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Neil Swainson - 49th Parallel

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Yes, I had this one in my car CD player and had forgotten it was there.  I hit play and picked up on the middle of a Woody solo.  Not really thinking too hard about it, I thought to myself "man that guy can play - who is it?"  I smiled when I realized who it was.  Nice CD.

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2 hours ago, EKE BBB said:

There’s “Imagination” on Muse from a few months later, right?

The Swainson was May 1987, Imagination was in June 1987. There may even have been a session after, will look into it.

Who is the composer of Labyrinth?

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24 minutes ago, bertrand said:

Who is the composer of Labyrinth?

Most likely Neil Swainson - as the album was intended to feature his compositions.

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3 hours ago, EKE BBB said:

There’s “Imagination” on Muse from a few months later, right?

This screwy looking URL is the actual direct address of the real (official) Woody Shaw discography, from the legit Woody Shaw website.

http://50.62.230.18/discography/

There are a few things (5 total, iirc) after the Swainson session. 2-3 studio, and 2-3 live. (On my phone, or I could more easily cite them.)

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That used to be a great commented discography (on WNUR?) until Woody III took over, deleted the comments and stopped updating it

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Is it on the Wayback-Machine site, by any chance?

I do kinda vaguely remember the comments as being interesting, and often pretty helpful (particularly with obscure entries, or at least stuff I hadn’t yet heard back then).

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On 31.8.2020 at 11:41 PM, Ken Dryden said:

I had Neil Swainson autograph my US CD of 49th Parallel when we saw him with George Shearing. He immediately quipped the old comeback, "Oh, so you're the one who bought it!"

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8 hours ago, Rooster_Ties said:

Is it on the Wayback-Machine site, by any chance?

I do kinda vaguely remember the comments as being interesting, and often pretty helpful (particularly with obscure entries, or at least stuff I hadn’t yet heard back then).

yes, indeed, it's here

remarkably enough, in that version of the discography, the following was noted that about 49th Parallel: " A good release. The liner notes claim this is Woody's final studio recording date, but it cannot be unless the credits are misprinted." but this type of detail was deleted when the discography became "official"

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