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  1. Horace Tapscott Live at IUCC

    There was an extra song from the same 1979 PAPA concert on the CD-reissue of "Live At The I.U.C.C." ("McKowsky's First Fifth"). I wonder why they didn't include that track in the new triple vinyl-set. Actually, that same track was on the recent vinyl reissue (on the same label) of the Jesse Sharps Quintet, but that's an unrelated 1985 studio session. So they replicated the 2004 CD of the Jesse Sharps Quintet (which also included the PAPA track as a bonus) on a double album set and then reissued the PAPA concert on a triple set leaving out that track. I don't really understand that decision and even find it rather annoying.
  2. Hannibal Lokumbe (Marvin Peterson)

    Sure? In the liner notes of her 1982 album ("Introducing" a.k.a. "Do It Now"), both are interviewed as siblings.
  3. Hannibal Lokumbe (Marvin Peterson)

    I really like the seventies recordings with his Sunrise Orchestra (Children Of Fire, Hannibal, The Light...). At that time, he also played on a lot of other great records: the Richard Davis album mentioned above, Jazz Composers' Orchestra, Pharaoh Sanders, Billy Hart's "Enchance"... Always good to have him on board. To be honest, I didn't know about his later activities as a composer or about the Lokumbe name. @ Jim: Pat (the singer) is his sister, isn't she?
  4. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    The Earle Brown curated "Contemporary Sound Series" was also issued on Time's Series 2000. The cover of the Japanese original could help to get an idea of the visualization:
  5. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    It's a bit of a difficult confession, but I always wanted to love the NRG Ensemble records more than I actually do. I greatly prefer his solo side on Eftsoons.
  6. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Sometimes Discogs really is a treasure trove of disocgraphic information: "Trip Jazz" was a series of the Trip label started in 1974. They mainly reissued albums that were originally released by the EmArcy, Limelight and Mercury labels. The records mentioned by Big Beat Steve (with miniaturized b/w versions of the original covers) were part of the "Trip Jazz - Special Collectors Series". The Trip label itself was a subsidiary of Springboard International Records, Inc. Some other sublabels of Springboard were UpFront and also Catalyst. The "Kawaida" album was originally (1970) released on the O'Be label and reissued in 1974 on Trip Jazz. Like Clifford said, in Japan it was issued on Mercury (licensed by Springboard). For Europe, the album was licensed to the DJM label and marketed as a Herbie Hancock-Don Cherry title: During the CD era, the album was reissued several times under Hancock's name. Some of the more "creative" packaging ideas were:
  7. Great Finds

    The Tatrai SQ performed the string quartets (admirably) in the Complete Bartok Edition on the Hungaroton label. These are probably the same recordings, but I'm afraid a budget label pressing isn't the best way to enjoy them. The Household Muse ("La Muse Menagère") is actually Madeleine Milhaud, the composer's niece and also wife (she then became Madame Madeleine Milhaud-Milhaud ), to whom the piano suite is dedicated.
  8. Sexiest album covers

    I've always liked this one:
  9. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Excellent choice, although Mrs. Merrill deserves nicer-looking album covers. This is the Japanese original:
  10. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    If you do CD's too, you can go for the "The Formative Years '69-'96" boxset, which includes all the early and expensive albums (Jazz in Paradiso, El Saxophon...). It's usually cheap, the sound is very decent and you'll also get a nice booklet with Dulfer's reminiscences of the early days, which are often quite funny.
  11. Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series

    "Distinct from the Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series, this 2nd series curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman features mid-priced 180g vinyl releases in standard packaging" In the works: a 3rd series featuring budget-priced 140g crap vinyl releases in inferior packaging. It's a comforting thought that each market segment will be catered to.
  12. Great Finds

    Exactly. There are exceptions, of course, but tape/electroacoutic music by US academic composers can be very predictable and utterly boring.
  13. LF: New Orleans Drummers (MONO LP16)

    There might be more music issued from that particular session. Riccardo Di Filippo's online jazz encyclopedia lists the MONO album in the Young Tuxedo Brass Band discography This is the entry: Andrew Anderson (tp) Bill Matthews, Oscar “Chicken” Henry (tb) John Casimir (cl) Capt. John Handy (as) Jesse Charles (ts) Wilbert Tillman (tu) Alfred Williams (snare-d) Williams Phillip (bass-d) Just a closer walk with thee / Lead me Saviour / Eternal peace / What a friend we have in Jesus / Nearer my God to thee / What a friend we have in Jesus (alt take) / When the saints go marching in (MNLP16) New Orleans, Settembre 1960. And according to another online discograpy the album also comprises a 1962 session by Harold Dejan's Olympia Brass Band. I'm not an expert in the field (not at all), but I recently read a quite entertaining book on Barry Martyn and his MONO-label and so I was intrigued by your question.
  14. Anyone else like the label Red Records?

    Red Records is a very respectable modern jazz label, whose current releases are out of my sphere of interest. However, they started out in the mid seventies as a much more adventurous label. Some of the great early titles (Mazzon, Gaslini, Schiano, and also Frederic Rzewski's own recording of his "The People United") were released under the "Edizioni Di Cultura Popolare" label. Both labels used the same numbering system (VPA prefix), with most of the first fifteen or so titles (VPA 101 to 115) released on ECP. I don't know the exact story, but I think the label (or labels) was closely connected with the left wing students movement at the Milan University. In fact, the very first release (VPA 101) was Gaslini's "Concerto Della Resistenza", recorded at the Milan University, and I have another (earlier?) issue of that record on the "Edizioni Movimento Studentesco" label.
  15. BFT 179 Link and Discussion

    I think that's Liberty Ellman, playing with J.D. Allen on his recent "Love Stone" album. I like this track, although I also understand felser's criticism about this being too laid back. It reminds me a bit of Charlie Hadens's Quartet West.