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  1. Sound like good advice. Anything else you might suggest doing?
  2. The "default" settings on new tvs suck. This helps:
  3. I was once at a performance by Irma Thomas when she stopped because she saw someone recording it.
  4. I checked it out but there didn't seem to be that much jazz content. Is there a sub-forum I missed? And did people leave or were they driven away? And you're proud of that?
  5. What's next for Mosaic

    I think I guessed right: He just posted this on FB: RED ALERT: We have discovered an unknown 37-minute reel of “Mack the Knife” outtakes, rehearsals and alternate takes, the full making of Louis’s 1955 hit!! Just have to find a place for it on the set but it WILL happen. (Dig that interlude!) Joy!
  6. Van Morrison - Three Chords and the Truth

    Man he's becoming prolific in his old age, but I'll no doubt buy this when it comes out. (I'm amazed he sold out The Santa Barbara Bowl-- it was really expensive.)
  7. Seriously, I think your avatar affects the way people perceive you. As to the topic here: I think everyone should compare the Will Bradley Trio's version of Down the Road Apiece with Amos Wilburn's and Chuck Berry's and guess who wrote it and which came first.
  8. What's next for Mosaic

    Ricky Riccardi is now posting pictures of him with the master tapes of the Pops Handy and Waller Columbia Lps. Looks like it's going ahead. I'm not sure what else will be included though I would guess it will have the recording of Louis teaching Lotte Lenya how to syncopate Mac the Knife.
  9. Harold Mabern R.I.P.

    Saw him with Frank Strozier at a club in Montreal more than 50 years ago. One of the best nights of jazz listening I've ever had.
  10. 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.)
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. WTF! Those rates are usurious.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Placement of the cymbals.

    Sabian cymbals are made in my home province of New Brunswick Canada. Must be something about the North East.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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)
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. "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.
  24. "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.