quarta-feira, 20 de maio de 2009

Steve Kuhn, Scott La Faro, Pete La Roca (1960)




SOBERBO!

Steve Kuhn - Piano
Scott La Faro - Baixo
Pete La Roca - Bateria

1960

15 comentários:

  1. fugindo um pouco dos temas, caro sonico, vc teria uma banda chamada gypsy kyss e soberba e nao encontro em lugar nenhum (insrt jazz) Desde ja,grato pela atencao Ricardo ipanema

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  2. esta banda nen no all music esta .Ela e meia progressiva intr so os caras do progressivo (loucos que tem td isso Tomara que o sonico te ajude ,pois ja tentei encontrar tb e nada .boa sorte pra gente rsrsrsrs

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  3. soberbo, tenho certeza!


    fora q estou em falta contigo, ademais não tenho cabimento, se vc diz, é bem dito!



    beijocas

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  4. Brother Ricardo Ipanema, sinto muito mas não encontrei nada não se aparecer um rastro te aviso, só não sei como.

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  5. Jo, vc não está em falta alguma. No caso da letra da Miss Eartha. Dei meu jeito no mesmo dia, como vc deve ter conferido aqui. Percebi q a sensualidade provocante q, pensei, estava na letra, era muito mais pela forma q a ex-batgirl cantava. E fui em frente.

    De vc só quero surpresas boas como essas suas visitas inesperadas.
    Bjo!

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  6. Sergio, boa tarde
    nao sei usar muito bem o blog
    mas queria saber se vc tem alguns cds do todd e se pode me passar, principalmente o LIARS.
    Aguardo vc!!

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  7. Moça se for o Todd for o Rundgren tenho este "Arena" aqui que é o último álbum do cara e q achei bem bom:

    http://www.4shared.com/file/88352830/70b3e089/Todd_Rundgren__Arena__2008.html

    Por coincidência, pra mostrar pra amigos blogueiros, preparei o link q está ativo. E é só o q tenho.

    Um abraço.

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  8. Em nenhum de meus alfarrábios consta qualquer associação do Kuhn com o LaFaro. Que baita raridade! Vou baixar e ouvir, deve ser realmente soberbo.

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  9. Dario, tvz... Talvez, não, este é o maior elogio q a casa recebeu em quase ano e meio de existência.

    A intenção aqui, desde o início era ir lá no fundo da profundas desse baú sem fundo em tudo: quantidade, qualidade e raridade... e buscar - nisto sim, sou vaidoso q só - a melhor música que houver!

    Daí, Dario que, muito obrigado.

    Depois do teu comentário, aliás, fui ver se encontrava algum texto sobre o disco em questão. A coisa é difícil mesmo. Encontrei um comentário na página do Amazon (portanto o disco deve estar disponível a venda), mas abrirei outra janela de comment pq o cara q comentou fala 3 vzs mais q eu...

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  10. AN INTRIGUING MEETING OF RISING JAZZ STARS IN "1960"

    Por: RBSProds' profile (Amazon.com)

    FOUR and a Half ENJOYABLE STARS. This 1960 CD finds amazing pianist Steve Kuhn with future band-mate drummer Pete La Roca; and with the exciting addition of past band-mate, the legendary star-crossed bassist Scott LaFaro, this jazz trio CD becomes even more intriguing. The performances are very good and still fresh, but unfortunately this pricey Japanese CD (which I immediately ordered, no questions asked!) is rather short: containing only 5 performances, one of which is an alternate take, and coming in just under 30 total minutes. Four to five extended songs in the year 1960 would perfectly fit on a two-sided 33 1/3 phonograph record, hence the targeted shortness. Even so, many jazz fans will not be able to resist these historical performances since there is so very little recorded LaFaro available: 7 months after this recording at the age of 25, Lafaro, already one of the world's greatest bassists would die in a car crash early in the morning returning to NYC. And some Lafaro discographies are just plain wrong in some cases.

    The three 'Pieces De Resistance' begin with "Little Old Lady", probably Kuhn's first recording of what became a dependable staple in his repertoire and it is wonderful. Love the great "Weather Outside is Frightful" quote from "Let It Snow". In November in NYC, it probably was snowing. LaFaro does some stout 'walking' and conjures up a thoughtful, technical solo, as La Roca's cymbals sparkle. "Bohemia After Dark", at a breakneck 4/4, sizzles in this trio format with Kuhn giving bursts of a future style that would astound the jazz world on a recording called "Three Waves". LaFaro's bass 'sings' as La Roca pushes hard. Magical Kuhn quote: "Where somebody waits for me" from "Bye Bye Blackbird". "What's New" is a fabulous treatment of this stupendous jazz ballad, with Kuhn, one of jazz' premier balladeers, playing an unknown verse first. La Roca is great on brushes and sticks, with La Faro showing great empathy and technique. And there are those magical Kuhn tone clusters and triads that elevate any song to another level. This is one of Kuhn's best ballad performances ever and it came very early, career-wise.

