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  1. What Are You Watching

    Dangerous Days, the three and a half hour 2007 documentary about the making of Blade Runner. I’ve been reobsessed lately with it and the 2049 sequel.
  2. "1963: A Man's Dream, A Nation's Nightmare" on Night L

    1963: A Man’s Dream, A Nation’s Nightmare aired again this past week in honor of MLK Day, and it remains archived for online listening.
  3. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Good pairing! Dipping into one of the David Murray Black Saint/Soul Note boxes with this CD:
  4. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Somehow missed this reissue when it came out last year and may need to belatedly add it to my “best historical 2021” list, along with French Ballads:
  5. They both appear to be on Facebook. You might also try emailing Michael Cuscuna at Mosaic, who could probably give you the info or forward your note.
  6. Listening to disc 2—the leadoff track, “Spectrum” from 1952 is quite a ride... a lane eventually turned into a superhighway by Cecil Taylor? Twice during the 1961 sides I’ve heard figures that actually remind me of Herbie Nichols a bit. This box is amazing! Trying to think of comparable sudden additions to an artist’s discography... Tristano’s has never been scant, exactly (unlike Hasaan Ibn Ali, whose available material has more than tripled in the past year), but this is quite a haul for his recorded legacy. Treasure trove, best addition in that regard from Mosaic since the Savory set.
  7. My copy finally arrived just an hour ago. Grateful for board members' heads-up about the sound--I was prepared for it to be much worse than what I'm hearing so far. (I mean, it's definitely rough, no doubt.) I love Lennie's Keynote sides, which match the disc 1 era, and man, he sounds even more adventurous here, to my ears, anyway. Really looking forward to taking in the rest of this set over the next week or so. Still mind-blowing to contemplate that Lennie, Monk and Bud were all on the scene and entering their prime in 1946.
  8. Thanks for your reflections on this set, RT. Mine is supposed to arrive tomorrow... looking forward to spending some time with it this weekend.
  9. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Seeing a lot of new releases in the past year with strings or string quartets:

    One of the things I like best about the 1986-1991: The Warner Years set is how they gather all of Miles' sideman appearances from that era on the fifth disc. Regarding Michael Brecker, I think I posted this in the jazz radio forum shortly after the interview, but a fair amount of interesting stuff here about Brecker's time at IU, as well as several audience recordings of him playing in Bloomington in the late 1960s: Michael Brecker In Late-1960s Bloomington, Indiana

    Miles Davis also did a, uh, cameo with Cameo:
  12. Storing Mosaic Booklets?

    Me three.