WD45

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  1. 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.
  2. Horace Tapscott Live at IUCC

    It's all at 33 1/3. Nice and spacious sound.
  3. 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.
  4. Blue Note - Vinyl Me, Please Anthology

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

    I've seen that Amazon sells some of them in their outlet, indicating the issue in the description
  6. 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.
  7. 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...
  8. 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
  9. Music for Cello

    This is a favorite. Bought it for the Ligeti, but it's the Penderecki that blows me away
  10. You might check out Shabazz Palaces and Death Grips for some of those abrasive sounds.
  11. 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.
  12. Sonny Sharrock: Ask the Ages

    This is a fave--sad to see that the reissue didn't include a vinyl release...
  13. Buddy Emmons, RIP

    I'll spin this later in his honor.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. All Things Hat

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

    I'm assuming Music On Vinyl will do the vinyl edition of these, once again.
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Pierre Boulez

    Holy cats, 67 discs!
  21. Historic LPs for sale

    I'm interested in these two: 10 Years of Black Country Religion black label Yazoo, $20 plus shipping (M-) Mama Let Me Lay It On You (reissued Yazoo) $10 plus shipping (M-)
  22. Happy Birthday, WD45!

    Thanks everybody!
  23. "Blue Note 100"

    That's the worst. Just took a moment to remove all of them from my Amazon wish list. How could they let that get past quality control? It's a shame, really. Funny thing is that I've bought a few of those grey-market Doxy reissues, and every single one is quiet, flat, and dead-center.
  24. I may drive the six or so hours from Mpls to see this group.
  25. "Blue Note 100"

    About these reissues - I was excited when I saw the list, but I withheld judgement until I saw the releases in the store. I went to a local shop this week and looked at a couple. Wish they would have put a bit more effort into the package. These covers are THIN. Thinner than an OJC LP cover. Almost as thin as those old UK or French covers. I understand about saving costs, and this isn't about the nostalgia for nice tip-on sleeves. These things just won't last, for certain. In the shops, they're going to get bent corners, and they probably won't fare much better when shipped. And once on the shelf, they'll be that much more susceptible to wear-n-tear. I was all ready to unload a fortune on these, but now I may only pick up a couple. Bummer.