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  1. Thanks for posting this. It will be interesting to see if this project comes to pass and what's on it. I could see them issuing the Decca and Urania material plus "Tricotism" though the latter has been available on cd. The big question is all the French stuff. The "Jazz in Paris" series has issued a fair amount of Lucky's Paris sessions both as leader and with various other people, but I don't think that series has issued the sessions recorded for "Swing." But I think all this would be too big for a Select, wouldn't it? greg mo The Decca and ABC material are both owned by Verve, I believe, so some combination along those lines could be possible. Whatever the case, a Lucky Thompson Select would be great.
  2. Here's a discography that includes the 50s. I assume it's accurate. lucky disco
  3. I love this album too. I have a CD from the European Atlantic Masters series, it sounds fine to me.
  4. next up, Tal Farlow, the 1956 session with Eddie Costa and Vinnie Burke. Love how Costa digs in on the lower range of the piano
  5. Byrd/Adams. The 1967 session with Corea, probably my favorite one in this set.
  6. To me, the current BN falls into the same traps that many contemporary labels fall into... the 70 minute recordings (about 30 min too long), too many tribute albums, neglecting working bands that travel and routinely play gigs in favor of signing kids just out of college or big name stars.... I guess those are the things that sell, but they make for mostly boring music.
  7. I'm curious to hear more about the Handy material. I don't have any of it, but listening to the Montery set on Rhapsody--pretty exciting. How does music in the rest of the set compare?
  8. at the beginning of the decade, Ellington New Orleans Suite and Mary Lou Williams (Mary's Mass). Didn't Ellington say MLW was perpetually modern?
  9. 'Prayer for Passive Resistance' from Mingus, Live at Antibes. Booker Ervin stretching out and sure doing some soulful 'praying'.
  10. Just my opinion, but this set bored me, so if you already have a "fair bit of it," that's probably all you need. Well, let me just say that this set is one of my favorite Selects. It grew on me, and I now consider it a great body of work. There is much here that doesn't come out and slap you in the face, but woos you over time. Very interesting new takes on older material, very mellow and swinging playing. The Brookmeyer is a favorite of mine too. The guitar (Jim Hall and Jimmy Raney) mixes really nicely with the valve trombone--like Lon said, a mellow sound (but still swinging)
  11. For those interested, here's the npr link npr Rudresh
  12. I thought that the masters destroyed in the Atlantic fire were mostly limited to alternate takes and unissued material? So the bulk of the Coltrane material should be from original masters? I bought Ole from the European Atlantic Masters series and it sounds very good to me. warnerjazz The Atlantics may have their flaws but in some ways I prefer them to many of the Coltrane Impulse recordings, which rarely sound to me as if they're coming from original masters (compare the Trane reissues to the sound of the BNs also recorded by RVG in the 60s)..the Tranes sound muddy by comparison
  13. A favorite of mine too. I like it better than Miles' version.
  14. I've been really enjoying Dewey Redman's 'The Struggle Continues" the last few months. I'm looking for more dates like that (not necessarily from Redman), but finding it hard to know where to look. I know the inside/out characterization can be kind of hard to pin down, but I'm basically looking for stuff (post-1970--the BN material is obvious) that is similar to recordings I really love (the Redman date, Billy Harper/ Soul of an Angel, Arthur Blythe/Lenox Ave. Breakdown, David Murray Octet/For Trane, Roy Campbell/Akhenaten Suite, Billy Bang/Vietmanm: The Aftermath). Thanks for suggestions
  15. montg

    Teddy Charles

    Teddy Charles has a new recording scheduled for release in February. On Smalls Records. Talk about longevity! Dances With Bulls
  16. Yeah, Freddie had serious chops and a sense of humor... a too rare combination.
  17. It's interesting to wonder what jazz (if any) recorded in the last 5-10 years will be canonized 50 years down the road. It seems like 50 years ago musicians such as Rollins, Miles, Bird, Ellington etc. were already regarded as 'giants' by their contemporaries and their place in an emerging canon was clear enough. (i may be wrong, and I'll defer to those among us who were around in those times). The situation seems a lot different today, for better or worse.
  18. Among many favorites is the 20 minute live version of Red Clay at the end of the reissue of the album. Full of energy and humor, I remember listening to that over and over once on a tiring drive through the Midwest, I needed the charge that comes from live Freddie.
  19. All CDs used/like new. Prices include shipping (first class, domestic only). Paypal preferred. PM if interested. Thanks. SOLDEric Alexander Alexander the Great (High Note) 5SOLD SOLDDavid Binney Bastion of Sanity (Criss Cross) 8 SOLD SOLDEddie Condon Dr Jazz Series v.1 (Storyville) (small sticker residue on case) 7SOLD Tal Farlow This is Tal Farlow (Japanese import 24 bit uccu 9314) 10 SOLDBenny Golson Gone with Golson (OJC limited) SOLD SOLDBilly Hart Quartet (High Note) 6 SOLD SOLD Dave Holland Critical Mass (Sunny Side) 7 SOLD Oliver Lake Big Band Cloth (Passin’ Thru)..small notch in case 5 SOLD George Russell Ezz thetics (OJC 1992 remaster, not keepnews) 4 SOLD
  20. Kinda sad to see bmg go away. I can remember when you couldn't open a magazine without seeing those ads '12 for the price of 1' and the detachable cards that you could send in to get those cds. I remember growing up and my sister getting 8 tracks in the mail each month from Columbia House (ABBA, Supertramp etc), she never remembered to turn in the the card to prevent CH from sending the selection of the month. p.s. If you've accumulated music points you only have until 1/31 to redeem them.
  21. Farlow Mobley Armstrong 50s Decca (this was the second Mosaic I ever ordered, Tea Capitol set was the first...so this is the sentimental choice)
  22. I've begun appreciating KD more and more recently, funny how time has a way of altering our perceptions and opening new ways to hear. Trumpet Tocata is a beautiful record.
  23. Here's an hour long concert recording of MTO for anyone interested npr jazz
  24. I like Jacknife a lot, the opener is a classic to me--the CD has more going for it than early DeJohnette! You may be in for a pleasant surprise
  25. More info on createspace: createspace Createspace:Disc on demand incidentally, the Hutcherson Montreux cd is also cd-r Hutch Live
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