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  1. If we're going to take a more comprehemsive look at Berkshire here, in addition to the Andorrans (RESIST!), there are also some fine Music and Arts label issues.
  2. Sorry. My bad. I'd been debating about wether to post a link to the site or to include a product list in the posting itself. In the end, I...blew it. Thanks Bill Barton.
  3. I don't work for Berkshire or Leo. I just found myself a few bargains on these recent re-stocks and additions. Thought I'd share. 1. Gies, Joachim: Whispering Blue; Under the Surface I; Under the Surface II; From Afar I; From Afar II; From Afar III; From Afar IV; In the Deep; The Hill Upon We Wander; Galeforce; Backwards; Soundwaves. (Joachim Gies, solo saxophones. Rec. 5/2000) Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 074 | BRO Code: 135156 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 2. Petts, David: The Slow Edge; Lost Verticals Through Water; Sequences of Regret; The Sickness of Books; The Journey of Lead; The Strategy of Response; Steeled Design; Furthering Detachment; The Sharpening of Liquid; The Exclusion of Sound; Limits in Movement. Gordon Jenkins, Goodbye. Satie, Priere. (Adrian Northover, saxophones. Louise Petts, vocals, alto saxophone, pocket theremins. David Petts, tenor saxophone, autoharp, Roland synth. Album title: 'The Remote Viewers: Stranded Depots') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 076 | BRO Code: 135155 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 3. Soegaard, Fredrik: 'Multiverse'. (The Soegaard Ensemble. Includes CD-ROM video clip. Total time: 69'42') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 075 | BRO Code: 135154 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 4. Hume, Carolyn and Paul May, 'By Lakes Abandoned': Shipslave; Meld unt Shift; Snare; Stepford Wife; Decompose; Involvement; Messiah; Furreging; Bolt; Waltz for Debris. (Carolyn Hume, keyboards, tenor recorder. Paul May, drums. Duke Garwood, clarinets. Total time: 58'57') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 077 | BRO Code: 135153 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: 5. Hume, Carolyn and Paul May, 'Zero': Pet Moth; Rank Habits; In Praise; Smell the Joy; Black Clouds; Grey Gulls Wheeling; Pontius; Last Dance; Prelude. (Carolyn Hume, keyboards. Paul May, drums. Neil May, doublebass. Duke Garwood, clarinet) Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 066 | BRO Code: 135152 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 6. ' Didier Petit: NOHC On The Road'. ('Music of Each Place' [Avignon, Marseille, Tarbes, Arras, Metz, Montreuil]- Suites 1, 2, & 3. Daunik Lazro, alto & baritone saxophones. Denis Colin, bass clarinet. Michael Nick, violin. Didier Petit, cello & voice) Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Analogue | Code: CD 065 | BRO Code: 135151 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 7. Harvey, Mark: The Seeker; Heartsong; Passages / Psalm IV. (The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra. Rec. 'live'. Total time: 66'38') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 068 | BRO Code: 135150 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 8. ' Sun Ra & His Cosmo Discipline Arkestra': A Night in East Berlin. (Titles: Mystic prophecy; Beyont the wilderness of shadows; Prelude to a kiss; Space is the place / We travel the spaceways; Interstellar low ways; The shadow world; Rocket number nine; My brothers the wind and sun n.9. Rec. 1986-90. Total time: 59'02') Add to cart | Price: $ 5.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Analogue | Code: LR 149 | BRO Code: 135149 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 9. ' Sun Ra & His Arkestra': Love in Outer Space, (Titles: Along came Ra; D.27; Blues Ra; Big John's special; Fate in a pleasant mood; Round midnight; Love in outer space / Space is the place. Rec. 'live', Utrecht, 12/11/83. Total time: 55') Add to cart | Price: $ 5.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Analogue | Code: LR 154 | BRO Code: 135148 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 10. Braxton, 'Composition 96' for 37-Piece Orchestra and Four Slide Projectors [Dedicated to Karlheinz Stockhausen]. (Rec. Seattle, 5/30/81) Add to cart | Price: $ 5.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Analogue | Code: LR 169 | BRO Code: 135147 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 11. ' Sun Ra Arkestra: Friendly Galaxy', (Titles: Intro percussion; Prelude to a kiss; Blue Lou; Lights on a satellite; Alabama; Fate in a pleasant mood; We travel the spaceways; Space is the place; Saturn rings / Friendly Galaxy; Melody / The will come back. Rec. 'live' at Banlieues Bleues, 4/11/91. Total time: 76'43') Add to cart | Price: $ 5.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: LR 188 | BRO Code: 135146 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 12. Braxton, 'Compositons [Duo] 1995' #'s 65, 74B, 72H, 74E, 72A, 72F, 74D + 72E, 74A, 72C, 87, 72A [take 1]. (Anthony Braxton, woodwinds. Brett Larner, koto. Total time: 78'49') Add to cart | Price: $ 5.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: LR 244 | BRO Code: 135145 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 13. Braxton, Composition N.144; Composition N.145. (Ensemble Braxtonia. Rec. Jarvenpaa, Finland, 11/7/88. Total time: 70'21') Add to cart | Price: $ 5.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: LR 233 | BRO Code: 135144 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 14. Braxton, 'Composition N.174' for Ten Percussionists, Slide Projections, Constructed Environment and Tape. (Arizona State University Percussion Ensemble/ J.B. Smith. Rec. 2/6/94) Add to cart | Price: $ 5.