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13 minutes ago, mjazzg said:

It is

Aha. I have a UK Columbia version somewhere (if I can find it). As renowned for Shake Keane’s brandy glass.

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Amazing to think that that studio is now someone’s front room. I nearly got in there once..

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18 minutes ago, mjazzg said:

It is.  Got bored waiting for a UK one. 

Now listening to the Redial CD of 'Free Form' and the 'Abstract' LP sounds so much fuller and less bright. How's the 'Free Form' LP sound (assuming you have it, you do don't you?)?

Yes, I have the Jazzland. Haven’t played it for a while but it sounds fine. To be honest, I probably play them more on CD.

Don’t think I’ve ever seen a UK ‘Abstract’ in the shops - that copy was picked up many years ago from the late lamented JazzInVinyl. Clifford will remember that one !

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13 minutes ago, sidewinder said:

Yes, I have the Jazzland. Haven’t played it for a while but it sounds fine. To be honest, I probably play them more on CD.

Don’t think I’ve ever seen a UK ‘Abstract’ in the shops - that copy was picked up many years ago from the late lamented JazzInVinyl. Clifford will remember that one !

Well if you don't listen to your 'Free Form' LP...:)

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22 minutes ago, mjazzg said:

Well if you don't listen to your 'Free Form' LP...:)

If I could find it I would play it more. Need a Librarian..:D

’Free Form’ should be easier to get hold of. I think it was only a US issue at the time, in fact I think I bought my copy in the US and was not expensive.

Correction - it came out in Europe on Interdisk.

Amazingly, just found my ‘Free Form’. It is in fact the UK Interdisk version in Mono, not the US. Sounds fine ! 

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23 minutes ago, sidewinder said:

If I could find it I would play it more. Need a Librarian..:D

’Free Form’ should be easier to get hold of. I think it was only a US issue at the time, in fact I think I bought my copy in the US and was not expensive.

Correction - it came out in Europe on Interdisk.

Amazingly, just found my ‘Free Form’. It is in fact the UK Interdisk version in Mono, not the US. Sounds fine ! 

Funnily enough, I was a librarian for 20 years...

Copies of 'free Form' have been predominantly in US since I've been tracking it. Copies tend to be VG, hardly party music! Prices creeping up for a nice copy but isn't that the case across the LP board at the moment.

Edit to add: just pulled the trigger on a mono Jazzland

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2 minutes ago, mjazzg said:

Funnily enough, I was a librarian for 20 years...

Copies of 'free Form' have been predominantly in US since I've been tracking it. Copies tend to be VG, hardly party music! Prices creeping up for a nice copy but isn't that the case across the LP board at the moment.

Again, this isn’t one that I’ve regularly come across in the racks here. The US Jazzland is probably more commonly encountered. Similar situation I think with the Don Rendell.

Racking my brains as to where I picked this one up. I have the feeling it was from Euclid in the US but if so, odd that they had the UK press !

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Again, this isn’t one that I’ve regularly come across in the racks here. The US Jazzland is probably more commonly encountered. Similar situation I think with the Don Rendell.

Racking my brains as to where I picked this one up. I have the feeling it was from Euclid in the US but if so, odd that they had the UK press !

Just bought a copy from the US of the US pressing.  The dangers/delights of talking about LPs!

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Now:

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6 minutes ago, mjazzg said:

Just bought a copy from the US of the US pressing.  The dangers/delights of talking about LPs!

Sorry about that !

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1 minute ago, sidewinder said:

Sorry about that !

Please don't be!

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11 minutes ago, mjazzg said:

Please don't be!

Good that it got me to dig this one out of my black hole too. It benefited from a spin under the record cleaning machine. One or two pops but sounds nice and crisp.

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I had no idea that these Harriotts even came out in the US. Does the fact that they are more easily found mean that they sold in the US?

I'm tempted at the idea of improved sound on vinyl. I've always thought the digital versions sounded quite flat.

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With a bit of luck perhaps they will be reissued under Decca’s latest reissue programme with the Gearbox mastering.

12 minutes ago, Rabshakeh said:

I had no idea that these Harriotts even came out in the US. Does the fact that they are more easily found mean that they sold in the US?

I'm tempted at the idea of improved sound on vinyl. I've always thought the digital versions sounded quite flat.

