Big Al

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  1. Toshiba Japan Blue Note LT Series Reissues

    There's an audiophile Phil Collins CD??? HOW COME NO ONE TELLS ME THESE THINGS???? Back to the RVGs: I generally enjoy them and share the opinion that it was nice while it lasted. I mean, I don't know about you guys, but every time I saw a thread with "New RVG's" in the title, it made my day better; finding some serious gems in the list made the announcement that much sweeter! I miss that! Really, the only RVG's that have disappointed me sonically are Horace Silver's SONG FOR MY FATHER and Wayne Shorter's SPEAK NO EVIL. I found a McMaster of the latter, thinking I would enjoy it better; turns out I still preferred the RVG. Of course, if we really wanted to be sick bastards, we could discuss.... Reverse polarization!!!!!
  2. Mark Whitfield

    Another vote for "Fingerpainting" and "Seventh Avenue Stroll"
  3. random thoughts

    I'll be happy to offer, free of charge, unlimited storage space for your music collection. I'll even help move it, too!
  4. BFT109 Sign up thread

    Download for me! Geez, hopefully I'll be able to participate! Never got around to commenting on BFT 107, and I haven't even spun Dan's BFT 108 yet!
  5. BFT 108 Signup

    DL for me, please!
  6. Ed Bickert

    It was only one track, but you heard him some time ago (my 2003 blindfold test) doing "Sometime Ago", from his duet recording with pianist Bill Mays. I've slept since then. A lot!
  7. George Benson

    Have you heard this? Benson in 1973, two discs of live music with Mickey Tucker in support, only one vocal track, excellent song selection. Probably really his last straightahead date, it obviously pre-dates his ascent as a pop star. Wow!!! This is my favorite era of Benson and I've never heard of this album. MUST find and own!!! Milestones, also track down BODY TALK. Guitar funk at its finest!
  8. Lionel Hampton-Oscar Peterson Quartets/Quintets on Verve, disc 5
  9. Favorite long jazz tracks

    :tup
  10. Ed Bickert

    Only ever heard him on the Desmond dates and "snoozefest" is the furthest thing from my mind whenever I hear him.
  11. Favorite long jazz tracks

    Some more: The Crusaders, Pass the Plate (15+) Jim Hall, Concierto de Aranjuaz (19+) Grant Green, Blues in Maude's Flat (2 seconds shy of the mark, but I don't care! ) Lionel Hampton Quintet, Flying Home (17+, the version with Buddy DeFranco) Roy Eldridge/Dizzy Gillespie/Sweets Edison, Steeplechase (17+)
  12. Favorite long jazz tracks

    I didn't put this down, because I HAD checked the time - 14:12 MG Crud!!! Well, like the Sebesky track, it also takes up an entire LP side, so... DRAT!!! DOUBLE DRAT!!!!
  13. Donald Byrd

    RIP and thanks for all the great music. Literally ALL of it!
  14. BFT 106 reveal

