The week's listening...
Largo Ostinato. Lou Harrison. Anthony De Mare.
Warszawa. Eno/Bowie via Philip Glass.
At the River. Charles Ives. Degaetini/Kalish. Sideshow. Boatwright/Kirkpatrick. Especially Kalish.
Ann Street. Charles Ives.
Just an Ordinary Guy. Ricky Ian Gordon. Kristin Chenoweth.
Society Red. Dexter Gordon. With Freddie Hubbard.
On Gossamer Wings. Benny Golson. Lara Downes.
Pharoah's Dance. Joe Zawinul. Miles David. In a good way.
Side Band. Arnold Dreyblatt. In a flowing way.
I Buried Paul. Michael Gordon. In a bad way. Aieee.
Bee Vamp. Booker Little. Eric Dolphy.
Without a Song. Sonny Rollins.
Fusion on a giant scale, less challenging and angry than it seemed 30 years ago.
Daring and style, or if you prefer, guts and grace, are two essential characteristics of the extraordinary trumpeter, leader, composer, and perpetual catalyst...
Miles Davis on Miles Davis:
In high school, I was the best in the music class on trumpet and the rest knew it, but all the contest prizes went to the boys with the blue eyes. It made me so mad I made up my mind to outdo anybody white on my horn. If I hadn't met that prejudice, I probably wouldn't have had as much drive in my work.