Bill Nelson

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  1. Con Alma

    Here's my 'go to' for Con Alma, with props to the always-tasty Grady Tate.
  2. Sonny Clark Trio on Time 2 LP reissue news

    I'm pleased with the clean and clear sound of the Audio Fidelity SACD/DSD. As for the Bainbridge CD (BCD-1044), it was likely the first available version on CD (maybe 1990) and it only has 8 tracks.
  3. Sonny Clark Trio on Time 2 LP reissue news

    Re: Kevin's: "The earliest CD issues would seem to indicate that they didn't have the best tapes back then." This comment shouldn't apply to the 2003 CD 'Sonny Clark Trio' by Audio Fidelity (AFZ 2006). "Mastered from the original Bell Sound three-track session tapes and two-track master mixes at Kevin Gray's AcousTech Mastering." The SACD was compiled and remastered by Steve Hoffman. The first eight tracks are 'master takes', plus an additional five 'alternate takes'. (Interestingly, the recording dates given are January 2 and 6, 1959.)
  4. Jarrett and applause

    And for those of us who weren't there, upon buying the record or CD, we can vicariously thrall in the audience response.
  5. This thread got me to pull and play my 'All Night Session-1' and I enjoyed the listen. It isn't deserving of curses such as "workmanlike" or "serviceable", nor is it cocktail jazz just goin' through the motions. The album was engineered by Roy DuNann and recorded at Contemporary's L.A. studio, so the audio quality is there.
  6. The Japanese SHM of 'Underground' (WPCR-29031) has been a pleasure -- all instruments are better defined, esp. the bass and drums. As I've been through several sealed vinyl copies, it's good to finally hear it in much better detail. Can't speak for the 'Atlantic Masters' but I've got the first CD issue which was mastered by Stephen Innocenzi -- with the effect of cloaking by a wet blanket. In all cases of this album, the usual muddy touch of original session engineer Tom Dowd keeps 'Underground' from achieving, by comparison, the startling brilliance of the SHM CD of Roland Kirk's 'Inflated Tear'. (Well worth the upgrade for any devotee of Rahsaan.)
  7. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    "And you'll goddam get it right or the bus driver'll put you and your axe on the side of the highway."
  8. Clifford Jordan-Strata East Mosaic

    My nine-day delivery of the Jordan Strata-East box: July 14, ordered late afternoon, media rate postage July 22, arrived in perfect condition Sorry boys, but I can't dogpile on the Mosaic Shipping Kvetch-athon.
  9. I had the same reaction to Nelson set as J.A.W. I'd much rather play his early LPs on Impulse and Verve.
  10. Silly question about Kai and J.J.

    Back at their office, it was either "J.J. and Kai" or "This is Kai and J.J.", depending on who picked up the phone.
  11. Clifford Jordan-Strata East Mosaic

    I was thrilled to read the Jordan-Strata East was available again and ordered mine yesterday. As Sangrey said, "This is a LOT more the type of set I appreciate Mosaic for." (The only Strata East vinyl I've been fortunate to score are 'Glass Beads' and Brackeen's 'Rhythm-X'.) That Malcolm Addey remastered this box set ensures this will be the best in physical media you'll ever hear. Also, I want to get this before the Last Chance Stampede when the curtain comes down.
  12. Joe Fields RIP

    In 1974, I phoned Joe Fields at Muse Records to get promos for my college radio station (WRIU-FM, Kingston, RI). Nice enough that he took my call and even better when he said, "I'll add you to our mailing list but you gotta promise me you won't take 'em home or sell 'em on the side." (Both conditions honored while I was there.)
  13. Interesting Mainstream Records reissues

    Since the time of my post (above), roughly half of the 53 Mainstreams available from the Bards have sold out. (27 of 53)
  14. Interesting Mainstream Records reissues

    The Dusty Bards just replenished their Japanese Mainstream stock. I got Harold Land - New Shade of Blue, Mike Longo - Matrix, and Charles Williams - Stickball.
  15. A Blue Note Cover Waiting To Happen!?!?!

    Photo caption with a hit-40's song: "Don't Answer the Door, Richard!"