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  1. Importing/exporting UK/Europe after Brexit

    That sucks. Brexit was going to be a difficult transition without a pandemic.
  2. Importing/exporting UK/Europe after Brexit

    I think the cost in shipping plus sheer effort required to fill out the customs form now make it prohibitive for some to ship. My self included. I would have to charge too much for my time and effort to ship abroad it’s not worth it to myself or the buyer. Especially if you’re selling as a hobby. I mean I shipped one record from the US to Canada last summer and it cost over $25. And the was the cheapest option.
  3. I know this has been discussed in the "What are you listening to?" thread at various times but I find it interesting when it comes up. It tends to be groups whom don't have a designated leader. I wish I could remember those mentioned before but I'm sure others will chime in. I have two that always come to mind when I think of these types of albums, the first being: Noah Preminger Group - Zigsaw Noah Preminger - Tenor Saxophone John O'Gallagher - Alto Saxophone Jason Palmer - Trumpet Kris Davis - Piano Kim Cass - Bass Rudy Royston - Drums Rob Schwimmer - Haken Continuum/Clavinet ------ Kim and Jason regularly play with Noah but I was expecting the addition of John, Kris and Rudy to take this music to another plane. I can't say I dislike it, but I feel with this specific group, it was going to be something that was much more moving and I would listen to more. I've only listened 3 times over the year its been out and every time I am left wanting more. I know this goes against the norm of a group without a leader but it is the one I think of most in this context. ------ The next release doesn't have as many big names but when I got it I was expecting more: Continuum - Act One Gary Bartz - Alto Saxophone Jean Toussaint - Soprano and Tenor Saxophone Bill Mobley - Trumpet and Flugelhorn Donald Brown - Piano Essiet Essiet - Bass Billy Kilson - Drums Anga Diaz - Percussion ------- Honestly I don't remember how I heard about this release, I think I was looking into Donald Brown. Either way I pounced on it. After repeated listens nothing sticks. Every time I listening to it again, I'm always surprised how unmemorable it is. I can't remember a time where I wanted to re-listen to a solo or composition. What other albums do you hear that you think, with this lineup, i was expecting more?
  4. The end of The Jazz Standard in New York.

    That’s an incredibly long list. I have seen a few new restaurants open in my area and every time I see it, it shocks me that someone makes that move right now.
  5. I think the Milestone All Stars were one of the groups mentioned that sparked my curiosity in this. Ahhh, I'm there with you. One of the few features of Alan Shorter and it left me wanting something more. I haven't heard this one, I should check it out.... or I guess not. haha ------- Sharp Nine Class of 2001 - On The Loose Julius Tarantino - Alto Saxophone Marcus Strickland - Tenor and Soprano Saxophone Jeremy Pelt - Trumpet Jeb Patton - Piano Brandon Owens - Bass EJ Strickland - Drums ------ Okay, I pulled this out again based on this thread. This is not a bad album. This is a good straight ahead jazz album. If I had friends over and this was in the background, they would approve. I honestly feel the problem with this album is the lack of more original compositions. 4 originals and 4 standards. The originals clearly stand out. Jeremy and EJ are the standouts to my ears. Marcus the strongest composition on the album. And this is probably a bit of an outlier since this was probably the first recording any of them released. The concept is really cool, but no one really seems to have established their voice yet so its just a bunch of cats playing good music. Reminds me of the New Composers Octet.....hmmmm...i should go back to the shelf for another listen of them soon.
  6. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Received as a gift to myself. Kondo bring so much to this set and really bring the most out of Fred in my opinion.
  7. So I got an email from cdjapan that the Great Trio set is back ordered. My guess is they are waiting for the shipment from the pressing plant. At least that is my hope.
  8. I’ve been spinning this regularly since I got it on New Years day.
  9. SteepleChase new releases

    Wear them home.
  10. Steve Earle & The Dukes - Ghosts of West Virginia
  11. COVID 19 Poll For the New Year

    My wife has lost family members on her mother’s side. Probably know around a dozen that were hospitalized and experiencing long term effects but survived and probably around 4-5 times that that have tested positive.
  12. "Soul" - New Pixar/Disney Movie

    I never expected it to be a jazz movie. I mean, it is a movie for kids. I feel like if it was a jazz movie kids wouldn’t like it.
  13. Soundscan numbers have to come from a retailer, which the numbers are decreasing. My point is the cd you used to buy at Best Buy or Tower can’t be purchased there anymore and if you that purchase from the artist it’s not going to be counted for your article. Yes Amazon would give you an idea but what about the albums not available on Amazon? My only point is that the info in the article may not be that accurate.
  14. Yeah. I’m not quite sure what’s going on. I only ship in the US but something they did made it show I only ship outside. I also know they are pushing their payment system cutting out PayPal. I don’t sell enough to care, usually I just try to sell here. For example I’ve had an extra copy of Jemeel Moondoc’s - Revolt album for over two years I meant to list and just found reorganizing since moving a year ago. I need to be better about selling.
  15. $3 cd and $5 LP. I usually reuse packaging from items I receive. Mostly the boxes for cds from dusty groove orders. I don’t sell a lot so I usually just keep 3 mailers and flip them inside out using the brown side as the outside. When I sold a lot on eBay 10+ years ago I used bubble mailers because the were cheap and easy to find. But I was actively flipping at that time and only cds, most NOS hip hop going overseas.
  16. I haven’t listened to they Wynton album in a long time but I’m pretty sure I remember them being two different compositions.
  17. The Blue Whale, Beloved Hub of the Jazz Scene in Los Angeles, Announces Permanent Closure This is devastating to me. I was wondering if it was going to be able to hang on and would check every month to make sure it wasn't announcing its closing, but alas, 2020 screwed us one more time. If you've never been here you missed out. It was a crappy location but it had parking underneath and the first few years it was there it was $5 parking! Unheard of late night in Los Angeles. Of course it eventually increased to I think $15 the last time I was there last year. Steve Coleman held court for two Decembers in a row on residency. I saw Vinny Golia there probably a dozen times. They used to get some of the best show for the Angel City Jazz Fest. The drink selection was good and the food, mostly appetizers were also worth having. So many nights I would get there early to make sure I had a seat along the wall, almost always to the left of the stage audience perspective by the piano, so I could lean back and absorb the music. So many wonderful memories.
  18. This is only soundscan numbers though which would omit Bandcamp and I’m assuming direct purchase from label/artist unless they are reporting them to soundscan, which would seem pointless. I think believing the death of a medium based on numbers from outlets that no longer exist (tower records, Sam goody, etc) is a bit misleading.
  19. I do enjoy that one as well as the other New Orleans inspired Spirit of Congo Square and The New Sound of Mardi Gras. I think of all I listen to Kenny Kirkland’s self titled album the most frequently. That album is fantastic! Holy crap. How did I not find this site? Thanks! edit: I have Ruslan Khain’s album on this label and it’s not listed on the site. It’s SRCD-0037. Nice $3 find bought strictly off the strength of the label.
  20. That is a label that put out some great stuff but is impossible to find out what they released. I usually stumble upon it in used bins. I tried a couple times to find discography for the label to no avail. Possible due to the label name.
  21. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    William Parker and David Budbill - What I Saw This Morning purchased from AUM maybe the day before they updated their site. No longer see it listed. I feel very fortunate to have it.
  22. "Soul" - New Pixar/Disney Movie

    I was curious about that as well but just assumed it was a copyright thing, though The Half Note used to be an actual club. When I saw Dorthea I instantly thought Camilla Thurman