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 Post subject: Re: Jazz, Bebop, Big Band and Jazz Fusion discussion
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:17 am 
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Moa Anbessa by Getatchew Mekurya + The Ex + Guests

A brilliant fusion of ethio-jazz and punk rock which works surprisingly well. In a shell this is just Ethiopian horns over the guitar-bass-drums of the Ex but its really awesome. There is a very healthy compromise between the respective styles of these two very different artists(though the ethio-jazz probably is a bit more dominant). At one moment you might be basking in the power of the celebratory Ethiopian fanfare, and the next moment the whole affair will take a different turn as the foreboding anarcho-punk guitars become more prominent. Most of the time this listens more like a jazz album than punk however, which is fine by me because this Getatchew character(who is apparently some kind of legend in Ethiopia idk) is amazing.

I feel like this one song exemplifies what this album is all about particularly well:


-http://www.mediafire.com/?m7wuzoi7dc1897f


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another live bill evans recording is to be released tomorrow, supposedly one of his very finest.
http://www.jazzwax.com/2012/06/bill-eva ... -1968.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=innDU9rCf0Y


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 Post subject: Re: Jazz, Bebop, Big Band and Jazz Fusion discussion
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:00 am 
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Second, the song choices are a dream. This is a Nardis-free CD set, which will come as a relief for those who don't care much for the joyless song that Evans played relentlessly.
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thanks for the good news, rv!!
going by that clip, the sound is indeed amazing!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Jazz, Bebop, Big Band and Jazz Fusion discussion
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:31 am 
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haha, he did play it relentlessly at the end, but it encapsulates his brilliance so well. have you heard this version from the heavily underrated solo sessions recordings?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNnY4J0-gRQ


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 Post subject: Re: Jazz, Bebop, Big Band and Jazz Fusion discussion
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Hey guys if I want something similar to The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, what should I go for?


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 Post subject: Re: Jazz, Bebop, Big Band and Jazz Fusion discussion
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Similar in what way? I've never heard anything quite like it. But I am going to recommend Mingus' later album Let My Children Hear Music, which has Hobo Ho on it (his best track), and which is a similar explosion of styles without any lack of cohesiveness.


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Similar in, well, everything I guess. Similar like you would recommend Wolf Parade to someone who likes Modest Mouse. Thanks for the speedy rec. Yeah, I guess "similar" is a tough request. I haven't heard any other album that sounds anything like it. I've been obsessing over it for a while now and have been looking for something with the same energy and feeling.


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 Post subject: Re: Jazz, Bebop, Big Band and Jazz Fusion discussion
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Wow, sold, I was looking for something to make my shipping free on Amazon, and it's nice and cheap. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Jazz, Bebop, Big Band and Jazz Fusion discussion
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:34 pm 
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Hobo Ho will end your world. The sound of the album is distinct from Black Saint but you'll find they share many virtues.


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 Post subject: Re: Jazz, Bebop, Big Band and Jazz Fusion discussion
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:47 pm 
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Similar in what way? I've never heard anything quite like it. But I am going to recommend Mingus' later album Let My Children Hear Music, which has Hobo Ho on it (his best track), and which is a similar explosion of styles without any lack of cohesiveness.

thanks for this rec. i actually got it from the link you posted in the '70s album thread. i'm listening right now, and even though i haven't finished it yet, it can tell you it's already one of my favorite jazz albums. it's so rich and beautiful.


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 Post subject: Re: Jazz, Bebop, Big Band and Jazz Fusion discussion
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I like everything on Sinner Lady more than Hobo Ho, though i really really like Hobo Ho and it's gone through a phase of my most listened to song for a month. I also think Moanin is a much better track than Hobo Ho.


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 Post subject: Re: Jazz, Bebop, Big Band and Jazz Fusion discussion
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Man, Hobo Ho is just like this perfect argument against everything that's wrong with most free jazz. That song is how you do chaos, how you have a song fall apart at the seams in an aesthetically controlled manner—to fall apart at the seams you have to have seams to begin with.

Anyway that is a respectable opinion and Black Saint is probably the better start to finish album, but for me Hobo Ho is second only to Bach's Ich Ruf Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ in terms of sheer musical greatness.


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 Post subject: Re: Jazz, Bebop, Big Band and Jazz Fusion discussion
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it's nice how people who dont listen to much music respond sometimes though. During the phase where I used to play Hobo Ho a lot, a friend had come over and hearing it and commented on sounding like porn music :ugh:


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 Post subject: Re: Jazz, Bebop, Big Band and Jazz Fusion discussion
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