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Old 28th January 2009 | Show parent
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I think what I would like to hear would be Mingus, Max Roach, Dizzy, and... Sun Ra!
Old 1st February 2009 | Show parent
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I think what I would like to hear would be Mingus, Max Roach, Dizzy, and... Sun Ra!
That would be some Real Jazz music!
Old 2nd February 2009 | Show parent
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This is just who I dig, not necessarily based on prowess.

Drums- Chick Webb/Louis Bellson
Bass- Scott LaFaro or Slam Stewart
Piano- Bill Evans
Trumpet- Chet Baker/ Dizzy
Sax- Stan Getz/ Bird
Guitar-Joe Messina (yes, the guy from the funk brothers)
Vibes- Lionel Hampton

smooth but with a nice edge....
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Old 2nd February 2009 | Show parent
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Here's one I'd like to see:

Jack DeJohnette on drums
Monk on Piano
Me on bass (so I can learn as much as I can from the other cats)
Baden Powell on guitar

Cheers,
++aldo
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Originally Posted by Geoff Firebaugh ➡️
This is just who I dig, not necessarily based on prowess.

Bass- Scott LaFaro
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Great choice! He's added to my top bass player list - unless of course, I'm playing that function! heh
Old 2nd February 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by ElMosca ➡️
Here's one I'd like to see:

Jack DeJohnette on drums
Monk on Piano
Me on bass (so I can learn as much as I can from the other cats)
Baden Powell on guitar

Cheers,
++aldo
Yeah, I would like to hear DeJohnette play with Monk. that would be epic.
Old 3rd February 2009 | Show parent
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Art Tatum - Piano
John Coltrane- sax
Wes Montgomery - Guitar
Miles Davis- Trumpet
Elvin Jones- Drums
Charles Mingus- Bass
Old 6th February 2009 | Show parent
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Dead Guys:

Louie Armstrong - trumpet
John Coltrane - tenor sax
Cannonball Adderly - alto sax
Thelonius Monk - piano
Wes Montgomery - guitar
Paul Chambers - bass
Tony Williams - drums


Living Guys:

Cuong Vu - trumpet
Ken Vandermark - tenor sax
Tim Berne - alto sax
Chick Corea - piano
John McLaughlin - guitar
Mark Dresser - bass
Gene Lake - drums
Old 7th February 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Bob Ross ➡️
Dead Guys:

Louie Armstrong - trumpet
John Coltrane - tenor sax
Cannonball Adderly - alto sax
Thelonius Monk - piano
Wes Montgomery - guitar
Paul Chambers - bass
Tony Williams - drums


Living Guys:

Cuong Vu - trumpet
Ken Vandermark - tenor sax
Tim Berne - alto sax
Chick Corea - piano
John McLaughlin - guitar
Mark Dresser - bass
Gene Lake - drums
I like your dead guy band. I'm afraid i'm not familiar with some of the live ones. What is the best thing to check out

Cuong Vu - trumpet
Ken Vandermark - tenor sax
Tim Berne - alto sax
Mark Dresser - bass
Gene Lake - drums

These guys on?

Old 7th February 2009 | Show parent
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I'm not a Jazz fanatic, but ok, my personal little band that I would like to hear:

Miles on trumpet, for all the craziness.
Getz, sax, for all the beauty (I would have had Trane there too, but Getz probably would have killed him if they argued, so..)
Major Holly on bass and Tony Williams on drums for the swing
Randy Weston on piano, to add the blues to things. (Art Tatum for more experimentation.)
Jimmy Smith for the B3 goodness.

And Etta and big Joe Williams alternating on vocals.

So, more of a straight-ahead jazz-blues combo; I'm sure Miles would be dissatisfied, but hey, if I pay the bills, I get to pick.....heh
Old 8th February 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Cosmic Closet ➡️
I'm not a Jazz fanatic, but ok, my personal little band that I would like to hear:

Miles on trumpet, for all the craziness.
Getz, sax, for all the beauty (I would have had Trane there too, but Getz probably would have killed him if they argued, so..)
Major Holly on bass and Tony Williams on drums for the swing
Randy Weston on piano, to add the blues to things. (Art Tatum for more experimentation.)
Jimmy Smith for the B3 goodness.

