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  1. Just ordered mine via Udiscover too. Can't understand (*) why Amazon (UK) decided to up their original price by over 25% thus doing themselves out of several customers including me? (*)that was a rhetorical question as I think I can guess the answer
  2. Sonny Sharrock - Ask The Ages

    Just picked up a new vinyl reissue of Sonny Sharrock's classic final album, Ask The Ages. It's very impressive although weirdly it has been released as a double vinyl because the playing speed is 45 RPM - presumably for audiophile purposes. However, Sharrock's guitar at times sound positively organ like. Anyone know what effect(s) he was using to produce such a very full chordal sound? The album has been uploaded onto YouTube by someone (not me!) in full here: Ask The Ages
  3. The CD box set is now on the UM website and looks very, very, tasty indeed... The Complete Tubby Hayes Fontana Albums So great to see The Orchestra reissued on CD at last and it wasn't nearly as bad as critics said. I like it.
  4. Ginger Baker (1939 - 2019)

    Apart from Cream, which was on another level (*), Ginger Baker's Air Force (Polydor, 1970) Going Back Home (Atlantic, 1994) with Charlie Haden and Bill Frisell and Coward of the County (Atlantic, 1999) with the DJQ2O with guest James Carter are, for me, three exceptional examples of Ginger's work in the jazz field. He will be greatly missed and was undoubtedly a true legend. RIP Ginger. (*) Jack Bruce claimed that Cream were a jazz group with Eric playing the Ornette Coleman role, they just didn't tell Eric.
  5. Ted, Tubbs in N.Y. was originally released on Fontana but "illegally" reissued on CBS 466363 in stereo as Tubby Hayes with Clark Terry "The New York Sessions". I'm currently listening to said stereo version reissued on CD as CBS 466363 2. So why the stereo tapes are missing is a mystery. Shame because the album is superb. However and notwithstanding the mono NY session, I'm still greatly looking forward to the complete Fontana Tubbs box set, especially the much maligned "The Orchestra", never previously reissued.
  6. Tubby Hayes Lost 1969 Sessions

    The "Deluxe" two CD version is very good, but crucially it contains three takes featuring guitarist Louis Stewart on CD 1 and 40 pages of sleeve note by Simon Spillett. It also includes out takes and engineer / Hayes pre-take words (not much, there isn't any conversation per se).
  7. Any *early* Pink Floyd fans? (67-72 era)

    I was a big fan of the Floyd up until and including Atom Heart Mother. I saw them live around 1970 (the set was similar to the live side of Ummagumma) and they were absolutely amazing. Much "jazzier" (ie improvising) than in their later stages. Not too surprising considering Nick Mason's proclivities to jazz (cf Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports with Carla Bley et al). I went off them after that. However, like Scott, after all the hype had died down a bit and I actually heard DSOTM (having resisted even hearing it) I was knocked out. This was most definitely their masterwork and will probably endure far longer than anything else they did.
  8. British jazz reissues

    indeed I do!
  9. British jazz reissues

    IMO Solar Plexus was his masterwork although Ian actually rated Old Heartland as his best. What is tremendous about Solar Plexus is that two other leading trumpeters were also featured (Kenny Wheeler and Harry Beckett) with proper, memorable solos. But the compositions, all Ian's for the first time on one record, were fantastic. For me "Torso" is a killer track, but it's all brilliant.
  10. British jazz reissues

    The 9 Nucleus albums originally released on Vertigo are getting a box set treatment from Esoteric next month: Torrid Zone - Nucleus and Ian Carr
  11. Rendell Carr 5tet rides again

    This should arguably be in the Vinyl Frontier section, but Jazzman Records are reissuing for the first time(*) a five record box set of all five EMI Columbia Lansdowne Series Rendell Carr Quintet albums on vinyl. This box will be released in mid-November and includes an accompanying booklet. More info here: Jazzman Records (*) first time for a legit, licensed vinyl reissue of these albums, although BGO released them as CDs under license several years ago.
  12. Wayne Shorter - Emanon

    yep this price is too rich for my blood at the moment - even with a comic book - pity cos I'd definitely like to hear it. But three CDs and a book £70? Really?
  13. Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band

    All of above and All Smiles is a great one too. The Trunk one is probably mono, so do start with the MPS/Polydor ones first.
  14. Kamasi Washington - Heaven and Earth

    Thanks for the comments. I haven’t heard any of his previous stuff so will definitely look out for this (and the mystery disc!).
  15. Kamasi Washington - Heaven and Earth - anyone heard this yet? Any views?