mikeweil

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  1. Ebay craziness

    It's not crazy, it's ridiculous!
  2. The King Is Gone - Benny Carter RIP

    A role model for all of us! As great a jazz life as it can be. Just played a Keynote recording of his for my wife this morning, she wants to learn saxophone and I used it as an example of pre-Parker alto playing .... R.I.P. p.s. Jim (B-3er, that is), can you install a smiley with tears in his eyes ....
  3. ***Joe Henderson***

    I found the records I used to keep at the time with the personnel of each group I saw perform: at that concert it was Kim Clarke on bass.
  4. Jamal: One Crying Shame

    I too mailed Mosaic about Chamber Music of the New Jazz, and I understood the legal tangles referred specifically to this LP and not the other Argo Jamal Trio records, maybe the fact that is was originally recorded for Parrot has something to do with this. So the Argo was kind of a licence issue, although it was "sold" to them. Of course it's a shame such a classic date is unavailable. A similar case is Johny Griffin's fine Argo LP, which also was recorded for Parrot. The fine web page The Parrot and Blue Lake Labels gives some insight; scroll down the page to find the comments on the Jamal and Griffin recordings. A reissue should certainly combine the 4 pieces with Richard Davis with the 12" LP.
  5. Bobby Timmons' DAT DERE. Who wrote the lyrics?

    Sheila Jordan indeed used Oscar brown Jr.'s lyrics! He was a hip guy with a wild sense of humour, dig "But I was cool" on the "Sin & Soul" album ... when I first heard that one on German radio many years ago I broke up!
  6. Rodney Jones

    According to AMG he was born August 30, 1956! Here's bio AMG bio: An underrated cool-toned guitarist who sounds at his best in straight-ahead settings, Rodney Jones had his highest visibility during his period with Dizzy Gillespie (1976-1979), when he was in his early twenties. Jones had previously worked with Jaki Byard and recorded with Chico Hamilton, and he would follow the association with Gillespie by working for a time as Lena Horne's accompanist. As a leader, Jones has recorded for Timeless (in 1978 and 1981), the RR label, and in the late '80s for Minor Music. Not quite up to date .....
  7. Rodney Jones

    My copy of Soul Manifesto has 9 tracks and runs 68:10 .....
  8. Rodney Jones

    Thanks for the recommendation, just ordered it! Sound very promising! I have only the companion to Pieces of Blue, Generation, and only can say I like it very much, which means a lot because guitar usually is not one of my favourite instruments .... (nevertheless I end up playing with guitarists all the time ) Any body has a picture of Generation ? Couldn't find one on the web ...
  9. member: Chicken Shack

    I'd say with triple registration he was the ultimate enhanced CDP 8534280!
  10. Elmo Hope

    I'll never get tired of linking Noal Cohen's Elmo Hope Discography, not only because I wanted to write it but he was faster, but because I dig Elmo's music. I think he could have reached much greater artistic heights hadn't he been so frustrated. My fav's are the Complete Blue Notes and the Riverside/OJC Homecoming, which has more tracks than are on the All Star Sessions Milestone CD and contains one of the greatest improvised blues trio performances I've heard in all my life, One Mo' Blues. His compositions of the Blue Note CD are terrific!
  11. Organissimo reviewed on AAJ!

    Very nice indeed! Nice to see the ORGANISM is alive and well!
  12. Larry Young Mosaic

    Yeah, well said: he overdid it!
  13. Rodney Jones

    Gave The Undiscovered Few a spin and have to say it's better than I remembered. Has a definite link to the Blue Note tradition with reminiscences of Grant Green, McCoy Tyner and Duke Pearson, even Herbie Hancock from the old days and Greg Osby and Stefon Harris from the newer days of the label. His guitar playing is very good on that on and very nicely embedded in the ensemble. Give this disc a break!
  14. Rodney Jones

    Rodney Jones' website doesn't give it away, but you e-mail him ..... The Players page has detailed background info on the Soul Manifesto CD.
  15. Spyware

    I switched from Ad-aware to http://security.kolla.de/]Spybot and it workes fine and I have not had any problems ever since.
  16. BEWARE OF CD STREET...

    This really sucks! I sincerely hope you can your money by some legal action! Ridiculous!
  17. ***Joe Henderson***

    I totally agree with you! I saw him live many times as he was on tour in Germany every year before his Verve contract. His live performances had a certain sameness to them, as he would rather rely on familiar standard material with familiar chord changes with pick up rhythm sections and used only few of his own compositions. Even the "feminist quartet" with Renee Rosnes and Sylvia Cuenca - I forgot the name of the bassist - was no exception to this. After the Strayhorn CD he stated in an interview you couldn't play that with a pick up group, you'd have to rehearse that stuff. As great an improvisor that he was, I was more thrilled by most of the studio projects because of the challenge the good sideman effected and the always differing contexts the producers thought up. A sideman date I like very much that wasn't mentioned so far is Charles Earland's "Leaving This Planet", available on a Fantasy twofer CD, inspired solos by Earland, Henderson, Freddie Hubbard and Eddie Henderson, Harvey Mason heats up the rhythm section on a few cuts.
  18. member: Chicken Shack

    These numbers should not be taken to seriously. I logged on a few days ago and had a look here once or twice each day but was not "online" all the time", But I did not log out. If you do not log out the server will assume you're there allatime, your cookie is the same allatime and so on. But we were all curious, for sure. BLP 1577 was the last one left after B-3er's many statements. Let's not spoil the good vibe here just because of this one goof. Even aric behaves well so far ....
  19. Miles Davis - '58 Sessions

    I had a single CD of Jazz at the Plaza from the French CBS Jazz Originals series but sold it when I got the Legacy box set, where it sounds better, BTW. Don't know if this was ever available in the US.
  20. member: Chicken Shack

    I too don't give a damn. So I said no, as this wasn't available. But I'd accept any decision the board masters make.
  21. Worst 32 jazz cover

    To complete the list: My candidate for most sexist cover: ... and for the worst re-title: But we have to give Joel Dorn some credit for investing the money he saved with cheap graphics into even more reissues .....
  22. Worst 32 jazz cover

    That's certainly the winner, and it suggests they were not taking it too seriously ... The ones with photos are acceptable, but not brilliant in any way: But could please someone give the name of that guy who was given that beginners' graphics software??? Avoid to hire him by any means, or pay him to stay away from his computer! Examples of a creative mind at work... He chased that girl around so much she needed a rest:
  23. ***Joe Henderson***

    Wasn't his debut on Kenny Dorham's Una Mas? You're right!
  24. ***Joe Henderson***

    They must have been tranquilized when they put that out as a Connoisseur CD! It was practically unavailable in Germany as advance orders had sold the first pressing. Now here's a case for immediate RVG treatment! If it was a Henderson date .... if it had been a 1940's session, they would have reissued it under Henderson's name in no time!
  25. Larry Young Mosaic

    Here we go again, first our minds are led by the desire for a Larry Young box set, now by the desire to find out who the hell posted this hoax: we're so easy to fool ...... ....yes, we're such fools. everyone but you. Well, I probably didn't make a fool of myself because I already have a set .... ... but hey, what about the other guys that didn't jump at it, do y'all have one or do they all hate B-3 organs or ..... What made me skeptical was the "bunch of shit" in the initial post: There ain't no shit in the Mosaic storage rooms!