xybert

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  1. Track 9 is Hank Jones/TheGreatJazzTrio - Favors
  2. Paul Bley

    Cheers, i've been wanting to read his book for a while, will track down a copy.
  3. Paul Bley

    Looking at Bley's discography on Wikipedia, does anyone know why he appears to have not recorded anything between 1977 and 1983? May be no notable reason, but he recorded fairly regularly before and after that break. Just curious. Cheers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Bley_discography
  4. Hi all, I'm selling a spare CD copy of Dogon A.D. International Phongraph reissue. It's factory sealed as new. At the time of release i had an order that never arrived, so i ordered a second copy and both copies ended up arriving. It's been kept in a closed cupboard away from dust and sunlight. Home is smoke-free and has an air system that controls humidity. I'm looking for $45 USD or near offer + shipping. I'm in NZ so shipping is relatively costly. Air mail (3-10 working days) will be $15 USD. International courier (tracked + signature required - 2-6 working days) will be $35 USD. Pay by Paypal. Please PM me if interested. Thanks for looking, cheers.
  5. My copy arrived yesterday. Haven't listened all the way through (Roscoe Mitchell's Ride The Wind also arrived yesterday and... wow) but sound is good to my ears, certainly no complaints (i haven't heard previous releases to compare, sorry). Packaging is typical Japanese-excellent: gatefold mini LP-style, made from quality card stock, comes in a plastic resealable sleeve, CDs are housed safely in 'cloth' sleeves. Took a couple of pictures. There's a booklet but apart from song titles it's all in Japanese. No mention of remaster from what i can see. If you're like me and don't/didn't have these recordings, i highly recommend.
  6. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    At home on a rainy day... catching up on a few things and not really sure what i felt like listening to... i don't reach for either of these often but they sure hit the spot today for some reason: The Magnificent Thad Jones Chick Corea - Children's Songs This year i'm sort of planning to acquire less new music and instead spend time rediscovering what's already in my collection.
  7. Herbie Mann

    I have 7 of his leader dates spanning 1959-1973. I like the more overtly Latin stuff the best, especially the early stuff. For me it pays to think of him as being his own weird thing rather than someone that was in competition with the jazz Blue Note/Prestige/etc scene of the 50s and 60s. It's hard to define what makes a Mann album i like versus one that i don't. Some albums have more corny tracks than others. Definitely a 'like him for what he is rather than dislike him for what he isn't' situation for me. I think First Light is a gem from the 70s, especially if you are down for some Sesame Street funk in places. FWIW, Memphis Underground was Hunter S Thompson's number 1 album of the sixties ("... may be the best album ever cut by anybody"): http://www.openculture.com/2017/05/hear-the-10-best-albums-of-the-1960s-as-selected-by-hunter-s-thompson.html
  8. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Duke Ellington - Peer Gynt Suites, Suite Thursday
  9. 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.
  10. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

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

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

    Cheers guys.
  13. *** 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.