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Old 12-15-2012, 08:22 PM
JohnW JohnW is offline
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Default Re: Ed Blackwell - missing link to his page

I don't want to steal 8Mile's thunder and I'm sure he's got a lot more. But here are a few items to showcase him:

"Bemsha Swing", from one of my favorite albums, The Avant-Garde with Don Cherry and John Coltrane. The bassist on different tracks alternate between Charlie Haden and Percy Heath. (I think Percy plays on this one). The whole album is great, but if you just want to 'cut to the chase' on this track, Ed plays a short solo starting around 3:59:

A video showing him solo:

Another solo video:

Ornette Coleman's album: This Is Our Music is great, plus his duet work with Don Cherry was fantastic. I was lucky to see them in a small club. Just superb.

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