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I received the Ellington, Blakey and Monk boxes from amazon.co.uk (actually shipped from amazon.de) this week.

The older masterings are used on those discs that were released in the 'nineties but they sound somewhat improved to my ears. Nice box sets.

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1 hour ago, bluesoul said:

Amazon (US) has lowered the price of the Ellington Columbia Vol 2 box to $64.01, but still shows it as unavailable.  However, there are a number of third party listings with new copies from as low as 29.86, the usual UK sellers. 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00YY03SG0/ref=tmm_acd_new_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=new&coliid=I3DG49XOSB6AIE&colid=10J7HIZL7X4LA&qid=&sr=

 

Last night I ordered the Ellington Vol. 2, Monk Live, and Blakey boxes from Oxfordshire (my British go-to, though I have done OK with the other major British fulfillers also), roughly $82 + $12 shipping total for the three boxes (28 discs).

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On 9/26/2015, 2:35:31, mikeweil said:

 

Now where is the 1965 Brandeis Concert, one track of which was on the long oblivious Misterioso LP? Where is the live track from Mexico with Bubeck? Will we ever see a proper reissue of these? Probably not. That's why I don't like these boxes. 

 

Mike, those have been added to one of the Newport discs in this set.

24 minutes ago, Kyo said:

Thanks, that looks quite interesting - only have the first CD included in the set. And it's fairly cheap for an 8-disc set, too!

You're welcome. I think you'll enjoy this set.

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8 hours ago, jazzbo said:

Mike, those have been added to one of the Newport discs in this set.

You're welcome. I think you'll enjoy this set.

Ah, I see ... thanks for this info. But buy the whole box just for a handful of tracks? 

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Hey, I understand. I went for it hoping a few of the releases sound better. . . and they do sound a bit better. And I have them all in one place, which I like.

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6 hours ago, mikeweil said:

Ah, I see ... thanks for this info. But buy the whole box just for a handful of tracks? 

I wouldn't - just me.

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On 11/8/2015, 7:42:52, bluesoul said:

Amazon (US) has lowered the price of the Ellington Columbia Vol 2 box to $64.01, but still shows it as unavailable.  However, there are a number of third party listings with new copies from as low as 29.86, the usual UK sellers. 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00YY03SG0/ref=tmm_acd_new_olp_sr?ie=UTF8&condition=new&coliid=I3DG49XOSB6AIE&colid=10J7HIZL7X4LA&qid=&sr=

 

If you pay a a bit more you can get it from a US seller.  You have to scroll down a bit to get to them. 

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The posting on this thread sure has slowed down, hasn't it?  Maybe some good deals will be had before Christmas.

Here are the current prices of some OAS's and OAC's.  Each is less than $12.00 + $3.99 shipping.

Joe Farrell - $11.96
http://www.amazon.com/Original-Album-Classics-JOE-FARRELL/dp/B00RVD8DBM

Keith Jarrett - $11.67
http://www.amazon.com/Original-Album-Series-KEITH-JARRETT/dp/B00SIESH1Y

Robert Palmer - $11.67
http://www.amazon.com/Original-Album-Series-ROBERT-PALMER/dp/B011Q9HIOE

Django Reinhardt - $10.33
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KNSLI6Y/

Charles Aznavour - $11.69
http://www.amazon.com/Original-Album-Series-CHARLES-AZNAVOUR/dp/B00KN15OQQ

 

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Ten percent off at importcds until Monday at 5 PM CST. Just ordered the Ran Blake, and Kenny Wheeler box sets at really good prices.

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www.Grooves-Inc.com is offering a 20% discount with coupon code HZG3969 that is good until December 3, 2015.  Shipping is free, and there is no state sales tax (at least for me in California). 

I purchased the recently released 4-CD boxed set, "The Complete Matrix Tapes", by the Velvet Underground for $33.91.  There are good base prices (i.e., before the application of any discounts) on several recent releases such as the three-CD set of "A Love Supreme" (i.e., The Complete Masters - Super Deluxe) ($24.02) and "Frank Sinatra, A Voice on the Air - 1935 - 1955" ($45.55) - I'm sure that there must be other sets that would be of interest.

