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  1. To be honest, I only bought this because I was in a local shop and saw it in the bins... pumping a little money into the local economy. I actually compared it a bit to my "go to" CD version (UCCI-9030) and I think the CD sounds a bit better. I'm not worried though because this is my only vinyl version.
  2. Just finished - Oliver Nelson - Blues and the Abstract Truth (Impulse!/Analogue Productions). Now playing - William Parker - Petit Oiseau (Shortwave Records/Aum).
  3. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    "Cue For Saxophone" & "The High And Mighty Hawk" are really great albums. Someday I'll hear the rest of them.
  4. I just ordered a NM copy from a discogs seller for $12. Looking forward to hearing it.
  5. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Paul Brusger - Go To Plan B (Consolidated Artists Productions). This was listed in this thread a while back and the lineup intrigued me, Cuber & Hicks in particular. Very well done date. I ordered another of his titles (on Steeplechase) that was listed here as well and I'm waiting for that one to come in. If it's as good as this one, I'll be a very happy camper.
  6. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Hank Mobley - Blue Bossa (SSJ). Subtitled "Live in Copenhagen 1968"
  7. Hank Mobley Copenhagen 1968

    If you Google "Hank Mobley lung cancer", several on-line resources say that he had lung cancer. I suppose it's not important now.
  8. Hank Mobley Copenhagen 1968

    Lung cancer isn't like a switch going off. By the 70's, it had supposedly limited his playing ability but there is a chance (likelihood?) that it was affecting him earlier as well. That's why I implied that this might be what we hear on these recordings.
  9. Hank Mobley Copenhagen 1968

    Bertrand was reminding me of this Copenhagen recording that was issued in Japan as "Hank Mobley with the Kenny Drew Trio - Blue Bossa", so I am spinning it again this morning. While this CD was definitely made from a better tape than the one I had for years, the sound still isn't great. What's funny is that on this CD, NHOP's bass is actually recessed, not boosted, so I have to wonder if the person I got my old cassette from was a bass fan. And while I hear Mobley "stretching out", I also hear him straining quite a bit. It makes me think that his lung problems were already limiting his playing. On fast tunes, he seems to chop off notes instead of playing in his usual flowing style. I wonder when he started moaning after notes like he does in places here? I don't recall it happening on his live Messengers recordings. Maybe it was something he always did but he minimized it on those Jazz Messengers recordings?
  10. What music did you buy today?

    I ordered an autographed copy of Ron Carter's Golden Striker Trio LP from his website. Looking forward to spinning this later.
  11. ebay madness re: vinyl

    I've noticed discogs prices going crazy too and not just vinyl.
  12. Continuum - Mad About Tadd (Palo Alto Jazz). Quite a nice date with a killer band, well recorded at the Van Gelder Studio by RVG. Slide Hampton, trombone; Jimmy Heath, saxes; Kenny Barron, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Art Taylor, drums.
  13. The Cookers

    Unfortunately, with the shipping costs to the US from the UK, this will be one very expensive LP to buy. I looked into a couple of Gearbox LPs and the shipping was around $20 per LP.
  14. Kimbrough

    I just received an E-mail from Newvelle Records which got me to buy a record in probably the fastest time in my life: Introducing KIMBROUGH: A 61 Track Collection of Jazz Composer and Teacher Frank Kimbrough’s Compositions, Featuring 67 World-Class Artists Newvelle Records is proud to release this 61-track digital anthology of Frank’s original compositions, recorded as the New York jazz scene reopened in May 2021 Available streaming everywhere and on Bandcamp: https://newvellerecords.bandcamp.com/album/kimbrough July 16, 2021 – Newvelle Records today is releasing KIMBROUGH, a collection of 61 original compositions by jazz artist and educator Frank Kimbrough, who passed away in December 2020. Featuring tributes from 67 of Frank’s former bandmates, students, and friends across multiple generations, KIMBROUGH was recorded over three and a half days in New York as the musical world began reawakening in May 2021. All proceeds from this definitive collection of Frank’s music, available on high-quality digital download on Bandcamp, will benefit the Frank Kimbrough Jazz Scholarship at The Juilliard School. The musicians: Piano: Addison Frei, Fred Hersch, Sean Mason, Elan Mehler, Samora Pinderhughes, Ben Rosenblum, Jacob Sacks, Scott Spivak, Helen Sung, Craig Taborn, Isaiah J. Thompson, Dan Tepfer, Micah Thomas, Gary Versace, Elio Villafranca, Joel Wenhardt, Glenn Zaleski Bass: Ben Allison, Jay Anderson, Alexis Cuadrado, Dezron Douglas, Michael Formanek, John Hébert, Marty Jaffe, Rob Jost, Rufus Reid, Tony Scherr, Martin Wind, Ben Wolfe Guitar: Steve Cardenas, Ben Monder, Todd Neufeld Drums: Jeff Cosgrove, Billy Drummond, Jeff Hirshfield, Tim Horner, Douglas Marriner, Allan Mednard, Francisco Mela, Tony Moreno, Clarence Penn, Rich Rosenzweig, Satoshi Takeishi, Dave Treut, Jeff Williams, Matt Wilson Clarinet: Ted Nash Alto Saxophone: Allan Chase, Alexa Tarantino, Immanuel Wilkins Baritone Saxophone: Allan Chase Tenor Saxophone: Michael Blake, Jeff Cornelius, Evan Harris, Joe Lovano, Donny McCaslin, Ted Nash, Rich Perry, Noah Preminger, Scott Robinson, Steve Wilson Trumpet: Dave Douglas, Noah Halpern, Ron Horton, Kirk Knuffke, Riley Mulherkar, Jesse Neuman Trombone: Ryan Keberle Vocals: Olivia Chindamo They're only asking $20. I paid more than that as 100% of the proceeds go to the Frank Kimbrough Jazz Scholarship at The Juliard School where Frank was a professor.
  15. Kimbrough

