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  1. I just received the Tristano, Konitz and & Marsh Mosaic box from Freejazz (great service btw) and noticed that the first session from June 11, 1955 is in stereo. The next session in stereo is from December, 1957. Not remarkable in that (IIIRC) stereo Lps began to be sold in 1957. That'55 session was recorded live at a club by Tom Dowd. I can understand that he might have used more than one mike but multiple tracks in 1955? So what's the earliest stereo recording in your collection? (The Duke Ellington 12 inch 33rpm recordings from 1932 don't count: I've never been convinced that the 2 mikes and 2 recorders were used on that session in order to make a stereo release.)
  2. Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul. All rock bands should have a horn section like this. (The girls too.) . This was last Monday. It took me this long to figure out how to post the photo.
  3. What do you pay on a federal loan? The government is borrowing money at about 2%. They should be lending it for things like this at about not much more than it costs them.
  4. WTF! Those rates are usurious.
  5. No value?

    I got a car that didn't have a cd player (not offered) and solved the problem buy buying a small player and a cheap transmitter that plays it through my radio. Not as good as having it built in but it works.
  6. Clora Bryant, R.I.P.

    I first heard of her because of "Central Avenue Sounds" the fine book she co-edited along with (amongst others) Buddy Collette.
  7. Placement of the cymbals.

    Sabian cymbals are made in my home province of New Brunswick Canada. Must be something about the North East.
  8. Duke Ellington - Uppsala 1971

    It's a mistake I once heard a CBC announcer make when he saw the song credited to Mercer Ellington (not Mercer-Ellington). A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
  9. Artificial Vinyl scarcity

    Don't believe the hype. Physical sales are only 12% of revenues for music. However that's even more than downloads. Most of the money is made from streaming. And Vinyl hasn't yet equalled cds-- though it may soon.
  10. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    No, I'm sorry. this one. Funny I just got the Timon of Athens. Too bad EKE only recorded a couple of tracks from it.
  11. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Hey where you get that? More important , where can I get it? (Though I think most of it is on Youtube)
  12. John Coltrane - Blue World

    They wouldn't need a stereo tape for a film in 1964 so they may not have made one. Very few movies were in stereo in 1964- in fact I doubt if any Canadian films were. Even in the US, Columbia released Stripes in 1981 in mono only. We had to do a new stereo mix for later video releases.
  13. Booker Ervin

    I think I read/heard that Andy was only used for part of the song in To Have or Have Not but Bacall does a fine job with Kenton's "And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine" in The Big Sleep so I'm sure Hawks is being truthful.
  14. "Claude Thornhill: Godfather of Cool"

    The Heps (I believe) are all transcriptions. If you get them all you'll get different performances of the same arrangements. If you have any choice make sure you get one with The Troubadour on it.
  15. "Claude Thornhill: Godfather of Cool"

    It was once available on cd. I have it. I think it does have all of the released Evans instrumental arrangements but is missing some arrangements with vocalists and a few arrangements that were only issued as transcriptions.
  16. Saw Buddy backing Emmy Lou. Thought he was great. Then saw him with Allison Krause and Robert Plant where he more than held his own.
  17. John Coltrane - Blue World

    I remember seeing Patterns when it was first broadcast. I was surprised when Serling became known for Sci-Fi. BTW he also wrote the script for Assault on a Queen which stars Frank Sinatra and has a score (or at least some of the score) by Ellington. Unfortunately the film is not very good. They wouldn't need a stereo tape for a film in 1964 so they may not have made one.
  18. John Coltrane - Blue World

    Are there any other recordings of this quartet playing Naima?
  19. I just came back from seeing a documentary about David Crosby that begins with him telling a great John Coltrane story. According to Crosby he had taken some drugs and gone to see Coltrane who took a long solo so intense that Crosby fled to the bathroom. Suddenly the bathroom door was kicked open and Trane entered still playing his solo. Crosby never says whether Coltrane was there to use the facilities or just chasing him. The movie then begins and the incident is not mentioned again.
  20. David Crosby tells great Coltrane story

    None of this is made clear in the film. Crosby was present at a recent sold-out screening here in Santa Barbara (he lives nearby). If I'd gone I would have asked him more about it. It seemed to me that the story is included (and starts the film) to show just how passionate people can be about their music.
  21. David Crosby tells great Coltrane story

    BTW The Byrds always claimed 8 Miles High was inspired by Trane.
  22. John Coltrane - Blue World

    I saw the Le Chat dans le Sac when it first came out (I was in university in Montreal at the time). I recognized Naima but presumed it was the version from the record . Not that I really remember after more than 50 years. I don 't remember all of the score being by Coltrane and the only scene I remember is one where Barbara Ulrich tries to imitate a shot of Anna Karina from (I think) Le Petit Soldat.
  23. I don't mind the spread (mainly listening on headphones) but it is very weird during the long drum solo on 52nd St. Theme when suddenly it sounds like you're in the middle of the drum set with the cymbals on the left and the drums on the right.
  24. David Crosby tells great Coltrane story

    He still comes off that way. At least he admits it. He says he managed to alienate all of CSN&Y as well as Roger McGuinn none of whom have spoken to him the last couple of years. Film explains how he pissed off Young and McGuinn but not Sills and Nash-- the latter of whom seems to have been his best friend.