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A Thread for New Jazz

Discussion in 'music' started by kjb, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. Theo

    Theo pfm Member

  2. dave charlton

    dave charlton pfm member

    Taken from the album, well worth checking out imho. No fireworks but a great take on modern piano trio jazz. Superb recording too.
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  3. Engels

    Engels pfm Member

  4. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Just bought a ticket for Art Ensemble - thanks for the reminder!
  5. lordsummit

    lordsummit Moderator

    Really enjoying this, thanks
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  6. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

  7. torstoi

    torstoi pfm Member

    Thanks for the hint,
    not speaking in absolute terms but just to my taste it doesn't happen that often
    these days something really worthwhile listening to is released.

    To me '10' is an exception and is released as a 2 CD issue
    as well as a 1 LP 180gr limited edition.

    SQ on both is outstanding, the creative output was big enough to offer good material to fill 2 CDs.
    So I don't see any 'B' -side material on those CDs, they are absolutely fine.

    To me, particularly those with a nice MC system, the LP offers exactly the plus over CD you'd expect from a well made recording and excellently executed pressing.
    Dead flat, centric, silent good vinyl and great natural dynamics...worthwhile imo.

    The LP only has half the amount of songs, so it's kind of reduced to the maxx,
    but from the homogenic feel & length of the listening experience it totally maked sense to me this way.

    Both CD and LP are absolutely fine, if MC I'd tend to LP, otherwise CD.
    I have both, you might call it excessive but I'll quit the next 10 'hip' new Jazz offerings instead.

    The Tony Allen-The source is nice btw, got the CD since a while.
    Not overwhelming, but solidly good...all imo of course.

    Cheers & thx again for pointing me to it.
    I have a feeling I'll be digging deeper into Helge Lien's former outputs sooner or later.. :)
  8. dave charlton

    dave charlton pfm member

    Yes front man Steve Howe in trio mode. The whole album is superb :)
    Stunsworth and kjb like this.
  9. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    Read a review of the album by Richard Williams and gave it a listen. A few tunes are really good.

  10. dave charlton

    dave charlton pfm member

    Funny that I'd been thinking of Yes recently but never really checked them out back in the day (early 70's). Really like this, lucked out with a great vinyl copy.
  11. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

  12. mrlamonta

    mrlamonta pfm Member

    I have only heard of this jazz band recently but their debut album is sounding quite nice.

    Brahja from Estonia. link to samples
  13. mikechadwick

    mikechadwick pfm Member

    Binker Golding - Abstractions of Reality Past and Incredible Feathers. Well worth checking out
    darrenyeats and paulfromcamden like this.
  14. kjb

    kjb pfm Member

  15. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Thanks, I had a listen on Qobuz and enjoyed what I heard.
  16. kjb

    kjb pfm Member

    Like a lot of people here I'm currently looking back to Blue Note and other US and UK 60s stuff: I've heard very little new this year.

    I did pick up Tyshawn Sorey's Verisimilitude ( from 2018) a few weeks back. Interesting, dense and fabulously recorded (especially the drums) - a sort of hybrid of jazz piano trio and some intense modern composition.


    There is a new Maria Schneider record, Data Lords, is being recorded. I've bought it upfront from Artist Share - I've bought her last two records which have been played a lot and are as exquisitely composed, designed and recorded as any CD I own. She worked with Bowie on his last sessions.
  17. guey

    guey pfm Member

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  18. guey

    guey pfm Member

    I'm quite tempted by the new (well, older recordings, but only just released) Matthew Halsall album, Oneness.
    New Portico Quartet album out on Friday as well, which sounds very nice from the couple of tracks up on bandcamp
    hermit likes this.
  19. guey

    guey pfm Member

    I weakened and bought the new Matthew Halsall, and it's rather lovely.
    It's calming tones were just what I needed after a visit from an amazingly annoying and entitled client.
    kjb likes this.
  20. kjb

    kjb pfm Member

    With a lack of foresight I’m flying out to spend a few weeks with my son in Shanghai on the 15th and returning on the 26th - absolutely covering all of the festival dates

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