Ken Dryden

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About Ken Dryden

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    Groove Merchant
  • Birthday 10/03/1954

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  • Location Ooltewah, TN

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  1. Your music cataloging "system"

    The nice thing about Discogs is it can help find duplicates in a collection that you may be unaware of at all, especially with the retitling of reissues and changing the leader's name at times. That's only true if all of the related releases have been grouped under one master release and there are still plenty of newbies who either are unaware that they need to do it or don't know how to do it.
  2. Your music cataloging "system"

    In addition to trying to enter my collection in Discogs database, I try to keep my text document files of CDs, LPs and DVDs/VHS up to date. Unfortunately, I always need to check shelves before buying stuff, because I inevitably overlook some items not enetered in these files. Here is an example for one artist of titles billed under his name: CDs Eric Dolphy Other Aspects Blue Note 7 48041 Eric Dolphy Out To Lunch Blue Note RVG 4 98793 Eric Dolphy The Illinois Concert Blue Note 4 99826 Eric Dolphy Out To Lunch Blue Note (J) 81013 Dolphy, Eric Candid Dolphy Candid 79033 Eric Dolphy Berlin Concerts Enja 3007/9 Dolphy, Eric Last Date Fontana 822 226 Eric Dolphy Vintage Dolphy GM 3005 Eric Dolphy Timespan Marshmallow Export (J) 153 Dolphy, Eric Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise Natasha Imports 4001 Eric Dolphy The Complete Prestige Recordings Prestige 9 4418 Eric Dolphy At the Five Spot, Vol. 1 Prestige 8260 Eric Dolphy Out There Prestige RVG 8101 Eric Dolphy Quintet Outward Bound Prestige RVG 30083 Eric Dolphy Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions Resonance 2035 Eric Dolphy/Chico Hamilton Quintet Truth Rockin' Chair Dolphy, Eric The Uppsala Concert Vol. 1 Serene 3 Dolphy, Eric The Uppsala Concert Vol. 2 Serene 4 Dolphy, Eric Naima West Wind 2063 LPs: Eric Dolphy Iron Man Douglas 30873 Eric Dolphy Stockholm Sessions Enja 3055 Eric Dolphy 1928-1964 Epitaph 4010 Eric Dolphy Quintet Live At The Gaslight Inn, October 1962 Ingo 14 Eric Dolphy The Berlin Concerts Inner City 3017 Eric Dolphy 3 Dolphy Groups Unique Jazz (Isr) 26 Eric Dolphy Unrealized Tapes West Wind 016 Just as I finished pasting these files, I realized that the recent Resonance set wasn't on my CD inventory list. At least I was no danger of buying another copy...
  3. During the many years I worked for our local NPR station, I tried to record as many jazz satellite feeds of shows and specials that we carried, though sometimes i was thwarted by inattentive board ops who were late or missed recording a feed during their shifts. In the age of the internet, there are a lot of good studio programs and live shows that appear on NPR's website, though it is always hard to predict how long they will remain on line. Here is one that I'm listening to at the moment:
  4. Joe Pass "Sounds of Synanon"

    I think I bought a Japanese import CD from Red Trumpet years ago before they ceased operations. Okay stuff, though I haven't played it a lot.
  5. Your music cataloging "system"

    I was fortunate that I started keeping word document lists of my jazz CDs, LPs and videos (DVDs + VHS) a couple of decades ago, before the collection got anywhere near the size it is today. I have been using Discogs for a few years, though it is a pain when a particular version of a CD or LP is not listed there and it can be time consuming to enter the data, especially in the case of a boxed set or anthology. I've never had the least interest in backing up hard copies to computers or portable hard drives. It's more fun looking over the shelves to find something to play. Everything is alphabetized by artist, by label within each artist, then in the order of catalog number.
  6. COVID 19 Poll

    We were already well stocked with toilet paper before this crazy hoarding began. You have to be prepared when you stock 4.5 bathrooms. There is plenty of unheard music to enjoy, unviewed DVDs and Blu-rays, along with numerous unread books. There is no excuse for boredom around here...
  7. Jaki Byard: "Anything For Jazz"

    I shared a few broadcasts by Jaki Byard with his surviving daughter, she appreciated it. One was a solo set at the Chicago Jazz Festival. I love documentaries but always want to hear complete performances.
  8. SteepleChase new releases

