The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago feat. John Coltrane
Charlie Jefferson said:Is the Actor Happy? - Vic Chesnutt
Rock Bottom - Robert Wyatt
Jim_W said:Charlie Jefferson said:Is the Actor Happy? - Vic Chesnutt
Rock Bottom - Robert Wyatt
...just thought I'd say hello. Always fancied listening to Vic Chesnutt but never came across any of his records. Must youtube him. Recommendations welcome.
As for 'Rock Bottom' well it's a favourite here along with 'Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard'. Great stuff.
Jim_W said:Two Jaco Pastorius master-clases:
Joni Mitchell: 'Hejira'. The perfect record for winter and associated misery.
Joni Mitchell: 'Mingus'. Underrated, with great Jaco, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock etc contributions.
If you watch any Jaco Pastorius videos on youtube you are immediately in awe of his chops/technical facility, but he was much more than that; on these two records his playing is soulful, melodic and responsive to the songs. Never flashy, just supportive.
Thanks to the discussion re 'Waiting For The Sun', I pulled out:
The Doors: 'Absolutely Live'. Better than I remember it or it's improved with age. Sounds great LOUD.
The Doors: 'The Soft Parade'. Hmm. Nicely recorded though.
The Doors: 'LA Woman'. Solid, bluesy, brilliant.
thescarletpronster said:Front 242 – Official Version
thescarletpronster said:The Guest Stars – Out At Night (superb British 80s Latin-tinged jazz, incidentally from an all-female group including that Deidre Cartwright from BBC2's Rock School
BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW said:How about The Young Gods, like them?
thescarletpronster said:BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW said:How about The Young Gods, like them?
Ah, now that's a good question. An acquaintance – I can't quite call him a friend, because he was very odd – played me one of their albums when I was in my teens, and I liked it a lot. Sort of operatic–industrial, as I remember it. But somehow I've never quite managed to investigate them further. Any recommendations to get me started?
BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW said:Albumwise, I'd recommend the native language stuff over the stuff sung in English, though'TV Sky' has some great moments, particularly 'The Night Dance' and 'TV Sky'.
I'd seek these albums out in this order:
1. L'eau Rouge
2. The Young Gods
3. Play Kurt Weill
4. TV Sky
thescarletpronster said:BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW said:Albumwise, I'd recommend the native language stuff over the stuff sung in English, though'TV Sky' has some great moments, particularly 'The Night Dance' and 'TV Sky'.
I'd seek these albums out in this order:1. L'eau Rouge2. The Young Gods3. Play Kurt Weill4. TV Sky
Thanks, Big Bern. Looking at the albums, it was L'eau rouge that I heard, as I remember it having an orange cover. Will investigate.
Charlie Jefferson said:BBB, have you ever heard the Berliner Ensemble versions of songs from The Threepenny Opera? They are quite something.
Jim_W said:Hi Charlie. Been youtubing Vic Chesnutt pretty much most of today: live and studio stuff. Wow. I don't think I've ever heard such intense and committed performances or such honesty in songs. I was very affected by this brave man and his music. Unbelievable. Thanks. I'll try and get hold of his records asap.