David Ayers

Classic Blue Notes on SHM-CD

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Got in Unity and Super Nova. Will try to listen tomorrow!

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I'm patiently waiting for Unity, Brown Sugar, Speak No Evil and (the non-BN) Tennessee Firebird to arrive.

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Received Unity this morning from cd Japan. Unfortunately no opportunity to spin it today.

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Spun Supernova. Very nice. Though I'll state that I prefer the RVG by a bit, it's meatier which helps this session.

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Spun Supernova. Very nice. Though I'll state that I prefer the RVG by a bit, it's meatier which helps this session.

I thought that we had the McMaster remaster only (out of japan).

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No, there's a Japanese RVG edition. It's very good imo. TOCJ-7200.

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I've listened to the Unity release. Sound is quite good. The alternates . . . as I remember them they're not as essential for me as others seem to think they are but then I'm not a HUGE fan of Unity.

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I just listened to Free For All. The bonus track, an alternate of Free for All is OK, certainly not close to the original by any means but the Freddie Hubbard solo is ridiculous and to me worth the price of admission.

It's nice to see the Unity alternates finally see the light of day, I've always loved them.

I also received Hank Mobley "Workout" (bonus tracks are two takes of "Three Coins in the Fountain") and Stanley Turrentine "Hustlin'" (bonus track is an alternate take of "Trouble (No. 2)") which I haven't gotten to yet.

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I just listened to Free For All. The bonus track, an alternate of Free for All is OK, certainly not close to the original by any means but the Freddie Hubbard solo is ridiculous and to me worth the price of admission.

It's nice to see the Unity alternates finally see the light of day, I've always loved them.

I also received Hank Mobley "Workout" (bonus tracks are two takes of "Three Coins in the Fountain") and Stanley Turrentine "Hustlin'" (bonus track is an alternate take of "Trouble (No. 2)") which I haven't gotten to yet.

thnx for sharing your impressions

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I just listened to Free For All. The bonus track, an alternate of Free for All is OK, certainly not close to the original by any means but the Freddie Hubbard solo is ridiculous and to me worth the price of admission.

It's nice to see the Unity alternates finally see the light of day, I've always loved them.

I also received Hank Mobley "Workout" (bonus tracks are two takes of "Three Coins in the Fountain") and Stanley Turrentine "Hustlin'" (bonus track is an alternate take of "Trouble (No. 2)") which I haven't gotten to yet.

thnx for sharing your impressions

Thanks for the heads up on the "Workout". It's not easy to keep up with the bonus track issues.

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I just listened to Free For All. The bonus track, an alternate of Free for All is OK, certainly not close to the original by any means but the Freddie Hubbard solo is ridiculous and to me worth the price of admission.

It's nice to see the Unity alternates finally see the light of day, I've always loved them.

I also received Hank Mobley "Workout" (bonus tracks are two takes of "Three Coins in the Fountain") and Stanley Turrentine "Hustlin'" (bonus track is an alternate take of "Trouble (No. 2)") which I haven't gotten to yet.

thnx for sharing your impressions

Thanks for the heads up on the "Workout". It's not easy to keep up with the bonus track issues.

Yes, thanks. The RVG of Workout contained only one alternate of Three Coins, the Turrentine none, I believe.

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Does anyone know what the extra title on Jimmy Smith's "Midnight Special +1" is

The RVG of this didn't contain extra material - I know the titles were from two sessions that also yielded the LP "Back At The Chicken Shack"

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Does anyone know what the extra title on Jimmy Smith's "Midnight Special +1" is

The RVG of this didn't contain extra material - I know the titles were from two sessions that also yielded the LP "Back At The Chicken Shack"

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On The Sunny Side Of The Street.

Same as Back at the Chicken Shack RVG?

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Does anyone know what the extra title on Jimmy Smith's "Midnight Special +1" is

The RVG of this didn't contain extra material - I know the titles were from two sessions that also yielded the LP "Back At The Chicken Shack"

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On The Sunny Side Of The Street.

Same as Back at the Chicken Shack RVG?

many thanks

looks like I'll give this a miss as I have the "Back At The Chicken Shack" RVG plus the recent "awful cover" LT series "On The Sunny Side" - don't need it a third time

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The new non-SHM low priced edition of Out To Lunch does not have the two alternate takes according to hmv.co.jp.

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This new version of Sweet Honey Bee sounds wonderful. Doesn't sound like an lp transfer if it is.

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Why would it be a needle-drop? Did the tapes go missing?

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Previous US one was a needle-drop I believe, they didn't seem to have tapes at the time.

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Tom Evered once confirmed that the master tapes were lost. Judging from what I hear, I think the previous "Blue Note Works" TOCJ reissue was a vinyl transfer too, albeit better done than the US Rare Grooves edition.

