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  1. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    In the meantime, I'm going to listen to this performance of Brahms' Op. 34. It's the only version that I can access from here at work -- and it's darn fine too!
  2. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    O.K. I'll check it out. Thanks, sp.
  3. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    LOVE that composition & performance!
  4. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    McCoy's version of "Wave" is so forceful that should have been re-titled "Tidal Wave"!
  5. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    NP: Sonny Stitt - Endgame Brilliance (32 Jazz) CD repackaging of two Cobblestone LPs: Constellation & Tune-Up! Prime Stitt.
  6. What music did you buy today?

    Great. I'm looking forward to hearing it!
  7. What music did you buy today?

    This CD has been on my list for a while. It's out-of-print, but I found it for a reasonable price on eBay. I think this may have been Demidenko's debut recording.
  8. I liked Cook's Miles book better than the Blue Note book. I'd say that the Miles book is more comparable to Cook's contributions to the Penguin Guide to Jazz. Naturally, I don't always agree with Cook's assessments -- and I often strongly disagree with them. But it's still worth a read, if only to stir the pot, bring another perspective to the table.
  9. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Just listened to this all the way through, flipped it over again, and now I'm listening a second time. Jack DeJohnette's Directions - New Rags (ECM, 1977) with Alex Foster, John Abercrombie, and Mike Richmond Lately, every time I listen to this LP, the music seems to get better. It's a grower.
  10. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Red Rodney featuring Ira Sullivan - Live at the Village Vanguard (Muse, 1980) I dig Red, but Ira Sullivan is the one who really grabs my ear. ... Reading the liner notes, I see that three of the six cuts were written by Jack Walrath. Interesting.
  11. My take is that any fan of Davis would enjoy the books by Szwed, Chambers AND Troupe. (If you haven't read any of them, I'd recommend reading them in that order.) Plus the books Jim lists above. Another one to consider:
  12. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    More Seifert: with John Scofield, Richie Beirach, Eddie Gomez, Jack DeJohnette & Nana Vasconcelos. Recorded in November 1978, just three months before Seifert died at age 32 of cancer.
  13. Well, it's been common knowledge that Troupe plagiarized Chamber's book extensively. But I'd always assumed that the facts and perspective presented were -- for the most part -- accurate. But it sounds like that may not have been the case. As for "what Miles was looking for": He apparently didn't care about the contents or the accuracy of the book if he didn't even read it! So he must have been interested in something other than setting the historical record straight. Publicity? Money? Myth-making? Something else? Who knows?