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i just started to listen to disc one. i had no preconcieved notions on what to expect - i just sat back on the couch, closed my eyes and listened. half-way through nonaah (track 1 disc 1) i was shaken by my 10 year old - "dad, dad!!!! what is that!!! why is he playing that over and ovar again!!! i can't get it out of my head!! make it STOP!!!!!"

oh well - i will try to spin it again when i am alone in the house.

thanks chuck for getting it to me!

:)

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When the LP first came out, I played Side 1 for a friend who was a devoted free jazz listener, and who had seen the Art Ensemble of Chicago live several times.

He chuckled out loud and seemed agitated.

I have always loved Side 1 myself.

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"He chuckled out loud and seemed agitated. "

and so began the criminal career of Jeffrey Dahmer -

thanks, Chuck -

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Do I detect a new marketing campaign? "Nessa Records: It will make your 10-year old cry"

:lol:

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Do I detect a new marketing campaign? "Nessa Records: It will make your 10-year old cry"

:lol:

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This entire thread is one of the reasons I love this site.

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i just started to listen to disc one. i had no preconcieved notions on what to expect - i just sat back on the couch, closed my eyes and listened. half-way through nonaah (track 1 disc 1) i was shaken by my 10 year old - "dad, dad!!!! what is that!!! why is he playing that over and ovar again!!! i can't get it out of my head!! make it STOP!!!!!"

think of it this way - now you have a surefire way of getting the kid away from the tv, to clean his room, take out the trash. etc.

NESSA RECORDS - MUSIC FOR THE EARS, CONTROL FOR THE MIND

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When I was in college I could always get people to leave my dorm room by putting on some Ornette or Trane records.

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I’ve been spending alot of time with Nonaah over the last few days. This is very affecting, enjoyable music that has given my music-deprived self a much a needed jolt and a blast of refreshment. I've been spending so much time at work, outside in the warm weather, and reading books that I've not been listening to much music this summer. Don't even think about it...pick this one up. It's marvelous, and I think it's becoming my favorite solo Roscoe record. Glad I checked in on the board when I did. Thanks Chuck!

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Thought I'd add that I also ordered a copy for a cousin this evening. Such great music.

Thus far, my favorite pieces are the two versions of "Nonaah"....it makes me wonder if I've ever heard 2 such different versions of a "same song" one one album that are so different, yet both SO impressive?? The previously unreleased material is wonderful. Listening to the Berkeley solo version of "Off Five Dark Six" right now.

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Sky high. I had to shut it down after Disc 1 and collect myself. This is beautiful and emotionally demanding music, as you said. The title track is stunning and powerful, while pieces such as "A1 TAL 2LA" and "Tahquemenon" struck me as gorgeous and supple -- music to be savored. There are many rewards hidden here, me thinks.

And the sound quality is excellent, IMO. I'm no expert, but this music is coming through beautifully to my ear. Very excited by this one. Thanks for the music!

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... there's something not quite right about this, but I can't put my finger on it .... ;)

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Do I detect a new marketing campaign? "Nessa Records: It will make your 10-year old cry"

:lol:

My 10-month-old seemed to enjoy it.

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I've been spending so much time at work, outside in the warm weather, and reading books that I've not been listening to much music this summer. Don't even think about it...pick this one up.

Roscoe Mitchell could make anyone quit their day job, stay inside and listen to music, though I hope the illiteracy doesn't come with it.

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Received mine yesterday.

Thanks again, Chuck.

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This is one of the most important, and welcome, reissues to come along in many years.

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I'd spend more time listening, but I have to dig some holes in the back yard -

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Make sure that you be packin' yer Mennonite Hole Digger!

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Make sure that you be packin' yer Mennonite Hole Digger!

If I know Allen at all, I'm sure he never goes anywhere with out it. Last time I saw him, he had it over his shoulder and was strolling up 2nd Ave towards St. Marks.

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actually, in NYC I needed a jackhammer -

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First part of Disc B tonight -- Improvisation 1, Ballad and Nonaah (quartet). I made a feeble attempt to follow along the quartet version of Nonaah using the earlier discussion here about the placement of each of the four musicians as a guide. My lack of familiarity with the music (and the musicians) coupled with the sheer force of the piece pretty much overwhelmed my attempts at this early on. ... Amazing music. Both immediate and gradual in the way it reveals itself. ... I need much more time with this ... and a bowl of ice cream before sleep. ^_^

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Amazing reissue Chuck. The sound is pristine. What's next? The Tyler?

Kevin

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Really enjoying my copy even if it's a demanding listen every time.

I'm wondering (this is a question for Chuck if he feels inclined to answer) how the sales are looking so far. I get the sense units are moving, but the audience I'm listening to might not be the most representative cross-section of consumers.

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