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Pauly
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Must hear recordings

Post by Pauly » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:09 pm

I'm looking for some new listening material and I've got some iTunes credit burning a hole in my pocket. Tell me what I should buy.

Thanks,

Paul
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kingsk1117
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Re: Must hear recordings

Post by kingsk1117 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:08 pm

Genre? I'm listening to Aubrey Logan of late. Great bone and vocals.
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Re: Must hear recordings

Post by quiethorn » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:12 pm

From some recent stuff I've put in my Spotify playlist...

Kamasi Washington, "Heaven and Earth" and/or "The Epic" (trombonist Chris Porter gets lots of solo time, but Kamasi is awesome)
Nate Smith, "Kinfolk"
Alan Holdsworth, "The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever" (12 disks worth of music!)
Simon Phillips, "Protocol 4"
Michael Manring, "Soliloquy"
Adam Nitti, "Not of This World"

You can check these things out on Youtube or Spotify first.

You can also go check out Grammy nominees for this year in whatever categories you're interested in and check out those recordings. You can do this going back as many years as the Grammies keep online records for.
Pauly
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Re: Must hear recordings

Post by Pauly » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:00 am

kingsk1117 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:08 pm
Genre? I'm listening to Aubrey Logan of late. Great bone and vocals.
I'm mostly interested in jazz and classical.
Pauly
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Re: Must hear recordings

Post by Pauly » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:01 am

quiethorn wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:12 pm
From some recent stuff I've put in my Spotify playlist...

Kamasi Washington, "Heaven and Earth" and/or "The Epic" (trombonist Chris Porter gets lots of solo time, but Kamasi is awesome)
Nate Smith, "Kinfolk"
Alan Holdsworth, "The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever" (12 disks worth of music!)
Simon Phillips, "Protocol 4"
Michael Manring, "Soliloquy"
Adam Nitti, "Not of This World"

You can check these things out on Youtube or Spotify first.

You can also go check out Grammy nominees for this year in whatever categories you're interested in and check out those recordings. You can do this going back as many years as the Grammies keep online records for.
Thanks quiethorn I will check those out.
Carter1016
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Re: Must hear recordings

Post by Carter1016 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:07 am

Shostakovich 7 Bernstein and Chicago, probably my favorite recording of all time
Specialk3700
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Re: Must hear recordings

Post by Specialk3700 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:05 pm

Eruptions orchestral excerpts for low brass
Yamaha YSL 354
Yamaha YSL 548 Goal
Edwards B454
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Re: Must hear recordings

Post by AndrewMeronek » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:19 pm

The best album I've purchased in the last couple of years is the last Kepler Quartet recording of the Ben Johnston string quartets - nos. 6, 7, and 8. If the universe were fair, their recording of No. 7 in particular should have won a Grammy for best classical performance and also probably for music production, but alas, this stuff is too unknown for that kind of recognition.

Still, for those who are familiar with Johnston's music, it's considered some of the finest string quartet writing of the 20th century, right along with the famous Shostakovich/Bartok/etc. Johnston may even contest that this is purely 20th century, too: he has said in an interview that he doesn't really consider a piece finished until it gets a proper premiere, which these three only got in 2016 via this recording. There was a valiant string quartet that recorded No. 6 in the 1980s, but they didn't have the harmonic vocabulary to really do it properly.

http://stringsmagazine.com/the-kepler-q ... recording/
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Pauly
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Re: Must hear recordings

Post by Pauly » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:52 pm

Thanks everyone for all the input. I have lots to pick through.
Redthunder
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Re: Must hear recordings

Post by Redthunder » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:05 pm

Roswell Rudd - Flexible Flyer

Carla Bley Band - Live!

Slide Hampton Octet - Jazz With A Twist
Cmillar
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Re: Must hear recordings

Post by Cmillar » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:26 pm

Mark Nightingale - 'Out of the Box'
Ed Neumeister - 'Reflections'
Michael Brecker - 'Pilgrimage'
John Daversa Big Band - 'Kaleidoscope'
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Re: Must hear recordings

Post by Bach5G » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:43 pm

I’m enjoying Anderson Paak.
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Re: Must hear recordings

Post by Vegasbound » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:11 pm

Everything Urbie ever recorded
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Re: Must hear recordings

Post by adryalm » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:27 am

I've enjoyed listening to Craig Morris (trumpet) album that was released recently receiving a Grammy nomination. Really lyrical and musical playing fwiw.
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