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7 minutes ago, mjzee said:

This just arrived today.  Can't wait to hear it!  Bari + guitar + Hammond B3 + drums = grease!

:tup:tup:tup 

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Thanks for the release update.

I've had great difficulty finding any coherent new release information on line.

 

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On 2019-11-16 at 4:17 PM, David Ayers said:

:rolleyes:
 

They have gone from the merely beautiful to the absolutely transcendent... ;)

 

I know it's shallow but most of these covers are not doing the product any favors.  I don't think there is a single one that would induce me to pick up the CD and flip it over to look at the track listing.  I truly don't understand the marketing concept, unless it is they are so pure and "just about the music" that they don't pay the least bit of attention to the cover.

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51 minutes ago, ejp626 said:

I know it's shallow but most of these covers are not doing the product any favors.  I don't think there is a single one that would induce me to pick up the CD and flip it over to look at the track listing.  I truly don't understand the marketing concept, unless it is they are so pure and "just about the music" that they don't pay the least bit of attention to the cover.

It probably has more to do with the economics of running a jazz label these days.  Looking at the back cover of the Ronnie Cuber release reveals that Nils Winther not only produced, but also did the mix, mastering, and, yes, the photos.

Anyway, these photos and covers are nowhere near as bad as Pablo in its prime.  See, for example:

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At lease Nils Winther springs for color.

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7 minutes ago, mjzee said:

It probably has more to do with the economics of running a jazz label these days. 

Maybe, but there is also a very weird aesthetic going on. 

However, this takes the cake for the worst cover I've ever seen.

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12 minutes ago, mjzee said:

It probably has more to do with the economics of running a jazz label these days.

Rogue Art found a clever solution to reduce cover art production costs: No cover art at all.

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2 minutes ago, ejp626 said:

Maybe, but there is also a very weird aesthetic going on. 

However, this takes the cake for the worst cover I've ever seen.

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I agree, that's pretty awful.

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34 minutes ago, ejp626 said:

However, this takes the cake for the worst cover I've ever seen.

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Why? From a design standpoint it's very competently done. As for the cover "image" I cant' tell if it is intended to be abstract or if it is no longer recognizable due to a change in contrast. Either way I find it preferable to staring at the pores in Ronnie Cuber's nose.

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5 hours ago, Captain Howdy said:

... staring at the pores in Ronnie Cuber's nose.

At least it's not an LP cover.

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Release date March 15:

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Release date April 15:

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Release date June 15:

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This album is GREAT!  Could've been released on Prestige in 1969.  Adam Nussbaum, Brian Charette, Ed Cherry...pure pleasure.

 

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Release date April 15:

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Release date April 17:

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Release date May 15:

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Release date June 15:

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Some of those new Steeplechase releases look good!

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I just reviewed Chris Byars' new CD, it will be online only in April at http://nycjazzrecord.com.

Like all of his earlier work, this one is a strong session. Glad I got to hear this sextet at Smalls last year.

 

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Release date August 15:

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Release date September 15:

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I received the Ran Blake CD last week, it’s excellent. Highest recommendation!

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7 minutes ago, colinmce said:

I received the Ran Blake CD last week, it’s excellent. Highest recommendation!

from whom did you order it? amazon shows it as upcoming and DG is already out.

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Knuffke: Tight Like This shipped today!

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1 hour ago, JSngry said:

from whom did you order it? amazon shows it as upcoming and DG is already out.

DG, I was lucky to snag one right away. They will hopefully restock, but in the meantime Amazon is showing it with a 7/17 release date. Not ideal, but something. 

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I took a chance on the Knuffke; ordered it from DG.  Not sure I'll like it, but it looks interesting.  Bob Stewart on tuba...I know his work from Arthur Blythe's albums, and aside from the novelty factor, would probably have preferred a bass to his tuba.  I assumed it was a friendship thing.  We'll see how Knuffke deals with it.

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Release date August 15:

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Hah!!

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7 hours ago, Chuck Nessa said:

Hah!!

:lol:

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Release date October 15:

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