And a good leader should do this to some regard, as long as he also is working to correct the problems. The main issue is that Pete has no accountability now with Paul Allen gone. He admitted as much in his interview.
And 69 year old men are not very likely to change their philosophy on how to build a successful team. I also think that he should be asked to relinquish control over roster construction.
Like most people, Pete has strengths. If Pete has a team with supreme talent, one that can be the bully, he will be very successful and even in the playoffs. But that fourth down was not one of those instances. The play gets in late because Pete was meddling. The speaking-truth-to-power thing. How many times we have to take time out just to figure what 4th down play will be.
Time management is issue which is overlooked. However great coach PC might be but not trusting his coordinator has been big issue.
All i know is when going into the draft that year every team passed on Chubb. The Hawks didnt trade back and i thought they would go for chubb for sure. Except his gnarly knee injuries is what i think made teams shy away in the first round.
I mean its the browns that took him. Maybe not long. So many guys fall off the map during the draft that you wouldnt anticipate to drop. For me though. So, i agree. Even more than drafting bruce Irvin and not chandler jones. Its confirmed today that Pete is not changing anything, instead calling the season a success.
We can suck and moan all but either Pete changes or gets fired to win another SB. The local sport reporters here are getting bland with covering of the hawks. Appreciate the time and effort it must take to keep this site going. Run, run, pass. His son on the coaching staff. I got sick of the first play in practically every game would be a pass. It would have saved them from the many times they were off schedule and facing long conversions.
Their play calling against defenses the past several weeks was like pissing into the wind. Never mind the plethora of injuries on that roster. I think next season will be so decisive. The Jags are the only team I can feel confident in beating. Titans, Saints, Packers, Vikings, all will probably beat us. Saints are done after this year. Vikings always flounder. Packers are good but every team has to play someone good. Bears, Lions, Jags, Texans especially potentially without Watson all suck.
Spot on Rob. I have commented many times here over the years on his inflexibility and his inability to move into the 21 century and be more creative. For years they have run the same basic defense with maybe three variations that every body knows. For the life of me I cannot understand why they steadfastly insist on making RW into a pocket passer.
They shunned the roll out that worked well in the 4th quarter of the 49er game, why? I always point to Belichick changing the game plan week to week and lament why PC cannot due the same. Just have to suck it up until his contract is up. Great article Rob.
Petes room for error has now ran out. He should be fired next year if this continues and refuses to cede control to the offense and adapt to the 21st century. Still in favor of firing Schotty. But pete is right next to him on the chopping board should we see the same result next year. They see the Rams just as much. PC answer? They have Aaron Donald and if you can think of way to contain him, good on you.
I just wanted to add to my post. Enough said. A good team that is unsure of itself, one lacking identity and focus. Additionally the comments pete made today regarding the offense really just hammer home that nothing is changing anytime soon. Pete will continue to hammer away at his style and nothing much will change. All in all it adds up to the same exact BS every year. Someone who buys a team is looking for cash flow, and Seattle is a small market team.
The fans will still support the team if changes are made; but if the team slouches towards mediocrity, the value will go down. It all depends on how soon the trust plans on selling. A buyer is going to have his own football people to evaluate staff and personnel. When sold, everyone in the organization will be gone in short fashion; and player wise, only players under firm contracts will be kept.
Seattle is the 12th largest media market in the US as of the census, which did not include the last decade of explosive growth in the region. Seattle is not a small market team. I truly think he believes they were super close to winning it all this year. Not that any of us would truly wish it, but in some way do any of you think a season next year might be the best thing going forward?
If we had our own first round pick next year then I would say it would be good. Not once during this season, nor in the offseason did I feel like the Hawks were in a position for a deep run in the playoffs, much less a SB Got To Be Free (Gradualundergrounddub Mix) - 49ers - Got To Be Free (CD). They had question marks all over the place. The OL was Duane Brown and four guys either rookies, first time starters, or retreads on their way out of the league.
