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  1. For those who have no problem with Yoko Ono

    If you make that a requirement (replacing "singing" with "playing"), I will have to get rid of 97% of my record collection.
  2. MPS / SABA - Favourites and Recommended

    Most of my favourites have already been mentioned here, I think. I will add Alexander von Schlippenbach's "Globe Unity" (Saba) and "We'll remember Komeda" by Michal Urbaniak, Tomasz Stanko & co. I can tell you that used records bins here are overflowing with at best mediocre releases of glossy MOR-easy listening jazz on both labels. Sadly, these seem to be much easier to find and cheaper than the quality stuff.
  3. Borje Fredriksson

    "Intervall" deserves to be much better known. It is a truly great album. Unfortunately Discogs tells me that the reissues of "Intervall" have become very expensive. I've never heard the CD, but the reissue on vinyl is of very high quality. It actually sounds so good that it now sits next to the original on my record shelves.
  4. Whatever happened to the 3" CD?

    The Dancing Wayang label released a couple of nice free jazz albums on vinyl (Mats Gustafsson, Peter Evans, Phil Minton...). The first 100 copies of each release came with a bonus 3" cd (or cd-r?) with extra music.
  5. BFT 217

    Post deleted after reading a previous post more carefully.
  6. Paul Bley before 1970

    Thank you for this. One small note: five tracks from the 1962-64 Savoy sessions were first released on the "New Music: Second Wave" sampler (1979).
  7. Ornette Coleman - Genesis of Genius

    I have more or less pristine originals. I do wonder how much better those newly remastered reissues can sound.
  8. Fred Van Hove, R.I.P.

    I have had the good fortune and privilege of attending countless concerts of his, both solo and with numerous other musicians. Almost every one of those concerts was an uplifting and invigorating experience. He was indeed a brilliant performer. I have particularly fond memories of the heydays of the Free Music Festival organised by him. What I heard and learned from Fred and other musicians there, on and off stage, influenced me profoundly musically. Thank you for the music.

    The most desirable test pressings of this title are the review copies with the screen-printed sleeve.
  10. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Incredible band. Superb album.
  11. Hartmut Geerken RIP

    I don't think the sad news has been reported here yet, but the utterly unique and extremely versatile musician, artist and arts organizer Hartmut Geerken died last week at the age of 82 (21 October 2021). He will be sorely missed.
  12. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I share your enthusiasm, but actually they are from Nicaragua.
  13. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    If you like this, you might be interested to know that two records were released last year in a new series called "The Lost Tapes Of Austrian Free-Jazz Avantgarde" and featuring some of these musicians.
  14. Blue Note's TONE POET series.

    Could it be that this Dutch shop had, intentionally or not, not respected some form an embargo? It was very strange that no other sales platform (nor Blue Note itself) announced the release of that box.
  15. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    I might have a few of the Castelli booklets in the cellar somewhere, full of notes and my bids (almost always way too low ). These booklets were indeed valuable sources of knowledge in a period when you could hardly find any information about such records on the early Internet. If a cover was pictured in the catalogue and certainly if Castelli marked the record as "rare" or "very rare" (terms he used sparingly), you knew you had very little chance of finding it in your local second-hand shops. Mats Gustafsson's decision to print his auction list as a booklet and send it around was indeed a kind of tribute to Roberto Castelli. His memories of the lists are very recognisable to me.