I only have ‘The Shape Of Jazz To Come’. Which albums do you recommend?
@jowls I think the two albums he released before that is a great start; Something Else!!!! and Tomorrow Is The Question! , both released on Contemporary Records.
They both point in the direction he was going.
Then if you like Shape Of Jazz, I can really recommend getting the Atlantic collection "Beauty Is A Rare Thing".
Of course "At the golden circle" 1 and 2 is a must, especially for a Swede like myself, and The Foxhole. Both released on Blue Note.
Town Hall is a FANTASTIC recording after the Atlantic years, released on legendary ESP.
We haven't even reached the seventies yet :)
Great recs man thanks! I've seen him twice and like our pal jowls only have Shape of Jazz on vinyl. Might get the Atlantic box next and look at a few others you mention.
@brencho do it, and have the courage to look further. There’s a lot in his catalogue after Atlantic and Blue Note that people tend to ignore or not know about.
I just fired up ‘Something Else’ on Qobuz. Damn, nice! My brain doesn’t deal with hard pans very well though. Apparently there is a mono cut so I will try to hunt that down. Thanks.
@jowls happy you liked it!
Agreed re hard-pan. I used to do a mixdown to mono using waves NX until I settled with a bit more liberal setting. But without that I can’t stand it on headphones.
I really like "Body Meta" and "Dancing In Your Head" because they sound like listening to the bar band on a cruise liner while on heavy painkillers. Any other recos in that direction?
@Garns fantastic analogy! I've always thought 'Voice Poetry' sounds like the feeling you have when you've had a liquid lunch on a sunny day and then walks down the city streets with sunglasses on feeling like a million bucks yet with a bit of a stagger :D
@Garns Have you heard Steve Lehman? Try 'Demian As Posthuman' and perhaps 'Dual Identity' with Rudresh Mahanthappa (also featuring Steve Lehman).
Perhaps also Functional Arrhythmias by Steve Coleman and Five Elements.
Cool, thanks, will give 'em a listen!
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