DatDere

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  1. Wes Montgomery

    I saw some of the footage on television a couple of years ago, I think they showed them playing 'Nica's Dream'.
  2. Horace Silver - The Jody Grind

    My cd copy doesn't sound too great either, pretty muffled.
  3. I'm on a record!!!

    I like the sample from that second track, sounds like a medley of the Meters' Cardova and a Lee Perry dub reggae tune I have on a compilation somewhere.
  4. Why is this happening?

    I've had this happen before. Couldn't figure out quickly how to change it by using the board Assistant, so I think I solved it by getting rid of all cookies and temporary internet files.
  5. I have it on pre-order, but according to my retailer it won't be available in Europe before 02/06/2007.
  6. James Brown dies

    What can I say... one of my all time favorites. Even though he's often hailed as a pioneer, I think the true reach of his influence is still underrecognized today. You can hear his influence in pretty much any popular music that came after it...
  7. Those Myspace clips sound sweet... looking forward to this release.
  8. Jazz reissues are not dead!

    Great news, I like that album a lot, nice to see it on cd. Thanks for the info.
  9. Soft Machine remasters

    I really hope the remastered 'Third' is a big improvement sound-wise, the sound quality wasn't all too great on the original cd.
  10. Jazz-Influenced Electronic Music

    I really like the new Nostalgia 77 Octet record, 'Borderlands'. Not as electronically oriented / sample based as their earlier stuff but it still has modern production touches. Has a very nice slow-moving cover version of a Horace Tapscott / Pan-Afrikan Arkestra tune.
  11. Autechre and other 'IDM' music is cool, but to me not quite the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of electronic artists that play 'groovy dance music for the people'. The stereotypical 'four-to-the-floor' house beat is so ubiquitous over here that I've pretty much grown tired of it over the years, but there's still lots of interesting stuff happening in electronic music.
  12. 10 favorite jazz albums

    I think any jazz aficionado's list would include some surprising titles, but given that this appears to be a student mag, there aren't really that many eye-opening titles here, or at least to me. (i'd say the Django and Palmieri titles are actually the most surprising ones). This might be overstating it, but I think I might know more people in my age bracket who own Sun Ra, Ayler or Zorn albums than KOB, so I don't really find this list to be all too surprising. Didn't mean to imply these are bad records in any way, though.. I own six out of 10 myself.
  13. 10 favorite jazz albums

    Kind of reads like the 'hipster guide to jazz' or something, I like most of them, though.
  14. Christmas songs you absolutely HATE!

    Wham!'s "Last Christmas" and that Mariah Carey christmas tune are radio staples over here.
  15. Don Ellis at Fillmore

    This album was legitimately reissued on cd by Wounded Bird records last year.
  16. So, you don't any Bird eh......

    I do have a couple of Parker albums, as well as other stuff 'any jazz fan should have', like the Armstrong Hot Fives and Sevens, couple of pre-fifties Ellington albums, Monk's 'Genius of Modern Music' volumes etc. Truth be told, the sound quality does prevent me from playing these too often, although I do enjoy them when they're in my cd player. I guess the (relatively) poor fidelity does prevent me from really delving into pre fifties jazz in general. I know this will make me sound like a shallow person, but I don't buy records because I'm 'supposed to know' about them or to 'get a well-rounded collection', but simply because I enjoy listening to the stuff I like.
  17. library music

    I've heard some KPM and de Wolfe library LPs through friends of mine who collect these albums to sample funk drums and loops, but personally, to me it's way too much trouble to separate the wheat from the chaff. Some of the stuff is quite nice, and lots of it... well, not really.
  18. RVGs

    I was hoping for Jackie Mac's "One Step Beyond".. What's taking them so long? Anyway, looks like a fine batch nonetheless..
  19. Jimi Hendrix Auction

    How much unreleased Hendrix stuff is there? Almost seems like he was recording 24/7...
  20. Miles in Berlin and "Frank Butz"

    Look at the publishing date...
  21. Got this in the mail today, great stuff and the sound quality is very good as well. I like this as much as the Tolliver Mosaic set. Thanks for the heads up on this release..
  22. If a Miles biopic were to be produced. who'd play Miles

    The suggestions from the earlier thread, to cast Ice Cube as Cannonball Adderley and Snoop Dogg as Sam Rivers, were golden...
  23. Canonball: the black messiah

    Personally, I think this lp is somewhat hit-and-miss, but the good stuff is very nice. I like that track 'Dr. Honoris Causa' that's also available on the 'Cannonball Plays Zawinul' compilation cd (with George Duke on keys, though...), if you really need it in a remastered cd format. Of course a cd reissue of the entire album would be welcome.
  24. jazz standards we dont like

    I don't know if this is really considered a standard, but I really can't stomach 'Sunny'. No matter who plays it, I just think it's a corny tune. Maybe because it was a huge European hit for 70s disco group Boney M and I'm mostly familiar with that version.. just can't help but dislike that tune.
  25. Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers

    Another one I really dig a lot is the Jazz Messengers cd on Columbia, the one that has Blakey, Silver, Mobley playing 'Nica's Dream' and tons of other good tunes. This record is 20+ years older than I am, but to me it sounds a lot fresher than a lot of stuff released this year.