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  1. Maybe this one?
  2. Mabern Plays Coltrane

    My copy is due to arrive today. I already got in the earlier recording, "Mabern Plays Mabern", and it's very good. I think this band is killer.
  3. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I have that on vinyl. I haven't spun it in years. Maybe it's time to dig it out again?
  4. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    It was stated as termination and yet, they still had a lot of people refuse to get vaccinated. Add him to this list:
  5. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    My company backed off from their vaccination mandated day of December 1st. They gave everyone who isn't vaccinated a 90 day reprieve. Like that's going to get them to change their minds? Yeah, right.
  6. "Misty" - WHY?

    I know. I know. I know.... sounds like "Ain't No Sunshine" (great tune by Bill Withers). But that's written in A.
  7. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    This recording seems to get a new cover almost every time it's reissued. I have it on its first CD incarnation (1989):
  8. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    Has anyone ever found Jeff's contact info? Given how frequently he used to post here, his last post (above) seems rather ominous.
  9. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Gertz used to have a bunch of old private label (Not Fat, Plug, New Age Records) LPs for sale. All of them with him and Bergonzi. Some good stuff in there.
  10. JJ Johnson-Nat Adderly Yokohama 1977

    I saw JJ twice at the Regattabar in Canbridge, MA and back then, me & Rob always got the table at the front so I know all about dodging that slide. Great shows that I'll always remember.
  11. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Joe Farnsworth can make almost any date a good one. I love to see Joe on the stage. He has never disappointed me.
  12. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I still think that's a lousy cover photo. I wonder if Joe picked it himself? He's doesn't look like he's digging the sun in his eyes. Maybe Joe got a kick out if it?
  13. I didn't know about this one and I see that it was just reissued in Japan. I might have to order that one.
  14. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    The daughter of one of my co-workers, who sits in one of the offices next to mine, got married last weekend. My co-worker, his son and quite a few people in the wedding reception are now sick with Covid. Luckily, they were all vaccinated but I am in a remote meeting with him now and he sounds terrible. He's got a pretty bad case. Lucky for him that he's vaccinated if he's this bad. He says he's getting better... I hope that continues. Maine's hospitalizations are now at a record high.
  15. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    "Schizophrenia" is one of my favorite Shorter LPs too. I love the first track, "Tom Thumb". I sometimes play that track on repeat a couple of times when I do play the album.
  16. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    I didn't know him personally but his manager, who I do know, says that he was in good health otherwise. According to him, everyone was very shocked because it happened so fast. He was in work, went home sick one day with cold-like symptoms, went to the hospital a few days later, got intubated for a few days and then died. It was over in less than two weeks. Just to add - and I'm not saying that happened here - there was at least one person in my building who claimed that he got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and didn't actually get it. This seems to be a thing among some anti-vaxxers. They go as far as to get fake vaccination cards and submit them as proof of vaccination for work & travel purposes. The guy here in my building who falsely claimed he was vaccinated didn't go that far but he definitely tried faking the system by telling everyone he was vaccinated. He eventually got the J&J vaccine because his wife made him get it. My company has a vaccine mandate that starts December 1st. They are still reviewing all the exemption requests. Many of the request are for religious reasons.
  17. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    A co-worker died last week from Covid and he had the J&J vaccine, so if i had that one, I'd be looking to combine it with another too.
  18. "Misty" - WHY?

    Well shit - I always thought it was due to that Clint Eastwood movie. Learn something new every day.
  19. Album Cover Fails from Budget Labels

    Wow - great memory! I had quite a few of those CDs... I remember buying them at the big Boston Tower Records thinking that they were from some weird Japanese reissue series. I was talking to Cuscuna about them and learned that they were boots so I dumped them all pretty quickly. I seem to remember a Blue Mitchell one but no listing in discogs. The discogs listing for that label seems to show that some of these CDs had real covers: Amazon actually lists Blue Mitchell's The Thing To Do (Best Selection) as a download. I think that's the one I was thinking of: BTW - these Best Selection CDs were really cheap and were usually in a sort of "cut-out bin" or no name PD sales section.
  20. Someone should transcribe this for posterity. You never know how long these blogs stay around.
  21. I was googling Slugs Saloon when I tripped over this link: This was a great interview. Learned some things too. He says that Lee Morgan licensed "The Sidewinder" to Chrysler for $17,000, which goes against all the rumors that Chrysler tried to use it without paying him.
  22. Album Cover Fails from Budget Labels

    We'll have to agree to disagree.
  23. BTW - for Sun Ra fans - he goes into a little discussion about his they came to be his Monday night band for several years.
  24. Album Cover Fails from Budget Labels

    Nothing like making the price part of the artwork... and listing it in the largest font on the cover. Great record BTW.
  25. what are you drinking right now?

    I had a bottle of this last night with dinner at a local restaurant, Frankie & Johnny's. Upon opening, i was not that impressed. It didn't have a lot going on. Then after about 20 minutes to a half hour, it opened up significantly, almost becoming a different wine. Another winner from Daou, who are quickly becoming one of my favorite wineries.