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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby FrankChurch » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:50 pm

Cris is a wise woman.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Moderator » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:01 pm

FrankChurch wrote:Cris is a wise woman.


With, as I remind her, one very notable lapse. 8)
- I love to find adventure. All I need is a change of clothes, my Nikon, an open mind and a strong cup of coffee.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby FinderDoug » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:53 pm

With, as I remind her, one very notable lapse.


She lets you play with us?

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby FrankChurch » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:55 am

Mumlypeg with the mumsers...lol

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby Moderator » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:09 am

FinderDoug wrote:She lets you play with us?


No, think she views this as an important distraction.
- I love to find adventure. All I need is a change of clothes, my Nikon, an open mind and a strong cup of coffee.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby FrankChurch » Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:12 am

Does she read Harlan?

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby reddragon70 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:20 pm

Tangerine Dream.... Exit. Great album

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby David Silver » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:57 pm

Just acquired the download of the reissue of Count Basie's 1955 album "April in Paris". The opening title cut is a masterpiece, of course, and then "Corner Pocket" follows, wow, and it's just friggin' amazing to the very last. I am shocked, SHOCKED, that it took me all these years to finally get this classic....
We don't stop playing because we grow old.
We grow old because we stop playing.

-- George Bernard Shaw

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:46 pm

Silver, you mean this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKu_Jf7KHBc

Yea, pretty amazing stuff. Woody Allen and me are both smiling about now.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:47 pm

Mel oh dee.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby David Silver » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:58 pm

Hey Frank, that's a later recording, I think from 1960, with Duke Ellington and orchestra backing Basie. It's fabulous as well, but this earlier recording that I just got is from 1955 and is Basie with his own group. Both recordings are super, but I prefer the neater tighter performance that Basie gives. It all depends on whether you like a smaller sort of smokey club room approach to the work, or a bigger big band auditorium performance approach. No knocks on either. They're heaven!
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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby FinderDoug » Tue May 01, 2012 8:56 pm

I love April In Paris. It's one of those albums for which "brilliant' isn't an over-reach. I actually came into Basie backwards, through a small group recording on the Impulse! label, Count Basie and the Kansas City Seven, but I prefer the big band sound.

Something else to enjoy: while both opening for and performing Frank Sinatra at the Sands in 1966 - a stint that resulted in the live Sinatra at the Sands album - a series of Basie and company's opening gigs were also recorded and ultimately yielded the album Count Basie at the Sands. Though ten years past April In Paris, it's a great portrait of the man and his group live - they were incredibly tight. Glorious stuff. It also makes a nice counterpoint to the Sinatra disc, on which they also appear.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby David Silver » Tue May 01, 2012 9:31 pm

Hey Finderdougie, I gots me BOTH those albums from the Sands, and they are WONDERFUL! Sinatra and Basie were really dealing it! If you want to fill a trifecta, I highly recommend Nat King Cole at the Sands as well, recorded around 1960. Brilliant!
We don't stop playing because we grow old.
We grow old because we stop playing.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby FinderDoug » Tue May 01, 2012 10:02 pm

Already have the Cole in my collection.

I wonder sometimes if the Sinatra estate mulls doing a big box of the entire five-night stand at the Sands (ten shows total) that were recorded and from which Sinatra's Sands disc was culled. I think it'd be fascinating to see where and how Frank tweaked it night to night.

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Re: Whatcha listening to?

Postby David Silver » Wed May 02, 2012 12:17 am

Great idea, but who knows what the Sinatra estate "mulls doing". What this brings to mind is something like Ella Fitzgerald's "Twelve Nights in Hollywood".
We don't stop playing because we grow old.
We grow old because we stop playing.

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