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Luke Stewart - Exposure Quintet [Astral Spirits, 2020]

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Just now, mjazzg said:

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Luke Stewart - Exposure Quintet [Astral Spirits, 2020]

I don't know the music, but I like the cover. Well done by the designer. It has a 1970s, independant jazz label quality.

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4 minutes ago, Dmitry said:

I don't know the music, but I like the cover. Well done by the designer. It has a 1970s, independant jazz label quality.

Credit where credit's due in that case, to Jaime Zuvera. According to the cover.  The label has quite a strong design aesthetic so maybe he does others for them too

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Jazz Contemporaries - Reasons In Tonality [Strata East, 1972]

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Curtis Amy - Katanga! (Blue Note). The new Tone Poet version. Maybe I'm having a bad day, but I don't think this sounds any better than the CD versions (Connoisseur CD & Mosaic Select CD) I already have. I'm kinda wishing I'd saved my money for something else.

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I am listening to the Sonny Clark / Kenny Dorham sides of the Jackie McLean "Hipnosis" two-fer.

Sonny Clark interpolates a phrase from Carmen into his solo, something I have heard him do on many of his recordings; well, at least enough of them for me to have noticed it before. I'm pretty sure he uses it as the opening phrase of a chorus of blues.

I had actually forgotten about this until listening tonight, and there it was, in "Blues In A Jiff" I laughed out loud when I heard it, a bit like the Leonardo DiCaprio meme where he points at the TV.

Do any of the historians / musicians know anything about this? Is it significant or just a lick that he liked? It feels like he plays it for fun.

Anyway, excuse the ramblings. 

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14 minutes ago, bresna said:

Curtis Amy - Katanga! (Blue Note). The new Tone Poet version. Maybe I'm having a bad day, but I don't think this sounds any better than the CD versions (Connoisseur CD & Mosaic Select CD) I already have. I'm kinda wishing I'd saved my money for something else.

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Interesting - yet the Hoffman Board is raving about it !  I’ve passed on that one as I have a Pacific Jazz original and the Conn CD, bases covered and more than happy with these. As I recall, the Conn CD sounds pretty good. Isn’t it also on the Amy Select? - need to check.

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7 hours ago, Rabshakeh said:

This is the Pat Martino for me. It's so heavy.

Totally agree.  So dark, almost "evil" -- like Bitches Brew.

 

6 hours ago, Rabshakeh said:

It's like Black Sabbath or something. Happy chewing.

Hadn't seen your quote, Rab, when I described it as "evil."  Obviously, we're hearing it similarly. ;) 

 

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18 minutes ago, sidewinder said:

Interesting - yet the Hoffman Board is raving about it !  I’ve passed on that one as I have a Pacific Jazz original and the Conn CD, bases covered and more than happy with these. As I recall, the Conn CD sounds pretty good. Isn’t it also on the Amy Select? - need to check.

Those raves over there are why I bought it. I should have held off. Truth be told, I only bought it because Udiscovermusic.com had a 40% sale late last year. I ended up getting it for around $20. I wasn't even expecting to get it at all because that website's hit rate has been abysmal.

Now playing... Blue Mitchell - Step Lightly (Blue Note). I have the LT LP, not that overpriced LP from the fishing box with the scarf.

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I can't believe what these LT LPs are going for these days.

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26 minutes ago, HutchFan said:

Totally agree.  So dark, almost "evil" -- like Bitches Brew.

Hadn't seen your quote, Rab, when I described it as "evil."  Obviously, we're hearing it similarly. ;) 

Evil Bitches Brew is a better description than mine.

I file my jazz collection into "nice or Latin" and "evil" sections. Evil being anything that would ruin a dinner party conclusively (e.g. Brotzmann).

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8 minutes ago, bresna said:

I can't believe what these LT LPs are going for these days.

Can’t recall ever paying more than $10 for any of mine, still got them.

No interest whatsoever in the phishing box and happy with the version included in the Blue Mitchell Mosaic. :)

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1 minute ago, Rabshakeh said:

I file my jazz collection into "nice or Latin" and "evil" sections. Evil being anything that would ruin a dinner party conclusively (e.g. Brotzmann).

Very hip taxonomy.

