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Andy LaVerne - Metropolis

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This looks interesting.  Release date February 15:

Unreleased session recorded at RPM Studios in NYC in 1979 featuring 8 compositions by pianist Andy LaVerne. Long thought lost, this recording features top of the line playing from an all-star band: guitarist John Abercrombie, saxophonist Stan Getz on two tracks (Come To Me, Hymn For Her), bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Billy Hart.

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11 hours ago, Milestones said:

That's a record I would like to hear.

 

Yes. I would too! :tup 

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Any details on who recorded this in the first place, what the purpose was? Was it done for a label, done on spec by a producer, an artist-produced date, just what, exactly?

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The only other clue is that the label is "Alv Productions."  I take it that "Alv" is Andy LaVerne, so it's probably not a boot.

Interesting too that Getz released no studio sides 1979-1980.

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I will have to get it, since Andy LaVerne is well represented in my collection.

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Sounds interesting. 

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It's on Amazon...

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on hand ready to ship. 16.00 with free shipping. if interested please email me.  tommysjazz@gmail.com

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Did anyone ever listen to this damn thing? It's not available as Mp3 on Amazon or on Apple Music. And I haven't seen a review. The intriguing aspect is the presence of Stan Getz. 

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I ultimately found this used somewhere. It's good but hardly stunning. But glad to have it as I'm a kinda John Abercrombie completist. Stan Gets appears on two tracks. The story of how it was lost and found in the liner notes is quite fun. Think of all the music out there that got lost and never released. But old stuff is being found al the time 

My favorite in that category is Way Back When by John Surman. 

 

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2 hours ago, Robert Middleton said:

I'm a kinda John Abercrombie completist.

 

 

How about that...join us on FB.

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46 minutes ago, Teasing the Korean said:

How does it compare to Michael Daugherty's?

Since you've named-dropped this guy three times in this thread without any response, why not add a little context?

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10 hours ago, mjzee said:

Since you've named-dropped this guy three times in this thread without any response, why not add a little context?

 

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On 9/14/2019 at 4:47 PM, 7/4 said:

 

How about that...join us on FB.

Yeah, I’m a member and post occasionally. Lisa A has been a wonderful, gracious host.

Edited by Robert Middleton

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4 hours ago, Robert Middleton said:

Yeah, I’m a member and post occasionally. Lisa A has bee a wonderful, gracious host.

OK, I didn't bother to look up your name. I'm the mod.

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