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  1. I here ya about playing them again--sounds like a plan. Think Chuck was being facetious... Facetious, eh? As far as I understand it, the master tape was played and copied once to one other 2 in. tape, losing as little information as possible because it is tape to tape. That second tape then copies all the subsequent ordered tapes. So, besides my one lucky listening session, the only time the original source was played was to make the first copy. If you had been me, would you not have accepted an offer to listen to the original just once? Is it too sacred never to be enjoyed? Of course, I understand that every time you play a tape, just like a record, on a miniscule level it destroys it at the same time, but I don't feel responsible for the almost certainly unidentifiable damage done for my evening there. Also, for a project like this, I am pretty sure profit is not the first thing on their minds.
  2. I did notice the dropout; in fact, it scared the crap out of me! I here ya about playing them again--sounds like a plan.
  3. The license is by album, and they have the rights indefinitely, as long as The Tape Project remains. They'll do it as long as they can.
  4. The Trio--Hank Jones, Wendell Marshall, Kenny Clarke (with Donald Byrd, Joe Wilder, Herbie Mann, Matty Dice, Jerome Richardson, Eddie Jones)--Savoy Records 12053, High Fidelity, RVG stamp, Mono, 1956
  5. It was pretty centered--perhaps to the right a bit though. I'd imagine they have had standard set-ups for recording at the Vanguard. I'm not really sure where the piano was though.
  6. It was pretty centered--perhaps to the right a bit though.
  7. Jinx! A great default record for most situations.
  8. This is my first post, so I'm a little nervous, but here we go... Although he isn't nearly as interested with Jazz as I am, my roommate is a true audiophile. He can always hear if a record is from digital rather than analog, just by listening. He works at a recording studio in downtown San Francisco and told me one day a month ago, "Hey, Jay, how would you like to come into the studio some night next week. I am working on this new thing called 'The Tape Project,' and, if you want to, you can come by to listen to the actual original master tapes of some classic albums we are using for it." Distracted, I said, "Maybe, I'll see what my schedule is like... what do you have for Jazz?" He replied, "Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins and Waltz for Debby by Bill Evans." My heart started racing. Visions flashed through my mind of exorbitant prices for first pressings of these remarkable titles on eBay: http://www.popsike.com/php/detaildata.php?...nr=380002349523 and http://www.popsike.com/php/detaildata.php?...nr=330161999797 I never thought I'd be able to afford to own or even hear an early or original pressing of either of these albums, let alone the actual master tape! Obviously, I accepted the offer. He extended the invitation to my girlfriend and her father, who was visiting for the week. We arrived, my roommate let me sit in the sweet spot of the room, and he set up the reel to reel tape of Saxophone Colossus on the studio's machine. It was without a doubt the most extraordinary listening experience I've ever had. Everything was crisp, warm, clean, and cookin'. Roach sounded particularly tight and clearer on drums. I was literally blown away by Rollins. Waltz for Debby was next. I felt like I was sitting in the Vanguard. I could hear glasses clink and people talk--almost to the point where it was annoying. My mind ran along the board of LaFaro's bass trying to catch up with Evans as they inevitably crossed harmony again and again. A big Bill Evans fan, it nearly put my girlfriend's father to tears--needless to say, I am now welcomed into the family! It was one of the most memorable nights of my jazz appreciating life. I thought I'd share this as a nice introductory story, but also to see what people think of the idea of the Tape Project, and if any of you are subscribers. Basically, the way it works is that they are the first and only company leasing original master tapes to write 15ips half track analog reel to reel tapes for normal consumers who have the cash and interest (only about $200 per album--still too much for me, considering I don't have a tape machine, though). I think it's a great idea, though. For those of you who are tired of searching for original pressings and dissatisfied with the quality of the vinyl in audiophile reissues, it seems like a reasonable solution. You can either subscribe to have them send you every album in their catalogue (per year--including other genres), or select albums among their catalogue. Here is the website: http://www.tapeproject.com/
  9. I got the same e-mail. Crossing my fingers...
  10. Vic Dickenson & Joe Thomas - Mainstream lp on Atlantic OG...Features: Johnny Letman, Dickie Wells, Buddy Tate, Buster Bailey, Herbie Nichols, Everett Barksdale, Bill Pemberton, Jimmie Crawford, Buck Clayton, Hal Singer, Herbie Hall, Al Williams, Danny Barker, Gene Ramey, Marquis Foster. Nichols is nice! I got this on Ebay for $6 because they spelled his name DickeRson! Noone else bid.
  11. I have the Monk: Black Lion/Vogue LP set, but I am missing the booklet. Any way someone wouuld be kind enough to scan or send a copy? It would be greatly appreciated!
  12. http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/store/arti...4090340,00.html
  13. PM sent on Horace Parlan Mosaic Thanks
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