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  1. What music did you buy today?

    Same here! I just got a great bargain on this set a few weeks ago from the former US distributor of Oehms (Naxos of America has now taken on that role ), which was blowing out its entire Oehms stock at deep discounts. Great! I'm really looking forward to getting it. The email came this morning to say it had been dispatched. You may have already seen this, but here is one of the glowing reviews of the set (when it was issued on Arte Nova, prior to Oehms reissuing it): http://www.classicstoday.com/review.asp?ReviewNum=3448 and a follow-up on the Oehms reissue: http://www.classicstoday.com/review.asp?ReviewNum=7457 By the way, as the second review mentions, there is no listing of individual tracks and timings in the booklet that comes with the box, so I just printed it off of this page and stuck it in the box! BMG has a Haitink/Concertgebouw Bruckner set on Phillips - 9 cd's for $29 - anybody heard this or have an opinion of it? Worth picking up?
  2. RIP Ron Asheton

    I say oh my ana a boo-hoo. I was at Michigan State from '70 - '71, and you heard the Stooges coming out of all the dorm rooms at Abbot Hall (along with a certain odor). The Stooges were gods.
  3. Pat Martino - EL HOMBRE

    The first Pat album I got was The Visit - really liked it. Also had Baiyina, an eastern flavored album based on the Qu'ran, and. of course, Live. I saw Pat at Buffalo State University in the eary '70's, and have always enjoyed his playing.
  4. I was at that concert, too - it was the opening night at Artpark. There was an older couple in front of us that were apparently expecting Miles to come out in a suit and play "My Funny Valentine" - when Miles started up with the wahwah trumpet in the first number, the man turned to his wife and said "This is worse than Weather Report" and they left. I also saw Return to Forever at Aertpark - it was supposed to be a double bill with Weather Report, but they ddin't make it, so Chick and the boys played 2 sets.
  5. What music did you buy today?

    Charlie Haden/Rambling Boy & Paul Motian/Bill Frisell/Joe Lovano/Time and Time Again.