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About mikeweil

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    totally tjaderized
  • Birthday 02/21/1954

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  • Location Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Interests Many different types of music

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  1. In Germany we have the Darmstadt Jazz Institute, I know the director. Their problem is storage space. Since they are rarely asked for, the LPs are already in a separate storage facility out of town. It is similar to libraries purging books that are no longer asked for. Only exception is the German national Library, which also has a music branch in Leipzig storing LPs and CDs as well and are obliged to keep one copy of everything published in Germany - they are state financed. All publishers must send them reference copies. Buying private collections would require funds, which are limited.
  2. I doubt that everything that everything Crown issued was properly leased - if so, there would have been no need for re-titling of tracks and such (this happened with some Cal Tjader tracks they used). The tracks for their compilations were selected by weird criteria.
  3. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Great album - it should be noted that it's a Clarke-Boland Octet accompanying him on this album. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just listened to this and must say, for me, Eckstine was the greatest. He is the first singer that made me listen to the lyrics to Stardust and other well known tunes, and what he does with them is stunning. There should be a Mosaic box of his MGM sides.
  4. what are you drinking right now?

    I feel almost like an alcoholic just because I post my weekend bottle of wine .... Sicilian white wine from Grillo grapes, 2016 vintage.
  5. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    That Dick Katz Trio CD is one I like a lot - although his solo introductions are a bit too similar from track to track. Now playing Gegé Telesforo - We Couldn't Be Happier
  6. what are you drinking right now?

    2013 vintage
  7. I have both, and second your recommendation. No idea why that "New York Stories" CD didn't get more attention.
  8. Sexiest album covers

    Drills and kazoos in the kitchen ?!?!?!
  9. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    In the car this afternoon: Right now, just pulled from the mailbox: