Sunday, April 17, 2022

Sunday Music Muse Day - Jan Garberek, Bobby Hutcherson

This Sunday Music Muse Day find us observing several religious holidays.  I wish everyone a happy and peace observance of your respective faith.  In that spirit, I share my musical selection for the day,  First up Jan Garbarek In the Praise of Dreams.  This is one of his many ECM recordings, as a leader,  and sideman he has note worthing and long career. I admit sometimes I find his saxophone playing a little shrill, but still overall enjoyable.  This is a good session.

My second choice is Bobby Hutcherson In the Vanguard.  This is live recording at the legendary Village Vanguard jazz club in New York City.  A veteran jazz player Hutcherson play vibes and marimba (which I love the sound of) leading a stellar group including Kenny Barron on piano, Buster Williams on bass and Al Foster on drums. Although this CD get 4/5 star from online jazz critic, I found the sound and mix of the CD to be troubling, rather muddy to my ear. Made in 1987, it might be a early digital recording.  So it goes.

So, again, hope everyone enjoys their weekend not matter how you observe it.  As long as you do it with love and music. Peace.

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