Simon Weil

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  1. The Apocalypse Is Nigh

    40 years ago, I compared Rumours to For What It's Worth, saying that Fleetwood Mac was representative of Rock not believing in anything anymore, while it had previously on (e.g.) the Buffalo Springfield record. I got laughed at for my troubles - that's when I stopped believing in Rock, asserting that people didn't have anything to say, but they were very good at saying it.
  2. Michael Gibbs with Gary Burton Live 1969

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  3. Michael Gibbs with Gary Burton Live 1969

    And Mike Gibbs was born in Southern Rhodesia?
  4. Michael Gibbs with Gary Burton Live 1969

    Strictly speaking, Wheeler was Canadian. I haven't played it for a while, but I liked the music a lot.
  5. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    He was born in London and educated in Ambleside (Cumbria).
  6. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    George Eliot's partner
  7. What about the discussion we had about Rock books? Or are you just being provocative?
  8. Albert Mangelsdorff - MPS reissues

    http://www.kenhyder.co.uk/
  9. Any good starter compilations of Thelonious Monk? (on CD)

    My memory is of buying that one later. The Red one comes up as Vol 2 on google.
  10. Any good starter compilations of Thelonious Monk? (on CD)

    Speaking for myself, I had a general idea of Jazz being "where the real stuff was" - as a vibe. This played out over the years. One of the guys who evidently was part of this "real stuff" was Monk. So I was on the look-out for something I could buy - but I had to have a positive direction to go. I have the vague idea of a specific mention of the Monk/Jackson sides - and buying Vol 1 of the BN records.
  11. Any good starter compilations of Thelonious Monk? (on CD)

    I know the 50s solo piano really helped me get into Monk. I have a special thing for (what I hear as) the concentrated promise (of things to come) of this material. I love the Milt Jackson BN sides - and for a perverse reason. That is the way Monk just pulls the floor from beneath his soloist so that the solo is, as it were, having to get across the gap.
  12. Any good starter compilations of Thelonious Monk? (on CD)

    I would go with the BN CDs.
  13. Kofsky was arrogant and tendentious - and blatant. I always wish he'd been more receptive - because he would have missed so much by trying to push Coltrane in one direction. There is at least some stuff, however, that is not to be found elsewhere.
  14. Trane home video

    He's so ordinary. Maybe that's part of why he's so universal.
  15. With Strings Jazz Albums

    Arbour Zena (Keith Jarrett).