John L

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  1. Mingus live after "Changes 1/2" (1976,77)

    Yes, it was exactly that band.
  2. Mingus live after "Changes 1/2" (1976,77)

    I was just getting seriously interested in jazz in 1976 and went to the Berkeley Jazz Festival for the first time. That was the only time I ever saw Mingus and I cherish the memory. Rahsaan Roland Kirk led the bill. Too bad there was no reunion.
  3. Summer of Soul on Hulu

    Absolutely. Mavis has often recalled this moment as one of the highlights of her career. But it was always thought that no soundbite exists, let alone video, let alone color film produced with great artistic taste. It lives up to Marvis' hype and more. The whole film is nothing short of amazing.
  4. Dexter Gordon - Willisau 1978

    Yes, I also love Cables with Dex. It recalls all those beautiful nights in the Keystone Korner in the late 70s.
  5. Bill Evans - Behind The Dikes

    Thank you very much for that info! It is pretty much what I expected, but there are some tracks here that would seem not to have been circulating. The sound is probably also better.
  6. Harold Land - Westward Bound!

    Sounds very good!
  7. Ornette

    The Lord discography doesn't include many of the known live dates. We need a good comprehensive Ornette discography. Ornette was rumored to have been holding quite a lot of unreleased music privately. Maybe someday his family will let us hear some of it?
  8. Bill Evans - Behind The Dikes

    Oh, that's good. Thanks. I don't even have a turntable any more.
  9. Side A: 1. YOU’RE GONNA HEAR FROM ME 2. EMILY 3. STELLA BY STARLIGHT 4. TURN OUT THE STARS Side B: 1. WALTZ FOR DEBBY 2. ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT 3. I LET A SONG GO OUT OF MY HEART Side C: 1. ALFIE 2. BEAUTIFUL LOVE 3. MY FUNNY VALENTINE Side D: 1. SPARTACUS’ LOVE THEME 2. ONE FOR HELEN 3. QUIET NOW 4. SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME Side E: 1. VERY EARLY 2. A SLEEPIN’ BEE 3. TURN OUT THE STARS #2 4. AUTUMN LEAVES Side F: 1. QUIET NOW #2 2. NARDIS 3. GRANADOS 4. PAVANE This is an LP-only July release coming from Anagram Music of recordings made by the Bill Evans trio in Holland in 1969. Does anyone have detailed discographical information? It looks like some of the tracks might be from the Hilversum Varna Studios session from March 26th that has circulated for a number of years. The track listing on sides E and F look like it could include some of the November 28 Amsterdam concert that has been released on a number of labels as "Quiet Now." But there are some things here that I certainly have never seen before, including "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart," certainly not a track in Evans' usual repertoire.
  10. Wow! That is an incredible film! ...and Jaki playing all that piano in the beginning with a lit cigarette between his fingers.
  11. 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.
  12. Bob Koester RIP

    Very sad. RIP
  13. 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.
  14. 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