    I just reviewed Chris Byars' new CD, it will be online only in April at Like all of his earlier work, this one is a strong session. Glad I got to hear this sextet at Smalls last year.
  9. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Acquired today for 89 cents in trade. Chet Atkins, Hank Garland and a 17 year old vibraphonist named Gary Burton.
  10. That, too. My wife has threatened to have a yard sale....
  11. They are probably seeing a lot of long time donors dying off and their heirs have other interests.
  12. I still have bad memories dealing with that arrogant organization when we carried their broadcasts on our non-classical station, because the classical station's religious beliefs took precedence over airing opera. Their longer operas would pre-empt part of Whad'Ya Know and run over the Saturday All Things Considered. Stations were not allowed to tape delay the broadcast or interrupt any part of it for underwriting or pledge breaks. The broadcast couldn't be shut off during their overly long curtain calls until the final outcue was given. The Arbitron ratings continuously showed that no significant audience below 65 tuned into the series. We dropped it once in the early 1990s and forced to carry it again a few years later because of a major donor to the university (but not the station) leaned on the chancellor. The last straw was when the Met sent an email to stations informing them that since they couldn't get the copyright for webstreaming a modern opera, so stations would have to turn off webstreaming during its broadcast. We dropped the damned series for good at the end of the season. Good riddance!
  13. Jazz CDs For Sale or Trade

    Thanks for asking, yes, I still have one. I attended this record date, done on a Sunday afternoon/evening, following the Atlanta Jazz Party. They are all pulled.
  14. Jazz CDs For Sale or Trade

