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What vinyl are you spinning right now??

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20 hours ago, paul secor said:

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Miles Davis & Sonny Stitt: Live in Stockholm 1960 (Dragon)

Listening to this last night, I heard one man immersed in his music and another man playing for a paycheck. Perhaps a harsh opinion, but a true one for me.

 

20 hours ago, AllenLowe said:

I won't ask which was which....

 

This reminds me of first hearing a Japanese CD-set of Miles' Blackhawk recordings with Hank Mobley and noticing that some of the (very long) solos had been heavily edited on the original LP's.

I won't tell whose...

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Trane with Miles in Paris in 1960 is, for me, a sci-fi like experience, you want to know what time warping ahead forward and when back again, that's what that date is. As the tour goes on, Trane pulls back a little, probably out of fear of people dying and shit, but I do sense that Miles was in awe at Trane, that's why he begged him to make the tour, because he so seriously wanted that, especially as he realized that he wasn't gonna have it, potentially, ever again.

But for Stitt, yes, he was playing for a paycheck, but keep in mind, playing was his paycheck, and he came up in a place and time where if you failed, your paycheck would probably not be there, so...higher stakes than just "getting paid". Cats like that always paid for a paycheck, either right then, or tomorrow.

Which is not to say that he never coasted, oh jeez, the man was one of the best non-big-band coasters ever. But the worst of it came later, when he was established and could afford to, the daggers weren't everywhere, too much time and competition had passed and he was a beloved club draw no matter what, so fuck it, just have a record out, any kind of record, let them know you're still alive and the gigs will be there. In 1960, the dude still had to play, even at his coasting level, especially with Miles!

Pulled this out the other day, just to hear "Don't Get Sassy", totally rockindiculous stuff.

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5 hours ago, JSngry said:

 

Pulled this out the other day, just to hear "Don't Get Sassy", totally rockindiculous stuff.

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Not often that you would find an original Blue Note at £1 at Mole Jazz but that's what that one cost me. Pretty well the dustiest couple of records I ever bought though, sneezed for a week afterwards..

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Joe Henderson "tetragon" (milestone, USA)

Woody Shaw "blackstone legacy" (contemporary, stereo USA)

Up next if I can stay awake:

Masabumi Kikuchi "matrix" (Victor Japan Think! reissue)

Akira Ishikawa "electrum" (Victor Japan Think! reissue)

Both of these in gatefold replica sleeves..the Japanese sure know how to reissue stuff properly!!

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3 hours ago, Homefromtheforest said:

Joe Henderson "tetragon" (milestone, USA)

Woody Shaw "blackstone legacy" (contemporary, stereo USA)

Up next if I can stay awake:

Masabumi Kikuchi "matrix" (Victor Japan Think! reissue)

Akira Ishikawa "electrum" (Victor Japan Think! reissue)

Both of these in gatefold replica sleeves..the Japanese sure know how to reissue stuff properly!!

Those Think! reissues are CD's, aren't they? Both albums have just been reissued on vinyl by HMV Japan.

"Matrix" is fine (maybe a bit conservative), but "Electrum", I don't know... I've tried several times because I felt I should like it a lot (time, context, players), but I gave up and didn't keep it.

"Blackstone Legacy" is an old favourite; I think it was one of the first straight jazz records I bought.

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Oops yes I meant HMV.

I don't think "matrix" was ever reissued on CD though..this vinyl sounds much nicer then my crappy catalyst reissue I got rid of years ago.

"electrum" didn't knock me out when I first got the reissue CD that came out some years ago; but repeated listenings have rewarded me..I think the vinyl sounds a bit better then the CD for what it's worth.  I hear what you are saying though - from the cast of players you'd expect an all out masterpiece!

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Electrum is okay - wouldn't throw down a lot of money on it but it's a decent, not-uninteresting record.

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Well, "okay" or "decent" just isn't enough, is it ? Not when there's so much good, great and brilliant around.

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yeah, but how does one know "brilliant" if there isn't any "decent/solid" to compare it to?

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First World Problem! :g

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2 hours ago, clifford_thornton said:

yeah, but how does one know "brilliant" if there isn't any "decent/solid" to compare it to?

I just heard the sound of one hand clapping in a forest ;)

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Ha, that reminds me of some of the pieces in An Anthology, which I was just going through the other night.

2 hours ago, JSngry said:

First World Problem! :g

Every problem in this community is likely a fwp. Sigh.

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Barry Guy - Statements V-XI For Double Bass & Violone [Incus] ltd ed, bespoke art cover

Great to finally have this music. Seen Guy play solos live many times, good to have him in the home too 

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Couldn't resist getting one of those some years ago even though I already had the regular Incus pressing. Picked up one with an Alan Davie print.

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Kodaly String Quartet, Contemporary Hungarian Chamber Music (Hungaroton).  

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57 minutes ago, sidewinder said:

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BN NY USA stereo

I was listening to that very LP this evening! Not so keen on side 1 (the organ side) but side 2 is good - a nice "Django".

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Pretty Baby Soundtrack (ABC). Don't laugh. I've never seen the movie, but the soundtrack album is one of the great New Orleans jazz albums of the 1970s. Kid Thomas Valentine, Raymond Burke, Louis Cottrell, Louis Nelson, Bob Greene, and the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra with Lionel Ferbos are all on board. James Booker even contributes a vocal on Jelly's "Whinin' Boy." This is the third copy I've owned; the first two sounded terrible and not great, respectively. I just found a sealed copy; I'm playing it for the first time, and it sounds pretty good.

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NY USA mono, ear. 

 

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Liberty, stereo

9 hours ago, rdavenport said:

I was listening to that very LP this evening! Not so keen on side 1 (the organ side) but side 2 is good - a nice "Django".

Uncanny !

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