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  1. The Music Improvisation Company—-1969/1970———( Incus/Honest Jon) Honest Jon records have been busy with Incus reissues. This release seemed a good as place as any to start with Bailey, Parker , Muir and Davies. I’m really struck by Jamie Murr’s innovative percussion.
  2. A long standing member. Very sorry to hear of his passing
  3. I managed to mislay my copy ( unopened ) when it arrived several weeks ago. It’s now been found and currently playing. Comfortably lives up to expectations. I’ll need to listen several times through before going back to the first disc.
  4. This does sound interesting. My appreciation of Liebman only increases with the passing years.
  5. Harold Mabern R.I.P.

    Sad news indeed. A very elegant player.
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  10. 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 .
  13. 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.
  14. 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...