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  1. RIP Chick Corea

    As I mentioned earlier in this thread, I started listening to RTF back in the mid ‘70s when I was I high school. I noticed that Chick always thanked L. Ron Hubbard on the back of the album covers. I also remember seeing commercials on TV back then advertising “Dianetics”. Out of curiosity, I checked the book out from the local library. It didn’t make a lot of sense to me, so I dropped it. Kept following the music though…
  2. RIP Chick Corea

    Well, what I meant to say was that Scientology was the biggest reason Chick broke the band up. Interesting Di Meola interview here...
  3. RIP Chick Corea

    I believe in the mid-70s version of RTF, Corea and Clarke were scientologists but White and Di Meola were not. Di Meola always believed this was the biggest reason why Chick broke up the band.
  4. RIP Chick Corea

    This does hit hard. My first initiation into jazz was Return To Forever (with Dimeola/White/Clarke) when I was in high school. Over the years I've listened to (and mostly loved) all of his other stuff. I got to see him play live many times. RIP indeed...
  5. Live Streaming Concerts

    On 10/23 Charles Lloyd will be streaming from his "home theater" (the Lobero in Santa Barbara, CA) with Gerald Clayton and Anthony Wilson. The Lobero is a wonderful old theater that's had a great jazz series for decades. Hope this - and concerts like it - can help them stay in business.
  6. Ken Vandermark

    Well, what can I tell ya. At the time it seemed like the thing to do...
  7. Ken Vandermark

    My interest really peaked when I got the Vandermark 5 "Alchemia" live boxed set (12 CDs, if I remember right). I'm sure it's way OOP now. Lots of really good stuff on there that I still go back to.
  8. Ken Vandermark

    I was really into the Vandermark 5 some years ago. My entry point was "Elements of Style, Exercises in Surprise" with some free-bop and some just free. I think I heard the song "Knock Yourself Out" somewhere and was kind of intrigued.
  9. Got my shipping notice a couple of days ago (after ordering it on the first day it was offered). I almost missed the shipping notice since it was sent from, which went straight into my spam folder.
  10. What's next for Mosaic

    Noticed this on the Mosaic Gazette today: "The team of Lee Morgan and Hank Mobley was made in Blue Note heaven. Kindred spirits with contrasting personalities, they made an amazing amount of gorgeous, soulful music together in the ‘50s and ‘60s. David Brent Johnson has seen fit to celebrate their partnerships on his Night Lights program. Interestingly, a number of his musical choices were tracks left unissued until after their deaths, which Mosaic Records is revisiting with our set The Complete Hank Mobley Blue Note Sessions 1963-1970. Everything and anything they did together is of value and merit. And a ‘60s Morgan Mosaic set should follow next year!"
  11. Paul Bley's Daughter dies in car crash

    This is a local story for me. I've driven that highway many times. Apparently they've filed murder charges against the driver who caused the collision.
  12. It's definitely worth checking Amazon UK before you buy elsewhere right now. I recently picked up the Complete Bruford/Earthworks boxed set from Amazon UK for $100 (including shipping, no tax). Amazon US has it for $121, plus around $10 tax.
  13. Santana - Africa Speaks

    I see that "Africa Speaks" gets a five star review in the latest Downbeat.
  14. Recently released by Blue Sounds...
  15. Yep, a varied experience. I ordered mine on May 23 but haven't received the shipping notice. Sent an email to Mosaic yester day and Scott responded with "Our warehouse is running behind because of all the orders coming through for both the Savory and Wilson sets. You should get a shipping notification sometime next week. We apologize for the delay." Well, at least they're busy.
  16. Top 10 Blue Note sidemen

    Elvin's playing with Grant Green and Larry Young is some his best work. Seems like he had a more relaxed swing playing with these guys. I could listen to just the drum tracks from Green's "Matador" and "Solid" and be happy.
  17. The Grateful Dead Dark Star

    Looks like it's already sold out. less than four hours.
  18. The 'Mats

    As much of a jazz guy that I am and I know that this may be the wrong place for this but... ...I love the Replacements. One of the great underappreciated (?) groups from the '80s. Just released was the "The Replacements For Sale: Live from Maxwell's 1986". A total shambles and totally great. I recently saw a doc on the Clash, mainly about their rise from a punk band to a serious, politically active and influential rock band.... Fuck the Clash...Gimme a great rock band...Gimme the Replacements...
  19. Mosaic doesn't seem to be as diligent about sending tracking numbers as they used to be. It seems for my last three or four orders I only received a shipping notification. A couple of times I sent a follow up email asking for the tracking number, which they did then included in a reply email.
  20. About ten years ago, as I was ordering my 100th big box from Mosaic, I just happened to note on the order form that this was indeed my 100th set. The day after the set arrived I received a card from Mosaic that included a nice note from Michael C. thanking me for being such a loyal customer along with a $100 Mosaic gift card. I mean, how cool is that?
  21. Daevid Allen, RIP

    The Radio Gnome Trilogy was a high point (no pun intended). R.I.P.
  22. RIP Jimmy Greenspoon

    RIP, but he was the keyboard player. The singers were Danny Hutton, Chuck Negron and Cory Wells.
  23. New work by Charles Lloyd

    And in a couple of months he's playing here in Santa Barbara as "Charles Lloyd & Friends featuring Bill Frisell, Greg Leisz, Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland". It's going to interesting to hear him with Frisell. Looking forward to it.
  24. Joe Cocker, RIP

    Mad Dogs and Englishmen is still great. Interestingly, I recently saw an interview with Derek Trucks who said a major inspiration for the Tedeschi-Trucks band was that tour and album. RIP