What Are You Spinning Right Now? (Mk. 2)


Surfs up!
(Sounds better on a cheap transistor pocket radio.)


“Ray Bryant Trio” recent Sony budget reissue. Bryant had such a wonderfully confident touch and steady sense of time.


Bach cello suites. Mauro Valli. 24/96. I am finding them a little dry and intellectual. Nothing wrong with that I suppose.



Andrew Hill, “Pax” Blue Note Connoisseur series CD



Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114
Martin Fröst, clarinet
Roland Pöntinen, piano
Torleif Thedéen, cello


ECM fans - check this out:



Black Vest


Gettin’ a guitar fix. Kenny Burrell “Bluesin’ Around” Sony Japan budget cd reissue

Alto Saxophone – Leo Wright (tracks: 6-8)
Bass – George Duvivier (tracks: 4), Major Holley (tracks: 1-3, 5, 9)
Drums – Jimmy Crawford (tracks: 3, 5, 4), Joe Dukes (tracks: 6-8), Louis Hayes (tracks: 4), Osie Johnson (tracks: 1, 2)
Electric Guitar – Kenny Burrell
Organ – Jack McDuff* (tracks: 6-8)
Piano - Hank Jones (tracks: 1-5, 9)
Tenor Saxophone – Illinois Jacquet (tracks: 1-3, 5, 9)
Trombone – Eddie Bert (tracks: 4)


Marc Johnson “Shades of Jade” ECM Records


Horace Silver “The Stylings of Silver” Blue Note TOCJ 24 bit CD.


“Al Haig plays the music of Jerome Kern” (Helen Merrill Presents)


I searched for the lute music to no avail on Qobuz but the search threw up some albums I would not normally have come across. I am absolutely delighted with this one. A wonderful clear crisp sound despite ‘only’ being 16/44.1




Qobuz 44.1/24


Have heard quite a few albums by Horace Silver. Not this one though. Need to check it out.


I like Ars Antiqua Austria.


It’s a good one! Farmer and Mobley and Silver are all leaders at this time and worked well together before and after. . . . Silver is very “on” and there’s some wonderful piano playing here very clearly recorded. I particularly like the Mobley solos here.



So right. This is one of my fave R&R albums of late 60s -early 70s. Peter Green was ACTUALLY god and was backed by the best rhythm section in R&R. What could go wrong? Oh right, LSD …