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  1. BBC4

    Can't think of anywhere else to put this. Don't forget that BBC4 (a digital television station) in the UK is screening an evening of jazz programmes tonight from 9pm: 9pm Arena: Sonny Rollins - Beyond the Notes 10pm Arena: Sonny Rollins '74 - Rescued! 11pm Omnibus: Ronnie Scott and All That Jazz 12 midnight 1959: The Year That Changed Jazz
  2. A batch of Blue Notes repackaged for this month: Dexter Gordon Wayne Shorter Joe Henderson Art Blakey Kenny Burrell
  3. Loudon Wainwright III - I'd Rather Lead a Band

    Thanks for the heads up. I very much like his contributions to Giordano's Boardwalk Empire albums.
  4. Mosaic boxes on mp3

    Fair enough. Addey is excellent.
  5. Mosaic boxes on mp3

    Good point LJazz, but there are still lots of Mosaic sets unavailable as download. I'm still buying the ones that come out just in case it's my only chance*. *Except the Mobley. I honestly couldn't see the point of that set and that Spotify playlist bears me out.
  6. The two Vee-Jay sets went very quickly and the Stuff Smith vanished suddenly, I believe when Verve was sold to some peculiar French sewage company (or something like that), but I couldn't say whether they went quicker.
  7. Mosaic boxes on mp3

    This ^^ I've been buying Mosaics for about twenty years. I reckon I have most of them. I missed out/passed on a few and I'm glad I can now get some of them at a lower price. The Mosaic model worked under the old system, I enjoyed these sets while I had them and I'm glad others can now access some of this music for less money ( I didn't buy them as an investment). The only issue would be if the absense of the old model of scarcity/rarity would mean that the Mosaic level of quality would dip or disappear; perhaps for material owned by the major labels it will, but I couldn't say -- or see -- why. OTOH streaming/downloads offers the potential for freeing up the archives as never before. I'm optimistic so I lean to the latter view.
  8. Mosaic boxes on mp3

    Thanks -- and interesting. It isn't clear what file format it's in, unfortunately.
  9. Mosaic boxes on mp3

    Heven't seen this one before: Lou Donaldson Some of the Sony ones are on there (eg Earl Hines, Chu Berry), but as individual discs. Can't understand why Universal doesn't make the Nat Cole available digitally.
  10. Sorry if this has already been discussed but the track listing for disc five is wrong. Track one is I've Got You Under My Skin (listed as Just Squeeze Me) Track two is Just Squeeze Me (listed as All The Things You Are) Track three is All the Things You Are (listed as Autumn Leaves) Track four is Autumn Leaves (listed as Wave) Track five is Wave (listed as I've Got You Under My Skin) Track six and seven are listed correctly. When I listened to the CD I obviously wasn't concentrating because I only discovered this when I ripped the disc and the CD database used by Dbpoweramp listed the corrected titles with the listed titles in brackets.
  11. Thanks. I've just checked mine (no 596) and all the discs are fine -- if the printing on them is reliable
  12. Sometimes the expensive way is the easy way
  13. Harry Connick, Jr. - Stars Still Shine

    I think the album he released last year was his first Verve release
  14. Sound calculation, Sidewinder. However, I noticed that the automatic conversion on JM makes it £151.84 rather than the £144.55 that calculated so the price keeps going up -- just like buying an oop Mosaic on Ebay! Anyway, I've placed my order. Agree with JAM that this is pricier than normal for a Mosaic set of this size.
  15. Underrated Mosaic sets

    Well, yeah, but I don't consider longevity or general popularity when deciding how to respond to an artist -- who does? In any case what I said here five years ago wasn't a denunciation by any means.
  16. Happy Birthday Crisp!

    Cheers Dan
  17. Resonance put out a Three Sounds live album a couple of years ago. I wonder how well that sold. Now that they are doing box sets (with the Nat Cole set, which I am listening to as I type this), perhaps they would be the best hope for a Three Sounds box set.
  18. Your Favorite Used Book Buy

    Ending Up by Kingsley Amis, Penguin, signed. About 15 years ago I set myself the task of reading all of Amis's books at a time when all but a couple were oop. For the only time in my life I scoured used bookshops in search of them. I had already read Ending Up when I saw this paperback edition for about £2, but it was in perfect condition and I liked the Quentin Blake cover so I bought it. It wasn't until I got it home that I realised it was signed. I've subsequently bought a signed first edition of Amis's memoirs, and this Ending Up probably isn't unusual or worth much, but it is my favourite because it was such a nice surprise.
  19. There are a few wheezy organ arrangements, it's true, but then again there are such ultra-hip tracks as In a Little Spanish Town.
  20. It's one of my favourites, but then I like Bing more and more as time passes. It's not earth-shattering, but instead a chance to hear him in great voice performing top-notch material with a pleasant jazz-leaning small group, in great sound. A long way from John Scott Trotter and McNamara's Band.
  21. Larkin's Jazz -- a quite nice (for a PD release) 4-disc collection -- £3.86 at Amazon UK
  22. The USPS SUCKS

    It's been sent a third time. Should have got here by now, but the tracking site says there are two packages with the same code so it can't track it any more. I have never had such abysmal service from a courier.
  23. Thanks. Yes, VAT is a big disincentive here too. 20% on anything over £15 plus an £8 "handling fee" from Royal Mail.
  24. Thanks for the tip, although it looks like they are oop. Any idea of a rough shipping cost to the UK?
  25. That's right. I've never been able to get my head round Japanese imports, though. They always seem so expensive. I think it was simply that Universal got the American part of EMI (plus the Beatles) and Warner got the UK part (which included Roulette -- remember that Cuscuna found the Roost and Roulette masters in EMI's London archives?)