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  1. Doesn't sound like some odd late april fool's day joke ... source: (can some moderator please replace the "&" in the thread title with an exclamation mark? I only get error messages in trying to do so myself)
  2. Still trying to make my order work ... a few minutes after sending it, my bank phoned me, thinking of fraud (why would I order a book in the US? well, some people still buy books, suckers!) ... then the credit card didn't go through, and now it seems my second attempt to order failed as well ... maybe I'll just have to go through evil A, but for books I usually don't (for music it seems sometimes we don't have much of a choice, alas).
  3. João Gilberto RIP

    That would be Tom Jobim, right? My go-to album of Gilberto's so far has been this: It's from the early seventies and holds about 50 minutes of wonderfully subdued Music.
  4. Eddie Johnson - RIP

    Missed that thread when Johnson died ... had no clue who he was until buying Chuck's reissue of the very fine "Indian Summer". Just put in an order for both Delmarks, thanks everyone
  5. I like that idea--but I guess on the nuttiness-scale it ranks along with the Complete Babs Gonzalez Sessions set?
  6. Birth of the Cool ... AGAIN

    It did ... the CD with the live material is the 1998 one, not the 2001 -- guess I'll stick with my combo (same as post #1) I used to have the Cicala LP, quite horrible ... but it was my first chance to hear the live half of the music, which definitely should be heard. Anyone has a link to that article by Mike Zwerin? I remember reading it but recently tried to find it again, ending up empty though. One thing I wonder though, will they get this right, this time around? The first two tunes from the nonet ("The Theme" and "Move") are about a half-tone flat on Capitol CDP 94550 and Definitive. from here:
  7. Miles Davis’ lost album “Rubberband” set for release

    I'm with @JSngry all down the line here ... love "Amandla", love "Star Time", quite enjoy "Decoy", love "Tutu" beyond Side 1 (never owned it on LP though, too young for that), never got why I should be interested in "You're Under Arrest" ... and yeah, "Aura", too. Also I remain pretty fond of "We Want Miles", which (same goes for "Amandla") was one of the recordings that were important to me when discovering jazz (heck: music) in my early teens.
  8. Kenny Burrell in 1948

    Pre-ordered as well, though I have no clue how horrendous the international shipping costs will be, no info on the UMich site.
  9. HORACE TAPSCOTT with the PAN AFRIKAN PEOPLES ARKESTRA and the GREAT VOICE OF UGMAA WHY DON’T YOU LISTEN? – Live at LACMA, 1998 (DarkTree DT(RS) 11, 2019) THE PAN AFRIKAN PEOPLES ARKESTRA MICHAEL SESSION soprano, alto, tenor saxophones PHIL RANELIN trombone HORACE TAPSCOTT conductor, pianist ALAN HINES double bass TREVOR WARE double bass LOUIS LARGE double bass DONALD DEAN drums NAJITE AGINDOTAN congas BILL MADISON percussion DWIGHT TRIBLE vocals THE GREAT VOICE OF UGMAA AFIFA AMATULLAH AMINA AMATULLAH DONTE CHAMBERS NDUGU “JINGLES” CHANDLER BRENDA HEARN CHINI KOPANO TORRE REESE MARIA ROSE TINA DENISE TRIBBLE DWIGHT TRIBLE director CAROLYN WHITAKER 01 | aiee! The Phantom | 02 | Caravan | 03 | Fela Fela | 04 | Why Don’t You Listen? | 05 | Little Africa | Recorded on Friday, July 24, 1998, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA Recorded, mixed and mastered by Wayne Peet Produced by Bertrand Gastaut for Dark Tree under exclusive license from the Horace Tapscott family Design and layout by Marie Gastaut – Photos by Warren Berman Liner notes by Steve Isoardi -- Bertrand just spread the news in a mail ... he deserves your lousy money, that's for sure - if you don't have it yet, do add the Carter/Bradford (NoUTurn- Live in Pasadena, 1975) he released a few years ago! 15€ a pop, free shipping worldwide–-why-dont-you-listen-–-live-at-lacma-1998-–-dtrs11
  10. Schubert 960

    I see, thanks! I have that box and have wondered about that ... not sure they give that reason in the booklet, I think I searched in vain for why some sonatas are included twice.
  11. Schubert 960

    btw, this here stands out among the recent recordings (Zimerman's D 959 is gorgeous, a bit less sure about his D 960 ... Khatia Buniatishvili is interesting, but I've yet to really sit down and listen to her latest disc with the necessary concentration):
  12. Schubert 960

    I was supposed to hear Radu Lupu play D 960 and Kreisleriana tonight ... alas he cancelled his concerts. The replacement ain't bad at all (Maria João Pires with K 332, the Pathétique and half a dozen Nocturnes and a couple of Waltzes by Chopin), but still a let down. Anyway, this is the Rubinstein I love: -- @soulpope What's that Regis disc by Richter? I think Regis is only a licensing label putting out stuff others produced? Is that a version that's neither on Universal (Decca, Phillips, DG whatever) and Melodiya (Brilliant)? Regarding Paul Badura-Skoda, by re-recorded you mean that there are two recordings of some Sonatas found on RCA (now in that Sony box) @Chuck Nessa? And that recording you display @mikeweil is different from the well-known/easy-to-obtain cycles (RCA/Sony, Arcana), right? Seems not exactly easy to find. How do his Genuin discs fit in? Yet another cycle?
  13. It's indeed excellent! Got mine in time for the Weekend and gave it a first spin. Strong stufff! Between this and the reissue on Soul Jazz, I'd love to see some more Tapscott becoming available again ... I missed out on ordering from Nimbus West while that was still an Option.
  14. Thanks for sharing your first impressions @mjazzg Excited about this! Hope I get it in time to give it a first spin before my vacation (starting the day after ascension).
  15. Jimmy Giuffre 3-Live in Graz 1961

