Jazz for aficionados


Jazz for aficionados

I'm going to review records in my collection, and you'll be able to decide if they're worthy of your collection. These records are what I consider "must haves" for any jazz aficionado, and would be found in their collections. I wont review any record that's not on CD, nor will I review any record if the CD is markedly inferior. Fortunately, I only found 1 case where the CD was markedly inferior to the record.

Our first album is "Moanin" by Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers. We have Lee Morgan , trumpet; Benney Golson, tenor sax; Bobby Timmons, piano; Jymie merrit, bass; Art Blakey, drums.

The title tune "Moanin" is by Bobby Timmons, it conveys the emotion of the title like no other tune I've ever heard, even better than any words could ever convey. This music pictures a person whose down to his last nickel, and all he can do is "moan".

"Along Came Betty" is a tune by Benny Golson, it reminds me of a Betty I once knew. She was gorgeous with a jazzy personality, and she moved smooth and easy, just like this tune. Somebody find me a time machine! Maybe you knew a Betty.

While the rest of the music is just fine, those are my favorite tunes. Why don't you share your, "must have" jazz albums with us.

Enjoy the music.
orpheus10

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Beautifully living...

Thanks mary_jo

Thanks Keely Smith is one of my favorite singer....

Long drive today, but it led to a couple reminders from the masters:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPr3yvkHYsE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUC8NuiuXcs
thanks i appreciate these 2 atonishing links right now....


Unknown true really good Jazz albums are not so rare but not so common also...

After Bill Charlap trios, and Eddie Higgins trios, all really, really good...

A bit more creative is the Renee Rosnes Trios, so good, that i can found excuses for the silence around the 2 underestimated trios i just speak about, but this one is really out of the ordinary...No excuse for not recognizing  it or speaking about it.....

Great pianists all three.... But Renee is my first choice....She is the wife of Bill Charlap.... Too late guys!
I cannot believe that this vibraphonist of truly great genius was not more known...His name is Walt Dickerson and Sun Ra who was a great discoverer of musical genius play the second fiddle on piano with him on 2 cd...This is one, look for the other also...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqrVpT_Kl9E

 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtBtuvq581U

I listen to the marvellous cd of Irene Kral : " where is love ? "

It is a pure gem....

Very few can sing with this natural and simple musicality in each words....


If you can hear and "see" the rainbow passing with each inflexion of his voice when she sing some syllable, your audio system is good... If not.... Its too bad.... :)
I listen many cd files with Bobo Stenson... Jazz of the high order creative musicality without much use of formulas....

Probably my favorite Jazz musician, because no one is more economical, no one is more sentimentally involved in the song, no one is more humble with his instrument because Chet forgot always himself in the music he play...We even forgot that this is a trumpet, subsist only a passing cloud in front of a stay forever sun, like a pure melody appearing in front of the heart....

He is the greatest trumpet player, not because of what he do or could do with the trumpet , but because of what he dont do ever and never will do...He most of the times slowly articulated each part of a melody like spoken words...

Playing slowly the trumpet notes like he did and making each one of them expressive in his own way is very difficult...More difficult than playing virtuoso and speed with high notes...

I am not a trumpet player... You could ask me how can i know what is the more difficult way to play at the trumpet?

I will answer easily... Look for any trumpeter and compare him with Chet...No one is able to slowly "spoke" with the trumpet at the expressive mastery level of Chet... Go now and look for virtuosos who play full speed ... There is plenty of them and i like them all because i like trumpet... But i love Chet...

There is some few others i love, but they have all their own "aural spectral expressive sound ", because i like that, none "spoke" with the trumpet though...

Music comes from the heart and nothing can destroy the heart, nor the drugs, nor the lost of his teeth...He learn to play anew at the same level... No other trumpetist will ever be able to do that i think...He played for the music ONLY never for the drug he need and pay for....For sure he was gravely ill all his life by drug ....But miraculously music never disapeared in meaningless concerts to pay for drug...I own more than one hundred of his best albums then i know him....

He was a withered and consumed angel....

 

 

For the same reason i love Bill Evans... They are twins...

Chet - the first 3 minutes are sublime.

Happynew year ro all souls and friends....

Wow! i did not know Barry Harris thanks frogman...

I wish you the best year to come ever and to all our friends...