    There were a number of themes intertwined into this BFT: some songs were on here to try and fool y’all, others were included because they fooled ME on first listen. Some songs were put on here just because I liked them and wanted to share the groove, others were put on here just to test your patience with me! The vibes theme, on which some of you commented, was wholly unintentional although completely understandable. Side 1, Track 1: The Mastersounds: Not Since Nineveh. Originally from the World Pacific LP KISMET, currently available on Wes’ Montgomery’s FINGERPICKIN’ CD. Recorded 4/22/58 Buddy Montgomery - vibes Richie Crabtree - piano Wes Montgomery - guitar Monk Montgomery - Fender Jazz bass Benny Barth - drums Almost had second thoughts about including this, and even after issuing the BFT, I questioned the wisdom of starting a BFT with a song that takes a while to get going. But once it got going, I remembered why I put this on here: because it swings, and because I wanted to see if anyone would recognize Wes with his brothers. More than a few of you guessed MJQ, which is just what I was hoping for! Side 1, Track 2: John Klemmer: Passion Food, from the LP INVOLVEMENT. Last available as a Verve LPR, not sure if it’s available anymore. John Klemmer - tenor sax Sam Thomas - guitar Melvin Jackson - bass Wilbur Campbell - drums This one has missed the cut on every single BFT I’ve created up until now, so I’m glad it finally found a deserving home. This is a favorite album because the quartets alternate between piano-based rhythm sections (with Jodie Christian) and guitar-based rhythm sections (with Sam Thomas). I know nothing about Sam Thomas, and was happy this track inspired much discussion about him. I just dig his sound, which I can only describe as Chicago-based (the city, not the band) only because it puts me in mind of downtown Chicago. Kudos to JSngry & Jim R for one of the most exciting cases of sleuthing on a BFT I’ve had the pleasure to witness! Side 1, Track 3: Gary McFarland: Pecos Pete, from the Impulse LP POINT OF DEPARTURE. Available as a Japanese import. Recorded 9/6/63 Willie Dennis - trombone Richie Kamuca - tenor sax & oboe Gary McFarland - vibes Jimmy Raney - guitar Steve Swallow - bass Mel Lewis - drums I wanted so badly to put a track from this album on here, I coulda used any one of them but settled on this one because of the groove. If you stumble upon this LP in the used bins (as I did), get it anyway. There’s plenty to enjoy from this album, even if this track isn’t your cup o’ tea! Side 1, Track 4: Victor Feldman: Flying Down to Rio, from the Contemporary LP LATINSVILLE. Fantasy issued it on CD; assuming it hasn’t gone OOP, should be easy to find. Recorded 3/20/59 Conte Candoli - trumpet Frank Rosolino - trombone Walter Benton - tenor saxophone Victor Feldman - vibes Vince Guaraldi - piano Al McKibbon - bass Stan Levey - drums Mongo Santamaria - congas Armando Peraza - bongos Willie Bobo - timbales This is essentially Cal Tjader’s Latin band without Cal. Feldman is definitely his own man, and nicely holds his own with the old pros. Nobody had even a clue on this one, but a few thought this was Tjader, which was exactly what I was hoping for! Side 2, Track 2: Shelly Manne: The Isolated Pawn, from the Contemporary LP CHECKMATE. Available as an OJC. Recorded 10/1961 Conte Candoli - trumpet Richie Kamuca - tenor sax Russ Freeman - piano Chuck Berghofer - bass Shelly Manne - drums This whole album is wonderful, but this track has a special mood to it that I especially dig. The thing that got me on this track was the fact that, to these ears, it sounded like vintage Blue Note Herbie Hancock or Miles’ 2nd Quintet, and I wanted to see if anyone else noticed this. The fact that nobody did tells me I might just be hearing things! Side 2, Track 3: Devadip Carlos Santana: Gardenia, from the Columbia LP THE SWING OF DELIGHT. Available in a 30th Anniversary reissue that sounds phenomenal! Recorded 1979/1980 (?) Devadip Carlos Santana - guitar Herbie Hancock - piano Wayne Shorter - tenor sax Ron Carter - bass Tony Williams - drums Carlos’ guitar is hard to mistake, and pretty much everyone nailed that. This is on here because of the backing band. VSOP with a guitar player instead of a trumpet player. Although each player appears elsewhere on this album, this is the only track on which they appear together. I wanted to see if anyone else picked up on this, but the general consensus was that this track was underwhelming at best. Side 2, Track 4: Johnny Smith with Jimmy Atkins: Land of the Velvet Hills, last available on the Verve Elite Edition of JOHNNY SMITH. Supposedly released as a single (according to the VEE credits), but I can’t find hardly anything about the song or its history anywhere. Recorded 3/31/67, then sent to singer Atkins for overdubs sometime after Johnny Smith - guitar Hank Jones - piano George Duvivier - bass Don Lamond - drums All I know is this: one afternoon, I put this CD in the player, sat down, and proceeded to doze off. Next thing I know, I’m hearing Bing Crosby singing a song about Colorado when I realized I was hearing an actual song. Half-awake, I grabbed