jdw

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  1. I believe I remember reading a Wayne Shorter interview where he mentions getting “tired of chasing thirds around” when he was a young musician. I can’t find any trace of the quote online using my rudimentary google’ing. Nor can I find it in the Mercer “Footprints” book. I was about to start going through all my Shorter-related albums looking for liner note quotes (and more importantly, of course, listening to Wayne’s music) when I thought I would just ask here. Bertrand? Anybody? Thx John Vancouver BC
  2. I’ve got a recording with a fast 4/4 blues in B-flat, where occasionally a chorus starts off with this unusual progression: F#7 B7 E7 A7 D7 G7 C7 F7 (each chord lasting two beats - equaling the first four bars - with the chord substitution then returning to a regular twelve bar blues at that point). I have seen/heard this same chord substitution used more often on bar One of the A section of “rhythm changes” (AABA in B-flat, when using the substitution above). I have always heard this substitution referred to as the “Sonny Stitt substitution.” I don’t know if Stitt invented it or (more probably) just popularized it. Does anyone know of an early appearance of the “Stitt substitution” on record (or if it had another name or predates Stitt)? Other appearances of this substitution on record would be appreciated as well. Thx
  3. Thanks JSngry, I first heard that “I Got Rhythm” performance on a Smithsonian box set back when I was fifteen. I was in awe - Don Byas was (and is) amazing on it. I had forgotten that 1945 performance in terms of my “Stitt substitution” question in post #1. Thanks...
  4. Black Saint / Soul Note Box Set Sale

    Just a quick thanks to Jazzmusicdepot/Tommy’s Jazz for the seven Black Saint/Soul Note CD boxes. They arrived pristine (and expertly-packed) here in Vancouver BC yesterday. John (jdw)
  5. Hi Ken, I would be interested in seeing the list if possible (realizing I’m from Canada, which is officially outside the specified shipping zone). Whatever you choose is fine - I would appreciate knowing rather than guessing... Thanks, John
  6. ... a friendly bump to this thread for Scott’s (freejazz) attention. Thanks.
  7. hi scott, i’m sending you a pm for: Carla Bley - Escalator Over the Hill ECM large box $14 Cherry/Vasconcelos/Walcott - The Codona Trilogy. ECM. $19 thanks john (aka jdw)
  8. PM en route with a request for: The Complete Candid Recordings of Charles Mingus $125 Stan Kenton: The Complete Capitol Recordings of the Holman and Russo Charts $50 The Complete CBS Eddie Condon All Stars (number X of series) $75 thx John/jdw
  9. Blue Train (Deluxe Edition)

    Thanks for the confirmation Lon. John Vancouver BC
  10. Blue Train (Deluxe Edition)

    I pre-ordered the Blue Train Deluxe Edition and CD Japan sent me an e-mail on January 26: "We are sending you this email to let you know that we just received an update from the Universal Music informing us that the release of the item below will be cancelled, unfortunately. Blue Train [Deluxe Edition] [UHQCD] [Limited Release] John Coltrane Release Date: February 21, 2018 Catalog Number: UCCQ-9358 end quote Did anybody else get the same announcement from CD Japan (or wherever they pre-ordered from)?
  11. A quick bump to thank Alan for the CDs I purchased from this thread. John Vancouver BC
  12. PM on the way for: Freddie Hubbard – Fastball — Live at the Left Bank (Label M) $6.50 Clifford Jordan – These Are My Roots: Clifford Jordan Plays Leadbelly (Koch) $3.00 and maybe a couple others (after I research a few titles)... Thanks, John Vancouver BC
  13. Yes, an organissimo member contacted me by PM in late 2012 and offered the Vol. 3 booklet for $40 US. A nice guy... Sorry that I neglected to update this thread in 2012. John
  14. I just bought a copy of the Commodore Volume III Mosaic LP set on ebay. The price was very reasonable, but one of the reasons was the lack of the booklet. This is a REAL longshot, but if any members out there might have a spare copy of the Vol. III booklet (or have an idea where I might find one), I would be very interested. I will pay $40 to $50 US + shipping, I suppose. Thanks very much, john vancouver BC PS: yes, I did contact Mosaic to find out if they had a spare copy for sale (and Scott confirmed that they did not).
  15. https://vimeo.com/50148899 Somewhere in this four-part interview video (if I remember correctly), Michael Cuscuna says that a "live in 1964" volume had been prepared and was ready for release. The interview is around five years old, but at that time "1964" was supposed to be the third volume. Plans subsequently changed, of course. The 1964 recordings have now fallen out of the EU's 50 year copyright protection, but I don't know how much that changes Sony's plans.
  16. That explains it, thanks.
  17. A question for you and/or Lon, or anyone... Just to be clear, the Disk Union boxes are "empty" boxes, are they not? In other words, a product for collectors to buy just to hold CDs they've purchased separately. That's my recollection, but my memory seams to be going (!). So I would appreciate the confirmation... Thx.
  18. Thad & Mel: "The Great Concert"?

