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  1. Doug & Jean Carn - Spirit Of The New Land

    Thanks. That's the kind of input I needed.
  2. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Louie Vega, that's one half of Masters at Work.
  3. Doug & Jean Carn - Spirit Of The New Land

    That's the same thoughts/questions I'm harboring right now.
  4. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    A terrific Clifford Jordan date. With Art Farmer, Sonny Clark, George Tucker and Louis Hayes.
  5. Jazz CD bargains

    Seek out Edu da Gaita, a tremendous harmonica player. And also Brazilian, by the way. This album is specially good. But this is from the late 50s, I'm afraid.
  6. Doug & Jean Carn - Spirit Of The New Land

    I've got this as an mp3, so i'll probably buy it, if there is a CD. I hadn't read this. So will it be a Resonance release?
  7. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    That is one of those incredible Roques covers someone mentioned here.
  8. I liked Stool Pigeon and Kid Creole a lot around the time. Start of the 80s. and this is one of my all time faves
  9. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    What a nice set. Guitar, organ and Ike Quebec. Great! Well at least the first 8 tracks. But it's all organ combo with guitar. Different players, but it's all the same.
  10. Shipping delays

    Yes, that's very probable. I knew it had somethnig to do with his collection, but I wondered about the brownstone/brownswood dichotomy. That's very convenient for him then.
  11. Shipping delays

    That one showed up yesterday, and yes it was from the UK. I think it's from Brownswood, Gilles Peterson's label, because though it's still unopened it shows a "If undeliverable return to Brownswood" message. Brownswood, called after the Brownstone house that houses a part of his collection, was formed in the mid 2000s and launched the many neosoul Brownswood Bubblers compilations with the best of each year. The first was launched in 2007 and I think they still exist today. At least they existed in 2010-12. And I now see his new reissue label is called Arc, which must have reissued the Shirley Scott. But his main label still is Brownswood. He had other ones before, like Talkin Loud in the acid jazz days.
  12. Now reading...

    I've always enjoyed Gioia. Wether on West Coast Jazz, the History of Jazz, or the Blues (and I still have an unread book about Standards). But this is something else. Here he reflects on the subversive role of music before being assimilated into the mainstream and becoming recognized. I quote from the introduction: "When we celebrate the songs of previous eras, the repectable music of cultural elites gets almost all the attention, while the subversive efforts of outsiders and rebels fall from view. The history books downplay or hide essential elements of music that are considered disreputable or irrational (...). They whitewash key elements of a four thousand-year history of disruptors and insurgents creating musical revolutions, instead celebrating assimilators within the mainstream power structure who borrowed these innovations while diluting their impact and disguising their sources. (...). The real history of music is not respectable. Far from it. Neither is it boring". A bold mission statement.
  13. The other day I saw those pictures of Mobley in a yellow turtleneck sweater. They were from the session for Reach Out, from 1968. Material that is included in the new Mobley Mosaic.