the VEE digipak and looked at it to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. Sure enough, I was hearing a real song, but boy did it have me fooled! And y’know how sometimes a song will just “get” you, no matter how corny or cheesy it is? I’d just gotten home from a mission trip in Moldova when I sat down to listen to this, and my heart was still hurting from missing the people I’d left behind and the people I’d travelled with. Smith’s languid playing and Atkins old-folksy vocals spoke directly to what was in my heart, and so this song is forever etched in that memory. Betcha didn’t know that Jimmy Atkins is Chet Atkins’ brother! Betcha didn’t care, neither, didja? However, as penance, I will gladly send a link to the instrumental version of this track that was also included on the VEE. Just shoot me (not literally!) a PM! Side 3, Track 1: Willie Bobo: Shotgun/Blind Man Blind Man, from the Verve LP SPANISH GREASE, currently available as a Verve 2-on-1 called SPANISH GREASE/UNO DOS TRES. It’s also available on the Verve comp TALKIN’ VERVE: WILLIE BOBO. Recorded 9/8/65 Melvin Lastie - cornet Bobby Brown - tenor sax Clarence Henry - guitar Richard Davis or Jim Phillips - bass Victor Pantoja - congas Willie Bobo - percussion I just love this song. There have been days I’ve put this song on a continuous loop and listened to it nonstop for hours on end. Many a drivetime has been spent with this song playing over and over. A lotta times I’ll play this on the smartphone and groove to it while walking from the office to the truck, or from the truck to the office; I did that this morning, too! Few songs put me in a happy groove like this one, and I wanted to share the grooooooove! This sounds like a party recorded in the studio, sounds like everyone is having a blast! Side 3, Track 2: Donald Byrd: Bossa, from the Verve LP UP WITH DONALD BYRD. Currently available as a Verve 2-on-1 paired with Grant Green’s HIS MAJESTY KING FUNK Recorded 12/16/64 Donald Byrd - trumpet Stanley Turrentine - tenor saxophone Herbie Hancock - piano Kenny Burrell - guitar Ron Carter - bass Grady Tate - drums Candido - percussion Tracks like this are the reason I’m so glad we have the Blindfold Test here: this fooled practically everyone on first listen, and pretty much anyone who tried to guess went right in the direction of a Blue Note recording. The Magnificent Goldberg, who eventually identified the whole thing, basically echoed word-for-word my reaction upon first hearing this tune, hence its inclusion here. JSngry got so close and gave JUST the response I was hoping for! Truth is, this track did the exact same thing to me, too! So I figured if it fooled me, it might fool some of y’all, especially since this nice little track is buried in an album that is generally reviled. Dan Gould hammered home that point when he mentioned that the AMG review had scared him off! Side 3, Track 3: Junior Mance: Boss Blues, from the Milestone LP THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’, currently available as a Milestone 2-fer of the same name (paired with Mance’s Riverside LP, THE SOUL OF HOLLYWOOD) Recorded in 1967, “new rhythmic backing…substituted” in 1972 Junior Mance - piano Aaron Bell or Bob Cunningham – bass (1967 session) Bob Cranshaw – Fender bass (1972 session) Oliver Jackson or Jimmy Lovelace – drums (1967 session) Harold White – drums (1972 session) Ralph MacDonald – percussion (1972 session) Another album I wanted to include something from because it has a nice early-70’s boogaloo vibe to it. I picked this track because it sounded like something Horace Silver mighta done around the same time. That woulda been my guess had this been anyone else’s BFT. Apparently I was alone in this assessment. No wonder I’m so clueless about jazz after all these years! Although nobody identified it, the general consensus was that y’all liked it enough! Orrin Keepnews liner notes indicate that this was part of an album first issued on a small label with little distribution. Although those notes don’t say why, I guess it was for legal reasons that they felt they had to re-mix this album with new rhythmic backing. Side 3, Track 4: Sonny Stitt: Touchy, from the Impulse LP NOW. Currently available as a 2-fer with his album with Paul Gonsalves, SALT & PEPPER. Recorded 6/10/63 Sonny Stitt - tenor sax Hank Jones - piano Al Lucas - bass Osie Johnson - drums Here’s why this track, and in particular everyone’s guesses, drove me completely batty: when I recently listened to this the first time on the Impulse 2-fer, (which, incidentally, I got in the same trade as the Grant Green/Donald Byrd 2-fer), I thought it was Paul Gonsalves quoting his solo from Newport. Then I realized there wasn't a second sax solo, which drove me to actually look at the digipak and see what’s going on. And whattya know: it’s Sonny MFing Stitt quoting Gonsalves left & right! Heck, I'm surprised Stitt didn't toss in the last lick from "Hey Good Lookin'" to wrap up his solo! And once again, nobody but me noticed this. I guarantee, if someone else had put this on their BFT, I woulda gone apeshit first by trying to find that RCA album he did where he started the