Ed Swinnich

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  1. Woody Herman set on last chance

    I have the set and am really enjoying it. I remember that they needed a pre-book of a certain number of sets - 700 - before they would even move forward. Personally, I did not mind that concept and if it is needed to move other borderline sets forward, I'm good with that. Sound is great and there are plenty of vocals that I really like. There are a few novelty songs, but not enough to make me avoid listening to it. Like many of the Mosaic sets from this era, it helps to take my mind off things...
  2. The Desmond set arrived yesterday. It was a Christmas gift that came late. I listened to the first disc yesterday. Very, very nice. Seeing Ed Bickert in Toronto in '73 or '74 at a place called Yellow Fingers was one of my first exposures to jazz. Our family was on a weekend getaway to Toronto so it was my parents, sister and brother. It was at my insistence that we went, and obviously - it was quite memorable for me. Great music and nice venue as I remember it. My first jazz club Another highlight was my brother and I sneaking out of our Sutton Place hotel room some time after midnight and walking down and back up Yonge Street. Quite an experience of sights and sounds for a couple of kids who had never seen nightlife on a big city main street. One thing that sticks in my mind was encountering an open door and stairway up to upper levels above some business that was closed for the day. There were a few guys hanging out outside the open door, a speaker through which the sweet sound of Herb Alpert's "A Taste of Honey" was blaring. Sitting every few steps on the way up - women of varying ages. Scantily clad and at first glance, attractive. But we didn't exactly stop and stare. I was around 16 at the time. Memories.........
  3. Merry Christmas!

    Holy crap! Who knew?
  4. Merry Christmas!

    Seems like she must have bought it at an online store called Society6. Seems like the sell home decor items, furniture, household items etc.
  5. Merry Christmas!

    Didn't know where else to put this. Got this blanket from my wife Kelly for Christmas. I have a jazz listening room down in my basement and it's not always the warmest. So, perfect gift for a Blue Note lover
  6. Weird crazy-high price. Why?

    Just checked my copy. It's the Manhattan Records one. I bought it back in the day. Actually - I have never replaced any of the Blue Notes I bought back in the early days of CDs
  7. Glad I checked in here today. I had forgotten about this one, having just received the Chateauvallon disc. Placed an order and should be here Wednesday.
  8. Tubby Hayes has arrived. I've never knowingly listed to him prior to this purchase. Looking forward to it.
  9. Does anyone know where you can pre-order? I just saw an MP3 of the song Cheesecake on the US Amazon. Nothing about an CD

    My vote counted
  11. Great news Brad. I wish her a speedy recovery
  12. Rest Easy Mom & Dad

    Very sorry to hear of your loss. This has to be tough to deal with with their passing so close. Having been through this recently, but over a two year period, I can tell you that my experience is that my parents memory now lives with me every day. Everything I do in some way is connected back to them, I am thankful for having them as parents and hope that they are proud of me and that I am living up to the example they set. I wish you the best and hope that as your grief subsides, your best memories of them will come forward and that you will find comfort within them.
  13. Thanks CJ. As a huge Metheny fan, you've whetted my appetite. I'm expecting delivery of the album tomorrow. Can't wait.

    I believe you are correct about traversing the country. I've seen the lineups over the years at various Canadian jazz festivals and many international artists do the jazz festival circuit.