Simon Weil

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  1. I once bought the 6CD Mingus Atlantic set from Amazon.co.uk for a similar price. They had it down as 1 CD. Even though Amazon.co.uk has this as 6CDs, I'm guessing somewhere they have it down as one.
  2. Sauter-Finegan "Memories of Goodman and Miller"

    Oh lord, it's the other way around...the things that so many people think that they themselves can't understand....it's frustrating beyond words too many times. It's reverse-snobbery. The assumption that I cannot possibly understand X because it's not my profession, C'mon people... I think both happen. I'm guessing, but the root of it is people don't want to think outside their box, because then they'd have to look at the whole. If you apply "be true to yourself so as to be true to the world" (reversed), you end with they'd have to look at themselves. Which is why we live on the surface, to avoid that.
  3. Sauter-Finegan "Memories of Goodman and Miller"

    We live in a society where the analytic is privileged above the instinctive. And I see that in the "I'm a musician, I see stuff" approach. Musicians have privileged access to specific analytic musical skills and da da da...Not that I disagree. But I also think there's a line somewhere where people decide "I'm a musician [Or photographer or whatever] and you're not and therefore you can't understand." My hunch....is people do have the required non-analytic skills, undeveloped, repressed - but we've created a society which desires to live on the surface, so such skills are not deployed. I also think it's been past its sell-by date for a few years.
  4. Sauter-Finegan "Memories of Goodman and Miller"

    I don't know - whether "most people" have that skill set or not. I observe - not in music, but in a general way, that people can pick on things in a highly nuanced way when they care to.
  5. Sauter-Finegan "Memories of Goodman and Miller"

    It depends what you mean by "cumulative sound". That is certainly how I listen to the music - and perhaps things - in general . But, on the other hand, and for whatever reason, I can pick up on things down in the mix (both in music and in the wider arena) in a below the surface way.
  6. I Cant Find My MLK Jazz LPs

    I once suggested there's some MLK behind Bitches Brew: Bitches Brew
  7. Difficult week

    Maybe..."People in Sorrow"...
  8. Nowadays "contrafact" is going to be bring up "alternative facts" (and etc.). But...In previous years I've seen it dropped in places and not known what it's meant (being a non-musician there's loads of examples like that) - never particularly bugged me.
  9. "Reharm" is horrible...I know you don't mean this, but..."harm again"????....Gawwd, please stay away from this.
  10. I guess....There's the process of getting to where you can say something (which is how I read JS's comment - as about process) - and there's what you say.
  11. "Nobody knows anything" are the words by William Goldman which made me "look at the world in [a] new...way".
  12. Does it matter whether we own music?

    It feels like a party political broadcast (or whatever the equivalent is in the States) on behalf of "people like me" [Ted Gioia]. There's something very narrow about his vision, as though he's wearing blinkers. It's dressed up with a potted history of the economics of the music business - but what struck me was how he'd left out the people who'd bought Beatles singles etc..
  13. David Mossman RIP

    I saw Tim Berne and Herb Robertson there - the gig that turned on to Herb. RIP.
  14. People's self-confidence is so low nowadays...Yet, under the surface...It's mostly a self-confidence issue (IMHO).
  15. I was kind of obsessed with Soft Machine 1 for a few years from 19 onward. This is when I was listening to Rock because everyone else of my age was and this was part of that. But there was group improvisation (Rock-Jazz-Psychedelia-Whatever) on there which really got to me. I was probably always going to want to listen to Jazz.