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  2. Blue Note's TONE POET series.

    To my ears, the Tone Poet of "Mr. Shing A Ling" is surprisingly good. I could feel the bass on this LP. It's a really nice cut. I don't have the Liberty to compare but I can't imagine this could be beat. Not so sure I would go for "Black Fire" though, as the piano warble is much more noticeable on the Tone Poet cut than on my old Liberty Van Gelder pressing.
  3. Name of Tony Scott's first wife?

    Depression is the bitter part of Valium. :-)
  4. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    A pairing of Sure 'Nuff and Black On Black. The former is pleasant enough, but the latter, with Rusty Bryant & Melvin Sparks both in fine form, definitely encourages and rewards a much fuller engagement.
  5. Saw them in Manchester on the same tour.
  6. Peter Fonda, R.I.P.

    From Rolling Stone: “Rolling Stone’s film critic remembers the kindhearted countercultural rebel that came from showbiz royalty and rode off into sunset his way” Travers: Peter Fonda, The Easiest Rider of Them All
  7. Name of Tony Scott's first wife?

    Discretion is the bitter part of Valium.
  8. Today
  9. Name of Tony Scott's first wife?

    I thought about posting that. 😆
  10. Help Me Understand the Art Blakey Drum Albums

    OK, so today, it is raining like crazy, I am drinking a rum cocktail, and blasting Holiday for Skins and really loving it! This album is a little different I think from the other Blue Note drum albums. I like the combination of minimalist jazz and long drum grooves. Overall, this is my favorite of the Blue Note drum sessions.
  11. Last night we watched "The Lion's Share," an excellent Netflix documentary about the South African song "Mbube," which became "Wimoweh" for the Weavers and "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" for many others, not the least of whom is Disney. A sad story, as you might imagine, but well worth watching.
  12. John Coltrane - Blue World

    I'm planning on watching the film on YouTube and see what I can find. Pretty soon, a version of the soundtrack with Coltrane, Vivaldi, and Couperin will start making the rounds. I'm not condoning this kind of behavior, but it happens. And I fully support your right as a consumer in a capitalist society to do just this! And considering my family knows that I am both jazz lover and film score fanatic, this will probably end up under the tree this Christmas. I say "under the tree" figuratively, as I do a huge HO train layout under the tree each Christmas.
  13. John Coltrane - Blue World

    Yeah, you young people take that kind of thing for granted. In my day, the only way you got alcohol at a cinema was if it was a prono house. On a less serous note, though, I wonder what they used for the Vivaldi and Couperin. Think they just hired some local cats to go in and do a read-down? That''s essentially how they handled it with Coltrane, it looks like, here''s a few bucks, get a studio and give us some tunes we can use. Seems like they were working with that kind of budget/esthetic.
  14. John Coltrane - Blue World

    I am familiar enough to know that a) in the current climate of cd production it won't be "marketed as both" by this label, and that b) this is far less a sound track album than it is a Coltrane session and marketing and covering it as such is a far more profitable proposition. And that is what the label decided to do. Buy it or not as you see fit. I'm looking forward to it.
  15. John Coltrane - Blue World

    Japanese production values is what made me buy the SHM-CD.
  16. John Coltrane - Blue World

    In the era of stereo LPs, 35 minutes was pretty standard. Records began to lose fidelity if a side went over 18 minutes. Oh, come on, that's kid stuff. I order cocktails at the movies.
  17. John Coltrane - Blue World

    You'd think they could at least throw in a voucher for a box of popcorn or some Junior Mints, do that cross-marketing thing to expand the size of the jazz market, you know.
  18. John Coltrane - Blue World

    Some reasons are more valid than others, I suppose. I get that some people are just all about the music and not concerned about things such as packaging, presentation, and graphic design. And that's OK. I was similarly disappointed in the Monk soundtrack from a few years ago, but at least I already had the Art Blakey and Duke Jordan albums, which contained appropriate cover art.
  19. John Coltrane - Blue World

    We all have shelves full of 35 min. albums. I think your objection is more reasonable.
  20. John Coltrane - Blue World

    Respectfully, this suggests that you may not be very familiar with film score albums or how they are assembled, and, again, that is fine. I am not being critical of you. But those of us who love both jazz and film scores may feel differently. It is not a case of either/or. It could be marketed as both. At any rate, others here have expressed disappointment in the song selection, multiple alternate takes, the running time, and the mono audio. I take issue with the packaging. It looks like several of us are disappointed for a variety of reasons.
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