainly give it a listen. Rok, Dee Dee Bridgewater is truly smokin on that CD, her voice becomes another jazz musical instrument. Gz, "Prime Cuts" is a CD that had been hiding in my collection until just recently, it's fantastic.

Acman3, New Tijuana Moods is an old favorite of mine. I've been a Mingus fan since "Mingus Ah Um". I was attracted to the album cover. Pnmeyer, I have 5 of the CD's on your list, and it's for sure I'll give the ones I don't have a listen. My most recent live jazz mixing gigs didn't record 'em were the Jeremy Pelt Quintet and Bill Charlap's trio. Both amazing, plenty of info online. The other "coffee house" stuff wasn't jazz so that's for some other thread. O I mentioned Carmen several threads ago.

I have 5 or 6 of her CDs. One with duets with Betty Carter. Great voice. What are her somecomings? Not a thing!! Except having the same profession as Ella, Billie and Sarah. She is great on the Monk CD. Top 5 for that alone. I love them all. Dtc: I have most of what you listed. All must haves. I have a few of Kid Ory waiting in the Amazon 'save for later' file.

I was concerned about the sound quality, But I'll take your word for it. Not having Ory, is almost like not having Armstrong! Order is now restored. I sat there mesmerized. One of Miles' Best ever. Mingus at Antibes I almost called These guys are on fire. I don't think even they could do it again. The perfect storm. Now, this is improvised music at the highest level.

They were really out there, BUT they always had both feet firmly planted in the delta. One foot in a Juke Joint, and the other in a Baptist church!

That's the difference between this improvising and this modern free Jazz stuff. LP current stuff sounds sterile in comparison. Ain't got it? Git It! Nice live recording from the 50's. Rok2id - Glad you concur on these selections. Not all main Album), but great jazz. I only have Kid Ory on vinyl, so cannot speak to the CDs.

But, try 1 or 2 just to see the style. I doubt any of them are up to current recording quality standards but it is worth it anyway. Great, old style jazz. Incidentally, one thing I like about Sonny Rollins Without a Song was the trombone, which was played by his nephew.

The recording was done from the audience so is not great, but still pretty good. I played the sax but never came close to these guys, even when they were playing a plastic sax : As the PGA logo goes, these guys are good.

A few thoughts on the Buena Vista sound. If one uses as criteria two of Jazz's essential ingredients,improvisation and roots in African music,it is clearly "jazz"' as Rok points out. Album) the music heard on most of BVSC's recordings is actually closer to the "guajira" and "son" styles; the "country-music" of Cuba. The repetitive vocal style is the influence of the chants of the music that the West African slaves brought to the mix.

It predates the Cubano-bop that came a decade or two later. Frogman, while I mentioned LP BVSC, it was in a musical context, as opposed to a historical context. In no way can "Cubano Bop" be put into some kind of grand historical context. Frogman: Well done.

Thanks for the info. Nice to see that your expertise extends beyond strands of metal. Notice, I did not use the 'W' word. Great music, listening to it now. It also has a very good booklet with pictures and other details. I love the details.

The recording is indeed very good. I wonder why so much of the 50's era Jazz sounds so good. A Classical recording from that same era would more than likely sound like crap. Anyone with the answer? Did you notice the poster in the booklet announcing the concert.

Latest listen. Great music also. A rare chance to hear the Duke play extended solos on piano. The liner notes on this cd have to Album) read using a microscope. Oh how I long for the days of the LP jacket. I wish that turntable that read LPs with a laser had worked out.

That would been the perfect solution. Nice big art and notes. Jafant: The entire decade was a golden era. Top Atlanta Apple Music. Daily Top See All. Top Global Apple Music. Top UK Apple Music. Radio Episodes See All. Just Updated See All.

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