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  1. Comment on Paul Simon - Graceland in ~music

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    Have you ever seen what Steve Berlin of Los Lobos had to say about the Graceland sessions? It's not pretty.

    Have you ever seen what Steve Berlin of Los Lobos had to say about the Graceland sessions? It's not pretty.

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  2. Comment on The Tildes Best of 2020 Music Dropbox - please bookmark, or ignore in ~music

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    Omer Avital - Quantar: New York Paradox Israeli-born bassist Omer Avital leads a band of fellow Israeli transplants in New York. Nice agressive acoustic jazz, grooving hard throughout. Track:...

    Omer Avital - Quantar: New York Paradox

    Israeli-born bassist Omer Avital leads a band of fellow Israeli transplants in New York. Nice agressive acoustic jazz, grooving hard throughout.

    Track: Shabazi, It's All Good (Late 90's), Bushwick After Dark.
    (Note: full album not available for streaming on Bandcamp. Youtube playlist is here.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on The Tildes Best of 2020 Music Dropbox - please bookmark, or ignore in ~music

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    The Sorcerers - In Search Of The Lost City Of The Monkey God The London jazz scene strikes again, this time with a pretend soundtrack to a non-existent movie. Imagine a jungle adventure scored...

    The Sorcerers - In Search Of The Lost City Of The Monkey God

    The London jazz scene strikes again, this time with a pretend soundtrack to a non-existent movie. Imagine a jungle adventure scored with tracks from early '70s "library music" compilations. Very groovy stuff.

    Tracks: Sacred Sacrament, Summoning the Monkey God

    1 vote
  4. Comment on The Tildes Best of 2020 Music Dropbox - please bookmark, or ignore in ~music

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    Kahil El'Zabar's Spirit Groove ft. David Murray An aptly named album from percussionist Kahil El'Zabar, an elder statesman of the Chicago scene. Atmospheric groove oriented spiritual jazz....

    Kahil El'Zabar's Spirit Groove ft. David Murray

    An aptly named album from percussionist Kahil El'Zabar, an elder statesman of the Chicago scene. Atmospheric groove oriented spiritual jazz. El'Zabar has a light and tasteful approach to percussion, leading to a spacious, airy sound. El'Zabar also sings, but the main voice is really the saxophone of jazz legend David Murray, who only gets better with age.

    Tracks: Katon, Songs Of Myself

    2 votes
  5. Comment on The Tildes Best of 2020 Music Dropbox - please bookmark, or ignore in ~music

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    Quin Kirchner - The Shadows And The Light A diverse drum-heavy collection of modern jazz from the fertile Chicago scene, led by the fantastic drummer Quin Kirchner. Covers of Sun Ra and Elvin...

    Quin Kirchner - The Shadows And The Light

    A diverse drum-heavy collection of modern jazz from the fertile Chicago scene, led by the fantastic drummer Quin Kirchner. Covers of Sun Ra and Elvin Jones mixed with Kirchner's originals make for a sonic journey of groove and musical freedom.

    Tracks: At This Point In Time, Moon Vision

    2 votes
  6. Comment on The Tildes Best of 2020 Music Dropbox - please bookmark, or ignore in ~music

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    Chip Wickham - Blue To Red Wickham is an expatriate from the famed London modern jazz scene, now based in Madrid. His solo albums owe much to the spiritual jazz of Alice Coltrane, with his flute...

    Chip Wickham - Blue To Red

    Wickham is an expatriate from the famed London modern jazz scene, now based in Madrid. His solo albums owe much to the spiritual jazz of Alice Coltrane, with his flute wailing over layers of harp, electric piano, percussion and cosmic vibes.

    Tracks: Blue To Red, Route One, Interstellar

    2 votes
  7. Comment on The Tildes Best of 2020 Music Dropbox - please bookmark, or ignore in ~music

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    Ray Suhy - Lewis Porter Quartet - Transcendent An unlikely partnership between death metal guitarist Ray Suhy and jazz pianist Lewis Porter. Suhy is way more than just a metal guitarist,...

    Ray Suhy - Lewis Porter Quartet - Transcendent

    An unlikely partnership between death metal guitarist Ray Suhy and jazz pianist Lewis Porter. Suhy is way more than just a metal guitarist, improvising with comfort and inspiration in a variety of jazz settings. This quartet (with Brad Jones on bass and super drummer Rudy Royston) explores modal post-bop a la Coltrane and groovy Metheny-style fusion.

    Tracks: Mr. Tyner, Determination

    1 vote
  8. Comment on The Tildes Best of 2020 Music Dropbox - please bookmark, or ignore in ~music

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    Alan Braufman - The Fire Still Burns Braufman's first album, Valley of Search, was a cult classic of the '70s NYC experimental loft jazz scene. It would be 45 years until the followup, and it was...

