I am really interested in this CD, but had not heard about it. I am more curious about where you read/listen to keep up on things like this.
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I use Amazon and Tower Records - Upcoming Releases sections. Sometimes samples are available. If I see something that catches my attention I usually go to the artists web site, most have them. If not the record label always has a web site. You might not always get to listen before release but you get the Hype.
just ordered it, thanks much for the tip.
BTW, I HIGHLY recommend becoming an amazon "prime" member. For a managable yearly fee, you get premium 2-day shipping *at no additional cost*, on every single order, no matter how large or small. So for example you run into this tip on a new CD, you just order it and have within 2 days, no need to group more orders or whatever to get 'free' shipping (which normally takes over 5-7 businesss days).
Thanks Teajay, Great thread, This recording has got to be the find of our modern times. For those of you who may not know this tape was found by Larry Appelbaum a Library of Congress archivist during a digitizing of old Voice of America Broadcast tapes. It was just in with some of the other boxes. Thanks Upstateaudio, Ummmm! vinyl. That was my next question. Cheers to Monk and Coltrane!
Oh, how I wish I had been alive to have witnessed this live! There is music making on this disc that is supernatural. I've seldom heard Monk more deftly lyrical. Coltrane's ferocity has almost never been as tempered by intellect. Abdul-Malik defines a deep pocket in music that is sometimes insanely difficult. Shadow Wilson can be dazzlingly explosive and contemplative in the same four measures (perhaps the biggest surprise for me). I haven't listened as much to a single recording since I was 17, and that was a looooong time ago.