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  1. I really need to listen to this. Is there any recording of them playing together??

  2. Too many people diss the first Quintet as too old school. Those cats were hard af.

  3. Many people prefer the second Quintet, and I love their albums, but I find myself listening to the first Quintet on the daily. Preferences are fine, dissing on them is beyond me.

  4. I think it could be related to how all of us tend to listen to tunes more than full orchestrated pieces on our day to day lives. All of the guys you named as being more mainstream have this feature (there are exceptions in their discographies but in general you get mostly tunes- these albums with longer pieces tend to be more niche and the general audience tends not to listen to these, i.e. Ascension by Trane or In a Silent Way by Miles). With Mingus I like to listen to the whole album, or one long piece, and I can see why many people may be put off by that when it comes to listening to music. I don't personally feel that way but I know many people who dig good music and good jazz yet cannot stick with a 20 minute tune for their lives. Personally, I love listening "Presents" or Antibes whenever I get some good listening time available. Mingus is one of my favorite musicians, especially when associated with Eric Dolphy.

  5. Joe Pass, Barney Kessel, Pat Martino, Jim Hall (check out his work with Bill Evans), George Benson. Barney Kessel and Pass are my favorites. Check out Joe Pass and Ella Fitzgerald's "Take Love Easy" album. Superbly breezy. George Benson has an exquisite album called "the Other Side of Abbey Road", based on the Beatles album. Great arrangements and solos all round.

  6. If you dig Eric Dolphy, you must go down the Mingus rabbit-hole. My personal favorite albums are The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus, Blues & Roots, Cornell 64 and Mingus at Antibes.

  7. Nefertiti by Miles hypnotizes me at every turn. Give it a try. If you already know the album and want something else, I would have to say The All Seeing Eye by Shorter. Have fun!

  8. What would you say is the difference compared to "Change Of The Century"?

  9. I think it packs a more abrasive sound in general. I'm aware it is purely subjective, but I had less trouble following COTC than SOJTC

  10. Many FZ songs could be liked by mainstream listeners, but the true Zappa feel in his music really clicked for me with the Uncle Meat-era. King Kong blew my mind, the live version on YouTube is the one I heard first

  11. Averigua bien pero no vas a poder trabajar de médico en Europa. Es una carrera como abogacia o contador, solo te sirve para Argentina. Eso no significa que no puedas emigrar permanentemente o hacer una prueba de un año ponele.

  12. Eh? Tengo varios conocidos que se fueron a trabajar afuera. Irlanda, Suecia, Francia...

  13. Tengo una amiga psiquiatra que se fue Alemania y no lo pudo homologar, además del alto nivel del idioma le ponían mil barreras burocráticas al no haber estudiado en la UE. Ahora trabaja en el instituto de estadísticas del gobierno federal alemán.

  14. Tengo entendido que es más problemático cuando ya sos especialista como en el caso de tu amiga. Lo que se recomienda por lo que he leído es hacer la residencia allá

  15. Zappa in New York is simply unbeatable. Music-wise and sound quality is unmatched for me

  16. Black Saint is in my top 10 favorite albums of all time, I would certainly add it to the list. It's just that I've listened to it so much that my mind just blocks it out

  17. Are there any recordings of this group? That is one hell of a lineup.

  18. Not a trumpet expert, but as a soon-to-be medical professional, I would say you could be increasing pressure in your thorax by not transferring more of this air pressure to a relaxed abdomen (you cannot breathe with your belly, but relaxing your abdominal muscles consciously "switches" your ventilatory pattern and puts less strain on the ribcage), thus increasing pressure in veins outside of the thorax (i.e. your neck veins accumulate a bit more blood because the thorax is filled with air and "pushes it back").

  19. Nice comment! To add, maybe he should see his own doctor for a chat about it?

  20. Well, as I said in the comment, it is a physiological phenomenon. I just took the time to explain (briefly) how air pressure interacts with our bodies' tissues because I like Physiology. Thought OP would like a small explanation of what was happening, but it is more of a cool fact than anything else. There's nothing to worry about here, just the trumpet being a b***** of an instrument to play as always!

  21. Ok cool, thanks! I actually haven't checked out George Duke, I suppose he's probably a good place to start

  22. I don't generally come across someone who knows Elenore, that's cool

  23. Lol was about to say Beefheart right until I read the end

  24. Try to follow the melodic trail of the solo, note by note

  25. I know you said you liked drums, but give Solo Monk a try. One of the albums that got me into jazz. Bill Evans' trio is also great if you like piano-driven tunes (my favorite album from them is Waltz for Debby, but all his stuff is phenomenal).

  26. I will definitely do that, you're the second person to recommend him to me so far. Swishing brushes is something my ears like a lot, but not a deal breaker for me if they aren't there. As of now I'm trying to find more piano driven slow stuff that's melody focused. It's those melodies you can whistle etc that keep me coming back. Some jazz gets a little too atonal for me, I don't think my brain is ready for that side of the genre yet

  27. Well, I think Solo Monk might be right up your alley then. All the melodies in those songs are so beautiful and crisp, and Monk just dissects and experiments all over with them, though at all times you can still locate yourself in the comping, it has a clear direction. Truly a masterpiece.

  28. Listen to the solos in Monk's Dream Take 3 and 8 from the homonymous album. I guess this is what you are asking, same band playing the same tune but taking it into different directions. Other examples you can look at are the versions of Stella by Starlight played by Miles' Quintet in the albums "My Funny Valentine" and "Miles in Berlin" (only difference between lineups being Coleman played in MFV and Shorter in Berlin).

  29. Workin' would be my choice. Red Garland steals the show with It Never Entered My Mind (Miles' solo is brutal, too).

  30. Apart from the obvious answers, the nostalgia that hits me every time I listen to Joe's Garage is something that I can't compare. The first part of the lyrics says exactly what we were doing some years ago in a friend's garage (it's so accurate it gives me goosebumps every time I play it, even the riff we played was similar). Now it's all gone and all I've got left from those times is a long distance friendship with the drummer and this song (we used to play this album constantly along with Hot Rats and Zeppelin III, but this song definitely sticks out)

  31. No problem. I would all so recommend pedal tones.Do you feel tension in your body when playing?

  32. Not really in my body, only around the mouth when finishing my routine. My teacher makes a very stern case of not stressing any other muscle of the body during playing, so I force myself to keep still and such, and ultimately that makes me end sessions tired but relaxed. I will look into pedal tones as well!

  33. That's actually pretty decent. Congrats. Now the challenge is going to be to make the tone more open and to actually being able to play when you need it in a piece of music.

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