Fer Urbina

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  1. RIP Stanley Crouch

    And Wynton https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10158479748127976&id=10058392975 F
  2. RIP Stanley Crouch

    Facebook posts can be read without an account as long as they're public and you have the right link. Both Matthew Shipp's and Greg Tate's posts are public. Links Matthew Shipp https://www.facebook.com/matt.shipp.56/posts/3650616768304921 https://www.facebook.com/matt.shipp.56/posts/3651466211553310 https://www.facebook.com/matt.shipp.56/posts/3651662071533724 https://www.facebook.com/matt.shipp.56/posts/3651726118193986 https://www.facebook.com/matt.shipp.56/posts/3657475257619072 Greg Tate https://www.facebook.com/Congoblondie/posts/10160379888876038 https://www.facebook.com/Congoblondie/posts/10160379897116038 https://www.facebook.com/Congoblondie/posts/10160379915891038 https://www.facebook.com/Congoblondie/posts/10160380518036038 https://www.facebook.com/Congoblondie/posts/10160380532991038 https://www.facebook.com/Congoblondie/posts/10160380554096038 https://www.facebook.com/Congoblondie/posts/10160381005611038 https://www.facebook.com/Congoblondie/posts/10160381016351038 https://www.facebook.com/Congoblondie/posts/10160382182681038 https://www.facebook.com/Congoblondie/posts/10160382354911038 https://www.facebook.com/Congoblondie/posts/10160382573686038 F
  3. RIP Stanley Crouch

    As a non-American living across the pond, I find the comments on Facebook extremely interesting. Given Crouch's homophobic writings (which I haven't read and take at face value given multiple sources) and threats and acts of physical violence, it is interesting to see who are willing to forgive/forget and why--I'm not being ironic, I find it fascinating that aesthetic agreement seems to carry so much weight. As a writer, he was too baroque for my taste, but I guess it doesn't help that the first thing I read of his were all his liner notes for Wynton Marsalis in one go (for a thing I did on Wynton). F PS: As for Iverson's article, for what it's worth his comment about Berklee ignoring Ellington for Kenton has been firmly rebutted on FB (it's a public post, so it can be read without an account:https://www.facebook.com/darcyjamesargue/posts/10164381949335105).
  4. Finally coming out on September 18. Universal will do the physical release, Sony the digital. https://pitchfork.com/news/thelonious-monk-concert-album-palo-alto-coming-out-this-month/ F
  5. HMV in Oxford Street shut down some time ago (the last remaining shop on that street, in the historical site of their original shop). https://www.musicweek.com/labels/read/hmv-confirms-oxford-street-store-closure/075213 F
  6. From Danny Scher, the provider of the tapes: "I received word that there was a dispute between the estate and Monk's previous label". Source: https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2020/07/28/when-jazz-royalty-came-to-paly-monks-long-lost-record-nearly-goes-public It looks like Sony has blocked the release, which at the very least means that clearances (if any?) were not tight enough. Given that Sony has pretty much abandoned physical product (at least in jazz), it'll be interesting to see how this pans out. F
  7. The removal of downloads and from streaming services looks like the job of a proper legal department. Plausible(?) scenario about this Monk release: Sony "product" were told about the project, but they're not doing physical product any more (at least jazz), so they were not interested. Universal were told, they were interested, they did the thing, they announced it. Sony "legal" got wind of it, and has stopped the release. Yet more speculation, but having this stopped so close to the original release date (July 31), with all the physical product ready to go (and I presume some of it already out), would give more leverage in a negotiation to whomever has stopped it. F
  8. Some background from Robin DG Kelley's biography: https://books.google.com/books?id=Tz9xDQAAQBAJ&lpg=PA1&dq=robin%20kelley%20thelonious%20monk&pg=PA398#v=onepage&q&f=false F
  9. Is there any video footage of Hank Mobley playing?

    Same scene, not exactly the same bit, from The Jazz Baroness: https://youtu.be/2TX6Z7NiF0E?t=5m16s F
  10. Is there any video footage of Hank Mobley playing?

    Thanks everyone, glad you enjoyed the clip. I noticed it while having lunch and watching the Monk documentary (it's on Vimeo, although a lot of it appears on Straight, No Chaser). I had to "rewind" it several times because I couldn't believe it. That's why I asked Cuscuna, who knew Mobley, and also checked with Bertrand Uberall what footage there was of Mobley. Among other things, I also checked this thread. Glad to see it on JazzWax too, although about the clip being too short, as I say in the blog, the whole sequence with those four in the kitchen at the Vanguard (dated, almost certainly, June 19-25, 1967) lasts 2:35. Some of it can be seen on The Jazz Baroness too (it's on YouTube). The best bit with Mobley on is what you see in the clip, which again, I had to give it all the light I could in order to distinguish Mobley's face. Stay safe! F PS: You can delete the duplicated text by editing after posting.
  11. Is there any video footage of Hank Mobley playing?

    Not playing, but some of you may have seen this without noticing Mobley hanging with Monk, Nica and Bobby Timmons at the Vanguard. https://jazzontherecord.blogspot.com/2020/05/hank-mobley-and-bobby-timmons-on-screen.html F
  12. Very rare Charlie Christian!

    Liek Captain Howdy says, the segment in Hot Club's radio show is shorter and in not as good sound than the clip from WNYC, which was posted in late 2012. I blogged about it at the time: http://jazzontherecord.blogspot.com/2012/12/encore-bg-and-sextette-unissued.html F
  13. The first one I noticed on Spotify was the Nat King Cole Trio on Mosaic back in 2010 (https://open.spotify.com/album/36r0NLy7NH4Z14enk0EvF4), which actually kept the original cover. Since then, I've seen the Tal Farlow and the Golson-Farmer-Jazztet. If you search "Capitol Vaults Series" on Spotify, you get a few Mosaic/Mosaic Select sets: Bob Brookmeyer (Select) Paul Chambers (Select) Dexter Gordon (Select) Bennie Green (Select) Bobby Hackett Andrew Hill (Select 16 - group) Bobby Hutcherson (Select) Elvin Jones Gene Krupa/Harry James Hank Mobley Joe Pass Big John Patton (Select) Art Pepper (Select) Don Pullen (Select) Dizzy Reece (Select) Bud Shank/Bob Cooper F PS: Just noticed Louis Armstrong's Columbia & RCA Victor Live Recordings Mosaic is on Spotify too.
  14. YouTube too. 153 tracks in three volumes. This rebranding+streaming had already been done with sets licensed by Universal in the past--first Sony set I see. F
  15. The Szwed is excellent. Ian Carr's is also very good--he was also a professional trumpet player, and he gives more pages than perhaps expected to the electric Miles. F