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  • Birthday 03/18/1969

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Washington DC (formerly KCMO)
  • Interests 'Progressive' hard bop (Andrew Hill!!!, Larry Young, Charles Tolliver, Woody Shaw, later Lee Morgan, Tyrone Washington). Also a big fan of 20th Century classical, and Frank Zappa.

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  1. New Hank Mobley Blue Note Set

    I've always wondered what (if anything?) that Duke Pearson might have had to do with Third Season, since it's a similarly larger-size group. But Duke is *not* credited in the liners, far as I'm remembering. If I remember right, didn't Duke possibly do the arranging on Slice because of a short time Hank spent in jail(?!) right before Slice was recorded? I don't have my Slice liners in front of me, but I seem to remember some of that album was written while Hank was in jail for a time around then. ANYWAY, my main point is that I've always wondered if Duke also the arranging of Third Season, or if those really were Hank's arrangements. Perhaps the new liners of this new Mobley 60's box will shed some light on that.
  2. Joh Coltrane private jan 1958

    Much worst-sounding than the absolute worst sounding Jimi Hendrix boot I ever heard, which is really saying something. At least from my memory of last having heard it on some CDR I got somewhere along the line 10-12 years ago.
  3. Herbie was a young giant in the 60's, but he certainly became a much bigger and quite different sort of giant in the 70's.
  4. Miles on Columbia

    I had a TON of those Miles albums as individual titles, incl. a fair number as Japanese imports too. Directions I especially remember being a bear to find on CD, and I even had the Japanese editions of Sorcerer and Nefertiti about a year or two before they'd ever come out in the US on CD. Anyway, while I completely agree the boxes disagreeably discard the original album-sequencing, I ultimately couldn't justify owning ALL that material twice -- for reasons of space/storage as much as anything. I never got rid of jewel boxes, and was probably up around 5,000 CD's by the time I decided to part with all those individual Miles albums on CD. Do I regret not having them any more? Sure. But given our tiny 630 sq-ft, 1BR apartment here in DC, there's no way in hell I could justify having that much duplicated material. I've burned a couple CDR's here and there, with the original sequences, but not all that many. Sorcerer and Nefertiti both fit wonderfully on one CD (sans "Nothing Like You..."). And a number of other key albums are in the original LP-sequences on the metal-spine boxes. And I did keep Kind of Blue, of course - which for those rare times I want to hear it, I really want to hear the actual album as intended. No big regrets, but I totally understand the impulse to have a lot of them as originally sequenced.
  5. Manfred Schoof, Resonance

    I just got the Resonance 2CD comp in the mail today, and looking forward to hearing the 1.5 albums that I didn't already have from it. Been a while since I listened to the one album from this that I do have (Light Lines), and I remember it being both adventuresome and also sonically less in-your-face than a lot of similar stuff. For instance, back when I first got Light Lines, I had it on with my wife around (a few times even!) - and she *didn't* run screaming from the room, which is quite a rarity for something with adventuresome bass clarinet playing on it.
  6. Billy Harper, Woody Shaw, and probably Charles Tolliver too. Stanley Cowell too if you want to consider some of Tolliver’s Music Inc dates as co-leader dates - which is not entirely true, but not entirely wrong either! Anthony Braxton surely. Who else am I missing?
  7. 48 boxes, 43 booklets, NO CD's...
  8. Anyone Going to Princeton Record Exchange Soon?

    Damn! Great score!!
  9. Anyone Going to Princeton Record Exchange Soon?

