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  1. Sexiest album covers

    Gun = not sexy
  2. Someone with a connection to Blue Note should find out what they have in place to avoid this.
  3. Charles Mingus, The Complete Town Hall Concert

    Could it have been another sign of ill health?
  4. Charles Mingus, The Complete Town Hall Concert

    The photo on the Resonance cover shows a huge bump on his forehead. What could that be?
  5. John Coltrane Impulse masters destroyed?

    That may be true.
  6. John Coltrane Impulse masters destroyed?

    The lost 1963 sessions came from a copy that Coltrane took home. The copy was in Naima's possession, along with outtakes from the Johnny Hartman sessions etc. But there are also unissued sessions from 1967. Those may have been lost in the fire. But was Coltrane still taking tapes home at that point? Those would not have been in Naima's possession, of course. Alice would have had them. Was she as meticulous at keeping material as Naima was? I asked this question on Facebook and tagged Ravi, but nothing so far. He does not pop up a whole lot. Between this and the Atlantic fire, a lot of priceless items may have been lost. BUT there may be second generation copies of some of the material floating around. The existence of these for at least two of the Atlantic sessions has been discussed on this board, and at least one is about to come out. It behooves the Jazz community to put their thinking caps on and try to figure out what could still be salvaged. Some ideas to start: 1. How did those Atlantic tapes surface and could the same source(s) be in possession of other tapes? I have heard the argument 'they would have surfaced by now' but that is nonsense. Things surface every day, e.g. the Larry Young Paris tapes. I knew years before Feldman that tapes existed, but I never knew if they would ever surface. There are 7 billion people on earth, anyone of them could find a tape, in theory. 2. Was Coltrane the only one who took tapes home from the RVG studios? Did any other studios let artists take tapes home? Were ALL these tapes lost when the artists got divorced or died? Maybe some widows have tapes at home they never thought of telling anyone about. Take the Mingus Detroit sessions. Roy Brooks had them and his widow kept them. Yes, families are often clueless, but not always. 3. And then there can be some flukey situations. For example, very few people seem to be aware that Rutgers has copies of some Blue Note tapes. Despite my best efforts, I could never find out what they have. All I wanted to do was make an inventory. Are they copies of what is in the Capitol vaults, or tapes that exist nowhere else? Just some thoughts. Bertrand.
  7. Happy Birthday, bertrand!

  8. Psychedelic Ornette

    Realgone put out the twofer, right? We could start with them. If they find it and it is releasable and Denardo says yes, and it is long enough, tack on the single and you have a great CD. Maybe there is more in the vaults. Is Crisis the full concert? does not show more songs. But what is the Stating The Case from early 1970s? Live or studio? Someone put it out. Has anyone heard it?
  9. Psychedelic Ornette

    The issue was whether that was investigated at the time of the release. They also left off the Man on the Moon single... That's why I said 'could have been'. They were on a twofer CD 2-3 years ago. The audience can be heard on Ornette at 12.
  10. Psychedelic Ornette

    So this Sun Suite could have been on the Ornette at 12/Crisis CD? That sucks.
  11. NEA Jazz Masters - 2020

    Dee Dee Bridgewater's acceptance speech was a travesty. She complained that the $25K was not enough to pay for making her next CD...
  12. NEA Jazz Masters - 2020

    I nominated Joe Chambers 5 years ago, they keep them in the pool 5 years. I would have to renominate him. Should I bother? I have a feeling it is all political, and he does not 'play the game'.
  13. June 19 BN Japanese Reissues - uncommon titles

    Does Grant Green get any solo space on the Dodo record? Any thoughts on Natural Illusions?
  14. Abusive and violent jazz musicians

    Jackie Mac pulled a knife on Mingus and even nicked him, per Priestly.
  15. Woodstock 50th Anniversary Releases

    1. So the problem with the Hendrix tunes is Larry Lee singing? 2. I thought the Grateful Dead hated their Woodstock set and did not want it released?