king ubu

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  • Birthday 04/18/1979

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  1. The Nessa Juggernaut rolls on

    Why, it's only July I want that shirt, too, but merikin sizing beats me.
  2. Steve Lacy 1965-1972

  3. New Thelonious Monk album

    Yup. At least on CD offer the whole shebang.
  4. Longevity of the Hank Mobley Mosaic.

    Nice indeed! I've had it for close to 20 years by now, I think ... and it has been a favourite for all this time and will continue to be so!
  5. New Thelonious Monk album

    I'm not very enthusiastic, all things considered ... it's a fine release, musically though, no doubt. Points to quibble with: - would have been nice to have the full sessions (they even created masters edited from two takes in one ore two cases - not including the original takes then) - basically this is a listening edition, not a critical one - but the session is sketchy and the 83 minutes contain quite a few bits anyway, so why not give us the full package? - there are few quite long (3-4 minutes) breakdown takes omitted that I would have loved to hear - the one included rehearsal is really just about Art Taylor giving his utmost to *not* get the beat that Monk wants him to play ... not all that intriguing - there is not much with Barney Wilen, alas ... one track (no master, nothing included) was rehearsed with him (and Monk and Sam Jones), would have loved to hear it, even if it went nowhere - the discography at the end is somewhat difficult to read (and difficult to relate to the tracklisting But yeah, it's good, I will listen again, and some day I might sit down and read the extensive liner notes.
  6. Uncalled for. There are times and other times, times for work, times for reading, and maybe I find time to dig for CD-Rs, too - just not on command, I'm afraid.
  7. Interesting Mainstream Records reissues

    Just ordered some more from the earlier batch ... anyone has a listing of all the reissues? Two batches so far, right? (New one on July 12, according to CDjapan)
  8. Sonny and Sheila

    She has a concert scheduled here in September ... the night before the Rolling Stones (not the same venue though). Missed her last fall, didn't hear any reports, it was an all-women-combo she appeared with at that time.
  9. Ordered, merci bien, Olivier! Not sure when I'll be reading it, but it certainly looks cool. And having just heard Urs Leimbgruber perform (in duo with a guitarist from Paris, whom I hadn't known before at all, Pascal Marzan), I added the Leimgruber/Demierre/Phillips book to the order
  10. Same here ... except I let a few sets slip by in the past years (including, alas, the Venuti/Lang).
  11. Shrunken forum :-(

    Maybe too obvious, but have you checked the zoom? Usually in the "view" menu section ... browser may save/remember your settings, so closing and opening may not do to re-adjust to normal size.
  12. ODJB - Avid 2 disc set

    just in case ... worth checking with the source:
  13. Time reissues on Solid Japan

    Okay. Hate that, thanks for the warning!
  14. Time reissues on Solid Japan

    Thanks Lon! That's the one where I consider replacing my euro crap edition ... maybe the Dorhamses, too. The Turrentineses and Roach I have will do just fine, of the Clark I have an earlier Japanese reissue.
  15. Roscoe Mitchell Targeted for Dismissal at Mills College

    I guess that's the same all over ... and those same forces that scream for everything to be "something that’s practical and useful" are the ones that keep complaining that nowadays educational system does not produce "practical and useful" graduates any longer. Will take a few more years if not decades until the capitalists discover the mistake they keep pushing society to make, I'm afraid, but it's a sorry-ass state for sure. Everything gets boiled down to that "practical and useful" aspect, and whole generations (I guess were' into the second by now) with a university degree will not even learn the most basic (and most important) thing, namely to be able to evaluate things on their own, act on their own, take responsibility for their deeds and all that. So basic I guess in nowadays marketing speech it's simply forgotten, but the lack of this quality strikes hard. And sorry to hear about Roscoe ... but coming at it from a different (and probably way too yurpeen) angle: At his age, shouldn't he be able to retire from teaching (that is: if he wants) and have at least some kind of pension coming from this?