album with “Diminuendo & Crescendo,” then when I realized it wasn’t that, woulda gone in search of other Gonsalves albums. I’m pretty sure I woulda argued with the BFT creator that, even though they’d told me this wasn’t Gonsalves, they were wrong and I was right!!! Because I’m a little nutty like that when it comes to my jazz cluelessness!!! So, anyway, now you know, go get this nifty little 2-fer and decide for yourself if I’m losing my mind! Oh yeah, and don’t Osie Johnson just swing like a MUTHA???? I thought so too! Side 4, Track 1: Righteous Buddha: Ancient Chinese Secret, from the CD GET RIGHT. Recorded 2002/2003 This is on here just because I like it. It’s cryptic, eerie, & greeeeazy, which is good enough for me. I didn’t expect anyone to know this, and wasn’t trying to fool anyone with this; just wanted to get everyone’s opinion, which was generally positive. I like it that a lotta folks thought this was Weather Report, and I can see that now that y’all mentioned it. I forget who on this board hipped me to them so long ago, but I am eternally grateful they did. This whole album shimmers with grooves so thick they don’t so much drip outta your speakers as ooze. If anyone is that interested in it, I’ll be glad to make a copy for you because I have NO idea if this is available anymore. None of their web sources have been updated in a year. Of course, if someone finds an outlet for this disc, the offer is rescinded. Side 4, Track 2: Gary McFarland & Co.: Mary Jane, from the Impulse LP TIJUANA JAZZ. No idea if this is available anywhere and, judging from the responses, it doesn’t look like I need to worry! Recorded 12/6/65 Joe Newman, Clark Terry - trumpet, flugelhorn Bob Brookmeyer - valve trombone Jean "Toots" Thielman - harmonica, guitar Gary McFarland - marimba, electric piano Barry Galbraith - guitar Bob Bushnell - electric bass Grady Tate or Mel Lewis - drums Willie Bobo - percussion Jim R & webbcity pegged the whole reason for this track’s existence on the BFT: I also thought of Sesame Street the first time I heard it! Little did I know the amount of revulsion this would generate! Hardly the kind of album one would associate with Impulse, but I dig it. Plus, I generally dig Gary McFarland, which you mighta noticed by the fact that he has two tracks on this BFT. But that’s precisely why I like him: no two albums of his (at least that I’ve heard) sound the same, and I like it that there are records of his that I REALLY don’t like, so I like it that each new discovery of his is a real adventure (in the lightest sense of the word, of course)! Side 4, Track 3: The Jazz Crusaders: Way Back Home, from the Chisa LP OLD SOCKS, NEW SHOES…NEW SOCKS, OLD SHOES. Might still be available in the Verve Originals series. Recorded 1970 Wilton Felder - tenor sax Wayne Henderson – trombone Joe Sample - electric piano Arthur Adams, Freddie Robinson - guitar Stix Hooper - drums Wait, no bass player? That can’t be right! Wish I had the CD with me! Will update this part later! Another track I just love. Love to hum along with the harmonies of Felder & Henderson. Fully and heartwarmingly identified by Jim R, with history related to this track provided by JSngry. Side 4, Track 4: Lennie Tristano: Intuition, released on various LPs over time. The source for this track was a CD called INTUITION on Capitol Jazz, which pairs the Tristano May 1949 sessions with a Warne Marsh LP for Imperial. Recorded 5/16/49 Lee Konitz - alto sax Warne Marsh - tenor sax Lennie Tristano - piano Billy Bauer - guitar Arnold Fishkin - bass This literally was a last-minute addition to the BFT. I’ve had this CD for a while, it was one of those purchases-for-historical-merit things that I never listened to. Been going through a lotta CDs to sell and was listening for a reason to hang onto this one. Well, I still didn’t find it, but this track intrigued the heck outta me! It’s very free, but I love how melodic and methodic the playing is. It sounds like they’re just playing follow-the-leader, one note at a time. I found it fascinating! A lotta y’all knew this was a Tristano piece, but only Jeffcrom fully ID’d everything about it! Side 4, Track 5: Buddy Bregman: Kicks is in Love, from the Verve LP SWINGING KICKS, currently/last available as a Verve By Request CD. Recorded 12/20/56 Ben Webster - tenor saxophone Andre Previn - piano A nice way to close the BFT, but a dirty rotten trick on my part: a track from an album where none of the players is the leader of the album! This, I’m pleased to say, fooled everyone, despite the fact that everyone knew it was Ben Webster. Plus, I just love this album, which has already seen one track appear on a BFT years ago. It runs the gamut from small-group jazz to big-band swing, but THIS track is the reason you should find this album NOW! Well, except that now you have it courtesy of this BFT. But I’m telling you, this album is SUCH a treat! Fun for the whole family! This will likely get edited as I find more info I left out & whatnot, but the explanations, excuses, rants, and gibberish will remain the same. Thanks to all eight of you who played along! As always, I enjoyed it!
  15. Favorite long jazz tracks

