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  1. I recently bought the Reprise Mosaic and have been enjoying this album immensely. The Mosaic notes refer to there being a release on the Swedish Azure label with false starts and alternates, but I can't find any information on it. can anyone shed amy light on this? I'd be interested in hearing alternate takes and false starts on CD.
  2. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    The one downside to having the Kaz box is that I don't have these nice covers. Paul Gonsalves! And now: Disc 3
  3. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    The Private Collection, Volume One: Studio Sessions, Chicago 1956
  4. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    This isn't the version I have, which I picked up from a library sale. I need to find the second volume.
  5. Carl Reiner passes at age 98

    Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee had an episode with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks together. Seeing the two comic geniuses hanging out in their golden years was heartwarming. Rest in peace, Mr. Reiner.
  6. RIP Johnny Mandel

    I don't know how many albums I have with his arrangements, but 'Emily' is such a pretty tune and 'Suicide Is Painless' is one of the great TV themes. His arrangements on Shirley Horn's You're My Thrill are stunning. Thank you for the music, Mr. Mandel, and rest in peace.
  7. RIP Freddy Cole

    I caught Freddy Cole twice live. The first time was with Joel Frahm and Nnenna Freelon guesting. Preferring instrumental music, I actually went for the purpose of seeing Frahm. Cole was so utterly warm and charming that he won me over, leading me to catch him again. Thank you for the music, Mr. Cole, and rest in peace.
  8. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I received the ten-volume box today.
  9. What music did you buy today?

    I've enjoyed the Village Vanguard date for years and finally ordered this for under $40 after shipping. The two-disc Olympia set has seen some play here this weekend.
  10. Blue Note NY Sharing Archived Concerts

    Can someone skip to 30:20 of the Ray Berretto set and decipher who the bassist is? It sounds like Andy Guila but I can't find any bassist by that name. The other members of the group are Adam Kolker, John Bailey, John Di Martino and Vince Cherico. It is a nice set. I wish that I could have caught Barretto in person.
  11. Ray Crawford

    I seem to recall that Crawford gets more space on Jamal's Chamber Music of the New Jazz, which is my go-to Jamal album. Crisscraft is excellent and has an underrated band (Crawford, Dolo Coker, Larry Gales and Jimmie Smith). Criss is in top form. Be advised that the 1991 Muse reissue has two tracks that were inexplicably left off of the two later Savoy reissues. It is worth tracking down.
  12. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    If there is a flaw with this album, I can't find it.
  13. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Disc 4: I've been bingeing this set today.
  14. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    The Al Tinney Trio with Peggy Farrell - Peg & Al
  15. I bought an Al Tinney CD, co-led by his girlfriend, vocalist Peggy Farrell, years ago after a pre-concert talk about him in Buffalo. The presentation featured snippets of his music as well, which may have been unreleased. Here is a link to an article about the couple around the time of the album's release. The article refers to another album they did together in the '80s. Regarding Wade Legge, I enjoy what little I've heard of him but have never heard his work as a leader. I haven't listened closely enough to the piano on the excellent Shafi Hadi session (speaking of relatively obscure, impressive Mingus sidemen!) to even hazard a guess at whether it is Wynton Kelly or Legge. It is a shame that the recording details are so hazy.