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Roy Brooks - The Free Slave CD reissue

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Just noticed that on their Friday flyer. That Muse LP seems to be getting ridiculous prices these days.

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2 hours ago, felser said:

https://www.jazzmessengers.com/en/90351/roy-brooks/the-free-slave?mc_cid=018b59d7b5&mc_eid=d43870520b

Noticed this in the JazzMessengers newsletter.  Great album.  Don't know anything about the Japanese reissue company (Stone Ash Records).

Oh hell yes!!! Dusty Groove had a used copy of the 32 Jazz reissue for $25 that I ultimately passed on about five years ago.  I'll confess that I haven't bought from Jazz Messengers before, though I know a number of posters here swear by them.  Definitely picking this one up.

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My Muse vinyl cost £5 I think. :)

JazzMessengers are very good to deal with - friendly and with good shipping arrangements.

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More saw. But another tune as well. I'll keep an eye out for it.

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2 hours ago, felser said:

 Don't know anything about the Japanese reissue company (Stone Ash Records).

Looks sketchy as far as "legit" goes...the two "bonus cuts" are from this:

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Has Gordiy Pilhaus moved to Japan?

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Have the 32jazz cd, and haven’t spun it in a very long time. I certainly remember it being good — but not “great” — and maybe not quite “very good” either, come to think of it. But maybe my memory done broke.

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I used to order from Jazz Messengers. Always friendly & helpful. The problem (for me) is that the way they were shipping, our mail delivery person wouldn't leave the package because a signature was required. FWIW, Jazz Messengers was requesting the signature. They'd leave a slip in my (semi-rural, no delivery to the door) mail box. I would then have to drive downtown (20+ mile round trip) & stand in line at the post office to sign for it. Thus, haven't ordered from them since the pandemic began. 

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Bonus tracks I would like to hear are the other cuts that were played at Left Bank and presumably recorded. I wonder who has the complete set of tapes - the Left Bank members (John Fowler) or Barney Fields?

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1 hour ago, jlhoots said:

I used to order from Jazz Messengers. Always friendly & helpful. The problem (for me) is that the way they were shipping, our mail delivery person wouldn't leave the package because a signature was required. 

Same thing here with the signatures, but I live within 2 miles of Post Office so not as much of a problem for me.  Bigger issues are international postage rate increases, which eliminated their free shipping with $90 or whatever order, and the major decrease injazz CD releases I want to buy.  It seems like jazz CD reissue programs have gone the way of the dodo bird except in Japan.

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24 minutes ago, bertrand said:

Bonus tracks I would like to hear are the other cuts that were played at Left Bank and presumably recorded. I wonder who has the complete set of tapes - the Left Bank members (John Fowler) or Barney Fields?

Yeah, but you'd have to have legit rights to the tapes to do that. This one looks totally NOT that to me.

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I might be wrong, but I think it is not from a legit Japanese company even if it has Obi in Japanese.

The design of this one from a Stone Ash Records (of which I've never heard) is dubiously similar to this one from a Dark Purple Records or this one from a Jazz Summit Records.

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It's similar to a lot of these cheapass "reissues" of pretty obviously, uh..."imprecise" origin.

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Well at least it has the original cover, I hated the reimagined artwork 32 Jazz used as well as those strange digipaks.

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43 minutes ago, Harbour said:

Well at least it has the original cover, I hated the reimagined artwork 32 Jazz used as well as those strange digipaks.

Those digipacks always had the feel of East German fabrication circa 1980 to me !

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Nothing wrong with the music obviously, but I'm not sure about this release either...

A year or so ago I ordered Pete LaRoca's 'Turkish Women at the Bath' from CDJapan. The fact it was listed as a Japanese release, with a unique catalogue number (YZMS-1055), and that 'Tokuma Japan Communications' was referred to as 'label/distributor' had me assume that this was a brand new official release of this ultra-rare title. When it reached my doorstep it turned out it was the Fresh Sound (FSR-1631) of which I had been aware, albeit it with an OBI-strip for pseudo-exclusive effect.

Needless to say, I was not too happy with that purchase.

 

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8 hours ago, Harbour said:

Well at least it has the original cover, I hated the reimagined artwork 32 Jazz used as well as those strange digipaks.

+1, especially the Woody Shaw artwork.

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On 1/22/2022 at 9:15 AM, felser said:

+1, especially the Woody Shaw artwork.

Moontrane was about the WORST!

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Has anyone been brave enough to pick this up yet, I’ve seen it on Amazon etc now

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