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  1. I read the George Shearing chapter and found it very interesting.
  2. New Thelonious Monk album

    Disappointed in the cover art. It should have used imagery from the film, or a modified version of the poster. Oh well, beggars can't be choosers.
  3. Les Liaisons Dangereuses

    I suspect that the 2-LP set will be pricey. Still, I might want the LP over the CD. I will be sure to get one of them. Thanks for the info!
  4. Tony Bennett

    Well, the Velvets' VU album sounded more like an 80s album than a 60s album. They were radically ahead of their time, so hearing that record for the first time in the mid-80s along side albums like Psycho Candy by the Jesus and Mary Chain forever cam
  5. Chuck Berry R.I.P.

    But Louis Prima, the inventor of rock, has been dead for several decades. So it is not that young.
  6. Chuck Berry R.I.P.

    I didn't know he was still alive! Great lyricist. RIP.
  7. Tony Bennett

    I'm not suggesting that it does not make sense to consider the music within the context of the time of recording, but it is also worth considering within the context of the time of release. This is why Emily Dickinson is frequently anthologized in collections of 20th-century poetry - because that is the century in which she made her impact and influenced other poets. I'm saying that both approaches are valid.
  8. Tony Bennett

    Does such a recording not equally belong to the year or decade in which in made an impact? The Velvet Underground's VU album sounds like an 80s album to me. It came out at the peak of their influence, and fit in so perfectly with contemporaneous releases. It is just as much a 1985 album as it is a 1968 album.
  9. Tony Bennett

    I would keep the version with the superior cover art.
  10. Oscar Peterson -- further thoughts

    Peter Nero did a good Mancini-esque film score in the early 1960s called Sunday In New York. I assume that he wrote the themes and that they were orchestrated by his arranger, Marty Gold. Anyway, I occasionally make compilations of what I call "bustling metropolis" music, and I often include two of the tracks from this soundtrack which capture that vibe, "Taxi" and "On Frantic Fifth."
  11. Krysztof Komeda

    Hour-long documentary:
  12. *** SUN RA Corner***

    What is the best book on Sun Ra? I know very little about him, despite the fact that I may have more albums by him then any other single jazz artist. How did he afford to keep the Arkestra together, and how was he able to afford releasing so many albums? Did the Arkestra gig regularly? What was their pay like? Did any of them have day gigs?
  13. Sabu Martinez

    Listening now to "Palo Congo." For years I have had many of the titles referenced in this thread, but this Blue Note album has eluded me. Blue Note occasionally released these oddball (for them) titles. Does anyone know the story as to how this album came about?
  14. Rudy Van Gelder interview from 1995

    He does not vocally blend with the others. When he comes in at the coda, it is like oil and water.
  15. Rudy Van Gelder interview from 1995

    All this talk about Bruce and Surf's Up is reminding me how much I dislike Bruce Johnston songs.