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January 2, 2013 8:44 PM   Subscribe

The New John Handy Quintet · Naima

Dave Holland Quartet · Conference Of The Birds

John Abercrombie, Jan Hammer, Jack DeJohnette · Timeless

Rob Wasserman, Stephane Grappelli · Over the Rainbow
posted by y2karl (15 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Checking out the John Abercrombie, it's *awesome*. Frickin Jack DeJohnette, man.
posted by facetious at 8:58 PM on January 2, 2013


facetious caught that it was a shortened Timeless posted before, thank you -- and how timeless is that ? -- which omission was cured by Jessamyn, so let it be noted the link now used is from one CosmiCInterlude on 9·30·11 and quel appropriate an eponym there, no ?
posted by y2karl at 9:50 PM on January 2, 2013


Checking out the John Abercrombie, it's *awesome*. Frickin Jack DeJohnette, man.

yeah, and frekin' Jan Hammer too.
posted by mattoxic at 10:56 PM on January 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Other than being a bunch of random Jazz tracks, can you give us some background on what connects these pieces to each other? Neither the tags nor the title nor the descriptions of the links gives me any clue as to what makes them anything other than "some songs y2karls likes."
posted by dubitable at 1:40 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I don't get the connection either... but this Naima track is awesome so far! So... thanks?
posted by word_virus at 5:22 AM on January 3, 2013


No doubt you're into the ECM sound > the John Handy cut strikes me as a precursor to the sound of more recent Charles Lloyd's units.
posted by nicolin at 6:58 AM on January 3, 2013


Neither the tags nor the title nor the descriptions of the links gives me any clue as to what makes them anything other than "some songs y2karls likes."

Perhaps that's enough, perhaps not. Only y2karl knows for sure.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:19 AM on January 3, 2013


But, you know, Barry Altschul... hella good drummer. I took about 6 lessons with Barry, back in the late 70s. Lived in Boston then, but used to come down to NYC regularly, and Barry taught out of his crazy cool little house down in Soho. Whatta fuckin great pad that guy had. He was a pretty good teacher, I guess. I learned a couple things. He kinda dropped off the map for a good while, lived in Paris for years, I think, but I've seen his name here and there again, just lately.

Saw Dave Holland do a solo bass gig once too, in the little village of Schwaz, Austria. I'd played there the night before, at the same venue. Not a lot of audience in attendance, but what great music he turned in that night. He broke the ice by saying, before he started "we're not many, but we're STRONG!"
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:52 AM on January 3, 2013


can you give us some background on what connects these pieces to each other?

It's a y2karl post. Just go with it.
posted by facetious at 8:04 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


"Conference Of The Birds" is one of my all-time favorite pieces of jazz. I'll be checking out the others. Thanks for the post.
posted by languagehat at 8:26 AM on January 3, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love this, thank you
posted by helion at 8:35 AM on January 3, 2013


Handy is to Holland as Abercrombie is to Grapelli
posted by ahimsakid at 9:29 AM on January 3, 2013


Only y2karl knows for sure.

I wish.
posted by y2karl at 1:39 PM on January 3, 2013


The old John Handy Quintet wasn't too shabby, if you ask me.
posted by uosuaq at 2:08 PM on January 3, 2013


Thanks for the post. I enjoyed all the tracks.
posted by Rhomboid at 5:11 PM on January 3, 2013


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