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  1. Pimuins Guide to Mal Waldron Records

    The Soul Eyes set is outstanding , no idea why this has seen such limited availability even in Japan. PIm, I've said it before but it bears repeating , thank you for this. It's a really great piece of work you have done.
  2. Sorry hear of the issues with your copy. I ordered an LP edition before I saw the comments above regarding sound quality. It was there with some trepidation that I listened to the LP when it arrived yesterday. I find the sound pretty decent with a good balance. Perhaps there's a difference between the sound of the different formats. Pope's sax sound is a little grating but that's more about him than the recording itself. He sounds a touch like Jackie McLean - ie a bit flat or off pitch. (I'm no musician so don't shoot me, if I'm using the wrong terms here). So I was pleasantly surprised. I don't think it's some rediscovered masterpiece but interesting to hear nonetheless.
  3. I'm only missing 4 alternate takes so naturally I ordered it. Joe Henderson's BN sessions with Kenny D are amongst my favourite sessions . I've all of the titles on CD and LP ( a real mixture of McMasters, Music Matters, NY monos etc) . Pretty much the same situation and thinking lay behind me getting the recent Mobley set and I didn't regret getting it for one minute.
  4. I wonder if they're sticking to CD releases because of licensing and general hassle related to put stuff out on vinyl. I'm comfortable with either LPs or CDs as long as they're done right. I cannot stand overpriced LPs which are anything but audiophile.
  5. Pharoah Sanders, Floating Point and the LSO

    I'm impressed by the album. Meditative music for uncertain times.
  6. Blakey 1965 - The New Jazz Men - Vinyl Only

    I'm hoping they next move on to Eric Dolphy and release authorised editions of his June 1964 Parisian radio sessions. The sound on the probably unauthorised West Wind edition is nothing like as good as the recent issues (of other material) on Sam.
  7. This is a lovely album , I've got it on a UK Brunswick LP.
  8. British jazz reissues

    Is anything known about the JiB vinyl ? I ask as my only vinyl from them to date (Group Sounds Four and Five) was less than perfect in terms of pressing. Nothing horrific but just a few more clicks than I generally get from recent vinyl issues. The sonic fidelity of their source tapes vary of course but it'd be good to hear of anyone else's experience with their vinyl editions. The CDs i've bought have been faultless.
  9. I'm certain that Open Sesame CD issue was my introduction to Tina. Jazz was all pretty new to me around then in the late 80's. Although I liked what I heard it's really the passing of the years that has solidified my interest in his music. I simply haven't got bored listening to Tina Brooks in the way that others have out stayed their welcome in my collection..
  10. my copy arrived yesterday , hoping to get the chance to play it today.
  11. Harold Land - Westward Bound!

    oh yes, me too...
  12. Pimuins Guide to Mal Waldron Records

    Yesterday I received Volume 1 of " Utopia", i can see why you rate it so highly...Because of mix up by the seller i was earlier sent The Git Go in error but allowed to keep. So two very nice Waldron discs for the price of one.
  13. Pimuins Guide to Mal Waldron Records

    this last couple of weeks I've been playing Mal pretty much non stop. Along the way picking up a few items the most outstanding of which is the Super Quartet at Sweet Basil. Quite rightly you give it 5 stars. This is a great service you're doing. A book surely beckons...
  14. Freddie Redd (1928-2021)

    I'd ignored Redd's Blues because of poor reviews around the time the CD was released. I've been giving the session a listen and whilst it's clearly not a top drawer BN it still has plenty of interest. Jackie and Tina and what must have been a rare BN appearance by Benny Bailey. So its a bit like Lee Morgan's The Rajah , easy to see why it wasn't released at the time but well worth its belated release. It lacks the urgency of The Connection which is a favourite of mine but I'm happy i picked it up (cheaply!)
  15. New previously unissued Horace Tapscott

    Likewise, I paid up in November with Soundohm. They have been very reassuring that all pre-ordered copies will get delivered- eventually !