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  1. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Who is on this one, and what vintage are the recordings?
  2. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Improvisational Arts Quntet - NO COMPROMISE! (Prescription). Alvin Fiedler's group with Kidd Jordan, Kent Jordan, Clyde Kerr, Jr., and Elton Heron. The liner notes make a big deal over the fact the the title was deliberately presented in all capital letters, so I followed suit.
  3. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    The Davis Sisters - In My Room (Savoy mono, 1967)
  4. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Essence: John Lewis Plays Gary McFarland (Atlantic mono promo)
  5. The "Construct a Song Title Sentence" game

    Alec Wilder edition: Give me time; I'll be around while we're young. Never love a stranger; love is when Mimosa and me walk pretty. Everywhere I look: moon and sand - unbelievable! That last one was the Wilder medley sung by Neil Armstrong when he first set foot on the moon.
  6. Post A Pic

    Brother Matthew! One of my favorite saxophonists, and the reason I became an insane 78 collector.
  7. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Have you heard the two volumes of Live in 75: The Japanese Tour by Supersax? These are the only two Supersax albums I've felt compelled to keep on my shelves. I remember posting here years ago that I found myself staring dumbfounded at one of my stereo speakers during one of the Warne Marsh solos.
  8. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    The two new avant-garde releases that have excited me the most recently are: Eve Risser - Des Pas Sur La Neige (Clean Feed) Bill Pritchard - Amplituba Neither of these are jazz, really,, and neither of them sound like the instrument that the artist plays. They are both totally improvised, unusually and beautifully. The French pianist Eve Risser produces very few sounds that are recognizable as coming from a piano, and the same is true of Atlanta tubist Bill Pritchard. (Full disclosure - Bill is a friend of mine, and he's in one of my bands.) His Amplituba project uses electronics, loops, and effects to create some pretty amazing improvisations. "For Cliff" here is really amazing. You can buy the Amplitua CD at CDBaby, or download from Amazon or iTunes.
  9. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    The best recording job this great band ever had, at RVG Studio.
  10. James Cotton, R.I.P.

    Aw, man. I hate hearing this.
  11. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Shorty Baker / Doc Cheatham - Shorty & Doc (Prestige OJC). A genial trumpet non-battle. It would have been nice if they had spelled Doc's last name correctly on the cover.
  12. Blue Note 45s - pressed by Plastylite?

    Well, if anyone's interested, I've got: 45-1710: Horace Silver Quintet - SeƱor Blues (with Bill Henderson, vocal) / Tippin'. No album release at the time. 45-1727: Bill Henderson with the Jimmy Smith Trio - Ain't No Use / Angel Eyes. No album release at the time. 45 - 1752: Lou Donaldson - Mack the Knife / The Nearness of You, from The Time Is Right. 45-1761: Sonny Red - Stay as Sweet as You Are / Bluesville, from Out of the Blue. 45-1823: Leo Parker - Parker's Pals / Low Brown, from Let Me Tell You 'Bout It. 45-1890: Freddie Roach - I Know / Googa Mooga, from Mo' Greens Please, but to my chagrin, both sides are edited and shorter than the LP tracks.
  13. Blue Note 45s - pressed by Plastylite?

    Thank you, Dmitry! My favorite of my half-dozen is BN 45-1710, by a version of the Horace Silver Quintet not recorded elsewhere, with Donald Byrd and Junior Cook as the front line. "Tippin'" is over six minutes long, and Bill Henderson joins for the vocal version of "Senor Blues." I know these tracks have been reissued on CD, but it's cool to have the original single.
  14. So I'm spinning all my Blue Note 45s tonight, and they sound great (except for one very worn Lou Donaldson). It seems obvious to me that they were all pressed well before the Liberty era, but none of them have the Plastylite backwards P "ear" in the dead wax. Does anyone know if Plastylite indeed pressed Blue Note's 45s? (Calling Chuck Nessa!)
  15. Horace Parlan (1931-2017)

    I became aware of Mr. Parlan's work back in the 1970s, when, as a teenager, I heard him on a Mingus album I checked out from my small-town public library. Over the years, I admired his work on his own albums, and as a sideman. RIP.