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  1. Right here. UCCQ prefix. Appears to be straight-up CDs. No SHM-CD, HQCD, UHQCD, or everyone's new favorite MQA x UHQCD.
  2. 2019: Blue Note's 80th Anniversary

    Indeed. Cuscuna knew what he was doing, and the time was right. That 10" series was great.
  3. 2019: Blue Note's 80th Anniversary

    That's a fine CD. I'm still a little blown away that it was even reissued.
  4. Johnny "Hammond" Smith

    This is Smith's second album on New Jazz. I have to say — it's one of the most satisfying organ records from the 50's that I've heard. I love the treatment of "I'll Remember April." It sounds like kitsch at first ... but repeated listenings reveal how much Smith knew exactly what he was doing with the tune. The grace notes are both hilarious and hip. The Japanese reissue from five years back (UCCO 5376) has staggeringly good sound. Rudy nailed it that day. Dig how chill Seldon Powell is on the cover.
  5. Herman Chittison

    Listening to Chittison on YouTube, I can hear where Monk picked up on his playing. Thanks for that observation! I'd never made that connection.
  6. 2019: Blue Note's 80th Anniversary

    D'oh! How could I forget about Gokudo?! I used to visit those pages all the time until they were strangely color-corrected and touched-up. This one would be nice to hear. Not sure if it's been out in the U.S. in some capacity.
  7. 2019: Blue Note's 80th Anniversary

    I love the first decade of Blue Note as well. The last time the music from this decade was reissued in Japan was 1998. I wonder if bringing back the original (and beautiful) cover art would help sales. (The U.S. of course didn't use the original covers for their reissues.) The 1939-49 cover artwork is mostly pre-Reid Miles, but just as hip. I can't find a website that features this earlier artwork. Anyone?
  8. 2019: Blue Note's 80th Anniversary

    The 75th Anniversary Blue Note SHM-CD series from Japan reissued 230 titles. I'd like to see that series continued.
  9. It's not 2019 quite yet, but I wonder what the Japanese (or U.S.) market has planned as far as celebrating Blue Note's 80th birthday. (Maybe a reissue of Blue Train?) Hopes? Ideas? Recipes?
  10. Don Patterson

    Never out on compact disc??? What the heck!!! To this, all I can say is BOWL OF YORK. (Even the Stones cover is good!)
  11. Shirley Scott

    Thanks to the nachosphere, I've just recently heard the entire record of Drag 'Em Out. Man! That first side is great. And Major Holley's arco solo — groovy! I haven't enjoyed a bowed solo for a long time. That one is simple yet fine. I believe this is Scott's last trio recording for Prestige before moving on to Impulse! I wonder what she thought of it, or what other organ players at the time thought.
  12. Thanks for letting us know! I wonder who remastered Goin' Up. McMaster?
  13. Salah Ragab

    Interesting article on Salah Ragab. He deserves his own topic.
  14. *** SUN RA Corner***

    Discipline 99 was just reissued on April 2. Details here.
  15. Shirley Scott

    Listening to Shirley as I type. This CD can still be found for an affordable price. Never heard Wally Richardson on guitar before. Nice playing.