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  1. Ken Burns's Jazz (with all its flaws that I'm sure you can find many discussions about here on the forum, if you so desire) is available on Amazon. It's free if you have Prime, otherwise $0.99 per episode. Netflix keeps trying to get me to watch "Chasing Trane" and some thing about Miles Davis. I have no interest in either, but maybe they're in your wheelhouse. If you enjoy classical music I can recommend some documentaries on YouTube. The first is the Schubert Trout with the million dollar quintet. Not Elvis, Lewis, Cash, and Perkins, but the even more staggering collection of Perlman, du Pré, Mehta, Pinchas, and Barenboim. I'm struggling to explain how good this is, both music and backstage bits. Just watch it. The fifteen seconds of Mehta-Perlman's Mendelssohn concerto alone is worth it. The second is "Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler". Listening to Heifetz for me is like listening to Django, Tatum, Armstrong, or Ella. He is *so* good that it makes you want to give up music in despair. The third is "Ithzak Perlman: Virtuoso Violinist". Perlman's playing is as stunning as Heifetz's, and his sense of humour shines through everything. Bonus: Heifetz playing the Tchaikovsky, first movement: And this amusing Perlman bit. I can't remember whether it's in the documentary I linked above or not. After a student in a master class displays some incredibly good staccato technique, Perlman tells an anecdote about Gingold and Ysaÿe:
  2. You missed the point: with downloads the ordering is immaterial, since you decide the ordering. The secondary point, which you also missed in your eagerness to prove you understand the world, is that a download is trivially fixable: it's one quick copy of a file or a directory on a web server, and immediately everyone who wants to buy the music will obtain the corrected files. Don't dismiss the new just because you grew up with the old. As to the autographing: that's a new argument that no one in this thread had so far made, but sure, I guess? I have also never understood the mysterious draw of the autograph, but I understand there are those who do. I'm keen to hear what percentage of releases owned by the collective CD-or-bust crowd are autographed. And felser: SOMEone has to come down and scream at the top of their lungs in this forum every now and then, because otherwise it's just a recording of an echo chamber filled with 70 year old men. And not even a download of a recording. Some sort of weird old "CD" thing. What gives?
  3. And this, kids, is one of a dozen reasons why you want downloads and not physical media. The real mystery to me is how you lot complaining about the lack of outdated and inferior technology are putting up with an electric computing machine that sends messages through the æther. I, personally, far prefer to receive my pointless rants by Pony Express.
  4. Copyright

    Thanks for the clarification. Now I'm curious, though: what's the purpose of Black's giving two different definitions? Is it just historical? It seems pretty insistent that there is a difference, even if the difference isn't always maintained! "“Unlawful” and “illegal” are frequently used as synonymous terms, but, in the proper sense of the word, “unlawful,” as applied to promises, agreements, considerations, and the like, denotes that they are ineffectual in law because they involve acts which, although not illegal, i. e., positively forbidden, are disapproved of by the law, and are therefore not recognized as the ground of legal rights, either because they are immoral or because they are against public policy. "
  5. Copyright

    Huh? The short of it is that an illegal act is one forbidden by law, while an unlawful act is one not permitted by or conforming to law. Torts (civil wrongs) fall in the latter category, for example, but may not have a criminal element and thus not fall in the former. In the copyright case, and IANAL so don't go quoting this in your dissenting opinion or anything, the act of copyright infringement is unlawful, but there is no *generic* statute that says "hey, don't you go infringing", so it is therefore not inherently illegal. Instead, the illegal act you'd get nailed for would be something like selling counterfeit goods, or violation of the DMCA (which is very particularly the bypassing of copyright controls, not the copying or selling of material). The closest to a generic infringement law in the US is probably the 1997 NET Act, but it won't apply to, for instance, my making a tape copy of an LP and handing it to you for free (nor would its earlier incarnations, all of which required the infringement to be for the purposes of profit). (It's not clear that *any* US law would apply in that case, despite what the labels and RIAA want you to think. The act may be considered unlawful, and there may be case law one can build on, but I don't believe it is illegal. Again, IANAL.)
  6. No value?

