Hairy Larry Live at The Edge Coffeehouse on 2019-01-05
Jazz piano trio with vocals.
New Hairy Larry CD, Elphonium.
Free download and streaming on the Live Music Archive.
Stratospheric by NJHB - Now on CDBaby.
@hairylarry @PresGas @kensanata i just installed https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/livemarks/ - seems to include feed discovery, which was probably the piece i was most worried about. sorta clunky but works i guess.
(i still think this was a bad decision on mozilla's part, and overall my hopes for the long-term viability of firefox / the mozilla org are pretty well shot.)
One of the things I've been working on since I went back to school is listening to contemporary jazz performers and composers. When I was in the Jazz Choir we had assigned listening every week. We got to pick the music but we had to log it and discuss it. This practice encourages active listening where you focus and concentrate on what you are hearing as opposed to having music on in the background while you go about your day.
Both active and background listening are legitimate but the more active listening you do the harder it is to listen and not focus. The background music has a tendency to invade your mind space and then you move right into active listening and you're not getting anything else done.
Like right now I had to tab over to my mplayer window because the music grabbed me. It's Charlie Hunter playing "There Used To Be A Nightclub There" at The Loving Cup and it has some great guitar in it. So then the next thing you know I've cued up some Charlie Hunter and you see what I mean.
Over break I have compiled quite a list for jazz listening. I've listened to enough of each of these picks to know I want to spend more time with them and I've still got a few weeks left to do just that. So far I've spent the most time with Kenny Werner but there's so much great music here by a wide variety of artists that I'm sure you can find some you like.
Some of this music comes from the library's Fregal service, free and legal downloads with your library card. Some from the Live Music Archive and some from bandcamp. Or you can try to find it on Spotify. When you're listening to this years releases it can be challenging locating them.
So here's the list
Created Sunday 30 December 2018
The first three items link to collections of music.
bandcamp daily - The Best Jazz Albums of 2018
Internet archive uploads by stevphen - lots of European jazz and free jazz
KBFR's Van - Interviews and live recordings
Of Abstract Dreams by Sun Ra & His Arkestra
Redtime Live at House of Blues on 1996-11-07
Keyon Harrold - Introducing Keyon Harrold
Keyon Harrold - The Mugician
Gilad Hekselman - Ask For Chaos
Makaya McCraven - Universal Beings
Thumbscrew - Convallaria
Brian Blade - Body And Shadow
Kenny Werner - Naked In The Cosmos
Kenny Werner - A Delicate Balance
Ben Wendel - What We Bring
Live in Healdsburg by Anat Cohen & Fred Hersch
Rhapsody by Bobby Previte
NauMay by Juan Ibarra Quinteto
The Other Side of Time by Quin Kirchner
However, @kensanata has, yet again, saved the day by making a lovely bookmark that finds the RSS feeds for pages!
Here is a little holiday present from Alex, passed on by me. Thank you, good Sir!!
The Bandcamp Album of the Year pages for #jazz and #ambient are full of great stuff. Right now I'm listening to:
We should view protocols as the digital means of production, more so than platforms. And that ‘protocol cooperatives’ will do more to break down capitalism than platform coops will. think the main argument being that platform coops are inherently centralised, and that as far as challenging capital goes, we should be striving for decentralised architectures.
I posted my recital. All my songs except the first written by the singer and arranged by me.
Free download and streaming plus liner notes.
KASU Jazz For The Holidays
With liner notes.
I worked on my KGPL software to make it easier to add entire concerts from the Live Music Archive by using their JSON API. Starting with LMAJazz I've added many new concerts.
Listening to El Buho recorded in 2001. Gary Gazaway is a friend of mine. I've recorded him many times but I did not make this recording. Also featured is my friend, Perry Osborne, on guitar. I went to school with Perry and recorded him in Jonesboro, AR.
Click through for the liner notes, free streaming and download.
This is a great concert marred only occasionally by a girl talking near the mic. Not her fault. It's an audience recording.
Hairy Larry's Antique Radio Retrofit
DIY Bluetooth Speaker Project
I fixed my bluetooth speaker with a dead battery. It wouldn't work even plugged in to usb power. So I took it apart and took the battery out. And now it works! I didn't want a battery anyway because my new hobby is taking old radios/hifi/turntables and turning them into bluetooth speakers. Vintage decor and modern functionality.
New NJHB CD, "Stratospheric".
Here's the liner notes.
NJHB - Stratospheric
1 The Knight's Delight
2 Beach House
4 Artificial Gravity
All songs by Larry Heyl.
Gabe Waters - bass clarinet
Tyler Remagen - tenor sax
Cody Ballard - tenor sax
Jon Vickers - alto sax
Spencer Rawlins - bass
Alex Washam - drums
Hairy Larry - piano, harmonica
Recorded November 10, 2018 at New Jazz In Jonesboro, a series of jazz concerts held in the Round Room of the Jonesboro Public Library. Thanks to the library and the musicians for their support.
Cover art courtesy of NASA. The Space Shuttle Endeavor straddles the stratosphere and the mesosphere.
Photos by Vivian Heyl.
More photos on Delta Boogie.
Recorded to my Zoom H6 using the midside mics attached.
Audio post production done in Audacity and SAW Classic. Then flac --best.
I love music and so do you.
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