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  1. one of my favourite Freeman LPs
  2. Miles Davis ————Dark Magus———-( Sony Japan) 1977 issue/reissue. had this for years but on coming back I’m stuck how dark it is, albeit not as black as Pangea etc...All the traces of funk / groove which made Bitches Brew so hummable are gone.
  3. Anyone care to offer an insight regarding the sound on this set. If it’s an app improvement on the Galaxy set I’ll be interested. I find the low volume sound and poor presentation of the 16CD ( cheap Euro edition ) set a real deterrent.
  4. Wallace Roney R.I.P (COVID-19 victim)

    Very sad
  5. I quite like some opera Donizetti, Mozart etc.. meanwhile Miles Davis ————Dark Magus———( CBS) Japan issue from 1977? at least that’s what it says on the label
  6. Johnny Coles————Little Johnny C————( BN) mono NY I've always had a soft spot for this session. Great numbers by a more than competent band. Duke P shines here as he so often does.
  7. I really like the HMV issues of Trane’s Impulse catalog. I’ll have about half a dozen, all monos and all sound and feel lovely. As I understand it these were made from copy tapes sent to the UK. The ALS UK copy was used for the 2CD issue of ALS. They’d probably survived better because they hadn’t been repeatedly used for reissue after reissue. Ultimately it doesn’t matter as the music on A Love Supreme sucks you in totally such that audio geekery becomes inconsequential...
  8. Interested for sure . Is this one of those sessions that Cuscuna marked up as a reject or is this a ‘new’ discovery?
  9. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Keith Tippett/ Andy Sheppard———-66 Shades of Lipstick —-—-( Editions EG) Recorded 30 years ago this July. I probably bought this based on a review in The Wire. Back in the days when the late Richard Cook was editor. It’s a fine album although I do recall thinking it a tad forbidding at the time. Mind you back then I couldn’t get my head around Cecil Taylor. ......
  10. McCoy Tyner has died, aged 81

    Sad news . An amazing musician of the highest order. I recall him looking pretty frail when I saw him perform over a decade ago. Last of the quartet..,
  11. Rest Easy Mom & Dad

    I’m very sorry to hear of your loss.
  12. Well remembered I think you might be right. I’ve pretty much stopped adding 78s to my collection on account of just how much space and weight they take up. I’ve a fair number of Esquire UK 78 issues of Dial material. My understanding is that these date from the early 50s so were released later than the Dials. The sound is usually very good but I’ve no idea whether they had access to masters or metal parts etc . They certainly don’t sound like the 78 dubs that I’ve come across.
  13. Rashied Ali / Frank Lowe - Duo Exchange

    According to HJ in the past products that had ‘Iran’ in the title caused the same issues. I’d agree that the sound on Duo Exchange is excellent as is the music . I’m pretty partial to Frank Lowe having been bowled over by a live performance with Billy Bang many years ago.
  14. More unheard Herbie Nichols!!!

    Yes very interesting. I’m not clear who wrote the piece and what label is involved
  15. Jon Christensen (1943 - 2020)

    More sad news...