    Alan Braufman - The Fire Still Burns

    Braufman's first album, Valley of Search, was a cult classic of the '70s NYC experimental loft jazz scene. It would be 45 years until the followup, and it was worth the wait. Braufman leads a quintet full of fire, alternating beautiful melodies and screaming free jazz energy. Braufman's long-time musical partner Cooper-Moore returns on piano from the original album, and second saxophonist James Brandon Lewis matches Braufman's intensity note for note.

    tracks: Any. They're all great.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on What are you following this week? Weekly sports round-up thread in ~sports

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    I'm somewhat torn between my urge to root against the lying cheating Houston Astros and my desire to see their manager Dusty Baker (one of the coolest dudes in baseball) finally win the big one....

    I'm somewhat torn between my urge to root against the lying cheating Houston Astros and my desire to see their manager Dusty Baker (one of the coolest dudes in baseball) finally win the big one. I'm not following it too closely, but I guess that's the most interesting storyline in the playoffs for me.

    Other than that, just waiting for the winter ownership meetings so the sale of the Mets can go through.

    Update: the Astros lost. Good riddance. Sorry Dusty.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on William Parker ft. Leena Conquest - Soledad in ~music

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    William Parker: bass, compositions Leena Conquest: voice Rob Brown: alto saxophone Lewis Barnes: trumpet Eri Yamamoto: piano Hamid Drake: drums A beautiful 10-minute serving of spiritual music...

    William Parker: bass, compositions
    Leena Conquest: voice
    Rob Brown: alto saxophone
    Lewis Barnes: trumpet
    Eri Yamamoto: piano
    Hamid Drake: drums

    A beautiful 10-minute serving of spiritual music from 2007 by the prolific free jazz bassist William Parker. Imagine early '70s modal jazz a la Pharoah Sanders with the lyricism of Curtis Mayfield or Nina Simone.

  11. Comment on Thoughts on feeling like you're posting too many links when there is not enough content in ~tildes

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    One thing that has been stopping me from posting songs (besides a lack of time and energy) is that if I find something that is worth posting, I can never decide if it belongs as a post to ~music...

    One thing that has been stopping me from posting songs (besides a lack of time and energy) is that if I find something that is worth posting, I can never decide if it belongs as a post to ~music or as a comment in the weekly "what are you listening to" thread. Sometimes I spend a while trying to decide and then just say to hell with it and go do something else.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Allison Leyton-Brown - How I Roll (full album, co-produced by me) in ~music

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    Thank you for taking the time to listen, and for your thoughtful review!

    Thank you for taking the time to listen, and for your thoughtful review!

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  13. Comment on Allison Leyton-Brown - How I Roll (full album, co-produced by me) in ~music

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    Hey all, I mentioned this in the ~creative thread yesterday; I hope it's ok to repost here. Today was release day for an album I co-produced by the NYC and Toronto based pianist/composer Allison...

    Hey all, I mentioned this in the ~creative thread yesterday; I hope it's ok to repost here.

    Today was release day for an album I co-produced by the NYC and Toronto based pianist/composer Allison Leyton-Brown. These are expanded versions of songs she wrote for the radio show and podcast This American Life. 18 tracks of meditative solo piano, late-night jazz and other eclectic sounds. Link goes to Bandcamp, and it's also available on the other major streaming services. In addition to producing, I also played drums on four of the songs. After many years of performing and recording, this is my first producer credit and I'm pretty excited about it!

    5 votes
  14. Comment on President Trump and first lady Melania have tested positive for coronavirus in ~news

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    It was only a matter of time ... As an aside, it is so weird to get major breaking U.S. news at 1am on the east coast. I can't text any of my friends about it - they're all asleep!

    It was only a matter of time ...

    As an aside, it is so weird to get major breaking U.S. news at 1am on the east coast. I can't text any of my friends about it - they're all asleep!

    19 votes
  15. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    OK, since we're just a couple of hours away from Bandcamp Friday, here it is: Allison Leyton-Brown - How I Roll Happy listening!

    OK, since we're just a couple of hours away from Bandcamp Friday, here it is:

    Allison Leyton-Brown - How I Roll

    Happy listening!

    3 votes
  16. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    An album I co-produced and played drums on is being released tomorrow! It's a mix of ambient solo piano and small-group jazz. All the songs were originally composed as scoring for the public radio...

    An album I co-produced and played drums on is being released tomorrow! It's a mix of ambient solo piano and small-group jazz. All the songs were originally composed as scoring for the public radio show and podcast This American Life. It's my first producer credit. Very excited!

    6 votes