    OK, fess up. How much did the Tolliver BB Select set you back? Hopefully you scored a deal!
  10. OK, ok, ok. Somehow, despite owning nearly 90% (95%?) of the rest of Tolliver's entire output -- including as a sideman -- somehow(??!!!) I've never heard Song for my Lady. Gotta get around to that one, clearly then. The universe is reminding me of that here, now, and I oughta listen.
  11. I'll just say that I think it's a crime that these early 70's Tolliver big band recordings are out of print, and fairly expensive to find on-line secondhand. I have the whole Select set myself, of course (both Tolliver Selects, in fact) -- but I almost can't imagine a release that ought to be more widely known that the two Strata East albums with big band especially. I don't know how well they sold at the time, but they swing like mad, and yet are as fiery in terms of playing as it gets. Tuneful, approachable -- hell, my wife even likes this stuff and always catches on when any of the same tunes come up in smaller combo contexts (non-big-band) on other Tolliver and Stanley Cowell recordings, and she's not always one to remember jazz tunes. Some of the best music recorded that entire decade.
  12. Cream - Goodbye Tour 1968

    I rather strongly suspect the "Clapton & Baker were both plodders" is mostly the reason for my reaction to Cream live. I very, VERY specifically remember in high school my senior year, and in college listening to those two Live Cream LP's I had, and thinking "why the hell isn't this clicking for me? - after all, I've got a metric-ton of live Jimi Hendrix (my very first deep musical love), and ostensibly Cream isn't really that much different, are they?". Jimi couldn't have been any less loud and insane to record live (from an engineering/tech standpoint), and I've never heard a Hendrix recording - even the lesser ones - that left me feeling as 'ho, hum" as those live Cream albums. Even Jimi's Woodstock performance -- sonically pretty bleh, and maybe musically one of the 'least together' documents of any Jimi ever played live (that got released commercially, anyway) -- even Woodstock is a little better, for me, than the live Cream I've heard (IMHO, FWIW, YMMV). Sorry, I'm really threadcrapping here, I realize -- and no offense intended to those all stoked for this new live set.
  13. Cream - Goodbye Tour 1968

    I've always liked studio-Cream a LOT better than live-Cream, though admittedly I haven't listened to much of their live stuff in years. Maybe it was the quality of the recordings? - I seem to always remember them sounding very loud, and very boomy - like they were all recorded in a basketball arena or something. The only live Cream I have now is from that year 2005 2CD "Gold" compilation (Universal/Polydor), which collects up live tracks from Live Cream, Wheels of Fire, Live Cream Vol. 2, and Goodbye Cream. (And 30-35 years ago, I think I had both volumes of Live Cream too, but got rid of them 25 years ago.) Maybe it's just what the band sounded like live, no matter where they played. I recall that CD compilation live CD (the second disc is all live, which I haven't spun in years) being pretty universally "bloated" sounding. I do spin the first disc of studio recordings, to hear Jack Bruce's voice as much anything else, which I quite like. I've been meaning to pick up a copy of Bruce's Songs For A Tailor for years, and maybe I'll finally get around to it one of these days. Speaking of Jack's voice, here's a dandy early 90's remake of "Rawalpindi Blues" (from Escalator over the Hill)... Bass, Voice – Jack BruceDrums [Trap Drums] – Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Robbie Ameen*Engineer – Mike KrowiakGuitar – Leo NocentelliMusic By – Carla BleyPiano – Don Pullen This YouTube upload of it starts really quietly, but it jumps up in volume around 0:40. (Disc 1, track 7 on this multi-artist tribute to Paul Haines.)
  14. I’ll echo Jim’s “who else?” inquiry. I suspect an entire book-length subject on this sort of exploration might be welcome too! (as well as radio.)
  15. Given the new Mobley and (presumably) Lee Morgan 60's sets -- it would seem a Chick Corea Blue Note set would be something very possible, given the sort of thinking that is giving us those Mobley and Morgan sets. Before the announcement of the Mobley, I wouldn't have really thought there'd be much chance for a Chick BN set -- but who knows, maybe there really could be one. I think(?) I own most everything that might be included on it, but maybe I'm forgetting some things that I don't actually have. In any case, I'd be glad to purchase such a set. I passed on the Mobley (since I already had every last cut of it on CD), but I just might buy the forthcoming Lee Morgan set (we'll see), especially if they can manage to eak out a good handful of previously-unreleased tracks.