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  1. Ornette Coleman - Genesis of Genius

    I worked with Bernie recently and thought he did a great job. Granted, it wasn't an audiophile release (it was the Blakey live in Japan release) but he did great work improving the overall sound of these tapes. He also has a great staff around him who would keep everything in check if there ever was an issue....
  2. Sadly, he passed away this past October.... It's barely mentioned on his Facebook page.... https://www.facebook.com/garnett.brown.35
  3. I didn't see this one. What was the title of it or the item number please. Thanks
  4. I believe when they played live, they opened with a drum solo most of the time.... From my notes..... Like Someone in Love (incomplete, sounds like the tape ran out) A Night in Tunisia Take 1 (incomplete, sounds like the tape ran out) My Funny Valentine (incomplete) Trio Round About Midnight Take 2 (incomplete) None of these tunes went on for very long.... I don't know why they went for a slightly more conservative program for these shows but they were towards the end of their tour. This was potentially for some sort of film so perhaps they decided to stick with the hits? Who knows.....

    Nope. It's a test pressing of the ESP disc not the stuff that was slated for Blue Note. The condition wasn't that great on this one and I have a copy of the album anyways.
  6. They played Shorter tunes (Nelly Bly and The Summit) on other concerts from this same Japanese tour. I'm not sure why they went with a slightly more conservative program for these particular shows and repeated a lot of these tunes for both shows like Now's the Time (others were incomplete takes as the tape ran out).

    That's pretty ambitious for.this record even for a test pressing. Ironically, I sold one for a lot less money on ebay a month or so ago (but this one is in much better condition). https://www.ebay.com/itm/234216967242 Ironically, it was purchased by Mats Gustafsson (along with Albert Ayler "Bells")
  8. Key of Green Dolphin Street

    Miles recorded it in Eb. Played it live in Eb as did most others. Miles liked F so maybe it was an advantage for him. He played Ray's Idea in F though it was originally in Db.
  9. Joe Henderson

    Yes, the piano is out of tune to varying degrees depending on the recording. Sometimes it's not so bad, sometimes the music is so powerful, you overlook it a bit.... Sometimes it completely ruins the recording or someone with a conscious deems the recording unusable and the world at large never hears it....
  10. Joe Henderson

    The Left Bank was essentially recording for "archival" purposes. Almost all of the recordings were never meant for commercial release but over the years many have seen the light of day. Some are pretty well recorded many certainly are not and have a lot of issues. Some are salvageable, some are not.... But as the years pass by, a lot of them are the only documentation of many great artists performing live with their own bands during a particular period of time (or for some, ever) and for that, are quite valuable, to me at least. I have to agree with this and like the 2nd one as well but perhaps not as much. Joe is amazing on these and as great as I think he is, these recordings were still a bit of a surprise for me. The Village Vanguard stuff never really floated my boat. It's good but it never had repeated plays in my house....
  11. John Coltrane - Love Supreme: Live in Seattle

    I believe Mark Stryker provided a link to the answer further up this thread. Steve Griggs devotion to Joe Brazil's legacy uncovered this. Noted Coltrane scholar Yasuhiro Fujioka probably made the connections and so on and so on. One of the perks of successfully branding yourself the "jazz detective" is that one is probably approached a lot when things are unearthed. It looks like Steve Griggs laid the groundwork on this one
  12. John Coltrane - Love Supreme: Live in Seattle

    The box was in a bigger box that no one opened for years. This happens more than one would think and in this case, it seems to have come to light because of one person's persistence....
  13. John Coltrane - Love Supreme: Live in Seattle

    Was this an annual festival for a few years? I seem to recall hearing a tape of Freddie Hubbard from there that I think was from 1973.
  14. Not much you can do about the drums I'm afraid. 4 track recording with the drums all on one track so there is not much one could do about the balance of the kit or panning or whatnot. He is still a great player. I hear a lot of Joe Henderson in him on these recordings.... More precisely, they turned the tape machine off the minute they heard the first notes of the melody of Ceora. Saving tape I assume and not recording a tune they knew they would not use for the recording. Hey, the LP set is sold out already I'm told it shipped sold out. As I said months ago, I believe the vinyl craze got this made and a reasonably priced CD set is the byproduct of this phenomena and the least they could do for the rest of us. I guess the CD sales will tell them how much real interest there was in this set in the long run and yes, I assume they can do another LP pressing run down the road at some point.
  15. OK guys, I can't say I'm really that familiar with his writing style but I met the author at the Schomburg when we were both going through Sonny's archives stored there. I know he talked to Sonny a lot and did a lot of research. When we talked about all things Sonny, he did seem to have some knowledge on the subject so from the research side of things, this should be good. I believe he is/was a saxophone player not that that matters much but I think he has more of a back round in Jazz then a Lou Reed bio might imply. He is well versed on the subject, that is for sure but as I said, I can't speak on his writing style yet but I think this will be the most thorough bio we've had on Sonny and that is probably a good thing.