I seem to find myself stuck or repeatedly going back to the late 1950s to early 1970s period for a range of genres.
Last edited by Hombre de Maiz; 13-09-12 at 12:01.
It's not nostalgia. It's the quality of the music and the musicians for I had not even been born when most of that music was made. That period saw the emergence and apex of, for example, soul, funk, R&B, jazz, Afro-Cuban, salsa, Rock, etc. It was just a tremendously fertile period. It was also one in which expensive and slick studio jobs did not seek to make up for a lack of talent and virtuosity. I am often stunned how some records like Miles Davis Kind of Blue and Coltrane's Blue Train were recorded in a matter of days.
Here's an example, Coltrane's rendition of I'm Old Fashioned. That kid blowing on the trupet starting at 6:00, Lee Morgan, was only 19 years of age at the time! All acoustic and no vocals. These are the timeless "un-plugged" sessions, not those Johnny-come-latelys like Clapton and Bon Jovi.
Last edited by Hombre de Maiz; 13-09-12 at 12:03.
Here's the kid once again, one year later at age 20, with Art Blakey's Jazz Messangers. He's on the first solo. The kid is blowing so hard (or Rudy van Gelder sleeping at the console) that you can hear some compression on the harder blows. Fantastic stuff.
It really does pay to get yourself good rips of the Rudy van Gelder remastered CDs of these Blue Note sessions. Music of this type is also a good antidote to the almost overbearing extent to which the electric guitar plays in popular music.
Last edited by Hombre de Maiz; 13-09-12 at 10:47.
@John... re nostalgia;
Rolling Stones, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday<<< a few amongst the many... timeless in my opinion.
Nakal but nice
My opinions are permitted to change at any point- and will do so, frequently!
I mean, check out this modal piece by McCoy Tyner from 1967. Sick, absolutely sick...
Now that we're in the mood, let's include master Dave Brubeck's classic.
Dave Brubeck - Take Five - YouTube
"Science is the philosophy of discovery. Intelligent design is a philosophy of ignorance"
Nice alto sax work on that piece.
Very pretty song by Brubeck, La Paloma Azul, again with fantastic alto sax work...
Last edited by Hombre de Maiz; 16-09-12 at 12:47.
Actually, I like this rendition of the Brubeck classic more, by another musical legend:
With 100% more mischief, skulduggery, and the occasional sarcasm