John L

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  1. Johnny Hodges at Hotel Buckminster, 1952

    This is from the Lord discography. Apparently it was recorded in October 1951 at Hotel Kenmore in Boston. At Buckminster Square : Johnny Hodges And His Orchestra : Emmett Berry (tp) Lawrence Brown (tb) Johnny Hodges (as) Al Sears (ts) Leroy Lovett (p) Lloyd Trotman (b) Joe Marshall (d) 3 Broadcasts, "Hotel Kenmore", Boston, MA, October, 1951 Nothing shaking but the bacon Enigma 1051, Jazz Connoisseur JCC87 [CD] Let's have a little taste Enigma 1051, Jazz Connoisseur JCC87 [CD], Suisa (It)JZCD361 [CD] The Sheik of Araby Enigma 1051, Jazz Connoisseur JCC87 [CD], Suisa (It)JZCD361 [CD] Very well, thank you Enigma 1051, Jazz Connoisseur JCC87 [CD] Coffee time - - Tea for two - - Sophisticated lady - - Things ain't what they used to be - - (Medley - - I cover the waterfront - - Bewitched, bothered and bewildered - - Man with the horn - - Very well, thank you (2nd version) - - Rabbit's jump - - On the sunny side of the street - - The Jeep is jumpin' (*) - - Castle rock - - How high the moon - - Note: (*) This title also on Musica Jazz (It)2MJP1082. All above titles also on Squatty Roo SR-0296 [CD] titled "Johnny Hodges Live At Storyville"; this release gives the recording date as 1952 and the location as Storyville, Hotel Buckminster, Boston.
  2. Bob Koester RIP

    Very sad. RIP
  3. Imaginary Mosaics

    Nice. I would be extremely happy just to get a good transfer to digital of the Okeh recordings. We have the Victor, Vocalion, and Brunswick recordings in fine sound but the old Columbia remastering of the Okeh recordings really sucks in comparison.
  4. Well, Mosaic doesn't seem to want to answer my questions about when my set will ship. They are certainly not as friendly as they used to be. From now on, I may just wait and download their new sets that I want from blog sites. John
  5. On another Pops subject, I recall hearing that a copy of the October 1938 session with Fats Waller, Jack Teagarden, and Bud Freeman was found in pristine sound. Has anybody here heard that, obtained that?
  6. I would say that the Decca Big Band box is the most essential of the four Mosaics. But there is plenty of great material on all of them.
  7. There is only one this year, but 4 in all: (1) Decca All Stars, (2) Decca Big Band, (3) Live Columbia and RCA, and now this (4) Studio Columbia and RCA.
  8. I just ordered it, even though I have everything except the previously unissued alternates. I was thinking that I didn't need it, and I don't. But what the hell. Pops is Pops.
  9. Greatest Jazz Albums of All Time - Ranker

    I just looked at this list for the first time - mostly all harp bop from the 50s and 60s, interestingly enough. For consistency, I would suggest excluding music from the pre-album era as a rule. It is a bit ridiculous to see a few collections of early Armstrong and Ellington turning up toward the end of the list. The selections are quite curious too. Most fans would not choose those as examples of their greatest work.
  10. Mosaic partials ...

    They really improved the sound on some of the other sessions, especially vintage 1942-1944. There is also the newly discovered alt of Honeysuckle Rose on disc 2. I am very happy that I have my box.
  11. Milford Graves RIP

    RIP. His live performances were always memorable.
  12. Malachi Favors - website

    Nice!
  13. RIP Chick Corea

    RIP. By chance, I was just listening to Chick when I heard the news. Very sad.