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  1. Lloyd McNeill R.I.P.

    Very sad indeed. One of the great jazz flautists. His music was very special to me.
  2. While I do find the sound a little murky it is primarily the issue of cymbals being almost totally absent. I assume it is due to the shaved off high frequencies from the acetate. What’s interesting is that there are times when the piano sounds fine in the upper register. The density of the music is not helped by the less than stellar mix. I’ve only played it four times so far so I don’t know the music that well yet. I am glad I went with my gut and bought the cd instead of the more expensive vinyl. I didn’t have high hopes for this to be a great sounding recording and unfortunately I was right.
  3. Board Member's Apartment Burns

    Thanks for letting us know you are doing well. It looks like your replacement wheelchair is working out. Must be very comforting to be using the same model so you don’t have to deal with the burden of learning new machines on top of everything else. Best wishes for more success in getting back to your life.
  4. Covid vaccination: poll

    I am eligible due to age so whenever it is offered to me I will get it. Since it won’t change my lifestyle anytime soon I am not in a big hurry to get it though I have no qualms about the vaccine. We’ll still be wearing masks and keeping distance from others for possibly most if not all of 2021 so whether I get the vaccine this month or June it will be the same for me. I’ll have to see some major drops in positive testing and hospitalizations before I feel like I can return to some version of normal.
  5. Board Member's Apartment Burns

    Just saw this late last night. Donating today. What an awful situation. Glad you are safe CJ. Hope things get back to normal asap.
  6. Stanley Cowell, R I P

    Blues For the Viet Cong was my intro to him. What a great player. He’s one of those guys I tend to buy when I come across his albums. Strata East was another milestone for him.
  7. Billy Hart Corner

    He seems to be all over my record collection. So many times Ilook at the credits and the drummer is Billy Hart.
  8. Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder

    I lived without SW for decades because it was so common. You heard the title track everywhere it seemed or friends had the album and played it when you came over. In the 90s BN reissued it on vinyl so decided to grab it just to have it in the collection. I discovered I really liked side two a lot. I rarely played side one. Music Matters reissued it and on the strength of side two I picked it up and sold off the other copy. Funny, I don’t play it all that often these days but when I do it is usually side two and then I put it away again.
  9. Edward Simon - 25 Years

    I still have his first album on the Kokopeli label and in fact played it a few weeks ago for the first time in ages. It has held up well.
  10. I’m not much of a Christmas album owner but glad I grabbed that Bobby Timmons album when I had the chance. I play that one with pleasure and guilt free.
  11. The All Things Van Morrison Thread

    Maybe Van Morrison should get on the show Who Wants To Be Millionaire? and try to win the big one like David Chang did for the hospitality industry.
  12. Gary Peacock R.I.P.

    RIP, what a crazy situation. I can understand the family not taking the time to make an announcement immediately but it did seem take longer than normal to get,out. I still haven’t seen an obit. in the NYT or WAPO. I got to see him a few times with Jarrett and DeJohnette but my favorite performance was when he came out to the SF Jazz Festival to sub for an ailing Charlie Haden to play a duo set with Yusef Latif.
  13. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Booker Ervin - The Song Book (Prestige) black/silver stereo label Haven’t played any Books lately. It’s hitting the spot.
  14. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Ted Curson - The New Thing & The Blue Thing (Atlantic) Blue/Green stereo label.
  15. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Cannonball Adderley Quintet In Chicago (Mercury) black mono “microgroove” label I’ve always really dug this one.