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  1. Sco is able to play two nights in north Dallas? Are there a lot of jazz fans up there?
  2. Frank Foster

    I have "Frankly Speaking" on King CD (K32Y 6054). I was surprised to see that when I pulled it out. At one point (early '90's?), Barnes & Noble had as cutouts all these Concord CDs put out by Bellaphon (Germany); I thought this was one of those. I definitely bought it at the same time.
  3. I hope he has a very happy birthday, Stamford-style.
  4. Von Freeman's "Good Forever"

    I know the Ray Bryant date. Excellent, muscular, clear-headed piano. It was a DAT cassette, which accounts for the vivid sound.
  5. Frank Foster

    I have some forgettable Frank Foster - Frank Wess albums. I always thought of him as an "older-style" musician, a little stiffer, more like a Basie soloist. Was always surprised to see his association with Elvin Jones. I guess they were friends from Detroit, but still, Elvin's use of Foster meant the guy was on the ball.
  6. Catesta?

    So how does that work in the current case of the Sexiest Album Covers thread? It would be nice if Sangrey didn't "let stuff drag you down," and in fact leave it alone. Instead, he's intent of stinking up the place. I am seriously thinking of cutting down my yearly $ contribution to this board because Sangrey thinks he owns this place.
  7. Pet peeves

    Another pet peeve: When a CD is mastered (especially classical CDs) and there's too great a difference between the softest and loudest passages. For example, I'm experiencing this repeatedly with the Warner Barbirolli box. Much of the performance is impossibly quiet (unrealistically so for a concert stage), and then it gets very, very loud. It just comes off as annoying, almost an affectation. This wasn't as big a problem with LPs, since mastering was always a little louder on the soft passages to compensate for surface noise. But with CDs, I sometimes find myself having to ride the volume control, paying more attention to the mechanics rather than simply enjoying the music.
  8. George Mraz (1944 - 2021)

    Thanks for that. Funny that it was the first question asked.
  9. George Mraz (1944 - 2021)

    I saw him once in a duo with Tommy Flanagan at Bradley's. Excellent bassist; always wondered if he was related to the pop singer Jason Mraz. R.I.P. and thanks for the music.
  10. Good luck! Hopefully this will be a great weight off your mind.
  11. I wonder whether these recordings are in mono or stereo. Given that the sound was intended for film, I’m guessing mono.
  12. It’s been a pretty unprofessional experience, but will hopefully soon have a happy ending. Like you, I didn’t think to print the order acknowledgment after placing the order (because I expected an email), but since I paid with PayPal, I had a receipt from them. I forwarded that to MovieMars twice. The second time, they told me that due to a glitch, they had no stock and no information when it would be in stock, and what would I like? I thought about the various pros and cons, and replied later that day that I’d like a refund. The next morning, I got an email from them that they can’t accommodate my refund request because the item has already been shipped! I asked for a shipping number; apparently it will be delivered via DHL on Saturday. It ain’t over till it’s over, so we’ll see. The only plus I can say is, given the high level of professionalism I’ve come to expect from Amazon, DG, ImportCDs and the like, this experience has been almost charmingly amateurish.
  13. Whither Allen Lowe?

    Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery!