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atane:

I never cared for solo piano albums. I find them painfully boring. I need a fleshed out rhythm section, or a horn or two. However, Thelonious Monk is the exception. His playing makes not having a band an afterthought. It’s a thing of beauty to listen to him play by himself. When you listen to Thelonious Alone in San Francisco, you realize how phenomenal he was. It’s like he had 30 fingers.

Happy birthday Monk.

atane:

I never cared for solo piano albums. I find them painfully boring. I need a fleshed out rhythm section, or a horn or two. However, Thelonious Monk is the exception. His playing makes not having a band an afterthought. It’s a thing of beauty to listen to him play by himself. When you listen to Thelonious Alone in San Francisco, you realize how phenomenal he was. It’s like he had 30 fingers.

Happy birthday Monk.

atane:

Freddie Hubbard - Ready For Freddie

Talking with a friend about McCoy Tyner’s side man appearances. This record came up. He was on fire for this entire LP. Favorite track is Arietis.

atane:

Elvin Jones and Richard Davis - Heavy Sounds. Original pressing from 1967 in excellent condition.

Today is Elvin Jones’ birthday. I’ve always liked the cover of this LP. It feels like you can taste the smoke.

atane:

Elvin Jones and Richard Davis - Heavy Sounds. Original pressing from 1967 in excellent condition.

Today is Elvin Jones’ birthday. I’ve always liked the cover of this LP. It feels like you can taste the smoke.

atane:

For Bird Fans: Charlie Parker at Storyville.
This LP was originally a broadcast for a Boston radio station in 1953. It was later released on Blue Note records. It should be noted that Parker was never signed to Blue Note records. They just had the rights to the broadcast.
This LP is a great way to listen to a live recording of Bird’s later period.

Bird on Blue Note.

atane:

For Bird Fans: Charlie Parker at Storyville.

This LP was originally a broadcast for a Boston radio station in 1953. It was later released on Blue Note records. It should be noted that Parker was never signed to Blue Note records. They just had the rights to the broadcast.

This LP is a great way to listen to a live recording of Bird’s later period.

Bird on Blue Note.

atane:

Fela Kuti - Expensive Shit
The text on the upper left of the LP says "The men in uniform alleged I swallowed some quantity of hemp. My shit was sent for lab test. Result-negative. Which brings us to…EXPENSIVE SHIT.”

atane:

Fela Kuti - Expensive Shit

The text on the upper left of the LP says "The men in uniform alleged I swallowed some quantity of hemp. My shit was sent for lab test. Result-negative. Which brings us to…EXPENSIVE SHIT.”