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  1. Junior Mance RIP

    Reported on Alvin Queen's Facebook page that Junior Mance died earlier today at home.
  2. Junior Mance RIP

    There is a swing dance club here in the Albany NY a/k/a Capital Region area. About 10-15 years ago that club hired Junior Mance to appear with a trio at a local Elks-type club building (now gone). There were 10-20 jazz fans on folding chairs up close to the stage while the club members dance behind us. The dancers were not happy that we took some of the dance floor away from them. The dancers did not seem to appreciate who they had playing for them that day. Don't remember what Junior played but it was all good. I still find it funny to think about seeing him for the only time in such a venue.
  3. More jazz CDs - many cheap titles

    If these are still available, I will take them: OYO1002-1 Bartz Quartet, Gary live@ The Jazz Standard: Soulstice $6 LHJ10248 European Tour '57 $3 PHONT 7528 Flanagan, Tommy, Red Mitchell - You're Me no rear insert $4 PRCD 24145-2 Walton, Cedar Spectrum $4
  4. "Best Historical Releases 2020"

    How about No Business's release of Volumes Three and Four from the Sam Rivers Archives series, "Ricochet" and "Braids", respectively? see, e.g.:
  5. Received an email yesterday from Dark Tree Records. Courtesy of the Tapscott estate, it will be releasing on cd later this spring "Horace Tapscott with the Pan African Peoples Arkestra- 'Ancestral Echoes The Covina Sessions, 1976'". These are previously unreleased studio recordings. Liner notes by Steven Isoardi. There are four song titles: "Ancestral Echoes," "Sketches of Drunken Mary," "Jo Annette" and "Eternal Eygpt Suite." Dark Tree will also be releasing "Live at Lama" on vinyl and a new Isoardi book entitled "The Music Finds a Way-A PAPA/UGMAA Oral History of Growing Up in Postwar South Central Los Angeles." No information on the above as yet on Dark Tree's website or Facebook page.
  6. Eric Dolphy on Blue Note?

    J.R. Monterose, Sheila Jordan, Dodo Greene
  7. New Corbett v Dempsey

    Previously unissued Joe McPhee circa 1970, complete Milford Graves and Don Pullen Yale Concert 1966 and von Schlippenbach "Three Nails Left".
  8. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Don Friedman Standards in Cagliari on Soul Note recorded live on October 15, 1999 at the Sardinian Jazz Festival. With Jeff Fuller on bass and Tony Bradascio on drums. You can find one tune, Shadows of your Smile on youtube.
  9. What happens to your collection?

    Whenever this topic comes up I am reminded of John Corbett's experience with the stuff Alton Abraham left in his house: My memory is that the above constitutes a chapter in his book "Vinyl Freak: Love Letters to a Dying Medium."
  10. Mosaic partials ...

    I also keep the disks, the mosaic boxes and the cds in separate areas. I have told family members that when I die to put the Mosaic box sets back together. In addition, I kept the mailing boxes for the box sets.
  11. BTW-the sound is so good that I feel like I was there. I can hear all 4 musicians about equally and clearly. As for the music, it is great. I think that Kelley was not wrong when he writes (that I could read) that the group was on fire. About 40 minutes of music.
  12. Received my copy from today. I am no audiophile-to me the sound is great. The packaging design and the presentation of the liner notes are disappointing. The "case" seems to be a cardboard-like material presented in a trifold design . The left fold has a pocket that contains a folded copy of the concert poster. As you do with this type of design you access that poster from the inside right edge of the pocket in the left fold. The cd is contained without any protective sleeve in the pocket in the center, which you can access from either side when both right and left folds are completely opened. The liner notes are contained in a pocket in the right fold and accessed from the left interior edge. The cd, the concert poster and the liner notes fit tightly in the respective pockets and you need to be careful digging them out to avoid tearing the cardboard packaging andor the liner notes andor damaging the disc. (I will keep the cd in a separate sleeve). Contained in a small booklet, the liner notes contain essays written by Robin Kelley (Monk's biographer) and Danny Sher (the promoter). The booklet has pages colored in beige, red and black. The lettering on the beige pages is black while the lettering is white on the red and black pages. I can read the words on the beige pages but have a hard time reading the words on the red and black pages. I think the font also contributes to this situation. I can barely discern Robert Kelley's signature (done in red, not white) at the end of his essay that appears on a black page and cannot read whatever credentials (also in red) are listed under his signature. No mention of Zev Feldman in the booklet or on the packaging (that I could see!!). At 17, Danny Sher must have been some business person. With ticket sales slow in advance of the concert, Sher sold ads in the concert program to businesses on his paper route and, as such, generated sufficient revenue to cover Monk's fee even if no paying customers showed up. Also, Sher's dealings with Monk's apparently unscrupulous promoter speak to Sher's maturity beyond his years.
  14. A question for all youse guys about CDs

