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What vinyl are you spinning right now??

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On 9/5/2020 at 0:07 PM, kh1958 said:

Bobby Hutcherson, The Kicker (Blue Note/Tone Poet) (rather wonderful sound)

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Generic rebuttal to praise of Tone Poet LP sound (cut and paste as appropriate):

The recording was shelved by Alfred Lion because it was an early experimental digital recording and hence cannot possibly sound good on vinyl.

Rudy was on vacation that day and the session was recorded by his 12 year old nephew.

Someone left a beer can in the piano which can be distinctly heard by golden ear audiophiles at the 4:33 point on Bedouin and may be mistaken for a piano warble.

Buddy Rich does not sound right on Blue Note.

I am finally spinning this Tone Poet LP and I think I get a feeling for why this was shelved. The first track, "Mirrors", has a very odd-sounding stereo sound. Basically it's two extremely separated mono channels, with vibes, piano, bass and drums in the right channel and Joe Henderson's tenor isolated in the left channel. The sound is wonderful but it sounds weird. The second track, "For Duke P.", in contrast, sounds much more "normal".

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Ralph Towner, Old Friends, New Friends (ECM)

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Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabakin Orchestra, Long Yellow Road (RCA)

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4 hours ago, Rabshakeh said:

The only other example I can think of off the top of my head is Third World by Abdul Al Hannan, which uses them prominently.

Othello Molineaux is the only other steel drum player I know who plays jazz. He's worked with Jaco and Monty Alexander.

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19 minutes ago, HutchFan said:

Othello Molineaux is the only other steel drum player I know who plays jazz. He's worked with Jaco and Monty Alexander.

Andy Narell.

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Just now, kh1958 said:

Andy Narell.

Oh yeah.  Caribbean Jazz Project! 

 

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5 hours ago, Rabshakeh said:

The only other example I can think of off the top of my head is Third World by Abdul Al Hannan, which uses them prominently.

That sounds very interesting.  Just checked Discogs :excited:

I'm also surprised they don't pop up on UK Jazz recordings more.  I think Orphy Robinson may have played them in the past

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On 17/09/2020 at 3:38 PM, jazzbo said:

Sun Ra "Solar Myth Approach, Vols. 1 and 2" Corbett v. Dempsey 2 cd set, disc 1

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Hard to describe how transformed this release is by the new mastering. . . it never sounded half this good before.

 

Damn. I saw this in a shop today and passed it up in a "rational" moment.

1 hour ago, mjazzg said:

That sounds very interesting.  Just checked Discogs :excited:

Yep. I have it on my wantlist, but purely out of interest. Seeing that price tag would keep anyone grounded. 

This evening's work:

Clinkers by Steve Lacy (Hat Hut 1978)

The Heatin' System by Jack McDuff (Cadet 1972) 

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Then: 

Constellation by Sonny Stitt (Cobblestone 1972). 

Fly or Die by Jaimie Branch (International Anthem 2017), with Tomeka Reid in full flight. 

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1 hour ago, Rabshakeh said:

The Heatin' System by Jack McDuff (Cadet 1972) 

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I'm listening to The Heatin' System now too.  :tup

 

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15 minutes ago, HutchFan said:

I'm listening to The Heatin' System now too.  :tup

 

It's balm for a Sunday night. 

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45 minutes ago, Rabshakeh said:

It's balm for a Sunday night. 

Yes.  ... Such a wonderful record.  ;) 

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13 hours ago, sidewinder said:

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Oh, I haven't listened to that one in a long time. Seem to recall it was unusually pop-ish in style (Stevie Wonder tunes etc). 

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8 minutes ago, Daniel A said:

Oh, I haven't listened to that one in a long time. Seem to recall it was unusually pop-ish in style (Stevie Wonder tunes etc). 

No, it was the real stuff. If Stevie Wonder was used it was transformed. Top class Jones/Lewis album IMHO.

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47 minutes ago, Daniel A said:

Oh, I haven't listened to that one in a long time. Seem to recall it was unusually pop-ish in style (Stevie Wonder tunes etc). 

 

36 minutes ago, BillF said:

No, it was the real stuff. If Stevie Wonder was used it was transformed. Top class Jones/Lewis album IMHO.

I guess I was thinking of this:

 

 

 

It's good, though! 

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On 9/20/2020 at 8:59 AM, Rabshakeh said:

The only other example I can think of off the top of my head is Third World by Abdul Al Hannan, which uses them prominently.

fantastic album.

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Roland Kirk and Al Hibbler, A Meeting of the Times (Atlantic)Image result for roland kirk and al hibbler meeting ofth e times

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2 hours ago, kh1958 said:

Roland Kirk and Al Hibbler, A Meeting of the Times (Atlantic)Image result for roland kirk and al hibbler meeting ofth e times

Bizarrely, a new  CD of this album is available from amazon in the range of $191-$217. The Collectibles version, oddly paired with Ornette, is a mere $118.

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7 hours ago, Daniel A said:

Oh, I haven't listened to that one in a long time. Seem to recall it was unusually pop-ish in style (Stevie Wonder tunes etc). 

I think this one is a really excellent - and under-rated - Thad & Mel album.

The Motown stuff on it works out pretty well I think. Surprised just how good the vinyl sounds - I think this one is a UK pressing, done by CBS.

The back cover with Thad, Mel and the older guys such as Cliff Heather wearing kaftans is a bit of a ‘period piece’ though !

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1 hour ago, kh1958 said:

Bizarrely, a new  CD of this album is available from amazon in the range of $191-$217. The Collectibles version, oddly paired with Ornette, is a mere $118.

I have the Warner Jazz SHM-CD which sounds really nice. This is a great session! A meeting of the minds indeed.

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1 hour ago, kh1958 said:

Bizarrely, a new  CD of this album is available from amazon in the range of $191-$217. The Collectibles version, oddly paired with Ornette, is a mere $118.

crazy. The LP is usually $5-$10. It's a good one.

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13 hours ago, sidewinder said:

I think this one is a really excellent - and under-rated - Thad & Mel album.

The Motown stuff on it works out pretty well I think. Surprised just how good the vinyl sounds - I think this one is a UK pressing, done by CBS.

The back cover with Thad, Mel and the older guys such as Cliff Heather wearing kaftans is a bit of a ‘period piece’ though !

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Bought it at much the same time as this, which is also excellent.

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10 minutes ago, BillF said:

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Bought it at much the same time as this, which is also excellent.

Same here ! And ‘New Life’, bought around the same time, both still in my collection.

Those A&M Horizons got good distribution in the UK.

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