tom kha gai wrote:pretty much any recording that drummer hamid drake plays on is a sure bet to blow your mind.
mike wrote:tom kha gai wrote:pretty much any recording that drummer hamid drake plays on is a sure bet to blow your mind.
[color=brown]Oh how true. I stumbled upon Hamid Drake on a whim while visiting Chicago many years ago.
.:.impossible. wrote:Although Vandermark catches a lot of flack, I like his School Days band. I'm looking forward to hearing the Okka double with Atomic.
Chicagoans check out Fred Anderson. Von Freeman. Roscoe Mitchell. Joseph Jarman. Lester Bowie. Famadou! AEC. AACM. The list will go on forever.
I'm a big fan of anything with Jimmy Garrison on it. He's not from Chicago though.
.:.impossible. wrote:Chicagoans check out Fred Anderson. Von Freeman. Roscoe Mitchell. Joseph Jarman. Lester Bowie. Famadou! AEC. AACM. The list will go on forever. .
.:.impossible. wrote:I was just throwing out names of musicians that I associate with Chicago. Lester Bowie has passed away. Malachi did pass winter of this year. Roscoe, though is still very much alive!
How about Henry Threadgill and Air?!!!
Or Chicago era Sun Ra? Some great Chicago musicians picked up and moved to Philly, then to NYC to be with Sun Ra's group (and they were barely able to afford food!)
squirrel wrote:my 2 pennies:
albert ayler's complete impulse recordings released a few years ago blew me the fuck away.
eric dolphy--out to lunch (epic record in my life)
pharoah sanders--cohort of coltrane in the late 60's. his solo stuff post coltrane is dope. his recordings were done in that "everybody here is also a percussionist" style. lots of thumb pianos and african percussion and shit. check out karma, black unity, jewels of thought and summun, bukmun, umyun.
thelonious monk--anything. this man changed the way i listen to music
there is a good deal of free jazz recordings that just blow. this is more often music to witness than to purchase. beware.
apart from fahey's records, charlie brown christmas can't be touched.
everybody loves brubeck
oliver nelson--the blues and the abstract truth
cannonball adderly--something else
okay maybe that was more than two pennies. i'm going to stop myself now.
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