Chas

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  1. Last Verve Gatefold

    That was blue label not black. I must be color blind. My copy has a black label and gatefold. There was a discussion about the black label version over at Hoffman's. Seems inconclusive as to whether first pressings had black as well as blue labels. In any event, the three jazz records you've listed are what I had in mind by specifying black label, and they were issued after that Velvet Underground LP in any case. Despite the existence of a Verve jazz gatefold from 1972 (Bluesmith), I believe that many Verve jazz LPs from the late sixties were never issued in gatefold jackets. Instead of determining which gatefold was the latest, perhaps it would be better to compile a list of all known Verve jazz gatefolds.
  2. Last Verve Gatefold

    That was blue label not black.
  3. LPs issued on CD with unbonus track

    Ruppli is wrong:
  4. BFT #79 Discussion

    Meant to post this earlier, but track #3 is Cuckoo Around the Clock by George Wallington.
  5. The LP track order is as follows : Side 1 : 1. Take Time Out 2. Sea Minor Blues 3. Pink Snowballs And Violet Skies 4. Belle Isle Side 2 : 1. Where Am I 2. Dreams Of A Love Supreme The follow-up album to this one, Organic Dream, contains more of the same (synthesizers, soul-vocals), but also a couple of straight-up disco numbers. I dig both albums
  6. Scary Jazz (other genres too)

    The sepulchral vocalizing on Bennie Maupin's Excursion from his The Jewel In The Lotus album is pretty spooky.
  7. BFT #79 Discussion

    The long, dancing, propulsive lines of this pianist are certainly Tyner-esque, but they are occasionally punctuated by harmonic choices that are less derivative of Tyner. The harmonic conception on display here is characteristic of Chick Corea's early playing of which this is an example. The track is Marjoun from Pete LaRoca's Turkish Women At The Bath.
  8. I always liked that one, warts and all. I have all the "metal spine" box sets, but I kept my vinyl Big Fun, since the originally released version of "Go Ahead John" hasn't appeared anywhere else. Really ? How does the vinyl version differ from the version on the Big Fun CD ?
  9. Fresh Sound & Lone Hill Reissues Discussion

    Let's phrase it differently then. A drug seller will ask the highest price he can get on the market, whatever his costs are. Generics are cheaper because the maker can't ask the same price as the original, because at identical price, the buyer will prefer the original (although it may not be better than the generic). Look, a generic drug is fungible in a way a generic CD is not, and so any putative preference for "original" as opposed to "copy" with respect to the latter, cannot be analogized to the former. The high price of a brand name may indeed be related to monopoly rents from a patent. But once the patent runs out, the difference in price should be explained primarily by the willingness to pay of consumers. On the contrary; the elasticity of demand is lower than the elasticity of supply.
  10. Fresh Sound & Lone Hill Reissues Discussion

    Let's phrase it differently then. A drug seller will ask the highest price he can get on the market, whatever his costs are. Generics are cheaper because the maker can't ask the same price as the original, because at identical price, the buyer will prefer the original (although it may not be better than the generic). Look, a generic drug is fungible in a way a generic CD is not, and so any putative preference for "original" as opposed to "copy" with respect to the latter, cannot be analogized to the former.
  11. Fresh Sound & Lone Hill Reissues Discussion

    No. When generic drugs are cheaper it's because, not having any R&D costs, and hence no compensatory patents which eliminate competition, the companies that make them can't collect monopoly rents. "Subjective disadvantage" carries no explanatory weight whatsoever in the pricing of generic drugs.
  12. Fresh Sound & Lone Hill Reissues Discussion

    Good for him! I don't see how he'd win. His Pacific Jazz recordings are in the public domain in the EU. No they aren't, but the good news is that every day, fewer and fewer people truckle before the rent-seeking monopolists... They're over the European 50-year limit, so Kevin is right, they are in the public domain in the EU. No he isn't. The earliest one was recorded in 1962.
  13. Fresh Sound & Lone Hill Reissues Discussion

    Good for him! I don't see how he'd win. His Pacific Jazz recordings are in the public domain in the EU. No they aren't, but the good news is that every day, fewer and fewer people truckle before the rent-seeking monopolists...
  14. The perils of unsanforized clothing...
  15. Hadley Caliman

    Hadley Caliman died today at age 78 of liver cancer.
  16. Billy Wallace

    Soulful Delight is now available at Dusty Groove. I'd like to finally get one of Billy's dates as a leader, but I'm not in the habit of dropping nearly forty dollars on a CD, four bonus tracks or not. The CD has a cover similar to the vinyl one posted above, but different from the original CD cover pictured below :
  17. parentally sanctioned violence

    How quaint. Today's young'uns have far better opportunities to kick-start their enjoyment of violence... http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5854686068870249151#
  18. Seeking Recs for Killer Bass Solos

    Check out Reggie Workman's solo on Cunning Lee from Lee Morgan's Caramba LP. His playing in support throughout that track and Suicide City from the same album, is supple and propulsive and swinging.
  19. The differential royalty rates for streaming vs. downloaded content notwithstanding, if something can be streamed it can be downloaded.
  20. phono cartridge for mono and stereo

    And the mono cart is really great in tracking the mono records, it's such great in cancelling the noise and pops and clicks... Yes, with no L-R difference signal (which is pure noise in a mono groove), the signal-to-noise ratio is improved, but in situations where one groove wall is more damaged than the other, the L+R signal will contain more noise than the quieter wall by itself. In cases such as this, a stereo cartridge will give better restoration, if not playback, results, since with two channels outputed, you can choose the quieter of the two when making a transfer. A preamp with left-mono, right-mono and full mono functionality can be useful in this connection, though the selection can be done in software after digitization. For mono records cut on mono lathes, stereo styli sit lower in the groove and thus closer to the noisiest part of the groove (even more so if the grooves have been worn), so a truncated tip may be useful.
  21. Sitting behind the tuba is great ; where else are you going to be able to comb your hair or adjust your makeup during the performance
  22. It's a parody of a JATP - type concert. All I can say is that it's a mixed bag in terms of humor. Some of it is over-the-top slapstick, like "Morris Ferguson's" trumpet, which is speeded up, Chipmunk-style. The Brubeck parody is pretty deadly, and "Sol Desmond" makes me laugh out loud. Not that it changes the gist of the jest, but he's actually listed as 'Sol Desman' on the sleeve. Other Offbeat Poll Winners of note: Can-E-Ball Naturally and Ornette Morris and Mon Cherie. Sample drollery: During the intro to Theloneliest Plunk's 'Round Lunchtime' the MC says, "Ladies and gentleman, I'm sorry for all this jazz..."