Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sunday Music Muse Day Bruno Raberg, Bill Frisell

This Sunday Music Music Day finds us with more daylight to enjoy good tunes, because the start of Daylight Saving Time.  Of course, we'll all hate it Monday morning getting up for work.  In the meantime here's Bruno Raberg Lifelines, and 2 disc set from an internationally renowned Swedish bass player and composer. I was attracted to CD cover art, and only knew of the guitarist Ben Monder. All About Jazz gives it a 4/5 star rating saying, "Eight of the tracks are improvisations with Poor, Cheek and Monder, equally divided on the two CDs that Raberg calls the "Blue Disk" and the "Red Disk." The improvisations are a study of the understanding between the four. The ideas flow from one to the other, are developed with a compact logic that never strays from sensibility." One of the few non-original tracks is a version of Miles Davis' Nardis which really caught my ear. I'm glad I picked this up. Also, if I ever do the Jazz radio show I might call it Jazz Lifelines, I could a radio concept around that.

My next pick is almost a reflexive buy.  I have to pick up anything by BillFrisell. This one,The Best of Bill Frisell Vol. 1 Folk Songs contain songs from a couple of CDs I don't have.  I like to recommend his music Modern Americana, I know I'm not the only one who heard strains of Arron Copeland in Bill compositions and playing.  As this a was a used CD it's missing actual slipcase cover, but I found it online.

 Nice to hear some good tunes in the extra sunlight, hoping spring is really just around corner. Enjoy.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sunday Music Muse Day - Jaco Pastorius, John Scofield and Mark-Anthony Turnage

Sorry, I've been a little lacks in Sunday Music Muse Day posts. I blame it on the winter blues.  But, to get back in the groove, here is Jaco Pastorius, Truth, Liberty & Soul, an historical 2 CD set recorded live in NYC in1982.  This excellent release by Resonance Record of this Jaco's World of Mouth Big Band hold special meaning to me, as I have a copy of radio broadcast  I made at the time, and saved all these years.  Of course, Jaco Pastorius in well known as the amazing bassist for Weather Report, as well as leading his World of Mouth Big Band.  I think of him as the "Jimi Hendrix" of electric bass. Unfortunately. like Hendrix, his light bright and, extinguished too short.  But the glow of their genius still shines. I'm glad I finally got this CD set.

Next up is a interesting CD from jazz guitarist, John Scofield and classial composer Mark-Anthony Turnage. As describes on the All Music website. "Scorched is an extended suite of large-scale reconceptions of guitarist John Scofield's jazz compositions, scored for big band, symphony orchestra, and guitar trio."   The liner notes states the title denotes "SCofield ORCHestratED".  All Music give it 4/5 star rating, and from my first listen I have to agree.

It's good to be back on track.  Enjoy.

In Celebration of the Black Panther movie - Ultimate Avenger 2 DVD storyboards

To celebrate the opening of the Black Panther movie. Here's my brief connection to the character as a storyboard artist on the Ultimate Avengers 2: Rise of the Panther (2006) DVD movie.
Here is one of the sequences with the Black Panther.

 Here the DVD clip.
 Looking forward to seeing the Black Panther movie.  It's looking to me a milestone in action movies, and beyond.