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  1. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Whoever likes Cal Tjader will like these too, probably. Most tracks with a vibes/piano/guitar front line, with a few Shearing touches, too. Larry Bunker on vibes, good percussionists. The latter was reissued in the RCA Tropical CD series like the first one.
  2. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    Earlier today, discs 4 & 5
  3. Sounds nice - I will get me a copy. They swing hard, and I really like McBride. To my taste, Jimmy Smith was dominating a bit too much on the Jimmy & Wes sessions.
  4. LPs that have never made it into CD

    When Tjader biographer S. Duncan Reid talked to Tjader's children about Verve reissues, they said they had inquired but the label wasn't interested. Only half of Tjader's Verve LPs were reissued on CD by the label, another two (In A Latin Bag & Saturday Night /Sunday Night At The Blackhawk) by Cherry Red in the UK. One only in Japan (The Prophet). Three (Warm Wave, Along Comes Cal, Hip Vibrations) never were on CD in complete form, only single tracks on compilations. Tjader was positive about Warm Wave. He would have loved to record an all ballad LP with the rhythm section, but that never materialized. If the session tapes are still there they could release the album with and without the overdubs on one CD, that would be close to fulfilling Cal's dream. That's a killer album! But I'm afraid the tapes are lost. There even is a film of this concert. Some snippets were on the McFarland documentary released a few years ago.
  5. Mike Weil's discographies - general remarks

    Indeed. But it helps the collector to identify tracks. Sometimes listening to the music is the only way to confirm a tune's identity. Just one example: Fantasy always listed "Squeeze Me", the Fats Waller tune. When asked for the tune, the musicians probably had answered "Just Squeeze Me" - which is an Ellington tune. They didn't get that "Just" was part of the title.
  6. My father never bought any records. He had played cornet in the village brass bands before leaving his parents' home, loved Louis Armstrong but besides listening to a classical symphony record on Sundays with my mother (who was in a record club) - nothing. After the war they even stopped going to an occiasional concert, never went out after moving to the countryside in the 1960's.
  7. Maynard Solomon R.I.P.

    R.I.P. I have his Beethoven biography but have yet to read it from beginning to end. Used it to look for answers to specific questions. Good work.
  8. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    Disc 1, which includes most the Pres tracks I wanted - Prez beats them all!
  9. Ordered on Monday, shipped on Tuesday, arrived on Thursday. That's what I call service! € 160.00 incl. shipping is a more than fair price at this delivery speed.
  10. Melvin Rhyne question

    Just found a video of Melvin:
  11. Melvin Rhyne question

    I found this CD in the Tom Lord disco but cannot find it anywhere else. Does some kind board member happen to own it? I need composer credits, track timings, and location and date of the recording. I'd be grateful for a copy of it, too. Thanks in advance! Date: probably 1998 Label: LaDonna Tracks Melvin Rhyne (ldr), Jeff Pietrangelo (t), Jack Grassel (g), Melvin Rhyne (key), Andy LoDuca (d) a. Nessun Dorma(Composer Unknown) b. Loose Change(Melvin Rhyne) c. Star Eyes(Don Raye, Gene DePaul) d. Last Dance Of The Samurai(Composer Unknown) e. Sweet Melancholy(Composer Unknown) f. Resolution(Composer Unknown) g. The Wind Beneath My Wings(Composer Unknown) All titles on: LaDonna CD013148044287 — Tracks
  12. Jazzmessengers still had it on their lists, so I pulled the trigger after receiving an unexpectedly large tax refund today. Ihave most of it on other reissues but want the newly discovered Basie sides, the Basie piano features, and the Dicky Wells session.
  13. Mosaic Wish List

    Regardless of sound, my opinion is that too much overlap with the Centennial RCA box should be avoided.
  14. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

  15. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Received this today: This is wild. You'd never expect Rhyne to play a stack of four keyboards, in a programm from standards to Weather Report type fusion jazz. Rhyne plays bass with the left hand, it sounds almost like a double bass, and the other three keyboards with the right, sometimes with piano sounds from pseudo-acoustic to electric, sometimes with synth colours. He could have matched Zawinul if he wanted to persuade that type of music. All players are excellent. This is a severely underrated record.
  16. Mike Weil's discographies - general remarks

    The note at the bottom applies only when all tracks of the session are on one release. Whenever tracks from a session are scattered over several releases, they are listed under the respective track entries.
  17. Mike Weil's discographies - general remarks

    The Melvin Rhyne Discography is now online: https://jazzdiscography.com/Artists/melvin-rhyne/index.php
  18. Melvin Rhyne question

    My Melvin Rhyne Discography is now online: https://jazzdiscography.com/Artists/melvin-rhyne/index.php
  19. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    My night music today will be:
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  21. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    This Doles was the son of Johann Sebastian Bach's better known pupil of the same name. This collection and three vocal pieces are all that survived. He was a lawyer composing during his time off. Nice music and playing beyond the early classical clichés, with a personal style. Well played (this pianist just completed her complete recording of Kozeluch's sonatas) but recorded with a little too much room ambiance.