    It's from Newvelle Records. Up until now, they have only released (expensive) LPs, so we might want to consider ourselves lucky that they did it this way. BTW - they offer this music as .WAV downloads as well as FLAC, MP3, etc. You could download the .WAV versions and burn them to CD-R if you choose. Be aware that it would be a lot of CD-Rs. The .WAV download is 9.9 GB, so that is ~14 CD-Rs.
  16. Kimbrough

    Tracks with personnel: 01 - The Call Scott Robinson (Tenor Saxophone), Riley Mulherkar (Trumpet), Allan Chase (Alto Saxophone), Ryan Keberle (Trombone), Samora Pinderhughes (Piano), Ben Wolfe (Bass), Jeff Hirshfield (Drums) 07:34 02 - C Minor Waltz Dave Douglas (Trumpet), Alexa Tarantino (Alto Saxophone), Todd Neufeld (Guitar), Rufus Reid (Bass), Matt Wilson (Drums) 04:58 03 - Kudzu Steve Wilson (Tenor Saxophone), Ben Rosenblum (Piano), Marty Jaffe (Bass), Douglas Marriner (Drums) 07:24 04 - Elegy for P.M. Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone), Craig Taborn (Piano), Ben Monder (Guitar) 04:35 05 - Falling Waltz Helen Sung (Piano), Dezron Douglas (Bass), Allan Mednard (Drums) 05:13 06 - Forsythia Kirk Knuffke (Trumpet), Micah Thomas (Piano), Rob Jost (Bass), Jeff Williams (Drums) 06:49 07 - Quickening Micah Thomas (Piano), Ben Allison (Bass), Jeff Williams (Drums) 04:04 08 - Whirl Gary Versace (Piano), Martin Wind (Bass), Dave Treut (Drums) 03:32 09 - Wings Scott Robinson (Tenor Saxophone), Elan Mehler (Piano) 04:15 10 - Hope Ted Nash (Tenor Saxophone), Gary Versace (Piano), Ben Wolfe (Bass), Jeff Hirshfield (Drums) 06:41 11 - Clara’s Room Ron Horton (Trumpet), Immanuel Wilkins (Alto Saxophone), Ben Monder (Guitar), John Hébert (Bass), Billy Drummond (Drums) 05:34 12 - For Duke (Instrumental) Steve Wilson (Tenor Saxophone), Ben Rosenblum (Piano), Marty Jaffe (Bass), Rich Rosenzweig (Drums) 04:15 13 - Lullabluebye Glenn Zaleski (Piano), Dezron Douglas (Bass), Allan Mednard (Drums) 07:26 14 - For Jimmy G. Ron Horton (Trumpet), Michael Blake (Tenor Saxophone), Sean Mason (Piano), Michael Formanek (Bass), Billy Drummond (Drums) 05:55 15 - November Donny McCaslin (Tenor Saxophone), Ben Monder (Guitar), John Hébert (Bass) 06:49 16 - Adrian’s Way Dan Tepfer (Piano), Rufus Reid (Bass), Matt Wilson (Drums) 05:42 17 - Sadness Noah Preminger (Tenor Saxophone), Glenn Zaleski (Piano) 05:13 18 - Helix Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone), Donny McCaslin (Tenor Saxophone), Ben Monder (Guitar), John Hébert (Bass), Clarence Penn (Drums) 05:59 19 - The Breaks Elio Villafranca (Piano), Alexis Cuadrado (Bass), Satoshi Takeishi (Drums) 05:06 20 - 20 Bars Elan Mehler (Piano), Martin Wind (Bass), Francisco Mela (Drums) 07:30 21 - Ancestors Jesse Neuman (Trumpet), Allan Chase (Baritone Saxophone), Steve Cardenas (Guitar), Addison Frei (Piano), Tony Scherr (Bass), Tim Horner (Drums) 06:12 22 - Kids Stuff Kirk Knuffke (Trumpet), Rich Perry (Tenor Saxophone), Micah Thomas (Piano), Ben Allison (Bass), Jeff Williams (Drums) 04:57 23 - Meantime Gary Versace (Piano), Martin Wind (Bass), Francisco Mela (Drums) 05:37 24 - Capricorn Lady Ted Nash (Soprano Saxophone), Gary Versace (Piano) 05:37 25 - Waltz for Lee Riley Mulherkar (Trumpet), Scott Robinson (Tenor Saxophone), Ryan Keberle (Trombone), Allan Chase (Baritone Saxophone), Samora Pinderhughes (Piano), Jay Anderson (Bass), Jeff Hirshfield (Drums) 04:43 26 - 727 Dave Douglas (Trumpet), Joe Lovano (Tenor Saxophone), Craig Taborn (Piano), John Hébert (Bass), Clarence Penn (Drums) 04:52 27 - Beginning Steve Wilson (Tenor Saxophone), Ben Rosenblum (Piano), Marty Jaffe (Bass), Douglas Marriner (Drums) 04:48 28 - Southern Lights Noah Halpern (Trumpet), Joel Wenhardt (Piano), Martin Wind (Bass), Dave Treut (Drums) 04:56 29 - Regeneration Donny McCaslin (Tenor Saxophone), Ron Horton (Trumpet), Craig Taborn (Piano), John Hébert (Bass), Clarence Penn (Drums) 07:08 30 - A & J Alexa Tarantino (Alto Saxophone), Dan Tepfer (Piano), Rufus Reid (Bass), Matt Wilson (Drums) 05:48 31 - Eventualities Immanuel Wilkins (Alto Saxophone), Donny McCaslin (Tenor Saxophone), Sean Mason (Piano), Michael Formanek (Bass), Billy Drummond (Drums) 06:15 32 - Moonflower Alexa Tarantino (Alto Saxophone), Dan Tepfer (Piano) 02:24 33 - Just Suppose Addison Frei (Piano), Tony Scherr (Bass), Tim