And Etta and big Joe Williams alternating on vocals.

So, more of a straight-ahead jazz-blues combo; I'm sure Miles would be dissatisfied, but hey, if I pay the bills, I get to pick.....heh

That's a pretty swinging band for a non-jazz-fanatic producer to pick. Nice work.
Old 8th February 2009 | Show parent
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piano... bud powell
bass... ron carter
drums... art blakey

trumpet 1... dizzy gillespie
trumpet 2... lee morgan
trumpet 3... miles davis

tenor 1... john coltrane
tenor 2... ben webster
tenor 3... coleman hawkins

alto 1... charlie parker
alto 2... johnny hodges

trombone 1... jj johnson
trombone 2... sam nanton

guitar... wes montgomery
vibes... lionel hampton

composer, duke ellington
arranger, billy strayhorn, gil evans

maybe they would come up with something good together?
Old 8th February 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by robot gigante ➡️
I think what I would like to hear would be Mingus, Max Roach, Dizzy, and... Sun Ra!
there's an album out there that's close to that...

money jungle... mingus, max roach, duke ellington...
Old 9th February 2009 | Show parent
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I like your dead guy band. I'm afraid i'm not familiar with some of the live ones. What is the best thing to check out

Cuong Vu - trumpet
Ken Vandermark - tenor sax
Tim Berne - alto sax
Mark Dresser - bass
Gene Lake - drums

These guys on?

Not sure what the "best" recording of Cuong Vu is...probably his solo debut. He's best known as a member of the Pat Metheny Group, but unless Cuong took a blow to the head since the last time I heard him that's not at all representative of his aesthetic.

Ken Vandermark has literally hundreds of releases out, I'd look for something by Steelwool Trio, Barrage Double Trio, or The Vandermark Five.

Tim Berne also has a huge discography under his own name. My favorites are his earlier releases, especially Fulton Street Maul, Sanctified Dreams, Fractured Fairytales, & either of the Caos Totale CDs. But he's prolific.

Full disclosure: Vu, Vandermark, & Berne all spent some brief time in my band Debris (Debris -- accommodate the mess) so I'm probably a bit biased!

Mark Dresser played with a lot of Tim Berne's ensembles, but he's probably best represented by his work with Anthony Braxton's quartet in the 1980's. Check out the Birmingham concerts circa 1985 with Marilyn Crispell & Gerry Hemingway.

My favorite Gene Lake recording is Henry Threadgill's Too Much Sugar For A Dime.
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there's an album out there that's close to that...

money jungle... mingus, max roach, duke ellington...
I think Mingus, Max Roach and Dizzy played together on a live album, but the awful sound screwed the whole thing up. Haven't gone so far as to pick it up yet because of that.

But if you add Sun Ra to the mix I think the whole thing would be much, much different than even the three of them together.
Old 10th February 2009 | Show parent
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piano... bud powell
bass... ron carter
drums... art blakey

trumpet 1... dizzy gillespie
trumpet 2... lee morgan
trumpet 3... miles davis

tenor 1... john coltrane
tenor 2... ben webster
tenor 3... coleman hawkins

alto 1... charlie parker
alto 2... johnny hodges

trombone 1... jj johnson
trombone 2... sam nanton

guitar... wes montgomery
vibes... lionel hampton

composer, duke ellington
arranger, billy strayhorn, gil evans

maybe they would come up with something good together?
Our first Big Band. i wonder if those guys could play in a section together or if it would be a big mess. egos???
Old 10th February 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Cosmic Closet ➡️
I'm not a Jazz fanatic, but ok, my personal little band that I would like to hear:

Miles on trumpet, for all the craziness.
Getz, sax, for all the beauty (I would have had Trane there too, but Getz probably would have killed him if they argued, so..)
Major Holly on bass and Tony Williams on drums for the swing
Randy Weston on piano, to add the blues to things. (Art Tatum for more experimentation.)
Jimmy Smith for the B3 goodness.

And Etta and big Joe Williams alternating on vocals.