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: LR 217 | BRO Code: 135143 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 15. ' Sun Ra & His Intergalaxtic Arkestra': Salute to Walt Disney. (Titles: The forest of no return; Someday my prince will come; Frisco fog; I'm wishing; Zip a dee doo dah; Second star to the right; High ho! High ho!; Whistle while you work. Total time: 64'13') Add to cart | Price: $ 5.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: LR 230 | BRO Code: 135142 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 16. ' Sun Ra & His Arkestra': A Quiet Place in the Universe, (Other titles: I Pharaoh; Images; Love in outer space; I'll never be the same; Space is the place. Live recordings, 1976-77. Total time: 50'33') Add to cart | Price: $ 5.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: LR 198 | BRO Code: 135141 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 17. Braxton, Anthony + Evan Parker & Paul Rutherford, 'Trio [London] 1993'. (Anthony Braxton & Evan Parker, reeds. Paul Rutherford, trombone. Rec. 'live', London Jazz Festival, Bloomsbury Theatre, 5/22/93. Total time: 53'31') Add to cart | Price: $ 5.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: LR 197 | BRO Code: 135140 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 18. Braxton, Anthony & Evan Parker, 'Duo [London] 1993'. (Anthony Braxton & Evan Parker, reeds. Rec. 'live', London Jazz Festival, Bloomsbury Theatre, 5/23/93) Add to cart | Price: $ 5.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: LR 193 | BRO Code: 135139 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 19. Braxton, Composition N.247. (Anthony Braxton & James Fei, reeds. Matthew Welch, bagpipes) Add to cart | Price: $ 5.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: LR 306 | BRO Code: 135138 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 20. Braxton, Anthony: '[London] 2004'. (Anthony Braxton Quintet: Chris Dahlgren, doublebass. Satoshi Takeishi, percussion. Taylor Ho Bynum, trumpet. Mary Halvorson, guitar. Anthony Braxton, reeds. Rec. 'live', London's Royal Festival Hall, 11/15/2004. Total time: 60'09') Add to cart | Price: $ 5.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: LR 449 | BRO Code: 135137 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 21. Denzler, Bertrand {tenor saxophone} & Norbert Pfammatter {drums & percussion}, 'nanoCLUSTER 02/2000'. (Total time: 57'22') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 073 | BRO Code: 113285 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Contemporary 22. Tammen, Hans {acoustic guitar} & Dominic Duval {acoustic bass}, 'The Road Bends Here': 11 Compositions Including 'Intersection', 'Herculean' & 'Metric Conversion'. (Total time: 59'05') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 072 | BRO Code: 113283 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 23. Hultgren, Craig {cello}, La Donna Smith {violin & viola} & Misha Feigin {classical guitar, balalaika, voice}, 11 Compositions Including 'They Are We Are', 'No More Dostoevsky' & 'Summer Wind. No Sleep'. (Total time: 64'32') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 071 | BRO Code: 113281 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 24. ' Not Missing Drums Project' {2 vocalists, 4 wind players, 4 strings & 1 synthesizer}. (Improvised and composed pieces with full ensemble to duets. All without drums. 14 pieces by Joachim Gies & Thomas Bohm-Christl. Total time: 61'51') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 070 | BRO Code: 113279 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 25. Fonda, Joe {bass, voice} & Xu Fengxia {guzheng, voice}, Happy Chinaman; A Journey into the Desert; Underwater Market Selling Clocks; Monastery on the Peak of a Glacier; Some Silent Movies. (Total time: 61'31') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 069 | BRO Code: 113277 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Contemporary 26. Petts, David & Louise: 8 Compositions + 'Jump They Say' {Bowie} & 'All Mine' {Portishead}. (Adrian Northover {soprano saxophone}, Louise Petts {alto saxophone, vocals, electronics} & David Petts {tenor saxophone, electronics}. Album title: 'The Remote Viewers: Persuasive with Aliens') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 067 | BRO Code: 113275 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 27. Bickerton, John: Answers Not Asked; Spirit World; Stilts & Pirouettes; Cortege; Shadow Boxes; Divining Rod; Aviary Breakout; Meeting After Dark. (The John Bickerton Trio {piano, bass & drums}. Total time: 62'06') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 064 | BRO Code: 113273 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 28. Petts, David & Louise: 9 Compositions + 'It Could Happen to You' {Van Heusen}, 'Secret' {Madonna} & 'Wild is the Wind' {Tiomkin}. (Adrian Northover {saxophones, pocket Theremin}, Louise Petts {voice et al.} & David Petts {synthesizer et al.}. Total time: 60'35') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 063 | BRO Code: 113271 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 29. Lantner, Steven {acoustic piano and variable-pitch digital piano} & Mat Maneri {electric violins}, Reachin' & Grabbin'; In the River; Inside; Sway; Old Style; Magic; Moving; Planet o' Love; Waltzing; For You; Keeping it There; No Other. (Total time: 73'38') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 062 | BRO Code: 113269 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 30. Vulgaris, Chamaeleo: Sermo Generalis; Les Levres; La Seve; Fornit Some Fornus; La Clef; Virgule; Tout Doit Disparite; Stella Herma; Plug Your Massive Erotism; Minatures I-III; La Gorge; Jungfrau; Ouverture Facile; Orly Bros; Lucas Shaman Dayak; Exit. (Frederick Galiay {electric bass}, Jean-Sebastien Mariage {electric guitar}, Bertrand Denzler {saxophone}, Gilbert Roggi, Frank Vaillan {percussion}, Bertrand Perrin {keyboards}. Total time: 