Someone able to put out there dozens of cd at the same level of musicality for the heart is truly not only a good musician but a genius...The accomplice guitarist is also near genius to me, and the bassist is at least perfect....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IfmEmZQ5wk
  1. First time I’ve ever heard "... is at least perfect." Gotta love it. Chet’s playing is at least perfect, as always.
For me Chet is not perfect but higher than perfection: in a controlled living imperfection.... That is true genius....You can learn to play perfect with practise but you cannot learn genius because there is no formula you are born with it or not...

For example i admire Kenneth Wheeler, his trumpet playing is perfect.... But it is a notch under controlled living imperfection....Then he is not affecting the living heart so much that Chet can....

« Imperfection is the peak»- Poet René Char
My remark was not for correcting your post but only to express my perception...

And perfection is not mechanical....

Listen the difference between Kenneth Wheeler  that is a great artist and not mechanical at all producing   for example one of the best jazz album of the decade ; " a widow at the window".... Nothing mechanical in this perfection...

But if you listen Chet after that you will be confronted to the MYSTERY of the controlled living imperfection. like an acrobat walking miraculousaly in a tight rope and moving your heart....

Kenneth Wheeler is one of my favorite artist by the way...

Chet is only in a league of his own....

If you like classical piano compare the controlled living imperfection in his playing of the pianist Ervin Nyiregyházi to almost any other "perfect" pianist, there will be no match...

Some artist live simply  on a league of their own...

Thanks for your appreciation and my best to you....

I like Enrico Rava, i think i own 25 albums at least....Those 2 also... He was a disciple of Chet like were some Italian jazz musicians fascinated in their young age by Chet who go to italia many times for some concerts......

Thanks...

An imperfect beating of the heart by the most amazing trumpetist, which has a never perfect playing, only living singing playing and so modest under the spell of any melody that it takes times before i decide that indeed he was the greatest trumpetist... 😎

All the others are perfect when they can, but they dont sing with the golden instrument forgetting sound and any  perfection...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6mfWun73vI

One of the greatest instrumental song in jazz....Eerily faithful to the emotion and to nothing else....No more ego only each nude note....

On par with "kind of blue" for me....Perfect epitome of what the best jazz is: spontaneously beating heart....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdDhinO58ss

Thanks very much to the poster...

I must say that i did not know much about Herbie Hancock, and i am in a frenzie grab of him now....

 

mksun

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This is one of my Desert “Island” Discs. 😀

Herbie Hancock musically inventive and rythmically never boring, never only "spectacular" but in complete control of the flowing line on these 6 ALBUMS ...

Wow! just damn good... Sometimes good is enough....

 

I never has known  Hancock was so good....The quality of his musical output from bluenote is homogenous...not a single less interesting track...

Thanks...

There is NO greatest guitarist...

But there is some that are very great....

Ostad Elahi is for Yehudi Menuhin one of the greatest musical experience in his life if we read him...Same for me...

I own many Joe Pass album, saying that he cannot play is akin to ridiculize ourself.... Sorry....Joe Pass did not even need any argument for his defense....Saying that Einstein is a moron mind is on the same level....

Taste in music dont mean anything if we cannot first experience all true geniuses....And true geniuses, even those which we dont love dearly ask for respect...

Our tastes NEVER set the rule for what is great, our tastes judge us first, not the music....



A true guitarist for me but on the Persian 5 strings tanbur designed by the master himself ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6thX7sG9OWc&list=RDkxQqsM07yRw&index=10


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzgA33UZkac&list=RDkxQqsM07yRw&index=16
pjw81563

Thanks to you...

I did not have the knowledge of jazz that some demontrated here, but i listen Jazz with great pleasure...

My best to you.....

Also, this is not real Persian music
Your opinion here is just the same bullshit that you give about Pass "who does not know how to play"...

You take pleasure to object to everyone?

When someone speak of American music this encompass ALL genre Bernstein and Bob Dylan not only traditional folk older music...

Ostad Elahi is a sufi mystic who improvize on one of the most used instrument in Iranian music the tanbur.... Alizadeh is a contemporary composer and master of the tar...

wikipedia:
« Elahi’s music is rooted in a TRADITION involving the rhythmic recital and invocation of sacred texts in devotional gatherings, accompanied by various instruments such as the tanbur (an ancient lute), the ney (reed flute) and the daf (frame drum).[20] »

This is PURE persian/iranian instrument....Persia/Iran has millenia of various music tradition coming from old Persia or India or Turkey etc........Sufism is certainly a very important one...




Everyone cannot be fooled....



