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Oct. 19, 2019 - Jazz Only Vinyl at Sotto

  

  

WOW! If you weren’t there, you missed a good one.

Another Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. A little crisp, but a nice day to be out and about and enjoying the day. AND, to be at Sotto DC for a fantastic Jazz Only vinyl session. Our Jazz Only sessions have taken a turn and just got deeper. For me, the greatest thing about the sessions are the people who attend. YOU and Your Music are what makes the session.


Much thanks go out to Zach McGant, our DJ and to Sotto for their hospitality. Great spot for our listening needs. Zach set up the room with a microphone and I think it made people want to talk, which was a good thing.  Each selection had interesting introductions by the presenters. 


We started off the set with a relative unknown artist Kiefer with Memories of You. Followed by

Alone Together - Eric Dolphy

Sermonette - Milt Jackson

Things A’int What They Use to Be - Dave Brubeck

Along the Nile - Ahmad Jamal

Pavane For Dead Princess - Deodato


After the end of each song, we got into around the room discussions about the artist and/or the music. What I was the beginning notice was the variation in jazz music styles from song to song. That’s when we began discussions around categories of jazz. We had a display screen attached to a laptop. I showed a list of some Jazz categories.

Acid Jazz,     Avant-Garde Jazz 

Bebop,         Big Band/Swing 

Blue Note,   Contemporary Jazz 

Cool,              Crossover Jazz 

Dixieland,    Ethio-jazz 

Fusion,         Gypsy Jazz 

Hard Bop,    Latin Jazz 

Mainstream Jazz, Ragtime 

Smooth Jazz,  Straight-Ahead Jazz 

Trad Jazz 

And there are many more.  If you delve into the meaning of each, there is a distinct difference.


Back To The Music - 

Horn of Life - Horace Silver

Revelation - Doug Carn

Silvers Serenade - Horace Silver

I’ll Be Good to You - Brothers Johnson

Compared to What - Les McCann & Eddie Harris

Touch - John Klemmer


There were continued discussions around each selection. 

Educating,   Entertaining,   Engaging,   Enjoyable,   Edifying. 


It was a good session. 

Before we ended, I recognized and welcomed two new official members of the Vinyl Listening Lounge Club: Mindore Green and Dr. Nick Johnson.


Our next vinyl event will be an All Music Genre session on Nov. 9 at Provost Restaurant in NE DC. Stay Tuned 


Previous Jazz Only Sessions

What A Day!
Sept. 7, 2019


It was a beautiful day to be outside in DC today.   It was also a good day to be inside as part of the first Jazz Only vinyl listening session at Sotto DC. A great spot for lounging, great conversations, food and of course listening to outstanding music by remarkable musicians.

We started off the session randomly from two different listeners with selections from Miles Davis. And we chatted and chilled on the vibes to the end.

Quote of the Day

Near the end of the session, a first-time listener who enjoyed the experience asked if I was doing this anyplace else other than the DMV (DC, MD,  VA)? I said no, but the plan is to go anywhere there is an appeal. The person said to me, “You should look at New Orleans”.  

Not a bad idea. I will put that in my Things to Do list. Who knows? Just maybe. It’s a music town. It’s possible.  Ironically, later and after the event, I was talking over the phone to a longtime friend. Without knowledge of my previous conversation, my friend just happened to mention about going to New Orleans next year. Twice in one day out of the blue about going to NOLA conversations. Stay tuned.

Here are some of the selections that were played.
Nefertiti    -  Miles Davis  
AH-LEU-CHA  -  Miles Davis
Sun Goddess  -  Ramsey  Lewis
Every time I See You  -  Roy  Ayers
Laura   -   Dexter  Gordon
Free  -  Ornette  Coleman
The  In  Crowd  -  Ramsey  Lewis
You  and  I   -  Stanley  Turrentine  
The Pursuit of the Woman in the Feathered Hat  - Weather Report
Turiya  &  Ramakrishna  -  Alice  Coltrane
Nutty  -  Thelonius  Monk
Ponciana   -  Gato  Barberi
Ninterro   -  Noel  Pointer
Teach  Me  Tonight  -  Phoebe  Snow   
Look- A- Like   -  Bob James

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July 27, 2019 - A Jazz Only Vinyl Listening Session

​“WOW! This Was A Great Event”

Those were the words of a guest of our last and first Jazz Only Vinyl Listening Lounge session event. It was a great success until near the end when we got drowned out by a kid’s gathering. The playlist of artist represented the Who’s Who in the Jazz world.