    Some of these have already been mentioned, but nonetheless: Sonny Rollins, The Freedom Suite (19+) Sonny Rollins, East Broadway Run Down (18+) Dexter Gordon, Tanya (18+) John Coltrane, Sweet Sapphire Blues (18+) Red Garland, Lazy Mae (16+) Freddie Hubbard, Straight Life (17+) Hubert Laws, Mean Lene (15+) Ben Webster & Associates, In a Mellow Tone (20+) Jimmy Smith, The Sermon (20+) Don Sebesky, Firebird/Birds of Fire (13+, but it takes up an entire side!) Stanley Turrentine, Impressions (15+)
  16. BFT 106 reveal

    Wow! Thanks, man! That's quite a compliment and I really appreciate that! As for Righteous Buddha, let me see if I can't fix ya up!
  17. BFT 106 reveal

    Thanks for the great feedback, guys! I'm really glad y'all enjoyed it as much as you did. Forgot to comment on the inspiration behind the "album art" and the name of the artist, "Zoot RR," assuming your media player showed either of these: Mad Magazine artist Don Martin, in addition to being one of my favorite artists (comic or otherwise) also designed some early album covers for Prestige Records. This particular panel comes from a story called "National Gorilla Suit Day," from a compilation called DON MARTIN BOUNCES BACK, which I bought when I was nine years old and still howl at to this day! I scanned the page as a jpg and then Paint.Net'd the "BFT 106" onto it. In the original panel, the two abominable snowmen, instead of shouting "BFT!!! 106!!!" actually growl at the characters to announce their presence. I love the look of exasperated frustration and resignation, much like how I imagine people would respond to knowing it was MY turn to run the BFT! (slapping of foreheads, shrugging of shoulders, awaiting the inevitable, etc) Don Martin's gift for phonetic sounds was the inspiration behind the "artist name:" if you notice in the picture, the sound of the unzipping of the abominable snowman suit is "zoot!" (On a side note: because of this, it took me a while to be able to listen to Zoot Sims without giggling!) The word that the two beasts growl at our flustered friends is "ARARGH!!!" I have no idea what sound(s) Martin heard in his head when he penned that word, but this nine-year-old pronounced it like "are are" upon first reading, and so that phonetic combination has been lodged in my cranium for over 30 years now: "Zoot! ARARGH!!!" I always said if I ever got to lead a jazz band, "Zoot RR" would be my stage name. Since I have no idea if that day will ever come, I decided to go ahead and give that name its own album!
  18. The Jazz Scene (Verve 2CD)

    What Clunky said. In the seven years since I bought mine, never had an issue with it!
  19. BFT 106 discussion thread

    The download has been sent out. Let the discussion begin! This was a pretty tough one to put together, despite the fact that I've been jotting down ideas for the last six months. I just haven't bought much music at all since my last BFT, and certainly nothing that would challenge anyone (as far as I was concerned). Funny thing is, as it was slowly coming together, a few themes started popping up here and there; whether or not they'll make sense to anyone besides me will be one of life's great (or not-so-great) mysteries, I s'pose. At the last minute, I decided this should be experienced like a double-album, so I sequenced the songs to be listened in that way. To that end, I titled each track "Side #, track #" in hopes that your player will recognize the names. There is a joke behind the "artist name" for each track, and if your player shows the album art I put together for this BFT, you may figure out that joke as well. For that matter, the album art has its own reason for existing, so add to the fun by trying to figure THAT out as well! And yes, at some point this month I'll explain the whole "daughter's wedding" thing that a few of you asked about in the "delay" thread!
  20. BFT 106 discussion thread

