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About mikeweil

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  • Birthday 02/21/1954

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  • Location Wiesbaden, Germany
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  1. Clifford Jordan-Strata East Mosaic

    That Roach Debut LP was the first time I heard Jordan, I loved his playing ever since. There are some live recordings of that quartet (with Coleridge Perkisnon playing piano) from Europe which are worth hearing, too.
  2. The Maiden Voyage Sessions
  3. Doug Watkins

    His last session was playing bass behind Charles Mingus, no less, on the latter's Atlantic session released on "Oh Yeah!" and "Tonight At Noon". The sheer number of sessions he recorded is amazing. I always liked his tome and phrasing much better than Paul Chambers'. The Savoy sessions you mention, Gheorghe, were Wilbur Harden's, not Coltrane's, btw. p.s. Larry, could you delete the duplicate threads accidentally posted? You can do that from the options menu in the first post. (Happened tome, too, a few weeks ago - you hit the wrong button, and ....)
  4. Art Pepper - The Complete Maiden Voyage Sessions

    Picked it up for a similar low price back then - time to listen to this particulat session once again!
  5. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Recent Japanese CD reissue - sounds very good. It's a pity three tracks from the sessions for this album are lost forever. Percy Heath and Art Taylor make a fine team.
  6. Longevity of the Hank Mobley Mosaic.

    It's now on Last Chance .....
  7. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    If you know and enjoy Onzy Matthews' other work with Lou Rawls, Groove Holmes, or Esther Philipps, you will enjoy this one, too, his personal style comes through even better without a voice in the focus. His writing is lighter and has a little less punch than Gerald Wilson's, but is just as much to the point. "Blues with a Touch of Elegance", the title of one of his albums, expresses very well what his style is all about. I enjoy it every time I pull it from the shelf to listen. And the soloists are all fine.
  8. Lionel Hampton - Decca Sessions

    I'm with on all points! Just couldn't think of a better word ... But perhaps Cuscuna thought in such terms when he never considered the Hampton Decca sides. No I haven't any of those MCA LPs - I wasn't into Hamp at the time. At 12 tracks per LP they would easily fit on 4 CDs,
  9. Lionel Hampton - Decca Sessions

    I would buy a Mosaic box of the complete Hampton Decca sides in a minute. Ihave that two CD compilation, and it shows the music is much better than one might think and not just "commercial". Besides that, it includes so many R & B godmothers that are of historical significance. I have three LPs on Affinity, too. But a complete set is still to be made ...
  10. Again, too many jazz greats passed away - here's a link to an article with a comprehensive listing: http://news.jazzjournalists.org/2018/01/final-bars-of-2017/