Easter holiday and i am alone relaxing...

I am surprized by the intoxicating enebriation given by Larry Young and Grant Green in these blue note recordings...

Sometimes what struck me with some artists is less their virtuosity than their soul....It is the case here....I like the Hammond touch by a quiet soul....The guitar side is no less finely cool, the word "cool" is at the right place here....The rythm here serve the colors, not the opposite....

All is on youtube:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjPBAau9GmQ&list=PL0q2VleZJVEmARnuPzft-g9N5QqVxBOSA&index=2


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0FpcX0HVwM&list=PL0q2VleZJVEmARnuPzft-g9N5QqVxBOSA
I have posted this at least a couple of times previously.  It is one of my favorite records and a real sleeper which seems to stay under the radar.  Amazing lineup:

https://youtu.be/aB1H4dJVvvk

https://youtu.be/M0Q7BM0_oLE

https://youtu.be/rZC7mEzczEI
Thanks for this one....

I am very please to have your opinion about him because i like his way very much....I am not a musician myself ...

My best to you....
I just discovered a "clue" about his harmony and melodical obsession in an article which was his obituary:

Dickerson’s first step upon buying a new pair of mallets is to strip away their fur; he then soaks the exposed rubber tips in a mineral solution to get a sound he describes as "plush," though paradoxically, it is also hard. His use of smaller mallets, gripped closer to the tip than is the custom for vibraphonists, allows Dickerson extraordinary speed on the bars, and because he uses his motor and damping bar so sparingly (if tellingly), he vibrates less than any other vibraphonist. The tradeoff is a lack of volume commensurate to Dickerson’s lack of vibrato, and this is surely one of the reasons why he steadfastly refuses offers to work as a sideman, why he has never featured a horn in his own groups... and why he now mostly plays solo on his frequent trips to Europe and Japan. He is one of only a handful of improvisers whose instrumental style amounts to a free-standing musical conception.

https://indianapublicmedia.org/nightlights/vibes-for-walt-walt-dickerson-rip.php


Then what give to his sound his power was precisely what make him also a "soloist" and an isolate player in his own world...

He is one of the best vibrationist i know of....And this is precisely his uniqueness that push him into a  relative oblivion....

Great artists are not always well known....What attract me to him was the 2 cd he recorded with Sun Ra as side man.... Sun Ra a great artist himself never was or at least not very often the side man of any other artist.... That speak something about Dickerson genius...

In fact, many, if not most, of my favorite artists of all time in any style  are not so well known or never inherited the recognition they deserve for the same reason, like in the case of Dickerson....I never realized that till this year...



An enigma to solve.....

Why one of the best vibraphonist i know of has recorded so little?

He plays searching harmony and harmonics more than rythm for sure...

(88) Liz - Walt Dickerson - YouTube

My local Ford dealer treats all his customers as if they are audiophiles. He charges about 300 dollars extra for filling the tires of his NEW cars with pure Nitrogen.
It cost me thirty bucks in Canada to fill my Toyota with nitrogen.... 😁😊

Ok i apologize for my astonishing surprize and post, i will go back to "impressions of a patch of blue" a great Dickerson album indeed...
Some songs and singers are mysterious...

It is not jazz and i apologize...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I

But it reveal why music is about soul...Whatever the style diffrence or nevermind the  genre difference....

Like in "soul music", like Otis Reading singing " the dock of the bay", when i listened to him from a small transistor radio when i was 14 years old, without knowing what is "soul" but feeling it for the first time perhaps....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyPKRcBTsFQ
@mahgister
I had a 7" 45 RPM vinyl copy of "THE DOCK OF THE BAY" on the "Volt" label. I was about 10 years old at the time.

I also post music from time to time that is not jazz. Yesterday I posted a couple of Bee Gees tunes after our resident bird watcher Marija had brought up the relationship/love topic.

The "OVER THE RAINBOW" on the ukulele is cool. This ukulele (banjo) song is probably the most well known in the USA. Fast forward to 2:45.

(28) Deliverance - Dueling Banjos (HQ) - YouTube

Another version of OVER THE RAINBOW by the alto master Art Pepper

(28) Over The Rainbow - YouTube
Thanks for your interesting links 

Over the rainbow is one of my tune for sure like most of us.....

I wish you the best....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rd8VktT8xY
Wow beautiful....

Very different then my favorite version but on par with it because of the difference in the way emotions are communicated between the 2 but with complete truthfulness in the expression...