 

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Gerry Mulligan - LP2 of The Emarcy Sextet Recordings (Mosaic). This LP was originally released as "Mainstream of Jazz" (Emarcy MG 36101). I haven't spin this much since I bought it many years ago. I pretty much bought this by accident as the LP I thought was included here, "Butterfly With Hiccups" (actually on Limelight), was nowhere to be seen. Good accident on my part. :)

Gerry Mulligan The Emarcy Sextet Recordings Numbered, Limited Edition 180g  5LP Box Set

Edited to put in a much better image of the "cover" (man, were these LP set covers boring).

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1 hour ago, bresna said:

Those raves over there are why I bought it. I should have held off. Truth be told, I only bought it because Udiscovermusic.com had a 40% sale late last year. I ended up getting it for around $20. I wasn't even expecting to get it at all because that website's hit rate has been abysmal.

Now playing... Blue Mitchell - Step Lightly (Blue Note). I have the LT LP, not that overpriced LP from the fishing box with the scarf.

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I can't believe what these LT LPs are going for these days.

What fishing box? 

Yes, the Blue Notes are crazy now, even the 1970s-1980s represses. Damn kids. I remember buying the LT series not long ago at all, for $10 and even less. 

Freddie Hubbard - STRAIGHT LIFE,  wafer-thin LP, great sound. 

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12 hours ago, bresna said:

 

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:tup

11 hours ago, bresna said:

 

Gerry Mulligan The Emarcy Sextet Recordings Numbered, Limited Edition 180g  5LP Box Set

 

:tup

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16 hours ago, bresna said:

 

16 hours ago, bresna said:

Gerry Mulligan - LP2 of The Emarcy Sextet Recordings (Mosaic). This LP was originally released as "Mainstream of Jazz" (Emarcy MG 36101). I haven't spin this much since I bought it many years ago. I pretty much bought this by accident as the LP I thought was included here, "Butterfly With Hiccups" (actually on Limelight), was nowhere to be seen. Good accident on my part. :)

Gerry Mulligan The Emarcy Sextet Recordings Numbered, Limited Edition 180g  5LP Box Set

Edited to put in a much better image of the "cover" (man, were these LP set covers boring).

Here are the single covers (also posted in the "Miscelaneous Music above)

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This is a discovery for me. Every day brings new joys!

Bobby Jones - THE ARRIVAL OF BOBBY JONES

 

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19 hours ago, bresna said:

Those raves over there are why I bought it. I should have held off. Truth be told, I only bought it because Udiscovermusic.com had a 40% sale late last year. I ended up getting it for around $20. I wasn't even expecting to get it at all because that website's hit rate has been abysmal.

Now playing... Blue Mitchell - Step Lightly (Blue Note). I have the LT LP, not that overpriced LP from the fishing box with the scarf.

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I can't believe what these LT LPs are going for these days.

I looked for a King Pressing of this at decent price for ages...

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Dick Johnson and Dave McKenna, Spider's Blues (Concord)

Sonny Stitt, Come Hither (Solid State)

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I was not familiar with Dick Johnson, a swing band veteran. He is excellent.

I enjoy Sonny Stitt on varitone, but with a couple of tracks that are exceptions this is not one of the good ones.

Windmill Tilting, ordered on Amazon, just arrived from Spain.

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2 hours ago, Dmitry said:

This is a discovery for me. Every day brings new joys!

Bobby Jones - THE ARRIVAL OF BOBBY JONES

 

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If you're enjoying that LP, you might want to check out Jones' next album, Hill Country Suite (Enja, 1974).  I think it's even better. ;) 

 

11 minutes ago, kh1958 said:

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Windmill Tilting, ordered on Amazon, just arrived from Spain.

I've been thinking about ordering that LP too.  But I've hesitated b/c the price is steep.  How's the audio quality?

 

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11 minutes ago, HutchFan said:

 

 

I've been thinking about ordering that LP too.  But I've hesitated b/c the price is steep.  How's the audio quality?

 

I justified the price to myself by using Amex points. It is an impeccable pressing with very fine sound.

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44 minutes ago, kh1958 said:

I justified the price to myself by using Amex points. It is an impeccable pressing with very fine sound.

Mastered by Gearbox and pressed by Optimal I think. They did a very good job.

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What are Amex points?

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Just now, JSngry said:

What are Amex points?

American Express credit card points.

 

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57 minutes ago, kh1958 said:

I justified the price to myself by using Amex points. It is an impeccable pressing with very fine sound.

I have an original and it's a wonderful album. If you can spring for a high quality reissue, do so.

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