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  1. June 19 BN Japanese Reissues - uncommon titles

    The 1988 CD was remixed by Malcolm Addey. The Japanese CD from the late 2000s used a poor remaster of the original mix. It's likely they'll reproduce the latter.
  2. *** Cecil Taylor ***

    I am under the impression they are. Indent (on CD) finally gives you the feeling you are listening to a real piano. From their website: Celestial Harmonies, div. of Mayflower Music Corp. has been in business since 1972. The company is affiliated with German music company E.R.P. Musikverlag Eckart Rahn of Berlin. E.R.P. has been in business since 1968, making it one of the oldest, if not the oldest, independent music companies dating from the 1960s, still being operated day-by-day by the founder, with no change of ownership and a catalogue of app. 8,000 copyrights held, both recordings and compositions. For Indent it says in the booklet: "Analog remastering by Jack Ashkinazy, CBS Studios, New York. Digital remastering by Frank Jacobsen, Bremen. Originally released by Cecil Taylor on Unit Core Records. Eckart Rahn supervised the re-issue from the original recording made on reel-to-reel tape at 7 1/2 i.p.s. halftrack stereo to vinyl and later CD." There are both CD and CDr entries for Poschiavo on Discogs. I contacted the label by email last month, and they explained a very small number of review copies were released on CDr while they were waiting for the CDs to arrive from the pressing plant. By now these should all be off the market. I ordered through Amazon and got a real CD. For Indent no CDrs were released.
  3. *** Cecil Taylor ***

    The reissue of Indent is definitely an improvement over the old Freedom CD (FCD 41038) from the 90s.
  4. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Cecil Taylor Poschiavo (Black Sun) Cecil Taylor Indent (Black Sun) The second is a reissue of the Freedom album, remastered from the original tapes by Black Sun. A similar reissue of Silent Tongues is forthcoming. See here: Cecil Taylor This reissue is definitely an improvement over the old Freedom CD (FCD 41038) from the 90s.
  5. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Anthony Braxton 19 Standards (Quartet) 2003 (Leo Records)
  6. When comparing the different digital versions, I think quite a bit was done at the mastering stage to create the released sound. Diverse as they are, they seem to me more alike to each other then to the flat transfer. The same probably goes for the original vinyl, with the sound of subsequent releases taking it as a reference point. I'm glad I bought the disc in 2013, though it wasn't cheap. The Platinum SHM-CD is long OOP, but with a bit of effort can be found in FLAC form on the internet. It's not like you haven't payed for A Love Supreme multiple times already.
  7. You all need to hear the Platinum SHM-CD of A Love Supreme with a flat transfer of the master tape. A thing of great beauty.
  8. Dutch Jazz Archive - New Dexter!

    It was released 29 June, 2018.