paul secor

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  1. Art Hodes

    I have one Art Hodes recording in my collection - South Side Memories on Sackville - which I like a lot. I know that there are quite a number of Hodes CDs in print. Can anyone recommend a favorite? Thanks in advance.
  2. I'd appreciate any feedback I can get on this. I have an LP copy of Ellington's New Orleans Suite, and have never been able to completely get into the music because of what sounds to me like inferior recording quality. There seems to be a muddy/murky quality to the sound on my LP. On Sunday, I was listening to it again in the hope that what I'd heard previously was all wrong., but it sounded the same. I was listening to Harold Ashby solo on "Thanks for the Beautiful Land on the Delta", when my wife came into the room and said, "Hey, that sounds like a 40's big band." I replied, "Yeah, they were around in the 40's. From the 20's to the 70's, actually. This is from later years." Then she said, "But there's something wrong with the way that record sounds." My wife isn't in any way a music or sound freak, so I knew that if she heard something wrong, there was something wrong. My LP is from the early/mid 80's, so it could be a problem that occurred in later LP pressings. I'm wondering if anyone has an early pressing that has a cleaner sound, or if any of the CD versions - I see that at least two are currently in print - sound cleaner. I love the music, but I have a hard time listening to my LP.
  3. Henry Threadgill

    Henry Threadgill's gotten a fair number of mentions on this Board (tho not enough), but even though Air had a thread, I couldn't find a thread devoted entirely to Mr. Threadgill. So unless I overlooked something, this is it. I recently purchased Song Out of My Trees on Black Saint, and was pleasantly surprised. I'm not familiar with much of Henry Threadgill's post Air work, so I'd like to know about that. I'm sure that many of you (I imagine that Mssrs. Sangry and Nessa will be in the forefront) have much to write about Mr. Threadgill's work - with Air, pre-Air, and post Air - so fire away.
  4. I don't know if this has been covered here before. If so, please direct me. A few weeks ago, I heard a performance of Suite Number One on my car radio. It was a taped performance, and is not commercially available. If anyone here can recommend a favorite recording of these pieces, I'll appreciate it greatly.
  5. :party: Happy Birthday, Clifford! Hope you're having a GREAT day! :tup
  6. Just scrolled to the bottom of the page and noticed this. Happy 53rd!
  7. :party: Happy Birthday!!! :tup
  8. Buck Hill RIP

    http://dcist.com/2017/03/local_jazz_legend_buck_hill_dead_at.php
  9. Happy 48th! Hope it's been a great one.
  10. :party: Happy Birthday!!! :party:
  11. A bit late, but it's still your birthday here. So: :party:
  12. A friend sent me this link and I was impressed that someone who made money in the music business (and elsewhere) was using some of his fortune to promote good works. http://www.rupefoundation.org/ I also didn't know until today that Art Rupe is still with us at 100 years of age.
  13. Happy birthday, Larry! Hope that it's a great day for you.
  14. If the tapes still exist, economic details could be worked out, and Mosaic issued it, I'd be in.
  15. Happy Birthday jlhoots!

    Happy Birthday! (Hope you're able to listen to some great music, read a great book, watch a great film - well. maybe not all in one day - and enjoy life.)
  16. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    I've always thought that it would have been interesting to hear where that band would have gone if Miles had kept it together for a while. Didn't happen, so it's all speculation.
  17. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Do you know how sometimes you put a recording on the box and the music is just right for the way you're feeling? That's how it was with this one earlier today.
  18. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I know that for you it's not just the music.
  19. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Evidently something just thrown together, but I like the tracks with Lester Bowie and William Parker.