So, more of a straight-ahead jazz-blues combo; I'm sure Miles would be dissatisfied, but hey, if I pay the bills, I get to pick.....heh
I really loved Miles' tribute album to Jack Johnson. Pretty rockin'! You should check it out if you haven't yet.
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My favorite Gene Lake recording is Henry Threadgill's Too Much Sugar For A Dime.
Love that album - and many other Very Very Circus discs.

Tho I love Laswell/Threadgill, I don't like the 'rock' aesthetic drum sounds on TMSFAD - just feels too trashy and 'wrong' - then again, Threadgill's alto sounds like a friggin buzzsaw, so - I guess that was the sonic direction!

Nice list of players - it must've been a blast to work with those guys! thumbsup
Old 12th February 2009 | Show parent
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Our first Big Band. i wonder if those guys could play in a section together or if it would be a big mess. egos???
I bet they could keep it together, esp. with that kind of talent doing the composition and arrangement. But who knows?
Old 12th February 2009 | Show parent
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Most jazz guys learned from early on how to play in sections and how to parse out their roles. Even when egos were smashing right and eft, the egos are big enough to take it and dish it out, normally with cutting humor, - you know, playing the dozens humor. It's all good.
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No mention of Stanley Clarke? I've never seen anybody do with a bass what he can do. thumbsup
Old 12th February 2009 | Show parent
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Drums: Elvin Jones/Jeff Ballard/ Jim Black
Bass: Dave Holland/Ron Carter/Avishai Cohen
Sax: Coltrane/Zorn/Shorter
Piano: McCoy Tyner/Chick Corea/Joey Calderazzo
Trumpet: Freddie Hubbard/Clifford Brown
Guitar: Bill Frizzel

Any combo of these would be a mutha****er!!!fuuck
Old 24th February 2009 | Show parent
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Chris Botti, Chris Botti, Chris Botti......
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Chris Botti, Chris Botti, Chris Botti......
I don't get it??? No disrespect to chris botti, but??? are you Chris Botti? a little shameless self-promotion never hurt, i guess, but???
Old 24th February 2009 | Show parent
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Hm. John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Clifford Brown, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette.

Beat that.

Nice lineup....

I was just listening to Cannonball's album "Somethin' Else" last night and I was thinking how fantastic it would have been to hear Cannonball and Clifford together. They both had that same bouncy, happy quality to their lines. I'm torn between Chick and a mature Bill Evans on a good night.... Like "The Paris Concert". I'd like Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen on bass. Jack is great.... So musical in his playing.
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I'd like Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen on bass. Jack is great.... So musical in his playing.
Word. The quintessential melodic bass player.

DeJohnette is also a pretty heavy pianist - that shows well in his drumming...
Old 24th February 2009 | Show parent
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It would be a strange format for a jazz group but anyways:

Pat metheny on guitars (interesting to hear him on the synthguitar togheter with miles)
Bill Evans and lyle mays on piano/keyboards (interesting as bill is a huge inspiration for lyle)
Miles Davis on trumpet (well its MILES; nuff said)
Jack deJohnette or Dennis Chambers on drums (different style but both interesting)
jaco pastorius on bass (its jaco…)
michael brecker on sax (wonderful artist)
Old 24th February 2009 | Show parent
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Chris Botti, Chris Botti, Chris Botti......
Sorry - Chris Botti is to jazz what McDonald's is to food...

Tho I respect your right to choose, I feel Botti is similar in scope and demographic as (currrent) Diana Krall is to jazz - not very adventurous, and pandering to sales as opposed to substance and innovation...
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It would be a strange format for a jazz group but anyways:

Pat metheny on guitars (interesting to hear him on the synthguitar togheter with miles)
Bill Evans and lyle mays on piano/keyboards (interesting as bill is a huge inspiration for lyle)
Miles Davis on trumpet (well its MILES; nuff said)
Jack deJohnette or Dennis Chambers on drums (different style but both interesting)
jaco pastorius on bass (its jaco…)
michael brecker on sax (wonderful artist)
I like this line-up. I guess it's pretty similar to my picks. Dennis Chambers would be a very interesting choice on drums. I love his playing although i tend to think of him as more of a heavy hitter, which could work. I always dug his tracks with Scofield.
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