GA Russell

Are there any box bargains currently available?

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On ‎24‎/‎08‎/‎2017 at 10:05 AM, crisp said:

And incomplete, to boot. This is the one to get.

The liner notes for that project were done by a friend from here in Toronto, Ron Gaskin.  In addition to writing poetry, he used to be a manager at the main store of the Canada-wide record store chain, Sam The Record Man.  He knows his music!

This collection was instigated by the Canadian branch of Verve/Universal...an affordable, yet thorough release. 

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It's a useful set covering a lot of material inexplicably not released to CD by Verve's American wing. The sound quality is variable, however. 

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3 hours ago, crisp said:

It's a useful set covering a lot of material inexplicably not released to CD by Verve's American wing. The sound quality is variable, however. 

I find the sound is acceptable, if not exciting.  It's noted it was done from the original tapes by "Verve New York" though there are no specific engineers credited.

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Agreed. It is variable, however. Some sessions sound better than others. Still, happy to have it.

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On 20/04/2017 at 1:46 PM, jazzbo said:

With Django there are so many different issues and this has all been out elsewhere.

But it works well together like this and the sound is excellent indeed. I paid more for my set and I was very happy to get it.

Agreed. I paid more too. Don't know how much, but it's very good. There are the ultraphone sessions (some of the first recordings he did), different airchecks (one with a US Air Force band) and more.

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I keep forgetting that Doldinger is a German!

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