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  1. That's the one I've been waiting for, thanks! Pre-ordering right now, price is no object!
  2. MPS reissues

    I hope that future rounds will concentrate more on titles that have not already seen CD reissue in the past. Especially long for the two below.
  3. CD length

    Agreed, for all those years and albums, only "Beggar's Banquet" through "Exile on Main Street" hold up for me. But lots of great singles before (and during) that time.
  4. CD length

    So I thought that CD's only could hold 80 minutes worth of content. The new Archie Shepp twofer on Impulse! shows as running 81:14. Can that be?
  5. Apologies if this was mentioned elsewhere. No Business is an interesting and trustworthy reissue label. Jazzmessengers.com shows some intriguing new issues on the label of 1970's live concerts by Sam Rivers https://www.jazzmessengers.com/en/82161/sam-rivers/emanation-w-cecil-mcbee?mc_cid=adefaf5c52&mc_eid=d43870520b https://www.jazzmessengers.com/en/83230/sam-rivers/archie-series-vol-3-ricochet?mc_cid=adefaf5c52&mc_eid=d43870520b
  6. CD length

    Side 2 over 33 minutes:
  7. What Are You Watching

  8. 2LP Art Blakey - Chipping In (red vinyl)

    I saw that version of the Messengers at Penn's Landing ca. 1989-1990 (Davis on trombone, both Barlow and Jackson on tenors), and it was nice enough, nothing transcendent. Same thing with the album. Brian Lynch was the star of the live show by a mile.
  9. Raul de Souza, R.I.P.

    I also think of (and like and own) that album, plus his work with Flora Purim on Milestone.
  10. Any thoughts on this one? I bought a cheap remainder copy of it years ago, but it sits on my selves unread:
  11. Mingus at Carnegie Hall, Deluxe Edition

    Speaks highly of Knepper as a man.
  12. Charles Lloyd Columbia 45 (Beatles Cover)

    Also a totally unambitious, uninspiring Beatles tune to select. Something like "Every Little Thing" or "I'll Follow The Sun" would have held a lot more potential.
  13. Billy Harper scare.

    Even if his playing days are over, I hope he is well enough to continue a fulfilling life. He has much to offer even beyond his magnificent performing.
  14. Chick Corea Japanese reissue series

    That was a bonus cut on the Song of Singing CD issue. The new mastering on these CD's sounds great to me!
  15. Billy Harper scare.

    Thankful for the news!
  16. Billy Harper scare.

    Lifting up prayers now, please keep us informed of any updates. Harper is 78, but still a musical giant with a glorious personal presence.
  17. So I got laid off from my job as a System Architect today after 40 years between the three companies (two buyouts). I'm 66 (my wife is also Medicare/Social Security eligible) and got a very good severance package, so we're OK. But not sure what's next (probably still want to work for awhile, but not necessarily in an IT pressure cooker), and it will be strange to not "go to work" after 45 years of full-time work since college. Any advice on how to best approach this new world?
  18. Joni Mitchell and the growing canon of "new standards"

    Lots of good jazz covers from the great Innervisions album.
  19. Thanks. Both are sitting on some gems.
  20. Where is the Cobblestone/Muse catalog? Languishing with Denon? So much that could be done with it.
  21. Laid off today - now what?

    For me, it would be limited-duration contract work in IT (I have 40+ years solid experience), through an agency which does those placements. A few have contacted me already. Good thoughts, thanks. Will look into unemployment and file as soon as I am officially off the books.. I registered for Medicare A at 65, had not registered for Social Security since I was not going to draw on it (and still won't for a good while). A well-qualified fellow board member has volunteered to give me a crash course on Medicare B and the other Medicares, which I need. Have always done a good bit of volunteering, which I will continue and even increase, and I am also helping raise my 3-year-old grandson, who lives with us, which takes a huge chunk of time/energy already. I do have a lot of books/music I'd love to get to, and a lot of work around the house which has gone neglected for years. And a wife who I love and look forward to spending more time with. Keeping myself occupied has never been an issue for me, I never get bored. I expect that not many of us in the Organissimo community do - there's always an old pleasure or a new discovery right around the corner.
  22. Laid off today - now what?

    You start a conversation you can't even finish it You're talking a lot, but you're not saying anything When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed Say something once, why say it again? Psycho Killer Qu'est-ce que c'est Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-far better Run, run, run, run, run, run, run away oh, oh, oh
  23. Laid off today - now what?

    Thanks everyone. Consulting looks like a possible winner, I'm sorting it out. I get transition counseling as part of the severance package, and plan to take them up on that. I have a 401K with them (no pension), and will have it rolled over into my IRA to avoid taxation, or may just leave it with them (Fidelity managed) if that is an option. I meet with our financial advisor next Thursday. Yes, very uncool that no one talked through it with me, but I am just callingHR hotline with questions, and will get it sorted out. I have a lot to be thankful for in the situation, luxuries (such as the severance package, etc.) so many lack.