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The latter is available on download already. I have it, it's very good.

Victo recordings are difficult to source in the UK. When I looked s couple of weeks ago there was no download on their Bandcamp page. Maybe now.

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20 hours ago, mjazzg said:

The latter is available on download already. I have it, it's very good.

Victo recordings are difficult to source in the UK. When I looked s couple of weeks ago there was no download on their Bandcamp page. Maybe now.

Me too - bought the CD and got the download immediately after payment - and it's great. IMO this was a safe bet. And the Victo I've ordered yesterday from Squidco.  I have Mars Song and maybe some energies from the duo will have leaked to the ensemble's playing. The duo was recorded four days before the EAE was playing.

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A few recent & upcoming releases of note (to me, at least):

-Joelle Leandre - Beauty Resistance - Brand new 3xCD set in duo/quartet with Zlatko Kaucic, Rafal Mazur, Mateusz Rybicki, and Zbigniew Kozera https://www.jazzmessengers.com/en/85696/joelle-leandre/beauty-resistance

-Liudas Mackunas - Residency At Bitches Brew - duo & trio encounters with a spate of Japanese improvisers https://nobusinessrecords.bandcamp.com/album/liudas-mock-nas-in-residency-at-bitches-brew

-Bisio/Knuffke/Lonberg-Holm, Easy Axis (Allen Lowe, Matthew Shipp, Gerald Cleaver, and Kevin Ray), Larry Ochs/Donald Robinson duo all upcoming on ESP in June https://espdisk.bandcamp.com/music

-Simon Nabatov & Brandon Seabrook - Voluptuaries  http://www.leorecords.com/?m=select&id=CD_LR_894

- Harri Sjöström, Andrea Centazzo, Sergio Armaroli, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Mattias Bauer - Orbits https://harrisjostrom.bandcamp.com/album/orbits and Steps https://harrisjostrom.bandcamp.com/album/steps and Lost Idols https://ictusrecords.bandcamp.com/album/lost-idols ... Centazzo has a wealth of new/newly released music on his bandcamp 

-Irene Schweizer & Hamid Drake - Celebration https://www.intaktrec.ch/363.htm

-IST w/ John Butcher - A More Attractive Way 5xCD archive set https://www.confrontrecordings.com/ist-a-more-attractive-way

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27 minutes ago, colinmce said:

A few recent & upcoming releases of note (to me, at least):

-Joelle Leandre - Beauty Resistance - Brand new 3xCD set in duo/quartet with Zlatko Kaucic, Rafal Mazur, Mateusz Rybicki, and Zbigniew Kozera https://www.jazzmessengers.com/en/85696/joelle-leandre/beauty-resistance

-Liudas Mackunas - Residency At Bitches Brew - duo & trio encounters with a spate of Japanese improvisers https://nobusinessrecords.bandcamp.com/album/liudas-mock-nas-in-residency-at-bitches-brew

-Bisio/Knuffke/Lonberg-Holm, Easy Axis (Allen Lowe, Matthew Shipp, Gerald Cleaver, and Kevin Ray), Larry Ochs/Donald Robinson duo all upcoming on ESP in June https://espdisk.bandcamp.com/music

-Simon Nabatov & Brandon Seabrook - Voluptuaries  http://www.leorecords.com/?m=select&id=CD_LR_894

- Harri Sjöström, Andrea Centazzo, Sergio Armaroli, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Mattias Bauer - Orbits https://harrisjostrom.bandcamp.com/album/orbits and Steps https://harrisjostrom.bandcamp.com/album/steps and Lost Idols https://ictusrecords.bandcamp.com/album/lost-idols ... Centazzo has a wealth of new/newly released music on his bandcamp 

-Irene Schweizer & Hamid Drake - Celebration https://www.intaktrec.ch/363.htm

-IST w/ John Butcher - A More Attractive Way 5xCD archive set https://www.confrontrecordings.com/ist-a-more-attractive-way

The Bisio / Knuffke & East Axis certainly caught my eye.