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I'll agree that the Blue Note Works cd sounds like a needle-drop. I'd be interested in the opinions of others on this 75th Anniversary edition. Sounds like it is tape sourced to me, regardless I think it sounds great.

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The March 2015 schedule is OUT!

Check HMV.

Sam Rivers ... Contours ... at last!

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March 25, 2015

UCCQ 5081 Dizzy Reece: Blues In Trinity +2

UCCQ 5082 Freddie Redd: Music From The Connection

UCCQ 5083 Freddie Hubbard: Open Sesame +2

UCCQ 5084 Tina Brooks: True Blue +2

UCCQ 5085 Freddie Redd: Shades of Redd +2

UCCQ 5086 Duke Jordan: Flight To Jordan +2

UCCQ 5087 Kenny Dorham: Whistle Stop

UCCQ 5088 Lou Donaldson: Here ‘Tis +1

UCCQ 5089 Donald Byrd: The Cat Walk

UCCQ 5090 Stanley Turrentine: Dearly Beloved

UCCQ 5091 The Three Sounds: Here We Come +2

UCCQ 5092 Jackie McLean: A Fickle Sonance

UCCQ 5093 Sonny Clark: Leapin’ & Lopin’ +2

UCCQ 5094 Ike Quebec: Heavy Soul +1

UCCQ 5095 Donald Byrd: Royal Flush

UCCQ 5096 The Three Sounds: Hey There +10

UCCQ 5097 Don Wilkerson: Preach Brother!

UCCQ 5098 Donald Byrd: A New Perspective

UCCQ 5099 John Patton: Along Came John

UCCQ 5100 Blue Mitchell: Step Lightly

UCCQ 5101 Johnny Coles: Little Johnny C

UCCQ 5102 Herbie Hancock: Inventions & Dimensions +2

UCCQ 5103 Joe Henderson: Our Thing +1

UCCQ 5104 The Three Sounds: Black Orchid +6

UCCQ 5105 Art Blakey: The Freedom Rider +3

UCCQ 5106 Lee Morgan: Search For The New Land

UCCQ 5107 Freddie Hubbard: Breaking Point +2

UCCQ 5108 Wayne Shorter: Night Dreamer +1

UCCQ 5109 Grachan Moncur III: Some Other Stuff

UCCQ 5110 Kenny Dorham: Trompeta Toccata

UCCQ 5111 Donald Byrd: I’m Tryin’ To Get Home

UCCQ 5112 Joe Henderson: Inner Urge

UCCQ 5113 John Patton: Oh Baby!

UCCQ 5114 Bobby Hutcherson: Dialogue +1

UCCQ 5115 Andrew Hill: Andrew! +2

UCCQ 5116 Sam Rivers: Contours +1

UCCQ 5117 Tony Williams: Spring

UCCQ 5118 Andrew Hill: Compulsion

UCCQ 5119 Don Cherry: Complete Communion

UCCQ 5120 Joe Henderson: Mode For Joe +1

UCCQ 5121 Ornette Coleman: The Empty Foxhole

UCCQ 5122 Jack Wilson: Something Personal +1

UCCQ 5123 Booker Ervin: The In Between

UCCQ 5124 Lonnie Smith: Think!

UCCQ 5125 Donald Byrd: Slow Drag

UCCQ 5126 Grant Green: Goin’ West

UCCQ 5127 Lonnie Smith: Turning Point

UCCQ 5128 Lonnie Smith: Move Your Hand +1

UCCQ 5129 Donald Byrd: Electric Byrd

UCCQ 5130 Marlena Shaw: Marlena

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Ugh there's at least 12 in that batch I want despite having them in different pressings(original, King, etc)...

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Thanks for posting that list. While I am certainly not going to "do" Blue Note all over again, it is hard to resist dabbling in these SHMs. If only they had had these when I was growing up ;).


Not sure which of these have new extra tracks. Someone will work it out though. The Three Sounds releases evidently do, though a lot of Sounds tracks were anthologised in different ways before so these copious-seeming extras may be repeats, and in any case they would be a pretty low priority. Blues in Trinity extras? Non on my JRVG, but I don't have the Mosaic. True Blue? Can't remember. Anything else?


Weirdly, no Jimmy Smith, but the Pattons are promising sound-wise. Organ comes off well in these SHMs.

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Thanks for posting this Laton. Interesting how the ones I'm most interested in are all right in a row:

UCCQ 5114 Bobby Hutcherson: Dialogue +1

UCCQ 5115 Andrew Hill: Andrew! +2

UCCQ 5116 Sam Rivers: Contours +1

UCCQ 5117 Tony Williams: Spring

UCCQ 5118 Andrew Hill: Compulsion

UCCQ 5119 Don Cherry: Complete Communion

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You live long enough, everything gets reissued!

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