connoisseur series500

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  1. Roland Kirk rankings

    I recently bought Kirk's "We Free Kings," and it blows me away. What a superb session! I've owned Kirk compilations in the past and this was my first purchase of a single session. Outstanding in every way. Do I hear Trane's influence bigtime here? Could those of you who know Kirk's stuff very well name your top three or top five Kirk sessions? I want to know where to go from here. Thanks
  2. Joe Henderson at the Lighthouse

    I got this from the bastards recently, and...WOW! Gave it only one spin, but it was enough to label this one as top notch. Woody is in top form and I love Cables' electric piano. Joe is in great form, but Woody is even better. Highly recommended...
  3. Happy Birthday! GregK!

    To a good guy. Happy Birthday Greg. Sorry you didn't make Baker's but we'll catch up again.
  4. Charles Lloyd Corner

    I've got only two Charles Lloyd cds, namely THE WATER IS WIDE, and THE CALL. I just purchased the latter and haven't yet formed any kind of opinion. The first cd however is wonderful music. I particularly like Brad Mehldau's work there. I would like to know what you all think of Lloyd, and which sessions are worth picking up. Thanks :rsmile:
  5. Happy Birthday Kenny Weir

    To the only fellow who live chats while at work! Happy Birthday mate!
  6. Felser put up a post in another thread which put me to thinking. Mosaic prices have plummeted. We wont' go into the reasons, but many sets have material which can be obtained by picking up individual cds. I have held off, for example, buying the Mosaic Woody Shaw on Muse because I have pretty much everything there on the 32jazz issues. Felser, however, points out that the 32jazz cds are a mess--I would love if he could expound upon that, and so he sees the need to keep his Mosaic box of the same material. So which Mosaic sets are worth keeping despite all or part of the material being available in single issues? I begin by quoting from Felser's excellent comment in another thread: I actually have been selling off most of my Mosaic sets as the material becomes available on other CD's. For instance, the Woody Shaw Columbia is totally trumped by that box set that Columbia put out - extra material, better sound, much lower price, smaller footprint. Exception for me is the Woody Shaw Muse box - the 32jazz reissues are so shoddy, I don't have the heart to have that be my representation of that great material. And the Elvin Jones, Lou Donaldson, Stanley Turrentine, Jackie McLean Blue Note boxes have important albums not readily available on Blue Note CD, and the Gerald Wilson and Jazz Crusaders Pacific Jazz sets the same. Beyond that, I only have a smattering of big boxes (Roach, MJQ, Sonny Stitt come to mind), and I expect to sell them eventually. I have kept a lot more of the Selects, which I prefer.
  7. LF: Cecil Payne, "Zodiac"

    Can anyone find me one for sale? Amazon's $41.00 is a bit too pricey for me.
  8. LF: Cecil Payne, "Zodiac"

    Tell me about it. MIght as well buy the Mosaic box if the individual cds are that pricey.
  9. LF: Cecil Payne, "Zodiac"

    yes, very interested. I'll send you a pm. I did talk to the lady who is offering the disc on Amazon for $41. I asked if she would consider lowering her price on it. She said that "we research our prices and consider our pricing to be fair, but I'll look into it." She called me back to say she has reduced the price now to $38. Well that was a big discount! I'll continue shopping thanks. I mean the disc has been saved on my Amazon list for at least six months. What she considers "fair" doesn't jive with what the market is willing to pay it seems. Anyway, Freejazz might have a disc for me. If not, I'll splurge on the Mosaic box.
  10. Happy Birthday Big Wheel!

    Happy Birthday Wheel!
  11. couple of chess babes

    Anna Sharevich from Belarus.
  12. Caesar Frazier

    He must be Joe's brother because he comes out smokin'!
  13. Mnytime

    Anyone seen or heard from Mny lately? Sure hope he's okay.
  14. Billy Harper, "Black Saint"

    Man, this is a killer album. Track 3, "Call of the Wild and Peaceful Heart" is awesome! Great work by Virgil Jones and Billy H. on that one. Joe Bonner is a great addition. Get this cd if you don't already have it!!
  15. History corner

    Let's discuss historical issues in this thread. We propose a topic and then add our two cents worth. I'll start by nominating Ghost of Miles to bring up the first topic (he reads a bunch and has a good memory!) Okay, Ghostie, what do we start off with?
  16. CDs and DVDs For Sale

    pm sent on Lonnie smith beginnings
  17. 2015 Organissimo Football Pool

    Looks like the squeelers lost another one then started to cry foul regarding headsets. Can you believe this? An ass whomping brings up the cheater's accusations. With regret, I'm sitting out the season. It's a year of change for me, as I attempt to relocate to Florida. Lots of work ahead involving job change, selling home, etc. I'll watch you guys anyway.
  18. 2015 Organissimo Football Pool

    Please tell me the log in password to cbs so I can make my picks. If I don't get a reply in time, I'm taking the Pats in Thursday's game. thanks
  19. Happy Birthday Kevin Bresnahan

    Another year.....
  20. Organissimo Football Pool 2014

    Looks like I'm missing the playoffs again this year.
  21. Now reading...

    when I asked my undergraduate Russian lit teacher who he preferred between Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky, he said for the Russian people it was an easy choice: Pushkin!
  22. Happy Birthday, Felser!

    Happy Birthday, John!
  23. Sandy Jarrell is in the news!

    So many talented people on this forum. Congrats Sandy!
  24. Happy birthday to Conn500

    Thanks all!
  25. Happy Birthday GregK!

    Happy Birthday, Greg!