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  • Birthday 01/09/1958

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  • Location San Antonio, Texas
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  1. Advice on Vinyl Targets Acquired

    I second HutchFan's Sphere endorsement and highly recommend Clifford Jordan's Repetition.
  2. I think that the disconnect between those who are more demanding on more efficient customer service and those who give Mosaic more slack is not just based on the size of the operation, but on a different set of assumptions on the business drivers. You are right that the size of the business alone should not excuse different levels of customer service, although it can explain a different level of customer service. I believe that there is a different perspective on what motivates Mosaic's business. If Mosaic Records primary motivation from its inception was for a highly-profitable business, they would have skipped the Jazz recordings model and focused on more popular music. I believe that Mosaic's primary driver was to make Jazz music for which the owners of Mosaic Records have a deep passion available to passionate listeners and that the "business" was/is merely a vehicle to feed the passion. My belief, whether accurate or not, that a rational person primarily driven by a desire to make money would not produce comprehensive jazz reissues allows me to cut Mosaic slack. My world view allows me to see my relationship with Mosaic not just as a business/customer one, but as fellow music lovers. Works for me, but may not work for others.
  3. Geri Allen Has Died

    A wonderful person and artist with Big Ears - loved Mary Lou Williams and Ornette!
  4. Bill Dixon - Intents & Purposes reissue

    Apologies for going off topic, but I am listening to Jonathan's wonderful reissue of Jeremy Steig's Flute Fever. Of Course, Steig's flute is the reason I pulled this out, but Denny Zeitlin kills of this record. Maybe when I put this back in the shelves I should file it under Zeitlin.
  5. The Nessa Juggernaut rolls on

    Congratulations to Chuck Nessa !!! Recognition well-deserved. This event is worth the trip to Chicago!
  6. Bill Dixon - Intents & Purposes reissue

    The vinyl version of Dogon A.D. is amazing. I have the Arista LP, Jonathan's cd and LP and my favorite is Jonathan's 2-LP version.
  7. Rudy Van Gelder interview from 1995

    Or maybe just real world experience over theory.....
  8. Concert will be free - larger venue so everyone should get a seat. Charles will be playing with the Marvels: Bill Frisell, Greg Leisz, Ruben Rogers and Eric Harland.
  9. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    I have the LP and it is wonderful!
  10. I will be seeing the ICP Orchestra tonight (May 14) in Austin. Short drive from San Antonio.
  11. Tim Berne

  12. Randy Weston will be playing with Billy Harper and the African Rhythms @ Ruth Taylor Recital Hall, a 300-seat space with nice acoustics @ Trinity University. Tickets will be free, but we might "sell out" because of the size of the hall. Will be fun. If you come, be sure to say "hi". Charles
  13. Name some Blue Note cds you find overrated

    Very thought-provoking discussion. Compared to most (but certainly not all) popular of the 20th and beginning of the 21st century pop recordings, no Blue Note recordings are "overrated" - so I interpret the gist of the question as "which Blue Note recordings enjoy critical acclaim that you just don't dig?". The last several days of posts include a very thorough discussion of Blue Note's inside/outside foray in the mid-1960's - Ornette, Cecil, Hill, Dolphy, Hutcherson, Rivers, Moncur, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, Jackie McClean's reaction to Ornette, etc. - that happens to be my favorite stuff on Blue Note - but all that reveals is my preferences....(I will be re-investigating Love Call hased on Jim's impassioned discussion). but what about the hard bop and soul Blue Notes? If I approach the question as "What if you had to limit the recordings that you had to live with to 1000 recordings ?", I would have to limit the Blue Notes to no more than 100 - so a healthy dose of Bechet, all of Monk's Blue Notes, all of Herbie Nichols, considerable Sonny Clark and Tina Brooks, all of Wayne and Ornette, Anthony Williams, some Cassandra Wilson (guilty pleasure) doesn't take long to get to 100 records. Why only 10% Blue Note? I want all of the nessa catalog, a considerable # of India Navigation, Black Saint and Soul Notes, almost everything John Carter and Bobby Bradford recorded together, all of Ornette's Atlantics, Monk's Columbias, a heathy dose of Ellington, Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, some Louis, some Billie, some Evan Parker...some William Parker, a few ECM's - Art Ensemble, Conference of the Birds, Kenny Wheeler, Charles Lloyd ... And at least 100 (maybe of few more) Steve Lacy records....1000 goes fast!!!
  14. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    The OTOroku LP is surprisingly accessible. My previous experience with Herr Broetzmann is that recordings are a much more difficult entry to his music than a live performance. I would consider playing the OTOroku LP to a new music fan who is a Broetzmann sceptic to prove that his approach is not " just noise".