62'04') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 061 | BRO Code: 113267 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 31. Feigin, Misha: Both Kinds of Music; Balalaikofrenia; Moondance; Zohar Cafe Blues; BBQ-Powered Mission to Outer Space; String Theory Revisited; A Meter Violation. (Misha Feigin {classical guitar, balalaika} & Eugene Chadbourne {banjo, guitar}. Total time: 69'56') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 060 | BRO Code: 113265 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 32. Fei, James: 'Solo Works' for Soprano, Alto & Bass Saxophones and Bass Clarinet. (Composer performing) Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 059 | BRO Code: 113251 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Contemporary 33. ' The Clarinet Trio: Oct. 1, '98'. (17 works by members of the trio + 'Tea for Two' & 'Parlami di me'. Jurgen Kupke {clarinet}, Gebhard Ullmann & Theo Nabicht {bass clarinets}) Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 058 | BRO Code: 113250 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 34. ' Astreja - Music from Davos': Pieces 1-4. (Composed by Sofia Gubaidulina, Valentina Ponomareva, Mark Pekarsky & Victor Suslin. Instrumental ensemble recorded at Davos, 8/91) Add to cart | Price: $ 6.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: LR 181 | BRO Code: 107197 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Contemporary 35. ' Tales from the Forest': First Calls in the Darkness; Reflecting Drips; Smell the Shadows; Cairns, Moss and Living Bolders; Slow Life at the Pond; Aquamarin Visit + 6 Other Titles. (Composed and performed by 'Ensemble Uncontrolled': Christoph Gallio {alto, soprano sax}, Eduard Akulin {trombone}, Kalle Laar {guitar, electronics}, Mart Soo {guitar, effects} & Takashi Kasamaki {percussion}. Total time: 58'03') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 024 | BRO Code: 106495 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 36. ' Ama Jazz,': In One Breath; Castles in the Air; Moderato; Swarm; PPP; For Piano; Reminiscences 1 & 2; Music for Sax with Special Effect; Music for Clarinet with Special Effect; Modern Talk; Briefly. (Composed by Ama Jazz: Alexander Byrkin {electric bass}, Valery Zhilin {drums}, Vladislav Talabuyev {sax, clarinet} & Anatoly Tlisov {piano}. Total time: 72'31') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 020 | BRO Code: 106494 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 37. ' Collective 4tet,': Where We Go; Yoru no Konchutachi; The Ropedancer; Breakthrough; The Inner Game; Magic Stream; Toy Dance. (Composed and performed by the quartet: Heinz Geissner {percussion}, Mark Hennen {piano}, Jeff Hoyer {trombone} & Willam Parker {bass violin}. Total time: 55'58') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 021 | BRO Code: 106493 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 38. Nagl, Max: Endless: Echo; Prelude for a; Running Time; I Rub My Eyes; Wham! Bam!; Calamar; Don't You Explain What's in My World; Pantera; Nothing is What it Seems. ('Daily Bullet': Jonathan Bepler {vocals, guitar}; Max Nagl {saxophone, sampler, accordion, mouthpieces, xaphoon}; Josef Novotny {piano, keyboards}; Burkhard Stangl {guitar, bass}; Wofgang Reisinger {drums}; Patrice Heral {Tuvan shaman drum}. Total time: 51'27') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 023 | BRO Code: 106492 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 39. ' Into Oberland'- The Sa Zna Ensemble {Different instruments, sound and created sound objects}: Oberlanddream #1 {'Not I, not we, not nobody'}; Spring Call-up; Spiegelgassegesellschaft; One Way Ticket to Kreuzlingen; The Roots of Monte Verita; Oberlanddream #6 {'Albert Hofmann's Birthday Party'}. (Total time: 69'14') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 017 | BRO Code: 106491 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Contemporary 40. ' Not Only For…',: Orpheus in the Underwear; Sequences and Short Cuts; The Magic Vargan; Quartet; Archangelos; Not only for Batagov + 5 Other Titles. (Russian-German Composers Quartet: Alexei Aigi {violin, bells, voice}, Dietmar Bonnen {synthesizer, piano, voice, bells, accordion}, Manfred Niehaus {viola, voice, thundersheet} & Ivan Sokolov {piano, prepared piano, voice}. Total time: 76'11') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 033 | BRO Code: 106489 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 41. Miller, Vladimir: Two Tone Tuva II; Let Peremsky Dream. Vyacheslav Guyvoronsky, Brief Meditation. (Sainkho Namchylak, voice w.Moscow Composers Orchestra. Total time: 62'10') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 035 | BRO Code: 106488 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Contemporary 42. Mazonne, Vincenzo: Suite in Two Parts; 'Genesi 2' for 9 Percussionists (Sud Percussion Group & Ensemble. Total time: 46'57') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 056 | BRO Code: 106487 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Contemporary 43. Larner, Hikage, Gelb: Indistancing; Volt/Going; Confluence; Channel. (Brett Larner, Shoko Hikage {kotos} & Philip Gelb {shakuhachi}. Total time: 44'12') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 055 | BRO Code: 106485 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 44. ' The Cat's Pyjamas,': Three Forms; Living Proof; Machine Tool; Sticks in the Throat; Ladybug's Attack; Relieve Power Supply; Short Stories; Between Two Lines; Angry Alien; Late at the Jazz Club. ('Statements' Quintet: Ursel Schlicht {piano, composer}, Hans Tammen {guitar, composer}, Dominic Duval {bass}, Jay Rosen {drums, percussion} & Christoph Irmer {violin}. Total time: 59'18') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 054 | BRO Code: 106484 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 45. ' Frontiers',. (Other titles: Said with compassion; Dance