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22 hours ago, colinmce said:

A few recent & upcoming releases of note (to me, at least):

-Joelle Leandre - Beauty Resistance - Brand new 3xCD set in duo/quartet with Zlatko Kaucic, Rafal Mazur, Mateusz Rybicki, and Zbigniew Kozera https://www.jazzmessengers.com/en/85696/joelle-leandre/beauty-resistance

-Liudas Mackunas - Residency At Bitches Brew - duo & trio encounters with a spate of Japanese improvisers https://nobusinessrecords.bandcamp.com/album/liudas-mock-nas-in-residency-at-bitches-brew

-Bisio/Knuffke/Lonberg-Holm, Easy Axis (Allen Lowe, Matthew Shipp, Gerald Cleaver, and Kevin Ray), Larry Ochs/Donald Robinson duo all upcoming on ESP in June https://espdisk.bandcamp.com/music

-Simon Nabatov & Brandon Seabrook - Voluptuaries  http://www.leorecords.com/?m=select&id=CD_LR_894

- Harri Sjöström, Andrea Centazzo, Sergio Armaroli, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Mattias Bauer - Orbits https://harrisjostrom.bandcamp.com/album/orbits and Steps https://harrisjostrom.bandcamp.com/album/steps and Lost Idols https://ictusrecords.bandcamp.com/album/lost-idols ... Centazzo has a wealth of new/newly released music on his bandcamp 

-Irene Schweizer & Hamid Drake - Celebration https://www.intaktrec.ch/363.htm

-IST w/ John Butcher - A More Attractive Way 5xCD archive set https://www.confrontrecordings.com/ist-a-more-attractive-way

Ordered the 5 CD set IST with John Butcher

only $51.77 delivered to the US

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Enjoying Sand Storm by Kaze (Christian Pruvost, Natsuki Tamura - trumpet, Satoko Fujii - piano, Peter Orins - drums) with Ikue Mori a lot. bandcamp: https://satokofujii.bandcamp.com/album/sand-storm-2 or https://kaze2.bandcamp.com/album/sand-storm - or even cheaper, from the label directly: https://www.circum-disc.com/kaze-ikue-mori-sand-storm/ . Or streaming at Apple Music. Whichever way, excellent stuff.   

A side note: is Apple Music the crappiest streaming app there is or what? They have more good stuff than Amazon and Spotify, but man their interface and functionality suck.   

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34 minutes ago, Steve Reynolds said:

Ordered the 5 CD set IST with John Butcher

only $51.77 delivered to the US

Yes, that's on my list too

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On 2/23/2021 at 11:50 AM, colinmce said:

Listed under Upcoming Releases at ezz-thetics:

Mike Taylor Trio, Quartet & Composer Revisited

(Hopefully the albums will be presented in their entirety, of course)

Extremely frustratingly, as I feared, the whole of the Pendulum LP has been withheld from this release except for 1 track, while bafflingly, 3 selections by Cream have been appended. I would think if you were going so far as to include that bullshit for the sake of completism, you could expand to 2 discs to include everything.

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On 4/16/2021 at 9:43 AM, Д.Д. said:

 

A side note: is Apple Music the crappiest streaming app there is or what? They have more good stuff than Amazon and Spotify, but man their interface and functionality suck.   

I agree tend to agree its not great but I’ve gotten used to it. If I didn’t have an iPhone and MacBook I could see using Spotify over it. Apples search function, which shouldn’t be difficult seems to be spotty, or albums are labeled weird and impossible to find. Google and hitting the Apple Music link has proven best results, which should not be the case. Amazon is the worst IMO. Why the have incomplete albums I have no idea. 

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6 hours ago, colinmce said:

Extremely frustratingly, as I feared, the whole of the Pendulum LP has been withheld from this release except for 1 track, while bafflingly, 3 selections by Cream have been appended. I would think if you were going so far as to include that bullshit for the sake of completism, you could expand to 2 discs to include everything.

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Is that Night In Tunisia cut different than the one on Mandala? They seem to have different dates & timings.

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15 hours ago, jlhoots said:

Is that Night In Tunisia cut different than the one on Mandala? They seem to have different dates & timings.

