corto maltese

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  1. Rashied Ali / Frank Lowe - Duo Exchange

    I have listened a bit to the Slugs set on Bandcamp. Ali's drums are pretty forward in the mix (seems logical), but Stanley Cowell's piano is almost inaudible. "Study for As-Salaam Alikum" starts out in mono, then switches to stereo, although i'm not sure whether it's true stereo or electronically rechanneled. What are your impressions of the sound of the vinyl, Clifford?
  2. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Why were they upset? Until now I've been very impressed by their Incus series.
  3. That very same picture is used for the cover of the recent reissue of the "Wayning Moments" LP on the Spanish Jazz Images label. In fact, it's part of a whole series (the Francis Wolff Collection) reusing photographs from the book. (Remember the "Jean-Pierre Leloir"- and "William Claxton"-series on the same label?) I don't know about the books, but (most of?) the LP's on the label are at best grey-area releases.
  4. ICP LP 006 Groupcomposing - Corbett vs. Dempsey release

    "Tetterettet" is an onomatopoeia for the sound of a trumpet. Which is somewhat funny, because no one's playing trumpet on this session. But it's a great record.
  5. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    I happen to have a spare copy (very decent VG+), but am not looking for money. I greatly prefer trades. @ sidewinder: how does the Trunk reissue compare to the original? And do they explain why they didn't use the original cover?
  6. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    You need all nine of them, even if you already own the original Incus issues.
  7. Tony Coe

    I think you'll like his two Nato albums: "Tournée du Chat" and "Le Chat Se Retourne". Regardless of genre, Tony Coe on a record is almost always a considerable plus.
  8. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Clifford, if you cannot convince sidewinder to part with his original: Discogs has another "factory sample" copy for sale. At 4,400 euro and with the dollar still rising, it's a steal. Honest Jon's really deserves the highest praise for their Derek Bailey reissues. Incredible value for money.
  9. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Yes, they were. I remember reading about this very recording on another (German?) music forum, where a member also wondered about the identity of the performers. The Austrian SQ (or rather Österreichische Streichquartett) was founded by Paul Roczek, who became professor of violin at the Salzburger Mozarteum. The other (original) members were Peter Katt (violin), Jürgen Geise (viola), and Wilfred Tachezi (cello), all of them also associated with the Mozarteum. Even in an extremely competitive field, their performance of the Janacek quartets is very worthwhile.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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?
  13. 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:
  14. 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.
  15. 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:
  16. 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.
  17. Sexiest album covers

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

    Excellent choice, although Mrs. Merrill deserves nicer-looking album covers. This is the Japanese original:
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Great Finds

    Exactly. There are exceptions, of course, but tape/electroacoutic music by US academic composers can be very predictable and utterly boring.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. New Terumasa Hino reissues

    Strictly speaking for myself, it took me quite some time to get rid of all my conscious or unconsious prejudices against Japanese jazz musicians being at best perfect copy-cats. Nowadays, my opinion of Japanese jazz, or rather jazz in Japan, is completely different, especially with regard to the late 60s - early 70s periode. That's why I said "unfair to Hino", when these records are almost routinely (and exclusively) judged against the yardstick of Miles' contemporaneous records. But hey, I'm not American, so maybe I'm just over-sensitive about this.