The RBs were all either injured or injury prone. The TEs were either undersized, recovering from catastrophic injuries, or one step away from the broadcast booth. Russ and the WRs were the only sure things. On defense we had no pass rush, our secondary was extremely sus, and our LB core was aging fast.
On special teams which performed the best of all units throughout the season we had Dickson who is worth his weight in gold. And this was a team that was going to go all the way? This team had no chance. Not once during this season, nor in the offseason did I feel like the Hawks were in a position for a deep run in the playoffs.
Agree with everything you said Chris. Which makes the early season success when only the offense was working even more puzzling. I guess it was just the weakness of the opposing teams.
After losing to San Francisco week one, the Seahawks finishedincluding a week week fifteen defeat of the 49ers in Seattle after Nick Bosa, Fred Warner, Trent Williams, Brandon Aiyuk, and first-round pick Aaron Banks had been injured in a bus accident on their way to the game. After failing to establish the run early, the Seahawks seemed to find life late in the second quarter as Russell Wilson orchestrated a yard drive as the half winded down.
Trailing with seconds remaining, the Seahawks faced a third and goal from the 2-yard line. A delay of game penalty on the boys in blue required a second run-off. Seattle had previously lost its final timeout to prevent the run-off just prior to the 2-minute warning after challenging a San Francisco touchdown. With only seconds remaining in the half, Wilson stared down DK Metcalf and the ball was picked off in the end zone by the team in red.
Although the third quarter was another nightmare for Wilson and the running game, including the loss of Chris Carson to a broken toe, Carlos Hyde after he celebrated his longest run of the day 2 yards by pulling his hamstring, and Rashaad Penny undisclosed injurythe Seahawks stormed back into contention on the first play of the third quarter when Carlos Dunlap, playing extra snaps for an injured Darrell Taylor, tipped a pass and returned it 18 yards for a touchdown by the ageless KJ Wright.
After a missed Jason Myers extra point, the Seahawks were still within striking distance only down The 49ers would extend their lead to when its offense orchestrated a play yard drive that took a majority of the fourth quarter.
With only remaining in the game, Wilson led the Seahawks within striking distance to tie the game in the final minute. Twice the Seahawks had converted on 4th down they were on 3rd down. However, a potential game-tying yard reception by tight end Colby Parkinson was nullified on an Ethan Pocic holding penalty. In a last gasp attempt, Wilson again looked for receiver DK Metcalf, who was covered Got To Be Free (Gradualundergrounddub Mix) - 49ers - Got To Be Free (CD) seven members of the 49ers.
The pass was tipped away as time expired as a wide open and all-alone Tyler Lockett stood in solitude and disbelief on the other side of the field. The biggest offensive play of the game for Seattle had been a yard field goal from the foot of Jason Myers early in the second quarter. After the game, Coach Carroll talked about how proud he was of the team and its ability to finish the season While the 49ers prepare for their divisional showdown next week, the Seahawks will be left to ponder what might have been.
As I said yesterday — it feels like the end of an era. Yup, basically my sentiment during the game. I think in hindsight, Rob was right.
Hawks were gifted a pretty easy schedule. Patriots were not the same team with so many players opting out and Cam as the QB. Miami was actually looking good and we struggled a tiny bit putting them away. A lot of injuries in the division and we still let cardinals win 1 and had trouble putting away the rams. Other than that there were no real challenges this season. Didnt have to play greenbay, saints, Bucs, or ravens. Playoff football is differnt. And they showed pete carrolls record in the playoffs the last 5 years.
I think the most frustrating part of this season is Carroll got his 5 year extension on Nov. So signed a deal the day Buffalo absolutely embarrassed them. But that makes Russell play so terrible, you can see it when he pumps the ball looking deep.
Its the same brand of football you see throughout the years with bevell or schotty. I said during the game on here, just be ready to turn in some decent season and make the playoffs only to show up like this.
Pete showed that he needed special talent at key positions to turn in a SB run, and some of those players turned on him when they got older and wiser. Not all of them, but most. Thanks Rob for your critical articles, its just what most of need. Too many Seahawks pundits are critical about things on the field but Got To Be Free (Gradualundergrounddub Mix) - 49ers - Got To Be Free (CD) with every aspect of their decision making.
