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Charles Mingus set on last chance

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Just got an e-mail,from Mosaic announcing that the Charles Mingus JWS set is on last chance. 

The Eddie Condon-Bud Freeman abd DuL set made a come back. But these are mostly short lived.

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It’s sold out now. Maybe I made a mistake not ordering it...

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Just got a second e-mail. Responce on earlier mail was so strong the set is now sold out.

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Glad I bought mine a few months on the assumption this day would happen sooner rather than later. 

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This material is easy to find elsewhere, and there are even videos from the 1964 visit to Yurp, including an amazing bass clarinet solo on "Take The A Train".

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Don't remember if I posted about this box before.  I loved it all, except for the first concert - too much Dolphy being Dolphy (I don't know why he doesn't bother me on the second concert; I think he's more melodic there).  The other concerts are great, and made me realize I hadn't listened to him in awhile.  He made music with a very definable personality, and I needed it again in my life.  I was very impressed with Lonnie Hillyer's work - he's amazing in these concerts.

Does anyone have an opinion about this; I'm a little put off by the # of duplicated songs:

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1 hour ago, mjzee said:

Does anyone have an opinion about this; I'm a little put off by the # of duplicated songs:

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Yeah, I dig it a lot. They're airshots, obviously, with a lot of different players (especially pianists) along with a few of the same ones. Don't know how many songs there are on it, plenty of compositions. It's Boris Rose-sourced, iirc, so that's the sound quality. Plenty good for me, but people are less tolerant.

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56 minutes ago, JSngry said:

Yeah, I dig it a lot. They're airshots, obviously, with a lot of different players (especially pianists) along with a few of the same ones. Don't know how many songs there are on it, plenty of compositions. It's Boris Rose-sourced, iirc, so that's the sound quality. Plenty good for me, but people are less tolerant.

I also like it a lot.  Perfectly listenable as long as you don't expect more than that.

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Haven’t heard the cd release but I’ve had this material as a dl’ed ROIO, have enjoyed it quite a bit. As a young fan in the ‘70’s I got used to Bird airshots so listening to these recordings has been no problem at all for me.

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I Like it too. The only piece that's repeated really a lot is "Eat That Chicken" which is very short and which he uses as a theme to signal the end of a set.  How can you you have too many "Eat That Chicken"s?  

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It's a sign-off, so yeah, there's that. Like Bird and 52nd Street Theme. It means time to go, be back soon.

But it's a pro move, for sure. Who today has a break tune/sign-off theme? Who plays enough gigs to need one?

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I still hear people use Miles's (really Kenny Dorham's?) Theme. The first one, recorded for Prestige.

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Yeah, they use somebody else's. Who's got their own these days?

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Posted (edited)

The Art Ensemble had (has?) "Odwalla" which is a cool theme.

Edited by paul secor

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Exactly! Pro move.

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Jazz Messengers has this, for anyone who is looking for it. 

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On 3/23/2019 at 9:37 PM, JSngry said:

Yeah, they use somebody else's. Who's got their own these days?

It has been a while since I saw him live, but Willie Nelson goes to "Whiskey River" several times in a show, usually marking transitions. 

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