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There appears to be a new OJC Remasters series. Some info from the Concord site:

An extension of the popular Original Jazz Classics series (est. 1982), the new OJC Remasters releases reveal the sonic benefits of 24-bit remastering-a technology that didn't exist when these titles were originally issued on compact disc. The addition of newly-written liner notes further enhances the illuminating quality of the OJC Remasters reissues. "Each of the recordings in this series is an all-time jazz classic," says Nick Phillips, Vice President of Jazz and Catalog A&R at Concord Music Group and producer of the series. "With these reissues, we get a fresh look and a new perspective on these artists and some of their most important work-not only from the meticulous 24-bit remastering by Joe Tarantino, but also from the insights we glean from the new liner notes that have been written for each title in the series."

Here's a page listing the upcoming titles: http://www.concordmusicgroup.com/genres/releases_all/jazz/upcoming/

What's the deal with this? Why introduce another reissue series in addition to RVG and Keepnews?

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s.o.s.

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Grasping at straws.

They spent a bunch of money and have few clues in the changing marketplace.

Wait a few months and buy the cut-outs.

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cutouts like this, chuck???????????????

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Meets The Rhythm Section is one of my all-time favorite albums. Hearing this in 24 would be nice.

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I was wondering how they would manage to shill the Contemporary and Fantasy titles.

This is ridiculous.

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Oh, and Jazzland!

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The end is nigh.

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The end is nigh.

Dude, the end has come and gone!

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The end is nigh.

Dude, the end has come and gone!

I'm confused. Does this mean we're back at the beginning?

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Are these going to be digipaks? the design reminds me a lot of Universal's Jazz Originals series. Don't expect any new bonus materials, or reassembling of scattered release patterns. I bet the people selecting titles for the series never have seen the label discographies ...

I really would like to see reissues of some sessions spread over several discs ...

p.s. I have an older Japanese reissue of the Art Pepper that sounds so damn fine I never considered another mastering. The new CD includes the bonus track from previous issues. Maybe they have learned some ...

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Is it CHEAP to remaster an album?

MG

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This is appallingly clueless.

the new OJC Remasters releases reveal the sonic benefits of 24-bit remastering-a technology that didn't exist when these titles were originally issued on compact disc.

Dudes, you (or rather Fantasy) reissued the same titles on SACD years ago.

This is like promoting "HD-remastered" DVDs, when the same titles are available on Blu-ray.

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This is appallingly clueless.

the new OJC Remasters releases reveal the sonic benefits of 24-bit remastering-a technology that didn't exist when these titles were originally issued on compact disc.

Dudes, you (or rather Fantasy) reissued the same titles on SACD years ago.

This is like promoting "HD-remastered" DVDs, when the same titles are available on Blu-ray.

My goodness! Surely you're not implying that there's one born every minute?

MG

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Can't wait for the boxed set with special liner notes and a DVD about how they did the remastering, not available elsewhere.

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Again, this just shows how prescient Chuck was a few years ago (seems like another lifetime now) when Fantasy was acquired.

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Again, this just shows how prescient Chuck was a few years ago (seems like another lifetime now) when Fantasy was acquired.

Funny, Hoffman posted the same warning over on his forum at about the same time :)

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Concord is attempting to answer the age old question, how many angels can you stack on the head of a pin? I don't blame them for trying to figure out ways to maximize their Fantasy (in more ways than one) investment, but there are limits to what a small and focused fan base can accommodate. What's interesting to me is that what they're doing isn't any different than what their counterparts are doing in the Japanese marketplace. If you don't believe me, just check out the next upcoming release list from Early Records. What I don't understand is the vitriol that's directed at Concord. No other label takes anywhere near that kind of abuse.

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The end is nigh.

Dude, the end has come and gone!

I'm confused. Does this mean we're back at the beginning?

Yes, and maybe they'll get the Buddy Bolden right this time.

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Concord is attempting to answer the age old question, how many angels can you stack on the head of a pin? I don't blame them for trying to figure out ways to maximize their Fantasy (in more ways than one) investment, but there are limits to what a small and focused fan base can accommodate. What's interesting to me is that what they're doing isn't any different than what their counterparts are doing in the Japanese marketplace. If you don't believe me, just check out the next upcoming release list from Early Records. What I don't understand is the vitriol that's directed at Concord. No other label takes anywhere near that kind of abuse.

Because no other label so cluelessly bleeds and rebleeds the same titles over and over and over again. There actually are some ways I would rebuy yet again some of the same music, if it were more efficiently and attractively packaged, like the three Coltrane box sets of recent years, but individual titles yet again ain't it. However, another Valentines day has come and gone, and I'm still waiting for "Prince Lasha and Sonny Simmons Play For Lovers" to be released.

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Seems like the only major label still in the reissue business is Universal. Not sure anyone knows what to do anymore. But I actually was looking for a new copy of "Way Out West," so it's my lucky day.

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I don't know the economics of it all but I'm surprised they've never done the Shelly Mann at the Black Hawk box set and now a bootlegger has done it. And why no Miles with Monk on Xmas Eve 1954 on one cd? (I think it would all fit, including the arguments.)

Again, I don't know the economics but if it's not economical to reissue sessions on cd is it financially better to make everything (and I mean everything) available for download? (I know this will drive audiophiles nuts.)

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And why no Miles with Monk on Xmas Eve 1954 on one cd? (I think it would all fit, including the arguments.)

Hell, it all fit on one LP (Prestige 7650), it would definitely fit on one CD.

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It did fit on one cd - in the Monk/Prestige package.

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Seems like the only major label still in the reissue business is Universal. Not sure anyone knows what to do anymore. But I actually was looking for a new copy of "Way Out West," so it's my lucky day.

I hope so, I'm still waiting for the Coltrane Impulse AlbumsVol. 4 set.

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