    I have this "The Great Concert" CD - I pulled it out and gave it a listen to contribute to this thread. "The Great Concert" CD is definitely a needle-drop of an LP, sourced from a stereo radio/tv broadcast. The vinyl-based pops and clicks during the quieter portions are very audible. The sound quality is a bit "dull" but the band is having a lot of fun. Lot's of great solos, of course, especially trombonist John Mosca on "Fingers" (the up-tempo "I Got Rhythm"-based tune). The CD's tracks: 1. "Fingers" (13:28) 2. "Thank You" (6:50) 3. "Take A Ladder" (8:46) 4. "Greetings And Salutations" (13:44) The CD's tracks and times match up with Poljazz LP ZSX 637, according to the wikipedia page linked by JSangy in post #2. So ZSX 637 would be the source for this CD's needle drop. There is no info on the CD's packaging except for "Recorded Live In Europe" and the personnel. The 15-or-so musicians that Jones verbally introduces between numbers do match up with the personnel in the booklet, so maybe the complete personnel list in the booklet is actually correct.
  19. Sending a PM to request that the following are held: Kirk ,Rahsaan Roland - Here Comes The Whistleman (Atlantic/Label M) $7 Paris Reunion Band - French Cooking (Gazell) W. Shaw, N. Davis $12 Parlan ,Horace - Glad I Found You (Steeplechase) Thad Jones, Eddie Harris $10 Tyner ,McCoy - Journey (Verve) $4 Thank you
  20. Savoy set coming from Mosaic

    Regarding the upcoming Mosaic Savoy BeBop box set: I hope Cuscuna & Co. plan to include the “rare” version of “Groovin’ High” with Dexter Gordon from the February 9 1945 Dizzy Gillespie session for Guild. The liner notes to the Savoy 3 CD set “Dizzy Gillespie: Odyssey 1945-1952” (released 2002) state this rare take of "Groovin' High" did not appear until the 1970s, when it was discovered on a mis-pressing of Guild 1001*. This rare take has since only appeared on bootlegs, to the best of my knowledge. Guild sessions under Gillespie’s leadership were apparently purchased by Musicraft, and then eventually came under the ownership of Savoy. Does this transfer of ownership chain apply to all of Guild’s “jazz” material? I’m bringing up this subject to see if I have the details right (corrections welcome), with a hope and plea that Mosaic is on the case for the first official reissue of this February 9 1945 “Groovin’ High.” The February 9 take is a great performance, and the sound quality of my bootleg CD's version is just fine. I'm sure Mosaic can find a better source and do much better... John *The February 28 1945 Gillespie session provided the take of "Groovin' High" chosen for Guild 1001, subsequently reissued many times on Savoy (including Savoy’s “Odyssey” 3 CD set, mentioned above).
  21. I've stumbled across a couple other "hard to find" pages over the past couple years. Thanks for starting this thread - it's a great reminder. As usual with jazzdisco.org, one can't really rely on these being anywhere near 100% correct, or up to date. Aurex Jazz Festival Discography Project http://www.jazzdisco.org/aurex-jazz-festival/ Metronome All-Stars Discography Project http://www.jazzdisco.org/metronome-all-stars/
  22. Woody Shaw/Louis Hayes The Tour Volume 1

    Just a heads-up about the other "recent" (well, released in 2012) HighNote Woody Shaw release entitled "Woody Plays Woody": The CD is simply a compilation of previously-released tracks from the four other volumes of live Shaw material on HighNote. The CD features only Shaw compositions - hence the title. The current description of the CD at the HighNote website doesn't mention it is made up of previously-released tracks, either.
  23. Slightly off topic: Producer/archivist Steve Lasker answered reader questions and gave his own corrections for Mosaic's 11 CD Brunswick set in a DEMS from 2011. I think all of Lasker's corrections have to do with errors/omissions/mis-spellings in his liner notes and the discography. At the very end of this same section he also offers similar corrections for what he calls the "7 CD box booklet" (i.e.. Duke Ellington: The Complete 1936-40 Variety, Vocalion And Okeh Small Group Sessions). DUKE ELLINGTON MUSIC SOCIETY 11/1 April - July 2011 http://www.depanorama.net/dems/111.htm (scroll down a bit to the section titled "The Mosaic 11 CD Box Set")
  24. Woody Shaw/Louis Hayes The Tour Volume 1

    Thanks for the heads-up, Tom1960 and Lon. I had missed out on hearing of this new release. And it's "Volume 1...." Woody Shaw III and HighNote deserve recognition for all their archival Shaw releases the past 15-or-so years... John
  25. Happy Birthday Julian Priester

    I donated some money to that fundraiser. I met Priester at a jazz trombone clinic (circa 1985, when I was 15) and he was very kind and supportive. He handed out a leadsheet of an original theme of his, based on the changes to "All The Things You Are." It was titled "Juliano" - and I still have that leadsheet. I saw him again twenty five years later when he played a club date in Vancouver BC. I thanked him for coming and he was just as kind. I am happy to hear he is doing well in 2016.