    Of the two performances of "So What", one is less burnished than the other. Those performances are what will interest most jazz fans of all the songs herein, although the first three songs are clearly superior, to my ears. Hearing Kuhn and LaFaro doing the Miles Davis classic, which is so associated with Bill Evans whom LaFaro had already joined in 1959, is too much to resist. But "So What" #1 is a more experimental warm-up performance. Even so, it is a very good performance, and it's clear they wanted to stay away from a MIles Davis "Kind of Blue" vibe, except for the Paul Chambers bass tag line. Love the "Surrey With The Fringe On Top" quote from Kuhn which evokes Miles/Jamal anyway. On "So What" #2, Kuhn turns up the afterburner on his piano and gets off some great lines, as does LaFaro, while La Roca's conversational solo is very restrained and effective. Clearly, we needed a third longer 'take' to solidify the ideas that had begun to flow through the group. But alas, not to be; be happy with what we got! Given the same circumstances of seeing that this short CD is available, I would buy it again at the same high price, as will many curious jazz fans with enough money. Steve Kuhn is one of my all-time favorites and his heroic performances should never be missed. LaFaro was an awesome musician. La Roca, who dropped out of music to practice law, returned to play some more in the 70's and is still active. Very good, but short performances. Very good sound and balance, but the recording level is low, so turn up the volume! Four and a Half

    Enjoyable Stars!!

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  11. Continuação:

    (Notes:
    *When this recording was made, LaFaro was already with Bill Evans forming one of jazz' great trios but still recording with others, like Kuhn, Getz, Ornette Coleman, and Victor Feldman. Decades later, Lafaro's shocking death continues to reverberate through the jazz world. Kuhn would become John Coltrane's first pianist for a while, until McCoy Tyner arrived. He is in the midst of an amazing fifty year trio/solo piano career that has ramped up even more with the CD "Promises Kept". Pete La Roca would become a Blue Note Records studio musician/leader on some great recordings ("Night of the Cookers", "Basra"). Then Kuhn, La Roca, and uber-bassist Steve Swallow would form a truly memorable trio producing the incredible, not-to-be-missed "Three Waves" (with Kuhn as leader), the ultra-romantic and ultra-modern "Sing Me Softly Of the Blues" (with flugelhornist Art Farmer as leader), and the fabulous "Basra" (with La Roca as leader and Joe Henderson on Tenor sax).
    * the CD cover has a great, mysterious architectural photograph of the Guggenheim museum, New York.)

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  12. Oi, Sergio

    Estou deveras lisonjeado por Vc ter achado meu comentário como o mais importante q Vc recebeu, mas, realmente, aconteceu um gol de placa.
    A primeira audição confirmou: Soberbo! Resta ouvir sempre...

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  13. Após o banho de informações do Anônimo, mais algumas dicas recolhidas na WEB:
    "1960: Steve Kuhn - Scott LaFaro - Pete LaRoca. Recorded 29 November 1960 at the Peter Ind Studio, New York, NY. Alternate title: Steve Kuhn Scott LaFaro
    Pete LaRoca 1960.
    This recording at the Peter Ind Studio in New York was made nine days after a week-long gig at the Village Vanguard with the Bill Evans Trio and three weeks before the Gunther Schuller Jazz Abstractions recording (19 and 20 December) and the Ornette Coleman Free Jazz recording (21 December 1960). LaFaro was working with some of the most experimental musicians on the scene in Schuller
    and Coleman. Kuhn and LaRoca were playing also with some of the advance guard in jazz, to include John Coltrane. In two months Kuhn and LaFaro along with drummer Roy Haynes would be members of the new Stan Getz Quartet and on a cross-country tour.
    This is an important recording in that it illustrates LaFaro's probing interest in working with many different musicians at a time when jazz was in one of its most creative and inventive periods."

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  14. Grande Dario! Agora acho q reunimos toda informação possível sobre o álbum. Mas, claro, a melhor informação de todas é ouvir mesmo. No fim, a maioria de bom gosto vai concordar com "soberbo" e não se fala mais nisso, restando "ouvir sempre" como vc bem disse.

    Por favor, frequente, outras raridades estão programadas pra cá.

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