You (feat. Billy Hart) - Bobby Hutcherson, David Sanborn & Joey DeFrancesco, Enjoy the View [2014]

This record is so sublime in it’s simple melodies and classic execution.  Definitely one of my favorite jazz cuts of the year.  It also makes me look forward to seeing Bob Hutcherson later this year, especially because he might not be playing much longer.

cavetocanvas:

Giuseppe Penone, Tree of 12 Metres, 1980–2

From the Tate Gallery:

Tree of 12 Metres was made by scraping away the wood from a felled tree, which had first been roughly sawn into a beam, to reveal its internal structure of narrow core and developing branches. Penone’s aim was to return the tree to the form it had had at an earlier stage of its growth, making visible natural processes which are normally hidden. He made the first of his Albero or Tree works in 1969. In 1970 two Trees of 12 Metres were made as performances in the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, and at the Aktionsraum, Munich. These early Trees were still partially attached to the industrially-sawn beams into which they had disappeared and from which they now emerged like sculptural reliefs. In this semi-emergent state they were supported horizontally or propped diagonally against the wall in the space in which they were exhibited. With experience, Penone was able to work on increasingly thicker beams which contained the tree’s entire core and to cut all the background support away, freeing the tree’s centre so that it could stand vertically on its own. In the early 1980s he began to leave short lengths of the beams untouched to provide free-standing bases, from which the forms of the younger trees arise. In this version of the Tree of 12 Metresthe artist has left top and bottom ends still trapped inside the beam. A cut at the vertical mid-point has converted it into two pieces, each of which stands on a base formed by the remnant of the beam. The top part of the tree is thus inverted.

ORIGIN EFFECTS CALI76-TX-P PEDAL W/ CUSTOM TRANSFORMER

The 1176 is a much-loved premium-quality studio compressor and, in many ways, is the industry standard vintage studio compressor. The primary motivation for developing the Cali76 was to bring the sonic properties of this revered studio-classic into the scope of the average guitar-geek. After all, why should high-quality compression be confined to the recording studio? Secondly, existing guitar compressors are generally mediocre performers, and renowned “tone-killers,” adding hiss whilst simultaneously robbing your signal of its soul! The topology of the design was kept true to the original, while the actual circuitry was carefully condensed. In this way, it has been possible to retain the much loved dynamic response of the original, while at the same time permitting a smaller, more stage-friendly format! We’ve slightly tweaked the attack and release times to be of immediate use to guitarists and bass players, as well as in pro audio applications. Plug it into your recording rig to process vocals, piano, acoustic guitars and drums, with a vintage, analog warmth!
To further spice things up, we’ve added a switch-able clean boost stage. This can be used as a traditional solo-booster, or else can be set up to coax some extra grit from the unit’s iron-core output transformer (Lundahl upgrade also available for absolute transparency).

Late night GAS attack.  This baby might be replacing my Effectrode PC-2A, which has been my much loved and favorite compressor for the last 2 years.
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ORIGIN EFFECTS CALI76-TX-P PEDAL W/ CUSTOM TRANSFORMER

The 1176 is a much-loved premium-quality studio compressor and, in many ways, is the industry standard vintage studio compressor. The primary motivation for developing the Cali76 was to bring the sonic properties of this revered studio-classic into the scope of the average guitar-geek. After all, why should high-quality compression be confined to the recording studio? Secondly, existing guitar compressors are generally mediocre performers, and renowned “tone-killers,” adding hiss whilst simultaneously robbing your signal of its soul! The topology of the design was kept true to the original, while the actual circuitry was carefully condensed. In this way, it has been possible to retain the much loved dynamic response of the original, while at the same time permitting a smaller, more stage-friendly format! We’ve slightly tweaked the attack and release times to be of immediate use to guitarists and bass players, as well as in pro audio applications. Plug it into your recording rig to process vocals, piano, acoustic guitars and drums, with a vintage, analog warmth!
To further spice things up, we’ve added a switch-able clean boost stage. This can be used as a traditional solo-booster, or else can be set up to coax some extra grit from the unit’s iron-core output transformer (Lundahl upgrade also available for absolute transparency).

Late night GAS attack.  This baby might be replacing my Effectrode PC-2A, which has been my much loved and favorite compressor for the last 2 years.
ZoomInfo

ORIGIN EFFECTS CALI76-TX-P PEDAL W/ CUSTOM TRANSFORMER

The 1176 is a much-loved premium-quality studio compressor and, in many ways, is the industry standard vintage studio compressor. The primary motivation for developing the Cali76 was to bring the sonic properties of this revered studio-classic into the scope of the average guitar-geek. After all, why should high-quality compression be confined to the recording studio? 

Secondly, existing guitar compressors are generally mediocre performers, and renowned “tone-killers,” adding hiss whilst simultaneously robbing your signal of its soul! 

The topology of the design was kept true to the original, while the actual circuitry was carefully condensed. In this way, it has been possible to retain the much loved dynamic response of the original, while at the same time permitting a smaller, more stage-friendly format! 

We’ve slightly tweaked the attack and release times to be of immediate use to guitarists and bass players, as well as in pro audio applications. Plug it into your recording rig to process vocals, piano, acoustic guitars and drums, with a vintage, analog warmth!

To further spice things up, we’ve added a switch-able clean boost stage. This can be used as a traditional solo-booster, or else can be set up to coax some extra grit from the unit’s iron-core output transformer (Lundahl upgrade also available for absolute transparency).

Late night GAS attack.  This baby might be replacing my Effectrode PC-2A, which has been my much loved and favorite compressor for the last 2 years.

themaninthegreenshirt:

Charlie Haden  [August 6, 1937 - July 11, 2014]

From an Interview with Charlie Haden and Flea

Flea: The most incredible thing about the upright bass—the few times I’ve played one—is the way you can feel the whole thing vibrate when you have it up against your body. It’s like your body is resonating with the instrument. It’s a very fulfilling feeling.

Haden: It is! That’s why I stand so close to the instrument when I play. I put my head next to it. One night in 1959 I was playing at the Five Spot with Ornette, Don Cherry, and Billy Higgins, and I always play with my eyes closed—but I opened my eyes, and there was some guy onstage with his ear next to my ƒ-hole. And I was like, “Who is this guy?” And Ornette was like, “That’s Leonard Bernstein!” And I was like, “Okay … .”

RIP Charlie

Charlie Haden and Flea couldn’t get it more right.  Playing a double bass, especially Arco, and feeling the instrument resonate through you is the closest thing I think I’ve ever had to what other people call a religious experience.  You become the music, and the music becomes an extension of yourself.