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  1. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Arrived today. Third release in the series, I've gotten all 3.
  2. Shipping delays

    To my surprise, CD ordered from NoBusiness (Lithuania) shipped July 9, arrived August 5. That's comparable to pre-COVID speed, maybe slightly slower.
  3. The Story Behind John Cage’s 4’33”

    Online event! https://www.woodstockart.org/events/johncage-433-magnusson-benevento-larson/ Marco Benevento, Kay Larson, and Norm Magnusson John Cage’s 4’33” Virtual event Sat. August 29, time TBA | FREE Announcing the WAAM 10th Annual anniversary performance of John Cage’s 4’33” When: Saturday, August 29, 2020, 6:00pm Where: Streaming live from the Towbin Wing Gallery of the Woodstock Artists Association, viewable online through zoom link Featuring: the musical talents of Marco Benevento and the insights of Cage biographer Kay Larson. Produced by: Norm Magnussen The event will include a performance of 4’33, followed by a talk by Kay Larson. Marco Benevento will then pay [sic] some pieces of his own choosing. Cage’s piece had its world debut on August 29, 1952, in Woodstock, during a concert program produced by The Woodstock Artists Association.
  4. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    And...What percentage of the US population would refuse a COVID vaccine because they're convinced it'll contain Bill Gates-implanted microchips intended to control their minds [well, such as they possess]? I dunno the number, but it's pretty damn high.
  5. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    +1 (emphasis added).
  6. New Corbett v Dempsey

    Thanks for the heads-up. DG was already sold out of Pullen/Graves, so I ordered that and the McPhee directly from the label.
  7. MLB Season 2020

    That's going to be another slow-motion (or maybe not so slow) train wreck.
  8. Issues with my stereo

    Long shot, but there could be oxidation at connectors, where wires connect to either receiver or to speakers.This can be remedied by spraying said connectors with Deoxit or the like. My father used to collect/trade old stereo gear of unknown provenance, and this problem periodically arose.
  9. Live at Montreux is an excellent '70s Ra entry.
  10. Exactly (emphasis added). That's what I was getting at (or attempting to).
  11. Looks that way. Which means that I've misunderstood / misrecalled the post all these years. Damn.
  12. +1 IMO. Indirect link from 2007 (original 2001):
  13. Earl Hines and Plas Johnson appear on this.
  14. Best track you heard all week

    Sun Star. For some reason (chiefly dumbassery) I've listened to very little late (say post-Ascension) Coltrane. Recently acquired this disc via the forum and it's awesome.
  15. Mosaics on eBay

    I've periodically seen the Turrentine Mosaic at $75, both on eBay and discogs. Considered it at that price, but it'd be a marginal purchase and I always passed. Never seen it any cheaper, though. The Tristano/Konitz/Marsh is another Mosaic whose price is kinda soft. I did buy that a few years ago. I guess it varies: some Mosaics have maintained high prices and others get cheap from time to time. I agree that currently prices seem to be "off the lows". I tried for a long time to find the Andrew Hill Blue Note at a reasonable price (in hindsight, I narrowly missed on eBay a couple of times near relative lows), but gave up and cobbled together the individual discs for less. That took a little over a year (the last CD was stubborn). Once missed on the Beehive on eBay at an attractive price, took over 2 years to find it at that level again (on discogs).
  16. Mosaics on eBay

    I agree there are occasional bargains on eBay, but finding them takes more effort and sleuthing than I'm willing to expend these days. I bought the Tristano/Konitz/Marsh Mosaic and came close on several bids in the not-too-distant past, but lately I've shopped and purchased from Discogs more often.
  17. Mosaics on eBay

    I rarely check Mosaic listings on eBay. There are so many absurdly high offerings that the signal/noise ratio is too low. I don't generally have time to sort through pages upon pages of crap. I fail to understand the economics of laughably high offerings: does eBay no longer charge listing fees? I'm out of touch, but years ago when I sold there I had to pay listing fees.
  18. MLB Season 2020

    Owners/ballclubs game the system all the time. Especially limiting service time of young players to maximize duration of contractual control. See e.g. Chicago Cubs / Kris Bryant. What's good for the goose...
  19. Shipping delays

    FWIW, my package from Lithuania (NoBusiness) shipped and Valerij said to allow up to 10 weeks for delivery (Northeast USA).
  20. African American Players and West Coast Jazz Labels

    Definitely. But kinda strange to me, hearing it only after a lot of much later Taylor. I dimly recall a quote in a profile of revered (by me) engineer Roy DuNann about how he found some of the hyper-modern jazz he recorded for Contemporary very strange*. I always assumed that referred just to Ornette, not knowing of the Taylor album. So I checked the credits and indeed, Looking Ahead! was recorded in Nola Studios, NYC, engineers Tommy Nola and Lewis Merritt. *it's in Stereophile, https://www.stereophile.com/interviews/402roy/index.html "What was it like, in 1958, to come in and set up a session for some new musician you didn't know, and hear Ornette Coleman play like that? Jazz was changed forever from that moment. It must have been incredible. You were there, Roy. What did you think?" In his inflectionless voice, Roy said immediately, "I would have sent him home." "You would have sent him home." "Yeah. I got so I could listen to a lot of the jazz stuff and know where one chorus was going to end and the next one begin. It was important for knowing where to make a splice. But with Ornette, you couldn't tell where you were. It just started out and it ended. It wasn't music at all for me."
  21. Shipping delays

    I broke down and ordered the newish Sam Rivers (Ricochet) from NoBusiness. This won't be quick, so I'll heed earlier comments, forget about it and let arrival be a surprise.
  22. African American Players and West Coast Jazz Labels

    I very recently came across the Cecil Taylor Contemporary (Looking Ahead!) and just had to purchase it.
  23. Happy Birthday Stereojack!

    ! Happy birthday! I remember seeing your posts on rec.music.bluenote before finding out about this forum.
  24. Mel Powell’s 1940s leader dates

    This is badass: