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  1. Mosaic Savory Collection

    Literally saw this just now in my inbox. You would imagine that the Mosaic treatment of this material would be outstanding.
  2. Blue Note Review - By Subscription Only

    I agree that $200 seems steep (heck, it IS steep) for what's being offered but here's my counterargument (despite not being ready to take the plunge) - 1) How many labels besides Blue Note are still out there trying to find young jazz talent and record that talent in a way that does the utmost credit to the music? You may not love some of the most recent signings to the label but I recently heard the "new" Blue Note Jazz All-Stars album (Glasper, Loueke, Akinmusire, et al.) and really dug it. 2) How many labels are still making a genuine attempt (which may very well be in vain but) to bring jazz to a wider audience? I could see someone rationalizing this purchase as a way to essentially support the label that is trying to do all of the above with the bonus of getting a nice gift in return (think NPR). That said, I think that using this mechanism to bring MORE music (especially unheard music) and less "product" to the true jazz believers while simultaneously including material that reflects what is happening at the label right now (which seems to be the basic idea given the inclusion of the Blue Mitchell lp) to help the music reach a wider audience that hasn't yet embraced it is an extremely worthy cause and, my guess is that someone like Don Was (who is clearly so enamored of jazz) would have open ears to the suggestions of jazz fans who would love nothing better than to see jazz, one of America's original art forms, begin to make strides in reaching the kind of audience it once did.
  3. Wasn't sure where to post this but I have two tickets for this show next Tuesday, October 10th (8 PM/doors at 630) that I regrettably will not be able to use. I'm selling them for $80 (the pair) which is less than I paid for them. If anyone would like to purchase them, send me a PM.
  4. If RT talks himself out of it, I actually could really use these and will happily buy them from you, Allen.
  5. Walter Becker of Steely Dan dies at 67

    SD was one of the main gateways for me into jazz. Its influence so obviously permeated both their music and I remember reading interviews with them where they enumerated their jazz influences which, of course, had me not only listening to Parker and Ellington but also to Braxton and Dolphy. An unbelievably sad day for music.
  6. Scott, I can also hook you up with a Herman Select if you're still interested. Cheers, Dan
  7. Tim Berne's Snakeoil US Tour Dates

    Remarkably, it appears that the tickets for the Baltimore date have yet to go on sale on the ADML website despite being barely a month out from the show. Need to remind myself to check regularly.
  8. *** John Scofield ***

    Aggie87, Thanks so much for posting this. When I first heard Sco's Gramavision band as a teenager, I was hooked. I never thought there would be another opportunity to hear them live. Imagine my disappointment when I realized that I'd be in CA for this gig. Fortunately, JALC livestreams all their concerts on Livestream (where else) and got to watch it that way. So glad there is another documented version of this show out in the public domain. And btw, Rice '91. Cheers!
  9. Envious as heck of anyone who gets to go to any night of this festival. And it still makes me so sad to look at the ICP lineup and not see Misha's name there.
  10. Geri Allen Has Died

    A super nice lady who's a hell of a piano player. Enjoyed her in Wallace Roney's bands as well as in other settings. Hoping that the next news I hear about her is good news....
  11. Chris Potter

    This is great to hear. Going to see him with his quartet here in DC on 6/26.
  12. Missed out on 2nd copy in 4 years and am desperately trying to get this to listen to at long last. Willing to buy or trade. PM me if you've got a copy you're willing to part with.
  13. RVG - RIP

    Has any non-musician influenced the way we listen to an entire musical genre more. A true original -- you will be missed, Rudy.
  14. Bobby Hutcherson RIP

    I will miss him terribly. Redefined the vibes in jazz on countless classic recordings in the 60s (and 70s in my admittedly biased view). I went to Lincoln Center last year to attend a Hutch tribute concert from my home in MD only to find out that because of his failing health, Bobby couldn't attend. However, at the end of the show he Skyped in from his home in CA and sang a few verses of "I'll Be Seeing You" that brought tears to my eyes. Boy has 2016 been a year for losing great musicians. Heaven just got a hell of a vibes player.