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  1. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Milt Jackson - Olinga RIP Mickey Roker
  2. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Charles Mingus - Cumbia & Jazz Fusion
  3. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    The Modern Jazz Quartet - Fontessa and Concorde Very conscious of Percy Heath's playing on these albums all of a sudden... dude is awesome.
  4. Regarding postal address errors, the same thing happened to me in 2014. The shipping address in the 'your order is shipping' email was for an old address that i used to use (and was completely different to what i had entered and was confirmed in the earlier 'order received' confirmation email). Sent them a friendly email, and as usual with Mosaic the service was excellent, but it's clear that they have a system and/or process issue. Not wanting to pile on but it's worth noting that this is not a new issue.
  5. Apple Music/Spotify/Tidal

    Yeah totally.
  6. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Lionel Hampton - Lionel Plays Drums, Vibes, Piano
  7. Apple Music/Spotify/Tidal

    Just a random thought: classical music has long been the final frontier for me, i have a few dozen albums but the thought of getting anywhere with it in terms of buying CDs... it's like, i can't even fathom starting from scratch with such a huge genre again. I don't want to go there. The thought of making my exploration of classical a streaming adventure from the outset is very appealing. It feels like a weight off. It's liberating. I could keep a diary or spreadsheet to keep track of what i've heard, document it. Could pick up the odd favourite here and there... maybe i'll finally get in to vinyl, make it 'streaming and vinyl' for me with classical. Anyway, just thinking aloud.
  8. Apple Music/Spotify/Tidal

    True, it doesn't have to be, but for me it tends to be. But yeah, part of the beauty of streaming is that there's nothing stopping you from clicking on 'save' and having that album sit in your library. On several occasions i've had an album saved to my library that i wasn't really in to on first listen, but it costs you nothing to save it, and i've kept revisiting it here and there and finally bought a physical copy. I'm a believer that you can be zen about it and be like what difference does it make whether you hear it from a CD or beaming from outer space, and i believe that i can potentially get there one day and that the younger generation that's growing up with it is likely already there, but i'm yet to be able to sit down and listen to a stream of an album from start to finish on release day and get the same impact that i get from listening to a new CD when i receive it. I can see that it's arguably silly, but i just can't get around it yet. Goes without saying but worth noting that straight up not everything is available for streaming.
  9. Apple Music/Spotify/Tidal

    I use iTunes for my digital files (ripped from CDs in ALAC) but i haven't tried their streaming service. I don't want to mess something up and have my files replaced/lost. Probably not a real concern but i just prefer to not have to worry about it. Just want to keep it nice and clear cut as possible (local files only, end of). I've used Spotify's free service for a few years. I'm edging closer to paying for it, simply because i'm slowly warming to it and the free service on mobile phone is limited (can't skip songs, can't choose song etc). Streaming for me is not the be all and end all but it's a nice 'other' option. You can be browsing Organissimo forums for example on your phone while sitting on the couch, see some interesting album mentioned and look it up and be listening in seconds (i'm one of those phone = transistor radio people). It's great for checking stuff out and deciding if i want to buy. Also great for revisiting long lost albums that i don't really need to own again but are nice to hear again for nostalgic reasons. I have definitely noticed an odd phenomena, where i will listen to something on Spotify and i don't really dig it, but i end up buying it anyway and REALLY enjoying it then. Something about owning the album just makes it more enjoyable for some reason. I keep this in mind when 'judging' stuff: can't necessarily judge an album by a cursory stream.
  10. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Hank Mobley and His All Stars via the Mobley Mosaic box On a bit of Milt Jackson kick at the moment. Was browsing his wikipedia page and noticed this album listed in the discography section. It's been a while since i've listened to the Mobley box and i wasn't particularly conscious of there being some Bags on there. Was probably a little bit too overjoyed to look it up and find that it was included in the box; listening now and loving it. I love it when something like that happens.
  11. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Milt Jackson - Wizard of the Vibes
  12. Yup. It would probably cost the rights holders more money to have somebody spend time on it than what they would make from it.