Like ”I Have a Dream,” Herbie Hancock brought “Speak Like a Child” to the Miles Davis Quintet, unfortunately without ever recording a finished take. The rehearsals of this tune have been released on the collection The Miles Davis Quintet, 1965-1968: The Complete Columbia Studio Takes. The rehearsal version is an interesting window into the birth of “Speak Like a Child,” giving listeners a view of how Herbie Hancock’s approach to this tune would change. On this rehearsal version, Herbie is joined by Ron Carter on the bass, Tony Williams on drums, and a bit of Wayne Shorter’s sax in the intro (more from the rhythm section later…).
Enjoy some TigerFace after your turkey day (if you're American, or before your second matzah night if you're Jewish, I would imagine, not to pare down a holy day to its attachment to an unleavened bread that tastes quite good in soup). Here's video of Marco Benevento's full performance in Baltimore's 8x10 back on November 9th. It was a very full two hour set with a very well placed camera. If you're blessed enough to be able to laze the day away, tuning into this video may be a pretty great way to do so. Check it out after the jump.
Guitarist Nir Felder has been on the scene for a good little while, playing at New York's 55 Bar for a year-long residency that he gave up a couple years ago to work on his upcoming album, Golden Age. Now with the work done at the studio, Felder is set to release Golden Age this coming January 14th. Last week, Paste premiered the first single from the album, "Lights". Now here it sits for your listening pleasure. The tune has more of a straight rock feel, but there are some turns in it like the interweaving of old speeches (on this track and throughout the upcoming album) that indicate there's something more beneath the surface. Give it a play after the jump.
Marzio Scholten's IDENTIKIT is a Dutch quintet that gets this music right. The Dutch group led by Scholten on guitar recently released their latest album, Garage Moi (which, they want to emphasize, doesn't mean anything), as a change up from Scholten's other group, his quintet that shares his name. IDENTIKIT features the aforementioned Scholten on guitar, Lars Dietrich on alto sax, Jasper Blom on tenor sax, Sean Fasciani on bass, and Kristijan Krajncan on drums. Check out their album after the jump.
I think this one was pretty easy to put together. The lineup for the Art of Cool Festival dropped last week and everyone with AoC is pretty excited about it. So there's built in enthusiasm and an easy to set up episode of Line-Up.
The Line-Up for 22 November 2013