They were saying today he needs people that will keep him in line with some game management stuff like Norm Chow did when USC was at their best. Pretty sad. Just my pessimistic opinion but I think the organization needs to clean house. It would be great if we keep Pete as a hands on VP, someone who could be an ambassador and a continuing culture Builder. But it is clear by his last two press conferences that the game, from a coaching perspective, has passed him by.
I worry that he has no accountability now due to ownership being in flux and that is no good. I would be interested in seeing how John Schneider does with full and complete control and I would be interested in seeing what a young, bright offensive mind could do with Russell for the next 5 years.
We could even let the new VP tinker with the defense as I still believe he is one of the finest defensive coaches of this era. This might be a bit too far for everyone but this is what I would like to see and it remains my wish. Go Hawks! They got further in the play-offslast year without him. Seattle will not win another superbowl until they get new ownership. Capitalism is premised on that basic idea: unless a worker is accountable, he has no reason to try new things or push himself.
For him, what a great season. A 5 year deal, NFC West and But at no point did he feel any need to really work on making adjustments, being innovative, and listening to new ideas. It reminds me of Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.
An outdated model and philosophy in fundamentally changed, modern game with no accountability. Strap yourselves in. It kind of makes me wish JS could have traded russ for a high 1 and get Got To Be Free (Gradualundergrounddub Mix) - 49ers - Got To Be Free (CD) Allen when they looked pretty hard at him. Would we still have a playoff team since then? When the Seahawks have a functioning running game they teams need to stop, it puts the defense in more man coverage allowing Russ a clear picture.
When teams go cover 2 or cover 4 Russ has a hard time processing the picture. Pete is still stuck in his way back machine at USC. Certainly not the three first round picks it was rumored he was worth at one point, but maybe a first and a couple 2nd from a desperate team like the Dolphins, Colts, Patriots, or Washington.
It would be nice to get something before his value drops any further. Completely disagree. You simply need to design an offensive scheme to take advantage of his strengths, and provide the personnel around him.
That seems to be what most other teams do, and it works. But not in Seattle, we must pound the square peg into the round hole. I might get ridiculed for this. Get some draft capital back? Seems wrong but is it? What if Wilson was to get traded and asked for Metcalf to go with?
What if that was the deciding factor? I love the mentality of Metcalf, but if it pushed a deal over would it be to ridiculous to not look at it? If he wants DK he has to stay with DK. Can you imagine being a running team without WRs would could get deep? Teams would simply stack the box and outnumber you. You need that threat.
DK and Lockett can get deep. I get stretching the field vertically, but would we be using our players the best? I just Got To Be Free (Gradualundergrounddub Mix) - 49ers - Got To Be Free (CD) Pete Carroll as the old guy on the state farm commercial. Dangling the dollar bill with a fishing pole. Oh ohhh. He dangles the the run out there and then runs play action deep on 3rd or 4th n short. Then looks around like… oh did i fool you this time?!?!?
You almost had it that time!. Sorry for posting so much. Would the Stephon Diggs trade be somewhat of a blueprint? We saw what the Bills gave up for Diggs who is a great WR in his own right and maybe better than Metcalf.
The least the leadership of this team could have done before they finish burning the whole thing to the ground, was keep Rashaad Penny on the bench. Ever since losing the SB against the Pats, it feels like this team has been desperately trying to plug holes in the hull of the ship as more and more holes start to burst open. I expect them to start tearing down the sails just to stay afloat.
Has got to be up there with best performances by a Heisman winner in a national title game ever so far. Hes not a gameplanner. Hes a system coach who is good at identifying talent and identifying what type of athlete he wants for his scheme.
Great teacher, great organizer thru out the week. But not the X and O guy. Not belichek. Not mcvay. Not shanahan. Now that the team doesnt have the ridiculous talent ofits shown his shortcomings since. He absolutely needs to find a OC to run a scheme and walk away. Until he does that, we will be just a wildcard team. Its almost extremely unlikely that a trade would happen… Its only because Watson is unhappy and willing to waive his no trade clause.
