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best kurt sideman cds

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  1. skiadikt
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    have mark turner "dharma days", which i like. did not care for human feel. thinking of getting seamus blake "the call" and the joel frahm live at smalls. what other kurt sideman dates would you recommend?

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  2. tonyguitar
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    Here are some of my favorites:
    Chris Potter-Vertigo
    Chris Cheek-Vine
    Seamus Blake-Stranger things have happened
    Kris Bauman-Kris Bauman Quartet
    Matt Penman-The Unquiet

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  3. Poparad
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    I second Chris Cheek's "Vine."

  4. Gia5
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    Myron Walden: "Like a Flower seeking the Sun". Check it out.

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  5. jorgemg1984
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    Brian Blade Season of Changes

  6. smoke
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    He plays his ass off on Barney McAll's Flashback.

  7. thedwork
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    a 2nd on the Walden, and a big 3rd for the Cheek. i'd say the Cheek recording is simply something any modern jazz lover would do well to own. near classic...

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  8. thedwork
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    and i forgot to mention my favorite Rosenwinkel as sideman record: Rebecca Martin's Middlehope. classic! and then of course, Once Blue...

  9. gleepglop
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    Mark Turner: Yam Yam, Ballad Session
    Chris Cheek: I Wish I Knew
    Seamus Blake: The Call

    +1 on Seamus "Stranger Things . . ." and McCall's "Flashback".

  10. arewolfe
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    The Joel Frahm gigs that are available to stream on the Smalls website are pretty sick.

    And this isn't Kurt as a sideman, but if you haven't heard the versions of Nemesis recorded at Smalls in August 2008 I recommend going there immediately and listening. Those sets are insanely good. Peaceful Warrior, Zhivago, Use of Light, A Life Unfolds... all amazing stuff. Kendrick Scott is the man.

    August 19th, set 1... Nemesis is 38 minutes in: http://www.smallsjazzclub.com/indexnew.cfm?eventId=823
    They play another drawn out version of it at the end of the 2nd set. The next night it's in the 2nd set around 45 minutes in.

  11. jbroad
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    seamus blake- the call
    jakob dinesen- everything will be allright
    chris potter- vertigo
    chris cheek- vine


  12. kutu
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    Matt Pennman - The Unquiet
    Mark Turner - Dharma Days
    Chris Cheek - Vine
    are all great but my personal favourite is: Fellowship - Season of Changes.

    Not just because of Kurt's performance but the whole album is so special for me. I had never listened to any solo album from Myron Walden but "Fellowship" and "Kurt factor", together, gave a sudden urge to listen to "Like a flower seeking the sun".

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  13. Neither
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    Mark Turner - Dharma Days
    Matt Pennman - The Unquiet
    Chris Cheek - Vine
    Matthias Lupri - Same Time Twice

    The last one features Kurt playing incredible solos with acoustic guitar.

  14. jbear
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    Roman Ott's Inner Shape is terrific and Ott is a fantastic sax player. There is a stellar version of El Gaucho on You Tube...I wish it was on the CD. It'd be fantastic to be able to have that session on a CD.

  15. themawt71
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    all of the human feel records. would still love to find more live shows of them. they were real good live too.

    i would love to hear more of kurt's "free" side. (tho he seems relatively free in a broader sense most of the time)

  16. lagrange
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    Thanks for the tips...especially Season of Changes.
    First saw Kurt here in Ottawa about 5-6 yrs ago.....then back again.
    His version of Aaron Park's Nemesis on an NPR live session was killer
    His work on Mama Rosa - few tracks...was superb.


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