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  1. Thanks to Rooster_Ties for recommending this outstanding release. After reading this thread, I was inclined to listen to the 2-lp version of this release. Thrilled with the music, sound and 2-lp packaging !
  2. THIS!!!!

    I think that you might be able to get intellectual property protection in the US for FRISKY LIKE A MO'!!!!!, but probably not in the EU. In fact, I expect to see FRISKY LIKE A MO'!!!!! used in the promotional materials for certain Andorran reissues within the next couple months!
  3. Miles Davis Bootleg Series Vol. 6

    I have been duped by repackaging once or twice.
  4. Roscoe Mitchell's "Ride the Wind"

    Ride the Wind adds to my understanding of Roscoe Mitchell's genius. Unlike a number of the commentators to this forum, I am not a musician. I came to Maestro Mitchell's music initially through nessa records 1970's recording of the Art Ensemble of Chicago - People in Sorrow and Les Stances a Sophie. Wanting to learn more, I explored Roscoe Mitchell's Old/Quartet, Congliptious, Nonaah and Snurdy Gurdy & her Dancing Shoes - growing my ears and appreciation for music that is "beyond category" (other than Roscoe Mitchell music). Ride the Wind continues the thrill of learning something new. Of course, I am a music fan, not a critic, so my opinion is just that of a fan, but one who is better for having heard this wonderful music.
  5. Big Ears Festival

    More than lagniappe - Rocket Science, Jason Moran with Milford Graves, Brooklyn Rider, Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, the Black Twig Pickers, Jenny Scheinman, Meahell Ndegeocello, Bang on a Can’s performance of Julia Wolfe’s “Anthracite Fields”, a performance of Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s “In the Light of Air”. Tomorrow: Tyshawn Sorey, Craig Taborn’s Quartet, Wu Fei and Jason Moran’s Bang. This is a great music festival
  6. Big Ears Festival

    I am attending to see the two Roscoe Mitchell sets - everything else is lagniappe.
  7. Mark Turner

    For those of you in Texas, Mr. Turner will be in San Antonio on Sunday afternoon, January 28th with the Billy Hart Quartet.
  8. Advice on Vinyl Targets Acquired

    I second HutchFan's Sphere endorsement and highly recommend Clifford Jordan's Repetition.
  9. 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.
  10. Geri Allen Has Died

    A wonderful person and artist with Big Ears - loved Mary Lou Williams and Ornette!
  11. 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.
  12. The Nessa Juggernaut rolls on

    Congratulations to Chuck Nessa !!! Recognition well-deserved. This event is worth the trip to Chicago!
  13. 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.
  14. Rudy Van Gelder interview from 1995

    Or maybe just real world experience over theory.....