Just save your time and your wife the trouble and cut and paste the previous years articles. What an absolute joke. Anybody else running the gamut of emotions watching a dynamic offense play? That is not even a joke as far as I am concerned. How they cannot implement tempo and timing as driving component to build rhythm on offence with about 10 years of continuity between them is beyond me.
Holmgren is master in rhythm, tempo and execution which are all components badly needed for this unit to achieve sustainable success in my opinion. How many times during each game do they choose to line up in a read-option formation is also killing me. Problem is that defenses caught on a long time ago and it is the same look they give every team every week which gives a lot of opportunities to take best practice from each team who has success matching up against us. Go back and watch the game from last weekend.
How many times did this run-heavy unit line up in a non-shotgun formation? Why not have several looks so you have the other team guessing which version who is going to show up each week and make the preparation phase a more difficult challenge?
They have to find a way to play each game next year as needed. The Patriots for years have done this. Sometimes pass it 50 times a game, sometimes run it 50, some games even split. Its called adapting. Not after the game but during, not after the season but during. I heard someone say today to never be bored by winning. Rubbernecking a car wreck is not my idea of a good time. This regime will never sniff a Super Bowl again. Sarkisian on offense.
I understand having an identity on defense Big or Physical or Fast or Disciplined. Obviously, that kept him from playing in the College Football Playoff. Well… for the most part. Nick Saban had other thoughts tonight. With the clock winding down, and the starters pulled, Saban gave Dickerson an incredible final moment of his college career. Been a long time follower but never posted in this blog. I would like to say thanks for all your hard work this year. It was very frustrating year and a disappointment finish.
Some thoughts: 1. I believe how to beat cover 2 is attack middle of the field with post from tight end or corner routes. And how to attack deep 2 is also to run the ball, which Pete said what he wants to do. In my mind it seems like Pete knows Russell cannot see the middle of the field or just have issues with quick reads, therefore next year he NEEDS to run the ball to not see many cover 2 to help his quarterback. For Nick Chubb over Penny debate, I also wonder how much the teams take into account of the interview they conducted when selecting one prospect from other.
I remember I had a chance to talk to one of the known nfl media member and he talked about how he was soo impressed with Clelin Ferrell in interview with him.
And I saw him go to no. Playing right now: Matthew Shipp - Piano Sutras Every morning I've tried to get up early and do my usual thing of getting some writing done or at least listen to some music and take notes for a review. Over the past couple days I've tried to get iTunes all set up on my phone so that I can listen to music all the time without having to deal with the discman.
Well, it ain't working. I'm alternating between looking up instructions online and winging it. Now all of the songs are in iTunes on the laptop which is good cuz I like it better the Windows Media. But I still can't get them onto the phone. The week after next I'm taking two weeks off from work and I'm really looking forward to the possibility of getting a bunch of writing done.
Writing here as well as yardwork and laundry. You know - mundane crap that's not really interesting to read about but fulfilling to me. Lina Allemano's quartet played a great show last night at the Thunderbird. I previewed them in City Paper last week and had talked to this Toronto-based trumpet player, who was well-spoken and funny.
But the set they played kind of exceeded expectations that I had after hearing their recent live CD. While the lineup seems like it could be compared to Ornette Coleman's original quartet trumpet, alto, bass, drums Allemano's writing really isn't like that.
When they moved past the themes, they sounded a little closer to Eric Dolphy's Out to Lunch anyway. Allemano liked to blast out some high notes that would hang in the air and it reminded me of what Freddie Hubbard did on that album. All you armchair Freddie fans will know that Out to Lunch is pretty much an aberration in his career. Brodie West had a great approach to the alto too, mixing crisp lines with upper register wails that were added as necessary.
If I had kept with that horn, it might have been the way I would have played. There was a good attentive crowd for the Thunderbird's Space Exchange event, which hosted the band. Typically the weekly thing hosts one of four local guys who bring a project of their own, or "sponsor" another musician. Ben Opie brought Allemano in since it was his week. He sat in for an Ornette song in both sets which, incidentally, still didn't make them sound too much like Mr. Harmolodic's past. Guess they do it differently in Toronto.
