Tuesday, December 30, 2014
… and speaks, as well, like he so seldom did...
Breaking news… from Totown Communication Group of Japan, a superb 1985 documentary showing Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and… THE VOICE of BIRD aka Charlie Parker… wow!!!
A really great interview.
Soon available as a DVD… enjoy the trailer, as I did.
Posted by twogoodears at 12/30/2014 10:07:00 PM
Sunday, December 28, 2014
After a seminal, one of a kind solo album for ECM in early '80s, "Dawn Dance" paired with the late, heavily missed Colin Walcott, the man… just disappeared…
The disappearing musician is almost a cliche'… mind goes to Mike Ratledge of Soft Machine… but the list is longer…
Anyway, thanking a cool Blog… voila', here are fresh news about Steve… and everything got abruptly interrupted due to a broken leg, while skiing in the Alps, shortly after the first ECM's wages, I argue…
Thanking God, as shit happens, the man is alive and still playing or so… and the album is still available, so, please do you a favor: just go, surf the net and buy it… it's marvelous music and recording… namely my very first exposure to a nose breathing from a recording… say transparency.
Posted by twogoodears at 12/28/2014 06:51:00 PM
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
… no, not Moment Act…
… but ACT moment… yes, as I'm an avid collector and follower of ACT: this German jazz record label has a consistency and an unique its very own aesthetics which only ECM, Astree and Harmonia Mundi have... talking about "aesthetics" I'm talking about cover art AND music, of course. My most belived ACT discs are E.S.T. and Lars Landgen, but many others would remain hidden and unknown if... not buying by chance a sampler "ACT STORY", now out of print, containing the above and others less known performers: Bugge Wesseltoft' piano... his "Du Gronne, Glitrende Tre" from "It's snowing on my piano"... WOW!!! ... or Nguyen Le & Dhafer Youssef's Kithara from "Homescape" or Nils Landgren's "I will survive"... every track on this sampler makes you happy, feelin' groovy and swinging... and most of all wishing, I mean STRONGLY wishing to buy all the disks quoted! So, folks, I'm herewith suggesting to find your ACT moment, as well.
Posted by twogoodears at 12/23/2014 09:38:00 AM
Monday, December 22, 2014
christmas, no capital letter… if muslim, catholic, induist, buddhist, taoist, atheist, whatever… doesn't matter: christmas means to me warmness, peace, empathy, beauty, humankind rebirth as a better one, like the Holy Child every year does… ahem… or so… so, optimistically and full of hope I wish you:
Posted by twogoodears at 12/22/2014 10:02:00 PM