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  1. R.I.P. Cyril

    Whoa, that's bad and sad news. Do you have a link to the Facebook post?
  2. Watched the documentary on BBC4 last night and for the most part enjoyed it, but some things noted above bothered me too, such as the "asynchronization" of some images and music Larry pointed out. What especially bothered me was the fact that the (pre first Quintet) early 1950s and the "transition era" between Kind of Blue/Someday My Prince Will Come and the 1960s Quintet were ignored, and the relatively little time that was spent on the 1960s Quintet. The pseudo-Miles voice-over didn't come across very well either.
  3. That's good to hear, Brad
  4. Bird on Savoy, Dial

    It's a Savoy 3CD-set and unfortunately out of print. Chuck is right, get it if you find one - it's this one:
  5. Ah yes, I remember now what the "problem" was. Add to that that Chris always said exactly what he thought in no uncertain terms, which often rubbed some members the wrong way.
  6. Remember BNBB member Hard Bop? There was hardly a member he didn't disagree with Quite a few BNBB members didn't make the transition to this forum, and of the ones who did many have left in the ensuing years... Pity.
  7. What happened to Bill Holman thread?

    At Hoffman you have 30 minutes to edit or delete a post. Works fine. Over here one or two disgruntled members (including one who's now deceased) deleted their posts and threads long after they were posted - I once deleted a thread because the discussion got very unpleasant and got a lot of flak for doing so . Personally, I prefer the Hoffman option.
  8. 1987 Japanese/German Impulse! titles

    I got a lot of those 1990s digipaks that were mastered by Erick Labson, but didn't really like them; they're not bad, but compared with the 32XD and MVCI CDs the highs are too pronounced to my ears.
  9. Good to hear she's doing OK. Heart problems are a nuisance (I speak from experience). Hopefully she'll fully recover.
  10. 1987 Japanese/German Impulse! titles

    I regularly imported CDs from Japan for my own collection and "32XD" meant that the list price was 3200 yen, not 32,000; likewise, 55XD meant 5500 yen, not 55,000 - a not insignificant difference
  11. Good luck to your wife. I wish her all the best and a speedy recovery.
  12. Rest Easy Mom & Dad

    My sincere condolences. They were about my age, makes you think... Life's too short. I know what it feels like, I lost my parents within 14 months of each other when I was in my mid-twenties. Very strange to be suddenly alone.
  13. ...and many happy returns! (noticed it on the AAJ calendar)
  14. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Now listening to late sonatas from this set on free Spotify:
  15. 1987 Japanese/German Impulse! titles

    Most of my impulse! titles are MVCI CDs, some are 32XD releases and German equivalents. When a title I wanted wasn't available in those series, I got a later reissue. Many years ago I compared some of the 1987 and 1991 discs to post-1991 reissues of the same titles and always preferred the former.
  16. 1987 Japanese/German Impulse! titles

    As far as I can tell the 1991 Japanese impulse! CD reissues with the MVCI prefix have the same masterings as the 32XD and German series. Later Japanese impulse! CDs have different masterings.
  17. Happy Birthday, Alan!
  18. New Hank Mobley Blue Note Set

    The back order notice has been on this page for a few weeks now: Hank Mobley 1963-1970 set
  19. Sony CFDS70B CD/cassette/FM-AM radio

    Nice price
  20. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Vol.2 was worth the wait. Still one of my favourites for these concertos.
  21. Lee Morgan 60s Mosaic set

    Same here, I have all of Lee Morgan's 1960s Blue Notes (listened to all of them again these last few days ), but I'm still getting the Mosaic if/when it comes out. Also got the 1960s Mobley, although I have the individual CDs.
  22. New Hank Mobley Blue Note Set

    I'm still sorry the Selects went the way of the dodo. It was a great series, at least in my opinion, and I was a bit surprised it wasn't commercially viable to continue. Apparently the sales were extremely low, and with Mosaic being in not-so-good shape at the time...
  23. New Hank Mobley Blue Note Set

    The Mobley set seems to be selling well. The first batch has already sold out at Mosaic (it's on backorder) and Jazz Messengers in Barcelona, Spain, has only one copy left at the moment.