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  1. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Mal Waldron———-Sweet love, bitter——-(Impulse Jpn) film soundtrack from 1966. George Coleman seems to get most solo space but Dave Burns can also be heard.
  2. Steve Reid———-Nova ———-(Mustevic /Soul Jazz Records) 1976 date reissued in 2019. Roughly hewn loft era jazz. Quite impressed by this obscurity
  3. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Hal Russell ——-NRG Ensemble———(Nessa) prompted to look this out. Vital music, sounding utterly contemporary in the best sense. I recall being hesitant to check Russell out , fearing his music to be in some way forbidding. I couldn’t have been more wrong. It’s immediately engaging stuff which I’d highly recommend.
  4. I like this one a lot
  5. This is a wonderful album
  6. Horace Tapscott Live at IUCC have a release date of 22/3. I've been on a bit of Tapscott binge lately having listened in sequence to Vols 8-11 of his solo material on Nimbus.
  7. David Wertman————Kara Suite——-(Mustevic Sound) pulled this one randomly off the shelves for the first time in a while. Plenty of energy in this free jazz blow out. Charles Tyler and Ken Simon battle it out on the saxes. Drum, bass and a french horn make up the group. Recording is pretty dark to muddy but the music is clear enough.
  8. In honour of me powering up my Dansette Viva for the first time in 20 years I picked up some 78s Lucky Thompson Boppin the Blues/Just one more chance- RCA Victor Stan Getz with Jimmy Raney- Autumn Leaves/Lullaby of birdland- Vogue ( ex Roost) Woodchoppers- Lost weekend/Igor- Columbia- Swing music series hm...not sure this "new" format will catch on but sentimental none the less.....
  9. Rendell/ Carr——-Dusk Fire——-(Jazzman) Strange but true this music is entirely new to me. It’s been on the list for years but I’d not pulled the trigger until now. All five Jazzman reissues landed today ( sans box) . Very impressed by the music and the presentation. Lovely quiet vinyl.
  10. European Pianists

    I’ve just come across Draksler on a trio disc on Intakt. The sound the group achieve on PUNKT.VRT.PLASTIK is pretty astounding. It’s been on repeat without leaving my CD player for nearly 3 weeks. Need to prise it out , to play the new solo disc by label mate Hawkins ....
  11. New Hank Mobley Blue Note Set

    I’ve preordered because i want to support Mosaic i don’t have Thinking of Home and the unreleased tracks
  12. Ed Bickert, RIP

    Sad news. I’ll need to look through discogs to remind me of sessions known to me , that he played on.
  13. I think that’s a pretty good idea, neglected musician who kept pretty extraordinary company. Wasn’t Sonny’s debut on Gonzales side.
  14. This is right up there with Art’s best
  15. Sun Ra——-Monorails & Satellites Vol 1-3———-(Cosmic Myth) first impression of today’s arrival is off a nicely put together package. Sound is generally cleaner compared to the rather dull sound of the Evidence CD I have of Vol 1. There is some distortion evident on louder parts of Alter Destiny ( end of side 1) which I don’t hear on the Evidence CD. This may be because NoNoise buried that detail and others on the CD! Pressing quality as with other Cosmic Myth releases is very good- generally very quiet and excellent dynamics.
  16. Eronel- disc 2 is good. Departs a fair bit from Monk’s usual take.
  17. I’m afraid I ditched the Rod Levitt album pictured. I had to say goodbye to around 100 LPs in a vain attempt to keep the collection under control. It’s not bad by any means but didn’t grab me enough.
  18. Favorite Horn Trio Records

    Coe, Oxley & Co. ------------Nutty on Willisau---------(HatArt) This trio LP is new to me but has made a good impression. It was released on CD too.
  19. Thanks. I picked up a bunch of Fischer sides on Revelation/MPS and Discovery ( Some solo stuff, lots with Gary Foster and his sort of Latin group- Salsa Picante. There’s not a dud amongst them.
  20. Mine too- pretty amazing value at £14 when I ordered it although it’s now listed north of £60
  21. Clare Fischer————Music inspired by the Kinetic Sculptures of Don Conard Mobiles————-(CF Records) Think Sun Ra soloing on a synth and you pretty much get the idea of what’s on offer here. CF Records seems to be a part of Revelation Records judging by the text on the sleeve. This and Great White Hope! offer up a very different side to the adventurous Fischer.
  22. Sad news- enjoyed his writing. Although not known to me personally all accounts I've come across suggest that he was someone of integrity.
  23. Alexander Hawkins - Iron Into Wind

    Really looking forward to hearing this. Should be with me next week.