Dancer; Lost wedding; Tango for several psychoanalysists {second series}; Is this fool a wizard?. Composed and performed by Vladimir Miller {piano}, Vitas Pilibavicius {trombone} & Vladimir Tarosov {drums}. Total time: 59'04') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 016 | BRO Code: 106483 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Contemporary 46. ' Hidden Music,': Rotations; Fable; Bone; Bigfoot; Totem; Flux; Mosquito; Fracture; Embryo; Satellites. (Composed and performed by 'Green Room': Chick Lyall {piano, sound synthesis, computer, bamboo flute}, David Baird {viol, guitar, voices, tapes, short-wave, loops, copperphone, rotalodien} & David Garrett {prepared piano frame, acoustic percussion}. Total time: 57'56') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 007 | BRO Code: 106480 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 47. ' Henceforward,': Arpeggios; Cascades; Ballads Again; Circle of Coherence; Collages; C's the Key; Waltz for Erik Satie; California Dream; Big Bang; Alma; Woodstock Revisited; Patscat. (Composed and performed by Christy Doran {electric and acoustic guitars} & John Wolf Brennan {piano, prepared strings}. Total time: 74'10') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 015 | BRO Code: 106478 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 48. ' Lokomotiv Konkret' Ensemble {Free form music}, 'Kein Aber'. (Our Lokomotive; Make Noise Not War; Lika Ion; VII/Causa Sui; The Heisenberg Paradox. Composer/ performers: Dror Feiler {saxophones, bass clarinet, percussion}, Soren Runolf {electric guitar, cello, small percussion} & Tommy Bjork {drums, percussion}. Total time: 73'42') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 011 | BRO Code: 106474 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Contemporary 49. Harvey, Mark- Convergences; 'Paintings for Jazz Orchestra': Swing Landscape; Blips and Ifs; Report from Rockport; The Mellow Pad; Rapt at Rappaport's; Hot Still-Scape for Six Colors - Seventh Avenue Style. (Aardvark Jazz Orchestra/ composer. Total time: 66'18') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 014 | BRO Code: 106472 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz 50. ' Not Missing Drums Project' {4 vocalists, 7 wind players, 7 strings & 2 pianos}. (Improvised and composed pieces with full ensemble to duets. All without drums. 23 pieces by Joachim Gies, Thomas Bohm-Christl & Thomas Wiedermann. Total time: 66'32') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 057 | BRO Code: 106471 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz ' The Remote Viewers,': What the Building Wants to Be; Impending; Astro Black; Held by Rooms; Sogno Nostalgico; One Thousand Unnamed Flowers; Slanted in Strain; Unapproached; Low Shapes in Dark Heat; It Was a Very Good Year; The Gap's Defense; Held by Rooms. (Adrian Northover {soprano & alto saxes}, Louise Petts {alto sax, voice, synthesizer} & David Petts {tenor sax, synthesizer}. Total time: 51'59') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 049 | BRO Code: 106470 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz . ' The Nat Maneri Trio,': Iris {composed by Wayne Shorter}; Fever Bed; Savigny Platz; Almost Pretty; November 1; Miranda; Blue Seven; Mahler {composed by Maneri}. (Nat Maneri {violin}, Randy Peterson {drums} & Ed Schuller {bass}. Total time: 60'26') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 022 | BRO Code: 106469 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz . ' The Pandelis Karayorgis Trio,': Lautir; What Did I Just Say?; Miss Ann; How Daisies Jiggle; Straight Blues; Frustration; I Heard Things; Half Tilt; Corpus Delicti; Heart and Sack. (Pandelis Karayorgis {piano}, Nate McBride {bass} & Randy Peterson {drums}. Total time: 50'51') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 048 | BRO Code: 106459 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz . Harvey, Mark: 'Psalms & Elegies': Don Cherry's Song of Beauty; Other Angels/ Other Voices; Tiananmen Elegy; Psalms. (Aardvark Jazz Orchestra. Total time: 76'03') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: AMERICA | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 028 | BRO Code: 106458 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz . ' Chronox,': Paradox 2; Chronon; Zig Zag…; Position: Horizontal; Position; Vertical; …Zag Zig; Neon; Paradox 1; Position {live version}. (Composed & performed by the Soegaard Ensemble: Jan Krogh, trumpet; Steffen Poulsen, alto sax, computer programming; Fredrik Soegaard, guitar, soundprocessing, fractal computer program; Frank Jensen, piano; Lars Juul, percussion. Total time: 62'35') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 040 | BRO Code: 106456 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz . ' >Lo<': Lotion; Loco; Lontano; Valid, Interim II; Lostloose; A Lot; Loxodrom; Valid, Interim I. (Composed by the performers: Uwe Oberg {piano}; Georg Wolf {bass}; Jorg Fischer {drums & percussion}. Total time: 63'21') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 030 | BRO Code: 106452 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz . ' Clangori,': In-setti; Manhunt; The Nerve Section; Oster; Rouge; Di-visioni; Hoo-Doo; Paaahh; De-finendo {all composed by Fabio Martini}; Zi-zi stars {composed by A.Avogadri et al.