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On 9 November 2015 at 20:43:53, mikeweil said:

Ah, I see ... thanks for this info. But buy the whole box just for a handful of tracks? 

These live Monk tracks are available for individual download on qobuz (in cd quality).

 

Where have they been released before? The Brandeis one is from Misterioso but I'm struggling to find where the others were originally released.

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The track "Blues" (often mistitled C-Jam Blues) with Brubeck from a Mexican tour was in Brubeck's Summit Sessions album;

Thelonious Monk Quartet And Dave Brubeck : Charlie Rouse (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) Dave Brubeck (p-1) added, Larry Gales (b) Ben Riley (d)
                                                               Live "Auditoria de la Reforma", Puebla, Mexico, May 12, 1967
Green chimneys    (unissued)
Don't blame me (tm p-solo)    Columbia Legacy C3K64887 [CD]
Evidence    (unissued)
Blues (cr out,1)    Columbia C30522, CBS (Eu)S64377, Columbia Legacy 88697-99580-2 [CD]

Note:    Columbia C30522, CBS (Eu)S64377, both titled "Dave Brubeck : Summit sessions".
"Blues" mistitled as "C-jam blues" on most issues.

Monk's solo on "Don't Blame Me" from the same concert was first issued on the 3-CD box Orrin Keepnews had compiled for Columbia, "The Columbia Years '62-'6".

But there's another version of  that tune:


Thelonious Monk (p)
                                                                                Live, "Atlanta Stadium", Atlanta, GA, June 16, 1967
Don't blame me    CBS 45358, (Eu)466103-1, Col CK45358 [CD], CBS (Eu)466103-2 [CD], Columbia Legacy 88697-99580-2 [CD]

Edited by mikeweil

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The others are from "Straight No Chaser--The Motion Picture Soundtrack". . . .

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3 minutes ago, jazzbo said:

The others are from "Straight No Chaser--The Motion Picture Soundtrack". . . .

Not quite - see my post above. Only the second version of "Don't Blame Me" was in the soundtrack.

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Additional tracks on the second cd of the Newport set in this box that you haven't mentioned are listed as from the soundtrack.

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Thanks - as I have the soundtrack and the DVD, too, besides all previous CD reissues, downloading single tracks from Qobuz seems to be the option for me.

Still it's too bad they didn't go for completing those concert recordings - or did they? Anything previously unissued?

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Nothing previously unissued in this set. I think that this set includes all the live Monk released so far.

I have not idea what really might remain of these recordings. . . its possible not much was recorded at Brandeis for example. This is likely all we will get for now.

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On 9.11.2015, 19:38:51, felser said:
On 9.11.2015, 19:44:42, sidewinder said:

Damn !

Herbie Hancock Columbia set on Amazon UK - 40 pounds and shipping for 30+ CD's.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B003M3UJIK/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

 

My thought as well when I saw the current price on aDE and aIT (58€):

http://www.amazon.de/Complete-Columbia-Album-Collection-1972-1988/dp/B003M3UJIK/

http://www.amazon.it/Complete-Columbia-Album-Collection-1972-1988/dp/B003M3UJIK/

(okay, and why the heck does it look like felser quotes Sidewinder there when in reality it was the other way 'round?)

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the First Impulse set goes for 28€ on the yurpeen a-sites:

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http://www.amazon.fr/First-Impulse-Taylor-Collection-Anniversary/dp/B0042KZJ4Q/

http://www.amazon.de/First-Impulse-Taylor-Collection-Anniversary/dp/B0042KZJ4Q/

http://www.amazon.it/First-Impulse-Taylor-Collection-Anniversary/dp/B0042KZJ4Q/

now those Coltrane rehearsals are certainly not essential, but the whole thing is great, with plenty of photos and all ...

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So, how many volumes of "Creed Taylor Collection" will there be? And after it's all done, are you sure they won't be issued again combined in one 150 or some CDs box, like they do with classical boxes nowadays.

"Orrin Keepnews Collection", "RVG collection", "Creed Taylor Collection", "Monk Collection", "Ellington Collection"- over and over and over again. I only wish someone would lavish such attention on the fact that Plugged Nickel is still out of print. Or Braxton's Willisau set. Or LaMonte Young's Well Tuned Piano. Or John Carter's Roots & Folklore series, etc, etc.

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