Yep, Mandala is a live recording that was previously unheard until release. This is from the extremely rare 1966 Landsdowne studio LP Pendulum: 

https://www.discogs.com/Mike-Taylor-Quartet-Pendulum/master/256719

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I am still unsure about the ezz-thetics series and the partial repackaging/compilation nature of these CDs but I guess if it gets the music out there... a friend of mine swears by the remastering job on the ones he's picked up, but I've never been one of those people that buys every new version of a favorite recording. Anyway, hope that musicians and their estates are getting paid and this isn't just some EU copyright party. Only titles that looked necessary to me were the Coltranes. 

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16 minutes ago, clifford_thornton said:

I am still unsure about the ezz-thetics series and the partial repackaging/compilation nature of these CDs but I guess if it gets the music out there... a friend of mine swears by the remastering job on the ones he's picked up, but I've never been one of those people that buys every new version of a favorite recording. Anyway, hope that musicians and their estates are getting paid and this isn't just some EU copyright party. Only titles that looked necessary to me were the Coltranes. 

I would be curious to know that myself. I know he worked with the Ayler estate on the hatOLOGY CDs, so I would hope that's carrying through. I have bought a few things from the new series that I already had; the one recommendation I can make with certainty is that the Porto Novo remaster is a huge improvement on the Arista LP and Black Lion CD. I'm looking forward to the Blood & Touching release because I think that will be the same story. 

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4 hours ago, colinmce said:

I would be curious to know that myself. I know he worked with the Ayler estate on the hatOLOGY CDs, so I would hope that's carrying through. I have bought a few things from the new series that I already had; the one recommendation I can make with certainty is that the Porto Novo remaster is a huge improvement on the Arista LP and Black Lion CD. I'm looking forward to the Blood & Touching release because I think that will be the same story. 

interesting. I have the original UK Polydor pressing which sounds really good. I also at one point had a Japanese King LP that sounded phenomenal, better than the UK though I prefer the look of the original gatefold. 

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I am ignoring all these ezz-thetics reissues. There are some some interesting new releases in the series, however - which is what the label was relaunched for, after all (I doubt Uehlinger went out of retirement to reissue Charlie Parker Dial sides). This new one looks tasty, for example:

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I recently got Alex Hendriksen / Fabian Gisler "The Song Is You", (ezz-thetics release from 2019) and it's an excellent tenor / bass duo playing standards, recorded in 2018. Samples here: https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/jazz/detail/-/art/alex-hendiksen-song-is-you/hnum/9270808  

 

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I really enjoy that Hendrickson/Gisler as well. The Koglmann album is also absolutely fantastic, assuming one enjoys his 90s work. Just bought the Lovens/Koch from Squidco this afternoon, should be a good one indeed. 

I love the Judith Wegmann - Le Souffle du Temps II - Réflexion disc from last year, on the non-jazz side of things. 

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bandcamp best of jazz, April 2021: https://daily.bandcamp.com/best-jazz/the-best-jazz-on-bandcamp-april-2021?utm_source=notification 

Most of the names are new to me, and I am looking forward to exploring these releases. These bandcamp jazz & experimental lists / specials / whatever they call them are compiled by knowledgeable people, which is a pleasant surprise. I remember being impressed by the mini-feature on Joe McPhee a coupe of years ago ( https://daily.bandcamp.com/lifetime-achievement/joe-mcphee-discography-guide ) - the writer (Marc Masters) obviously knows his McPhee. I would never expect companies with much more vast resources (Spotify, Apple, amazon) even contemplating doing something like this.       

 

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On 4/15/2021 at 6:19 PM, Д.Д. said:

I ordered that IST set some time ago - looking forward to it.
I got this new release on bandcamp - https://michaelmooreramboy.bandcamp.com/album/amulet - sweet clarinet / bass duos by Michael Moore and Paul Berner.    

Starting in on the IST 5 CD box. Sounds awesome and there is little I love more than dynamic improvisation with strings. Methinks I might truly treasure this collection. I love how they create percussion with their instruments. Important for me to let go of who is playing what.

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Mark at Confront sent a short film of their last gig to his email subscribers a couple of weeks ago, did you get it?

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2 hours ago, Steve Reynolds said:

Starting in on the IST 5 CD box. Sounds awesome and there is little I love more than dynamic improvisation with strings. Methinks I might truly treasure this collection. I love how they create percussion with their instruments. Important for me to let go of who is playing what.

I spent the week listening through this set, very very good. 

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