rdavenport

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  1. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    I love that tune, the ensemble voicings give me the shivers. Henderson rules
  2. I did love the bit between Horace Silver and Benny Golson, where Benny dreamed a beautiful melody, got up in the night specially to write it down, only to find the next morning it was the verse to Stardust.
  3. Just watched the film again, took me back (only to 1994 like, but you get what I mean).
  4. The film of the photo was at the beginning of my jazz listening career Bill. I vaguely remember someone (Benny Golson?) saying something about Hank Jones always commenting on his contemporaries having put on weight in their later years. I saw it at the Cornerhouse; I suspect you did too.
  5. Same here in the UK, they won't be available for sale after 2020. My grandmother was a very enthusuastic smoker of the the old menthol fags. What's the jazz connection btw?
  6. Jazz's Transition to CDs

    I got into jazz in 1993, which coincidentally was when I got my first CD player. I loved CDs from the start - easier to store and so much more choice if listening to jazz. The only problem was that they were expensive in the UK. I ditched my turntable in 1996 (since replaced), and gave all my vinyl to my sister (she still has it)
  7. Now reading...

    A charity shop impulse buy, a quid well-spent I'm enjoying it a lot; no bull, but a very well-assembled collection of interviews with / recollections from various people who were obviously around at the time. Sports biographies are often really dull, but this one is up there with the Leo McKinstry book on Geoff Boycott and the John Hennesy bio of Alex Higgins. Two names possibly largely meaningless to the non-UK board memebrs!
  8. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    I have this one (picture isn't my copy however - I guess this is a Spanish version, mine is French)
  9. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Probably my favourite Jackie album
  10. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    None on my HMV "Love Supreme" either
  11. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Late night DJ on BBC 6 Music
  12. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    I never knew until a coupe of weeks ago that he was Gideon Coe's dad. Anyway, is that worth the price tag?
  13. My dad's stock reaction to any new and happening band I was into, back in the 80s / early 90s, was "heard it all before", "nothing new under the Sun" etc. I admit I feel much the same way these days, a rite de passage I suppose. Edit: just had a listen to a couple of songs on Youtube. It was very derivative, but there are obviously a couple of generations of folks out there who probably haven't heard anything like it before, and for whom it hits the spot. Who am I to rain on their parade?