king ubu

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  • Birthday 04/18/1979

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  1. Got a second copy in the meantime, and it's ok. Gave it a first listen as well in the meantime, and it's pretty good, but hardly any surprises (not that I expected any).
  2. Thanks all! I needn't even return it (which means ... I'll dump it or can pass it on) - probably a consequence of the recent news coverage that these returns are all dumped anyway. Guess I'll try my luck again then, but from a less evil source
  3. @felser Is your booklet correct, too -- not missing pages 3/4 (and their counterpart at the end of the booklet)?
  4. Ok, thanks. It's always foreign shipping and a hassle to get reimbursed for my shipping costs... should really stop buying there. Would be interesting to hear from someone in Europe, maybe?
  5. Anyone got the CD already? EMI quality control was acquired by Universal (or soaked up by Zev F. – the recent Evan's has some minor mistakes, too), my copies' booklet jumps from back of front cover (prob. p.2 but it's not numbered) to p.5 (thus in the back I don't get a track list etc.). Should I even try the hassle of a return with Mr. Space Penetrators empire?
  6. Barney Rachabane RIP Sad news, I like his playing wherever I've been able to catch it!
  7. My understanding is that piano/bass are overdubbed already, but the strings aren't there yet. Alas "Coltrane Reference" doesn't get very specific on it, but I understand it supports my assumption (which is also coherent with the info given on the record sleeve).
  8. Got "Jupiter Variation" ... for the (former) "Expression" bonus track, and for the earlier version of "Peace on Earth". I understand we already hear Haden and and Alice overdubbed instead of Garrison and Tyner on this version, but no strings yet. Gave the disc a spin already but didn't pay attention to any mastering details. I can look it up by the weekend only, as I'm on holiday until Friday. Would really love to see any comprehensive release of the February/March 1967 sessions some day ... maybe Ravi will find some tapes eventually, who knows ...
  9. Taking some time off and finally making my way through all of this ... I was in Wels for the final three nights, and what I heard there is amongst the very best concerts I've experienced so far. Glad to report that almost all of the Wels material is included (not "Bemsha Swing" and "Unforgettable", alas). I put together the playlists of all the sets, fixed some mistakes in the sources (a attributed title here, a switch of sequence there), spotted the mistakes in the booklet (tracks assigned to wrong dates) and marked the tracks that had been shortened. So, the tracks shortened are (chronologically, as performed; dates and CD/Track nos. in brackets): - Do Not Forsake Me, O My Darlin' (Theme from "High Noon") (Jan 15 / 4-5) - Take Ten (Jan 15 / 3-2) - Minority (Jan 21 / 1-1) - Too Marvelous for Words (Jan 23 / 2-2) - I'm So Glad We Had This Time Together (Jan 23 / 2-4) - Jinkrisha (Jan 25 / 8-1) - I'll Never Smile Again (Jan 25 / 13-1) Wrong dates (the ones in brackets here, I've added CD numbers to quickly find them; check the PDF above for correct sequence) are given for the following titles: "Desafinado", "Why Shouldn't I" (both Jan 17, CD 1); "Invitation" (Jan 19, CD 3); , "Out of Nowhere" (Jan 21, CD 1), "Lullaby in Rhythm", "Impressions", "The 59th Street Bridge Song", "Prelude to a Kiss" (all Jan 21, CD 5). As the AUD versions obviously have applause, I didn't bother to pin the exact amount of music cut for each of the tunes. That "Marvelous" has a cut somewhere in the released part I'd not previously noticed - I think it's the only such edit present, the others seem to just quickly fade at some point (sometimes noticeable, sometimes barely so). That they chose to not include any applause ... well, not sure what to make of it, but it certainly does not spoil the listening experience for me). Either way, while my initial impression has been confirmed that the band grew considerably, got into much freer stylings and grew pretty tight with its leader during those nine nights, and still considering the final nights in Wels the high point here, I love all of what's on this box (okay, maybe not "Who's Afraid of the Big Band Wolf", but that's a minor quibble). I'm not sure it had to be rearranged as it was, also not sure the cuts were necessary (the biggest one was performed on "Too Marvelous for Words", which lasted nearly a quarter of an hour but got cut to 6:30 minutes - what's interesting there is that a portion of Braxton's own solo was cut, too - the bits from around the 6 minute mark only happen around 8:30/9 minutes in the uncut version). -- (And yeah, all well here, just too busy elsewhere to drop by here regularly )
  10. New record by Freddie Redd!!!

    Thanks for the alert I've got so much lined up for BC Friday, I'll have to delay some to March and April, I guess!
  11. Mine has finally shipped (along with several other backordered items from CDJapan ... I'm crazy for that Black & Blue Series ), looking foward a lot!
  12. British jazz reissues

    Afro-Jazz is up for takers at Honestjon's (15£) I'm tempted, though it will a while until I'll have a working record player again ...
  13. Covid vaccination: poll

    Would love for option 3 to be true, but Switzerland's handling of Covid is a disgrace. So far, they're slowly starting to vaccinate +75. I'm not expecting to be in line before May or June, and that only will happen if the vaccination campaigns* gain a lot of speed. As it is: I will get a shot (or two or four or whatever it takes until my turn comes), but I have no clue how it will work, where I can get it done, when I'll be able to get it done, if I'll be informed about any of this or will have to trawl again and again websites that look like we still have the 1990's ... -- *) plural is right, it's organized regionally, which has been a huge part of the entire problem of the response since last June.
  14. EMI France 3-CD box sets

    Weissenberg, Chopin Londeix, French music Ferras, Beethoven Violin Sonatas Don't have any of them myself. EMI did lots of series and repackaging (i.e. Ferras/Tortelier Beethoven Violin/Cello Sonatas 5CD)