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  1. Can you ID this avant-jazz artist/composition?

    Sun Ra and Moondog seem to fit that kind of music. Why or why couldn't whoever prepared the disc (either one) take the extra one second and write down the performers' names? On the same topic of mysterious acetate discs, here's an older thread of mine concerning an alleged "Charlie Parker" recording. I'm still trying to get to the bottom of that mystery.
  2. Can you ID this avant-jazz artist/composition?

    I gave a listen to some Tony Scott excerpts on the Amazon site, but I couldn't find anything that sounded like the piece. Here's a more conventional piece that might be easier to ID. It's from an acetate labeled "Body and Soul" (with "Drum solo" written on the reverse side). I think it's Coleman Hawkins, but that's my own barely-educated guess. The distortion is from the original recording source:
  3. This is from an unlabeled 78 reference disc I have, but I don't have a clue who it is. Sounds like something that might have been done in the late 50's/early 60's for some off-off-Broadway beatnik play: DivShare File - excerpt from unknown.mp3
  4. Auction ends Saturday, July 18 I'll try to add more sound samples to the listing in the next few days.
  5. Is this Charlie Parker?

    Maybe it's Eric Dolphy at the Five Spot? Thanks for the feedback, people. I was hoping that I'd stumbled upon the Great Unknown Lost Charlie Parker Recordings. What I have are apparently bootleg discs, all identical 12" red acetate National discs, cut at 78 rpm, with identical handwriting on the labels. These must have circulated among Bird fanatics in the 50's and early 60's, and I guess the two above recordings that comprise one of the discs must have been mistaken for Bird (though I'll still hold out slim hope that maybe it really is him). Or maybe it's just me who's mistaking that one disc for Bird -- the person who made the discs might have known exactly who, what, where, and when but was just too lazy to annotate the label fully. All the other discs contain some of the recordings that eventually ended up on the Philology series. I picture a group of NYC beatniks spinning these platters at one of their get togethers. Or maybe Art Pepper listening to them in his rundown apartment while recovering from a near-overdose.
  6. Is this Charlie Parker?

    I posted this on the Hoffman forums, but I'll cross-forum-post it here on the possibility that some extra ears can help crack the mystery. _____ I have some 78-speed acetate discs, home-made I guess, of various Charlie Parker private recordings that have since been made commercially available. However, at least one of the discs contains recordings of "I'll Remember April" and "Sweet Georgia Brown" that don't sound like anything I can find on the various Parker CDs. So I'm not sure if this is even Charlie Parker or not. Maybe someone here can figure this out. Here's an "I'll Remember April", and the alto solo is around the 3:05 mark. And here's the flip-side, a version of "Sweet Georgia Brown".
  7. glenn gould tech concepts

    The article is correct that Gould predicted "dial-twiddling" and home recording, but I'm not sure about the decline in public performance. Dial-twiddling music can be excellent, but there's also something anti-social about it, too.
  8. Actually a Buy It Now. Contact me here if interested, and we can work out a deal.
  9. Ending actually pretty soon, though I might relist for next week (this was only a 3-day auction, not much time) ALSO: Kenny Drew - Undercurrent, a BIN:
  10. Any Artie Shaw fans?

    A bit off-topic. I was recently reading about Glenn Miller. Turns out Artie apparently wasn't a big fan of Miller's music: "All I can say is that Glenn should have lived, and 'Chattanooga Choo Choo' should have died."
  11. Igor Stravinsky