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About Aftab

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  • Birthday 11/17/1970

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  • Location The Greater Chicagoland Metroplex
  • Interests Jazz, ProgRock, soccer, baseball, football

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  1. Record Store Day - Black Friday 2019

    I picked up the two Miles releases, but have not had a chance to spin them yet. Now that the holidays are over, hopefully I’ll have time...
  2. Check this out...lots of cool titles coming, though I'll have to wait a year for Scofield/Metheny My highlights... January 24 Hank Mobley – Poppin’ (Blue Note, 1957) February 28 Chet Baker – Chet Baker Sings (Pacific Jazz, 1954-56) Grant Green – Nigeria (Blue Note, 1962) April 24 Lee Morgan – The Cooker (Blue Note, 1957) June 26 Bobby Hutcherson – The Kicker (Blue Note, 1963) September 25 Bobby Hutcherson – Oblique (Blue Note, 1967) October 23 Tina Brooks – The Waiting Game (Blue Note, 1961) November 20 Lee Morgan – The Rajah (Blue Note, 1966) December 11 Paul Chambers – Bass On Top (Blue Note, 1957) John Scofield & Pat Metheny – I Can See Your House From Here (Blue Note, 1993)
  3. Check this out! Already got my preorder in... Grant Green - Sunday Mornin’
  4. Blue Note's TONE POET series.

    Just popped over there and heard some sound samples - that does not sound good at all! Here's the Tone Poet sample that was posted - Herbie's solo... Ceora
  5. Blue Note's TONE POET series.

    Yeah, unfortunately I hear it too. I just compared it to the 2 different masterings on Spotify, and they sound better with no weird warble/phasing. My frustration is these Tone Poets were advertised as the definitive version of these recordings (sorry, I think I've said this before). I guess I have a different idea of what that means than Blue Note/RTI does unfortunately. I'll probably pick up the 2 or 3 remaining titles I'm interested in though - because I can't afford original pressings of these tiles and they are pretty good. I saw an 'Introducing Kenny Burrell' original for $950 at a shop. $950?!?! And it sold, too. Out of hand IMO... My other thought - if you mess up in a production, and someone (or a lot of someones) call(s) you on it, just admit it and move on. Denying it kind of makes you look stand-offish or ignorant. I don't know what happened or where in the process it happened, but something's not right with Black Fire. An example - the last album by the rock band Dream Theater, the Astonishing, had 2 blatant production errors and the band was called out on it online. John Petrucci, the guitar player/producer, claimed he didn't hear anything and it sounded fine to him. Ummmmm...just admit something got messed up, now it's a piece of history, and move on. Sorry for the ramble. BN75 LPs anyone...?
  6. I was just about to share this news - WOW! It would be interesting to look at any reissues from the last 10 years from these labels to see of they say they were sourced from the original master tapes...
  7. Blue Note - Vinyl Me, Please Anthology

    Saw via Instagram that the next two albums in the set are Lou Donaldson - Natural Soul (soul jazz) and Wayne Shorter - Schizophrenia (post bop). The ‘fusion’ and ‘modern’ titles are tbd.
  8. BN80 LPs

    Hey guys, Wondering if anyone has picked up any of the new BN80 reissue LPs..... May 10 – Blue Note Debuts, Part 1 Dexter Gordon – Doin’ Allright (1961) Herbie Hancock – Takin’ Off (1962) Robert Glasper – Canvas (2005 And if so, whaddya think? I guess they are sold out and awaiting a repress...
  9. “Nonbreakable”

    Hi folks, I just picked up a copy of BRAFF!! By Ruby Braff (admittedly mainly for the classic cover). The LP says it is “nonbreakable”. Am I able to play this with my regular stylus or is this more like an old 78? Please school me. Thanks!
  10. Oh snap! Love it. Nice internet sleuthing btw.
  11. Yeah, that’s the underside of a lot of great jazz musicians, and artists in general. 🙁 BTW, I opened a show for a recent version of Ides of March not too long ago. Jim Peterik came over and talked to us for a bit. Cool guy, cooler hair. 👍🏻
  12. My preferred version of the above song...
  13. Just started listening to the Dodo Greene on Spotify. Couldn't get past "You Are My Sunshine" - wowza - now I remember why I sold my Conn years ago.