Maybe they were just produced over there in far greater quantity? These would have been Bill Grauer issues and if my memory is right, he ended up bankrupting Riverside/Jazzland due to overproduction of LPs that didn’t sell (no doubt then followed by dumping them in the deletions bins).

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Then I'd have to buy them again!

24 minutes ago, Rabshakeh said:

I had no idea that these Harriotts even came out in the US. Does the fact that they are more easily found mean that they sold in the US?

I'm tempted at the idea of improved sound on vinyl. I've always thought the digital versions sounded quite flat.

Looking at Discogs, the Interdisc European issue of 'Free Form' that sidewinder has has never been sold.  Jazzland was a US company so I'm assuming they licensed it for European release.

As for 'Abstract', the UK Columbia Lansdowne Series seems to have been more available. So did Columbia spot the potential in the reaction  to 'Free Form' to jump onto 'Abstract' for the Lansdowne Series.

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I have Southern Horizons & Free Form on Jazzland LPs, both pulled out of cutout bins ca. 1972. Don't know that I've seen either since, so...

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1 hour ago, JSngry said:

I have Southern Horizons & Free Form on Jazzland LPs, both pulled out of cutout bins ca. 1972. Don't know that I've seen either since, so...

I have a 3 LP on 2 CD release of those 2 + Abstract on Fresh Sounds (came out 2014 I believe).

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This is transporting me back to Chicago 40 years ago. On board are John Young, Ari Brown, Von Freeman, Grady Johnson, Milton Suggs and Robert Shy.

Luba knew how to round up the cats.

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Andy Zimmerman - Half Light (Newvelle). Nice date. The mellow numbers are perfect for this rainy evening. Andy Zimmerman on tenor, Dave Douglas on trumpet, Kevin Hays on piano, and Matt Penman on bass.

Andy Zimmerman—Half Light; 180g vinyl limited edition, Newvelle Records —  Audiophilia

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Roscoe Mitchell Art Ensemble - Congliptious  (Nessa, 1968)

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A new purchase. I got tired of waiting to find it in the wild, so just bought it on Discogs.

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Japanese Mercury pressing. Love what Jimmy Heath is doing here. Same goes for Don. And Herbie… and Tootie. I just like this record a lot.

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Masahiko Togashi - Spiritual Nature [East Wind, 1975]

I love it when I remember to play this album, it's so good.  Great recording too.  Another LP purchase prompted by this board a few years ago.

Edit to add: I'm really surprised this hasn't been picked up and fetishised by the 'Spiritual Jazz' mavens. It's got all the constituent parts.  BBE, Mr Bongo or similar would cash in on this, I'm sure.

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1 hour ago, mjazzg said:

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Masahiko Togashi - Spiritual Nature [East Wind, 1975]

I love it when I remember to play this album, it's so good.  Great recording too.  Another LP purchase prompted by this board a few years ago.

Edit to add: I'm really surprised this hasn't been picked up and fetishised by the 'Spiritual Jazz' mavens. It's got all the constituent parts.  BBE, Mr Bongo or similar would cash in on this, I'm sure.

this is such a good album, kicking myself for not getting Rings which was available at the same time... but at least I got this one and it's great... and I do agree it's the kind of album one tends to forget (as a matter of fact, a significant fraction of the Kikuchi and Togashi cds is permanently stored on top of the cd player, partly due to space restrictions, but partly because it's always good to have the reminder )

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3 minutes ago, Niko said:

this is such a good album, kicking myself for not getting Rings which was available at the same time... but at least I got this one and it's great... and I do agree it's the kind of album one tends to forget (as a matter of fact, a significant fraction of the Kikuchi and Togashi cds is permanently stored on top of the cd player, partly due to space restrictions, but partly because it's always good to have the reminder )

I don't have 'Rings'. I wasn't sure about 2 LPs of solo percussion. Would you recommend it?

Meanwhile I'm onto these two by him. Both very good indeed and different to 'Spiritual Nature'

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Like I wrote, I didn't buy Rings because normally solo albums by drummer don't work for me at all (so, in particular, I only know it from the little that's on youtube)... but with Togashi, stuff that otherwise wouldn't work seems to work for me... you get into this Zen mode [or, your best imitation of a Zen mode] and the music is just so good...

 

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