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  1. Tim Berne

    I must say that I quite like many of the few things I have heard in Tim Berne's discography. I picked up his "The Sublime And." double disc set and love it, but I was hoping to hear more bari. Whether or not this is his strongest axe, I was hoping to hear at least some... And on to my point: can those familiar with Berne's discography point me to some in print items that feature his bari sax adventures? thx!
  2. Blue Note - Vinyl Me, Please Anthology

    It sold out, all 1,000 spots. I have a friend that signed up. VMP does a pretty nice job, good attention to detail and quality. The whole unknown factor about the remaining four titles is not the sort of gambling I'm interested in.
  3. Horace Tapscott Live at IUCC

    It's all at 33 1/3. Nice and spacious sound.
  4. Horace Tapscott Live at IUCC

    Got my copy from Dusty Groove on Monday. Three LPs in a single-pocket sleeve. Curious as to why they moved this to 3LPs instead of the original 2LP configuration. The original had two long cuts on side be totaling about 28:30, but that's not unheard of. Now, each track has it's own side, save for the last two (one of them running only 1:58) AMAZING music, though, no doubt about it.
  5. Blue Note - Vinyl Me, Please Anthology

    it's another way for them to not reissue Tony Williams' "Life Time" LP
  6. Blue Note's TONE POET series.

    I've seen that Amazon sells some of them in their outlet, indicating the issue in the description
  7. Blue Note's TONE POET series.

    My first Tone Poets copy of Contours had some scuffing around the edge of side two, resulting in clicks for the first 30 seconds or so. Bought it at a local shop. Ordered another copy on Amazon, and sent them back the defective one. New one was about as flawless as I've ever seen an LP. Very nice.
  8. Just picked up his Libra LP on Milestone and I know I've heard the title tune before, but I can't remember where. HELP!
  9. That's it! Answer seems obvious, now.
  10. I've noticed an odd thing in some of Dusty Groove's descriptions -- the overuse of the weirdly diminutive phrase "great little session." Why do they do that?
  11. bass clarinet

    Bill Perkins played bass clarinet on a couple of tracks on his Pacific Jazz LP "Just Friends" with Art Pepper and Richie Kamuca. Sort of startled me when I put it on the other day. Tony Scott picks it up on Milt Hinton's Bethlehem LP "East Coast Jazz/5"
  12. Tom Wilson and the Transition Records Story

    The Watkins seems to be pressed on vinyl so those labels are firmly attached. The other three are styrene. Two have shed the labels (though they were in the sleeves). It was a good day. Also, did the 5" acetate 78s mentioned on the back of the booklet ever materialize? Seems like those would be even more hard-to-find...
  13. Tom Wilson and the Transition Records Story

    Picked up four of these Transition titles last week at a Half Price Books: Donald Byrd - Byrd Blows on Beacon Hill Lucky Thompson - Lucky Strikes Sun Ra - Jazz By Sun Ra, Vol. 1 Doug Watkins - Watkins at Large They all have the booklets. Records look NM, though the Watkins has a split spine and the Sun Ra has some spine and seam splitting. The Sun Ra booklet is a TRIP
  14. 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.
  15. Saw this in-person in a shop, and they actually do have those flipback sleeves like the Beatles mono reissues. WEIRD.
  16. 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...
  17. Could this be the first thread on this? I watched part of the second airing on VH1 last night. I saw the closing two numbers where everyone gets on stage. The second to last number was "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." They let Prince up in that and he tore some shit up. I have always known him to be a superb guitarist but his low profile as of late let that slide. He can still play like no ones business. At the end of the tune, he threw his guitar to someone at the front of the crowd and walked off while everone else did their stage bows. Then the second airing started, and Prince opened it up with a tight-as-hell medley of tunes. That band can stop on a dime. Wow. Maceo Parker and Candy Dulfer were in the horn section, and Candy even got a solo in. Prince is an all-around performer in the old-school sense.
  18. 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.
  19. Music for Cello

    This is a favorite. Bought it for the Ligeti, but it's the Penderecki that blows me away
  20. I can't wait. I brought earplugs with me.
  21. Keith Jarrett interview

    This is an interesting interview, IMO, regardless of your thoughts on the man. The host is Robin Young, and the show is public radio's Here and Now from WBUR in Boston. Young has street cred--we talked about her presence at the Song X recording sessions with Ornette, Metheney, et al. Interview
  22. You might check out Shabazz Palaces and Death Grips for some of those abrasive sounds.
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. Sonny Sharrock: Ask the Ages

    This is a fave--sad to see that the reissue didn't include a vinyl release...