Deepak

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  1. Ornette Coleman - Friends and Neighbors, Live At Prince Street
  2. what blue note vinyl reissues sound best?

    How about the various Blue Note CDs that place the alt takes immediately after the master take ruining the proper album track order? Mosaic vinyl box sets often do the same thing and they are some of the best reissues I own (Monk, Powell, Nichols Blue Note vinyl box sets are all in regular rotation at my house). In my opinion that is more annoying than flipping a record after a song or two. I would take issue with those 45 rpm reissues if they were breaking up songs that were supposed to be listened to in succesion (ie Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon), but Blue Note albums are a collection of songs with no connection between them.
  3. what blue note vinyl reissues sound best?

    Here is the entire King Blue Note discography: http://microgroove.jp/bluenote-jpn/1977-1983.html
  4. what blue note vinyl reissues sound best?

    Only on the second hand market. They have been out of print for a while. I bought a bunch of them the last time I was in Japan, they are very reasonably priced over there. IMO too over priced on Ebay.
  5. Blade Runner soundtrack
  6. Terrific album. Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Bright Moments
  7. Charlie Parker - Complete Savoy Studio Sessions what the doctor ordered after 12 hours of work and 3 emergencies
  8. Thank you, I think the fake stereo versions I've seen were French pressings.
  9. Does anyone have the 3 LP set The Great Concert of Charles Mingus? It was released by Prestige on the green label. Pressed in the late 60s/early 70s. The CDs sound very poor. I know there were recording limitations, but it sounds severely rolled off as well. I'm wondering if the vinyl is any better?
  10. It would probably have to be Miles Davis Complete 1965-1968 Sessions on vinyl. My favorite period for Miles.
  11. Archie Shepp - Fire Music (Impulse red/black rvg)
  12. Grateful Dead - Sunshine Daydream (4 LP)
  13. Is there a version on America Records that is in mono? The copies I have come across have stereo on the label and "eletronically enhanced for stereo effect" in the gatefold. I know the Prestige green labels I have seen are in mono
  14. Post Coltrane Recommendations Please!

    I would recommend checking out Ravi Coltrane, though I'm not sure if many (or any) of his albums are on vinyl. In a similar "spirituality" vein as A Love Supreme I would recommend Pharaoh Sanders' Impulse! albums... Karma may be a good place to start, though it is leaning on the free side. Another fantastic post bop album is Sonny Rollins East Broadway Run Down. I've actually been looking into Karma, I'm holding out for the vinyl right now but first pressings rarely pop up on eBay in decent shape and there doesn't seem to be a decent reissue. I just might have to go with the CD. I didn't think Pharoah's albums were that popular on vinyl. I bought all my original ABC pink rim first pressings before this recent vinyl boom. I don't think I paid more than $30 an album, for all in what look and sound like unplayed condition. I watched a near mint first pressing of A Love Supreme go for $245 from a reputable dealer yesterday... to quote Paulie from The Sopranos, "oof marone!" Sign up for a free Spotify account. There are hundreds of post bop and avant-garde jazz albums on there that you can stream and determine what you like and don't like.
  15. Post Coltrane Recommendations Please!

    I would recommend checking out Ravi Coltrane, though I'm not sure if many (or any) of his albums are on vinyl. In a similar "spirituality" vein as A Love Supreme I would recommend Pharaoh Sanders' Impulse! albums... Karma may be a good place to start, though it is leaning on the free side. Another fantastic post bop album is Sonny Rollins East Broadway Run Down.
  16. I do not have the Speakers Corner version, I have the AP 45 rpm and a first pressing RVG cut. The AP reissue is clearer with better instrument separation. It is worth it if you don't own it on vinyl.
  17. Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Prepare Thyself to Deal With a Miracle
  18. You guys look like you were having a good time I missed the Kickstarter, but I'm in for the video and CD version.
  19. Mal Waldron - The Quest
  20. John Coltrane - Ascension and Edition II

    Additional information from Lewis Porter, italics mine. "Two complete versions of "Ascension" were recorded, and Coltrane selected one to be released in 1966. Shortly afterward, Coltrane decided he liked the unissued take better, primarily because he didn't like the lack of variety created by the two alto saxophonists soloing back to back on the version that was released. Producer Bob Thiele substituted the other take for subsequent pressings..."
  21. I am finally going to hear Ascension Edition II. I never picked it up on CD when it was reissued, but found a copy on vinyl for cheap. I'm very familiar with Ascension and enjoy it quite a bit. I'm curious which one everyone here prefers? Also this quote from Wikipedia: Two recordings of "Ascension" exist, called Edition I and Edition II. Edition I is the second recorded take of the composition and was originally released on Impulse in February 1966 (catalog number A-95). Because of vinyl limitations, it was divided into two parts. Edition II is the first take and Coltrane's preferred version. For the bolded part there is no reference. Does anyone know the source of this information?
  22. John Coltrane - Ascension and Edition II

    I'm thrilled to have it, and it's a piece of music I'll be revisiting many times. Not to beat a dead horse, but given Impulse's hype artwork "the new wave of jazz", etc I am still really surprised they did not promote this new take somewhere on the artwork. It should have at least warranted a different jacket to make it stand out more? Especially given Coltrane's status as a musician at the time. Getting jazz musician of the year and album of the year with A Love Supreme.
  23. John Coltrane - Ascension and Edition II

    I had a chance to hear Edition II, on vinyl with VAN GELDER and Edition II in the dead wax. I find it very interesting that this was sort of "silently" released with no mention on the record's labels or the jacket. The jacket is identical to my first pressing LP of Edition I. Overall I really enjoyed the performances, but Edition I is my preferred take.