Combative viril moving trust in one side, vibrant fragile growing and touching hope on the feminine side...

Thanks
Still, there’s something about young Judy Garland’s......
You bet! i discovered like many  the song with her....
 Thanks 
mahgister, that Over the Rainbow is often on my play list. Love that simplicity.
For me in spite of ALL the other very beautiful rendition, this one is the more uplifting and spiritual...

 The singer was revered like a god by his people and die young....

Regards...
Notice how incredibly together and tight Monk and Rouse are playing this typically Monkish disjointed and obtuse melody.  Very hard to do and not heard too often:

https://youtu.be/qweSlfP6BtI
Amazing...
I love Curtis Fuller’s playing. Wonderful player with a very impressive discography. One of the many impressive things about this great player is the fact that he got a very late start on his instrument. He didn’t start playing trombone until his late teens and by the time he was in his early twenties he has moved to NY and had taken the NYC Jazz scene by storm. Pretty impressive by any standard. I love his tone on the instrument, not particularly brassy, but dark and velvety instead.

I first heard Fuller on this record, when I was collecting anything and all by the great Phil Woods. This record is also a great example of what a great arranger Woods was:

https://youtu.be/8_ILn8GDVts

https://youtu.be/wLv8cPZuBlA

There are many great Curtis Fuller records, but I would wager that if a survey were taken this record would get the most votes for being his greatest. I love the very relaxed vibe of the music on this recording:

https://youtu.be/q-zNWpdcxvQ

https://youtu.be/4BRma2HD8dw

https://youtu.be/gLPXDrxps0Q
I explored jazz for many years now and i confess that i was knowing Curtis Fuller only by name not much more...

I must than thank you for drawing my attention to this supreme craftmanship...

He does not play trombone, he voice it to speak with it.....

I just listened 3 of his albums in a row....

It remind me of Chet Baker who does not play trumpet either but voice it to speak with it which is very different for me than playing the notes so virtuosively possible it is...

Very few artist could speak with their instrument save the greatest ....

 After all music and speech are linked by the same placenta in the womb of Eve....

Thanks ....


This is one of the best jazz albums ever recorded, and like so many of the best jazz albums recorded in this time period, Curtis Fuller is on the playlist.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6s00_OIzHE


I go on with this suggested album, which is indeed very well recorded and very good...Thanks very much for this great album....

I love Curtis Fuller singin’g and voicin’g his trombone...

I particularly like musician able to make their instrument speak intimately more than making even magnificent sounds sessions  together....

They are great musicians that plays witthout making their instrument speak like a human voice...My point is not to make some superior and other inferiors...Not at all.... But i prefer an intimate inner speaking coming from jazzmen especially....Anyway i can appreciate any great musicians for what they truly are: souls in the making and coming together...

Coming back to this intimate speech, like the one of Chet Baker or Bill evans, or Curtis Fuller, when they forget to make only music with other musicians but spoke spontaneously for themselves, i discovered this magnificent album of Grant Green with Sonny Clark....

Grant Green spoke with a guitar sound characteristical of those years imbued then for me with some nostalgia....

The style of Clark pianist and Green wed well together....They speak more than plays...They succeed speaking with one another here....


One thing is sure Grant Green is a very great musician....Not only a  very great guitar player and not mostly just that...His tone extreme sensibility and his sticking to his internal speech make him an artist living in his own world....

It is less jazz then, when we listen to him, than Grant Green music....

Grant Green
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDDQsIu9FFE
The most important component remains, as always, the room.
i will not contradict this wise and experienced opinion...


I cannot believe there is no review of this album on amazon...

Curtis Fuller was a discovery for me thanks to frogman...

I listen many albums....

This one is the last but not the least...

2 trombones, a great pianist, and percussion, playing hard bop from a warm planet called " jazz unknown gem"

The sound recording is good....



Kai winding and Curtis Fuller: " Bone appetit"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z_gKeyo03M
Thanks for this one ....

Wow..... Very good and i just begin to listen....
mahgister:

"It seems I am not tired ever of Grant Green".

There’s something very bracing/refreshing about Green’s relatively cool tone. Kenny Burrell is great but he and most other Jazz guitarists of that era utilized such a bass-heavy tone. To me, that somewhat dull, thick sound becomes monotonous rather quickly but I don’t find that’s true with Green-- there’s a vibrant, singing quality to every note that I find very appealing.

