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This 2LP set exemplifies all the good things about the Prestige 24000 series. Great, varied selection of tracks and very informative sleeve notes. A winner !

Good job this isn’t a Tone Poet otherwise the Hoffman Board would be up in arms over the Prestige piano :D

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Seems pretty labor-intensive!

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On 14.9.2019 at 0:09 PM, sidewinder said:

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A major comeback for JJ at time of release. Great concert too.

I love this double album. It was around 1977 when it was presented in our then so popular Austrian Jazz Radio Show "Jazz Shop", moderated by the legendary Herwig Wurzer, who was something like an Austrian "Symphony Sid". I bought so many records after they were presented in that Saturday Radio hour of jazz. 

It´s great music and also a great rhythm section. An great tunes, the classic "Walkin´ and "Worksong" and some really interesting new J.J. compositions. This was around the time when jazz rock was still very much around, but there was a growing interest in acoustic jazz and straight ahead too. 1977 was something like a time of "transition", as I witnessed it. Older masters from the acoustic era, like Sonny Rollins and Dizzy Gillespie used Fender bass to get younger audiences, and People who got in touch with jazz "only" via "Return to Forever" "Headhunters", Electric Miles etc. slowly got interested in let´s say Dexter Gordon, and of Course J.J. Johnson.

This record is still a Beautiful Memory for me of those great times, when we were Youngsters and eager to study as much as we could About that great Music called jazz. 

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Today's been a good vinyl day

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Rank & File reissue

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On 16/09/2019 at 7:36 AM, Gheorghe said:

I love this double album. It was around 1977 when it was presented in our then so popular Austrian Jazz Radio Show "Jazz Shop", moderated by the legendary Herwig Wurzer, who was something like an Austrian "Symphony Sid". I bought so many records after they were presented in that Saturday Radio hour of jazz. 

It´s great music and also a great rhythm section. An great tunes, the classic "Walkin´ and "Worksong" and some really interesting new J.J. compositions. This was around the time when jazz rock was still very much around, but there was a growing interest in acoustic jazz and straight ahead too. 1977 was something like a time of "transition", as I witnessed it. Older masters from the acoustic era, like Sonny Rollins and Dizzy Gillespie used Fender bass to get younger audiences, and People who got in touch with jazz "only" via "Return to Forever" "Headhunters", Electric Miles etc. slowly got interested in let´s say Dexter Gordon, and of Course J.J. Johnson.

This record is still a Beautiful Memory for me of those great times, when we were Youngsters and eager to study as much as we could About that great Music called jazz. 

A very good sum-up. Previous to this JJ seems to have been buried in the Hollywood studio system so this was a very welcome return to jazz. He made a great team with Nat (who is on blistering form) and the rhythm section with his own son on drums provides a great mix of ‘the new’ with respect to tradition. Childs also unleashes some ‘Space Invaders’ riffs on his synth too, very 1977 (:D).

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On 15.9.2019 at 8:38 PM, JSngry said:

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Seems pretty labor-intensive!

Very good .... 

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wow, though I´m not at all an expert in classical music (and thought that classical Music is in a special thread but now see that it´s Vinyl, any kind of music), but once or twice I heard some Gustav Mahler and it really got something. That´s deep as much as I can express it as a totally jazz only listener (and Player). But it´s got something special and if I have very much time and patience, I might listen to something like that too. Anyway it´s more probable than the 17th, 18th century classical music . 

I think Mahler is something like the Charles Mingus of classical Music, can you say it like that ? 

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1 hour ago, Gheorghe said:

 (and thought that classical Music is in a special thread but now see that it´s Vinyl, any kind of music)

Yeah, in my mind, the focus of this thread is by definition what vinyl are you spinning now, the medium being the focus, not the content.

Now is a very good time (in these parts, anyway) to find all kinds of worthwhile classical music on older LPs for $3-6 dollars a pop. I've been getting a good number of deals like that lately.

And I do like the "idea" of the vinyl listening thread sorta looking like an old record store, where records of all types of music (and spoken word, and sound effects, and anything else) show up for anybody to look at. Just walk around the store and see all kinds of things and wonder hmmm....wonder what that's like? And then somebody knows, or they play it in the store, and there you go (and occasionally, you succumb to your curiosity and buy it yourself!), questions and answers, all centered around records, one thing leads to another.

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American Recording Society 10", Dean Dixon.. McCarthyism in full blow...and that wonderfully boxy pre-HiFi sound. Not an amazing peice of music, but there's more to experiencing a record like this than just the music, or can be....

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Wild Bill with Floyd Smith and Chris Columbo (Epic 10") 1954(?).

Nice, very nice. It's got the arrangement of "April In Paris" that Davis used to make the big band chart for Basie. Even without that, nice.

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Selections from Don Gabor's earlier Continental label.

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No Jimmy Buffington collection complete without it!

(plus, it's a excellent performance equally well recorded, briskly "American" in a good way)

 

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New one from Mr Trunk - rare Buddy Collette exotica LP. Nice !

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I paid five bucks for a copy of this, one previously owned by one Melinda Lacy, who did NOT take care of her records. so...on the hunt for a cleaner copy, becuase the music is better than excellent.

Apart from that (and the psychedlic-ish cover, which Melinda DID take good enough care of) is the fine-print notation that this was "an 8-channel Dolby recording mixed under the supervision of the conductor". Horenstein would have been about 70 at the time, and he was supervising mixing of 8 track session tapes...I've only been aware of him for a few years now, but wow, his fine attention to detail went beyond "just" interpreting the scores. When the scars of Melinda's carelessness recede on occasion, the recording itself sounds really, really good.

But really, wtf? is up with that ending, did Mahler have one of those sneezes that never really goes away until, like 4-5 tries?

 

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12 hours ago, JSngry said:

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Selections from Don Gabor's earlier Continental label.

Looks like that jacket was left out in the rain!!

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I don't think that I can take it.

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2 hours ago, JSngry said:

I don't think that I can take it.

but can you bake it?

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It takes so long...

Just finished:

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and I'm thinking, hmmm....something nor really right about this...and so there's a review of it by Virgil Thomson where it is called "irresponsible musicmaking" Yes, THAT!

https://academic.oup.com/mq/article-abstract/XXXIX/1/147/1080949?redirectedFrom=PDF

So hey, fuck it, there's a Barbara Hannigan record of it with just piano accompaniment, and I need to check here out some more, so ok, I will, as soon as the CD gets here.

The Esoteric record (recorded in Paris by Jerry Newman, btw) is one of those things where the "offness" of it makes the desire to hear the music a different way stronger. It's not like you hear it and say oh, that sucks, never want to hear THAT again.

 

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Weird as hell to hear a Baroque mandolin  concerto....so weird that it wasn't even listed on the cover, just in the liner notes.

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