mikeweil

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  1. Jonas Gwangwa R.I.P.

    Jonas Gwangwa, South African jazz musician and activist, dies aged 83
  2. There probably will be serious problems to find proper source material for these albums.
  3. Sexiest album covers

  4. Ellington Small Groups on Columbia

    That's all there is, I'm afraid. The later sessions for Hit were on an Affinity LP. Cheapest offer on Discogs seems to be $ 200. ... and there is the Keynote sessions CD: Diving into Ellingtonia is dangerous - the more you find, the more you want. More smal group stuff on this:
  5. Ellington Small Groups on Columbia

    ... and it is worth it - I never regretted buying it. Lots of good and entertaining music.
  6. Joe Chambers - Back on Blue Note

    I have to admit I didn't buy his Blue Note CD from 1998 because I found it a bit too tame - will listen to the new onre first. What about his three albums for Savant?
  7. Bill Leslie

    He must have spent some time in Sweden - there are two sessions with drummer Don Gardner's group on Sonet, both form 1965, one with singer Freda Payne. The saxist on the left with glasses is Bill Leslie.
  8. Atlantic Discography

    Is there any forum member with a copy of the four volume Atlantic Discography by Michel Ruppli at home? I need a scan of a few pages. A local library has a copy but I cannot go there due to Covid restrictions. Thanks!
  9. Jerome Richardson

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  10. Bargain Audio Equipment

    I have been listening to dozens of tracks from as many CDs to test my new bedroom system since it arrived last Saturday - too many to list them. That small Micromega MyAmp system stands the text effortlessly. Anybody looking for a cheap amp that sounds like a much larger and more expensive amp should consider it. The matching headphone amp is on its way to me. The amp can process signals from network via cable or bluetooth just as well, and they sound great, too. https://micromega.com/en/products/my-range/
  11. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I have been listening to dozens of tracks from as many CDs to test my new bedroom system since it arrived last Saturday - too many to list them. That small Micromega MyAmp system stands the text effortlessly. Anybody looking for a cheap amp that sounds like a much larger and mor expensive amp should consider it. The matching headphone amp is on its way to me.
  12. I reckon all British jazz fans voted against Brexit?
  13. Jerome Richardson

    And, although some here will not like it, there is a Fresh Sound twofer that includes a rare session some members of the Quincy Jones Orchestra made while they were in Belgrade.
  14. Rare Gerald Wilson rehearsal takes, PJ-100

    Not that sophisticated as you make pressing matrices for both sides independently. But costly if the number of copies pressed is low and it is given away free of charge, as you would expect of a promo.
  15. Rare Gerald Wilson rehearsal takes, PJ-100

    Would be interesting if these are different from the LP takes. Any chance to put these on Soundcloud?
  16. Pimuins Guide to Mal Waldron Records

    Just looked and found I have the LP - I'm relieved. Allen Blairman, btw, still plays regularly in the Heidelberg area where he lives. I hope the local jazz club survives where he had a monthly gig.
  17. Old Testament Basie: filling gaps

    I once had the two 10-LP boxes from CBS France but found it a bit too much of a good thing with its many alternates takes. Of course you want all the takes with Pres, but after he left .... I now have both the Mosaic boxes as well as the Columbia set King Ubu posted, and that seems to be right for me. I had the RCA set but it left me cold.
  18. Sexiest album covers

  19. Junior Mance RIP

    R.I.P. He must have been the last musician alive besides Roy Haynes to have played with Lester Young. Turns out I have quite a lot of his early sides with Pres, Jug, and others. Will have to give them a listen again.
  20. Your audio equipment?

    On Saturday this set arrived for my bedroom of 10 x 14 feet - perfect for this small room, coupled with a old turntable style Pioneer CD player. That miniature amp is great. I paid € 479,00 for it sans CD player, which is much less than what the single components would have cost me. Micromega MyAmp plus two Focal Chrous 760 speakers plus speaker wire of good quality. https://micromega.com/en/products/my-range/myamp/