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Marion Brown: Porto Novo

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Marion Brown's Porto Novo is being reissued in November, this time through the Muzak label (out of Taiwan, if I'm not mistaken) and with the original UK cover:

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In mini-LP format. All of the discs I've purchased on Muzak sound pretty good. I'll be getting this reissue for sure. I think it's Brown's masterwork. 1967, with Maarten Altena and Han Bennink. Bennink is a drummer who, for me, a little goes a long way; on this record, however, I think he's perfect. His playing is less tongue-in-cheek.

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Hemphills Dogon AD will be released on the same label in november

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4 hours ago, Pim said:

Hemphills Dogon AD will be released on the same label in november

Why duplicate the Jonathan Horwich release? 

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Out of print? Maybe not that many copies made it to that region?

 

I'd never seen that cover of Porto Novo! My LP is the Arista US issue.

 

 

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42 minutes ago, David Ayers said:

Out of print? Maybe not that many copies made it to that region?

 

I'd never seen that cover of Porto Novo! My LP is the Arista US issue.

 

 

So who "owns" the rights to Dogon A.D.?

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Anyone know where I can find info on this label online? Did a couple of searches and came up with nothing. I'm interested in the Marion Brown (have heard & love it, but don't own it), and seeing that they're reissuing the Hemphill also, I definitely need to see what else they have coming out...

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3 hours ago, jlhoots said:

Why duplicate the Jonathan Horwich release? 

OOP, very expansive used and there for very much wanted by people who do not yet own this music? Someone like me?

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3 minutes ago, Pim said:

OOP, very expansive used and there for very much wanted by people who do not yet own this music? Someone like me?

Hope you get a copy this time.

I plan to buy Porto Novo.

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Muzak also releases Paul Bley "In Haarlem" .... an excellent platter indeed ....

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14 hours ago, soulpope said:

Muzak also releases Paul Bley "In Haarlem" .... an excellent platter indeed ....

 

Although the CD I had of that was in poor sound...

 

I like the cover which I have never seen before!

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4 minutes ago, David Ayers said:

 

Although the CD I had of that was in poor sound...

 

I like the cover which I have never seen before!

The original cover art from the Polydor/Freedom vinyl release ....

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3 minutes ago, soulpope said:

The original cover art from the Polydor/Freedom vinyl release ....

Indeed. Just checking this out on Discogs. I ditched the Da Music CD I had though I wish I hadn't. Also hadn't clocked that the Fontana Blood with Marte Roling sleeve is an entirely different LP. I don't have either of the Bley Fontana's and - well, I'm getting itchy...

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20 hours ago, Pim said:

OOP, very expansive used and there for very much wanted by people who do not yet own this music? Someone like me?

International Phonograph's CD of Dogon A.D. sounds fantastic. If possible, I would try to get a (second hand) copy of that CD or else the vinyl that was released later on.

Jonathan Horwich also did Horace Tapscott Quintet The Giant Is Awakened. That was recently reissued in Japan by Solid Records. I managed to download a FLAC rip of that Japanese CD and the difference in sound quality between these two reissues is not trivial. Basically, the Japanese CD sounds like shit in comparison. I bought just one of these Flying Dutchman reissues on CD, Oliver Nelson's Black, Brown and Beautiful, and now can't help but think it could have sounded better as well.

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22 hours ago, T.D. said:

Me too.

BTW, Dusty Groove maintains a good source of info on upcoming releases (incl. both of the aforementioned): https://www.dustygroove.com/coming-soon/jazz

 

Should have thought to check Dusty Groove, of course! Thanks. 

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3 hours ago, erwbol said:

International Phonograph's CD of Dogon A.D. sounds fantastic. If possible, I would try to get a (second hand) copy of that CD or else the vinyl that was released later on.

Jonathan Horwich also did Horace Tapscott Quintet The Giant Is Awakened. That was recently reissued in Japan by Solid Records. I managed to download a FLAC rip of that Japanese CD and the difference in sound quality between these two reissues is not trivial. Basically, the Japanese CD sounds like shit in comparison. I bought just one of these Flying Dutchman reissues on CD, Oliver Nelson's Black, Brown and Beautiful, and now can't help but think it could have sounded better as well.

I agree with all of that. Jonathan did a great job on all of his issues. Too bad he seems to be done!!!

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On 10/7/2019 at 0:31 PM, jlhoots said:

So who "owns" the rights to Dogon A.D.?

DA Music/Alan Bates. I assume it was just licensed to International Phonograph, and that license probably expired. 

I have the original Polydor issue of the Marion Brown, with a handsome gatefold cover, and it is indeed a wonderful, special session.

I have the Polydor pressing of Paul Bley "In Haarlem" as well and it sounds pretty good. 

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November 22, 2019:

• Marion Brown: Porto Novo (original UK cover)

• Paul Bley: In Haarlem

• Gato Barbieri & Dollar Brand: Hamba Khale!

 

December 11, 2019

• Julius Hemphill: Dogon AD (original MBARI cover)

• Human Arts Ensemble: Under the Sun (original pink Universal Justice Records cover)

• Oliver Lake: NTU - Point From Which Creation Begins (Arista cover)

 

All in mini-LP format on the Taiwanese MUZAK label. Some information hereHamba Khale has been slotted for reissue many, many times. I hope this Muzak edition becomes a reality. Killer album. I also hope the original Togetherness cover gets used:

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17 hours ago, Late said:

November 22, 2019:

• Marion Brown: Porto Novo (original UK cover)

• Paul Bley: In Haarlem

• Gato Barbieri & Dollar Brand: Hamba Khale!

 

December 11, 2019

• Julius Hemphill: Dogon AD (original MBARI cover)

• Human Arts Ensemble: Under the Sun (original pink Universal Justice Records cover)

• Oliver Lake: NTU - Point From Which Creation Begins (Arista cover)

These will be reissues that last only for a small handful of months on the Japanese market. I wish Ric Colbeck's The Sun Is Coming Up would have been included in the list. It was at one time (a few years ago) and then was cancelled. That, and Marion Brown's Le Temps Fou (also cancelled). I've pre-ordered the Brown and Barbieri/Brand from CD Japan, who have them up on their site. 

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3 minutes ago, erwbol said:

Would Paul Bley Live in Haarlem be a good first Paul Bley album to buy?

I'd start with other albums first. The Haarlem tracks are relatively long, but Bley's playing is always full of surprise. I'd suggest:

1. Closer (ESP) — for me, the perfect "start here" with Bley; if you like it, you'll want to keep going; also, for ESP, it's well-recorded

2. Footloose (Savoy) — chronologically before the ESP session, but excellent playing; the original recording doesn't sound that great; try to find the "complete" sessions as the original LP left off quite a few tracks

3. With Gary Peacock (ECM) — this album doesn't sound like an "ECM" album; great playing, and Bley has already solidly established his sound

If those three records resonate with you, then there's a ton more to explore. His earlier (1954?) record for Mercury is quite good.

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Thanks! I had just removed the post you replied to. I figured there would be better choices. I'll look into the albums you recommend.

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On 11/14/2019 at 2:52 PM, Late said:

Hamba Khale has been slotted for reissue many, many times. I hope this Muzak edition becomes a reality. Killer album. I also hope the original Togetherness cover gets used:

It appears that the original cover is being used.

A description of Hamba Khale! from Our Friends: " ... dark and angular, but also filled with small flowers of hope, flowering in the spontaneous presence of these two great minds ... "

It's nice to have records filled with small flowers. :huh:

 

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5 hours ago, Late said:

It's nice to have records filled with small flowers. :huh:

Better that than stems and seeds! #prestige2400series

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Dusty Groove e-mailed me announcing they have Porto Novo in stock.

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