    Thanks for the correction/addition -- so generally, FMP never owned the recordings, but kind of licensed them from the musicians? Alas I'm not that person with that surplus change ... too bad the Trumpster isn't a free jazz fan, as that would be a terrific deal, greatest deal of all times
  16. Franz Koglmann reissues on Black Monk

    previously partly available on this CD: Not sure I need more than that -- maybe I do ...
  17. It's a one-man affair, and I guess Bertrand got some orders after sending out the info - I ordered/paid right after and was hoping for a faster reply, but never mind, I'm excited about this, no matter when exactly it will arrive!
  18. NEA Jazz Masters - 2020

    Maybe read before you write, just once in a while? Not every woman involved with jazz is a singer (and the rest aren't all pianists or harpists) -- from the NY Times link: Ms. Kirk was already working to support jazz music before the death of her husband, the famed saxophonist Rahsaan Roland Kirk, in 1977. But after he died, she recommitted herself. Ms. Kirk became just the third person hired at WBGO 88.3 FM, the only full-time jazz station in the New York region, and has worked there for over 40 years. She has also helped organize and program concerts across the city.
  19. First spin last night ... on the Subway material (some 100 minutes, the best track is on disc two and almost half an hour long), Gordon is supremely relaxed (though the Brazilian vibe indeed is not for him). The mix is odd, but at the same time very clear. The bonus sessions are about 25 minutes each, and I found "Round Midnight" with George Grunz on piano quite possibly the highlight of the entire set. I wouldn't consider it essential, given that there are around seven gazillions of Dexter Gordon recordings from the seventies, but as one who never had access to sanely priced Steeplechase releases and doesn't own any of the live ones, I guess it's a worthy adition for sure. And for anyone really into LTD, I bet it is, anyway!
  20. Which one? DarkTree itself includes free shipping - globally, it seems. So I don't really see any need for a broker/intermediary.
  21. John Coltrane - 1963: New Directions (3 CDs)

    Old people seem to prefer to take it with them rather than keep the fire burning ... Well, *some* old peopleat least. Some old folks live on a hill, too.
  22. Grits, Beans And Greens: The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 1CD, 1LP & Digital. 5 tracks of what would have been the final album 1. For Members Only (take 2) [6.26] 2. Grits, Beans and Greens (take 4) [6.09] 3. Rumpus (take 1) [7.30] 4. You Know I Care (take 2) 5. Where Am I Going? (take 3) [9.16] Philips Studios, Stanhope Place, London, Tuesday June 24th, 1969 10.30am – 1.30pm Tubby Hayes (tenor sax); Mike Pyne (piano); Ron Mathewson (bass); Spike Wells (drums) Producer: Terry Brown Engineer: David Voyde Grits, Beans And Greens: The Lost Fontana Studio Sessions 1969 [Complete Sessions] 2CD Deluxe + digital. The complete sessions. 18 tracks including alt. takes, studio chatter + the May 1969 studio session (with Louis Stewart on guitar). In recording date & tape order. CD1 1. Where Am I Going – (Take 1) May 27th, 1969 [08:27]* 2. Where Am I Going – (Take 2) May 27th, 1969 [07:37]* 3. Where Am I Going – (Take 3) May 27th, 1969 [08:03]* 4. Grits, Beans and Greens – (Take 1) [05:44] 5. For Members Only – (Take 1) [07:25] 6. Where Am I Going? – (Take 1) Breakdown [04:18] 7. For Members Only – (Take 2) Full Version [06:34] CD2 1. Where Am I Going – (Take 2) [06:18] 2. Grits, Beans and Greens – (Take 2) Breakdown [00:57] 3. Grits, Beans and Greens – (Take 3) [06:21] 4. Rumpus – (Take 1) Full Version [07:45] 5. Where Am I Going – (Take 3) Full Version [09:41] 6. Rumpus – (Take 2) Breakdown [00:31] 7. Rumpus – (Take 3) Breakdown [00:17] 8. Rumpus – (Take 4) [07:22] 9. Grits, Beans and Greens – (Take 4) Full Version [06:19] 10. You Know I Care – (Take 1) Breakdown [01:06] 11. You Know I Care – (Take 2) Full Version [07:05] * recorded at Philips Studios, Stanhope Place, London, May 27th, 1969 Tubby Hayes (tenor sax); Louis Stewart (guitar); Ron Mathewson (bass); Spike Wells (drums) Remaining tracks recorded at Philips Studios, Stanhope Place, London, June 24th, 1969 Tubby Hayes (tenor sax); Mike Pyne (piano); Ron Mathewson (bass); Spike Wells (drums) Producer: Terry Brown Engineer: David Voyde All compositions by Edward Brian ‘Tubby’ Hayes except for: You Know I Care – written by Columbus Calvin ‘Duke’ Pearson Where Am I Going – written by by Seymour Kaufman aka Cy Coleman/Carolyn Leigh All arrangements by Edward Brian ‘Tubby’ Hayes -- source (more text there):
  23. Coincidentally, my copy of that was in the mail and just went into the player for the first time when the mail from Bertrand arrived ... IUCC is wonderful! And with Bertrand being as scrupulous in choosing material as he is, I'm certain the new one will be, too!