Of course, Green (for much of his Blue Note work, at least) played an ES330 -- which is a considerable thinner-bodied instrument than the bigger Jazz boxes commonly used by Burrell, Montgomery, J. Smith, Ellis, etc., so that’s also a factor.
You put it the way i would have wanted to say it....Thanks....

With Joe Pass speaking intimate  tone, i enjoy Green simple singing qualities very much...

Among my 2 favorites in guitar jazz.... There is many more others to enjoy for sure.... But love love with reason or without....

Perhaps not Jazz in the usual way....

But  i like all the " books of angels" John Zorn comnposition of  300 songs....

Here a  concert extract of volume 1 with Jamie Saft trio....

Very enligtening and illuminating original  music....




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK9KJCkxFhw
You work with people who work or dream in automatic pilot like robot with no consciousness of their own...

In contrast you are a free human soul with a moral compass navigating seriously the reality...Not surprizingly your emotions are involved.... Theirs are not.... Save for recognizing you to be a zealot...You are not.... They are dead bodies....


My best to you...
**** It looks like there is good stuff to be found beyond '65, after all.... ****

Ya think?!  😊

Ted Rosenthal:

https://youtu.be/4iXoJQOFSco

https://youtu.be/TSk2gwvRfOM
My thanks for master frogman....

I really like Ted Rosenthal.....
Glad you liked it, mahgister.

Here is another interesting pianist that I enjoy. Subtle and introspective approach with a remarkably gentle tone.

https://youtu.be/lmKOVUF6kNY

https://youtu.be/UqydkoacVwg

https://youtu.be/kNhrygNQthw

(Maybe Alex will like this one)
 Wow thanks it seems completely different playing than the other pianists i already own...

You said it :  introspective and a gentle tone...

I love him....

I will lok for  his albums thanks....

I am grateful because you have  discerning taste not only taste....I will read all your recommendations, like say someone else we are lucky that you are here with us....

My deepest regards...
Sometimes musicians impose on themselves rigorous constraints that put them in the directtion that synchronize entirely with their soul expression ONLY and first...Music expression is subordinated to their soul expression...Music serve them...

Sometimes musicians impose on themselves rigorous constraints that put them in the direction that mobilize all the soul powers ONLY and first to the music expression... Their soul expression is mediated by the musical thema, line or exact written score chosen  expression at the time...They are the great servant of music...

Most musicians are a MIX of music expression and soul expression one through the other, time to time ...They serve music time to time and music serve them time to time...




But sometimes some extreme case musician choose squarely one or the other MOST of the time if not all time...

Oscar Peterson is a huge talented musician able to express his soul in any stylistic musical form...Be-bop included...but not only...He is more first the perfect servant of any music form,songs,or style... He can play anything...In any style...

Bill Evans is an extreme case where only some musical style and form are picked to serve first his soul expression and ONLY that...He is very different animal than Peterson...

Chet Baker is in the same boat than Evans , who never serve really the existing music FIRST but express his own soul first through any song more than playing the song...Some even call that a "limitation" compared to other more  "creative" trumpeters ...

In classical piano Ervin Nyíregyházi is a stunning example of someone able to transform any written score in the sea of Ervin Nyíregyházi soul...He does not play nor serve Liszt, he become Liszt or Liszt become Ervin Nyíregyházi when he play...He does not serve Liszt but transfigure him through himself...No other pianist i know are able to do this to this level....

Like Bach was not the ordinary servant of any existing music or styles....But able to transform any music in Bach soul with the power of his brain ...This is the reason why he is the greateast composer of all times because any music is recreated , any style, is recreated in Bach soul for Bach soul expression first...

Great musicians in history become great composers for example by serving themselves first more than serving other music or existing style first...

In jazz where improvisation is so important, the musician serving itself first predominate...The servant musician exist also....But jazz lived through many transformations in a short time period because of that trend of the soul expression first in non written music...

I apologize if expressing my own feeling and idea seems too simplistic for musicians here or for some others.... Feel free to criticize...

I only listen music and i dont have any formal knowledge of music....This post is only an expression right or wrong about the matter...


Thanks for your generous appreciation of my post...

My best  to you....
Thanks keegiam...

Music listening is a survival mode for me, then even without any formal knowledge of the art, i was always very blown away by some musicians or by some pieces in ANY genre or style... I always wanted to understand why?

The answer was found in me, my own spritual metabolism.... Music is not only a nourishment but also a therapeutic with various musicians/doctors, all skilled, and with many medecines in their hands, akin to each specific soul diseases or actual needs....

