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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.
  13. The 'No Nukes' concert movie is where Springsteen really kicked in for me. First time I ever heard the song "The River" and I was immediately hooked. I had been well aware of him before that, had even seen him live in 1973 at the Spectrum (opening for Chicago), but it really kicked in emotionally for me at that moment. He stayed on top of his game live much longer than he did in the studio.
  14. Speaking of Danny Kaye, my favorite thing I have ever seen on network television is this episode of the 80's Twlight Zone, called "Paladin of the Lost Hour". Based on an award-winning Harlan Ellison story. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paladin_of_the_Lost_Hour Closing narration is : “Like a wind crying endlessly through the universe, time carries away the names and deeds of conquerors and commoners alike. And all that we were, all that remains is in the memories of those who cared we came this way for a brief moment. A blessing of the 18th Egyptian Dynasty: God be between you and harm in all the empty places you walk.” OK, back to storing your Mosaic sets, or lamenting that they aren't selling on demand at $200 anymore.
  15. If that's the criterea, my man Rory Gallagher always had the look down! Amazing guitarist...
  16. He does translate well to video. This will give you the idea just fine, and can had be for well under $10 at this late date.
  17. Yeah, really. What a miserable time these people seem to be suffering through!
  18. Jim, if we are stranded on different islands, as you wish, I hope we're at least in shouting distance of each other. I can bellow "Tramps like us, baby we were born to run", and you can loudly tell me how clueless I am - neither of us will be isolated, and surely a fan of early Springsteen is better company than, say, Wilson the volleyball, and perhaps we'll make such a racket that rescuers will hear us! .
  19. If I could only have one CD set on my desert island, it would be this or another superior show from the same period (encompassing everything up to The River - that and especially Darkness on the Edge of Town are, to me, his masterpiece albums).
  20. No good sounding CD version I am aware of. The 1999 remasters were not revelations from the original CD's.