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  1. Gil Evans at Umbria, Vols 1 & 2

    Where can one get it? I'm an Evans completist (can never have too many versions of Little Wing) so I've had the cds since they came out. (Vol 1 came out in 2000 and Vol 2 in 2001). They're both still availabe at Amoeba in LA. What makes these distinctive is the use of Urszula Dudziak as a wordless vocalist.
  2. Bird at Birdland

    Anyone familiar with the "Bird at Birdland" Charly box set? I've got the Ember "complete" set but it only goes to 1952. The Charly set goes to 1954. I just noticed that I only have vol 1 of the Ember set. Is there a volume 2 that goes to '54? I see something on Amazon called Birdland" 1&2 but there's no description. (Amazon does give the listing of tracks for the Charly set so I'll compare it with the Ember set when I get home, but I'd appreciate info on the sound quality. (BTW The Ember set is great.)
  3. Bird at Birdland

    To answer my own question: I checked with Peter Losin's Bird discography and it looks like rather than releasing a Vol 2 of just the remaining cuts from Birdland, Embers put them on a 2 cd box entitled "Charlie Parker at Café Society Downtown and Birdland". Gotta find it now.
  4. Bird at Birdland

    Thanks. I did compare the Charly track listings to the Embers and there seem to be only 13 cuts at the end of the Charly box not on the Embers. How many discs are in Vol 2?
  5. Where can I find "Concert in the Rain"?
  6. Anybody familiar with James Booker?

    I have a different Rounder cd (can't think of the title right now) and some live tapes a N.O. friend of mine made. I can make copies if you like. I've alwasy given connick the benefit of a dopubt because of his Booker connection. Booker was the real deal.
  7. Gil Evans "Farewell"

    Anybody here able to identify the soloists on The Gil Evans cd "Farewell"? I have it on ProJazz and though the companion cd "Bud & Bird" does id the soloists "Farewell" does not. Both recordings are from December 1 & 22 1986 and I think have been released on a Japanese label probably under different titles.

    I'm a Van completist so I had to buy this. Not his best but still pretty great IMHO. (I'm also a Bird and Gil Evans completist. I'd be an Ellington completist but don't have enough room in my house. )
  9. Abdullah Ibrahim

    I'm not sure whether this is the same recording, but a cd by that name was issued in May of 2002 by the Chicago-based label Rerooted. Here's a link: African Herbs. Thanks. (I guess I should have done a search myself. ) Not much information but I presume that it's the same recording.
  10. I just hope that this doesn't mean a postponement of "Seven Steps to Berlin"
  11. I just hope that this doesn't mean a postponement of "Seven Steps to Berlin"
  12. Mulligan's "Utter Chaos"

    According to AMG the Lp release of the Village Vanguard recordings had "Utter Chaos" as the last cut. But it's not on the cd, nor is it in the Mosaic box set. Was it really on the Lp? And though the booklet in the Mosaic box contains a listing of unrecorded-by-Verve CJB arrangements, the list doesn't mention "Utter Chaos" even though it obviously existed-- it leads off the "Swiss Radio Days" cd. (It's a very short piece-- Mulligan's theme I think.)
  13. Abdullah Ibrahim

    Anyone know if an Lp titled (I think) "African Herbs" was ever released on cd?
  14. I have this same concert on an RTE/Europe 1 2 disc cd set. On it Utter Chaos is just identified as "Concert End". Also as on the Delta release Broadway is mistaken for Moten Swing. Cost more than $10 though. Is that a joke about the "Desota dealership"? I don'tg get it.
  15. Mulligan's "Utter Chaos"

    I have this same concert on an RTE/Europe 1 2 disc cd set. On it Utter Chaos is just identified as "Concert End". Also as on the Delta release Broadway is mistaken for Moten Swing.
  16. Your Local Jazz Radio Stations?

    Ooops. I forgot KCBX San Luis Obispo. They're more likely to play something "out" than KCLU.
  17. In the technical credits for the Jack Johnson box they say that the original tapes were mixed down to stereo and to digitial 5.1. Does that mean that we can expect an SACD box? Why not make this one hybrid like the new Dylans?
  18. Your Local Jazz Radio Stations?

    KCLU Thousand Oaks/Santa Barbara. (Though they don't play much I'd call adventurous.)
  19. Vinyl to CD Transfers

    I'm a windows guy and I don't know anything about mac software, but since it's free you may want to check it out: Good site. I got the Griffin i-mic when I still had OS9. If you're still on it you can use "simple sound" which comes with OS9. The new free download on this site looks better than the share-ware for which I paid.
  20. Thanks for the suggestion. I just did the same thing-- though I had some trouble getting rid of the interior box.
  21. Miles - complete Jack Johnson

    Has anyone here ever seen the film? How was the music used in it? It must have been edited. Did Miles have the film in mind when he did the recording? Obviously Macero had it mind when he created Yesternow. And why isn't there a reproduction of the original Lp cover in the box set? (It's barely visible on the back of the cd issue). I always liked it.
  22. Miles' Cote Blues

    I thought I read a thread on this site about a '65 Miles bootleg called "Cote Blues" but now I can't find it nor can I find a reference to it on Peter Losin's Miles site. Can somone tell me about it or was I just having another acid flashback?
  23. Benny Goodman´s 1938 Carnegie Hall concert

    I'll probably get stoned for this but I have both the Schaap version and the Definitive release and I prefer the latter. For a long comparison of the 2 go to: I kept the Schaap only because I liked having the longer applause and setting up sounds as a record of the evening. I suspect that Definitve merely remastered using the CBS release. They did the same thing with their Charlie Christian live set: ripped off the Masterw of Jazz version. However in both cases they did a great job! As someone who make his living from intellectual copyright I've only assuaged my conscience by knowing that I've already bought several versions from Sony and that (I think) Masters of Jazz no longer exists and didn't pay royalties.
  24. Miles' Cote Blues

    Thanks. Then is there a bootleg from '65 recorded after the Plugged Nickel recordings?
  25. Mulligan, Patton, Chambers

    Arggghhh.... I thought the Mulligans were being shipped this week. Well at least I should get the Basie and Davis boxes from CDUniverse next week. This is the most record buying I've done for months. Anything else important coming out before Xmas? I almost hope not.