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Which Jazz box set are you grooving to right now?

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on to disc 3

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Joe Hen "Milestone Years" - disk 2

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Discs 1 and 2.

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39 minutes ago, JohnS said:

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Discs 1 and 2.

Treasure trove ....

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26 minutes ago, ghost of miles said:

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Wow - what label is that on?

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8 minutes ago, jeffcrom said:

Wow - what label is that on?

The ever-reputable Viper's Nest.  :g  I picked this up used a couple of years ago online for about $50, iirc--probably an overpay, especially since I think nearly all, if not all, of these broadcasts float around on the Internet in free streaming form.  I just have a yen for late-1930s swing-era radio collections.  I particularly like the live BG trio/quartet spotlights, and there are a few tunes that BG never commercially recorded as well.  All six volumes of this particular set were also released individually.

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Allen Lowe ‎– An Avant Garde Of Our Own: Disconnected Works, 1980 - 2018

Disc two

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On 1/22/2019 at 9:03 PM, ghost of miles said:

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Thanks for making me aware of this, Ghost! I'm enjoying it thoroughly - I love the warts-and-all completeness.

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13 minutes ago, jeffcrom said:

Thanks for making me aware of this, Ghost! I'm enjoying it thoroughly - I love the warts-and-all completeness.

That's part of what I like about it as well!

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Did not know there was a box of those! I just have one (Vol 4}, but it's a gem, for sure. The last thing on there, "I Can't Give Ypou Anything But Love" is simply extrtraterrestial, the band is so relaxed and loose and swinging at the same time, the studio take is nothing like that, and something like that, knowing that people were hearing that kind of thing real time possibly as much - if not more - than the records...we can all be indulged our reality-based skepticism about the whole "King Of Swing" nonsense, but hey, stuff like this, it speaks for itself.

So there's a box, eh?

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On 1/31/2019 at 8:55 PM, JSngry said:

Did not know there was a box of those! I just have one (Vol 4}, but it's a gem, for sure. The last thing on there, "I Can't Give Ypou Anything But Love" is simply extrtraterrestial, the band is so relaxed and loose and swinging at the same time, the studio take is nothing like that, and something like that, knowing that people were hearing that kind of thing real time possibly as much - if not more - than the records...we can all be indulged our reality-based skepticism about the whole "King Of Swing" nonsense, but hey, stuff like this, it speaks for itself.

So there's a box, eh?

 

Did Chick Webb perform at that event? Did Goodman go head to head with Webb’s group at some point? Basie’s group did though didn’t they?

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These are all broadcasts from a hotel house gig, iirc.

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I’ll have to grab this at some point. I’ve seen a few releases from this evening, but I’m always somewhat skeptical of the the sound from this era. Some are pretty clean, considering the technology, yet never sure which releases are the most listenable. I’ve seen bits of this evening, probably on Ken Burns Jazz- so this isn’t a head to head thing, more of a collective collaborative concert I guess.

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We might be talking about different things. The Goodman in question is a collection of individual broadcasts, not a single event.

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Ok. Gotcha. We may be. I was thinking the above release was from one evening only. I knew Benny did a series of radio shows for one of the radio networks though. 

With so many overlapping releases of much of the same material, partial or complete, from various labels over the years, the water gets muddied a little. Lol

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1 hour ago, ghost of miles said:

Loving this one so far:

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 Possibly a sign of my insanity... :blink:...discs 12-14 now, maybe more later.

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5 minutes ago, T.D. said:

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 Possibly a sign of my insanity... :blink:...discs 12-14 now, maybe more later.

Is it worth picking up? Have been tempted by that one but it looks a bit forbidding..

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9 hours ago, sidewinder said:

Is it worth picking up? Have been tempted by that one but it looks a bit forbidding..

I think it's fascinating. Only covers up to about 1959, lots of attention devoted to Ra's very early music/influences/experiments including doo-wop, R&B, relatively little material from well-known albums. Narrative and production by Michael Anderson quite good. Not so much of an Arkestra chronicle but a major documentation of where Ra (musically) came from.

Hard to say if it's worth the money, depends on one's fanaticism. I got it through this forum (when Stefan W. was selling off his collection) at a reasonable price. The "Singles" collection (which I haven't heard) might give a bit of the box's flavor for a lot less $...I see that the Singles set includes some Jochanan material alluded to but pointedly not included in the Transparency box, so it may be of independent interest.

 

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Jelly Roll Morton - The Complete Library of Congress Recordings (Rounder). Disc 6 - with such wonders as "Freakish," "The Georgia Skin Game," "New Orleans Blues," "The Spanish Tinge," "Michigan Water Blues," etc.

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8 hours ago, T.D. said:

I think it's fascinating. Only covers up to about 1958, lots of attention devoted to Ra's very early music/influences/experiments including doo-wop, R&B, relatively little material from well-known albums. Narrative and production by Michael Anderson quite good. Not so much of an Arkestra chronicle but a major documentation of where Ra (musically) came from.

Hard to say if it's worth the money, depends on one's fanaticism. I got it through this forum (when Stefan W. was selling off his collection) at a reasonable price. The "Singles" collection (which I haven't heard) might give a bit of the box's flavor for a lot less $...I see that the Singles set includes some Jochanan material alluded to but pointedly not included in the Transparency box, so it may be of independent interest.

 

Thanks for that. Yes, I remember Stefan’s sale. I have the Singles set so will ponder..

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