mjzee

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  1. Opinions sought: Acrobat Records

    I have two: Earl Bostic and Don Byas. Some tracks sound good, others come from substandard sources. On the Don Byas, they mistakenly repeat a track: on disc one, "Out Of Nowhere" is both track 12 and 21 - exact same performance. I wasn't impressed.
  2. Sounds like Zappa's Big Note concept: http://wiki.killuglyradio.com/wiki/Big_Note_concept And didn't Sun Ra talk about how we're all strings? Can't find the quote, though. Thanks for posting.
  3. Classical music bargains

    Alicia de Larrocha - Complete Decca Recordings. $87.71 for 41 CDs.
  4. Upcoming Uptown Records releases

    Same here.
  5. Upcoming Uptown Records releases

    Yes, thanks for letting us know.
  6. Perry Robinson (1938-2018)

    Funk Dumpling is a very nice record; I had it on a Savoy cassette. RIP.
  7. Andre Tchaikowsky

    Check out the comments about this guy - especially about the Royal Shakespeare Company: https://www.amazon.com/Tchaikowsky-Complete-Collection-ANDRE-TCHAIKOWSKY/dp/B0777FJD4X/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1543810822&sr=1-1&keywords=andre+tchaikowsky
  8. Per Wikipedia, the music in the film is by Kris Bowers. There are many pieces in the movie, filmed while Ali is at the piano, which sound like they could have been copied from improvisations/pieces by Don Shirley. A soundtrack could be made that would include original music from the movie, certain live scenes (such as the roadhouse scene towards the end of the movie), and some Shirley performances. Someone would have to sort out the Cadence rights, first. Would the soundtrack come out on Collectibles records? Actually, the music rights are probably owned by Universal, since they own everything these days. I have to mention Rex Reed's review of the movie. He loved it, but he did say this: "Shirley was a pretentious Jamaican musician so improvisational he couldn’t play anything straight. I never cared for his recordings and on the few occasions when I saw him in person on smoky stages like the Village Vanguard, he could make Gershwin sound like Berlioz and Berlioz sound like Brubeck." https://observer.com/2018/11/green-book-best-film-viggo-mortensen-rex-reed-review/
  9. Sexiest album covers

    She has graced these pages before...
  10. Getting back to the new Concert By The Sea package, I'm thinking the cover model was Photoshopped in.
  11. Classical music bargains

    Eugen Jochum - Complete Orchestral Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon, Vol. 1 - $71.61 for 42 CDs. Itzhak Perlman - The Complete Warner Recordings - $132.99 for 77 CDs.
  12. Classical music bargains

    Deutsche Harmonia Mundi: 100 Great Recordings - $111.66 for 100 CDs. Archiv Produktion - Analogue Recordings 1959 - 1981 - $69.98 + shipping from an Amazon reseller for 50 CDs. Vivarte Collection Vol. 2, $61.80 + shipping from an Amazon reseller for 60 CDs. Bach - The Complete Bach Edition - $134.03 for 153 CDs. Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas - Stephen Kovacevich - $14.95 for 9 CDs. Baroque Masterpieces - $83.99 for 60 CDs. Herbert von Karajan - Official Remastered Edition - $120.21 for 101 CDs. Mstislav Rostropovich - Cellist of the Century - The Complete Warner Recordings - $81.99 for 40 CDs + 3 DVDs + 200-page book.