CJ Shearn

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  1. Summer of Soul on Hulu

    Finishing it now. It's fantastic and well thought out.
  2. Mingus at Carnegie Hall, Deluxe Edition

    Got this for my birthday. Loving it, especially the Rahsaan part... I like Jon Faddis but don't think he contributes anything substantial beyond Dizzy tropes here, it's fun, but compared to everyone else, the weakest soloist. My original pre fire collection was Mingus deficient so I'm getting myself up to speed. BTW I want to thank everyone here who donated to that GFM that got me my new place after the fire... I just closed the GFM a few days back with Thana Alexa who organized it.
  3. Native American Jazz

    Music For The Fifth World and Earthwalk by Jack DeJohnette have VERY clear ties to his Native American background as does "Great Spirit Chant" on Hudson..
  4. Interesting. Thanks Kevin!
  5. Well, mine just shipped from Mosaic. I got some birthday money from fam and I broke down and ordered, I did lose all the individual CD's in the fire (everything as you know). It's my 40th birthday this year, why not? Will be interesting to compare to the AP SACD of Page One (which I will still go to when I just want to play the album) and the masterings in the 5 Original Albums set which I'll keep for State of The Tenor. I really enjoy the AP SACD layer of Page One. How does the Addey stack up to it?
  6. Is it a considerably different alternate, ala the alternates on the Fuschia Swing Song Connoisseur?
  7. Damn... this dropped and I didn't know. After getting back on my feet and set up in my new place, I got that 5 Original Albums set to replace what I lost in the fire, (mainly because it was a quick and dirty way to get State of the Tenor again........ I have the AP SACD of Page One and it sounds great. I might pass on this one because it's not like I didn't have all of the music before mostly, and I don't really care for how they sprinkled orphaned tracks he played on as a sideman, but it looks like a great set.
  8. heres mine which I made yesterday/today: Your order will be shipped today, Tuesday, February 15 or on Wednesday, February 16. We will send an email confirmation after your order is shipped. Here is your completed order: ID________Name/Title____________________Format___Price____Quantity___Total 374064j Art Blakey _______________________ CD 10.99 1 10.99 --- Night In Tunisia (Blue Note) (RVG remaster edition) 38507j Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers _ CD 16.99 1 16.99 --- Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Au Club St. Germain 1958 374079j Tina Brooks ______________________ CD 10.99 1 10.99 --- True Blue (RVG remaster edition) 351645j Dexter Gordon ____________________ CD 10.99 1 10.99 --- Dexter Calling (RVG edition) 375570j Dexter Gordon ____________________ CD Sold Out --- Ladybird 356334j Dexter Gordon ____________________ CD 10.99 1 10.99 --- One Flight Up (RVG remaster edition) --- (NOTE: CD features the bonus track "Kong Neptune".) 25523j Grant Green ______________________ CD 10.99 1 10.99 --- Talkin' About 375012j Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes Montgomery CD 17.99 1 17.99 --- Smokin' At The Half Note (plus bonus tracks) 32541j Stanley Turrentine _______________ CD 19.99 1 19.99 --- Cherry __________________________________________________________________________ Subtotal: $ 109.92 Shipping: Priority Mail: 10.10 __________________________________________________________________________
  9. SACD players

    I've been using a Sony X700 in my new revamped system for SACD playback and have had no issues... my friend's dad gave me a ton of SACD's to build my collection back up and they sound fantastic, especially the Blue Note and Prestige AP series.
  10. Black Orpheus was fantastic on ECM. This should be good.
  11. Odd satisfying habit

    I had started getting back into classical, and when the fire overtook my apartment EVERYTHING was pruned. What really hurt was I bought Isaac Stern's Complete Columbia Analogue Recordings and Glenn Gould's Bach Box and was one disc into the Stern and 4 discs into the Gould before I lost it all... I will have to reacquire them at some point
  12. Happy birthday George Benson.

