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  2. Ralph Peterson Jr. RIP

  3. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Never knew about that album. How is it? Now playing: vinyl-only release on the label of Jonas Kullhammar (who some might remember as a BNBB member) featuring himself, drummer Håkon Mjåset Johansen, basist Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and Chick Corea on piano.
  4. BFT 204 - C'mon Vince, Play Your Vibes!

    Track 2: Is the tenor soloist Big Nick Nicholas?
  5. Name Three People...

    Lawrence Welk Jean Shrimpton Mr Muscle
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  7. Mosaic sold out of the CD version of "The Complete CBS Recordings of Eddie Condon and His All Stars" years before they sold the last LP box. Although I don't think that would be true today, it might weigh into their thought process. We also don't know how they made out financially on those Miles Davis LP boxes. Maybe they decided there is not enough market there? FWIW, the Tone Poet LPs of Tina Brooks' Blue Note recordings are selling at a higher price point, even used, than the 4 LPs in the Mosaic box on the secondary market. So it's not just about it being on vinyl. It's gotta be on the right vinyl and/or cut by the right engineer. Maybe a splatter pressing would help sell it? Or have a certain mastering/cutting team involved? Maybe offer it through Vinyl Me Please?
  8. Your Favorite Jazz Records of the 1980s?

    This is an 80s release?
  9. Ralph Peterson Jr. RIP

  10. Name Three People...

    Taylor Swift Swifty Lazar Azar Lawrence
  11. Name Three People...

    Rod Amateau Rod Taylor Taylor Branch
  12. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    My fave Dave Holland 5tet in ECM ....
  13. Ralph Peterson Jr. RIP

    RIP, at his best he was a force to be reckoned with.
  14. Ralph Peterson Jr. RIP

    Just listened to David Murray's 'Deep River' and 'Ballads', the only time I saw Ralph Peterson Jr. was with Murray. He was great then and he stokes these two recordings whether playing hot or cool.
  15. BFT 204 - C'mon Vince, Play Your Vibes!

    1 - This first track sounds sped up. It's weird, especially when the grunts start. Then it sounds like a vocal warm up tune. Was waiting for the Butta Gutta's to start. 2 - I've got a live Diz and Bird CD that is from a show in Europe and this sounds like something from that, only the sonics here are better than that CD. Those kick drum stomps are lovely. And this is a tenor right? So not Bird. 3 - This reminds me of those SAR gospel records that Sam Cooke produced for the Soul Stirrers. This isn't one of them (I don't think), but the style is right there. Some serious soul shoutin' going on. 4 - Speaking of SAR Records, one of those singers that Cooke brought under tutelage was Lou Rawls, who sang this song Down Here on the Ground. So someone remixed that tune...and found it. Sounds like a beat RZA would've used too. Nice guitar break here so is that in homage to Green or did they loop his solo? Wes also did this but I think this is Green's playing...This is brilliant. 5 - This has been ID'd already but damn, it's a great tune. Reminds me of some Philly soul tracks too. Lovely 6 - Song has been ID'd but I don't know who's playing. Enjoyable for sure. 7 - ID'd as well, at least the composer. 8 - Quilt talk from Southern Belles with a really nice track overlaid. The tension it builds is really incredible.
  16. Re other poets/literary types who dug jazz, Philip Larkin and Kingsley Amis come to mind. Both were pretty mouldy figs, though Larkin was known to cut a caper to (New Testament) Basie. Amis, though, condemned himself (IIRC in his novel Take a Girl Like You) by including in his cricket team of 11 Villains none other than John Coltrane. Amis was clearly happier with Condon (Eddie, not Les).
  17. Ralph Peterson Jr. RIP

    Loved the Fo'Tet stuff with Don Byron and Bryan Carrott. RIP.
  19. Ralph Peterson Jr. RIP

    Too young. RIP, Ralph.
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