Sunday, April 14, 2019

Sunday Music Music Day - Bill Frisell Thomas Morgan, Gary Burton.

Today's Sunday Music Muse Day founds me recovering from the annual madness of Record Store Day.  I hit my favorite shops, Bop Shop Records, Record Archives, and Hi-Fi Lounge, just to soak in the excitement, and ran to Derrick Lucas, and a co-worker friend hosting a brewery sample table at the Bop Shop.  Although,  I didn't pick up any vinyl this year I did make a purchase in each shop.  I'll share a couple here, and in the coming weeks.

First up, Bill Frisell Thomas Morgan Epistrophy,  a new release this week, This duet set seems to be from the same concert  "recorded live at the Village Vanguard" as the Small Town CD released in 2017.  Frisell and Morgan delivers the intimate neo-Americana music feel I like in Frisell's music, plus as they did on the Small Town with Goldfinger, there's a dreamy version of James Bond movie title, You Only Live Twice.  This is music perfect for a quiet evening, or rainy afternoon.

Next up, is Gary Burton: For Hamp, Red, Bags, and Cal has Burton paying tribute to "four legendary and influential jazz vibraphonists", Lionel "Hamp" Hampton, Red Norvo, Milt Jackson (founding member of the Modern Jazz Quartet) and Cal Tjader (an important voice in Cool Jazz and Latin Jazz)   Regarded as a vibes master himself, "Gary Burton at once honors the jazz vibraphone legacy, while steering it headfirst into the creative, new territory".  One of the strongest traits of great jazz players is their respect for the important players who came before, and their desire to keep the tradition moving forward.  Burton shows that spirit fully on this CD.

I have more Record Store to listen to and digest.  I'll be sure to share them.  Enjoy.

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