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  1. Of the recent stuff, my favorites are the Tapscott/Session Duo CD and Ancestral Echoes on Dark Tree...
  2. Indeed! worldradiohistory has some other interesting periodials as well ... The search engine is a bit more reliable on though in my experience
  3. Joe or John "Red" Kelly?

    John is almost certainly a typo, at least it must be the same guy... I collected some info about him here
  4. BFT #220 reveal

    As a long time bft lurker (first time I participated in any way iirc), some really interesting choices in here, thanks! Highlights are the guesses on the Elmo Hope track and how everybody knew the Iyer album was something on ECM but couldn't place it.... (Will definitely investigate that Hope album which I still don't have... I like that Iyer album quite a bit actually but didn't connect the dots either when playing track 8)
  5. I have some nice clarinet solos by Royal w McVea on one of those Swedish compilations, sounds very plausible...
  6. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Inspired by the smooth jazz / yacht rock thread... (Keyboard credits on two tracks: Jym Young of Search for the Black Star fame)
  7. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    btw, the mandatory reading here are the various posts by our former member Chris Albertson, like this one, more... the Lil Hardin session is a bit special because by accident Albertson had booked two Dixieland bands and not one (as explained somewhere there...) so everything is double...
  8. Riverside Living Legends

    I got all of the NO and quite a few of the Chicago over the past few years... Worth it for the covers alone imho... Favorites include the Kid Thomas w Emile Barnes, the Louis Cottrell Trio, the Peter Bocage, the Jim Robinson Spirituals, the Lil Hardin... They're all great afaik... Chris Albertson was a bit more interested in uncovering the mystery behind Bessie Smith than I am and it shows in some production choices... But still, you can't go wrong
  9. David Virelles belongs into that lineage... Bheki Mseleku could be nominated for the general list
  10. What music did you buy today?

    I got the other five releases from the 80th birthday celebration at TUM but am still resisting here... and I do have to say that the first box I got, the one with Laswell and Graves, is still my favorite by far, followed by the Chicago Symphonies... the remainder is also fine, but it's a lot of cds even without the string quartet box
  11. Happy Birthday, Sonny Simmons.

    I think it's great but i just know it from youtube
  12. Clifford Brown

    I've been wondering about George Wright before, just a handful of credits, usually involving paintings... somebody's artist friend? My initial hunch before looking at credits had been Andy Warhol for the birds cover...
  13. BFT#220

    that guess got me curious... no, it's Chet Baker playing Sad Walk with Dick Twardzik...
  14. I don't hear much of a difference between Susto and One Way Traveller, neither quality- nor style-wise... I'd say they're good but not great... If you were always sad that Susto isn't a double LP, you definitely need One Way Traveller... Otherwise I am less sure
  15. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Roger Hamilton Spotts did all the arranging for Al Grey's Shades of Grey which is a great album imho