JohnJ

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  1. Fourth of July Quiz

    8/10 too. Not bad for a Brit.
  2. I have the opportunity to pick up the 6CD Mosaic 'The Complete Decca Studio Recordings of Louis Armstrong and the All Stars'. I know it is OOP and the price is very attractive so I am sure that I will indeed buy it, but I would appreciate it if anybody who owns this set give their opinion on the music itself. There is only a brief (positive) description on AMG and I cannot find a track listing anywhere, so any views would be most welcome. Thanks in advance.
  3. any Sade fans here?

    Rick, your post prompted me to do a little research and it appears the date of the Sade concert was actually Friday September 14th 1984 at the long gone Inkstick in Roppongi. As you say we could almost reach out and touch her. Anyway, it was a long time ago and while the concert was certainly memorable I don't remember anything about the composition of the audience!
  4. What Are You Watching

    Why thank you Bob, very kind! I must confess I thoroughly enjoyed season 2 of Mr. Robot.
  5. CONTEST: 2017 Grey Cup

    A bit late this year. Calgary 80.
  6. Film noir playlist

    'The Big Nowhere', 'The Long Goodbye' and other tracks from this CD have a definite film noir feel.
  7. CONTEST: 2016 Grey Cup

    Good timing, I seem to be first! Calgary - 55.
  8. What Are You Watching

    Watched all of the first season on the ANA flight to and back from Seattle last week. Excellent, a great way to pass time on a long flight.
  9. CONTEST: 2015 Grey Cup

    My sincere apologies. The advantages of my time zone!
  10. CONTEST: 2015 Grey Cup

    Always fun! Edmonton - 65.
  11. organissimo 2015 Summer Funddrive

    Just done through Paypal. Thanks for everything Jim.
  12. What Are You Watching

    I think 'The Good Wife' is better. Currently watching season 5.
  13. Definitely not true in Tokyo. Disk Union continues to not only survive but open in new locations. Their stores are always crowded whenever I visit.
  14. What Are You Watching

    Yeah, Empire is one wildly entertaining show, a sort of King Lear for the Hip Hop generation! Also watching one of my favourite shows of recent years on DVD, The Good Wife season 4.
  15. What Are You Watching

    Empire. Anybody else here watching the most talked about show on TV?
  16. Happy Birthday Michael Weiss!

    Happy Birthday Michael. It was great to catch up last October in Tokyo!
  17. The Best Jazz of 2014

    New Yorker article on the best jazz reissues of 2014. http://www.newyorker.com/culture/richard-brody/2014-best-jazz-reissues
  18. Thanks to our own Michael Weiss I saw the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra at Billboard Tokyo last night. I thouroughly enjoyed the evening, a really great line up of first class players and the sound was truly impressive at close quarters. A packed and enthusiastic audience helped too. Thanks again Michael.
  19. What music did you buy today?

    Bought this from Michael at the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra concert in Tokyo last night. Great stuff!
  20. Jazz in TOKYO

    Indeed I did! Less that $15 for the Pacific Jazz Piano Trios Select is definitely a good deal! Really glad that you enjoyed the various Disk Union's as much as you did and had such a positive experience with their service.