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19 minutes ago, jazzcorner said:

Yes they are members of the Charlie Ventura unit in a very early live concert  1949 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium which appeared in 2 parts on 2 different labels (GNP & MCA)

Have both and  they are phantastic with that Ventura group. Recommend  both very much.

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Yes, that´s it. In books about jazz in the 40´s like Ira Gitler´s book and others, the "Bop for the people" wasn´t mentioned very much. See, for dudes from Europe who were born after the 40´s , we didn´t know very much about groups that may have had a short time fame, but nevertheless the "Bop for the People" is something I had heard about. And that tune "High on an Open Mike" was for eternity through the 1947 "Saturday Night Jazz Session" which we all bought in the 70´s mostly for the participation of Fats Navarro. 
I remember my English was very weak and depended on my understanding of the liner notes. But the title "High on an Open Mike" was ununderstandable for me then. "Mike" was the english name for "Mihail" or "Michael" how I knew it and I translated it in "Hoch auf einem offenen Michael" (I think only Google-Translate can do worse:lol:), but it is an interesting Ventura original with some "swing to bop" elements. The A part is based on "If I had You" and the bridge is a descending chord thing, very very nice to play really......
Benny Green is really cool, but I think on that WNEW Saturday Night stuff it was Bill Harris on tb, who sounds more old fashioned for our understanding, a bit more Dixieland style if I´m right. 

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20 hours ago, JSngry said:

When did he change to "Ronnie"? And what is he even up to these days?

I've always heard it as Ronnie among musicians, though you are correct the album credits don't bear that out. He's been teaching for a number of years.

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9 hours ago, Gheorghe said:

Yes, that´s it. In books about jazz in the 40´s like Ira Gitler´s book and others, the "Bop for the people" wasn´t mentioned very much. See, for dudes from Europe who were born after the 40´s , we didn´t know very much about groups that may have had a short time fame, but nevertheless the "Bop for the People" is something I had heard about. And that tune "High on an Open Mike" was for eternity through the 1947 "Saturday Night Jazz Session" which we all bought in the 70´s mostly for the participation of Fats Navarro. 
I remember my English was very weak and depended on my understanding of the liner notes. But the title "High on an Open Mike" was ununderstandable for me then. "Mike" was the english name for "Mihail" or "Michael" how I knew it and I translated it in "Hoch auf einem offenen Michael" (I think only Google-Translate can do worse:lol:), but it is an interesting Ventura original with some "swing to bop" elements. The A part is based on "If I had You" and the bridge is a descending chord thing, very very nice to play really......
Benny Green is really cool, but I think on that WNEW Saturday Night stuff it was Bill Harris on tb, who sounds more old fashioned for our understanding, a bit more Dixieland style if I´m right. 

 

Nice story about  remembering the  times gone!

Well my favorite song (can change however) is " I'm forever blowing bubbles". In fact the 2 vinyls are excelent from beginning to the end.

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Curtain Call from amazon shipped out locally 2 days ago but there was a delay in transit afterwards (?) and its now TBD but in transit still (?).  :(

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Palo Alto Jazz  PA 8003 - Full Faith & Credit Big Band " JazzFaire" - rec. 1981 - Engineer: Phil Edwards

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What was Bop For The People? I’ve tried googling it with mixed results. A Charlie Ventura project that bridged bop and swing? Was there a particular record that made a splash?

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C-Bo - Orca (2022 RSD release)

Sound quality is better than expected. 

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All 8 in any order. The trio and the Webster are my favorites but the stuff with Buddy DeFranco, Roy Eldridge and Benny Carter are also incredible. Most give preference to his solo stuff but the group masterpieces always had mine. Tatum really was from another place.

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Roy Ayers - Virgo Vibes [Atlantic, mono 1967]

Another of those Strata East but not dates

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52 minutes ago, mjazzg said:

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Roy Ayers - Virgo Vibes [Atlantic, mono 1967]

Another of those Strata East but not dates

What do you mean by the Strata East thing?

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1 hour ago, Rabshakeh said:

What do you mean by the Strata East thing?

Albums that would have fitted squarely within the label's output and if they had been released by SE would have a commensurate cult following/value

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1 hour ago, mjazzg said:

Albums that would have fitted squarely within the label's output and if they had been released by SE would have a commensurate cult following/value

Oh yeah. Definitely.

I can only imagine how expensive a Roy Ayers record on Strata East would be.

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Virgo Vibes is a Herbie Mann production. Ayers was one of his most popular band members and Mann produced all three of his Atlantic albums.

Trying to imagine Herbie Mann (or Roy Ayers) doing business with Strata-East (and vice-versa)...not having that imagination at this point?

Still, it's a mighty fine record, and a reminder that Atlantic was still wiling/able to make "that kind of record"...at least once. None of Ayer's other Atlantics had this kind of consistency.

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Dick Griffin - The Eighth Wonder [Strata East, 1974]

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Warren Smith and Composer's Workshop Ensemble - Folks Song [Baystate, Japan 1978]

always a terrific listen

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7 minutes ago, mjazzg said:

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Warren Smith and Composer's Workshop Ensemble - Folks Song [Baystate, Japan 1978]

always a terrific listen

Oh yeah. Warren Smith is so good. 

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and he's still alive and playing!

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3 minutes ago, JSngry said:

and he's still alive and playing!

Much respect for him. First popped up on my radar on that Hemphill "Chile New York" album. 

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Japan

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Japan

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Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (Impulse!). I picked up the latest LP from the Acoustic Sounds Series on Record Store Day as this is one of my favorite Coltrane records, not far behind "Blue Train". This new high end (and high priced) LP release, while very nicely done, doesn't seem to sound a whole lot better than my old analog 1997 cut by Ron McMaster. I think at this time I should formally stop "upgrading" any old LPs I already have on my shelf. My ears just can't hear much of a difference anymore. It should save me some money. :)

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