Rolling jazz chat


#281

Maybe they read this thread and took note of my scathing takedown


#282

Has anyone listened to the Ronald Bruner Jr. album that came out last month by the way?

Older brother of Thundercat and appeared on Kamasi Washington’s album.

Blend of jazz, R&B - some good songs on there but sometimes the drumming is a bit much for me, don’t know what other people think…

This is the lead single:

My fave tracks:


#283

yeah this is rad


#284

The new Kamasi Washington is, as expected, perfect.


#285

Stunning. So good.


#286

#287

don’t drop it, stop it, bebop it


#288


goin to see this lady blow her horn next week at jazz cafe, pretty psyched


#289

Not sure how you all feel about Bill Evans, but I “stumbled across” this earlier today:

Just three elements - piano, bass, and drums - and they’re all mindbending and mindblowing.

The 1:29 moment = joy


#290

one of the best ever


#291

I love Bill Evans. The 2 Paris Concert records were never off my stereo when I was a kid. Not the classic trio but it is just…such stunning playing. Also his record Undercurrents with Jim Hall is absolutely beautiful


#292

Not sure I’ve ever heard anything bad by him. It seems to range from Very Good to Transcendent.


#293

The Paris Concert is unbelievable. It was recorded the year before he died (I think?) and some of understanding between the trio is really just another level.

My only criticism really of Bill Evans is that his sort of romantic modal style has been so badly copied by so many people who just don’t have the talent or understanding to pull it off, but that’s not his problem…he is a phenomenal player.


#294

Yeah, that’s like criticising Pearl Jam for giving us Nickelback!

Not heard the Paris album in question. But I will.


#295

aww maaaaan

just sublime. just floats by on that same guitar phrase, nine minutes of bliss.


#296

New Portico Quartet track on GP’s show just after the 2:30:00 news: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08vjsp3

Looking forward to seeing them on Friday and hearing what the new songs are like.


#297

nice, seems to be picking up where the s/t left off. Had that on yesterday actually, lovely album.


#298

Seriously digging the new Kamasi track…Truth story…


#299

Oh flipping eck! I’ve only just got around to listening to this.


#300

Chistian Scott’s Diaspora is available on Bandcamp now, by the way:

I’m really enjoying it.