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  1. It's Newk's Time

  2. Mary Halvorson

    I saw Code Girl -- the band is named Code Girl -- at this year's Vision Festival with Adam O'Farrill substituting for Akinmusire. It was not entirely my cup of tea, but I liked much of what I heard.
  3. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Yes. This one is severely, severely, underrated. I view the Dorham/Henderson releases as co-leader albums. This is the best of them IMHO. Pepper Adams was apparently also a fan. He uses three tunes from In 'n Out on:
  4. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Thanks JSngry! Here is another video from that concert. Sam Rivers the multi-instrumentalist is great, but Sam Rivers on tenor only is one of my favorite things. Sam Rivers, tenor sax Darryl Thompson (Lucky's son), guitar Rael Wesley Grant, electric bass Steve McCraven, drums
  5. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    One of the Champion recordings.
  6. JJ Johnson Mosaic

    Thanks for the rapid response. It is a great set.
  7. JJ Johnson Mosaic

    I slept on the J.J. Johnson Mosaic. I downloaded it from a friendly source and just got around to listening to it. It is one of the best box sets from start to finish that I have listened to. Question to those familiar with the set: On my digital version there are noticeably glitches at the 2:00 mark on "Walking" on Disc 4 and at the 1:20 mark on "Laura" on Disc 4. Is that the case on all copies? I just want to know whether it just was an issue with the download. I will probably be looking to score 2d hand copy.
  8. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    Agreed. If Mosaic is taking a "Kickstarter" approach, it should embrace all aspects. Including how many "backers" a project attracted so far, the goal, and how much time left until the project needs to meet its goal. I am not that much into Woody Herman (and I have spent more than a few bucks at Mosaic this year), but if it is close, I would probably pre-order it just to get it in production.
  9. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Kurt Rosenwinkel - Star of Jupiter (WOM Music)
  10. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Planetary Unknown - David S. Ware/Cooper-Moore/William Parker/Muhammad Ali (AUM Fidelity)
  11. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Woody Shaw - Tokyo '81 (Elemental)
  12. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Wayne Shorter - High Live (Verve)
  13. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    JD Allen - Love Stone (Savant)
  14. Vinyl/download-only releases

    I almost always prefer cd. Most new vinyl is mastered from digital sources. So you basically are purchasing a cd that will play on a turntable -- I am not interested in that at all. An all-analog vinyl release (with download code) of new music from the right artist might get my attention, but these days such a release is probably prohibitively expensive to produce. I also do not mind downloading so long as the material is made available in a redbook cd resolution download. I am not really into hi res 24/96 resolution -- I just want cd quality. Sometimes, depending on the artist, the difference in price between downloading on Bandcamp and purchasing a cd makes a difference. Sometimes, for me, downloading wins against a higher priced cd and shipping costs (so long as the download is available in redbook cd quality). I passed on the recent Sonny Clark Trio because it was available on cd from Japan with, I believe, all of the material on the lps. However, the Sonny Clark is an all-analog affair. If I found that at a good price (not $40.00), I might purchase it. I love the picture of Sonny on cover of that lp release. As you stated, the Wilkins is available from Japan on cd. I understand loyalties, but it is available on cd at the click of the mouse so I understand the decision not to put out another cd version of that release. Lately, I've purchased more cds from CD Japan than from any other vendor.