WD45

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  1. Alan Braufman "Valley of Search" Reissue

    Totally in on this one. Can't wait! Would love to see Pharoah Sanders' "Pharoah" India Navigation LP get a similar reissue...
  2. Music for Cello

    This is a favorite. Bought it for the Ligeti, but it's the Penderecki that blows me away
  3. Excited for this show at the Walker Art Center tomorrow: An all-star lineup of master jazz innovators spanning three cities (Minneapolis, New York, and Chicago) and two generations creates a new sextet for an exclusive Walker engagement. The ensemble includes visionary trumpeter/composer Wadada Leo Smith, a transformative figure in jazz; powerhouse saxophonist/composer Roscoe Mitchell, a founding member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago; Hamid Drake, one of the great drummers working in jazz and global music today; Oliver Lake, longtime member of the World Saxophone Quartet; bassist Anthony Cox, one of Minnesota’s most in-demand musicians for years; and composer/flutist/saxophonist Douglas Ewart, who helped bring these master musicians together. Davu Seru wrote a nice piece about the upcoming event.
  4. Ornette Coleman - "The Atlantic Years" From the site: "Those albums, along more than two hours of session outtakes, are featured together in the 10-LP boxed set ORNETTE COLEMAN: THE ATLANTIC YEARS, featuring newly remastered audio by John Webber at AIR Studios. Several of these titles are long out-of-print on vinyl. The Ornette Coleman Legacy, featuring six songs originally released for the first time in 1993 as part of Rhino's CD boxed set Beauty Is A Rare Thing, making its vinyl debut. The new vinyl set from Rhino will be available on May 11 for $174.98. The LPs are presented in replica European-style 1960s jackets in a side-loading slipcase along with a 12 x 12 booklet with new liner notes written by renowned author-music critic Ben Ratliff, plus rare pictures taken by legendary jazz photographer Lee Friedlander. The albums featured in the set are: The Shape Of Jazz To Come (1959), Change Of The Century (1959), This Is Our Music (1960), Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation (1960), Ornette!(1961), Ornette On Tenor (1961), The Art Of Improvisers (1970), Twins (1971), To Whom Who Keeps A Record (1975), and The Ornette Coleman Legacy (1993.)" First Coltrane and Ray Charles in mono, now followed by this set. Is a Mingus set next? Can someone shed some light on what they mean by "replica European-style 1960s jackets" on the Rhino site? Will these look like the jackets on the Beatles mono reissues? Love the attention to detail and quality of the jackets on the Coltrane mono set--nice, heavy tip-on style. I ordered the Ray Charles, assuming they would be the same, but they are WAAAAY cheaper and flimsy. I was bummed when I opened that set up. I'm up in the air on this set -- I have a mono Free Jazz, a deluxe Rhino of Shape of Jazz to Come, and an original stereo of Ornette!, and the To Whom Keeps a Record reissue from Superior Viaduct. The rest are Scorpio reissues.
  5. You might check out Shabazz Palaces and Death Grips for some of those abrasive sounds.
  6. I saw Ben Frost at a small club in St. Paul a couple of years ago. He had four Ampeg SVT 8x10 bass cabinets with their 300w amps set up as his guitar rig. Between the Ampegs they parked some sort of subwoofer roughly the size of a Volkswagen to augment the PA. Chunks of something were falling from the ceiling. Frost's whiskey in a glass onstage vibrated almost as though it was boiling. I had earplugs, as always, so it was enjoyable.
  7. I use a Google Docs spreadsheet, which I can access on my mobile phone when I'm out and about shopping. Since it is cloud-based, I can update it from several places without different versions floating about. Only LPs cataloged, by Artist / Title / Label / Notes / Sleeve grade and Wax grade. (Classical gets additional columns for performers and all pieces on the LP.) The LPs are broken down into groups for my filing ease: Rock / pop / jazz / electronic / American folk / blues Classical International by country, then time zone The three-artist transitions are something my wife and I joke about. Imagine the three artists next to one another on my shelf seated in a recording studio. Here are a few odd transitions from a quick perusal of my spreadsheet: Dock Boggs / Borbetomagus / David Bowie John Coltrane / Comets on Fire / The Como Mamas (then Eddie Condon follows) Nick Drake / Kevin Drumm / Eric Dolphy Bud Freeman / Ben Frost / Frank Frost JB Hutto / The Impressions / Indigo Girls MC5 / Leon McAuliffe / Les McCann Charles Mingus / Kylie Minogue / Roscoe Mitchell Benny Morton / Motörhead / Muddy Waters
  8. Sonny Sharrock: Ask the Ages

    This is a fave--sad to see that the reissue didn't include a vinyl release...
  9. Nice - I hadn't seen the Leonard Feather titles listed anywhere yet. Vol. 1 is on Amazon for pre-order.
  10. I've been picking these up as I can, either in shops or from Amazon. They're not as nice as that run of Toshiba Japanese reissues in the late 90s, but it's nice to have them available. They sound great, and the sleeves, though thin, are nice reproductions of the originals. My only beef is that the first few were cut with almost no lead-in groove. This has been addressed on the later pressings. But here's the weird thing - I can't really find info about them anywhere. I just sort of happen upon them, whether browsing in-store or online. Some of the earlier ones had an "Authorized Blue Note Dealer" sticker on them. The manager at the shop where I first spotted them said that this was a program that Blue Note's parent mothership set up, sort of feeding into the Record Store Day vibe. Others, like the ones from Amazon, have that BN 75th Anniversary sticker on them. Seems like it would be an easy enough thing for BN to differentiate from a marketing angle, tracing it back to the company's early years. Nope. Nothing. Here's what I've picked up so far: Milt Jackson - Wizard of the VibesFats Navarro - Memorial AlbumMiles Davis - Young Man With A HornMiles Davis - Vol. 2Miles Davis - Vol. 3Elmo Hope - Elmo Hope QuintetThelonious Monk - Genius of Modern Music Vol. 1Thelonious Monk - Genius of Modern Music Vol. 2Hank Mobley - Hank Mobley QuartetHorace Silver - Horace SilverJutta Hipp - New Faces, New Sounds from GermanyJJ Johnson - Jay Jay JohnsonI have a few more on order, coming out this month and next: Gil Melle - New Faces, New SoundsClifford Brown - New Star on the HorizonSal Salvador - Sal Salvador QuintetAnyone else have these? Or know anything more?
  11. Buddy Emmons, RIP

    I'll spin this later in his honor.
  12. I looked all day long and there was so little in the way of LPs. I did snag the Dylan mono LP box for 46% off, which is nice.
  13. Darius Milhaud recommendations

    This recording, which includes Milhaud's first string quartet, was my introduction to his work: http://www.amazon.com/Petersen-Quartett-Milhaud-Lekeu-Chausson/dp/B00005MK9N
  14. All Things Hat

    Rdio recently got a huge bunch of Hat titles for streaming, too
  15. Miles Davis: The Bootleg Series Vol. 4

    I'm assuming Music On Vinyl will do the vinyl edition of these, once again.