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  1. This does sound interesting. My appreciation of Liebman only increases with the passing years.
  2. Harold Mabern R.I.P.

    Sad news indeed. A very elegant player.
  3. What's next for Mosaic

    I’m late on picking up on this but the Desmond set does sound very interesting to me. The little I’ve heard of Bickert has me wanting more...
  4. I’ll see what I can do. Venue looks cool and the Southside is up and coming according to my daughter a recent graduate from GU. Your concert is on the 2nd October. Don’t want to miss your own gig! Looking forward to the new release even if I can’t make it to the Glad Cafe.
  5. 2019: Blue Note's 80th Anniversary

    I’ve not been disappointed with the four . BN80 releases I’ve picked up . Sleeves are unnecessarily poor I grant you but the pressings survive the static and sound pretty terrific. Alligator Boogaloo and Ethiopian Knights both sound very nice. I’ve no physical copy in any format to make comparisons with. Just sayin.... ....mind you I wasn’t upset by the Black Fire TP edition....

    I’ve now played both discs through several times. This is a really excellent release . I’ve failed to count electric piano, largely because I quite like a bit of it. There’s certainly at least one track on the second disc too . Highly recommended
  7. Thanks for this. I really enjoyed the first, dug it out a month ago or so. Ordered the new one....

    Too true. The Spaniards we met were a sympathetic lot for our plight. It’s odd feeling the pity of foreigners for our political situation. Regarding electric piano . The first track with it is Track 5 disc one. I’ve been unpacking as it’s been playing so it’s not had my full attention but that appears it for disc one. Not managed to get to disc two yet

    I picked this up yesterday at Jazz Messengers in Barcelona. I was very restrained there getting just this set plus a Wilson Simonal and Sergio Mendes (Great Arrival ) First impressions of the Wilen are excellent. Beautifully recorded and the band sounds very well in sync with Wilen. I’ve only a modest amount of later Wilen in my collection but this seems like a good buy .
  10. ambrose akinmusire

    I saw Ambrose with a David Binney group around eight years ago. I thought he was sensational. What I’ve heard of his own music over the years seems overproduced and lacks the fire I heard then.
  11. Blue Note's TONE POET series.

    My copy is dead quiet. I listened to that clip and it sounds to me that the TT and or cartridge used weren’t too great. Perhaps TT with poorer speed stability or cartridge tracking might make the sonic concern more evident....just a thought ... I’m no expert...
  12. Blue Note's TONE POET series.

    I’ve not read the Hoffman thread but I have listened and relistened to Black Fire. I still can’t see what the fuss is about. The TP sounds wonderfully open and clear. I’ve got a N.Y. mono but haven’t done any comparison as life’s too short. I just fancied a nice stereo pressing...
  13. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    It’s been sitting unopened for the right moment for some months but at last I’ve opened and now listening to the rather incredible Roscoe Mitchell Orchestra———Littlefield Concert Hall , Mills College——( Widehive)
  14. Blue Note's TONE POET series.

    I’ve listened closely to Etcetera Tone Poet edition and I can’t hear any flutter. My system is pretty revealing on the whole. If it’s there it must be subtle. I’m a real sucker for this session having the Conn CD, a 2012 Japanese CD reissue and now the TP edition. The biggest single step up sound wise was the Japanese CD which sounds clearer than the Conn.
  15. Blue Note's TONE POET series.

    I’ve picked up Contours, Etc, Mr Shing a ling, and the Joe Henderson Vanguard Vol 2 LPs from this series. I’ve felt that the presentation and sonics were for my ears excellent. I’ll relisten to Ecetera to listen for flutter. I’ve also been impressed with the two BN80 issues I’ve bought ( Reuben Wilson and Lonnie Smith’s, Think. I’m no upgrade enthusiast on the whole but I’m rather pleased with the new series and will continue to get selected releases either because I don’t have them already or adore them so much...