    "I like the fact that it a CD is an object I can hold, collect, display, organize, look at. I like the artwork and often the liner notes and other info. I like that CD's are a commodity, I can resell them if I don't want to keep them, helping defray the cost of chance-taking and of upgrading/downgrading to a different set of the same music. I like that I can "own" a CD, a file doesn't feel the same. I also prefer physical books to ebooks/pdf's for some of the same reason, plus they are more enjoyable to read for me. I am totally willing to accept that mine are subjective preferences and that there are benefits to the downloads/ebooks." What Felser said above.
  15. A question for all youse guys about CDs

    I buy cds from all time periods. I do not purchase downloads.
  16. Tommy's Jazz #24 / Reservoir Music CD Offer

    For whatever reason, Brignola's "Poinciana" (#151), also recorded for Reservoir, is not on this list.
  17. Tommy's Jazz #24 / Reservoir Music CD Offer

    Thread from 2011 about Brignola music on Reservoir: I have all of the Brignola discs and think all of them are at least good. "THINGS AIN'T WHAT THEY USED TO BE / LAST SET AT SWEET BASIL" was released after his death. Reputedly he did not want that music released but the label went ahead anyway. I echo the comment about about the Kuhn dates and feel the same way about the Hod O'brien recordings. John Fedcock's big band music is also worthy.
  18. Just received an email indicating that Rogue Art is now distributing Silkheart. Also, announced is the reissue of the Joel Futterman Trio's "In-between Position(s)" with Jimmy Lyons and Robert Adkins, Also a recent new release-Kidd Jordan/Joel Futterman/Alving Fielder "Spirits":
  20. FYI:


    Bearsville Center Woodstock 

    Jazz Brunch

    Sunday, August 23, 2020,    11am to 2pm

    Spacious outdoor seating by the stream (limited to 50)


    Sertso, Berger, Gorn & Bisio

    Soft Intensity - World-Musical Magic”


    Ingrid Sertso, voice        Karl Berger, vibes + keys

    Steve Gorn, bansuri flutes      Michael Bisio, bass


    Music from Ingrid Sertso’s European Album “What Do I Know”

    + themes by Karl Berger, Ornette Coleman, and world-musical

    motives in a unique blend of spacious improvisations. 


    International Press Quotes:


    “Ingrid Sertso defies all the stereotypes of vocal interpretations….No motion is wasted. She sings straight from the heart.” 


    “Steve Gorn, whose flute is said to ‘re-align the cells’, combines the essence of the Indian classical music tradition with a contemporary world music sensibility”


    “Karl Berger is a great pure player…There is a zen-like spirit that transcends genre. Intensely beautiful music.”


    “Michael Bisio’s playing appears to be produced by sorcery,… fleet-fingered,….jaw-dropping,…yet he isn’t too proud either to lay down a straightforward line, which he makes as absorbing as anything else.” 


    The Bearsville Center is located at 277-297 Tinker Street (Route 212) in Bearsville NY

    Music begins at 11:30 am.


    The musicians, in association with the Creative Music Studio, Woodstock NY,  want to dedicate this concert to the memory of the multi-instrumentalist and sound-engineerTed Orr.


    Pre-Release, autographed, copies of Karl Berger’s new book “The Music Mind Experience  - Playing, Listening, Singing, Moving” will be available at the conce



    Karl H Berger

    Creative Music Studio

    POB 671

    Woodstock NY 12498-0671

    845 679 8847

  21. Joe Lovano with Bob Meyer

    Heard then last night at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY. Venue was great: generously spaced tables on tiered outside patios next to a waterfall. Everybody politely wearing masks other than when sitting at the tables. Lovano playing snippets from Parker tunes. It was just great to hear live music!!!!!!
  22. Joe Lovano with Bob Meyer

    'who is bob Meyer?": T.D.-like you I am over 60 and risk adverse-I just felt comfortable with the venue.
  23. Rarest "classic" BN in CD Era?

    "The hardest one for me to find was Jimmy Smith's "Cool Blues". The important thing there was to get the early 2000s RVG reissue that pitch corrected the McMaster 1990ish reissue .
  24. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Art Farmer-Phil Woods "What Happens?" with Martial Solal, Henri Texier and Daniel Humair
  25. Shipping delays

    I ordered about multiple cds from No Business around May 22nd. Just arrived a couple days ago-nearly seven weeks.