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  1. Toots Thielemans

    I'm listening now to The Real...Toots Thielemans. As you can see, a really generous collection, with each disc approaching 80 minutes. While all Sony based, it seems to span most of his career. However, no booklet and no real liner notes other than what you see above. "Un jour tu verras" features Dianne Reeves, "La vie en rose" features Diana Krall, "La valse des lilas (Once Upon a Summertime)" features Shirley Horn (a really nice rendition), and "Ponteio" is from Gilberto feat. Turrentine. Really, the only glaring omission is the Sesame Street theme. Very listenable; this is like the Mosaic Select Toots never got. And very inexpensive.
  2. Just bought The Complete Roost Sonny Stitt Studio Sessions on eBay for $74.99 (incl. shipping).
  3. Maybe they mistook him for:
  4. What's this LP album?

    Not sure. The guy holding the LP looks like the guy on the cover, and the color of the sports jackets are different.
  5. What's this LP album?

    At first I thought it was writing...I actually thought it might be a classical album on RCA. But I then enlarged the picture and saw I was off-base. What looked like writing (in the upper center of the cover) now looks like an emblem (something like the Cadillac logo) with some ballroom ceiling lights behind it. It might be a dance/disco album...which would place it a little later than 1973. Maybe something in the Queen mold?
  6. Lucky Thompson

    The download of the 4-CD set is available on eMusic for $6.99: https://www.emusic.com/album/95575904/Lucky-Thompson/Complete-Parisian-Small-Group-Sessions-1956-1959
  7. Jim, what are your latest thoughts about the Goodman?
  8. It's Newk's Time

    Happy birthday and many more, Sonny. Write those memoirs!
  9. Irma Watch

    Our thoughts are with you, out there in Florida. We've just lived through a big weather event here in Houston; hope Irma somehow avoids you.
  10. HighNote/Savant New Releases

    Speaking of... release date September 22:
  11. HighNote/Savant New Releases

    Release date October 20:
  12. I came across this today, and my reaction was "huh?" You can "borrow" digitized books from archive.org? There are jazz discographies, including the Lord. Anyone know about this? See: https://archive.org/details/longtalldexterdi00sjgr
  13. Dexter Gordon

    Dex made a great series of recordings at The Jazzhus Montmartre in July 1967. Some list the recording date as 7/20/67, though one source lists it as 7/20 & 21/67. These tracks are available over 4 CDs: Body And Soul, Both Sides Of Midnight and Take The "A" Train (all Black Lion/1201 Music) and Live At The Jazzhus Montmartre (Jazz Colours). Does anyone know the exact recording sequence of these tracks? Was also wondering how many sets these were, and whether they were spread out over two days. Many thanks in advance.
  14. Gulf Coasters, Be Safe!

    Re The New Yorker cover: Meh. BFD. TNY likes Texas when it reflects TNY's obsessions with race. All other times, it sees us as misbegotten idiots. Consider this long piece, which it published less than two months ago. If you think TNY (or anyone in the Northeast) has got your Texas back, you are sadly mistaken. "But a recurrent crop of crackpots and ideologues has fed the state’s reputation for aggressive know-nothingism and proudly retrograde politics"..."One can drive across it and be in two different states at the same time: FM Texas and AM Texas. FM Texas is the silky voice of city dwellers, the kingdom of NPR. It is progressive, blue, reasonable, secular, and smug—almost like California. AM Texas speaks to the suburbs and the rural areas: Trumpland. It’s endless bluster and endless ads. Paranoia and piety are the main items on the menu." http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/07/10/americas-future-is-texas