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  1. 2019: Blue Note's 80th Anniversary

    Yawn. But hey — these ultra-high quality CD reissues include "rubidium clock cutting" and a code to access "BLUE NOTE CLUB" (system requirements unknown). I always had a hunch that those system requirements were unknown. Now the hunch has been confirmed.
  2. I wanted to post here that I received my Mosaic Select from Scott today, and it arrived in pristine condition. Excellent packaging, and fast shipping. Purchase with confidence!
  3. New Dolphy release on Resonance

    Resonance doesn't have any claim to hyperbole ... when the name Dusty Groove is mentioned. DG owns hyperbole.
  4. Complete NORK 1922-1925 on Rivermont

    This one. (Maybe "newly restored" isn't the term I want. Newly remastered?)
  5. Received my copy today. Have only made it through the first disc so far — and I think I'll keep listening to Disc I for a while before moving on! The sound is quite good. The music is more than good; renews my enthusiasm for Don Pullen in particular. Talk about a versatile player — not unlike Jaki Byard before him.
  6. Complete NORK 1922-1925 on Rivermont

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. [Import CDs current price.] I'll be picking this up at some point. (Still haven't purchased the newly restored Fletcher Henderson set!)
  7. Sound samples here. I'm not that familiar with Marsella, but this album cooks.
  8. The complete 1963 recordings, including: • The Lost Album • John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman • Selflessness • Live At Birdland Bam. I wonder if the Hartman sessions will come from the tapes without reverb. I couldn't find a tracklist. I'm guessing there might be a track or two that hasn't been issued before? The Japanese market will have a UHQCD release.
  9. Dream last night: I'm walking inside my own house. On the stereo, George Benson's "Turn Your Love Around" is playing — a song I'm not particularly fond of, but used to hear a lot when my brother played it (record has an all-white cover; can't remember the album title) in the early 80's on the family's old Sony stereo system. The thing is, in the dream, I can't find the stereo. I walk from room to room. The stereo keeps playing. I want to turn the song off — either pick up the needle or press Stop (just in case it's digital). Walk to the dining room. Nope. Walk to the bathroom. Nope. Then I realize, while standing in the bathroom, it's not Benson who's singing. It's definitely the right song, but there's a different vocalist. Who the heck is it? They're having problems with articulation. It's also kind of funny, but I'm not sure if I should be laughing. No, I want to laugh. It is funny. Now it's supposed to be funny — the vocalist is even in on it. Anybody listening would be laughing. Why am I not laughing yet? I look in the mirror — oh, I am laughing. Oh shit, I might start crying. No, I'm laughing. That voice! Who is it??? Then I realize: It's Scooby Doo. Singing "Turn Your Love Around."
  10. Jimmy Smith

    Agreed, and I was partially un-sober (Jimmy goes well with a margarita) when I bumped this thread up! One of the unreleased tracks (from the second set in the afternoon) is "Joy Spring." Man, I'd like to hear Jimmy's version of that composition, and how he made his way through those changes. I always have to remind myself that the At "Club Baby Grand" recordings were made all in ONE day — five sets total. Two afternoon sets + three evening sets. Jimmy naturally has espresso in his veins, but five sets? That seems like alot. He made "Red Sails In The Sunset" twice, but both takes were rejected. Maybe Alfred thought that a Volume 3 would be pushing it for the label, especially as not many listeners at the time even knew who Jimmy was. These live recordings, Smith's first for Blue Note, are still some of my very favorite organ records. I like Jimmy sans horns. Plus — was Jimmy feelin' it or what with that striped blazer on?!
  11. Jimmy Smith

    There are kids in 9th grade who aren't as old as this thread. (Listening to A New Star, Vol. 1 while typing.) Serious question — first, look at all the extra material from the live At "Club Baby Grand" recording dates. Has any of it, outside of the two volumes released, ever seen the light of day? I'm a little surprised that Cuscuna didn't make it available when the U.S. discs were reissued. Perhaps the Japanese market, for Blue Note's 90th anniversary, will see fit to dig into the vaults. (Or maybe tapes don't exist anymore. That would be a shame.) Thoughts? 25 tracks were recorded in total (in one night). 8 were issued.
  12. Baby Face Willette

    Listening to Mo' Rock (Moroccan Village) while typing. This thread is pretty good Tuesday night reading. (Mo' Rock.)
  13. somethin' else (label) SHM-CD reissues

    Wow — you're right. Just listened. Very much like a nocturne. Beautiful. Thanks for bringing that track to my attention!
  14. Yes, I do mean quintet. I was thinking of the "lost" March 29, 1967 studio recording that produced six tracks. That session, recorded around the time Expression was made, occurred without Pharoah.