As a follow-up to a post by serhan, I am initiating a thread dedicated to all things jazz with its primary focus on jazz you are listening to and your comments regarding the listening experience. I must say the thread title is not of my own doing but of friends who have a weekly, (Thursdays 2-5pm) radio program dedicated to Jazz, entitled Strictly Jazz Sounds. They are rather shy so I won’t name them here, but they do provide for incredible jazz on a community radio station, WORT-89.9FM.
What I am hoping for with this thread, and the PS Audio Community’s support is a place to share our jazz listening experience. Tell us what you are listening to and share your impressions of that listening experience. The conversation is as important, or maybe more important, than sharing the title or album cover alone.The intent would be to share new jazz releases, performances that are more obscure, and those performances one is passionate about. Discussion regarding each performance is strongly encouraged.
Jazz is an interesting category and it means many things to different ears. As this thread progresses we can discuss that aspect as well.
I’d like to kick this thread off with an acknowledgement to Lonson, who recently posted Sonny Stitt’s Live at the Hi-Hat Vol. 2. That post rekindled my interest in creating this thread.
The Sonny Stitt album I am sharing is a little less known number entitled Tune-up! released as Cobblestone CST 9013, and reissued on the more familiar Muse label, MR 5334. Players in addition to Sonny (as,ts), Barry Harris §, Sam Jones (b), and Alan Dawson (dr). have had an affinity for Sonny Stitt for a long time, especially for his carrying forward the tradition of Charlie Parker’s be-bop and building on that tradition.
With that, Mr Sonny Stitt and Tune-up!