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Mark Stryker

Bud Powell Roost sessions

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What is the best sounding option for Bud’s Roost material? I have the Blue Note box from the mid ‘90s that includes the Roost stuff, but I’d like to sell it because I have all the BN material on LP or later CDs that trump the sound of the box. But that would leave me without the essential early Roost session.

So, options?

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The disc in the BN box is pitch corrected, the earlier edition was not.

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15 minutes ago, Chuck Nessa said:

The disc in the BN box is pitch corrected, the earlier edition was not.

Ooh -- good info! Thanks. I guess I'll stay the course.

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Has the Roost material had a more recent reissue on Japanese CD that was also pitch-corrected?  I can't recall right now for sure--perhaps Lon or some other board members might be able to weigh in, but I have a faint recollection of somebody mentioning such a release here.  And yeah, definitely an essential session!

EDIT:  this Discogs entry lists some relatively recent (in the grand scheme of things) CD reissues from Japan.  But I can't vouch for what they sound like or whether or not they've been pitch-corrected.  

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In 2012, I compared the timings of the various reissues of the Roost material:

http://www.organissimo.org/forum/index.php?/topic/72210-bud-powell-early-recordings-as-a-leader/&do=findComment&comment=1244797

Specifically, the correct timings are charted here (the "Roulette" column is the earlier edition with incorrect pitch): http://www.organissimo.org/forum/uploads/monthly_12_2012/post-850-0-90230300-1355239762.jpg

This entire thread is worth reading: http://www.organissimo.org/forum/index.php?/topic/55968-early-bud-powell/&page=1

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For the sake of clarity, the topic should delete the word "Royal".

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13 hours ago, mjzee said:

In 2012, I compared the timings of the various reissues of the Roost material:

http://www.organissimo.org/forum/index.php?/topic/72210-bud-powell-early-recordings-as-a-leader/&do=findComment&comment=1244797

Specifically, the correct timings are charted here (the "Roulette" column is the earlier edition with incorrect pitch): http://www.organissimo.org/forum/uploads/monthly_12_2012/post-850-0-90230300-1355239762.jpg

This entire thread is worth reading: http://www.organissimo.org/forum/index.php?/topic/55968-early-bud-powell/&page=1

Thanks for the additional context. 

12 hours ago, Chuck Nessa said:

For the sake of clarity, the topic should delete the word "Royal".

Done.

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It´s strange there´s so little information about those two sessions 1947 and 1953. And for my confusion, I think Peter Pullman claimed that the 1947 session actually was recorded in 1949. And I don´t know whether the 1953 material was recorded before or after the BN Glass Enclosure.....

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