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Well, due to my ignorance I never would have thought that I would see the words Croatia and tango in the same sentence.  A little research revealed that tango is quite popular in Croatia with several annual tango festivals it seems.  That was my f... 
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https://youtu.be/Q2-NEwoaR8k 
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Outstanding, indeed. Lovely gentle groove. Beautiful tenor. Perfect example of why Michael Brecker was the Coltrane of his generation. Along somewhat similar lines:https://youtu.be/gvGoetSAdvMWith her own NYC based band.  Outstanding writing and s... 
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Steve Grossman!! Maybe the greatest of the post-Coltrane tenor players.  Great player.https://youtu.be/N0T0mM_A7O4https://youtu.be/fH4uWIVPOj0https://youtu.be/0EwdZfd0RFA 
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Eastern Rebellion. Great record, thanks. More from the 70s:https://youtu.be/6IMJOG-ukFU 
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Today is the birthday of one of our OP’s favorite musicians, the very influential and prolific Grant Green. Here’s one of my favorites by Green and one that I don’t think has been posted. Particularly adventurous playing from Green. He is joined b... 
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Rok, re Concertgebow:THE (unanswered) questions for orchestras and their players right now. First, a couple of things as part of the always important backdrop:Fabulous orchestra and one which can play Beethoven 7 in its sleep; and I mean that in t... 
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Today is the birthday of a pianist that hasn’t been looked at. In many ways the quintessential West Coast Jazz musician. Fine Jazz pianist (and accordionist) with a solo recording career and who was a Grammy winning composer ensconced in the LA st... 
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Rok, a correction/clarification to my post above.  There is much controversy re Beethoven’s metronome markings in his scores.  Many of those markings indicate that the music should be played much faster than how it is often performed by many moder... 
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As Shubert commented earlier, excellent performance. Original orchestral instruments sound with a different sonority (timbre) than modern instruments.  Generally speaking they were softer textured.  This often means that certain compositional musi... 
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mary_jo, old Jazz musician joke.  Funny and true.  Thanks.  In fairness, usually the result of the only way for the band to get on the band stand in most small clubs and not necessarily disrespect for the musicians.  Old fave (subtle):* Two musici... 
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**** She reminds me a bit of a female Evans ****Very good observation and I agree.  Sung has a very similar touch and tone.  **** It's much better to know what the rules are if you want to break them a bit . ****So true.  Old truism in Jazz:   ** ... 
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Igualmente, Schubert; que Dios te bendiga.Bit of talent in Spain indeed:https://youtu.be/hElfsRm6_NIhttps://youtu.be/p5KC0aRFJyY 
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I think so. He certainly knows where the great young talent is. Great chart and playing by Sung. Thanks.Speaking of great young talent, the trumpet player on the clips I posted above is another lady of Jazz, Ingrid Jensen. Great young player.https... 
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One more. I love the beautiful tone:https://youtu.be/4oz_cMKRqRY