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Strata Records / Deep Jazz Reality cd reissues

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Some of the Strata records reissues that came out as vinyl only releases on 180 Proof a couple of years back are getting cd issues in Japan next month

Sphere - Inside Ourselves

Contemporary Jazz Quintet - Black Hole

Maulawi - Oruntunds

Along with Kenny Cox & Lyman Woodward 

https://merurido.jp/topic.php?srcbnr=56504

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Wow. Thanks for the link. Anyone ordered from them before? 

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Dusty Groove has CJQ: Location on CD for $9.99. I bought a copy.

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50 minutes ago, Dub Modal said:

Wow. Thanks for the link. Anyone ordered from them before? 

you can't order from that specific site from outside Japan, its a good reference site for news though.

All those cds will be easily available on cd japan, ebay, amazon.jp next month am sure

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1 hour ago, jlhoots said:

CJQ: Location on CD for $9.99

This is an excellent album. Recommended. Dusty Groove stocks it often.

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8 hours ago, Late said:

This is an excellent album. Recommended. Dusty Groove stocks it often.

Seconded 

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Anyone familiar with these three titles and able to describe them more objectively than the usual Dusty Groove language?  I'm likely in on all three on CD, as the label is of great interest to me, but would like to know more if possible.  The Cox and the Woodard came out on BBE CD a couple years ago, and I picked them up then.

Sphere - Inside Ourselves

Contemporary Jazz Quintet - Black Hole

Maulawi - Oruntunds

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18 minutes ago, felser said:

Anyone familiar with these three titles and able to describe them more objectively than the usual Dusty Groove language?  I'm likely in on all three on CD, as the label is of great interest to me, but would like to know more if possible.  The Cox and the Woodard came out on BBE CD a couple years ago, and I picked them up then.

Sphere - Inside Ourselves

Contemporary Jazz Quintet - Black Hole

Maulawi - Oruntunds

All are on YouTube for you to make your own opinion:)

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Listened to the Kenny Cox album today. Once I got settled in it was really enjoyable. Flows nicely with Hammond’s Reflection in the Sea of Nurnen 

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I have Location, which is good -- how are these archival releases? I had them pegged as more "jazz-funk" but maybe that is inaccurate.

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Not all together wrong on that. Outside of that CJQ album I’d say overall less jazz, more r&b funk esp if compared to Strata East. Also have that 70s spiritual jazz flavor in there. I’ve found a lot to enjoy from these. I think they track close to that Ranelin/Tribe vibe. 

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Right, yeah the Stratas I own are Location, the Bert Myrick, and Sphere. All of those I enjoy but they're all less on the funky side of things. 

Very little Tribe is in my bag. I'll probably pass on these but I guess it's good that they exist!

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y'all heard that Larry Nozero side? If you're into "interesting combination of ingredients", that's one to know. That's not as much a "recommendation" as it is an "awareness update".

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Time? I have heard it. Wasn't for me but it's certainly for others.

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yep, kinda how i felt about it, although it was interesting to me that he was in that circle and made that record on that label.

the "jazz-funk" thing, especially during that time...some people were really aiming at "the people"...we had a lot of that going on here. And then there were the people who, that was all they could play. But they played it well, so it was all good. And then, still others who were intentionally "dumbing down (BOO!!!! to them!!!!).

I do like to figure out "intent", though, just for grins, if for no other reason than I like to have at least semi-informed reflexes. :g

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Ha, listening now. This is that r&b funk flavor I mentioned. That “Tony” track - c’mon! Not quite smooth bc it’s got edges but there’s no focus on changes like I heard in that Myrick record. 

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Nozero seemed like he could play a fair amount of different things to me -- I guess I expected more of a modern/modal post-Coltrane thing (in a different bag) from him and when I  heard that album I felt it swung too far in the commercial direction for my tastes. Then again, in its original form it is pretty damn rare for a commercial record!

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Listening to these, that Kenny Cox might be my favorite of the bunch. 

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