parlando playlist #24: buell neidlinger's string jazz - skippy (1988)

Posted on October 9th, 2013 by Scraps.
Categories: Music, Parlando Playlist.

Buell Neidlinger plays the bass. He goes back to Cecil Taylor's beginnings; in fact he played bass on the very first Taylor album (Jazz Advance, 1957). In the eighties Neidlinger started leading ensembles (well, he started recording them, anyway); the first one, Locomotive (on Italy's wonderful Soul Note label*), was all Thelonious Monk and Duke Ellington covers. "Skippy" was one of the Monk covers.
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*I want all of their CDs. All.

current parlando playlist

2 comments.

Gavin

Comment on October 9th, 2013.

How many is "all"?

I like that, but am not familiar with the original--how much has he changed it?

Scraps

Comment on October 9th, 2013.

"All" = seven Thelonious Monk covers, three Duke Ellington covers, and one Mercer Ellington covers (that was played by Duke).

The original recording of "Skippy" by the Thelonious Monk Sextet (Blue Note single, 1952), collected on Genius of Modern Music, Volume Two (Blue Note 12", 1956).

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