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  1. Miles on Columbia

    I didn't hold onto them all, but do have the individual CD's of the core releases through about 1971 (so didn't keep the redundant individual CD's of things like 'Jazz at the Plaza' or 'Circle in the Round'). And I did not keep the crazy expensive On The Corner box, kept the individual CD's instead for economic reasons.
  2. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    The Cherry Live at the Montmartre CD's on ESP-Disk are also great, and have surprisingly sharp fidelity.
  3. Miles on Columbia

    Not all of them got later Legacy releases.
  4. Miles on Columbia

    I also ended up keeping the single CD's when I got the boxes. They still very much serve a purpose to hear the original distillation, as the boxes are so far-reaching.
  5. Off the top of my head, just the Baker, Morgan, Chambers and Scofield. And I'm not totally sure on the Baker.
  6. This is the one with the three tenors. And anything with 1957 John Coltrane is well worth hearing!
  7. Me too. I like 'Caliente' a lot. It's a superior example of that sort of thing. And 'Ruby, Ruby' is good.
  8. Flying Dutchman Gato Barbieri was a MONSTER, especially that live album from Montreux!
  9. May not be to your tastes, but movements like Strata-East records, artists like Woody Shaw, Charles Tolliver, Lloyd McNeill, and Billy Harper, the full flowering of artists like McCoy Tyner and like the Clifford Jordan/Cedar Walton group, the breakthroughs of groups like Return to Forever and The Mahavishnu Orchestra. I get much more from Tyner, Shaw, Tolliver, McNeill and Harper than I do from all of the artists you named except Coltrane. I respect them all, and like/enjoy most of them, but my heart and soul are more in the artists I named (and in a lot of 60's/early 70;s Blue Note, etc.). Just me, I'm not trying to argue relative objective value (certainly no one from the 70's is as "important" as Duke Ellington or Charlie Parker), and I'm entitled to my subjective responses. I know the ones you named came first. For that matter, artists like, say, King Oliver or whoever came before them. It's all good, and we can be thankful for all of it.
  10. What year did you get into jazz? For me, it was 1972, which likely informs my thoughts to some degree. But there was a lot of amazing stuff going on in jazz in 1972.
  11. Makes sense to me. Hoping/expecting that the Abercrombie titles are 'Timeless' and 'Gateway'. You will be able to make your argument for the second half of the decade in your 366 selections! I certainly agree it's a more fertile and interesting era than what came next, though those very young men on the major labels in the 80's sure wore nice suits and hats.
  12. Any BN from that era is worth a spin just for historical perspective, and anything from Johnny Griffin in that era is well worth a listen.