    I finally went through everything and also lowered prices on some of the older listings. If you think a price is out of line, drop me a line with an offer. This lists includes duplicate purchases, things from my mother's estate, etc. Please note that all Venus CDs are from Japan, not South Korea or Russian bootlegs. Most open CDs are Near Mint, though I will review condition before confirming. New items are factory sealed and unmarked unless indicated. I also have jazz LPs if you would like a list, though I haven't seen as many posts about them on this board in awhile. I mail to US addresses only. Postage: $3.50 for the first CD, $.25 for each additional title. All packages sent with a tracking number. I will be happy to review any trade offers. Please PM me and post a reply to the forum with your requests. Payment via PayPal, any mailing will be to the PayPal confirmed address. New Additions 3/13: Ella Fitzgerald Twelve Nights in Hollywood 4 CD box set Verve/Hip-O-Select out of print limited edition $34 + $6 shipping SOLD Benny Goodman Orchestra & Sextet 1-/39 Jazz Band $6 minor nicks, plays fine Dexter Gordon Our Man in Amsterdam Fuel 2000 $6 sealed w/punched upc Burton Greene Trio On Tour ESP Disc 50th Anniversary reissued edition $5 sealed Scott Hamilton & Harry Allen Live! GAC $12 sealed David Hazeltine Quintet How It Is Criss Cross Jazz $10 Eddie Henderson Quintet Reemergance Sharp Nine $7 sealed Milt Jackson to Bags…With Love Pablo $2 punched upc SOLD Bunk Johnson Last Testament Delmark $3 w/Garvin Bushell, Danny Barker, Wellman Braud Clifford Jordan Quartet Glass Bead Games Harvest Song $18 sealed Duke Jordan Trio Changa a Pace SteepleChase $10 Frank Kimbrough & Joe Locke Saturn’s Child OmniTone $8 Jed Levy Evans Explorations SteepleChase $10 Giuseppi Logan More ESP Disk 50th Anniversary remaster $6 sealed Hank Mobley No Room For Squares Blue Note $5 Hank Mobley A Caddy For Daddy Blue Note $6 Hank Mobley Far Away Lands Blue Note $10 Hank Mobley Third Season Blue Note Connousseur $10 sawcut Hank Mobley A Slice Of The Top Blue Note Connousseur $ 10 SOLD Sal Nistico Heavy weights Milestone $5 drilled SOLD Marty Paich Big Band Moanin’ Discovery $7 Ivo Perelman Strings 3 Leo $10 sealed Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Bobby Kapp Ineffable Joy Leo $7 Ivo Perelman/Matthew Shipp Efflorescence Vol. 1 4 CDs Leo $24 sealed Ivo Perelman Strings 4 Leo $10 sealed Houston Person & Ron Carter Now’s The Time Muse $6 Houston Person The Lion and His Pride Muse $6 punched upc Houston Person & Friends Santa Baby Savoy Jazz $5 sealed Tito Puente & His Latin Ensemble with George Shearing Mambo Diablo Concord Picante $6 Spike Robinson/George Masso w/Ken Peplowski Play Arlen Hep Jazz $9 Randy Sandke’s NY Allstars The Bix Beiderbecke Era Nagel Heyer $8 sawcut Matthew Shipp Trio Signature Leo $7 Ralph Sutton More Ralph Sutton at Cafe Des Copains Sackville $6 Lew Tabackin Trio Soundscapes sr/ $12 sealed 1032K That Which Is Planned Live in Buffalo & Rochester Pasin’ Thru $8 sealed w/Ku-umba Frank Lacy, Kevin Ray, Andrew Drury Ed Thigpen Trio Live at Tivoli Copenhagen You And the Night and the Music/Ed Thigpen Master of Time Rhythm & Taste CD + DVD Stunt $16 sealed Trio Da Paz 30 Zoho Music $7 sealed, cracked jewel box Gerald Wiggins Trio Wiggin With Wig BlueMoon sealed $12 Phil Woods & His European Rhythm Machine Alive and Well in Paris Pathe (Japan) mini LP sleeve, no OBI $20 Phil Woods Quintet Live at the Deer Head Inn Deer Head sealed $10 - the last band with Lynch, Mays, Gilmore & Goodwin SOLD Mars Williams Presnetts An Ayler Christmas Soul What $5 March 2020 Additions: Albert Ammons & Meade Lux Lewis The First Day Blue Note $6 Buddy Collette: Many of Many Parts OJC $9 > $8 punched upc Marc Copland/Dave Liebman Duo Hatology $7 Sir Roland Hanna Round Midnight Town Crier solo piano $8 > $6 a few nicks, plays fine Jimmy Heath Nice People OJC sawcut $3 Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz with Dick Wellstood $5 brand new Ken Peplowski/Johnny Varro/John Cocuzzi/Joe Ascione (The Shoeless John Jackson Quartet): A Tribute To Benny Goodman Progressive $5 (recorded in the studio after the Atlanta Jazz Party) Bud Powell In Paris Discovery $7 Classical Jean Guillou, Organ: Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Stravinsky: Three Dances From Petrouchka Dorian $9 …not to be missed if you are a fan of pipe organ Older lists: Bill Anschell Rumbler Origin $4 > $3 SOLD Count Basie Count On the Coast Vol. I Phontastic $5 > $4 SOLD Count Basie Count On the Coast Vol. II Phontastic $5 > $4 Nicholas Bentzon Trio Live at Montmartre Storyville new/unopened $9 > $7 Gerald Cannon Combinations s/r $3 Louis Armstrong All Star - Live In Zurich, Switzerland 18.10.1949 TCB 43072 $12 > $10 > $8 new SOLD Bill Coleman / Don Byas Swiss Radio Days Vol. 23 TCB $12 > $10 > $8 Bob Dorough Duets COTA Jazz $10 > $8 new Dave Frishberg Quality Time Bloomdido $5 punched upc Eddie Higgins w/Kevin Eubanks & Rufus Reid I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me (jewel box) Venus TKCV-35352 new $20 Dick Hyman - Dick Hyman Plays Variations On Richard Rodgers (Rodgers & Hart) (Jazz Heritage) 5186061 $5 Ali Ryerson et al: Broadway Music From West Side Story Stanza USA $4 > $3 a few marks that don't affect play Loren Stillman Quartet How Sweet It Is Nagel Heyer new/unopened $5 > $4 Ed Thigpen Rhythm Features w/Joe Lovano, Carsten Dahl & Jasper Bodilsen The Element of Swing Stunt $12 .> $10 (duplicate purchase, played once) The Billy Taylor Trio* - Custom Taylored (Fresh Sound) $12 > $10 > $9 Classical: William Bolcom: Darius Milhaud Piano Music Elektra/Nonesuch $6 > $5
  15. New previously unissued Horace Tapscott

    I wonder if the Tapscott family can get the University of Nevada/Las Vegas to loan them this broadcast recording for release: Horace Tapscott 03/16/92 Four Queens Hotel, French Quarter Room, Las Vegas, NV Lino's Pad Oleo Akirfa One For Lately Little Africa Horace Tapscott: piano, Roberto Miranda: bass, Fritz Wise: drums I dubbed a copy from the satellite feed when it aired in 1992.