Clunky

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  1. Joe Chambers - Back on Blue Note

    Circles and the title track are stunning with all Joe’s hallmark sound. The opening track ‘You the night and the music’ seems out of place. Piano on this track sounds different- a bit metallic. Very impressed so far.
  2. Importing/exporting UK/Europe after Brexit

    That's interesting about the 22 euro tax free threshold. I was hearing on BBC radio the other day that the tax free £15 allowance here has been (or will be?) removed for imports to the UK from all countries , not just the EU. Either overseas sellers register and collect UK VAT (for items less than £135) or UK customs collect at point of entry into the UK. The latter no doubt with a £12 handling charge added. Given the chaos I've little doubt that some consumers will be charged VAT at point of sale abroad and also at the UK border. Brilliant
  3. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Recent landing from Poland Cecil Taylor ----- Lifting the bandstand----(Fundacja) Live quintet recording from Tampere 1998 with Paul Lovens, Tristan Honsinger a.o. I have a hard time evaluating CT discs and where they fit into his output but this is very well recorded and isn't short of excitement - but then when does he ever come up short.
  4. This set will cause me a dilemma. I have everything (bar a few likely alternates) scattered across various CD series (McMaster, RvG, BNWorks etc) , LPs ( NY monos, Liberty, Music Matter etc) but and it's a big BUT I love this music a great deal. I was in a similar position with the Mobley set (although I didn't have one session) and I have no regrets getting all the music in one place mastered to a similar standard. First world problems....
  5. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    A couple of nice Dutch CDs landed the other day Komen & Gaan - ICP Septet (ICP066) - just spinning this, as with most ICP releases it'll take some time to sink in Mij een Biet ! - Han & Guus - Han Bennink/Guus Janssen - improvised pieces by and large - not quite as playful as Groet from a decade ago but plenty to like.
  6. DIW and JMT: Your favourite releases?

    Plenty perhaps too many David Murray's on DIW. I know he's someone that divides opinion more than most but his DIW from the late 80s early 90s are pretty strong. Shakill's Warrior , Ballads and Ballads for bass clarinet are favourites. Sun Ra's Live at the Pit Inn (DIW) was a very early Ra purchase and in turn that lead me to Herbie Nichols because of a review comparing Ra's piano style to Nichols.
  7. I doubt i'd go for this either. The 3CD is more than enough. Its hardly his best set , a new direction for sure but at times a bit too tentative.
  8. Milford Graves RIP

    sad news indeed.
  9. Togetherness Music

    Evan Parker Quartet This looks very interesting. Pre-order now in.
  10. Art Pepper

    How tastes change over time. The Galaxy set has had very frequent spins in recent years and sits close to the hifi system. I really appreciate late Art Pepper and possibly prefer it to his earlier material. Apples and pears really but it's funny coming across my opinion of 13 years ago and reflecting on how different it is now.
  11. Blue Note's TONE POET series.

    I have the Joe Pass on a 60's UK edition. It's ok but doesn't set the heather on fire.
  12. Blue Note's TONE POET series.

    i'd agree as I'm in a similar position with a combination of CDs and LPs. Passing Ships and Tippin' the scales might be all - even then I'm not 100%. The McLean certainly isn't his best but it's pretty decent in my book. Over here these are at best £32 which must be around 40 US.
  13. Pimuins Guide to Mal Waldron Records

    Thanks so much for this incredible effort. I've long like Mal's playing both early but particularly late ( late sixities onward). I thought I had a decent amount of his output on CD or LP but reading your beautiful blog I realise how far i have to go... Thanks again. Adrian
  14. British jazz reissues

    I was rather impressed by this session. Definitely worthy of reissue and a good listen