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Been listening a lot to Lee Konitz, the great also sax player who recently died at 92 of Covid-19. One of the great “cool” players whose 70 years of recordings documents his remarkable artistry and evolution. He played with everyone from Miles Davis (on the Birth of Cool album in the 50’s) to Bill Frisell and Charlie Haden. Remarkably, he continued playing and recording up to the past few years. His playing was always tasteful, spare, and achingly melodic. So much to listen to.. but here’s a cut from a a Paul Motian recording (Live on Broadway: Vol 3) with Bill Frisell, Charlie Haden, and Joe Lovano.  

 

 

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Elton John - Madman across the Water

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Monty Alexander and his thelonious monk and Bob Marley albums are killing it by the fire pit on warm summer evenings. 

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William Kahaiali’i. That’s what I knew him as at Lahainaluna High School, my classmate in the graduating class of ‘79. Back then a skinny Hawaiian who was never, ever seen by this skinny haole boy without a guitar or ukulele in his hands. All the teachers knew what we all knew - he was destined to be a musical virtuoso, so they let it be. This clip just touches the tip of the iceberg that is Willie K. Acoustic Hawaiian music, or electric Hendrix, it all oozed from his very being seemingly effortlessly. He passed on this week after a lengthy battle with the big C. His name is William Kahaiali’i to me, not Willie K. Rest In Peace my friend. 

 

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10 hours ago, Islandboy said:

William Kahaiali’i. That’s what I knew him as at Lahainaluna High School, my classmate in the graduating class of ‘79. Back then a skinny Hawaiian who was never, ever seen by this skinny haole boy without a guitar or ukulele in his hands. All the teachers knew what we all knew - he was destined to be a musical virtuoso, so they let it be. This clip just touches the tip of the iceberg that is Willie K. Acoustic Hawaiian music, or electric Hendrix, it all oozed from his very being seemingly effortlessly. He passed on this week after a lengthy battle with the big C. His name is William Kahaiali’i to me, not Willie K. Rest In Peace my friend. 

 

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I love most all music (except new school crap-rap and a few others) but I'm a sucker for a good acoustic guitar.  Nice one to get the day started easily. 

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1 hour ago, StogieSteve23 said:

I love most all music (except new school crap-rap and a few others) but I'm a sucker for a good acoustic guitar.  Nice one to get the day started easily. 

Reminds me of Dan Fogelberg.  Nice

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A lot of this guy lately....my son really likes it.....

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For those of us who enjoy Cuban music.  I hope everyone is having a great day! 

 

 

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