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  1. Mosaic's Black and White label box set

    Mine arrived today. Beautiful booklet, beautiful presentation.
  2. Getz with Cowell, Vitous, De Johnette

    Flora Purim, Getz, Cowell, Vitous, DeJohnette. Paris 1969.
  3. Raspberry PI 4 As An Audio Streamer

    There are 8766 hours in a (365-day) year. So, a little less than half a year, played continuously. Can you set up your own radio station and just have it play continuously?
  4. I'm still very much a beginner when it comes to classical music, but just coincidently I saw this thread while listening to #2, "Resurrection," under Bruno Walter (I'm listening to the Sony Walter box in order, and I'm up to disc 37). It's not making much of an impression, but that's maybe because it's so long (80 minutes), and I'm forced to listen to it in segments.
  5. https://dunnandbrown.com/richard-taruskin-vigorously-polemical-musicologist-dies-at-77/ For those who can't open the Times article, this appears to be the same thing.
  6. Mosaic's Black and White label box set

    Just got a shipping notice (as in "label created").
  7. Frank Zappa

    Frank Zappa’s Estate, Including His Catalog and ‘The Vault,’ Acquired by Universal Music Group https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/frank-zappa-estate-including-catalog-130231363.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall
  8. "Boogie Woogie"

    I don't get why Yancey always changes the key at the endings of his songs. Was that just his signature phrase?
  9. "Boogie Woogie"

  10. "Boogie Woogie"

    They were all released (with alternates) on the Mosaic Select "Boogie Woogie And Blues Piano."
  11. Mosaic's Black and White label box set

    No word yet from Houston.
  12. Release date September 23: For the first time in a very long time super drummer STEVE GADD joins up with his friends from Gadd Gang times, EDDIE GOMEZ and RONNIE CUBER for a production with the WDR Big Band. Under the direction of Michael Abene, a heavenly groovy album emerges, with Steve Gadd and his friends taking center stage. Recorded in January & February of 2022! The cooperation between Steve's Gadd Gang and the WDR Big Band was hanging in the air for quite some time. Already back in 2011 there was talk about a potential collaboration with the Big Band under the leadership of Michael Abene (the chief conductor of that orchestra from 2004 to 2014). I love Michael and highly esteem his work, says Gadd, his arrangements as well as his piano playing. It is just a matter of trying to get the schedule together, but I am sure at some point we will be able to get it together.
  13. Positone New Releases

    Release date July 29: Pianist Art Hirahara unearths the heavenly landscapes of “Verdant Valley” on his eighth album for Posi-Tone Records. Searching for new realms of engaging expression, Hirahara perseveres steadily along on his personal journey of musical unfoldment. With a steady hand, Hirahara displays a clear sense of creative continuity, and succeeds in creating a bold impassioned statement with significant and meaningful contributions from his trusted collaborators: tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin, bassist Boris Kozlov, and drummer Rudy Royston. The program is eminently lyrical and clearly suggestive of a modern jazz sensibility, while the focus remains melodically straight forward with a steady flow of thoughtful interplay and hard swinging highlights. With an amazing combination of talents and an evocative program of brilliant performances, “Verdant Valley” is sure to bring bright moments of intense delight to serious listeners and jazz fans everywhere. About the Artist Art Hirahara is a jazz keyboardist and composer based in New York, NY. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Hirahara moved to New York in 2003 to be challenged by its pool of world-class musicians. There, he has honed his craft while performing in a wide range of musical situations, ranging from straight-ahead standards to time cycle-based progressive jazz to free improvisation. From the traditional to the avant-garde, Hirahara has found a sound of his own that cuts across genres and boundaries. Hirahara latest album, titled “Verdant Valley” (2022), perseveres steadily along on his personal journey of musical unfoldment. With a steady hand, Hirahara displays a clear sense of creative continuity, and succeeds in creating a bold impassioned statement with significant and meaningful contributions from his trusted collaborators: tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin, bassist Boris Kozlov, and drummer Rudy Royston. Hirahara’s previous Posi-Tone albums are “Noble Path” (2011), “Libations & Meditations” (2015), “Central Line” (2017), “Sunward Bound” (2018), “Balance Point” (2020), “Open Sky” (2021), and “Ascent” (2022). Hirahara was awakened to jazz during his studies at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he earned a degree in Electronic and Computer Music. During his junior year, he began jazz piano studies with the Cleveland jazz giant, Neal Creque. He then continued at California Institute of the Arts, where he was mentored by David Roitstein, Charlie Haden and Wadada Leo Smith. It was there that he immersed himself in world music, focusing on West African drumming and dance, Balinese gamelan and North Indian tabla. In August of 2000, Hirahara self-released his debut record "Edge Of This Earth" to critical acclaim. After his move to New York, Hirahara studied at the Banff Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music program with Dave Douglas in 2004. Hirahara has had the privilege to perform with Stacey Kent, Freddy Cole, Akira Tana, Rufus Reid, Don Braden, Roseanna Vitro, Dave Douglas, Vincent Herring, Victor Lewis, Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra, Jim Black, Jenny Scheinman, Greg Cohen, Fred Ho, Sean Nowell, Royal Hartigan and Hafez Modirzadeh. He has performed around the world in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, the Middle East and extensively around the United States. Hirahara’s piano and compositional sound are an amalgamation of the varied musical influences he has studied and the wide range of leaders he has worked for. Hirahara is constantly seeking new situations to challenge his musicality. Hirahara has recently worked as a producer and musical director for various artists of different genres.
  14. Release date August 12: The efforts put forth by ensembles comprised of friends always seem to have a special spark. When such a group comes together under ideal circumstances, the results can be spellbinding. Take note: This is exactly the case with the collaborative group of pianist Roberta Piket, bassist Harvie S, and drummer Billy Mintz on their new recording, You've Been Warned. // Individually, Piket, Harvie S, and Mintz have found success in a myriad of projects. But it is their collective identity that has really cemented itself over the past decade. Mintz and Harvie S have been collaborators since the 1970s. Their most notable affiliation was as members of pianist Alan Broadbent's trio. Piket met Harvie S in the mid-1990s and incorporated the bassist into her fold. Piket and Mintz have been partners in music and life since 2001. They married in 2011. // The dimension of the group's interconnectedness is obviously vast and varied. Their own work together as a rhythm section began organically. Piket and Mintz found themselves bound even closer together during the pandemic lockdown. They managed to work on each other's music at home. It wasn't long before they included their friend, Harvie S, at first with open windows and masks.
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