It was good to see a fair number of people there checking out the show, including some who didn't look like "typical" fans of adventurous jazz. Friday, September 13, Too Late for the Show. I was out of town in Baltimore for work until last night. It was a good time but I completely missed Mission of Burma last night.
That's the second time they've come to Pittsburgh and I've missed them. The last time happened when I was in Detroit for the first time at the Jazz Festival.
I'm crushed and disappointed. Now that I've got it out of my system, maybe I'll start feeling a little better. Sunday, September 08, Freedom for the moment. It took all week but I finally finished a recap of Detroit for JazzTimes. Actually it didn't take all week, it several days. But in addition to that, I had to immediately start working on a City Paper story as soon as I got back on Tuesday. I meant to take my recorder with me to Detroit and transcribe an interview with Toronto trumpeter Lina Allemano.
It would've been perfect because I had a lot of downtime on the last day. Oh well. So I whipped up that piece by Wednesday morning. And now the Festival recap is done. It's too bad I have to work today.
Now I can get through more of the Mingus box. Well, I made the final walk of the season from Hart Plaza where the festival stages are located back to the Marriott. The next time I leave the premises, I'll be in a shuttle headed to the airport tomorrow.
Kinda bittersweet. I went up to my room to get the laptop because there's only free wireless in the lobby, where I am now and on the way past the front desk I ran into Lee Konitz. I didn't. But I did tell him I love his work. And that he was great tonight. I do love him, by the way. If you see him, tell him. JazzTimes hosted a great talk this afternoon about the history of Detroit, with James Carter, JD Allen, Geri Allen and George Bohannon talking about growing up here, what the school atmosphere was like, how they were exposed to all kinds of music.
It was a great talk, but I had to split to catch most of Quest's set. During "Redial," Liebman seemed so swept up in Beirach's piano solo that he leaned his head back into the piano he was sitting at the time.
The saxophonist blew my mind when I recognized that melody he was playing on the bamboo flute - a slow, deliberate version of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman. Solid chops, good arrangements. Plus they were doing Billy Strayhorn tunes. But it wasn't anything that I haven't heard before: head, horn solo, piano solo, bass solo, trading fours with the drums. They were good but it made me restless. So I trekked back up Woodward to the stage where the Robert Glasper Experiment was scheduled to play.
I didn't dig the Glasper crew's album but they sounded great on the Lettermen show so I thought I'd give them another chance.
I wish I had given Stafford more time because Glasper was way late setting up. I only got to hear two songs. Glasper introduced the first as Bette Midler's "The Rose.
A couple people in the crowd had gotten excited and he had to razz them about that. The first song was okay, groovy and repetitive but it made me want to hear TV on the The Radio. When Casey Benjamin stopped doing the vocoder singing and picked up the alto - which was going through a harmonizer that added an extra note - things started to take off.
Unfortunately I did too, because I had to see Konitz. Glad I did. It was pretty astounding how he can not only take standards and make them new, he makes them brand new songs. He probably draws from a set of about 10 songs but I swear they're different each time. His tone is so vocal and romantic - definitely not schmaltzy as he stated yesterday. Ray Drummond was a solid bassist and Matt Wilson was a great accompanist and slight humorist, playing with two brushes and one stick during "Body and Soul" or something like that.
If only the sun hadn't been so damn hot. There were a few shows that closed the evening out, but I decided to torture my backside and stay on the stone steps of the Absopure Pyramid Stage and catch Marcus Belgrave's Trumpet Call.
Belgrave is a longtime Detroit fixture though I didn't realize until tonight that he wasn't born here. Since mentoring and remembering roots seemed to be a recurring theme all weekend, I figured this gravelly voiced guru was the person to wrap up the festival for me. Not only did he have six trumpets including himself paying homage to Pops, Dizzy, Thad Jones and Clifford Brown, he had plenty of long stories to add between the songs.
I'm not judging. Definitely not hating because it was cool hearing about what happened when Belgrave crossed paths with Bud Powell and worked with Clifford Brown before Brownie became the amazing player that he was.
The only damper to the whole day was that after being here all this time, I finally decided to take my discman with me, and listen to music as I walked around. Sure enough, the first place I stopped, I dropped in on the concrete and messed up the face of it, so I can't see what track is on or how much time is left. Sure it plays, but without that info, it might as well be broken. Time for some hooch before I get ready for a lobby call. Posted by shanleymusic at PM 1 comment:. Detroit Jazz Festival - Sunday.
Translating pop music into jazz is dangerous territory. The source material isn't always built for greater harmonic or melodic interpretation. The result often lead to a few choruses of a simple melody with a little bit of embellishment and a hope that listeners will remember the original songs.
Several jazz musicians have interpreted the Beatles and they usually fall short. Unfortunately, guitarist Bill Frisell fell into that category yesterday as well. His All We Are Saying Projectan exploration of John Lennon tunes, had some moments of bliss, but too much of it was stuck in a slow, Pink Floyd-like tempo in which drummer Kenny Wolleson was content to do the Ringo shtick bobbing in his seat like the affable drummer as well instead of putting more of his own thing into it.
Every song had a long, undulating intro which was fine initially, when the group unfolded "Across the Universe. When the group filled out by violinist Jenny Scheinman, bassist Tony Scherr, pedal steel whiz Greg Leisz did the post-Beatles song " 9 Dream" things clicked, since the song has several distinctly weird parts and a melody that's dreamy and rich.
Leisz did some nice howling too. The same held true for "Strawberry Fields Forever" which like the opening of the set, had Frisell imitating the backwards guitar sound of that John and George perfected the old-fashioned way. Frisell cleverly closed the set with a rubato take on the project's complete lyric rather than launching into a whole "Give Peace A Chance. Prior to their set, the Carhartt Amphitheater hosted a tribute to a Detroit native son, baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams.
The set focused on solo spotlights and unison themes, but it was great hearing those three horns coming together. Basile was clearly the youngest guy of the bunch, Johnson know not only for his baritone but for his tuba work on hundreds maybe of albums. Smulyan is becoming synonymous with this festival in my eyes, probably because of 's Dave Holland Big Band show in the Marriott bar.
Then it was off to see Warren Wolf, who was astounding on the vibes and marimba. The part of his set that I saw drew on classical and the influence of the Modern Jazz Quartet, but there was plenty of space for some rapid runs down the vibes.
Things started slow and pensive before shifting to a blue and syncopated groove. More about them after today, because they're playing with their band Quest. Lee Konitz was a gruff but engaging fella in a talk and performance with his collaborator Dan Tepfer, in the Jazz Talk Tent. When it sounded like someone was tapdancing outside the booth, Konitz stopped what he was doing, walked to the back of the tent to go out and find the offender and silence them.
He didn't find them but the noise did stop. Later in the evening, I tried to get back to the below ground Pyramid Stage to see the Cookers, but couldn't get close enough to even see the band. I was tempted to hang out and just listen because they hit with a bang and sounded solid. But I really wanted to get a good seat for Ravi Coltrane so sitting there and waiting seemed like the best bet. And Coltrane was great.
He had Dezron Douglas on bass and Gregory Hutchinson on drums, and those two were locked into each other. Their set seemed to fly by, and I could've gone for more.
Speaking of nuts, that was the scene at Volt, the Marriott bar last night. There were too many people here and the fire marshall came. They seemed pretty cool and laidback, but the music was shut down and everyone drifted back to their room after midnight.
John Coltrane. Sun Ship: The Complete Sessions. It was as if he was doing something different every time he went into the studio. But upon hearing The Classic Quartet: The Complete Impulse Recordings, which placed all of the studio session from their most innovative period in chronological order, it was easier to pick up on the way their sound made a gradual evolution.
