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  1. Complete Miles Davis - 70CD + DVD

    The ‘Complete Miles’ is a great set and one I frequently access. Remember when it came out that they messed up the lid and some of the CDs had glue inside the covers. Ended up being sent a replacement set. Another nice thing is that many of the CDs have bonus tracks not on the original LPs.
  2. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Have that one on vinyl. Also remember them doing tracks from the album at Ronnie Scott’s many years ago (40 ish !) just after it came out. Martin Speake is playing Swanage with his quartet next weekend. Hope to catch it.
  3. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I think Al Foster’s excellent playing is sort of like the icing on the cake of that fine album - although I wasn’t that keen on the album when it came out. Teo Macero really captures Foster’s drums well.
  4. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Interesting. Quite a few of those including the Calvin Keys and the first Blakey seem to have also been RSD issues. The John Hicks too - although I can’t say I ever saw that one for sale or in the racks.
  5. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Tempted to get that ‘Eastern Rebellion’ as the copy I have (bought in the 70s) is on Muse (Vols 2 onwards I have on Timeless). The Muse, I have to admit, sounds pretty good. My Blakey says ‘Tidalwaves Music’ in cooperation with ‘Timeless Jazz’ (whatever that means ). It was an RSD issue.
  6. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Another very interesting obscurity from 1973 on Frederiksberg by US band Compass.
  7. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    The Art Blakey double LP that they have just reissued is in equally hideous purple vinyl but sounds good too.
  8. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Recent arrival on Frederiksberg. Love it !
  9. Best Three Sounds Album

    They definitely got over here. I have several early original Three Sounds LPs with UK import stickers on the back of them.
  10. MPS / SABA - Favourites and Recommended

    Lots of interesting film footage and information about SABA on that ‘Jazzin’ The Black Forest’ film put out by Crippled Dick Hot Wax. Was just viewing it again recently. The book that they put out with it is good too. Don’t think it sold in significant numbers, Germany release only I think and wasn’t pressed in the UK. At least Edel have reissued it on vinyl recently in 180g. Wondering if that old SABA studio of HGBS (converted ex noodle factory I think) does guided tours? If so, I can feel a tourist visit to Villingen coming on. Per the footage on the Crippled Dick film, it is/was preserved very much intact.
  11. MPS / SABA - Favourites and Recommended

    Not to forget John Taylor ‘Decipher’ and Art Farmer/Jimmy Heath ‘From Vienna With Art’. Or Freddie Hubbard ‘Hub of Hubbard’. Oh - and Francy Boland ‘Flirt and Dream’ and Fats Sadi ‘Ensadinado’. Still trying to get my head round that one !
  12. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Saw him in ‘78 I think - Lyle Mays was in the band and they also did Chick stuff such as ‘La Fiesta’. Managed permission to go back stage and saw Woody close up, amazed how short he was !
  13. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    My ‘local’ had 3 copies. Same with the Miles and Blakey. Unprecedented ! The Hubbard concert is available in video on YouTube but it is nice to listen to it in good sound.
  14. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Predictably good - with Junior Cook and George Cables. INA recording put out by ‘We Want Sounds’.