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  1. Black Jazz & Tribe Records

    I'm just now exploring these labels, and I was wondering if anyone had any reviews and/or impressions ... Thanks for posting your thoughts! (Edited to update the image ...)
  2. LPs that have never made it into CD

    Operetta for Barbara Donald
  3. LPs that have never made it into CD

    Rumasuma contains some of the best Barbara Donald on record. Simmons seems inhibited by the piano, but Donald just burns — every solo she has. You can really hear the Booker Little influence.
  4. Mal Waldron

    I've liked Mal Waldron ever since I first heard him 23 years ago on Coltrane's debut album for Prestige. His discography seems fairly large, and with a lot of it obscure and out-of-print. List your favorites and/or share any Mal stories you have! What were his live performances like? I have about a dozen Waldron CDs, and I have a feeling there's a lot I haven't heard. Who's on this one?
  5. *** SUN RA Corner***

    A legit reissue (Enterplanetary Koncepts) of this:
  6. Red Garland on Prestige

    This 2003 Japanese compilation is excellent, especially when you just want to play a single disc of Red's: 1. C Jam Blues (Groovy) 2. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (Red Garland’s Piano) 3. But Not For Me (Red Garland’s Piano) 4. St. James Infirmary (When There Are Grey Skies) 5. My Blue Heaven (When There Are Grey Skies) 6. Soon (Can’t See For Lookin’) 7. Summertime (All Kinds of Weather) 8. Rain (All Kinds of Weather) 9. A Foggy Day (A Garland of Red) 10. What Is This Thing Called Love? (A Garland of Red) 11. This Can’t Be Love (It’s A Blue World) 12. And The Angels Sing (Red Garland Trio/Moodsville) 13. Billy Boy (Revisited!)
  7. Red Garland on Prestige

    Good album for 2020. Red is tight.
  8. Vinny Golia

    Saw Golia live in 1997 at LACMA. He played almost the entire gig on Eb contra-alto clarinet. Unfortunately, I can't remember the rest of the band. A piano-less quartet if I recall correctly.
  9. All Things Hat

    The Ayler appears to be a two-disc reissue of: I never got around to picking up the Stockholm/Berlin set, so it's nice that it'll be available once again. I also have Yasmina, but not Blasé, so the Shepp too is a welcome reissue. I hope that Werner keeps digging through the hat archive as well as other labels. If ezz-thetics essentially becomes a reissue label, I'm for it.
  10. All Things Hat

    Hat Hut's catalog of recordings, most of them now unfortunately out-of-print, makes up a great label — (usually) pristine sound, adventurous music, and tasteful artwork and packaging. What albums on this label do you recommend? And what albums, still LP-only, would you like to see make it onto compact disc? One note that many of you are already aware of: Hat Hut has been running monthly sales on select titles, which sell for $8.50 through Cadence (or $11.99 through Jazz Loft). Cadence is currently listing the Vienna Art Orchestra's Erik Satie disc on sale — when initially it was reported out-of-print! This is one to pick up if you haven't already. Have any of you tried the hat(now)ART titles, or the hatNOIR titles? Which ones, and which ones do you recommend?
  11. Mingus - Pithecanthropus Erectus

    Any thoughts, twelve years later, as to what compact disc edition of Pithecanthropus Erectus sounds best? ("Best" being a relative term, of course.) I have a Japanese K2 20-bit edition, and Mingus's bass is artificially boosted. Anyone here happen to have heard the (ridiculous term ahead) MQA-UHQCD edition? The music, it goes without saying, is irreproachable.
  12. All Things Hat

    Maybe Werner has been reading this board ... typo corrected! Plus, these are new in the upcoming list: But notice in the corrected image for the Taylor reissue that the "Mason & Hamlin" logo on the piano has now been scrubbed away. Weird. The photo's exposure has also been lowered.
  13. Sound samples here. I'm not that familiar with Marsella, but this album cooks.
  14. All Things Hat

    Maybe Cecil united all his Units at one point and we just didn't know about it.
  15. All Things Hat

  16. Marion Brown: Porto Novo

    Marion Brown's Porto Novo is being reissued in November, this time through the Muzak label (out of Taiwan, if I'm not mistaken) and with the original UK cover: In mini-LP format. All of the discs I've purchased on Muzak sound pretty good. I'll be getting this reissue for sure. I think it's Brown's masterwork. 1967, with Maarten Altena and Han Bennink. Bennink is a drummer who, for me, a little goes a long way; on this record, however, I think he's perfect. His playing is less tongue-in-cheek.
  17. Give It Up For Booker!

    You're gonna love it. It's always seemed a little more heartfelt to me than his Prestige dates. The young Bobby Few on piano adds a slight twist.
  18. "Very Early: Bill Evans, 1956-58"

    I don't find the album horrible, but I do think it's curious that perhaps the most interesting track ("My Heart Stood Still") was left off the album. My guess is that Creed Taylor didn't like Gary Peacock's solo (which seems to be giving the middle finger to the proceedings). I like Olga Albizu's paintings:
  19. RIP, Steve Grossman.

    The Day Elvin Jones Fired Up Milwaukee's Lakefront Festival of Art in 1972 I love this quartet. Wouldn't be the same without Grossman.
  20. Miles Davis & Bill Evans

    During a blindfold test, Bill Evans listened to Cecil Taylor. He had positive things to say. ================== What about Lennie Tristano's influence on Herbie? Anyone hear that? It can readily be heard in Evans.
  21. Miles Davis & Bill Evans

    Maybe the closest we can get to that setting (Davis, Evans, LaFaro, Motian) are the ballads from Seven Steps To Heaven. Feldman sounds (to me) like he'd been listening to Evans a fair amount. Had that quartet actually recorded, I'm sure the ballads would've been amazing. ================= Connecting back to the discussion in 2009 (about Hancock's influences, Evans being one of them), I've often wondered to what extent Herbie listened to Tristano. If Herbie is influenced by Bill Evans (which I think he is), then he'd have picked up some Tristano influence via Evans. Another question — is this statement valid? --> No George Russell = no Kind of Blue. In other words, would that recording exist as we know it without Russell's thinking on harmony?
  22. Happy Birthday, Sonny Simmons.

    The stories about seeing/meeting Simmons in San Francisco in the 80's are intriguing to me. In 1985, I was in downtown San Francisco as part of a YMCA trip (I was 15) when I stopped to listen to an alto saxophonist playing on the street. I had just started seriously listening to jazz music, the alto in particular, and my entry points were Ornette Coleman and Eric Dolphy. (Bird came a little later.) I ended up chatting with the street musician, and he told me that he'd played with Dolphy. I had a hard time believing that — Dolphy had been dead for over twenty years! Only decades later did I realize that the street musician may have been Sonny Simmons, and he was just sharing his history with me.
  23. New Corbett v Dempsey

    Intrigued ...