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  1. Bill Dixon--Intents and Purposes (RCA LPM-3844, Mono) This is my first time listening to this album!
  2. It's now gone. And apparently just today. I looked at the Mosaic site this morning and it was still listed. Now, as you said, it's gone from the list. I'm still not 100% sold on the whole set, but I like pieces of it enough that I'm glad I picked it up. Yeah, I'm pretty much with you CSB'. I'm glad I have it for the live Five Spot set, the trio date, and the Highlife album. I love Little Niles, but I already have it on vinyl. I can't stand the Uhuru album nor the few vocal numbers. The corny singing that closes the otherwise great disc two pisses me off even if the singer IS Commander Cisco's father from Deep Space Nine. So, all in all, I'm glad I have it, but it was missable IMO. Now - I bought the Dizzy Reece set at about the same time and that is certifiably not missable. I almost didn't buy it and the thought gives me nightmares. Don't miss that one folks. Got to say though, the mastering is on the loud side. What can't you stand about Uhuru?
  3. Shirley Scott--Plays Horace Silver (Prestige, Stereo) Finally found this album. Combining two of my favorites! Ridiculously good.
  4. Horo releases coming out on CD in November

    Again, we have to refer to this quote -- are they boots? Don't know yet. Maybe Sinesio's reissues are still in the works, and these are just the "fakes" to which he refers.
  5. Ebay craziness

    Sarcasm?
  6. tribute albums

    The difference, of course, is being able to listen directly to the composer's own recordings. In the case of the Herbie Nichols Project, just to name one, that is not an option. There are many ill-planned tribute albums out there, and they annoy me, but there are also many fine works that sometimes do better justice to the body of a composer's work than any of the haphazardly produced recordings the composer himself may have made. A Cal Massey 'tribute', gathering in one place all of his wonderful pieces currently scattered among various recordings by others, is long overdue. His own record hardly does justice to his talents. BTW, when the term 'tribute' is used for a recording that is really intended as an overview of a composer's work, that already makes me nervous. Bertrand. Well those also aren't the "tributes" that people consider lame rip-offs. For the record, I completely agree with you, just wanted to account for that. Obviously I think those are fantastic projects. In Kelley's Monk book, he repeatedly says that Monk didn't encourage people to record his tunes. He wanted people to play their own music. That being said, I enjoy many Monk "tributes." Sometimes another artist's performance of someone else's compositions brings something new to it, even if it has been recorded before by the artist himself.
  7. tribute albums

    The difference, of course, is being able to listen directly to the composer's own recordings. In the case of the Herbie Nichols Project, just to name one, that is not an option. There are many ill-planned tribute albums out there, and they annoy me, but there are also many fine works that sometimes do better justice to the body of a composer's work than any of the haphazardly produced recordings the composer himself may have made. A Cal Massey 'tribute', gathering in one place all of his wonderful pieces currently scattered among various recordings by others, is long overdue. His own record hardly does justice to his talents. BTW, when the term 'tribute' is used for a recording that is really intended as an overview of a composer's work, that already makes me nervous. Bertrand. Well those also aren't the "tributes" that people consider lame rip-offs.
  8. tribute albums

    The difference, of course, is being able to listen directly to the composer's own recordings.
  9. Ebay craziness

    $723! That's $72.30 per CD of course. Jesus.
  10. Ebay craziness

    It is 10 CDs, and it looks to be in great conditions, but this one is going for an awful lot.
  11. Roku, anyone?

    We just cancelled cable, in favor of a digital converter box and antennae. Before buying the Roku box, we decided to try out the laptop connections. We tried one cable that didn't work because our laptops weren't compatible. But we just got a different VGA converter, and the results are fantastic. It only costs $30, and Netflix, Hulu or whatever looks perfect on our TV screen. I think it is still superior to the Roku for the ability to do anything online, and it's also cheaper. http://www.monoprice.com/products/product....=1&format=2
  12. Yes, he responded and I did indeed use his UC email. USC?
  13. As far as I know, he wrote a lot more music that was never recorded. I think Roswell Rudd and/or Steve Lacy have recorded all of his unheard compositions, though. I also have a Vic Dickenson record that features him. I haven't read the great Mosaic booklet in a while, but as I recall Nichols really struggled, forced to play dixie gigs to get by.
  14. What are you doing with your records?

    Those are great, but that should only be done to LPs that are already damaged (skips, warps, etc.)! Well, I'm doing my Buddy Bolden tomorrow.
  15. What are you doing with your records?

    Those are great, but that should only be done to LPs that are already damaged (skips, warps, etc.)!
  16. What are you doing with your records?

    Yeah, I've done the Ebay thing, and it's definitely the best buck for your bang, but it takes some time to list, package, and send, of course. A couple weeks ago I was able to get rid of about 20 more LPs I had digital copies of or just don't like anymore using the same method and approach as Hot Ptah. Another option, of course, is to list them here! We'll give you fair offers. I believe this worked out pretty well for Dan Gould.
  17. Jack McDuff on Prestige

    Well done, sir. Fantasy should hire you!
  18. The article makes a lot of sense in light of the way Kelley presents certain things in his book, but I can see how it would be largely "?" if you don't have access to a copy. Yes, perhaps. Although I would point out Schlesinger herself states she didn't read the entire book at the time she wrote the piece. My takeaway from her article is that she wanted to correct some of Kelley's misuse of terms, but then goes on to make suppositions about Monk's mental state herself that seem loosely grounded. Sort of a "could be this, could be that," kind of thing. And really, that's probably the best that can be managed at this point. Is there any indication in the footnotes that Kelley consulted with a psychologist during the writing of the book? Yeah, seriously. With that article and most of this thread, to be frank, I feel like I've shown up to class eager to discuss after working hard on my homework, and the ones dominating class discussion didn't read it. She also misspelled Kelley's name twice. It struck me as a poorly thought out rant that should not have been published, even on an online site like that. It is unfortunate considering how fantastic some articles on AAJ are, like Clifford's. Perhaps because the ones that have read his book are impressed and satisfied with it.
  19. The article makes a lot of sense in light of the way Kelley presents certain things in his book, but I can see how it would be largely "?" if you don't have access to a copy. Yes, perhaps. Although I would point out Schlesinger herself states she didn't read the entire book at the time she wrote the piece. My takeaway from her article is that she wanted to correct some of Kelley's misuse of terms, but then goes on to make suppositions about Monk's mental state herself that seem loosely grounded. Sort of a "could be this, could be that," kind of thing. And really, that's probably the best that can be managed at this point. Is there any indication in the footnotes that Kelley consulted with a psychologist during the writing of the book? Yeah, seriously. With that article and most of this thread, to be frank, I feel like I've shown up to class eager to discuss after working hard on my homework, and the ones dominating class discussion didn't read it. She also misspelled Kelley's name twice. It struck me as a poorly thought out rant that should not have been published, even on an online site like that. It is unfortunate considering how fantastic some articles on AAJ are, like Clifford's.
  20. Miles +19 alternate cover?

    Ohdear!
  21. No, in the book. I think I remember reading Kelley saying it was surprising he hadn't been diagnosed with that considering how often it was misdiagnosed that way at that time, specifically for African American patients.
  22. NP: Harvey Milk--My Love Is Higher Than Your Assessment of What My Love Could Be (Chunklet reissue) Chuck, I'd be really interested to find if you hear any similarities between this album and that Leo Smith record. Might be a stretch, but I do. Both groups break into their respective genres, of course. The deal is my roommate is really into metal, so he we are sharing by spinning favorite discs. I think Shawn might be into this, coming from a metal perspective.