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  1. 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. 

  2. 1 hour ago, soulpope said:

    Sorry, but to which post are you referring to .... ?

    2 hours ago, JSngry said:



    Gil is playing very proactive piano here!

    No, I'm sorry. this one. 

    57 minutes ago, jazzbo said:

    "Duke Ellington's Timon of Athens" Stanley Silverman


    Al Casey "Swingville: Buck Jumpin'" OJC cd


    Funny I just got the Timon of Athens.  Too bad EKE only recorded a couple of tracks from it. 

  3. 2 hours ago, jazzbo said:

    Elsewhere it is said that this tape actually came from the filmmakers. Would seem likely that they had "masters" and that it was indeed recorded in mono. Mono was still prevalent in film playback then, and I bet RVG enjoyed producing a mono master. 

    3 hours ago, Shrdlu said:

    Movies had stereo sound long before 1964, so I assume that this Trane session was recorded by Rudy in stereo. It is doubtful that only a mono recording was made.


    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. 

  4. 1 hour ago, sonnymax said:

    "Although this legend about Andy Williams and Lauren Bacall is so deeply entrenched that you'll find it repeated even in some film reference books, it's not true. Director Howard Hawks, when asked about this, explained that he had indeed planned to have Andy Williams sing for Bacall, but after hearing Bacall sing during the rehearsals for the scene he abandoned that plan and ended up using Bacall's own voice." (Source: Hawks on Hawks by Joseph McBride [Berkeley, University of California Press, 1982] p.130.)

    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. 

  5. 39 minutes ago, Big Beat Steve said:

    Yes, Hep is always worth checking out.

    And "at the time" (for those not dead set on CD) the one below ("featuring seventeen clasic Gil Evans arrangements") used to be a go-to item:

    Just to show what tracks you'd want to go after if you are in it for Gil Evans only and want them all in one place.

    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. 

  6. 19 hours ago, JSngry said:

    "Patterns" is great, Ed Begley Sr.'s best moment (that I know about, anyway).

    But he ain't no Hank Patterson, although also vice-versa.

    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. 

    5 hours ago, Shrdlu said:

    It is clear to me what happened with the tapes for this session. Rudy would have recorded it on a stereo tape at 15 ips, and made a second tape (probably at 7.5 ips) in mono to be heard at home, as with the material issued in 2018. It could have been made in stereo, though. I had a Tandberg deck that took narrow tapes, but it did run at 15 ips, and it was stereo (four tracks on the tape, and bi-directional).

    Then, the stereo tape was discarded when all the Impulse session reels were tossed out in the mid 70s.

    Anyway, the sample track sounds great, as does the "new" music issued last year. 1964 Trane is prime material. I no longer play the screeching stuff recorded after McCoy and Elvin left.

    They wouldn't need a stereo tape for a film in 1964 so they may not have made one. 

  7. 5 minutes ago, T.D. said:

    Going back to the original anecdote in the club...Did Coltrane know who Crosby was? Or was he just following some random long-haired doper into the bathroom?

    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. 

  8. 46 minutes ago, JSngry said:

    For many years, viewers of the film who recognized the music thought that they were listening to the original recordings, though in fact they were new and had never been heard.

    Ok, having never seen the film, the leads me to wonder ift:

    • They just used very brief extracts in the film (which the NPR article would appear to posit oteherwise)


    • people really don't pay attention to the details of what they're listening to...if you know a record well enough, you ought to have some kind of sense that, oh, this is different, at least if you get enough of it in one bite.


    • this statement itself is more or less bullshit, because how amny people (for many years, in fact!) even knew about this film and/or Coltrane's music found within?

    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.  

  9. On 8/12/2019 at 9:13 AM, Chuck Nessa said:

    The mix drove me to stop listening halfway through the first disc. Sax and piano on the left and bass and drums on the right. Everyone seemed near the top of their game. I think they should have done a fold down. 

    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. 

  10. 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. 

  11. 38 minutes ago, felser said:

    :tup:tup:tup  Met him once when he played Upper Merion Concerts Under The Stars, about two blocks from my house.  He was wonderful musically and personally, so very kind to our obviously adopted daughter, who was about 10 at the time.   Have his autograph ("to my good friends, the Felser's) in his autobiography.  Got to see him live three times overall, always a delight.  "Freedom" is the #1 highlight of the whole Woodstock Festival for me.

    On a recent PBS documentary about Woodstock you hear him say that he improvised Freedom on the spot to entertain the crowd while they tried to get other performers to the site.   .