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  1. Ornette Coleman - Genesis of Genius

    I'd be down for that, but I also like listening to the boots. They sound like Charlie Parker airshots, which always feels apt.
  2. Paul Bley before 1970

    Nice catch! What the hell was going on over at Savoy in the 80s?
  3. Paul Bley before 1970

    There were two sessions recorded for Footloose, 15 tunes were recorded in all. Floater is mostly tracks from Footloose with a few of the unreleased ones in the mix. Syndrome is the rest of Footloose and the rest of the recorded tunes. Floater Syndrome compiles all of Footloose plus 7 of the unreleased tunes, minus two alternates. The Japanese Complete Footloose CD, as well as a Gambit disc called Complete Savoy Sessions 1962-63, has all 15 songs. Phew! Since Floater Syndrome is by far easier to come by than the official JP disc or the OOP Gambit CD, I would say this is definitely your best bet to have nearly all of this material.
  4. Ornette Coleman - Genesis of Genius

    At $55 for the two SACDs, I think I'm good with my OJCs. Am I the only one who thinks Tomorrow Is The Question is by far the drabbest Coleman LP? I've never felt like the music comes together; Heath, Mitchell, and Manne do an admirable job but it doesn't work for me.
  5. Paul Bley before 1970

    I also recently came across this recording from Newport 1965. You need a subscription to listen in full, but the clips are fantastic https://www.wolfgangs.com/music/paul-bley-trio/audio/20020001-50866.html?tid=4844095 That's a great comp. A cheap & friendly way to sample the extremely rare Marzette Watts & Cleve Pozar material too. Music from Turning Point and Floater Syndrome were also released in part on the Savoy LPs Turns and Floater in the 80s. Turns includes an alternate take of "Ida Lupino" that is not available anywhere else. To that end, the Artista-Freedom 2xLP has an otherwise unreleased alternate take of "Closer", and there is furthermore a very rare Japanese CD called The Complete Footloose that includes alternate takes of "King Korn" and "Around Again"
  6. Paul Bley before 1970

    aha though, a wrinkle! this is ‘Touching’ and the Polydor ‘Blood’, not the Fontana one. that is a much tougher nut to crack, availability-wise
  7. Paul Bley before 1970

    Both very excellent. If you're a fan of this music I don't think you'd want to be without them. The retailer millionsofrecords.com has both for 5.99 and 4.99 respectively.
  8. Paul Bley before 1970

    I've been on a huge Bley kick lately, especially his 60s work, and I have also spent the last couple weeks getting headaches over the details of his discography from this time. There are so many overlapping issues, overlapping titles, various pressings, various release dates ... it's all almost impossible to wrap your mind around. Here's a quick little list I put together to help keep some of this organized.
  9. Fred Van Hove, R.I.P.

    I believe this was his final performance, in 2019. Very fitting, and a lovely record: https://dropadisc.bandcamp.com/album/front-to-front-sold-out
  10. PM Sent: Shepp ,Archie/Philly Joe Jones – Archie Shepp & Philly Joe Jones cutout $7 Cowell, Stanley – Illusion Suite some wear on cover $9
  11. Khan Jamal (1946-2022)

    RIP. Lots of love out there for Sounds of Liberation, Drum Dance, and Infinity, and people are getting hip to the 70s Steeplechases, but he made a number of very fine recordings for CIMP later in life in the company of compatriots like Byard Lancaster and Odean Pope that I hope will one day get some equal attention. It seems these days that the whole of an artist's life isn't appreciated as much as it should be.
  12. Very good record, as his Swimming, also on OmniTone.
  13. Nonagenarian Jazz Musicians

    Very interesting, I never knew that. Wonder how it is that Cuscuna published those credits on the Blue Note releases of these recordings.
  14. Nonagenarian Jazz Musicians

    I am also shocked about Dizzy Reece and Bill Holman too. Great to hear. Related question: who has the earliest recording credit among these artists? Not thinking too hard, but I'm wondering if it might be Roy Haynes who can be heard on some Lester Young Aladdin sides from February 1947. Terry Gibbs made his debut on some Alan Eager Savoy sides in 1947. Sonny also has credits in the 40s of course, on Bud Powell's iconic 1949 Blue Note sessions. It simply boggles the mind.
  15. I would also throw into the mix the so called "first generation" American free improvisors: Davey Williams, LaDonna Smith, Polly Bradfield, Anne Lebaron, Tom Cora et al on the east coast/US South; Eugene Chadbourne, Randy Hutton, Henry Kaiser, Duck Baker et al on the west coast, Milo Fine, George Cartwright, David Moss, Michael Lytle in the midwest, etc ... lots of overlap there.