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  1. You might check out Shabazz Palaces and Death Grips for some of those abrasive sounds.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. Sonny Sharrock: Ask the Ages

    This is a fave--sad to see that the reissue didn't include a vinyl release...
  5. Nice - I hadn't seen the Leonard Feather titles listed anywhere yet. Vol. 1 is on Amazon for pre-order.
  6. 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?
  7. Buddy Emmons, RIP

    I'll spin this later in his honor.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. All Things Hat

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

    I'm assuming Music On Vinyl will do the vinyl edition of these, once again.
  12. RIP Rosco P Coltrane

    I still contend that someone on the show was a jazz fan. Roscoe = Roscoe Mitchell P. = James P. Johnson Coltrane = John Coltrane
  13. I saw the Campbell Brothers, the family gospel band with steel guitars, play Coltrane's A Love Supreme in its entirety. They opened the show with a few of traditional gospel numbers, some of their own, and a Sam Cooke cover. Then, they tore into A Love Supreme with fire and fervor. Thankfully, a local radio station broadcast the show, and put the recording online. It was FANTASTIC.
  14. Jack DeJohnette, Made in Chicago (ECM)

    Bought my ticket to this show earlier in the week. Also took a moment to buy a ticket to the Campbell Brothers' sacred steel guitar interpretation of Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" at the same venue, which I am also excited about
  15. I was looking at Jimmy Giuffre's "7 Pieces" on Amazon and noticed that the only review was a rather sour one from none other than Roger Kellaway. Then I clicked on his profile to see what else he has reviewed: Action films Dietary supplements Shower gels Nudie mags featuring one woman in particular