Rather it proved that a genius doesn't earn that distinction without taking the human steps to get there. Sun Ship: The Complete Sessions develops this idea a little further. Four years before Miles Davis and Teo Macero started taking a razor blade to studio performances and editing them, Coltrane was already envisioning something like this for his own work. It shows how the quartet's "tunes" often were, as one of the band members once said, little more than scales that Coltrane put in front of the band.
Done in four takes, there are two complete versions, along with a breakdown and a false start. The piece eventually locks into a medium tempo swing with a strong solo from pianist McCoy Tyner.
These selections offer some intrigue to Coltrane buffs as the version that appeared on the original album began with the second of the two complete takes, and finished with an insert - which itself was edited for the release. While both of these two pieces are good, it shows running order can elevate the music. The rather intense staccato title track had a slightly different execution in the complete alternate take, and the master from the original album restores a loud closing statement from Jones.
As it turned out, Take 1 was the best they did, although they left off about 90 seconds of solo bass, which of course gets restored here. Two takes of "Amen" were recorded, Take 1 being chosen and released with no edits.
The only reason it seems that one was chosen over the other might have to do with the fact that Trane uses a couple licks in Take 2 that he had already used in "Vigil," a fiery drums-and-tenor duet one of my personal favorite Coltrane tracks that had been recorded a month earlier.
You can't blame a guy for throwing them in heck, Eric Dolphy did it every time he played alto and it proves yet again that this music did not spring from the horn of its own accord but was the result of careful preparation. Though they're brief, Coltrane fans will probably get a rise out of the studio talk between tracks and during breakdowns. Known for his seriousness, we hear Coltrane laughing a bit with producer Bob Thiele, who references the title "Ascension" when the saxophonist announces "Ascent.
Interesting also that he refers to Garrison as "James" rather than "Jimmy" as all the albums listed him. Besides Charlie Parker, John Coltrane is probably one of the few jazz musicians that people love to analyze closely.
The casual listener, who doesn't feel the need to own everything he ever did, can probably live without it. But it's still pretty enjoyable. Detroit Jazz Festival: Saturday. Every year when I come here, it seems like there's a set or two that gets me really caught up in the moment, like, "Okay, now I've arrived. This guy was amazing, playing tunes that had a sort of repetitive groove to them, but he and his bandmates took them to really complex places.
At times it was almost like a hybrid of Motown grooviness and a Coltrane-style vision that constantly reshaped the ideas. Considering that Allen is from Detroit, maybe that's not too far off.
They played for about 75 minutes and it was almost too much of a good thing. Allen didn't stop. One tune segued into another. Drummer Jonathan Barber was an integral part of what made the group so powerful. He constantly played the whole kit, moving over it, keeping the music at a high level, spurring Allen on.
Dezron Douglas gave it a strong foundation too, with some beautiful double-stops. Note to self: pick up Allen's latest album Grace. He was a really great speaker who helped to convey the energy of Powell's playing and talked frankly about his life. Pianists Renee Rosnes and Bill Charlap who are also husband and wife played a set of duos, which had a lot of impressive interplay.
They were swapping soloist and accompanist roles not just between choruses but within a few bars of each other. I particularly liked their version of Monk's "Off Minor," which kept a good feeling for the composer throughout the piece and also had the roar of his big band version of the song when they got to the bridge of the tune. For my parent's sake, I had to check out the Four Freshman, since they are fans from way back when. If my mother was here in Detroit, that is; she's style alive and well in Pittsburghshe would have loved the fact that the trademark Freshman harmony was resonating off the buildings in downtown.
None of the guys in the group are original Freshman. In fact none of the originals are alive anymore. But these guys have the sound down pat. So much so that I ended up catching a lot more of their set that I had anticipated.
Charles Lloyd with Bill Frisell was after that. That set provided an example of how somebody can sound understated but still play with a lot of fire.
Lloyd has a unique, rich tone and plays in a kind of understated way, but it's still heavy. Getting to see Bill Frisell after years of hearing him on record was a treat. All that guy has to do is hit a chord and he has you, thanks to his unique tone. I should have known that McCoy Tyner would draw a massive crowd and that finding a seat would be next to impossible. I had to squat down by the barricade to the VIP section to get a decent view.
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