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  1. Tonight in Paris: Mai Sugimoto (as), Raymond Boni (g), Paul Rogers (b), Anton Hatwich (b) Part of the Bridge project. Percussionnist Camille Emaille as first part.
  2. Benny Goodman - Yale archives vol.1 Jackie McLean quintet feat. René McLean - Dynasty
  3. Got the digital versions of all three on Bandcamp yesterday and listened to Solos. Excellent!
  4. Abdullah Ibrahim, tomorrow at Jazz à la Villette in Paris.
  5. Yes, in the Latin quarter (and I believe in the suburbs too), really nice store.
  6. Interesting, thanks! Also good to see more labels looking into INA recordings.
  7. In the basque region right now (where paternal side is from). Cooking, swimming, occasional hikes, tapas, etc. The local Ravel festival this year celebrates Xenakis' 100th, so will be seeing a concert.
  8. Thank you, I do have access to a University library and hadn't thought of trying to borrow it through this type of inter-city book exchange program.
  9. After 5-6 years without an electric, got a latter period Jacobacci strat model with Schaller pickups (SSH configuration) and a Fender Champ 12 tube amp (red knob) to work again. Very happy with this.
  10. Stopping Time, Paul Bley's autobiography with David Lee is hard to find, at least in Europe. Would really enjoy reading it, if ever anyone has tips to find a copy.
  11. Thank you Pim for the very interesting selection! Two that I have listened to in recent months (one on Bandcamp, the other borrowed on CD from local library) and should have thought about are the Khan Jamal and Vijay Iyer. The Iyer trio seems especially obvious now in hindsight. Many other albums that I have never heard and will listen to during the summer, thanks again!
  12. Same here, Barcelona to Paris. On CD1, great sound, and already impressive variety. Thick booklet with interesting pictures.
  13. Got it from jazz messengers, should be arriving today or tomorrow!
  14. OliverM


    Have to listen some more (and will gladly!).
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    Hi, enjoyed listening to the selection. Baker/ Twardzik: great partnership. I've heard number 8, searching for it. Track 11 is japanese traditional "Sakura", haven't heard this Mal album.
  16. Hermeto Pascoal sextet at New Morning in Paris, phenomenal!
  17. Also treasure this one, and was wondering how much it was appreciated.
  18. That Select is really great, I'm happy I found a copy about a year ago. I like the fact that the original covers of the albums can also be seen in the notes, if I remember well. Right now listening to Zeitlin's 2010 solo concert record, Precipice. Interesting comment on the bonus tracks, will listen to the set with that in mind.
  19. Sam Records just opened a store in Paris, in the district where I live. Nice people and place. Will be looking into this record.
  20. Pim, I (maybe also like you?) find omicron's arrival discouraging, but knowledge has progressed, the vaccines have exposed our immune systems to the virus, and that should help us. We might still get contaminated but the probability that it is severe is smaller. The virus' evolution has been very unlucky for us while scientists' ability to make vaccines has been impressive. I don't think we should judge the vaccines on the virus' mutations (those were out of the picture at the time). There aren't many "easy", obvious policies to be made in the face of this virus, which has now become extremely difficult to contain with delta and omicron.
  21. Pim, good luck with the lockdown. Vaccination, including boosters still seems like the best that can be done to prevent from serious illness. The policy evolution you mention is the same that's happening in France, and there are already 11 mandatory vaccines here, so I find it perfectly ok.
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