Music is the most underestimated " medecine" even in medecine science.... Only for the last decades this fact begins to emerge slowly now ; but it was very well known by our own prehistoric ancestors who created language and music from the same mold: their mouth and body rythmic system...

Alas! Someone deaf to music may seems sometimes to be blind to his own soul.....
It is the reason why if God gave me a choice between being deaf or blind, i will choose to be blind on the spot instead of being deaf....And i was teaching high level reading in my working life ....😁😊But we can read books even without sight anyway...



I will remember all my life this anecdote:
A french crew documentary gang was going after Ray Charles on each of his steps 24 hours by day...
They pick him someday in his monthly routine in an hospital, and a young female children walked swiftly toward him jumping in his embrace...The crew was stunned to learn that Ray was giving help and money for this children which was deaf... He pay for medical bills.... The crew ask him why? Why not blind children like him? He laugh very loud and said being blind is absolutely nothing.... Deaf is the problem.....

I never forgot this moving scene nor the meaning of Ray's  laughs....
To me Jussi Bjorling has the most beautiful voice I ever heard.
No doubt Pavarotti would get more votes , and deserve them .


IMO Bach is the most profound composer who ever lived or will, if someone
thinks it Mozart or Beethoven , that is up to them .

In Jazz I like Mingus and Sunny Stitt the best.
Your choices make perfect sense if someone think about them...

We are all different and because i like to discuss a bit too much, (my job was to teach by arguments) myself i like when someone contradict me though....It is an occasion to discuss... 😊😁😊

But some people are, like you, with "big heart" and dont like this so much and i understand why...

Anyway, all our choices are "absolute" because they are motivated by our own history...And we must all learn WHY someone we know like something or not and we must understand why, because partaking something with him him make our world more vast and less small....

I like that when you say that Jussi Bjorling is the most beautiful voice ever, because it make me conscious of other possibilities of experience unknown to me and mysterious.... And anyway anyone with ears know that Bjorling is a very great singer....

Then why not listen to him with "others" ears than ours for an hour and learn something out of our world sometimes? Or discover surprizingly that perhaps ,yes, Bjorling is the most extraordinary voice, why not?

For Bach you are more than right in my book....

And your choices of Mingus and Sony Stitt are very interesting and surprizing for me by far....I cannot wait to listen to these 2 in another "body" and "soul" than only mine this time....( yes it is possible! We all can listen with someone BESIDE ourself, with him in ourself) It is called learning.....

Thanks for your great passion.....It is very important for all here....
It is not that God exist or not, like some philosopher think about....

God is that part of us that "orchestrate" everything around us and in our lives....It is this part of us in which reside our freedom...

This part of us exist if we use it....If not, there exist a visible nail but with an invisible hammer... 😁

Or we live in invisible shakles when we "externalise" this part of us in an " idol" with a collective name of our own making.... 😁

History of music reflect this relation also in reflecting the history of our own consciousness...

Music, at the end, is no more only about our taste.... At the end..... 😊




For "heavy metal" like in any genre and styles, out of our own tastes, there is always EXCEPTIONS... I dont like heavy metal like shubert in general....But might i suggest "nightwish" with his first female singer...

Tremendous poetic energy coming from the female voice of Tarja Turunen....I am in love with this album for example.... Never mind it is called "heavy metal".... There is a powerful poetic force to recount with that is nowhere to be found save for this group+Tarja Turunen ....They lost it when they lost her after some few albums...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__YBSu-tMWY


I search less a "genre" in music than i search for great musicians now.... There exist musical giants everywhere but not in too numerous quantity...

Is Bill Evans jazz? Or is Cher Baker jazz? Perhaps...

For me not at all, there exist Bill Evans and Chet Baker and i discover " jazz" with them and this coach me toward others...

Is Muddy Waters blues?

For me no, there exist Muddy Waters singing and some others powerful musicians.... We can call them bluesman....But i know i love Muddy WEaters and few others like him.... I cannot say i love blues....Like i cannot say i love jazz... I dont even claim to love classical , i love Bach more than my own life....I love Scriabin in the same way....

Music = musicians.....

And i dont like to group playing musicians in the prison  cell of a style or a genre but it is necessary when we analyse musical culture and try to understand it for sure.... But at the end any great musician is a cosmos of his own....





«I is another»- Arthur Rimbaud