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  1. I'm in eventually, but not at a $33 pre-order price. Could see using an Audible credit on it if that becomes an option, or an ebook purchase
  2. Roger Hawkins (1945 - 2021)

  3. Roger Hawkins (1945 - 2021)

    I likely have 1000+ songs he drums on. RIP.
  4. Coryell

    I love this cut. Not for the faint of heart or for the purists in the crowd.
  5. Happy birthday Archie shepp

    Happy birthday! Saw him once in the 70's at the Foxhole Cafe on Penn's campus. Shepp/Greenlea/Burrell/Cameron Brown/Beaver Harris. Amazing, especially "African Drums".
  6. Heino - Because We Need Him Now More Than Ever

    Looks like he took his inspiration from this horrid 1963 Joe Meek protege. This tribute to Eddie Cochran somehow went top 10 in the UK in the Liverpool Sound era.
  7. Same for me, and Great Concert (borrowed it from my college library when it first got USA domestic release on Prestige) was my introduction to that band, many years before I heard anything else from that tour (or much of anything else from Mingus at all, to be honest), so it has always stuck with me, especially "Meditations on Integration".
  8. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Reperatory Company fare like so many of those projects from the 80s. and 90s. Plenty of craft but no fire. Nothing wrong with it but you want to hear those horn players on more challenging settings. All did better sessions in that Era as sole leaders and of course did classics in the 60s and 70s. Kudos to David Weiss, the rare organizer who can make that sort of group meaningful.
  9. Paul Mooney RIP

  10. and in the other corner, weighing in at five tons, Max/Jymie Merritt/Charles Tolliver/Gary Bartz/Stanley Cowell. Wouldn't want to be without either record. "Speak, Brother, Speak", to me, is where Clifford Jordan really found his voice, becoming Clifford Jordan rather than just another good tenor player. I agree Jane Getz sounds good on that Mingus album. I have her birthday as September 12, 1942, so she was 21. My understanding is that Mingus treated her terribly, and whatever the case, Byard was soon back in the piano chair, with Getz basically heading into studio work (with some pretty big names).
  11. Mingus at Carnegie Hall, Deluxe Edition

    Yes, those America albums.Eddie Preston, who I am otherwise unfamiliar with. As for 'Moves', here's what to remember. Hearing it now, it's easy to say that it's just a transitional dry run for the 'Changes' albums, which is true. But I heard and digested it before the 'Changes' albums were recorded, and it was fairly stunning at that time, with the introduction of Adams and Pullen into the group. They were very fresh, striking new voices at that point.
  12. Mingus at Carnegie Hall, Deluxe Edition

    I like "Moves" and the two albums with McPherson/Jones/Hiller quite a bit, but not on the level of Children or Changes, which are utter classics.
  13. What a lineup.

    And accounting for inflation, that is still only $35 in 2021 dollars. What would ticket to equivalent event cost today (though there is no equivalent, giants walked the land then).
  14. BFT 206 is LIVE

    But of course!
  15. Hard to top this, one of the most beautiful box sets ever: And the corresponding Dexter Gordon is also wonderful: You're probably right. I have this and this, which I believe covers all of his Savoy recordings, but the first doesn't count as "official" in these parts.
  16. No, you don't want all of them @ $17 a disc! For instance:
  17. You also have the live album on Argo available, plus all those Prestige sessions (Concord certainly won't be doing anything with them), so you could make a big box set, but it's all been out on CD before, so not sure how much market there would be for it. Not going to sell like a Blue Note box.
  18. stunning sound quality, brand new authorized release
  19. One company's inventory trash is another person's cutout bin treasure. Nothing matches the old thrill of finding a Blue Note album I never knew existed sitting in a $1 cutout bin.
  20. Bob Koester RIP

    We also are grateful that he saw what you brought to the table.