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  1. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    I think this one is a really excellent - and under-rated - Thad & Mel album. The Motown stuff on it works out pretty well I think. Surprised just how good the vinyl sounds - I think this one is a UK pressing, done by CBS. The back cover with Thad, Mel and the older guys such as Cliff Heather wearing kaftans is a bit of a ‘period piece’ though !
  2. Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder

    Hitting all the bullseyes there in terms of optimal sonics - not..
  3. Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder

    I don’t have the pressings readily available but the King will be smooth, low noise with very nice presentation. Maybe lacking a little presence. The Pathe Marconi will be a little on the ‘thin’ side. An original will have lots of ‘oomph’ and life, although noise might be an issue if the condition is not great (although Plastylite pressings usually are very good in this regard). My NY pressing has a blank white label on one side. They were churning them out so fast in 1964/65 that quality control took a dive ! And as usual, Londonjazzcollector has a whole treatise on it..
  4. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    The old tradeoff - musical vitality vs. increased noise.
  5. Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder

    There’s also the French DMM reissue if prepared to ‘rough it’. Agree with Porcy there - the King Japanese reissue is a good option.
  6. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Presumably recorded at 30th St?
  7. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    RSD issue, signed by Ron. Lovely 2LP release by the German In ‘n’ Out label. As usual, Renee Rosnes’ playing is superb.
  8. Would be a great accompaniment to the Tubby Hayes LP box though !
  9. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Gearbox 2LP - excellent. The later (1979) session has the best sound. It is possible that I might have caught the original (late Sunday night) ‘Jazz In Britain’ broadcast on Radio 3.
  10. Nice to see a happy ending for once.
  11. Seems to have been missed amongst all the Covid fallout but Mono Media also brought out a limited, signed (100 copies) volume about the life of Tubby back in March. Lots of photos of Hayes’ memorabilia and diary records etc. including input from the Hayes Estate.