T.D.

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  1. The USPS SUCKS

    I bought a Mosaic box on discogs, requested first class shipping. The parcel was shipped from Philadelphia suburbs Saturday, arrived upstate NY today (Monday)! Needless to say, I'll request first class if possible. In contrast, I have two media mail parcels in limbo, one last tracked to the dreaded Jersey City (Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate).
  2. The Future of Jazz

    No shit, Sherlock. A certain "irony deficiency" seems endemic to Internet discussion forums.
  3. Previously unreleased Sam Rivers live recordings

    New one coming up, #3 in series: http://nobusinessrecords.com/ricochet.html
  4. What music did you buy today?

    That's one I'd like to hear. I had been on the fence about this forever, but finally went for a used copy: I grew up in Evanston, IL (home of Bee Hive), so it's nostalgia in a sense. I never knew of the Neumann family, though.
  5. Shipping delays

    I ordered a 12-CD box from England around the same date. It shipped April 15 and arrived May 4, sooner than I expected and faster than some domestic USPS media mail deliveries.
  6. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I also enjoy that [Hemphill Black Saint / Soul Note] box, generally listen all in one shot. Never heard much of the WSQ, got the impression it wouldn't be to my taste.
  7. The USPS SUCKS

    Uh-oh. I've had another small package (orig. Cambridge MA, dest. upstate NY) fall into the dreaded Greensboro <-> Jersey City loop. Looks like 2 weeks or more until I'll see it. Last package finally (I'll spare details) only escaped the loop via Denver. Taking over-unders on how many times it'll cycle between Greensboro and JC... May 8, 2020, 12:21 am Arrived at USPS Regional Facility JERSEY CITY NJ NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER Your item arrived at our USPS facility in JERSEY CITY NJ NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER on May 8, 2020 at 12:21 am. The item is currently in transit to the destination. May 7, 2020 In Transit to Next Facility May 6, 2020, 11:10 pm Departed USPS Regional Facility GREENSBORO NC NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER May 6, 2020, 6:51 pm Arrived at USPS Regional Facility GREENSBORO NC NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER May 4, 2020, 6:42 pm Departed Post Office CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138 May 4, 2020, 5:38 pm USPS in possession of item CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138
  8. That Al Haig album is awesome, close to desert island material for me.
  9. The USPS SUCKS

    The difference between first class and media mail is astonishing. The small (1 CD digipack) media mail package I whined about above took exactly 3 weeks to arrive via a bizarre multi-looped tour. I had a bunch of first class letters to mail from work, required arrival around May 1. Scared by my experience, I mailed them early, but they arrived within a couple of days, so it turned out that I f**ed up by sending them too early. Since then, I've received a couple of small first-class packages that were comparably fast.
  10. This is really good.
  11. Walton-Higgins

    I have this. Nice disc, but my only quibble is that it features the trademark Richard Alderson / Prestige engineering, whereby the piano (other instruments are fine) sounds as if it was recorded underwater.
  12. COVID-19 2.0: No Politics edition

    I made that obvious call early in March. Working conditions at meat/poultry plants have been frequently chronicled over the years in all forms of media. Politics precludes any further comment.
  13. The USPS SUCKS

    Sorry to bore you with this s**t, but it's gotten truly ridiculous. On the second go-round in Jersey City, it was sent to Denver ???!!!. The destination is Upstate NY, nearest hub Albany. Good thing it's a reputable seller (Squidco via Discogs). I'm expecting to have to request a refund. But it only stayed in JC for a few hours this time - last time they kept it a week! April 24, 2020, 5:05 pm Arrived at USPS Regional Facility DENVER CO NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER Your item arrived at our USPS facility in DENVER CO NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER on April 24, 2020 at 5:05 pm. The item is currently in transit to the destination. April 24, 2020, 9:35 am Arrived at USPS Regional Facility JERSEY CITY NJ NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER April 23, 2020 In Transit to Next Facility April 22, 2020, 4:16 pm Departed USPS Regional Facility GREENSBORO NC NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER April 22, 2020, 2:22 pm Arrived at USPS Regional Facility GREENSBORO NC NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER April 20, 2020, 12:18 am Departed USPS Regional Facility JERSEY CITY NJ NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER April 13, 2020, 2:05 am Arrived at USPS Regional Facility JERSEY CITY NJ NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER April 11, 2020, 10:30 am Departed USPS Regional Facility GREENSBORO NC NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER April 11, 2020, 9:10 am Arrived at USPS Regional Facility GREENSBORO NC NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER
  14. The USPS SUCKS

    Update on my shambolic delivery: in 13 days it's nonsensically cycled between Greensboro NC and Jersey City. At least my UPS office supply order arrived after 8 days. Comical USPS details: April 24, 2020, 9:35 am Arrived at USPS Regional Facility JERSEY CITY NJ NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER Your item arrived at our USPS facility in JERSEY CITY NJ NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER on April 24, 2020 at 9:35 am. The item is currently in transit to the destination. April 23, 2020 In Transit to Next Facility April 22, 2020, 4:16 pm Departed USPS Regional Facility GREENSBORO NC NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER April 22, 2020, 2:22 pm Arrived at USPS Regional Facility GREENSBORO NC NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER April 20, 2020, 12:18 am Departed USPS Regional Facility JERSEY CITY NJ NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER April 13, 2020, 2:05 am Arrived at USPS Regional Facility JERSEY CITY NJ NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER April 11, 2020, 10:30 am Departed USPS Regional Facility GREENSBORO NC NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER April 11, 2020, 9:10 am Arrived at USPS Regional Facility GREENSBORO NC NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER
  15. The USPS SUCKS

    Don't assume UPS/Fedex will be great. I placed a small Staples order from work for office supplies. Pre-COVID, it would have arrived via UPS one day later. It now will be at least 8 days (each day the ETA gets pushed back a day). But I'm sure they will outperform USPS.
  16. Damn. You are correct. Apologies, I shouldn't have started the thread.
  17. This is on DG's "coming soon" page: Live At The Jazz Showcase In Chicago Vol 1 CD (Item 946122) Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981 — Condition: New Copy About April 22, 2020
  18. The USPS SUCKS

    Here's a good one. Package stayed in Jersey City for a week. Instead of proceeding North (I'm in upstate NY), it was then sent back whence it originated in NC. April 22, 2020, 2:22 pm Arrived at USPS Regional Facility GREENSBORO NC NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER Your item arrived at our USPS facility in GREENSBORO NC NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER on April 22, 2020 at 2:22 pm. The item is currently in transit to the destination. April 22, 2020 In Transit to Next Facility April 20, 2020, 12:18 am Departed USPS Regional Facility JERSEY CITY NJ NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER April 13, 2020, 2:05 am Arrived at USPS Regional Facility JERSEY CITY NJ NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER April 11, 2020, 10:30 am Departed USPS Regional Facility GREENSBORO NC NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER April 11, 2020, 9:10 am Arrived at USPS Regional Facility GREENSBORO NC NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER
  19. https://www.dustygroove.com/coming-soon/jazz Dusty Groove is in Chicago. If you're in Poland, it might be more effective to order directly from Japan (the reissue is Japanese). I don't know enough about Japanese vendors to recommend one, though.
  20. CDs for Sale

    PM sent on Odean Pope Locked & Loaded Half Note $4
  21. Beautiful photos, many thanks! I was hoping to attend, but at the time of the show (I'm 62 y.o.) had already started to avoid public gatherings.
  22. BFT 192 Reveal

    Thanks. Really enjoyed this BFT. Recognized the early Sun Ra track, got the late one after generous hints, blew the middle (M. Allen) one but had never heard it before. The rest of the music was good but no chance of identification. Perhaps I should have recognized Braxton's playing, but oh well...