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  1. 2 hours ago, Gheorghe said:

    In the early sixties, Miles played a piece similar to "Flamenco Sketches" calles "Teo" if I remember right, anyway it was a Spanish Mood and I think I heard it on some live Miles. 

    I must admit the first "All Blues" I ever had heard was on a then en vogue sampler "Miles Davis Greatest Hits" and it was very fast. 

    So when I heard "KOB" I was astonished how slow the tempo is on "All Blues". 


    Aren't live versions of everything always faster?  (Anyone have suggestions for tunes that got slower when played live?  And I'm not just talking about Miles here.)

  2. And this is one I always thought of as "Pharoah Dances".   IMG-0462.jpg

    So glad I got to see him live.  Saw him a few years before with McCoy Tyner but it was great to see him with his own group. 


    Is it possible that "Promises", his last recording (the one with Floating Point) was his biggest "hit"? 

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    Photo I took at a rock festival in 2018.

    And this is one I always thought of as "Pharoah Dances".   IMG-0462.jpg

    So glad I got to see him live.  Saw him a few years before with McCoy Tyner but it was great to see him with his own group. 

  4. On 9/18/2022 at 9:34 PM, Rabshakeh said:

    I'd never heard of this series, which seemingly put out split LPs with contrasting groups.  

    Examples include:

    Dixieland Vs Birdland

    Hot Vs. Cool

    Cats vs. Chicks

    West Coast Vs. East Coast

    An example cover:


    The whole concept seems wacky - high off genre infighting. But the artists were legit. I suppose Feather had enough clout to get whoever he wanted on these things.

    Did people buy these? 

    Is the Dizzy session available elsewhere?

  5. 4 hours ago, JSngry said:

    I guess those people read the liner notes instead of listening to the record.

    Oh wait, yeah, the first CD issue of it was jacked up, not at all the original record except in partial part. THAT version should be panned, just because. But the OG record itself, I will go to the mat for THAT one.

    Ditto. And a couple of the later cd reissues too. (I think I own 3 different versions-- and I'd go to the mat for all of them. 

  6. Hard to overemphasize the impact of Godard on filmmakers and audiences in the early '60s.  For most people it was Breathless but the first one I saw was Bande a Part (when it was just released) and it rocked my world.  I once drove from Toronto to Montreal to see a Godard film. Like Coltrane he wasn't afraid to move on even if he left his audiences (including me) behind. 

  7. According to the liner notes "at the artist/producer's request, the original multitrack recordings were remixed to digital tape...." Little Wing from the original album is on the Jimi Hendrix Evans album. Aftermath:the Fourth Movement... was on a strange cd that was half Evans and half Mingus. The Meaning of the Blues is 14 minutes longer on the cd! Joy Spring, So Long and Buzzard Variation are not on the original. The only thing you can't find on any cd I know of are the "short portions" of Comes a Time that were deleted. 

    7 hours ago, JSngry said:

    In Japan & France:

    I prefer the reconfigured version, but if you want the whole potato, you need both.

    But the original has the better cover, by far. Never really liked those Bluebird covers.

    Is this a cd? 

  8. On 9/5/2022 at 7:02 AM, Matthew said:

    I agree! It's become my favorite Chandler novel, it has so many layers of emotion to it, that with each read, I discover different things. Though, I can't seem to get the image of Jim Bouton as Terry Lennox out of my mind, Darn you Altman! (and I have an intense dislike of the movie).

    I'm a huge Chandler fan. I think I've read everything by and about him except  his laundry lists but I'm a heretic amongst other Chanderphiles because I believe he began to deteriorate half way through The Long Goodbye.  (Playback is hardly worth mentioning.) And I think the ending of the Altman/Leigh Brackett   movie is better than the ending of the book even if the ending of the film is partially stolen from The  Third Man.   (Go ahead-- throw things at me. ) 

  9. I saw him in Amsterdam in 1975 with (I guess) his band of the time.  I've always appreciated that he was involved in producing a Gil Evans concert video in 1983 as well as playing drums on it. 

  10. Does it count if they were really your parents' and your older sisters'?   If so, Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall Concert, Ambassador Satch, a 10" Goodman Trio, and a 10 inch Ellington.  No one in my family was a jazz fan but these were popular records at the time.  

    First jazz Lp I bought (after I'd bought Harry Belafonte, Elvis and Fats Domino) was Brubeck: Red Hot and Cool because I'd read about him in Time magazine and I loved the record's cover.  There were very few jazz Lps in the only record store in my home town and I bought the next one i saw;  Sonny Rollins and the MJQ at Music Inn.

    So I joined the Columbia record club in 1959 and the first Lps I got were KOB, JJ Johnson (forget title), Lionel Hampton (Silver Vibes),  Mingus Ah Um and Ellington Indigos.   Good year to join.   

    For reasons I've never understood my oldest sister gave me The Hawk in Hi Fi for my birthday when I was 14.  I still love it, but I have no idea why she got it for me. I'd never heard of Hawkins at the time and I'm sure she hadn't either.