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  1. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Duke Ellington - Peer Gynt Suites, Suite Thursday
  2. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Anat Cohen - Luminosa Randomly picked this up in a brick and mortar today. Very nice. Pretty light, kind of has a Jewish x South America melange thing going on which i've really liked on certain John Zorn releases.
  3. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    The Duke Box 2 (Gröna Lund Tivoli, Stockholm, June 6, 1963)
  4. *** The Duke Ellington Corner ***

    Interesting all round, thanks.
  5. New server and increased cost...

    Cheers guys.
  6. *** The Duke Ellington Corner ***

    Cheers. So it seems like at least to the wider fandom it wasn't a holy grail in the years prior to it's release.
  7. New server and increased cost...

    Don't want to seem unappreciative but i'm not gonna lie, $50 USD is a lot of money for me. I'm down for at least $20 USD before end of first half 2018, will see after that. Slightly concerned about the ongoing viability of this method of keeping things going (if we hadn't met 2017's target, which seemed like a distinct possibility, would that have been it for the board?) but i know that it's best to act in good faith and contribute.
  8. *** The Duke Ellington Corner ***

    Question regarding The Queen's Suite if anyone that was around at the time gets a chance: how anticipated was it's release? Were people clamouring for it or did it just kind of come out? Was the 'backstory' widely known in the years prior to it's release? Cheers.
  9. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Been on an Ellington listening binge, just hopping around all eras. Just finished reading A Portrait of Duke Ellington by Derek Jewell and am getting in to The Duke Ellington Reader which has been sitting on my shelf for a while waiting for the right time. So i'm kind of immersed at the moment, and just loving it.
  10. More info here: http://motionographer.com/quickie/buster-williams-with-gene-ammons-and-sonny-stitt-part-2-of-3/
  11. Henry Threadgill

    Yeah it is kind of weird; usually Pi releases are on Amazon and their own website months before release.
  12. Henry Threadgill

    Got an email notification from Bandcamp advising that there's a new Threadgill album on Pi: https://henrythreadgill.bandcamp.com/album/dirt-and-more-dirt Happy days!
  13. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    The Complete 1936-1940 Variety, Vocalion And Okeh Small Group Sessions [Disc 1]