Horner (Drums) 05:01 34 - Reluctance (Quartet) Todd Neufeld (Guitar), Dan Tepfer (Piano), Rufus Reid (Bass), Jeff Cosgrove (Drums) 06:55 35 - Areas (Trumpet, Piano, Bass) Dave Douglas (Trumpet), Craig Taborn (Piano), John Hébert (Bass) 03:36 36 - The Spins Ben Rosenblum (Piano), Rob Jost (Bass), Rich Rosenzweig (Drums) 05:31 37 - Sanibel Island Scott Spivak (Piano) 05:04 38 - Fubu Noah Preminger (Tenor Saxophone), Glenn Zaleski (Piano), Ben Allison (Bass), Allan Mednard (Drums) 06:55 39 - Cascade Rising Rich Perry (Tenor Saxophone), Helen Sung (Piano), Ben Allison (Bass) 05:14 40 - Over Michael Blake (Tenor Saxophone), Ron Horton (Trumpet), Michael Formanek (Bass), Tony Moreno (Drums) 03:57 41 - Blue Smoke Jesse Neuman (Trumpet), Evan Harris (Tenor Saxophone), Addison Frei (Piano), Tony Scherr (Bass), Tim Horner (Drums) 03:47 42 - Air Dave Douglas (Trumpet), Craig Taborn (Piano), Jeff Cosgrove (Drums) 04:22 43 - Affirmation Steve Wilson (Tenor Saxophone), Elan Mehler (Piano), Rob Jost (Bass), Rich Rosenzweig (Drums) 04:17 44 - Quiet as It’s Kept Riley Mulherkar (Trumpet), Samora Pinderhughes (Piano), Ben Wolfe (Bass), Jeff Hirshfield (Drums) 06:09 45 - TMI Ron Horton (Trumpet), Donny McCaslin (Tenor Saxophone), Ben Monder (Guitar), Ben Allison (Bass), Douglas Marriner (Drums) 07:57 46 - Time Will Tell Patrick Cornelius (Tenor Saxophone), Ben Rosenblum (Piano), Marty Jaffe (Bass), Douglas Marriner (Drums) 06:42 47 - Areas (Piano, Bass, Drums) Micah Thomas (Piano), Rob Jost (Bass), Jeff Williams (Drums) 04:41 48 - Noumena Ron Horton (Trumpet), Donny McCaslin (Tenor Saxophone), Ben Monder (Guitar), John Hébert (Bass) 05:15 49 - Sloppy Seconds Michael Blake (Tenor Saxophone), Isaiah J. Thompson (Piano), Michael Formanek (Bass), Tony Moreno (Drums) 05:20 50 - Reluctance (Solo Piano) Fred Hersch (Piano) 04:11 51 - Grass Valley Jesse Neuman (Trumpet), Evan Harris (Tenor Saxophone), Addison Frei (Piano), Tony Scherr (Bass), Tim Horner (Drums) 06:20 52 - Questions the Answer Elio Villafranca (Piano), Alexis Cuadrado (Bass), Satoshi Takeishi (Drums) 05:28 53 - Lucent Scott Robinson (Tenor Saxophone), Steve Cardenas (Guitar), Jay Anderson (Bass), Jeff Hirshfield (Drums) 06:06 54 - No Radio Addison Frei (Piano), Tony Scherr (Bass), Tim Horner (Drums) 04:26 55 - For Carla Ron Horton (Trumpet), Donny McCaslin (Tenor Saxophone), Ben Monder (Guitar), John Hébert (Bass) 03:24 56 - Ode Elan Mehler (Piano), Michael Formanek (Bass), Tony Moreno (Drums) 03:40 57 - St. Mark’s Place Alexa Tarantino (Alto Saxophone), Dan Tepfer (Piano), Rufus Reid (Bass), Matt Wilson (Drums) 05:24 58 - Ca’lina Jacob Sacks (Piano) 05:56 59 - Hymn Noah Preminger (Tenor Saxophone), Helen Sung (Piano), Ben Allison (Bass), Jeff Williams (Drums) 04:05 60 - Svengali Noah Halpern (Trumpet), Ted Nash (Clarinet), Allan Chase (Alto Saxophone), Scott Robinson (Tenor Saxophone), Joel Wenhardt (Piano), Martin Wind (Bass), Francisco Mela (Drums) 11:05 61 - For Duke (Vocals) Olivia Chindamo (Vocals), Evan Harris (Tenor Saxophone), Addison Frei (Piano), Tony Scherr (Bass), Tim Horner (Drums) 04:56
  17. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Ahh - I saw the CD cover and missed the little question at the end. That's what happens when you can only quote a post that is quoting another post and not include both of them.
  18. For those that don't know, Woods, Phil Live no rear insert Novus 83 104 RCA Victor, Novus $3 is actually 9 tracks from Woods' "Live From The Showboat". Whatever happened to Rickey Woodard anyway? He just seemed to disappear.
  19. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    You're confirming what I said - the master tape is clearly lost. My point is that the CD cover clearly states "direct from the original master tapes" when it is obviously not. The master tape is lost. A needle drop recording of an old LP is not a master tape.
  20. Teddy Edwards - It's About Time (with Les McCann Trio) (Pacific Jazz). I do like this one. I found it in a used bin and decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did. It looks like a radio DJ copy. It has JB-303 written in big letters/numbers across the cover in magic marker and what looks like price stickers on each LP label. Who cares. The music is where it's at.
  21. Smoke Sessions New Releases

