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baystateoftheart
Neil Young as a butternut squash



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#11 | Posted: 02/10/2019 04:05 | Post subject: Reply with quote
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Universal Consciousness by Alice Coltrane

Ok I got around to this and it's an apt title for sure. Feels mind-expanding in the best possible way. Everyone plays so well and so creatively! It is already my favorite free jazz record I've heard, and will be a serious contender for my favorite Alice Coltrane record. 4.5/5.



World Galaxy by Alice Coltrane

This was really great too. Much like Universal Consciousness, there is a lot of transcendent beauty. However, this one has a few passages that veer into cheesiness, and one passage that veers into cacophony, which puts the album a notch lower in my estimation. 4/5.

Fischman, curious to hear your thoughts on them when you get a chance.
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Fischman
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#12 | Posted: 02/10/2019 13:45 | Post subject: Reply with quote
I keep finding classic jazz artists that have eluded me so far. Yesterday, I introduced myself to Johnny Griffin.



Quality blower. I wonder sometimes why an artist like this can fall into near total obscurity. I guess history can only carry so many names forward at a time.
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#13 | Posted: 02/10/2019 20:14 | Post subject: Reply with quote
I played Herbie Hancock's Head Hunters for the first time today. It was interesting. I like some of the unusual instruments he used on there:


Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock
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baystateoftheart
Neil Young as a butternut squash



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#14 | Posted: 02/10/2019 20:53 | Post subject: Reply with quote
Stover75 wrote:
I played Herbie Hancock's Head Hunters for the first time today. It was interesting. I like some of the unusual instruments he used on there:


Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock


Oh yeah, great album! Those who enjoy it might also like the follow-up (among other Hancock albums):


Thrust by Herbie Hancock
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#15 | Posted: 02/10/2019 20:56 | Post subject: Reply with quote
baystateoftheart wrote:
Stover75 wrote:
I played Herbie Hancock's Head Hunters for the first time today. It was interesting. I like some of the unusual instruments he used on there:


Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock


Oh yeah, great album! Those who enjoy it might also like the follow-up (among other Hancock albums):


Thrust by Herbie Hancock


Will definitely check that album out very soon. Thanks man!
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Norman Bates



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#16 | Posted: 02/10/2019 21:32 | Post subject: Reply with quote

Spécial Recueil Souvenir Du Bembeya Ja...z National


Pirates Choice by Orchestra Baobab


African Electronic Music 1975-1982 by Francis Bebey


Djelika by Toumani Diabaté


Juju Music by King Sunny Adé

There's more from where that came from if you're bothered.
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#17 | Posted: 02/10/2019 23:21 | Post subject: Reply with quote
This is an album that, i believe is incredible.I listen to it regularly.
Alicia has created a few albums, but this one highlights
her songwriting, musical arrangements and the best of all, her voice.
She is the real deal, and heaven has blessed us, by giving us a singing angel on this earth.
I'm not sure if this meets your criteria, but i hope it does.
Also, i hope you enjoy her as much as I do.



The Element Of Freedom by Alicia Keys
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sethmadsen
Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis


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Location: Ground Control
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#18 | Posted: 5 days ago | Post subject: Reply with quote
I think it's rad you do this each year!

I have like 4 projects going on right now, but to not participate would make me sad.

I'd like to just say that pretty much any music I love except for classical music is owed to black history. My dad used to sneak away from his Mormon upbringing in Florida and go to tent churches just for the music and the love. I loved hanging out at 7 Elevens in South Central to hear folks gather round for free style rapping. Black culture really is probably as much as 90% of why I love music, even if I'm your typical white dude listening to typical white dude music. So I just wanted to give thanks for this beautiful culture and history and all it represents.

This gem of a fan video and this song still gives me chills nearly every time I see it. Not only is it a banger, but the video celebrates the history of some of the greatest black musicians and the significance they have.


Link


And finally check out this Soul thread which is a fantastic collection of some of the music of Black History:
https://www.besteveralbums.com/phpBB2/v...hp?t=20369

This is called Black Man, but more or less is talking about all races in America. I think this hope and education to kill racism in America is key to Black History:

Link


Sly and The Family Stone did a lot in this regard too.
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Fischman
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#19 | Posted: 5 days ago | Post subject: Reply with quote
Stover75 wrote:
I played Herbie Hancock's Head Hunters for the first time today. It was interesting. I like some of the unusual instruments he used on there:


Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock


Herbie's not just a Black History, but a fairly long and illustrative history of jazz itself, starting with his hard bop debut, moving through post bop, jazz fusion, soul jazz, electronic jazz, and now even rap jazz. Dude's the greatest jazz chameleon this side of Miles Davis!
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