T.D.

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  1. Awesome, kudos to Mosaic! I'd gotten a bit down on them, barely scan e-mails and wasn't expecting to purchase any more, but they've knocked the cover off the ball with this release.
  2. George Mraz (1944 - 2021)

    Me too, but no relation. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-1c01jmraz21636-no-headline-2009feb01-htmlstory.html
  3. Bargain Audio Equipment

    Are Klipsch speakers still any good? I'm not current, but got the impression that the name had changed hands a few times and the quality gone down a few notches.
  4. George Mraz (1944 - 2021)

    +1 Another rough year so far.
  5. CharlesTolliver - The Ringer

    Definitely am. In a rare spending spree, I also bought Japanese reissues of Julius Hemphill's Dogon A.D. and Stanley Cowell's Blues for the Viet Cong. Extravagant but worth it, all three are outstanding.
  6. Stanley Cowell - Brilliant Circles

    I recently picked that up, based on the excellent review by Rooster_Ties: http://www.organissimo.org/forum/index.php?/topic/86349-freedom-mini-lp-series-paul-bley-dewey-redman-dollar-brand-ted-curson/&page=5 Previously owned the Black Lion, which sounded like absolute crap, Tyrone Washington practically inaudible. I almost never do sonic upgrades, but felt it necessary for this. Speaking of which, 3 more Freedom reissues from DG just arrived today ! Charles Tolliver The Ringer, Stanley Cowell Blues for the Viet Cong and Julius Hemphill Dogon A. D. Yowzah.
  7. The It Club in LA? There are Monk and Gene Harris / Three Sounds recordings, but no others I'm aware of.
  8. These were (at least partially) recorded at the Regattabar: I think somebody recently posted the Kohlhase disc on the Listening thread.
  9. There's the memorable Tristano/Konitz recording from the Confucius Restaurant in Manhattan! Only one I know of from that venue.
  10. Noticed some Uptowns above. A number of their releases were recorded in obscure venues, for instance I don't recall seeing any others from The Flamboyan. This one's from the Lark Tavern in Albany:
  11. https://www.discogs.com/label/319067-Slugs-Saloon Counting boots: Sun Ra, Art Blakey, Rashied Ali, Charles Lloyd, Mingus.
  12. for one. I thought of chiming in with this (grew up in suburban Chi. and find the album/song title funny), but figured there'd be too many recordings at that venue. After some research, there are a whole lot!: https://www.discogs.com/label/347535-London-House-Chicago
  13. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    I think Jeff occasionally purchased via the "Offering and looking for" forum. If so, some seller might still have an old PM with his address (at that time). Long shot, though.
  14. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    First name Jeff, but that's all I know. Many years ago, I may have had USPS correspondence with him regarding some kind of bet or contest, but didn't retain anything and don't recall details.
  15. Jemeel Moondoc (1951-2021)

    +1, this really hits hard. RIP and thanks for the music.
  16. Fire Music - Free Jazz Documentary

    Thanks, looking forward to the report. I checked the website, hoping for one near me (there are a couple of potential eventual sites in Mid-Hudson Valley), but only announced E. Coast screening is Friday 9/10 @ Film Forum. "More upcoming showings soon..."
  17. Is the Leo Records website still functional? It shows Volumes II-IV in stock, 20 quid apiece, which would be not bad. http://www.leorecords.com/?m=catalogue&id=CD_GY But it's confusing, the site reads "Last updated 21-Jan-2021" and also lists new releases of January, March and June 2021.
  18. Funny stuff! I used to occasionally indulge in responses, now I just hang up on the bastards. It's not all that hard to come up with clever routines, but : (a) the Ps of S who are calling [edit: pick up after the robodialer senses a fish on the line] don't deserve any of my time (3 minutes - NFW!); (b) the person on the other end is almost surely far too dopey to understand/appreciate any clever schtick.
  19. CharlesTolliver - The Ringer

    I bit the bullet and ordered the Japanese reissue, shipped but not yet arrived.
  20. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I looked closely on Bandcamp and saw no evidence of one.
  21. Good Jazz Albums from 1979?

    I have it on CD as part of "Art Yard in a Box". There's a more recent digital version with extra tracks on Bandcamp. Seems to be part of the Chusid reissue series, since credits end with "Special thanks to Peter Dennett/Art Yard Records, Michael D. Anderson/Sun Ra Music Archive, and Chris Reisman Produced for digital release by Irwin Chusid Issued under license from Sun Ra LLC". https://sunramusic.bandcamp.com/album/sleeping-beauty-expanded
  22. Good Jazz Albums from 1979?

    It's pretty good Ra, style a lot like Lanquidity with more vocals.
  23. Good Jazz Albums from 1979?

    OT, but in recent years I've been deeply impressed by various interviews that portray Sonny's "spiritual" (for lack of a better word) side. May sound trite, but IMO he's a truly inspirational figure.
  24. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Yes, great album! I only discovered it via the 3-disc Lester Bowie Black Saint/Soul Note box, one of my favorites in that series.