    Without the weird stretch, it's much better. My buddy Bob Festa took a nice one too: Alan Dawson would be proud of Joe.
  22. Smoke Sessions New Releases

    I'm sorry if Joe approved this or if it was some sort of "artistic" cover, but this is really a lousy picture. He is scrunching up his face as he looks toward the sun and squints at the camera as someone from the side snaps this. Not working for me.
  23. Next up - Frank Kimbrough... damn... the late Frank Kimbrough - Meantime (Newvelle). Frank Kimbrough on piano, Andrew Zimmerman on tenor saxophone, Riley Mulherkar on trumpet, Chris Van Voorst Van Beest on bass, and R.J. Miller on drums. I am liking this one a lot. The tenor player, Andy Zimmerman, is a new name for me. I've actually ordered Zimmerman's Newvelle LP as well, "Half Light", which has the stellar band of Zimmerman, Dave Douglas, Kevin Hays and Matt Penman on bass.
  24. Kenny Werner - Church On Mars (Newvelle). Kenny Werner on piano, Fender Rhodes, and Hammond B3 Organ, David Liebman on tenor and soprano saxophones and flute, James Genus on bass, Terri Lynn Carrington on drums, and Vivienne Aerts on vocals on "Embraceable You." A very well done record. Liebman's random squeals aren't my favorite solo device - they never have been - but the music shines through. It's a shame that it is so damn expensive though.
  25. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I have heard several of Fedchock's Reservoir CDs and they've all been very well done. I never heard this one though. I see that his 2020 release, "into the shadows" (Summit), was rated 4 stars by Brian Morton in Dowbeat. I may have to pick that one up.