corto maltese

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  1. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Splendid choice. One of those gorgeous hand-painted covers?
  2. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Nah, here's the cover of another French issue (7" ep):
  3. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    It's very similar to the cover of Ray Charles's "Yes Indeed!" album, isn't it?
  4. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    That's my understanding too. The Seeds label original (with a slightly different cover design) is quite rare. I guess there were more records pressed than covers made, because you can find (vintage) copies with a Seeds label in an Earthforms cover. Discogs now lists 2018 "exact repro editions" of the Earthforms ànd the Seeds issue, both supposedly limited to 300 copies. The rather strange world of bootlegging... Anyway, it's a beautiful album.
  5. 21 CD box of Art Ensemble of Chicago on ECM

    I beg to differ. For me, none of their ECM's comes even close to their 60's work. Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy vs "Numbers1 & 2"? "The Third Decade" vs "People In Sorrow"? Not in the same league, really. That said, I understand the excitement. The box includes a lot of very good to excellent music and seems great value. But I would love to see the same deluxe box treatment for their complete 1969-1971 European recordings.
  6. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    I'm pretty sure the bassist on "Whirling Dervish" is indeed Kent Carter. I love Anima. Not only the music, but the whole "concept". Limpe Fuchs is in her late 70's now, but still going strong.
  7. BFT 174--access and discussion

    OK, I'll go for a full ID on track #6 then: Ted Nash's "Sidewalk Meeting", with the spectacular trombone of Wycliffe Gordon. Nicely done, reminds me a bit of that Louis Armstrong tribute by Thomas Heberer and Dieter Manderscheid.
  8. BFT 174--access and discussion

    I think the guitarist-leader on the track with Frisell (#13) is Jim Hall. I know they have recorded together a couple of times.
  9. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Congratulations. But the hunt goes on for an affordable copy of the Pathé original . Discogs lists an incredible total of 10 (ten!) pressing variations of the Nessa. I wonder if this was such a big seller.
  10. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    There are a couple of Art Ensemble sessions for the America label that were reissued on Prestige. Actually, "America" was the jazz label of the French Musidisc company (distributor of Fantasy/Prestige in France), so it would have been more like a two way traffic in the 1970's.
  11. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Intrigued by this post, I spent a small fortune (for a CD, that is) and bought a copy. It sounds awesome, so thank you for pointing me there. Quite coincidentally, the next CD I played (another recent purchase: the 2017 Emanem reissue of Spontaneous Music Ensemble's "Karyobin") was also a revelation, soundwise. Although completely different (Karyobin is not a flat transfer, but a remix and remastering from the original tapes), both CD's put to shame 99 out of 100 CD reissues I ever heard.
  12. BFT 174--access and discussion

    Other members did the hard work for me, but track 4 is "Lifetime" from Randy Weston's "With These Hands" album with Cecil Payne. Nice track. As for track 2, the Dylan clue made it very easy to identify Michael Moore's Jewels and Binoculars trio (with Lindsay Horner and Michael Vatcher). That was a full-time Dylan cover band (and a very good one too). I listened to track 3 for Kenny Wheeler, but would have like it a lot more without the guitar and the organ. Google helped me out here: it's "Speak Easy" from John Abercrombie's "Open Land" album.
  13. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    My copy of the reissue has also arrived. It seems they made only 150 copies of this one (it's numbered). It's a pity, really; because this music deserves a new and wider audience. I haven't found time yet to compare the sound with the original (kickstarter updates mentioned problems with test pressings), but the looks and the feel of this reissue are okay.
  14. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    For me, it didn't work. This kind of fusion project (backed by a big budget festival) is rarely, if ever, more than the sum of its parts, particularly on record. But I'm probably biased and I'd also like to hear Paul's opinion. Anyway, it might be useful to know that the original LP is still available (Cam Jazz).
  15. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    I always wondered if the man pictured isn't Francis Haynes. That would be kinda funny for an album called "Beaver is my name".
  16. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Give me this kind of thing any day. Above almost any other kind of thing. His Savoy album ("The Marzette Watts Ensemble") is equally great, but unfortunately very hard to find and still not reissued. How about a deluxe Now-Again-Reserve edition with an extra LP of unreleased music, Clifford?
  17. John "Jabo" Starks, RIP

    "Now tell you what I want you to do Now when I say hit it I want you to hit it You hear me, Jabo But when I say quit it I want you to quit it You ready, hit it, hit it Quit it Well, it looks like you Got a bad night tonight But you gonna be mellow I know you're all right Have another, nah, be cool All right, you ready Now hit it, come on Quit it Bud got tired and quit on us All right, you still got the groove You still got the groove Bring it up, bring it up, come on Bring it up, bring it up now Bring it up Antoinette Can you cut the thing down Fade me on outta here Cause I got to leave anyway Fade it on out, I'm gone" James Brown "Get It Together" (1968)
  18. BFT 169 Discussion Thread: Enjoyable and Zorn Free

    OK, I should have recognized track 4 immediately... It's Mulatu Astatke! "Tezetaye Anchi Lidge" from his wonderful "Ethio Jazz" album. Top choice! Sound quality seems very fine. Is this a CD reissue?
  19. BFT 169 Discussion Thread: Enjoyable and Zorn Free

    I really like track 4 (too bad about the fade-out). Is it Ethiopian by any chance? It could also be a track from one of Jazzman's "Spiritual Jazz" compilations. Track 5: those are Rahsaan Roland Kirk's "Chili Dogs". Here's a link to an entertaining live version of this track ("Echoes Of Primitive Ohio And Chili Dogs"): https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2011/05/rahsaan-roland-kirk-and-the-vibration-society-echoes-of-primitive-ohio-and-chili-dogs.html
  20. BFT 169 Discussion Thread: Enjoyable and Zorn Free

    I think track 2 is Spencer Barefield's "Escape From Bizarro World" from this album:
  21. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    More trivia: the Stockhausen piece that I mentioned in my earlier post ("Treffpunkt" or "Meeting Point") is also on the live album, but this time credited to Mike Zwerin.
  22. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Yes, that box sure looks tempting, especially if those unreleased recordings would be closer to Pärson Sound's more "outside" stuff. Are they?
  23. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    There is a studio recording by the same trio where they perform "Treffpunkt", one of the 15 pieces that constitute Stockhausen's monumental "Aus den sieben Tagen". Mike Zwerin really has a rather interesting CV.
  24. October Revolution in Jazz 1964... Any recordings?

    That concert by the Free Form Improvisation Ensemble has been released under Burton Greene's name.
  25. Greatest LPs to never make it to CD

    You can order the label listings alphabetically by "format".