}. ('Circadiana' Ensemble {winds, brass, electric guitar, double-bass, accordion, percussion}/ Martini. Total time: 65'38') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 045 | BRO Code: 106448 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz . ' Collective 4tet: Live at Crescent,': For Emmanuel; Sonic Flowers; Playing the Blues Backwards. (Composed and performed by the quartet: Heinz Geissner {percussion}, Mark Hennen {piano}, Jeff Hoyer {trombone, piano} & Willam Parker {bass violin}. Total time: 73'32') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 043 | BRO Code: 106447 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz . ' Trio Alliance' (Music freely improvised by Vyacheslav Ganelin {piano, synthesizer}, Petras Vysniauskas {saxophones} & Arkadi Gotesman {drums, percussion}. Total time: 70'03') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 042 | BRO Code: 106445 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz . ' …I am surprised while it is actually happening…' ,{parts 1-12}. (Composed and performed by Christian Alati {guitar, toy flute}, Giuseppe Ielasi {guitar, percussion}, Ruggero Radaele {drums, percussion} & Domenico Sciajno {double bass}. Total time: 64'19') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 038 | BRO Code: 106444 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz . ' Lift & Poise': 12 Improvised Movements. (Pandelis Karayorgis {piano}, Mat Maneri {violin}, Joe Maneri {clarinet} & John Lockwood {bass}. Total time: 55'11') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 041 | BRO Code: 106443 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz . Lanzo, Il Canto di Rondonella; Intres; Pinodda; Beguine; Bucolica; Rondonella; Donna Rubberta; Cicilia; Lu Fueco; Little Foxtelle. ('Rondonella Project': F.Mezzina {saxes}, N.Catacchio {bass}, V.Curci {alto sax, voice, megaphone}, G.Lenoci {piano}, L.Gadaleta {violin}, P.Gadaleta {bass}, A.Salis {accordion} & V.Lanzo {percussion, drums, melodica, corugophone, voice}. Total time: 63'41') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 026 | BRO Code: 106442 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz . ' Not Missing Drums Project' {Female vocals, 4 wind instruments, 3 strings & piano}. (Improvised and composed pieces without drums by Joachim Gies, Thomas Bohm-Christl & Thomas Wiedermann: From the Jerking of the Eels; Equivalents; Exits; Cases; Constellations for Basses + 10 other tracks. Total time: 47'28') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 036 | BRO Code: 106441 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz . ' Screwdriver,!' (Other titles: Chainsaw at Sousa's Funeral; Containment Apron; Sushi Lounge; Ambulance and Gas Provided by Mutilation Bros., Inc.; Welcome to the Lonely Village; Hurricane Elroy*. Walter Horn {keyboards, little instruments & composer}, Gary Kendig {drums, trumpet, little instruments & composer}, Hugh Dickey {guitar, clarinet, vocals, little instruments & composer} *& Eric Hipp {tenor sax}. Total time: 75'25') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 051 | BRO Code: 106440 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz . ' Al Malaiko Noskema' (Improvised work performed by Libera Societa di Improvvisazione/ Antonella Talamonti. Total time: 54'27'. CD contains a multimedia track for use with Windows 95) Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 050 | BRO Code: 106439 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Contemporary . ' The Keith Yaun Quintet,': Durt Kolphy; Longer Inches; Heavy Hand of Love; Runup #1; Collide; Right Much?; Runup #2; Countersink. (Keith Yaun {guitar & composer}, Mat Maneri {electric violin}, Nathan Cook {tenor sax}, John Lockwood {bass} & Johnny McLellan {drums & composer}. Total time: 66'29') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 047 | BRO Code: 106438 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz . ' Trio Nueva Finlandia,': Ha!; What's Going on?; Prelude Just in Tones; Early Morning Classics; Less Mingus; Fragile Furioso; Dog's Dream; Prestosteron; Emanon; Suite N.17258. (Composed by the trio: Baron Paakkunainen {flutes, saxophones}, Eero Ojanen {piano} & Teppo Hauta-aho {bass, cello, siren}. Total time: 59'54') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 046 | BRO Code: 106437 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz . ' Collective 4tet,': Invocation; Boa; Mira; Iris; Orca; Albatross; Trident. (All compositions by the quartet: Heinz Geisser {percussion}, Mark Hennen {piano}, Jeff Hoyer {trombone} & William Parker {bass violin; e-flat tuba}. Total time: 71'50') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 031 | BRO Code: 106436 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz . Bechegas, Carlos: Circul'arabe/ end'wave; Lacy chord; Impruvizus/ ostinatum; Density/ circuz; Percu/ hold sequence + 'Movement Sounds' {flute solos with electronics}. (Trio 1K*ZS {3}: Carlos Bechegas {flutes, sound processors, synthesizers, keyboards}; Ernesto Rodrigues {violin} & Jose Oliveira {percussion}. Total time: 75'56') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 032 | BRO Code: 106435 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Contemporary . Denzler, Bertrand: Y?; Trash; Weird; Now. (Composer {tenor sax}, Benoit Delbeco {piano & prepared piano}, Helene Labarriere {bass} & Norbert Pfammatter {drums & percussion}. Total time: 58'26') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 053 | BRO Code: 106434 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz . Gies, Joachim {b.1956}: 'Different Distances': A Series of Duets. (Joachim Gies {saxophones, bass clarinet}, Ute Doring {mezzo-soprano}, Alex Nowitz {male voice, live electronics}, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky {alto sax}, Thomas Wiedermann {trombone} & Thomas Bohm-Christl {cello}. Total time: 63'23') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 052 | BRO Code: 106433 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Contemporary . Brennan, John Wolf {b.1954}: Music for 'Moskau-Petuschki' & 'Felix-Szenen'. (Chamber ensembles w.composer, piano. Total time: 66'03') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 034 | BRO Code: 106432 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Contemporary . ' Live Trajectories,': Trajectories; Hieroglyph; Biomorph; Divertimento; Flux II; Arabesque; Amazon; Endgame. ('Green Room' jazz trio: David Baird {Chapman stick, cello, tapes, voices, rotalodien}, David Garrett {prepared piano frame, prepared dulcimer, acoustic percussion} & Chick Lyall {keyboards, sound synthesis, bamboo flute}. Total time: 69'29') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 025 | BRO Code: 106431 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz . ' Alphea' Duo {Hannes Wienert [saxophone, trumpet] & Peter Niklas Wilson [bass]} Perform Their Own Compositions: Urach; Crayfish's Return; August 27; The Beauty and the Beast; Cloister + 7 Other Titles. (Total time: 62'21') Add to cart | Price: $ 2.99 | Country: ENGLAND | D/A code: Digital | Code: CD 009 | BRO Code: 106393 | Label: LEO RECORDS Genre: Jazz
