TTFF: Relax

6.12.11 - Merriweather (Graham Lucas)

Gumbo” 7.22.03 I, Noblesville, IN

A hugely cathartic first set jam that doesn’t get its proper due. Welcome to Friday.


Reba” 8.2.03 I, Limestone, ME

There’s nothing quite like a daytime “Reba” in Limestone. And this one has a post hiatus twist.



After Midnight Reprise”  12.31.99, Big Cypress, FL

The peak of the Big Cypress’ marathon set which came out of “Drowned.”



Horn” 7.15.98 I, Portland, OR

A beauty spawned out of nowhere.



Slave to the Traffic Light” 6.15.95 II, Atlanta, GA

A patient and slowly unfolding gem.



If I Could” 12.29.94 I, Providence, RI

Trey and Page come together in a poignant and powerful version.



Tweezer” 8.1.99 II, Niigata, JP

Slow and melodic in the Field of Heaven.



Prince Caspian” 7.31.99 II, Niigata, JP

You know the “2001 -> Bowie” from this set, but do you know this crushing “Caspian?” I kid you not.



You Enjoy Myself” 6.9.00 E, Tokyo, JP

A hearty helping of laid-back funk was served as the encore of Japan 2000’s first show.



Harry Hood” 9.11.99 II, George, WA

There’s nothing quite like a “Hood” at The Gorge. This one is big time.

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875 Responses to “TTFF: Relax”

  1. ElJefe Says:

    Sumodie- do you find 70’s Miles unacessible? I always thought he was pretty chill but w/ amazing bands…

  2. joe Says:

    30 days can’t go by fast enough for me (or you) right now. Pretty sad statement about my life…

  3. Poop goblin Says:

    Electric Byrd is very similar to ideas miles had been exploring in bitches brew and my fav of that era.

    By black Byrd he was def mastering the more popular funk rock style jazz. Very heavy sampled album.

    But Ethiopian nights and electric Byrd def have similarities to the miles from the late 60s

    As the 70s progressed they def went in total opposite directions.

    Anyone that hasn’t heard electric Byrd or black Byrd I’d run to those releases right now

  4. sumodie Says:

    Eljefe, I actually don’t listen to much jazz (someday another whole musical genre awaits!)

    As for Miles, I’ve got 5 of his early 70s live 2CD sets, and they’re chock a block with intense musical exploration. I love the music but I can’t handle too much of it (so not for casual listening)

    However just the other day I was spinning one of the live Miles discs and was blown away by one of the tracks. Who knows, maybe I’m finally ready to dive deep…

    So yeah, I’d say ~70s era Miles is incredible but much more inaccessible than 70s era Byrd. Who knows, maybe Byrd will be my entry point for listening to a lot more Miles

  5. Poop goblin Says:

    I got nothin goin til woostah too joe

    Total loser

  6. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Thanks for the feedback, BB.

    I trust Sumo’s opinion on a lot of thing except maybe sex with broken glass. There is a special block in the Red Light district for that stuff, I am told.

    Leveraging industry insider for good seats at face is the plan.

  7. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    does someone have Byrd on a interenet storage site linkidinky?

  8. ElJefe Says:

    I hear ya Sumodie. I think at the same time I was REALLY getting into Miles was the same time as when I was getting into Trane and Ornette and more out stuff. Thank god for jazz and deep deep well of material to get into.

  9. ElJefe Says:

    I love listening to late night jazz programs on the headphones and getting blown away by stuff I never knew existed!

  10. poop goblin Says:

    electric byrd

  11. halcyon Says:

    David Murray is another jazz artist worth exploring. He was lighting up the NYC loft jazz scene in the 70’s with his avant garde psych jazz. Cat played with the Dead numerous times as well.

    Didn’t Donald Byrd play with the Dead as well. I remember watching some videos and listening to some shows with him as a guest. Maybe it was David Murray.

  12. garretc Says:

    Halcy, I can’t help now but read your posts as being from Chen Guangcheng, and I think “My, that blind Chinese dissident/activist-lawyer sure has some hip tastes in music!”

    Anyways, before y’all rush off for your pitchforks as requested, I’m back out to studying.

  13. poop goblin Says:

    black byrd

  14. poop goblin Says:

    blind Chinese dissident is my new band name

  15. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    Burn GarretC, burn!

  16. poop goblin Says:

    Why are you all dressed up?
    Where are you going tonight?

    my birthday dinner. you made the reservations remember?

    oh yeah.

  17. SillyWilly Says:

    just think, garretc

    that big Ghost in BGCA is going to sound so much better when you’ve locked down a tight GPA

  18. SillyWilly Says:

    nice, poop

  19. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    F that Silly!

    Academic performance is really someone else’s standard of learning that folk allow to be applied to themselves.

    Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

  20. SillyWilly Says:

    maybe don’t talk about that solo worcester run tonight

  21. SillyWilly Says:

    Nice, Pham B!

    i read that link earlier today and loved it

    here’s some more:

    “Grades are a problem. On the most general level, they’re an explicit acknowledgment that what you’re doing is insufficiently interesting or rewarding for you to do it on your own. Nobody ever gave you a grade for learning how to play, how to ride a bicycle, or how to kiss. One of the best ways to destroy love for any of these activities would be through the use of grades, and the coercion and judgment they represent. Grades are a cudgel to bludgeon the unwilling into doing what they don’t want to do, an important instrument in inculcating children into a lifelong subservience to whatever authority happens to be thrust over them.”

  22. Phamily Berzerker Says:

    you know what they call the student with the lowest graduating gpa from med school?


  23. SillyWilly Says:

    And, GarretC, maybe read this one after your finals are done:

  24. Jtran Says:

    get off garret

  25. SillyWilly Says:

    word, Pham B

    just think I’m about to be SillyWilly, J.D.


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