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About J.A.W.

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  • Birthday 02/20/1947

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Groningen, Netherlands, EU
  • Interests - Music:
    • classical (18th-20th Centuries)
    • jazz (1920s-1960s, some later stuff)
    • blues (1920s-early 1960s)
    • rhythm & blues (1940s-1950s)
    • soul (1960s)
    • rock (1950s-1960s)
    • traditional/hard country (1920s-1980s);
    - history
    - arts
    - football (or soccer as it's known across the pond)
    - golf

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  1. New Hank Mobley Blue Note Set

    Totally agreed; well put
  2. The Freedom Principle is a great read, even though someone goofed on the contents page and page 105 ("Transition Miles Davis and Model Jazz")
  3. I was sorry to see the Select series go too, but it wasn't commercially viable. I wonder if hiking the price would have helped, sales were were already too low as it was.
  4. Goooooooooooooooooooooooooool

    Nice to see Ajax beat Real after all those lean years in the Champions League. They have a good but rather unstable team - excellent one week, rubbish the next.
  5. http://forums.musicplayer.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/2977243/Jazz_writer_Ira_Gitler_has_pas https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=ira gitler&epa=SEARCH_BOX
  6. Happy Birthday Mikeweil

    Belated happy birthday and get well soon!
  7. New Hank Mobley Blue Note Set

    Just heard back from Mosaic why they chose 1963 as a starting point:
  8. New Hank Mobley Blue Note Set

    Sales-wise you may be right, but, as I've said before, I wasn't really impressed by Hoffman's Blue Note hybrid SACDs, way too laid-back and dull for my taste, they lacked "bite" (for want of a better description); I preferred the AudioWave Blue Note XRCDs that were mastered by Alan Yoshida. Same with the Contemporary remasters Hoffman did for a Japanese outlet whose name I forgot. As for the upcoming Mobley set, I have all the albums on CD and I still think the omission of the 1960-1961 recordings is a mistake (unless they couldn't get them licensed), so I'll pass.
  9. PD labels

    Public-domain labels are not necessarily bootleg labels, there is a difference. EU public-domain labels issue non-licensed recordings that are in the public domain in the European Union; those releases are legit in the EU. Bootleg labels release unauthorized recordings and non-licensed recordings that are not in the public domain.
  10. PD labels

    Both Bear Family and Ace have released lots of post-1963 recordings, and I don't think they belong in your list of public-domain labels.
  11. PD labels

    Ace and Bear Family are indeed unjustly included in the list of public-domain labels in the first post. Their releases are all licensed by the rights holders, and some of Fresh Sound's releases were too.
  12. PD labels

    JSP: unless mastered by John R.T. Davies, Ted Kendall or Chris King the releases I've heard sounded awful to my ears, plus the fact that they have often "borrowed" masterings other labels like Bear Family paid for and did the research for. Jasmine: lots of noise reduction on at least some of their releases. Real Gone: there were two labels with that name, Real Gone Music, based in the US, that only reissues licensed material, and the EU public-domain label Real Gone (no "Music" in their name) with cheap, non-licensed reissues taken from existing sources like LPs and CDs. Ace: I've not always been happy with the sound on their (licensed) reissues, it was sometimes too "pumped-up", too loud and harsh. Others like it that way.