  4. your most unusual recordings

    I have several recordings of grown men grunting. (sorry, couldn't resist)
  5. I'd saved the following from my most recent trip thru. Not sure where I got it. Reduta Jazz Club, Narodni trida 20. It gets busy as some big bands will play here. Another one worth recommending is the Jazz club U stare pani, Michelska 9, close to metro station Mustek. There is a wide variety of music from jazz to blues and soul played here. Jazz Club Zelezna - is hidden in a cellar in Zelezna 16, just a few steps from the Old Town square. Live music starts every evening from 9pm. Agartha Club - a very traditional club, famous guests from all over the world have played here. The program starts at 9pm. If Karel Ruzicka is playing, don't miss his performance, he is one of the biggest Czech jazz artists. AghaRTA A few minutes from Wenceslas Square. 24-hour record store with a large selection of jazz recordings. Jazz bar with live music from 9 p.m. Krakovská 5, Prague 2 Metro B or C to Muzeum Live music daily 9 p.m. - midnight, jazz club & bar daily 7 p.m. - midnight, jazz shop 5 p.m. (7 p.m. Sat-Sun) - midnight www.agharta.cz Akord Jazz club, art gallery, CD store. Live concerts every night from 9 p.m. Wheelchair accessible. V Celnici 4, Prague 1 Metro B to Náměstí Republiky www.akord-jazz.com Jazz Club Železná Café and bar, located in gothic cellars. Evening performances of classic and modern jazz, vocals, world music. Železná 16, Prague 1 Metro A to Můstek or Staroměstská Daily 3 p.m. - 1 a.m. www.jazzclub.cz Metroplitan Jazz Club Live jazz daily from 9pm. Prague 1, Jungmanova 14 Ungelt Jazz & Blues Club Prague 1, Tyn 2 (entrance from Tynska Street) Reduta Jazz Club Founded in 1958, this legendary jazz club has hosted the most prominent local jazz musicians and international performers. Live performances and jam sessions from traditional jazz to dixieland, jazzrock, soul, and modern jazz, expanding into R&B and rock. Národní Třída 20, Prague 2 Metro B to Národní Třída www.redutajazzclub.cz Ungelt Jazz&Blues Club Founded in 2000 to play jazz, blues, fusion and funk. Located in the heart of Prague, 110 steps from the Old Town Square, in 15th century subterranean rooms. Concerts seven days a week with top national performers and special guests. Týn 2/640, Prague 1 Metro A to Staromětská or B to Náměstí Republiky Daily 8 p.m. - 0:30 a.m. www.jazzblues.cz U maleho glena Tiny stage worth for its eletric mix of Latin jazz , be-bop and blues. Karmelitska 23, Mala Strana Tram 12 or 22 form Metro Malostranska Daily from 7pm - 2am. www.malyglen.cz U strare pani (The Old Woman) Restaurant with jazz. Live shows form 9pm. Michalska 9, Stare Mesto Close to Metro Mustek. Daily from 7pm - 1am. www.ustarepani.cz
  6. John Zorn - Spy vs. Spy

    AllMusic gives this disc four and a half stars, but the following less-than-stellar review: Review by Scott Yanow John Zorn teams up with fellow altoist Tim Berne, bassist Mark Dresser and both Joey Baron and Michael Vatcher on drums to perform 17 Ornette Coleman tunes which range chronologically from 1958's "Disguise" to four selections from 1987's In All Languages. The performances are concise with all but four songs being under three minutes and seven under two, but the interpretations are unremittingly violent. The lack of variety in either mood or routine quickly wears one out. After about ten minutes, boredom sets in, although, when taken in short doses, the performances have the potential of shocking (or at least annoying) most listeners. I know Zorn gets mixed reactions 'round here, but I'm interested in any particular thoughts about this recording. Put another way, does anyone actually like this one? I've got other Zorn that I like (e.g., Masada). I find myself liking the energy of Spy vs. Spy, when I'm in the right frame of mind, but being hard-of-listening when I'm not - even more so than I usually am with avant-leaning stuff. Clearly, this one will need a bit more time, though I'm not sure repeated listening will ever fully bring me to the point of consistent love or hate.
  7. Grado SR 60

    Will it help if your ears are burning? Perhaps we could all talk about you.
  8. I was looking through a CD catalog yesterday and saw Slim Gaillard's four-CD set on Proper ("Laughing in Rhythm") and thought "I dare you to listen to that whole set, start to finish". This was something of universal dare in my mind - directed at myself or anyone. I've actually nothing particular against Slim (and Slam!), but I couldn't imagine four hours (or whatever) of "Cement Mixer, Putti-Putti", "Tutti Frutti" and "Flat Foot Floogie". McVouty oreenie. I'd have been ready for the psych ward by the time the last potato got peeled by a bulldozer, despite the great instrumental support on much of his work. Oroonie. The Spike Jones set looked (to me) less 'daring'. Anyway, it got me thinking (never a good sign), how about a 'dare' thread? Post a dare. See if anyone will take you up on it and post the results (Hello, Psych Ward). I suppose the Gaillard thing is relatively tame, but my hat's off to anyone who can handle the 240th minute of Sukiyaki Cha Cha. Love ya, Slim!
