T.D.

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  1. Shorty Rogers Mosaic At Last!

    Wow. Seems like a great buy! With booklet and box?
  2. Happy 100th Birthday Charlie Parker!

    Yes! I think the puzzle's pretty well put together. Among other answers are CHARLIE, PARKER, YARD, BIRD, VERVE, ORNITHOLOGY, ALTO, BEBOP, RARA, AVIS, HEROIN and LIVER (ouch). And much of the cluing is Bird-related. [Not overly worried about spoilers - only once before did I post a link to a puzzle on the forum, and that one got zero replies. ] I acquired a taste for British cryptic crosswords early in this millennium.
  3. For me it's purely inertia. I have a decent sound system based on CDs (gave up on vinyl about 20 years ago and no longer have a turntable). Going to downloads would involve purchasing a hard drive (or maybe 2 incl. backup), researching software (maybe purchasing, depending on research), purchasing a suitable DAC to play the files through my sound system, and then ripping/cataloguing my CDs. I'm some combination of too lazy / cheap to do all this. I hear you on "safety". I occasionally drop and scratch CDs, long ago gave up on lending them out because of damage, and have had discs rot.
  4. I sold a lot on Amazon 10-15 years ago, but stopped because my selling slowed down and it became too much of a PITA. Then the terms started getting much worse. I stopped paying attention and wouldn't even consider it now.
  5. Happy 100th Birthday Charlie Parker!

    The Independent (UK) has a Charlie Parker themed cryptic crossword today (8/29) https://puzzles.independent.co.uk/games/cryptic-crossword-independent/#!202008 It's a difficult one.
  6. I am still buying jazz CDs but feel I may be one of the last of the dinosaur holdouts. Over the next 6-12 months I expect to go digital. It's a matter of getting off my ass, doing the research on software, hard drives and DACs (I still want to play stuff through my stereo system), and spending money on same. I'm not so much into older jazz, however, so probably wouldn't be a big buyer of your listings.
  7. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Thanks, the Cor Fuhler looks very good. Have to agree with you on the austere nature of the catalog...I saw the names Beuger and Frey (familiar from Wandelweiser and Another Timbre) up near the top and didn't have the patience to explore further.
  8. Mike Westbrook

    Recently heard my first Westbrook recordings, On Duke's Birthday and Westbrook-Rossini. Greatly enjoyed them and would like to explore more. Looking for recommendations, preferably of releases with some chance of US availability. Thanks. Didn't see many prior threads on MW.
  9. Mike Westbrook

    Thanks everyone. I went for Metropolis, the Swedish Citadel and the Turtle Marching Song + reissue. All in stock from US vendor.
  10. Mike Westbrook

    Thanks! Any opinions on this one (or earlier releases of same)? Early (c. 1969), but appears to be something I'd like.
  11. Mike Westbrook

    Thanks! I'd already seen good reports on Metropolis. The studio recording of Citadel/Room 315 is indeed hard to find, but a recent release of an earlier live recording is available and looks promising:
  12. I think the Brignola On a Different Level (with Kenny Barron, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette) is outstanding and on a different level from his other listed titles.
  13. Much the same sentiments here...Excited about the '75, "meh" on the '64.
  14. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Thanks for the recommendation! But reading the back cover, I saw "Cadence" and "Rusch" all over the place, thought "...didn't I read some things about Bob Rusch?", and wound up feeling a little queasy. I dig both musical principals, not sure I'll put the recording on my wish list.
  15. +1. I bought a CD through this forum in the same time range.
  16. Hoping this is an "evolving" (see below) situation. I just saw this on Facebook today (8/21): Gadzooks! It’s a beautiful Friday here in Woodstock and the [redacted] Beer Garden is open today 2 to 10pm! Incidental music for your dining pleasure begins around 4. Due to current and evolving NYS guidelines we cannot provide or promote info about musical performers or set times. We are currently talking to the powers that be in order to clarify these current rules and we are very hopeful we will be able to announce artists and set times again soon. We are just waiting to get a clearer picture and working very hard to stay in compliance with all restrictions and mandates! Please bear with us!
  17. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    Same morons who spout "all lives matter" in other contexts.
  18. Joe Lovano with Bob Meyer

    Cool! That would be my venue of choice. But being over 60 and risk-averse I'm still not ready to venture there.
  19. They took 'em out. Can't tell if it's permanent. Every story now has a link at the bottom (where comments used to be) to a poll or questionnaire concerning the issue. Surprised you didn't notice that. I love the fact that comments have been removed. I used to avoid reading Yahoo stories because of all the garbage that would automatically (on my browser) appear whenever I clicked on one. Wasn't most of that shit generated by bots? But I rarely look at Yahoo. I generally access financial news, and Yahoo coverage is inferior to other sources IMO.
  20. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/12/accuracy-of-us-coronavirus-data-thrown-into-question-as-decline-in-testing-skews-drop-in-new-cases.html
  21. I deferred buying Ricochet for that reason, but delivery worked out well. Valerij said "allow up to 10 weeks", but I got it in less than a month (shipped 7/9, arr. around 8/6). And my recent order from Dark Tree in France (Tapscott Ancestral Echoes) also arrived sooner than expected, I think it only took 2 weeks or less.
  22. I've bought all 3 of the Rivers series and regularly buy from NB. I've always purchased via eBay (seller name poligrafovicius), as the "Buy it Now" price with free shipping to US seems a bit lower than the price + S/H (converted from Euro to USD) on the NB website. Easy enough to obtain, but shipping is a little slow and I only get tracking #s for larger purchases. It is necessary to watch the NB website (or Facebook) in order to "carpe diem" new releases before they sell out, but that seems true of many free jazz labels these days.
  23. I'll vouch for the Pullen, one of the incredible solo albums included in the Black Saint / Soul Note box.
  24. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

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