    HBD to GB. The man
  13. Freddie Redd (1928-2021)

    RIP... I'm not really all that familiar with his playing
  14. RIP Chick Corea

    This is absolutely devastating. Chick's music has been a part of my life since I was 7 years old, though I didn't dive hardcore into things till college. Several years ago, Chick's manager Dan Muse (who replaced Bill Rooney) reached out to me to write for Chick's blog... I didn't make the cut but what an honor. I know some folk around here weren't fond of the Elektric Band, but actually I dug it... that was the first exposure to Chick I had, if you get past the synths, the datedness of them... good music there
  15. Board Member's Apartment Burns

    Thanks Brad. I don't plan on new cats ATM... I am already technically in the new place, just still sleeping at the hotel until my bed is delivered this week and I should be in this weekend.
  16. Board Member's Apartment Burns

    That's exactly what happened
  17. Board Member's Apartment Burns

    Thanks for the donations everyone. They went towards the acquisition of a power chair identical to the one that burned that my uncle found in New Hampshire for $1800 in brand new condition. I will be moving to a brand new building in a much safer area next week. I'm so glad I have renters insurance because I can replace everything. Nothing was left. Even my beloved Focal Chorus 716 speakers I bought last year burned down and I lost my ENTIRE collection which I will now have to rebuild in time, at least the stuff I loved the most while streaming the rest. Besides my cats dying and my mother's ashes burning that hurts the most. Most important thing is I have my life. Thanks for contributing everyone. When I get my replacement laptop I will be making a list of my collection and posting in Offering and Looking For to see if folks will sell some of the stuff I loved that I can have physically again
  18. Birdland is on the verge of closing.

    I saw David Matthews, Eddie Gomez and Steve Gadd there as well as Thana Alexa in a group called SONICA, which was fantastic
  19. I still listen to all the Kenny Garrett Warner's, the Branford trio records, and Wynton's Live at Blues Alley and Jeff Tain Watts albums so yes, I do as well as Roy Hargrove. This is the music that inspires Connie Han for example, but I've listened to that stuff for a while, yes. Joshua Redman Spirit of the Moment. This is all music that has inspired the generations of players after them like Jeremy Pelt, Ethan Iverson so it's still relevant
  20. Keyon Harrold

    True and this is kind of one reason why I have little use for this board anymore to be honest.
  21. Keyon Harrold

    Agreed... as someone who came out as transgender in the past year, I find that offensive and tasteless
  22. How old are YOU?

    Best wishes, Allen
  23. Me too. I knew going in that Monk album while excellent was not going to change my life, because a) like everyone here I have so much Monk already and b) they do so much of what they do well on Palo Alto on other releases. If I want that thing, I am going to put on The Complete Live At the It Club or Monk In Tokyo, just my preference. Yet say something like Dexter Gordon's Complete Prestige Recordings the other hard bop thing I got this year for an incredible price was a completely satisfying experience despite the redundancy of the alternates.
  24. That is true... maybe we do have the best of what's releasable already... When Resonance realeased Funk In France was when I started questioning the quality of what they release, Grant's playing is great but the clunkiness of Don Lamond and Billy Wilson doesn't sound prepared are facets. I think a huge difference between Blue Note especially then when Michael Cuscuna headed the reissue program and what's going on now, I believe Michael has some sort of musical background and could vouch for the validity of why certain stuff couldn't be released. The fact both the Monk and Rollins releases are at the wrong pitch is troubling... I'm studying music theory now and I'm sure the more I learn these kind of things will be glaring in time. Just because something bears the name of a legend and will sell does it really need to be put out? Maybe a complete Lighthouse thing will be revelatory in some ways but I'm not sure. Aside from Just Coolin and the Mobley 63-70 Mosaic this year, and a few Don Patterson albums I haven't bought any hard bop, whether classic stuff or people playing in that style now doing new stuff, I have so much of that already. I'm more reinvestigating my classical roots from when I was a kid or looking for prog rock or electronic music these days.
  25. I think there is quite a bit of irony here that some people won't be buying this set because if we look at say Trane's Village Vanguard or Miles' Plugged Nickel a lot of the same music is repeated from set to set yet the music is vastly different. If there is too much redundancy in the Lighthouse material, I will hold onto the 3 disc set as a sort of best of distillation