Ed Swinnich

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  1. What's next for Mosaic

    Thanks for jumping in Ted. You have done a nice job of describing how special this set will be. I'm really interested in hearing the sets with McConnell. I wonder if Mosaic is interested in any of the other material Don Thompson has lying around
  2. What's next for Mosaic

    I believe it was Ted O'Reilly who cryptically announced this set. Kudos to him for not hinting at who or what the set was about - but now that it has been announced, I wonder if he has any further insight. For those who don't know, Ted was connected to the Toronto Jazz scene and was an on air personality at a Toronto jazz station. I'm a fan of Ed Bickert and remember dragging my parents, brother, and sister to see him play at a place called Yellow Fingers back in the 70s. Very much looking forward to this release
  3. You are welcome. If you picked up In The Cave I hope you enjoyed it. I really like how they leave in Dexter's song intros. I love the version of I Wanna Blow Now. Made me wish I was there.
  4. RIP Rutger Hauer

    This is weirding me out. This is the first I've heard of his death. A couple of days ago, though, I was out walking my dog and, for some reason, the Tears in the Rain scene from Blade Runner jumped in my head. I had not thought about him, the movie or that scene for a long, long time. I was visualizing it and and thinking about how much I loved the Roy Batty character. I was thinking how I believe it's one of my favorite movie scenes ever. I tried to think if other Hauer movies I'd seen and could not remember anything notable. I wondered to myself if that movie - Blade Runner - and that scene - Tears in the Rain - might have been the best he'd ever been. So I had this whole thought process about Rutger Hauer, unprompted and for no apparent reason. Then, I come to the board today and saw that he died - Wednesday - two days ago. "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die." Sad, but a little creepy for me personally. RIP Rutger Hauer - and thanks for one of my favorite movie memories BTW, my dog - a Plott Hound - is named Dexy. She's a female so Dex or Dexter wouldn't work.
  5. Arno Marsh - RIP

    My condolences to Randy and everyone else in his family. I met Randy 3 or so years ago when my sons and I attended an Organissimo concert at the Grand Rapids Jazz Festival. He was hosting a jam session at a local venue afterwards. Great guy. Having just lost my father, I have great empathy for what he's going through. Wishing the best.....
  6. Dean Benedetti‘s disc cutter.

    Interesting video on wire recorders: Retro Tech - Recording on Wire
  7. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Gregg Allman - Laid Back
  8. Greg Allman - RIP

    Coming up on the second anniversary of Gregg's passing. I've been listening to the ABB earlier today and now have the DVD of All My Friends playing. If you're a fan, give some Gregg Allman or ABB a spin this weekend. Enjoy
  9. Sad news. I've enjoyed Chris's posts on the Blue Note Board and while he was here. Never a dull moment. I particularly like the occasional photograph he'd post of Central Park from the window of his apartment. One in particular that I recall was a photo or the installation of the work of the artist Christo - in which Central Park was covered with a series of orange gates, hence the title of the work "Gates". It was stunning and while I did not get to see it in person, I felt like I did thanks to Chis. I used to think of him from time to time and check out Stomp Off and figured something was going on when it stopped being updated. May he rest in peace.
  10. I don't know whether to post this here or in the Black & White thread, but I thought here would be appropriate based on the thread content. Subsequent to the Mosaic decision to exclude the Jack McVea stuff from their upcoming set, I checked out lots of his material on YouTube After listening to it, I can't figure out why this stuff is not appropriate for a B&W Mosaic. Over in the B&W thread, someone mentioned that all four volumes of the McVea B&W discs that FS put out are still available So, I went to Amazon and found used copies of volume 3 and 4. They arrived several days ago and I'm digging them. Still can't figure out why they are being excluded from the Mosaic I ended up at the Fresh Sounds website to purchase volumes 1 and 2. I ordered them and today, they arrived - brand new, sealed CDs, in a well packed envelope - direct from an address in ................. Gardena, California. I hope this does not make me a bad person - but I am really liking this music - and I still can't figure out why it's not considered worthy of being on the Mosaic. But now I have it, so it really does not matter.
  11. Mosaic's Black and White label box set

    There are a lot of McVea tracks on YouTube and having listened to a number of them, I see no reason they should not be included - and am disappointed that they are not. I can see how the size of the set can be an impediment, but one could reasonably argue that 12 CDs is already too high a price point for many. I wonder if they would consider a volume one and volume two approach. Seven or so CDs each and more inclusive. Either way - I do enjoy these label oriented Mosaic sets a lot, so it won't stop me from purchasing this one.
  12. Yes it is. I love that they've left Dex's announcements in. Those and the interaction with the audience during "I Wanna Blow Now" as well as the overall playing really bring this recording to life. Makes me wish I was there shouting "Go Ahead!" in response to Dexter's "I wanna blow now". Must have been a great noght.
  13. Another Dexaholic checking in. Looking forward to this. Ordered it a a couple of days ago. Another recent Dexter CD I picked up is Dexter Gordon - In The Cave: Live At Persepolis Utrecht 1963. Highly recommended. It will give you a nice Dexter fix until this new one is released
  14. New Hank Mobley Blue Note Set

    Great news for me personally. My family has always given me a Mosaic set for special occasions and this will afford them an opportunity to do so one more time - assuming the set remains in print at Christmas 2019 - which I'm thinking it will be. I'm as big a fan and supporter of Mosaic as there is on the board. I'm glad that a set of 60s Mobley is being released. As far as Mosaic's propensity to go for music of the 40s-60s, I understand that pre 60's music might not appeal to some as much as others and that there are artists who would make great Mosaic sets but have not been chosen for a number of reasons - availability, popularity, viability, sheer number of albums on Mosaic friendly labels. Quite frankly I agree with the sentiment regarding more recent stuff for the most part - though I have found every set they've made to be a revelation on some level. With this set in particular, many of us on this board have been around long enough to have been part of the golden age of Blue Note releases and remasters of the 80s, 90s and early 00s. I'll bet there are many around the world who have not been and might be new to exploring this stuff. This set might just be perfect for them - and there are only 2500 being printed - so I'm not sure why all the controversy over set selection. Quite frankly I'd love for this to be the precursor to releases of Morgan, Hancock, Gordon, Silver. Maybe that will provide a financial opportunity to do more sets of more obscure or modern artists. Who knows? I just wish the viewpoints could be expressed with less harshness, vitriol and negativity. They are going to put out what they want to and what they are able to. We will buy what we like, what we can and what we are able to. Not sure why all the histrionics and drama. No matter what they do I will always be thankful to Mosaic for having enriched my life.