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  1. There is an excellent jazz club here in Vienna called Porgy & Bess. The sound there is excellent and some of the recordings made in the club saw commercial release:
  2. Mosaics on Spotify

    Thanks, put that one in.
  3. 1987 Japanese/German Impulse! titles

    Since this topic was started I collected quite a few of these (German editions), and they do sound excellent indeed. Was just listening to "Crescent" the other day - the drums sound is gorgeous. Thanks Late and others for bringing this up. Does anybody know by chance if the 1988 US edition of "Into the Hot", catalog number MCAD-39104 ( https://www.discogs.com/The-Gil-Evans-Orchestra-Into-The-Hot/release/2256736 ) uses the same mastering as 1987 German and Japanese releases? I assume yes.
  4. Good Jazz Albums from 1979?

    Good stuff recorded (not necessarily released) in 1979: Arthur Blythe - Lenox Avenue Breakdown Daniel Humair; François Jeanneau; Henri Texier - Hjt Woody Shaw - Live Volume One George Lewis - Homage to Charles Parker Jan Akkerman; Joachim Kühn - Live Joe Henderson - Relaxin' at Camarillo Daniel Humair - Triple Hip Trip Misha Mengelberg; Han Bennink; Peter Brötzmann - Three Points and a Mountain Barry Altschul - For Stu Andrew Cyrille; Jeanne Lee; Jimmy Lyons - Nuba Hans Koller; Attila Zoller; Roland Hanna - Trinity Mingus Dynasty - Chair in the Sky Stéphane Grappelli; Joe Pass; Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark Jim Hall; Bob Brookmeyer - live at the north sea jazz festival 1979 Don Cherry; Dewey Redman; Charlie Haden; Ed Blackwell - Old and New Dreams John Carter - Variations On Selected Themes For Jazz Quintet Abdullah Ibrahim; Johnny Dyani - Echoes from Africa Max Roach; Archie Shepp - The Long March Max Roach - Pictures In A Frame Max Roach - M'Boom Fred Anderson - The Missing Link John McNeil - The Glass Room Nigel Coombes; Steve Beresford - White String's Attached AMM III – It Had Been An Ordinary Enough Day In Pueblo, Colorado Manfred Schoof – Horizons Not too bad, as far as I am concerned. Enjoyed this one a lot (read abut it on your blog).
  5. Streaming questions

    It's there: https://open.spotify.com/album/6twcAIiSaa4QFnVLRBduEQ?highlight=spotify:track:5thv9QFTBhTFpoouqLIT8v& , but only three tracks are playable here in Austria (might be different depending on the territory - it is determined by the rights holder). There is a label search function, but it is no good. Google is a better option. Correct, stuff might and does disappear from streaming (I remember how disappointed I was when all the Glossa label (classical music) releases vanished - although they did reappear a year or so later). Having said that, the general tendency is for more stuff to be posted on streaming services all the time. You even have technological leapfrogging where albums that were LP-only appear on streaming without ever being reissued on CD (ECM / JAPO releases, MPS, etc.). Some albums are available in multiple remastered versions - e.g. there is a standard RVG of "The Rumproller": https://open.spotify.com/album/1KJRRyWB8xgLzWjsJJ9ytk and a (great-sounding) Japanese 2014 version: https://open.spotify.com/album/3dMhT1ZhEeYk9NwzPAzi3u . Many Mosaics are on Spotify, btw. I started a thread with direct links, since they are not always easy to find: Amazon and Apple (as well as some smaller streaming platforms) offer HD or ultra-HD formats, I am sure Spotify will follow soon. Apple has more jazz (e.g. CIMP / Cadence releases are only on Apple). I think they give better deal to the rights holders, hence more music. I personally hate their interface, though. An interesting streaming / download option for new releases in bandcamp. I see that many artists and small labels increasingly bypass large streaming platforms and go for bandcamp instead (interestingly, a typical new release option is "LP / bandcamp download now"). But bandcamp is less relevant for older stuff.
  6. Streaming questions

    Some (all?) of the Uptown releases are available on Spotify, for example: https://open.spotify.com/album/5jm3f8ilV6JeRfQwazrQYy https://open.spotify.com/album/3HmId4JnvKzo7uYtsW58r5 https://open.spotify.com/album/5PmINzhQnTY2LiVEjN45cd https://open.spotify.com/album/14YybWMkLui3ybJ7KScsEH
  7. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Thanks for this.
  8. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Matt said he is not willing to record more than one album per week.
  9. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Yeah, even more so when there is some silly "band" name.
  10. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Old, old news (2016, gosh), but I just stumbled upon this one, and have been enjoying it immensely: https://open.spotify.com/album/1FhPcficpQobaXNbwxALso (Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/sell/release/8163771 ). Btw, looks like Mikroton Recordings is no more. Their releases are available on streaming, but if you are into physical objects, do not delay.
  11. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    I am not too knowledgeable of Beresford's music, but I like this one a lot: http://www.emanemdisc.com/E5032.html
  12. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    He did it to Paul Bley too : Bley, in his subdued Hawaiian, stands no chance. The music is so-so, btw. How did you like this one? I listend to it just once 15 years ago or so, thought it was noisy crap.
  13. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    In case you guys have not seen it, you san subscribe to Astral Spirits at bandcamp for $15 / month, and immediately receive 50 (!) back-catalog items and all the new stuff they release as long as your subscription is running. And yes, nobody prevents you from canceling your subscription immediately after you pay your first $15 and download 50 albums. Not cool, though . Subscribe to Astral Spirits | Astral Spirits (bandcamp.com)
  14. Importing/exporting UK/Europe after Brexit

    OK, got back from the post office. The €45 tax-free threshold for private gifts seems to work (Hans, the Netherlands customs seems to confirm as much: https://www.belastingdienst.nl/wps/wcm/connect/bldcontenten/belastingdienst/individuals/abroad_and_customs/receiving_goods_from_abroad/ ). In my case, I was charged VAT because the sender did not indicate his name, so the customs could not confirm the package is from an individual (as opposed to a company). What's annoying is that on top of the VAT there is a €5 "processing" fee charged by the post here.
  15. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Well, I can always fall back on "Kinda Green" by Djll / Perkis - I am the only person who bought this one. https://djll.bandcamp.com/album/kinda-green