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  1. Clifford Jordan-Strata East Mosaic

    Yeah, I've found good records in Santa Fe. Recall a trip when I was just getting into jazz in the late 90s and finding a store with BYGs, Shandars, India Navigation, all sorts of stuff. Everything was cheap and I bought anything that looked remotely interesting. I believe that is where I first heard Bill Dixon's music, on a BYG reissue of the Savoy split 7-tette/NY Contemporary Five album.
  2. Clifford Jordan-Strata East Mosaic

    Yeah, they're legit. Tip-on Strata-East jacket, white (not two-color) Dolphy Series labels, 463 West St. address. To be fair, these have been seen over the years in NYC and Chicago, and the only ones I saw in Texas were trashed copies.
  3. Clifford Jordan-Strata East Mosaic

    I'd love to see a really nice Strata-East series of reissues but I guess since most of the music reverted to the artists after the label folded, it's really up to estates (and pirate labels) to make a lot of this stuff available again. The Brother Ahh is really good, as is the Jayne Cortez. And the Descendants of Mike & Phoebe. And the John Gordons. Hell, most of the catalog is cool (if not always desert-island material). And yeah, In The World is not a rare LP. Have had no trouble finding sealed ones, even in 2017. They must've manufactured at least a few thousand copies.
  4. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Jim French -- If Looks Could Kill -- (Metalanguage)
  5. Ornette Coleman reissues?

    I thought Atlantic coined the term free jazz.
  6. Phill Musra + Michael Cosmic LPs

    Greetings all, I'm honored and beyond psyched that, after ten or more years trying to make something happen with Phill Musra, his debut recording and that of his late twin brother Michael Cosmic are now properly being reissued on LP by Los Angeles' Now-Again Records. We have worked from the original master tapes for these and associated other archival fragments, and I've also contributed liner notes to the project. There will be a 3LP deluxe version for subscribers and a 2LP standard version available in stores/through Dusty Groove/etc. Should be hitting the shelves by October-ish. If you have difficulty finding a copy to purchase, let me know and I can help sort you.
  7. Prestige is back.

    Huh. I should make myself a Wikipedia entry too if she can do it so easily.
  8. 156 5th Avenue, New York

    Just noticed, though I've been buying Strata-East LPs for years, that they at some point in the mid-70s occupied an office at 156 5th Ave., which was also a building that ESP-Disk' occupied in the 1960s. Any other conspicuous record label addresses occupied by two or more interesting labels at different times that you are aware of?
  9. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Color cover is a second issue from what I understand.
  10. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    indeed it is. Now, Peter Kowald -- Quintet -- (FMP, Ger)
  11. Don Byas Interview (1965) Audio Only

    Interesting, okay -- yeah I just caught a few seconds of it and hadn't gone back to give it a spin. Thanks.
  12. Don Byas Interview (1965) Audio Only

    yeah, I need to go back and give that one a concentrated spin.
  13. Bert Myrick, Detroit Drummer

    ah, interesting, thanks -- so it's most likely a George Bohanon session under Myrick's name.
  14. Don Byas Interview (1965) Audio Only

  15. Don Byas Interview (1965) Audio Only

    Fascinating 1965 interview with Don Byas. Thanks to user "caravan" for the link. Heavy.