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  2. I think she did that here with the start time, too!
  3. Miles on Columbia

    For clarification: I do have most though not all of the boxes. The ones I got most out of were those I was (up to that point) least invested in (Seven Steps, Jack Johnson). Maybe the one I got the least out of was the second quintet, which opens up with a resequenced ESP and tails off into quite a lot of stuff that doesn’t work that well.
  4. Miles on Columbia

    The resequencing of some of these famous and familiar albums (even dividing some across two sets, let alone across CDs in the same set) is wearing to say the least. I don’t care much for most Miles but did retain many of the legacy discs for this reason, as well as buy the mono box.
  5. Does Oscar Peterson get a bad rap?

    I believe everything is said .... probably not from all ...
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  7. Yeah that definitely sounds like my cup of tea! I haven’t heard Hutcherson play a bad note in the ‘60’s. You are the one and only official Hutchfan but I also count myself among his fans
  8. Ray Drummond Corner

    I also noticed in the late 70´s that he´s almost everywhere. I think I remember best his tenure with Johnny Griffin. That´s the unit I saw on several occasions: "Griffin, Ronnie Matthews, Ray Drummond, Kenny Washington". This was a very Steady unit . And before that I´m sure I saw him on at least 2 occasions. But please help me: I saw Joe Henderson Quartet with Joanne Brackeen in late 1978, and very early in 1979 I saw George Coleman Quartet (with Hilton Ruiz, Billy Higgins), and I don´t know if Ray Drummond was on both occasions, or on one. So I don´t remember if I saw Ray Drummond with Henderson or with Coleman. The Thing I remember is he was so big, the bass fiddle looked so small in his hands...…..
  9. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    wow, I never saw Lee Konitz that way. I couldn´t say, which album cover looks better. But on yours is also a soprano sax , and anyway Lee plays some fine soprano on that album also. The very first Lee Konitz I ever heard on Radio was Lee solo, I think from the album "Lone-Lee" , a solo version of Cherokee .
  10. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Sonatas Nos. 19&20 Hungarian Melody In B Minor, D. 817 16 German Dances, D.783 Allegretto In C Minor, D. 915 6 Moments musicaux, Op. 94, D. 780
  11. Plus Wacha on a 1 year deal. Nothing to get excited about. Waiting for new ownership.
  12. Does Oscar Peterson get a bad rap?

    How the hell, and I mean this in the nicest possible way, could my feelings about his playing have anything to do other then with his playing? Think about it. It’s idiotic to suggest. Do I hate Miles Davis because he is popular? Benny Goodman? Louis Armstrong? The Beatles? Count Basie? Tyshawn Sorey? David Murray? I could go on and on because it’s so ridiculous. I first listened to Oscar Peterson when I was 14 years old in 1968 and I didn’t like his playing then and I don’t like it now. You have to have some evidence before you make charges. Is there some kind of pattern to my dislike based on sales and popularity? Prove it then. You can’t because there is no pattern and no proof.
  13. Does Oscar Peterson get a bad rap?

    Have we not put it to bed?
  14. Does Oscar Peterson get a bad rap?

  15. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

  16. Does Oscar Peterson get a bad rap?

    I'm willing to bet the last thing the fights are about is music.
  17. Does Oscar Peterson get a bad rap?

    IMO Justin's post was contextually appropriate. I took it to mean that Allen's opinion about OP was influenced by factors besides his playing. Whether it was warranted I don't know.
  18. Does Oscar Peterson get a bad rap?

    Many of us have probably been there but I think we need to turn things down a notch.
  19. Does Oscar Peterson get a bad rap?

    Because it means so much to us.
  20. Eddie Duran: 1925-2019

    Eddie Duran passed away on November 22nd at the age of 94. I like his work on the classic Cal Tjader/Stan Getz Sextet album, but I never got around to checking out his leader dates. He later worked and recorded with his wife, saxophonist Mad Duran. Thank you for the music, Mr. Duran, and rest in peace.
  21. Hey, I was there, too. Although I could've stayed here and caught Javon Jackson, I couldn't resist a sextet with Eubanks and Hendrix. It was a fun show. Ayala and Yamanaka were new to me and were impressive; I bought one of Yamanaka's albums. Because I was sitting in one of the small side sections, I had no choice but to participate in the singalong. I can sing, but with my earplugs, who knows what my volume level was.
  22. Does Oscar Peterson get a bad rap?

    I like a lot of Oscar's playing. I think the "London House" set is a great set of a working band in situ and some exciting playing from all three of the trio. I like his early work too, the earliest stuff that is on an RCA set and on a Hip-O-Select set. The man is a part of jazz history, in part because of his service as "house pianist" for Granz's JATP period and in part for his status as a popular artist in the genre in the 'fifties and 'sixties and beyond. Decided to play this one, which I like a lot.
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  24. Does Oscar Peterson get a bad rap?

    This thread is somewhat hostile. All I was after was the opinion of others on what they felt about O. P.'s playing.
  25. Does Oscar Peterson get a bad rap?

    Why do we get so pissed off about music??
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