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Thanks for that info. Seems like good news. I recently bought some classical box sets on the Ricercar label (part of outthere) and got the impression of a high-class operation.

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8 hours ago, T.D. said:

Thanks for that info. Seems like good news. I recently bought some classical box sets on the Ricercar label (part of outthere) and got the impression of a high-class operation.

They seem to be on a roll. Let's hope. 

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I see that the studio portion of Willisau 1991 is about to hit the, uh, racks...

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Unfortunate they didnt change the packaging. Two of my discs (including Taylor’s One Too Many Salty) are damaged. What mostly happens with this kind of packaging is that some dust or something harder gets stuck inside the cardboard. Then, when shoving your cd in, a large scratch is made and you’re cd is unplayable. Despite checking the same happened to one of my ECM touchstones (same kind of packing. The Japanese mini LP’s got a nice jacket for the cd to prevent from such things to happen.

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50 year Euro stuff - counterfeit here. Sorry to see them go this direction.

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1 hour ago, Chuck Nessa said:

50 year Euro stuff - counterfeit here.

For the Ra reissue at least, it does say: "Recordings licensed from ESP Disk N.Y., N.Y." Does that mean anything?

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I think it is great stuff, to get a Chance to hear all those masters when they did Europe. Actually it seems that Graz in Austria was quite open for then Avantgarde jazz, they had a string of great concerts in the 60´s. Jimmy Giuffree, here John Coltrane, and on an obscure italian LP Max Roach and Sonny Rollins in Graz. 

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3 hours ago, Late said:

For the Ra reissue at least, it does say: "Recordings licensed from ESP Disk N.Y., N.Y." Does that mean anything?

They've also been working with Ayler's estate for the Ayler recordings.

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The Giuffre "Graz concert received the first authorized release permission by Juanita Giuffre, Carol Goss-Bley and Steve Swallow." The Coltrane recording was licensed from ORF. Looks all pretty legit to me.

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It can't get more ridiculous, can it? 

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I'm sure it will...

what is that logo(?) on the top rioght of the back cover?

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4 hours ago, JSngry said:

I'm sure it will...

what is that logo(?) on the top rioght of the back cover?

Chinese for ‘hat’...

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On 7/26/2020 at 4:03 PM, Д.Д. said:

It can't get more ridiculous, can it? 

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Two Bird reissues: Vol 1.: Selected Dial Recordings & Vol 2.: Selected Savoy Recordings. Most members here, I'm guessing, already have these recordings, but I bet the sound is good. Peter Pfister has done a remarkable job with the Ayler recordings, the Coltrane, and the Giuffre. I wonder what's next in "ezz-thetics" list. What else might be "revisited"?

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11 minutes ago, Late said:

Two Bird reissues: Vol 1.: Selected Dial Recordings & Vol 2.: Selected Savoy Recordings. Most members here, I'm guessing, already have these recordings, but I bet the sound is good. Peter Pfister has done a remarkable job with the Ayler recordings, the Coltrane, and the Giuffre. I wonder what's next in "ezz-thetics" list. What else might be "revisited"?

For some of us these tracks are surrounded by alternates and false starts. These new ones could really serve a purpose even for us. But CDs have a limited uptake these days. 

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2 minutes ago, David Ayers said:

For some of us these tracks are surrounded by alternates and false starts. These new ones could really serve a purpose even for us.

Agreed. I burned various comps long ago (Dial, Savoy, Verve), but these new sets do have an appeal. And for people who don't have this music, this is where I'd point them.

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44 minutes ago, Late said:

Peter Pfister has done a remarkable job with the Ayler recordings, the Coltrane, and the Giuffre. I wonder what's next in "ezz-thetics" list. What else might be "revisited"?

Coltrane and Giuffre were mastered from the original ORF recordings, not sure about Aylers but there is a mention that the release is authorized by his estate, perhaps there was some agreement with ESP Disk regarding source material for CD mastering. For Parker Savoy / Dial stuff the mastering source is in all probability a previously commercially released CD - what sort of ""remarkable" sound improvement can one expect?    

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1 minute ago, Д.Д. said:

Coltrane and Giuffre were mastered from the original ORF recordings, not sure about Aylers but there is a mention that the release is authorized by his estate, perhaps there was some agreement with ESP Disk regarding source material for CD mastering. For Parker Savoy / Dial stuff the mastering source is in all probability a previously commercially released CD - what sort of ""remarkable" sound improvement can one expect?    

Maybe none, but the mastering is said to be AAD. 

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9 hours ago, Late said:

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"United"?

Oops. Somebody tell them - quick!

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Maybe Cecil united all his Units at one point and we just didn't know about it.

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Maybe Werner has been reading this board ... typo corrected!

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Plus, these are new in the upcoming list:

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But notice in the corrected image for the Taylor reissue that the "Mason & Hamlin" logo on the piano has now been scrubbed away. Weird. The photo's exposure has also been lowered.

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The Ayler appears to be a two-disc reissue of:

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I never got around to picking up the Stockholm/Berlin set, so it's nice that it'll be available once again.

I also have Yasmina, but not Blasé, so the Shepp too is a welcome reissue. I hope that Werner keeps digging through the hat archive as well as other labels. If ezz-thetics essentially becomes a reissue label, I'm for it.

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