Saturday, February 2, 2013

Blue Note 1524

This is at least semi-wild.Kenny Dorham (trumpet); Kenny Burrell (guitar); J.R. Monterose (tenor saxophone); Bobby Timmons (piano); Sam Jones (bass); Arthur Edgehill (drums). Cafe Bohemia, New York, NY, 31 May 1956.
Never heard of any of these cats ('cept Kenny Burrell, natch, who comes in in the middle to whiten things up a little).

8 comments:

OBS said...

That's some good shit right there.

Up to this point I thought you only listened to Reggae.

Brendan Keefe said...

You've never heard of Sam Jones?

I think if you look back over your music collection you'll say, "Oh, yeah, THAT Sam Jones."

Good tune, though. Thanks.

M. Bouffant said...

Catholic (Musical Taste) Editor:
We did think Sam Jones sounded familiar, but then thought, nah, thinking of Elvin Jones.

Used to be pretty much a free jazz fan, but have been digging the bop lately (must come w/ age).

And don't make us show off by playing symphony music.

Brendan Keefe said...

Eh, to me, you could never be showing off. Just showing me what's what.

I will say, though, that I am finally starting to feel okay about not so much liking the free jazz or bebop. At least as I understand those terms. I like ... what, a firmer beat? A simpler rhythm? Probably the latter is what more sophisticated listeners would say.

Weird Dave said...

Isn't it more like dub?

Weird Dave said...

And Zappa.

OBS said...

I will say, though, that I am finally starting to feel okay about not so much liking the free jazz or bebop. At least as I understand those terms. I like ... what, a firmer beat? A simpler rhythm? Probably the latter is what more sophisticated listeners would say.

I hear you on that.

The shit I really don't like is stuff that comes off as if it's just a bunch of stoned wankers with absolutely no rhythm whatsoever. It may be some super complex ridiculously detailed mathematically-correct rhythm played by a bunch of technical geniuses, but it comes off sounding like a terrible middle-school band arrangement. Do. Not. Want.

I'm not enough of a musician to know why I like some of it and not others, but I do know some of it just seems to sound like shit, rhythmically.

Brendan Keefe said...

One thing that's always been a source of comfort -- and also, an incentive to be more tolerant* of others' tastes -- is a line from the Duke:

If it sounds good, it is good.
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* I still draw lines at Kenny G and Foreigner, though.

Popularity. Like Junior High. This is mostly because I'm curious. You should all be ashamed.