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I've decided to get the Norma Winstone.

Still my favourite Norma disc...and I'm a major Norma fan.

As opposed to a Norma Major fan?

No, like John I prefer Edwina!!!!!!!!

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I've decided to get the Norma Winstone.

Still my favourite Norma disc...and I'm a major Norma fan.

As opposed to a Norma Major fan?

No, like John I prefer Edwina!!!!!!!!

No votes for Norma Lamont?

Edited by sidewinder

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I'm totally into 'Norma Lamont sings Stormy Wednesday'.

In the bath !

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ECM is the new West Coast!

Atlantic West Coast, although not very new anymore. ;)

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These ECM LPs have been and gone for me, but I *will* be picking up Gnu High (to replace a damaged vinyl copy) and I'd recommend it.

I would be curious to see some of the as yet unissued-on-CD JAPOs as well as improv style ECMs.

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Thanks for your suggestions, guys! I plan to pick up at least four, but I have decided to wait until after I have finished my Christmas shopping, to make sure there is enough money in the bank!

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I would be curious to see some of the as yet unissued-on-CD JAPOs as well as improv style ECMs.

No shit - that NEEDS to happen.

Barre Phillips' For All It Is should be the first in such a series.

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These ECM LPs have been and gone for me, but I *will* be picking up Gnu High (to replace a damaged vinyl copy) and I'd recommend it.

Uhh - well I did pick it up but on revisiting I find it no longer needs to be part of my life...

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Lester Bowie's "The Great Pretender" might be my favorite one that I've purchased so far. What an album!

Really enjoying this series overall.

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Any word on the continuation of this series in 2009? I assume it was fairly successful.

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If I didn't already have Gnu High, that would be the first one I would pick up. I think I found this used at Jazz Record Mart here in Chicago.

I found that many if not all of these Touchstone CDs are still available as Amazon MP3s (even if the CD had gone out of print), and in some cases quite reasonable (under $8), so that might be the route to go, esp. if you don't want to wait until Sept.

I think these are the ones I will pick up:

John Surman - Private City

Ralph Towner - Solstice

John Abercrombie / Dave Holland / Jack DeJohnette - Gateway

Ralph Towner - Batik

I'm a little on the fence about Jan Garbarek - I Took Up The Runes. Any thoughts?

I'll probably just download these from Amazon:

John Abercrombie/Ralph Towner - Sargasso Sea

Tomasz Stanko - Balladyna

John Abercrombie - Animato

So not quite as huge an order as I originally anticipated.

Borders was having a fairly impressive in-store sale today (30% off all CDs), and I picked up 4 - Gateway, Balladyna, Sargasso Sea and Dave Holland's Extension. I don't think they had the Towners in stock. So I was pretty consistent, but I decided I wasn't that into solo sax (Private City) and that Animato sounded way too New Agey. If I have a chance, I will check out one other Borders to see if they have the Towner titles, and then I think I will be done.

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On ‎02‎.‎02‎.‎2019 at 2:13 AM, bluesoul said:

What's with the 50 for 50? 50 in total with the new ones (of which I've just received half a dozen), or 50 new ones with more to come? Sloppy news editing there ... anyway, some albums in the new batch that I either have on LP (means they don't get much play) or not at all: George Adams, Mike Nock, David Torn, Louis Sclavis, Barre Phillips and Kenny Wheeler are the ones I bought (several others I have in previous editions).

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Looks like the 50 titles will be released in two batches.  This site lists the other 25 which they say will be available in May.  

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On ‎08‎.‎02‎.‎2019 at 2:23 PM, bluesoul said:

Looks like the 50 titles will be released in two batches.  This site lists the other 25 which they say will be available in May.  

Thanks!

That site is one of Universal's outlets for Germany, so it should be reliable ...

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