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  1. Name of Tony Scott's first wife?

    Her name was Mrs Scott.
  2. John Coltrane - Blue World

    It is clear to me what happened with the tapes for this session. Rudy would have recorded it on a stereo tape at 15 ips, and made a second tape (probably at 7.5 ips) in mono to be heard at home, as with the material issued in 2018. It could have been made in stereo, though. I had a Tandberg deck that took narrow tapes, but it did run at 15 ips, and it was stereo (four tracks on the tape, and bi-directional). Then, the stereo tape was discarded when all the Impulse session reels were tossed out in the mid 70s. Anyway, the sample track sounds great, as does the "new" music issued last year. 1964 Trane is prime material. I no longer play the screeching stuff recorded after McCoy and Elvin left.
  3. John Coltrane Impulse masters destroyed?

    Who knows? No doubt some ignorant worker at whatever music empire made that decision.
  4. 5 Original Albums (Blue Note)

    When they made up these sets, they could have used the definitive Blue Note Works masterings (no tracks that were not on the original LPs, of course). Actually, I have never heard a bad JRVG CD. Toward the end of that series, some bonus tracks were added. An outstanding example is The Three Sounds' "Out Of This World", which has a take of "I'll Be Around", called "Long Version", which is not available anywhere else. The JRVG CD also includes "Over The Rainbow" - I don't know if that pops up elsewhere.
  5. John Coltrane - Blue World

    It turns out that this is taken from a mono tape (7.5 ips, one wonders), as was the case with last year's 2 CD set. It seems odd that Rudy didn't record it on a proper tape in stereo. Horror of horrors: The vinyl version of the new album (which I won't be getting) was done by McMaster. I thought he had retired.
  6. John Coltrane - Blue World

    There is a sample track here, using the changes of "Out Of This World":
  7. John Coltrane - Blue World

    They are a kind of anti-Mosaic.
  8. John Coltrane - Blue World

    Count me in for that, but how long are they going to sit on the material from 1962 and 1963? How long until the tapes are iron oxide dust and plastic ribbon? I assume that they are trying to maximize income.
  9. John Coltrane - Blue World

    Those links don't work. So, what is this? There exists some unreleased Impulse material from 1962 and 1963, including the session reel from the date with Johnny Hartman. There was an online article about it several years ago. Apparently, the unreleased music was broadcast on a radio station. Might we hear that?
  10. David Crosby tells great Coltrane story

    At a Brubeck concert in Adelaide, Australia, in 1965, I got a chance to chat with Paul Desmond briefly. Things were much more informal in those days. I asked him what he thought of Coltrane and he said "Interesting, but I wouldn't want to sound like that."
  11. Are CDs Still Worth Selling Online?

    The fees on eBay and Discogs, plus the almost inevitable extra fee that Paypal charges, eat up a big chunk of the selling price. Buyers outside the U.S. often avoid buying because of America's horrendous postage. On top of that, eBay's fee includes a percentage of the shipping cost. (For that reason, a lot of sellers list with free postage.) eBay was wonderful when it started (in the glorious pre-Paypal days) but I haven't sold anything there in 20 years. As Ben Matlock would say, it ain't easy.
  12. David Crosby tells great Coltrane story

    Anyone want to know what Paul Desmond said to me about Trane when I asked him in 1965? Dave Brubeck's and Miles's groups with Trane often bumped into each other at engagements, so they all knew each other. Lol, I didn't ask Paul what he thought of Philly Joe.
  13. That Byas solo is on the "Rhythm" changes, whose regular B section changes are already ascending fourths, but the original question was about a solo on a blues. I wonder whether there is an example of anyone using that sequence on a blues.
  14. Ted, I have that earlier "Plays W.C. Handy" CD. It uses alternate takes of some items. It was pulled after the later CD came out. The same situation occurred with CD versions of "Satch Plays Fats". Hey, maybe we can find fake stereo LPs of both albums. There is a 60s Brubeck album where a different take of one item was issued on the mono LP. I forget which album it is.
  15. Thanks for that reminiscence, Larry. That is a precious report. I have read about that 1960 lineup, but no witnesses (that I have come across) have written about it before. Trane was very fussy about his group, though one can't question his eventual choice of McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones. I like all three of his quartet bassists: Steve Davis, Reggie Workman and Jimmy. Steve is on the October 1960 Atlantic dates, where the compositions require him to play a lot of vamps.