One of the things I’ve really dug about the internet is how easy it is to both host material and find material that would otherwise go unheard. A few days ago a friend forwarded me this link. It’s a very deep collection of bassist Gene Perla’s personal recordings from his own archive. Perla has, very graciously, made this available for listening through the site and there are some AMAZING things here. Of specific interest are the many recordings from “Perla’s Loft”. This is a rare peek into the Loft Scene of the 1970s. This is especially poignant right now with the recent loss of Steve Grossman who is featured on many of these recordings.