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  1. Tower Records

    Alas, the big HMV closed around 2012. Made myriad visits and purchases there. The last few things I bought there were a couple of the Mosaic Selects that had been ‘purged’ due to the Friday Night SNAFU.
  2. Tower Records

    I also bought a couple of Japanese Blue Notes from the Tower Store in Tel Aviv. that store was, I believe, subsequently bombed.
  3. Tower Records

    I used to regularly shop at the Tower in Piccadilly Circus, London, the one with the elevator up from the Underground. Best place for Japanese imports in the UK from 1990s onwards. In the US I also visited the Tower on Sunset Strip, LA and used to like the way that you could easily park there and at its peak, the jazz selection was colossal. Also used the Santa Monica, La Jolla and San Diego stores. In NYC visited the Tower on Broadway up around 77th St I think, used to shop there every time on NYC visits. I think that store was previously Sam Goody. J&R at the bottom end of town was also a regular port of call. The Santa Monica branch was good. Remember visiting once when Tom Scott and his band were playing there and signing CDs. Good times.
  4. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    German ECM. Good one to crank up !
  5. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    French CBS 3LP production by Henri Renaud
  6. 1987 Japanese/German Impulse! titles

    It did indeed ! And then you had to walk across those transparent floor tiles and get vertigo to get to the jazz..
  7. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    80th Anniversary 2LP set. Verdict
  8. What music did you buy today?

    Lonnie Smith ‘Live at Club Mozambique’ 2LP BN 80th Anniversary reissue. Really wanted this one on vinyl !
  9. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    More delving into this gem.
  10. I think Don Lanphere toured the UK back in the late 70s/early 80s. Will have to check Jazz Journal - remember him being interviewed. ’Trumpet at Tempo’ - still have the Spotlite LP, will dig it out. That Esquire 45 is a second edition I think. I think it was Clunky who said he had a 78 of the ‘Wailing Wall’.
  11. Hitchhiker’s Guide LPs coming on CD

    If there is one set of vinyl that gives a fond and instant reminder of undergraduate days of yore it is both volumes of this. Especially that nuclear rock concert through big woofers, 2nd vol. I think. Plus Marvin sashaying from left to right speaker. Look’s like they have used the original cover for this version. Maybe I’ll opt for this CD version - had been thinking of picking up both volumes on vinyl but have rarely seen good copies.
  12. 2019-2020 MLB Hot Stove Thread

    Sad news, RIP. Certainly remember those years when he was star player with the Toronto Blue Jays.

    Same year, 1991 I think but at the other side of Canada. It was during the Jazz Festival season so I guess she and the band must have traversed the country. It was at the Yardbird Suite in Edmonton.
  14. Maybe Board Members should book a carriage?
  15. 2019: Blue Note's 80th Anniversary

    The original issue is much more like the one on the left, not that washed out travesty on the right.

    Very nice Enja album !
  17. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Something different for a Saturday.
  18. Paul Gonsalves - HUMMINGBIRD

    Fascinating - thanks Simon.
  19. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Can’t go wrong with Elvin on Blue Note.
  20. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Mosaic Mobley 63-70 box CDs 1 and 2

    It was at a North American festival that I saw her - again, over 25 years ago now.