Cliff Englewood

Which Jazz box set are you grooving to right now?

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All day I've been deeply into

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Louis Armstrong - The OkeH Columbia & RCA Victor recordings 1925-1933 - Sony Legacy

Which my wife got me for Christmas, but there wasn't time to start listening to yesterday, after the family had gone home.

Zounds! I'm really impressed hard with his OkeH big band sides, which I've never heard before. The band then was completely, insanely abandoned. On Victor and Decca, they'd been tamed. Now just finishing disc 10 (Victor alternative takes).

Lovely stuff!

MG

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Disc 5.

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KV5, ALCHEMIA, Disc 2.

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All day I've been deeply into

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Lovely stuff!

MG

I listened to this today (disc 10) and I totally agree.

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This morning I've listened to all 5 CDs.

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Vandermark 5: Alchemia (Discs 1-3 so far, with #3 spinning now)

It has been awhile since I've pulled this one out. I had forgotten how good it really is. It has a tremendous mix of everything.

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Miles Davis - Dig, from the Complete Prestige box. I don't listen to this session often, because everyone involved did better later. But I'm enjoying it quite a bit tonight - the musicians were mostly at the top of their 1951 game.

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Finished the Resonance 10 CD box - now on to the DKV Trio 7 CD NotTwo box - currently on CD #2.

CD # 2 is spectacular, IMO

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John Coltrane - Live Trane: The European Tours (Pablo), disc seven. There has been some dissatisfaction expressed here with this set, but I would not willingly part with it.

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discs 4-5 of the Chet box

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disc 5 again - the quartet date with Raymond Fol - beautiful stuff, too bad the final tape reel (on it two more complete takes of "Everything Happens to Me" as well as the lost "What Is There to Say" in one complete take) is missing!

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An interesting box about a minor and partly unknown West Coast label.

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Very nice one indeed! Too bad there never was a second volume ... I didn't manage to snatch up a few Fantasy discs containing some more Nocturne material while they were easy to find ...

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Yes, I don't know what happened to vols.2 and 3. They were planned but never materialized.

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I think I read (somewhere here, where else) that Vol. 1 didn't sell well enough so the follow-up(s) were shelved. There were to be two more? That much more material? What a missed opportunity! Guess people prefer to buy the seventeenth reissue of some Miles or BN classic before trying Steve White. Maybe they're right, what do I know ...

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I also thought that they didn't sell well enough. Just my imagination. And about the three volumes which were planned and at least announced I guess I deduced that of the booklet. But it would have been a lot of material. For me a 3 CD-box is enough, but it's a pity for all the material that could have been reissued. And I think this Harry Babasin-Roy Harte run label only operated for about two years: from 54 to 56.

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Disc one, Bags and Trane

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Charlie Parker - Complete Dial Sessions (Stash). The Earl Coleman/Erroll Garner session from disc two. Might just let the disc keep playing and listen to the "Relaxin' at Camarillo" session as well.

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An interesting box about a minor and partly unknown West Coast label.

Picked up a great condition SH copy of this last year. Lucky find !

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