mjzee

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  1. Anner Bylsma - RIP

    Is the Servais on the Deutsche Harmonia Mundi box that Sony released? Is there overlap between the DHM box and the Seon/Vivarte boxes?
  2. 5 Original Albums (Blue Note)

    You're just looking at them from too far away. Up close, they're as big as an LP!
  3. Houston Record Convention

    Yiddish speakers on this board - cool! It's a great language, especially to curse in.
  4. John Coltrane - Blue World

    FYI: https://rodserling.com/serling-fest-2019-schedule/
  5. Happy Birthday Mark Stryker!

    And yet again, a birthday! Hope it was a happy one.
  6. Just got back from the Houston Record Convention on Southwest Freeway (it's open until 4 PM). Lots of customers, very nice atmosphere. I picked up: Jimmie Lunceford - Blues In The Night 1938-1942 (Jazz Heritage Series Vol. 15) (MCA) Mel Lewis and Friends (Horizon) Earl Bostic Plays Sweet Tunes of the Swinging 30s (King) Paul Horn - Cycle (RCA) Bob Brookmeyer - Trombone Jazz Samba (Verve) Benny Carter - Moonglow (Verve) Johnny Smith (Verve) Johnny Smith - Phase II (Verve) Joe Roland (Bethlehem) New Orleans - The Living Legends (Riverside) Manny Albam & Ernie Wilkins - The Drum Suite (RCA) Blakey/Gillespie/Monk etc. - The Giants Of Jazz (Atlantic) Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars - Volume 4 (Oboe/Flute) (Contemporary) Plus some pop (Jethro Tull - Living In The Past, and 2 Roches albums) Total cost = $75
  7. Someone here should post a review on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Jazz-Detroit-Mark-Stryker/dp/0472074261/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=stryker&qid=1565300236&s=books&sr=1-3
  8. Chinese digital giant Tencent has entered negotiations with French media conglomerate Vivendi to buy a 10% stake in Universal Music Group. Vivendi announced the talks Tuesday, saying that the negotiations were based on a valuation of UMG of €30 billion ($33.6 billion). Tencent’s potential 10% stake would therefore cost €3 billion ($3.36 billion). The deal would give Tencent a one-year option to purchase another 10% stake on the same terms. Vivendi said the two companies were also exploring other areas of “strategic commercial cooperation” that would help grow UMG, the world’s biggest music company with market share of more than 30% in 2018, through new digital initiatives and territories. In addition, Vivendi is continuing to seek other buyers interested in a stake in its extremely lucrative music unit, which boasts a glittering roster of superstars such as Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Billie Eilish, as well as divisions dedicated to publishing, merchandise and other sectors. More here: https://variety.com/2019/music/news/tencent-talks-buy-stake-universal-music-group-vivendi-1203293477/
  9. Steve McQueen's jazz record collection

    Kudos for solving the mystery!
  10. Jazz musicians that played chess.

    There is no mention of chess in the liner notes.
  11. I would think the Armstrong House would publish it, given the author and subject matter.
  12. How Tall Was Art Pepper?

    Pass needed a drummer to kick his ass and make him play. Check out Live At Donte’s.
  13. Anner Bylsma - RIP

    RIP. Between the Seon box and the two Vivarte boxes, I have at least 30 albums with Bylsma.
  14. RIP Rutger Hauer

    I first encountered him in the Paul Verhoeven film "Spetters."