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  1. I bought the Japanese reissue of Billy Harper's Black Saint on 12/29. Took slightly longer than usual to arrive (DG shipping to me has always been fast), but not slow enough to raise any red flags.

    [Added] But my last Corbett vs. Dempsey order, placed at roughly the same time, was slow to arrive. Still within 2 weeks, however.

  2. 17 minutes ago, jazzbo said:

    Just so weird. Even if it comes out at the end of March we are six weeks or less away from that . . . and not even a mention in "Upcoming Sets." The Armstrong set has been up there for weeks and is coming out in April. Mosaic really needs to pay some attention to "marketing."

    +1, emphatically.

  3. 14 minutes ago, JSngry said:

    Lots of technical issues on this one. Lots.

    Some good stuff, though, as well as some that were more...mundane.

    I really don't need to hear any more anything's that start off with quiet long tones with or without multiphonics.

    A formula is a formula is a formula.

    Even in the short time I watched (arrived as Ingrid Laubrock was being interviewed after performing) there were several AV dropouts.

    I've always considered BOAC highly uneven, and wouldn't expect to dig the whole program.

    I get your point about the long quiet tones. My personal thing is pieces that sound like Morton Feldman (or to a lesser extent, like Cage "number pieces")...nothing against the originals, which I'm very fond of, but please, no more soundalikes.

  4. 16 minutes ago, David Ayers said:

    That’s basically it, as we understood it at the time. I doubt he had the right to stop it even in the US but somehow he did. I’ve got the Conn myself. Now I think about it, though the Euro RVG exists, I’m not sure how often I’ve ever actually seen it, though it’s still in print. 

    I own one of the Euro RVGs. Didn't know about the copy protection thing, (years ago) bought online the cheapest copy I could find, which was of course that release.

  5. 38 minutes ago, Chuck Nessa said:

    You might enjoy this 4 disc anthology -




    Strange coincidence, I've recently been considering that set.

    In the classical area (New World is big on modern American composers), I really enjoy the 3-CD series of Ben Johnston string quartets performed by Kepler Quartet.

  6. I also noticed this after receiving recent Berkshire weekly e-mail.

    But they sold out, it's "out of stock".


    Some online reviews at



    I haven't heard the set, can't vouch for the reviews but at least they give thorough descriptions.

  7. 35 minutes ago, SMB1968 said:

    They are still selling off stock, though.  You can get a big box of cds for $30 shipped, mine arrives this week.

    That's actually one of the reasons I tried to contact them [Porter Records] in late 2020. E-mailed twice to ask about that offer, twice more to ask whether their online shop was open (wanted to buy some specific items in the catalog).

    Never got a response, gave up.


  8. 1 hour ago, Pim said:

    Well they don’t.... I don’t know what I am doing wrong but every label I ask a question does not respond :( maybe you could give it a try? :)

    I've always (USA) purchased NoBusiness releases through eBay, seller name poligrafovicius iirc. Every time I asked a question or sent a message through eBay, a guy named Valerij (surname Anosov iirc, according to postal return address) responded promptly.  

  9. 22 minutes ago, JSngry said:

    Disc 4 (Chamber Music) is very nice, especially the Ursula Oppens performance. Not sure if the Daedelus Quartet was the right choice to play the arrangements of Mingus tunes, but hey, you get a chance to get played by a group of that stature, you take it.

    More invigorating music!


    I've listened to / enjoyed the whole box twice, agreed on disc 4 which was an eye-opener.

    Oppens has also recorded Parchment on this Music & Arts release that I bought back in the mid-'90s:


  10. 58 minutes ago, JSngry said:

    Ordered Thursday afternoon, arrived today (Monday afternoon) - via Media Mail!!!!! From Brooklyn to Plano via Media Mail in < 96 hours.

    That's the damndest thing I've seen in ages. amazing!

    I was just going to post...

    Ordered Thursday night, arrived Monday in upstate NY. Pleasant surprise.

    And recently (less than a month ago) a 1-CD media mail package from Brooklyn took well over a week to arrive!


    2 hours ago, Chuck Nessa said:

    Under current business conditions, not unreasonable considering the costs.


    1 hour ago, jcam_44 said:

    I agree. As I tell my wife, if these endeavors go unsupported, we will not see them in the future. ... This will be purchased though. 

    +1 on both (emphasis added). I just ordered directly from the label; would rather support them directly than wait in hopes of cheaper offerings.

  12. On 1/11/2021 at 3:38 PM, mjzee said:

    RIP.  Loved him on Taj Mahal's The Real Thing - he did the brass arrangements.  He seemed to be everywhere in NYC in the mid-70's.

    On 1/11/2021 at 3:57 PM, felser said:

    +1, RIP.

    +1. The Real Thing is where I first heard him.

  13. 29 minutes ago, HutchFan said:


    Michael White - The Land of Spirit and Light (Impulse, 1973)

    I didn't include this record in my 70s jazz survey.  It didn't make much of an impact on me when I first got it a few years ago.

    But a lightbulb went on recently.  Now, I wish I would've included it.  Oh well.  Maybe there'll be a spot for it in the 2nd edition. :P  


    Very fond of this. Bought it relatively recently, didn't expect much but it made a big impression.