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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. Sexiest album covers

  2. 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.
  3. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    Earlier today, discs 4 & 5
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    Disc 1, which includes most the Pres tracks I wanted - Prez beats them all!
  10. 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.
  11. Melvin Rhyne question

    Just found a video of Melvin:
  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.