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Tilter

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I have this thread going on another forum that I belong to and over the four years that it's been active, it has provided a ton of exposure to music that I/we may never have heard otherwise. I was thinking that DFO would be the perfect place to get another one rolling.

Tell us what you've been enjoying lately; revisiting old favorites, new bands or artists that you've discovered, shows that you've attended, etc.

I've been bored lately so I dug deep into my collection and pulled out Liquid Jesus "Pour In the Sky" with John Molo on drums.


And Robert Plant's "Shaken n' Stirred" with the great Richie Hayward.

 
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Gordon Lightfoot

This one makes up for all the others with no drums - kinda sorta like S&G's " The Boxer ", no ?

 
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My 1st ever gig (Leeds University October 1985)
Fantastic band and one of my favourite live albums.


Cheers
Mick
 
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Right now listening to Rival Sons. Actually first heard about them on this forum. Really like the singer and guitarist. Best newer rock band I have heard in some time. Whoever here previously recommended them, Thanks :)
 

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I just can't get enough Ana Tijoux. Every day I listen to her at least a song or two. :love4:

 
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Rival Sons are awesome.

I've been listening to lots of Pelican--all instrumental from Chicago. I can listen at work and not be bothered by words.

 
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The late, great, J.B. Hutto caught live in Chicago, Illinois.

A great blues artist whose drummer is playing a pawnshop Star Drums kit w/ off brand cheap Japanese all purpose cymbal.


J.B. Hutto - Thank You For Your Kindness​
 
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Mary Lou Williams, her mid-40s period. Just listen to the first strains of this vid, filmed towards the end of her career. The woman was amazing:


She could (and did) draw on ever decade of jazz, because she'd lived through it all. In theory, her time was the 1930s, when she became one of the top arrangers of her generation. However, she never let the grass grow under her feet. A number of her contemporaries from the Swing scene also moved with the times. Earl Hines and Gene Krupa spring to mind. Both changed their styles in the post-Bop environment. However, you'd be hard pressed to call either of them innovators by that point in their careers (not that it mattered, both were great musicians). Mary Lou Williams on the other hand, was ahead of her time. During the 40s she became a mentor to the Bebop generation, and held court to the likes of Monk, Bud Powell and Dizzy. Hardly surprising when you listen to how harmonically advanced she was at that stage of her life. in her 40s recordings you hear snatches of quartal harmony 20 years before McCoy Tyner made it fashionable. Towards the end of her days she could do everything from contemporary to ragtime, all in the course of one tune, yet she never lost that amazing sense of Swing she grew up with. That's something that Marion McParland picked up on during Williams' appearance on Piano Jazz.

Sorry for droning on...I guess she's my favourite musician at the moment.
 
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I've been in singer/songwriter mode lately.

Rufus Wainwright:


Ron Sexsmith:

 
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Some very, very good stuff here.

Without a doubt, my absolute favorite Yellowjackets tune:

 
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Picked up some vinyl this past week. Odds and ends kinda stuff...

Manny Albam- The Drum Suite
More Music from Peter Gunn
Allegro Jazz Sampling
June Christy- The Cool School
Erroll Garner- Concert by the Sea
Dave Brubeck Quartet-Dave Digs Disney

On Spotify....

Graham Colton
Citizen Cope
Art Taylor
Bill Evans Trio gets played every night before i crash
Ben Howard
Elliott Smith

Mike
 

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mlayton said:
Picked up some vinyl this past week. Odds and ends kinda stuff...

Manny Albam- The Drum Suite
More Music from Peter Gunn
Allegro Jazz Sampling
June Christy- The Cool School
Erroll Garner- Concert by the Sea
Dave Brubeck Quartet-Dave Digs Disney

On Spotify....

Graham Colton
Citizen Cope
Art Taylor
Bill Evans Trio gets played every night before i crash
Ben Howard
Elliott Smith

Mike
That's a nice list. Inspired me to dig up Something Cool by June Christie...if that doesn't melt your heart, you're a better man than I.
 

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mlayton said:
Picked up some vinyl this past week. Odds and ends kinda stuff...

Manny Albam- The Drum Suite
More Music from Peter Gunn
Allegro Jazz Sampling
June Christy- The Cool School
Erroll Garner- Concert by the Sea
Dave Brubeck Quartet-Dave Digs Disney

On Spotify....

Graham Colton
Citizen Cope
Art Taylor
Bill Evans Trio gets played every night before i crash
Ben Howard
Elliott Smith

Mike
Paul Desmond and the tooth fairy is guaranteed to land on your pillow, Mike - I recommend " Polka Dots and Moonbeams "
 

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LauraCai said:
Right now listening to Rival Sons. Actually first heard about them on this forum. Really like the singer and guitarist. Best newer rock band I have heard in some time. Whoever here previously recommended them, Thanks :)
;-)

....and The Answer
 

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