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  1. Duke Pearson - when did he leave Blue Note?

    The latest BN production credit I can easily find is Saudade by Moacir Santos, recorded in March 1974 (There are other production credits from around that time, e.g., Moto Grosso Feio and Asante, but these were from albums that were recorded quite a bit earlier)
  2. yes, and also Rene Urtreger "Tentatives" (Minium) from 2006
  3. Not much to add, but: Michael Attias - Credo Julian Lage - Arclight Paul Motian - On Broadway Vol 5 John Zorn - Mount Analogue I've lived longer in this century than in the previous one, but even in my collection the majority of newish jazz is from the 90s
  4. For CDs and new stuff I agree re Concerto. For used vinyl, I tried out many shops a year ago. My favorite was Waxwell (Gasthuismolensteeg 8), followed by City Records (Geldersekade 100A). If you come to Rotterdam, don't miss vinylspot, and in the Hague don't miss the Jazz Center...
  5. Bought partly due to your constant endorsement... thanks!
  6. Ann Burton - Ballads & Burton glad I finally picked this up after seeing it so often in stores... I am not a big fan of vocal jazz normally but this one really works for me
  7. So your item FR-656 is distinct from the popsike (link above) SFR-656 which is called "Wheels Car's And Chicks" with "Summertime" and "These Foolish Things" on the A side....?
  8. The article linked to here (in connection with another rare Hank de Mano item) here's the link (Billboard from 1966) mentions a single version of Shadow of Your Smile by the Freeway Quartet (w personnell that matches the Flying Flugelhorn album, Irv Craig/Rochlin etc) as the label's first release. This suggests that your single predates that album but not by much. What is the catalogue number of your record? And yes, it certainly is pretty rare....
  9. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    it's definitely on the lightweight side, but for me it works almost perfectly... (what I also learned yesterday and really wouldn't have expected is that the cover photograph is by the legendary Chargesheimer, a contemporary of the musicians in late 60s Cologne)
  10. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    for a while about 15 years ago, Osby had A LOT of material like this as free downloads on his homepage, don't think I still have that, but it was a great band...
  11. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    ^my favorite Osby album by a wide margin (but I don't know all and haven't played it in a long time) Francy Boland - Flirt and Dream
  12. an LP of jazz-inspired compositions by Martinu... the fifth LP in one of those "buy 4 get 1 free" deals, very enjoyable, and in places I really like it...
  13. a big yes to Kelley's Monk biography and Szwed's books about Miles Davis and about Sun Ra. re TD: Isoardi has two books, a Tapscott biography (Songs of the Unsung) and a book about the scene around Tapscott (The Dark Tree). I have only read the latter and found it pretty good but not totally amazing... A distant cousin of The Dark Tree is George Lewis book about the AACM (A Power Stronger Than Itself) which I thought was better. Some more amazing books are Peter Pullman's Bud Powell biography, Ted Gioia on West Coast Jazz (a fairly broad image of WCJ that includes e.g. Ornette Coleman), Jeroen de Valk on Chet Baker (the most recent Dutch edition is more extensive than what's available in English iirc). Two books from the 60s that I find very instructive to get the spirit of the times are Leroi Jones "Black Music" (collection of essays on Coltrane, Sun Ra, Ayler, ...) and C.O. Simpkins on John Coltrane. In a similar vein maybe also Val Wilmer's As Serious As Your Life.
  14. There's a lot of material about Mulligan, the Maddens, Albuqueque etc in this dissertation about Mulligan's early years (free download):
  15. Two more Hank Mobley photos.

    I see what you mean, but: these nicely ironed trousers clearly make it 60s to me (Is trousers only British English and Americans would say pants? "Trousers" definitely is the word I learned in school.... )