  9. legendary 2 song dupree bolton session

    I'd read somewhere - maybe the Mosaic website - that these were coming out on the Onzy sessions.
  10. Gmail Paper

    And the big bands and LPs are coming back too, I hear.
  11. RVGs $6.99 @ J&R

    Wow. Seems like just a few days ago, we decided this was web-only. When I went in Saturday morning, I picked up Compulsion for...$9.99 Oh well, this CD was worth it. J Larsen Mar 28 2007, 08:47 PM Post #75 Group: Members Posts: 1843 Joined: 7-March 03 From: Manhattan Member No.: 70 QUOTE(Dig'Em @ Mar 28 2007, 08:06 PM) Not sure if this was already posted, but the new batch is $6.99 at J&R. (I think this is web-order only. Haven't checked in-store.) $9.99 in store as of last Saturday.
  12. More signs of a vinyl resurgence?

    Like jazz. I'm happy to be part of this niche in a niche. Can we be a 'cult'?
  13. More signs of a vinyl resurgence?

    Seems like this could go either way: university students as the inverterate downloaders or the ultimate iconoclsts. As for me, I only go to towns with large university populations.
  14. BACK IN A GROOVE ; SALES ARE UP FOR TRADITIONAL VINYL ALBUMS; VINYL RECORD ALBUMS STILL HAVE A FOLLOWING The Capital Times 1984 words 28 March 2007 The Capital Times & Wisconsin State Journal ALL A1 English © 2007 The Capital Times & Wisconsin State Journal. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All Rights Reserved. When Ron Roloff opened his new music store in the late 1980s, he wanted to choose a name that looked to the future. And at the time, that future didn't seem to include cassettes or records. He went with "Strictly Discs," reflecting the store's exclusive focus on compact discs. Today, he's glad that the name provides him with something of a loophole, because he's devoting more and more space in his Monroe Street store to those supposedly obsolete vinyl discs after all. "It's a good thing we didn't call it 'Strictly Cassettes,'" Roloff says now. One whole wall of Strictly Discs is devoted to vinyl, with classic albums by James Brown and Funkadelic sitting side-by-side next to new albums by alt-country singer Lucinda Williams and folk- rocker Bright Eyes, albums that even their fans may not know exist on vinyl. Roloff says that his vinyl sales have shot up 43 percent in the last three years, and he's on track for another record year in 2007. In fact, when he put in new shelves for CDs, he had them designed specifically so they could also house records when the store expands its selection later this year. Not bad for a format that has been around for a century, and many thought would have disappeared altogether by now. Fragile, unrewritable and as easy to carry around as dinner platters, vinyl albums may be the recording medium least suited to the digital age of the IPod. And yet, vinyl's obituary has been written many times before, from the advent of live radio in the 1920s to the invention of cassette tapes in the 1960s and compact discs in the 1980s. But through it all, vinyl has hung on by its fingernails, kept alive by a devoted collection of supporters that include audiophile purists in love with the album's "warm" sound to hip-hop DJs who turn their turntables into musical instruments. Today, cassette tapes have vanished from the music landscape, and CD sales are plummeting in the face of the digital music revolution. But vinyl still hangs on, and is even enjoying a renaissance of sorts lately. "We've definitely been seeing an upswing," says owner Dave Benson of Mad City Music Exchange on Williamson Street, which sells both new and used albums. "If I were to look at my monthly totals, and compare them say to five or six years ago, I'm pretty sure we're selling more vinyl now than we were then. We never stopped selling vinyl, but there was a period when it slowed down." According to Nielsen Soundscan, 858,000 LPs were sold in the United States in 2006, just a tiny fraction of the 550 million CDs that were sold in the same year. But that number is up slightly from the year before, and also doesn't take into account a lot of mom- and-pop record stores that don't report to Soundscan, as well as the vast used record market. CD sales, meanwhile, have plummeted, with 20 percent fewer albums sold in the first three months of 2007 than were sold in the first three months of 2006, according to Soundscan. The Wall Street Journal quoted one artist manager as saying that CDs are less valuable to artists as a revenue stream and more as a marketing tools, enticing customers to buy concert tickets or T-shirts. Strictly Discs originally began carrying vinyl in the mid-1990s, seeing a market for new hip-hop as well as old-school funk and soul, which the store still can't carry enough of on vinyl. When the hip- hop market began faltering a few years ago, the store shifted into more classic rock and indie rock. Now Roloff estimates the store has about 700 new titles on vinyl and another 9,000 used records, and the store's web site www.strictlydiscs.com will feature a special vinyl section where customers can browse 60,000 titles on vinyl. Roloff says he's sees two kinds of vinyl buyers in his store; younger male customers who are just getting into vinyl, buying a lot of new indie releases, and older customers who have been buying vinyl all along, and gravitate to the store's collection of classic "dusty grooves." He draws an analogy between vinyl fans and people who love to grill outdoors; instead of demanding instant gratification at the drive-thru or on the iPod, both enjoy taking the extra time to get something special. "I suppose it's like those who like to grill and use charcoal briquets, because they like the whole ritual aspect of building the fire," Roloff says. "The payoff is you've got a different-tasting piece of meat." B-Side Records on State Street, despite its name, cleared out its vinyl inventory to make way for CDs in the 1990s. But the format's resurgence prompted the store to start stocking records again, and owner Steve Manley says they now account for 10 percent of overall sales. "That's something I never would have predicted," Manley said. "I was really surprised when it started coming back." An uptick in interest in vinyl albums is also being felt by those who sell and repair turntables at well. At Paragon Audio on Monroe