    Or, you know, like, you could spend 15 seconds with Google, and find that such a policy in fact already exists. "If you have an overdue item, your library card will be blocked and you will not be able to check-out any additional items." Or I suppose just could post the first thing that pops into your head. Whatever floats your boat, man. As to why the OP's library might not want to accept the donation for a yearly sale: storing the things is a major hassle. Admittedly a fairly extreme example is my local library, in the middle of a highly educated and affluent area, right next to a world-renowned university. The *monthly* sale moves North of 5,000 books, and even with that throughput they're drowning in boxes of books that still need sorting and pricing. It's a major operation with dozens of volunteers, multiple buildings, etc. Once you start accepting donations, you might drown in them!
  7. Is the Sammy Davis the four disc set on Warner/Rhino? If so, I'm totally game for $7! Will send PM. And the Tormé/Shearing is lovely; someone should pick that up.
  8. RIP Jim Cullum Jr.

    Riverwalk Jazz unfortunately ended six or seven years ago, but there is a large archive at Stanford:
  9. Any idea who is the guitarist with Billie Holiday?

    Frank Büchmann-Møller, in his Ben Webster biography, identifies him as the band boy of the Willie Bryant band, and only gives his nickname "shoebrush". I see several sources online repeat the "shoebrush" epithet, but no additional info. Edit to add: Timme Rosenkrantz took that picture! I have his autobiography, as well as a book of his pictures edited, I think, by the same Büchmann-Møller, but I won't be able to access them for another month. I can check then, if the mystery hasn't been solved. Also worth noting that this Italian site site claims Shoebrush was an Apollo stagehand, not the Willie Bryant band boy:
  10. Ah, gotcha. I agree that would be far more interesting, but I don't think we're far off from being able to do it. There's been a fair bit of research in this field. Bachbot made headlines several times and is probably the best known such effort: Baroque music lends itself particularly well to this sort of thing, but an AI cranking out a fake Basie head arrangement is absolutely in the realm of the possible today. Playing it is another matter and I agree that's still a ways away. (My predictions are garbage, though, because I would have bet against computers beating the best humans at go before 2020.)
  11. I tried parsing this sixteen different ways, and I can make heads nor tails of it. What are you trying to say? That one cannot artificially create something that swings? (I disagree.) That DE/CB/LA are impossible? (Again, I disagree.) Something else? (I assume...?)
  12. Frank Trumbauer

    The JSP covers 1924-1929, so there will be about a disc's worth of overlap with the Chrono. (There is only one session from 1924, so it really covers 1927-1929.) The JSP was remastered by John R. T. Davies, so you can get your jolly cranking up your tube amp and bemoan the state of reverb today, or something. I did not get the JSP, but I did get the Okeh & Brunswick Bix, Tram, and T Mosaic set. The JSP is entirely contained within that set, so you won't want both. The Mosaic has about twice as many tracks as the JSP, and extends to 1936. There are one or two extra alternate takes, but the second half is largely made up of Bix-less Trumbauer. There's about one disc's worth of Teagarden, some of which has Trumbauer, too. The end of the Mosaic will overlap with your 1936-1946 Chrono. I don't own or know much about the 1937-1940 recordings. The last session, done for Capitol in 1946, is lovely, but you already have it. If you're purely looking for the Bix stuff, you're probably best off getting the Bix Restored series, since you'll end up getting it in the end anyway. If money is no object, get the Mosaic. (If money is no object, why would you be asking here? Go buy everything!) If you want to avoid overlap, don't fear CD-Rs and other such Magicks most Evile, then get yourself the missing CCs. I don't know how hard they're to hunt down these days. If you are of the less geriatric sort and can stomach MP3s, Amazon appears to have a whole bunch, some quite cheap.
  13. Count Basie 1937 Savoy Ballroom broadasts- what radio station?

    Well I'll be damned. WOR it is. See also here: (I wish I had that Sheridan bio-discography!)
  14. Count Basie 1937 Savoy Ballroom broadasts- what radio station?

    My guess is that the Savoy broadcast also was a national broadcast, and if so, it would have been on NBC's Blue Network. Local station would have been WMCA. I'm basing this on Ella's 1939 and 1940 recordings, all of which were on NBC. Edit: Yeah, it was definitely national. I'm listening to it now. The announcer stumbles over his words, but he says "good evening to the East and good morning to the West Coast".