We started out the session with the selection;

“Chameleon” by great Herbie Hancock. Other artist included:
Coleman Hawkins             Alberta Hunter Hunter       
Dollar Brand                       Ron Carter
Lee Morgan                         Stan Getz
Ahmad Jamal                      De De Bridgewater

Frank Sinatra                     Gato Barberi
Jerry Mulligan                    Andrew Hill

The discussions of various artists, musical selections, and related information was stimulating. The conversations were knowledgeable, topics varied, and fact checked. What impressed me most was the coming together of strangers who have a common interest of jazz music on vinyl and then leaving as an acquaintance to someone not known before the session.

There was a kid invasion which was unexpected and presented a different atmosphere in the room. One of the goals of the Vinyl LLC is listen to music on vinyl in an intimate setting. Your presence and participation gives me the incentive to continue with these type of sessions. However, I need your help in finding location settings that would be suitable for our type of event. It’s not essential, but I would prefer a place where food and/or drink. We are called a Lounge Club because I would prefer guests to feel that they are in a place that has a relaxing environment. Please send me your suggestions.

As of today, I do not have a planned date and location for the next Jazz Only Vinyl session. 

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Jazz Only Vinyl Sessions

Sept. 9, 2019 - WOW! If you were not there, you missed it.

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Another Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. A little crisp, but a nice day to be out and about and enjoying the day. AND, to be at Sotto DC for a fantastic Jazz Only vinyl session. Our Jazz Only sessions have taken a turn and just got deeper. For me, the greatest thing about the sessions are the people who attend. We had new and customary guests. YOU and Your Music are what makes the session.


Much thanks go out to Zach McGant, our DJ and to Sotto for their hospitality. Great spot for our listening needs. Zach set up the room with a microphone and I think it made people want to talk. Which was a good thing. Each selection had interesting introductions by the presenters. 


We started off the set with a relative unknown artist Kiefer with Memories of You. Followed by:

Alone Together - Eric Dolphy

Sermonette - Milt Jackson

Things A’int What They Use to Be - Dave Brubeck

Along the Nile - Ahmad Jamal

Pavane For Dead Princess - Deodato


After the end of each song, we got into around the room discussions about the artist and/or the music. What I was the beginning notice was the variation in jazz music styles from song to song. That’s when we began discussions around categories of jazz. We had a display screen attached to a laptop. I anticipated this and showed a list and meanings of some Jazz categories;


Acid Jazz,           Avant-Garde Jazz 

Bebop,                 Big Band/Swing 

Blue Note,          Contemporary Jazz 

Cool,                     Crossover Jazz 

Dixieland,             Ethio-jazz 

Fusion,                 Gypsy Jazz 

Hard Bop,             Latin Jazz 

Mainstream Jazz,  Ragtime 

Smooth Jazz,       Straight-Ahead Jazz 

Trad Jazz 

And there are MANY more. If you delve into the meaning of each, there is a distinct difference. The comments were heavy.


Back To The Music - 

Horn of Life - Horace Silver

Revelation - Doug Carn

Silvers Serenade - Horace Silver

I’ll Be Good to You - Brothers Johnson

Compared to What - Les McCann & Eddie Harris

Touch - John Klemmer


We continued discussions around each selection. 

Educating, Entertaining, Engaging, Enjoyable, Edifying. 


Before we ended, I recognized and welcomed two new official members to the Vinyl Listening Lounge Club: Mindore Green and Dr. Nick Johnson. It was a good session. 


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