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  1. I like it much better than the acclaimed "last"( I guess until he goes pd) Philip Marlowe novel: "Only to Sleep". I still haven't read "Perchance to Dream" the sequel to "The Big Sleep" which Robert B Parker wrote.
  2. Kenny Burrell The Post story is behind a paywall so I'm not sure which came first.
  3. I think the ending is better than that of the book. I just wish Altman hadn't gone around saying he was deconstructing the book (or words to that effect). BTW Has anyone else read The Black Eyed Blonde? It's a sequel to The Long Goodbye commissioned by the Chandler estate.
  4. It is available via Amazon but at more than $70. Anyone know a more reasonable way to get it? (Maybe the only Miles I don't have. ) Just found it and ordered it from Discogs.
  5. Loved him as Terry Lennox in Altman's The Long Goodbye.
  6. Pullen and Adams

    I just got the Pullen Mosaic Select from Freejazz. It contains two dates by the Adams/Pullen group and two by Pullen Trios and they're all great.
  7. It looks like this was all released on cd by Blue Note as "Birdland 1951" (Blue Note 41779) along with a previously unreleased date from Feb 17, 1951-- my 8th Birthday.
  8. What was the difference between the two: Was Ultra Panavision anamorphic 65mm and Super Panavision just 65mm? BTW As you might expect when I saw it the sound was terrific. 8 track I presume but I don't really know a lot about it. As I remember it when I saw West Side Story on its first release the whistle that opened the film came from the very back of the theater. Of course, what I remember, and the facts aren't necessarily the same thing. Just looked it up (Google is your friend): you're right Super Panavision is spherical and does not have as wide an aspect ratio. Grand Prix was Super Panavision. However according to Wikipedia the they also compensated for the curve when Superpanavison films were shown in Cinerama theaters. What do you know about the sound?
  9. I saw it at a preview screening at the Cinerama Theater in Toronto. It was shot in 70mm anamorphic which gave it almost the same aspect ratio as Cinerama and I think they did something optically to compensate for the curved screen. The main thing I remember about it is James Garner and a lot of split screen and multiple images.
  10. Hi Ken, would you please send me the list.
  11. The Prez/Christian/Goodmans were supposedly rehearsals and probably paid for by Columbia: hence they own them.
  12. It's not ownership, it's payments to musicians. At least that's whom the National Jazz Museum of Harlem had to deal with for the Savory Collection though now that I say that, the Boyd Raeburn estate would probably be easier to deal with than the Goodman, Dorsey, Ellington and Calloway estates have been so far.
  13. Wow I didn't realize what a long prolific career he had. Andy Davis said he'd met with him before shooting the film and he was very gracious. After the film came out he wrote a very nice congratulatory letter to Andy.
  14. It's extremely difficult to clear the rights for air checks. Your best bet is to get a European semi-bootlegger to do it.
  15. IIRC that was on Columbia. But may be true of Verve too.
  16. Henry Jerome--bandleader from 1940s/50s

    I once heard an interview with Johnny Mandel where he said Greenspan did the taxes for everyone in the band.
  17. No. But I do know Any Davis who directed the film of The Fugitive. I'm seeing him Saturday and I'll ask him if he did.
  18. Now reading...

    Old Filth. Really liked it then discovered that it's the first part of a trilogy so now beginning part two. (Though I think they tell the same story from different points of view. )
  19. I think The Killers was first but I've always thought of the two together too-- can never remember which one has Ronald Regan as a bad guy.
  20. Birth of the Cool ... AGAIN

    It finally arrived. Haven't listened yet so I can't say anything about the sound (not that my ears are good enough to make me a reliable judge). However I have looked at the liner notes. Ashley Kahn's 20 or so page essay seems pretty good. The booklet does reproduce the Gerry Mulligan and Phil Schaap's notes from the last "Complete Birth of the Cool" cd but not Pete Weldings notes nor Mike Zwerin's lovely reminiscence about playing with the nonet I don't think anyone here is more of a Gil Evans fan than I am but I'm not sure Mulligan gets enough credit for these sides. He arranged 6 of the twelve numbers recorded.(Weirdly, in the 1989 "Complete" cd issue the notes say he arranged 4-- but that's corrected in the RVG release.)
  21. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Wow. Thanks for this info. I'm a great fan of Nelson Symonds (between 1961-1965 I probably saw him 50 times) but didn't know about this cd. Searching for it on Amazon I discovered that there's another recording by them that's not available on cd but which you can stream!
  22. Monk and Bud.

    WAsn't Bud an acolyte of Monk's. (Is that the right word?)
  23. The USPS SUCKS

    So I ordered the new release of the Miles Nontet recordings from Amazon. Usually they send cds via USPS and they arrive the day of the release date which would be today. Much to my surprise I got an e-mail from UPS saying I would get it on the 28th via UPS. All I could think was "what a waste of money". I usually get new cds from Amazon via USPS and they've always arrived on the release date but what do I care at least I'll get it today. Today I got another e-mail from UPS saying it would arrive Monday by end of day. Three days late. USPS delivers Amazon stuff on Saturday and Sunday. I've already got the music on other cds and what do I care about Amazon's expenses but probably because I'm old and cranky this really pisses me off. IN my experience USPS is no worse than UPS or Fedex and they're a lot cheaper.
  24. The first time I heard it I thought it sounded like bad Santana. By the time the box set came out I really liked it.