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  1. Who is this?

    here is a picture of young Azar Lawrence (left) together with colleague Ray Straughter, from here (same picture is also in the Dark Tree book)
  2. Bill Perkins - Peaceful Moments that music room looks really cool - and after moving to Amsterdam a few weeks ago, it's even kind of in the neighborhood can't compete w that room but the possibilities for record shopping after work are a definite plus, listening to one of the results from earlier today... (also brought home some Belgian craft beer with me actually, but that's gone already, records stay... Noblesse by Dochter van de Korenaar in the Belgian part of Baarle)
  3. The First Jazz Albums We Owned

    saw that 10in album in a store earlier today and almost bought it... might still go back to get it - but I already had so much...
  4. Joey DeFrancesco RIP

    Welcome back, it's been a while!
  5. Thanks for that tip re JPC, got my cd today!
  6. Of the recent stuff, my favorites are the Tapscott/Session Duo CD and Ancestral Echoes on Dark Tree...
  7. Indeed! worldradiohistory has some other interesting periodials as well ... The search engine is a bit more reliable on though in my experience
  8. 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
  9. 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)
  10. I have some nice clarinet solos by Royal w McVea on one of those Swedish compilations, sounds very plausible...
  11. 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)
  12. 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...
  13. 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
  14. David Virelles belongs into that lineage... Bheki Mseleku could be nominated for the general list
  15. 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
  16. Happy Birthday, Sonny Simmons.

    I think it's great but i just know it from youtube
  17. 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...
  18. BFT#220

    that guess got me curious... no, it's Chet Baker playing Sad Walk with Dick Twardzik...
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Yes, Berlin is huge so it's always walking, walking, walking.... I don't like the city... But, of course, i still would have wished you a better time and better score.... Re the initial question, the memory that came to mind immediately was walking into a store in Rennes, France, that felt totally out of place... Turned out, the majority of the stock was the contents of a Chicago record store the owner had bought in full, loads of Argo, Cadet, Ammons etc
  22. Masayuki Takayanagi

    Looks like Mine to me around 2:30...
  23. pretty sure that's another Joe Kelly (younger, white, Chicago-based...even though that album with Johnny Board on tenor has been on my radar for a while). This Joe Kelly aka Joe "Red" Kelly played with Gerald Wilson's band in the mid 40s. The latest credit I can find quickly is this Peppy Prince album from 1958 (Horace Tapscott's earliest credit iirc). Peter Vacher's Central Avenue book has some memories of Kelly from John "Streamline" Ewing: Red Kelly from Peru, Indiana, was another very good trumpet player in the [Gene Coy] band . He had a style but he never did record anything, but he was different from any trumpet player I ever heard. He could play lead and could also solo. [..] He finally would up in the Post Office. [...] I think he still gigs around town, sometimes with Spanish bands.[..]
  24. Hank Mobley

    from the Philadelphia Inquirer, 23 October 1983... The continuation on page 24 is very brief: like you used to?" He smiled warmly. "It will probably happen." Then he pointed toward the sky and looked up. "If He let's me"
  25. Perception label - full-scale catalog reprint

    I want the Jimmie Lunceford...