What are you listening to today?

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  1. Ed

    Ed Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Right now I'm listening to the World Saxophone Quartet and the tune Prelude to a Kiss.

    An interesting take on Duke Ellington to say the least!
     
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    Now we're on to Mulligan's Re-Birth of the Cool. Gotta love Mel Torme on vocals.
     
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    I'm listening to Orlando "Maraca" Valle's Havana Calling. There is some amazing flute playing and great alto and sop too.

    That World Saxophone Quartet album is awesome. Hamiet Bluiett's playing on Sophisticated Lady kills me every time!
     
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    Hamiet Bluiett's playing is really amazing.
     
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    Still listening to the various recordings by The Seatbelts (Yoko Kanno's band from Cowboy Bebop).
     
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    I've moved on to some Steve Coleman. Infectious stuff.
     
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    Royal City Sax Quartet. Their Six Brown Brothers CD is great.
     
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    The Beatles, One.
     
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    Stan Getz - Anniversary

    The late Stan Getz albums (Anniversary, Serenity, People Time) are my favorites.
     
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    Really, really bad sports talk radio. My wife borrowed the FM transmitter for my MP3 player.
     
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    I'm listening to one of my favorite Stan Getz recordings: Focus. Many thanks to Greg Fishman who turned me on to it.
     
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    The Beatles, Abbey Road.

    FWIW, I again listened to VeggieTales last night. There's a lot of sax in that ...
     
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    The Sweeney Todd film soundtrack.

    There's some great woodwind playing, especially the angst-filled upper bassoon passages in the opening number.
     
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    Cake, Comfort Eagle. "He will call you 'DUDE'!" (If you've never heard of Cake, this is a nice album to start with.)

    Yes, I'm going off-topic with my listening choices (for this area, at least), but after awhile, even Brubeck sounds about the same and, while I'm a fan of PLAYING classical sax, I'm not as much a fan of listening to it. Hey, most of the classical stuff I've played was a transcription of something, anyhow. I liked listening to the originals :).
     
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    I was all over the board today. Just put Rhapsody on Random and heard some Getz followed by some Mulligan followed by Jackson Browne followed by various other bits of jazz and rock.
     
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    Collecting different versions of "Besame Mucho" and stumbled onto Perez Prado, ha ha.

    If there was ever a need to sample something and have it available for performance, it's that holler he does in almost every song... hmm. Let's see if I can.... there it is.

    http://www.saxtrolls.net/prado_yell.wav

    Put this on your V-drums and be a mambo king.

    If you absolutely MUST hear it in context... I have a Besame Much folder started.
    http://www.saxtrolls.net/Standards/Besa ... eMucho.mp3

    Ooah!
     
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    Quintette a vent Estria - Petite suite maritime.

    It's just out on the ATMA classique label. Great sounding ww5 from Quebec.
     
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    Hey, I should ask, because Merlin would know.

    Merlin, when I lived in Buffalo, some 17 years ago, there was a Toronto-based radio station that would play stuff like "Take Five" followed by Debussy followed by some 60's pop song followed by St?phane Grappelli. Have you heard of the station and know the channel? I visit my folks in Buffalo every year or so and WBFO is a little too ... lame.

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    I was again listening to The Seatbelts, Tank! The! Best!
     
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    Lite rock. It's been a hard day.
     
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    CBC Radio One has a show broadcast nationally in Canada called Disc Drive that does exactly that type of programming. Check out the CBC web site - you can probably get the feed from there.

    Jazz FM in Toronto has quite a large listener base in WNY as well.
     
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