Rooster_Ties

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  • Birthday 03/18/1969

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  • Location Washington DC!! (formerly Kansas City, MO)
  • 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. Just saw this on the Dusty Groove site... https://www.dustygroove.com/item/844308 It's a grey-market release (or so I've heard told), but it's very (very!) high-quality (I own one myself, back when they first became available), with surprisingly decent liner-notes, and it's on a silver-CD (not a CDR) -- probably as good as you're likely to ever see any of the Horo material on CD.
  2. Mosaic plans Beehive box

    I posted this in the "Hey kids, Mosaic's in trouble!" thread, but also wanted to mention it here... I've really been enjoying the Bee Hive box I got on Wednesday. Have spun about 60% of it (discs 3-4, & 6-10), and everything so far has been a very solid 7/10, with a couple albums closer to 8/10. A very consistent set, with a number of real winners. Anyone interested but on the fence, I'd suggest going for it.
  3. Album covers with Abandoned Factories.

    What's this the cover too? Looks like something I should probably know. EDIT: Found it via the URL of the image, and here 'tis!
  4. Anyone here happen to have a line on this?? http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/looking-for-a-jazz-tune.672600/ I am hoping someone can assist. My (Steve Hoffman Forum member "CybrKhatru") late father was a huge jazz fan.. he's half (or more than half!) the reason I love jazz too. I knew a lot of his favorites, and many of them became mine as well. He made many mix tapes from his collection, and one of them had a tune that I cannot find ANYWHERE. Sadly, he's no longer here for me to ask. Even when he was alive I think I asked him about this track and he didn't remember whom it was! The song SOUNDS like Tony Williams' "LAWRA", but this piece is slowed down and has a slightly altered melody. It's similar, so I'm wondering if someone else covered and recorded this in the 70s.80s with a quintet lineup (trumpet, sax, piano, bass, drums). It's NOT the original Tony recording, and it's NOT the two live VSOP takes. I have already ruled them out. (Tony's original has no horns, and the VSOP versions are too fast). Can anyone help me here? Or make any suggestions?
  5. Really enjoying the Bee Hive box I got on Wednesday. Have spun about 60% of it (discs 3-4, & 6-10), and everything so far has been a very solid 7/10, with a couple albums closer to 8/10. A very consistent set, with a number of real winners. Anyone interested but on the fence, I'd suggest going for it.
  6. Happy Birthday Chuck Nessa!

    Yes, happy b-day!! 73 is definitely still young, my Dad turns 90 next week!
  7. I just bent/broke off two of the four tabs on the second disc of each 3-disc fat-boy on my Bee Hive set. Still(!!) surprisingly more than just a little tough to get out, but far preferable to "damn near impossible".
  8. I got my Bee Hive box day before yesterday, and did get a sort of shipping notice from Scott in a really nice email, in reply to an email I'd sent when I first made the order. Haven't had the chance to spin but 3-4 discs. Damn, that second disc of every fat-boy box is nearly impossible to get out!! -- which I'd read here before, several times, but I never dreamed just HOW difficult it is to get out safely. Will have to break off two opposite tabs on each one (as someone suggested here).
  9. Chris Cornell (1964-2017)

    I never connected with Soundgarden (SG) particularly, but I did genuinely like Audiosave -- better than either SG or Rage Against The Machine even (a minority opinion, I know). And he was clearly a hell of a vocalist. My wife has been SG fan going barck to the early 90's, so the news came as quite a surprise to her this morning on NPR at 6:30am.
  10. New book about Sun Ra

    Been a fair while since I've read Szwed's Sun Ra book, but I very specifically remember loving his Miles biography, with lots of insights I don't remember having read previously at that point. That, and he's just a damn good writer, iirc.
  11. Just came out of an11am showing here in DC. Very impressed, and enjoyed it thoroughly. I'm not as deep into Trane as many here, I'm sure, but - I thought - the portrait rang very true. Tons of great photos, and the silent footage of him at home and such, and snapshots by friends on the road, and personal photos presumably by the family, all made for a very meaningful experience. It's been well over 15 years since I've seen any of the other Coltrane docs (aren't there two? - I vaguely remember more than one). Anyway, highly recommended.
  12. At $29K(!), one would hope.
  13. Byard Lancaster/Khan Jamal "Unreleased Dogtown LP" (?)

    Buyer beware, indeed!
  14. Byard Lancaster/Khan Jamal "Unreleased Dogtown LP" (?)

    Really? Damn!
  15. Mosaic plans Beehive box

    Just pulled the trigger on this set, and looking forward!!