Street, which not only sells used and new turntables but does turntable repair and refurbishing, sales and marketing manager Scott Malawski says the store does some kind of turntable-related business every day. He also notes that vinyl is outselling more vaunted next- generation media like DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD ("SACD"), possibly because audiophiles are already satisfied with the wide range of sound that an album can offer, and at a cheaper price. Vinyl albums can hold more information than CDs, so the right system can bring out the full depth and range of a note recorded on vinyl. "The sound stage is more real than a CD," Malawski says. "Most people don't have the type of gear necessary to get the benefits of a CD. When you play the same track on a record versus a CD, most of the time you're going to a hear a 3D effect almost that makes you feel like you're surrounded by the music." While high-end CD or SACD systems are particularly expensive, audiophiles on a budget, such as college students, can put together a good-sounding turntable-based sound system for a lot less, Malawski says. "I've been finding a lot of college students getting into records," he says. "College students have a limited income, so they're buying their music really cheap. Sometimes they'll get their parents' record collection, and they want to play them, and you can get a used turntable for a couple of hundred bucks. It's not hard for them to get into it." Used albums are also a cheap way for younger listeners to dig into music from previous eras, including finding some dusty treasures that haven't been released on CD. "A lot of the younger vinyl buyers are going for older records that were released in the '60s or '70s or '80s," Benson says. "It's fun for us to deal with that stuff. I had a young woman customer who bought about 20 albums last night, and they were all used, and it was the most eclectic range of things. It was everything from hardcore punk to Carly Simon." While used vinyl is still sought after at everywhere from used record stores to garage sales to online sites like www.vinyl - collector.com, independent record stores in Madison also carry plenty of new releases on vinyl. Most of them tend toward the indie rock end of the spectrum; new albums by Low, Air and Deftones have vinyl releases. Manley estimates that one-third to one-half of the new titles he carries at B-Side are also available on vinyl. "I started with vinyl, and I went to CDs, and now I'm going back to vinyl," says Eric Hartz, owner of Madison's Shortwave Records label. "I like the whole process of listening to a record. I like listening to Side A and then getting up and listening to Side B. "I think the sound is superior, too. The majority of people who listen to vinyl now take sound seriously. If somebody's going to buy the new Shins record on vinyl, chances are they're probably an audiophile, and they're buying it on vinyl because they want to hear it the best it can sound." There's enough traffic in new vinyl albums that Hartz is trying something different with his new Shortwave Records, something that has many in the music industry taking notice. Shortwave's first release, "Antelopes" by the avant-garde jazz outfit Voltress, is available only on a digital download and on limited-edition vinyl, complete bypassing CDs altogether. Hartz says that CDs are so cheap and easy to produce now that the market has become oversaturated with them, a position similar to where cassettes were in the late 1980s when CDs took over the market. When he was pitching the idea of a new label to Redeye Distribution, they were lukewarm to the idea of a digital-only label, but intrigued by the addition of vinyl. "I knew there were those guys out there like myself," he says. "There's not many of us, but there's a pretty loyal market. If you buy vinyl, chances are you'll buy something new just because it's on vinyl." When Hartz was at the South by Southwest music conference earlier this month, he met with representatives at Interscope and Capitol Records who were interested to see how his idea for Shortwave would fly, and if the idea of digital-plus-vinyl releases might make sense for them as well down the road. The digital release would appeal to the mass-market consumer, while the vinyl would be for the audiophiles who want something physical and tangible in their collections. "As far as the vinyl releases, I'm going to make sure the recordings are the highest quality that I can possibly get them," he says. "They're going to be mixed and mastered with the audiophile guy in mind. I'm going to be very nitpicky." Not even the most devoted vinyl fan thinks the format will ever return to the prominence it once had. But many take some satisfaction in seeing that their beloved stacks of wax can still find a groove in the 21st century. "I had a customer say something early this year, 'Who woulda thunk that vinyl would outlast the CD format?'" Roloff says. "I don't know that that's true or not, but I can tell you this: the format of vinyl is probably never going away." E-mail: rthomas@madison.com Staff writer Katie Dean contributed to this story. Caption: HENRY A. KOSHOLLEK/THE CAPITAL TIMES Vinyl records still account for only a fraction of overall music sales, but they are sought out by those who are after a slower, fuller experience, maybe like using a grill instead of a microwave, says Ron Roloff, owner of "Strictly Discs." It's still Strictly Discs, just not exclusively the ones Roloff (above) had in mind when he opened his shop on Monroe Street in the 1980s. The record racks at Strictly Discs are filled with classic albums by artists like James Brown and Parliament, as well as new albums by bands like the reunited Stooges. Soul, funk and rare groove albums are the hottest sellers on vinyl at Strictly Discs. Document XWST000020070329e33s00044 © 2007 Factiva, Inc. All rights reserved. Feedback | What's New | Privacy Policy
  15. 16 inch Transcription Disc Player

    Chewy, This is a MILITARY recording. Top secret. You want me putting out GOVERNMENT secrets? Actually, half the problem is that I don't know what all is on the disc. It's some damn West Coast bebop thing. Vernon Alley's the leader, and I suspect it's Jerome Richardson or Wardell Gray in the front line. But who knows?