    Side 1, Track 1: Fully ID'd Side 1, Track 2: Fully ID'd Side 1, Track 3: Not ID'd Side 1, Track 4: Not ID'd (and I wish mikeweil would take a stab at this, cuz this was aimed directly at him!) Side 2, Track 1: Fully ID'd Side 2, Track 2: Not ID'd, and I won't lie: I'm pretty proud of myself on this one! Side 2, Track 3: Fully ID'd Side 2, Track 4: Fully ID'd, and I won't lie: I really didn't think that would happen! Side 3, Track 1: Fully ID'd Side 3, Track 2: Fully ID'd Side 3, Track 3: Not ID'd Side 3, Track 4: Artist ID'd by practically everyone, but nobody's gotten the track or the album (understandable, given that the guy put out about a zillion LPs in his lifetime) Side 4, Track 1: Not ID'd Side 4, Track 2: Not ID'd and roundly avoided like the plague. But, a couple of you figured out WHY it's on the BFT! Side 4, Track 3: Fully ID'd Side 4, Track 4: Fully ID'd Side 4, Track 5: Artist identified by practically everyone, but nobody knows the source. Which is PRECISELY what I was hoping for!
  21. BFT 106 discussion thread

    Reveal coming tomorrow! (I hope!)
  22. All prices include shipping to US & Canada. International ships at cost. PayPal much preferred. Feel free to make me an offer! 8 Adderley, Cannonball - PORTRAIT OF CANNONBALL (Riverside OJC) 7 Beck, Joe - BECK & SANBORN (CTI, late 80's issue of Kudu LP originally titled BECK) 10 Chaloff, Serge - BOSTON BLOW UP (Capitol) 5 Davis, Miles - THE MUSINGS OF MILES (Prestige RVG) 15 Donaldson, Lou - SUNNY SIDE UP (Blue Note Conn) 20 Genesis - THREE SIDES LIVE (US version, 2-CDs, fatboy) 7 Gordon, Dexter - DADDY PLAYS THE HORN (Bethlehem, SHOUT Factory issue) 7 Haynes, Roy - WE THREE (Prestige RVG) 7 Haynes, Roy - JUST US (Prestige OJC) 15 Hill, Andrew - SMOKE STACK (Blue Note TOCJ, TOCJ-4160, no OBI) 7 Hubbard, Freddie - STRAIGHT LIFE (CTI, 1997 Legacy digipak) 7 Laws, Hubert - AFRO-CLASSIC (CTI, late-80's issue) 6 Mahavishnu Orchestra - INNER MOUTING FLAME (Sony Legacy remaster) 6 Mahavishnu Orchestra - BIRDS OF FIRE (Sony Legacy remaster) ***HOLD*** Malone, Russell - TRIPLE PLAY (MaxJazz String Series) 6 Martino, Pat - EL HOMBRE (Prestige RVG) 5 Monterose, J.R. - MONTEROSE, J.R. (Blue Note RVG, BMG issue 15 Morgan, Lee - INDEED! (Blue Note TOCJ, TOCJ-1538, no OBI) 20 Nicholas, Gallivan, Larry Young - LOVE CRY WANT 8 Powell, Bud - THE SCENE CHANGES (Blue Note RVG) 15 Salvador, Sal - QUARTET/QUINTET AND KENTON PRESENTS (Blue Note Conn, Connoisseur 10" series) 5 SANTANA (first album, 1998 single-disc Legacy issue) 7 Schifrin, Lalo - PIANO, STRINGS, AND BOSSA NOVA (Verve Original digipak) 15 Sebesky, Don - GIANT BOX (CTI CTI Timeless Collection 40, Japanese King pressing w/OBI) 10 Silver, Horace - THE STYLINGS OF SILVER (Blue Note TOCJ, TOCJ-1562, no OBI) 15 Tjader, Cal - SONA LIBRE (Verve, what the Hoffmanites would call a "W. German pressing") 25 Turrentine, Stanley - UP AT MINTON'S (Blue Note, 2 CDs) 7 Tyner, McCoy - TOGETHER (Milestone OJC) 8 Walton, Cedar - CEDAR! (Prestige OJC) 6 Williams, Cootie - IN HI-FI (RCA Classic Edition, released during Ellington Centennial, holepunch in UPC) Much more to come!
  23. BFT 106 discussion thread

    Thanks for playing along, NIS! Right there with ya about enjoying these BFT's for the sake of the experience, even if I get nothing out of it. And yes, you (along with everyone else) did indeed hear Carlos Santana! As for track 16, I'll be sending you a PM shortly about this.
  24. Stan Getz At Large - nice budget find

    There's a Hastings around here?