Jump to content

king ubu

  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Donations

    0.00 USD 

Posts posted by king ubu

  1. R-14493102-1575711395-8613.jpeg.jpg

    Pretty good I'd say, after one first spin ... rec 1996, thought to be lost (for technical reasons, the masters were unusable, the safety okay, but no one checked them at the time) ... can be found at DMG only, it seems. It is a Monk tribute of sorts, a rather free one mostly, but tunes get played – or referenced. There's even some ballad playing, Murray on brushes ...



  2. Got the Herman fairly early (and just played the first half of it, up to/including the Carnegie Hall concert – mighty fine!), but no news whatsoever on the Mobley, while a friend who ordered much later than me got a shipping notification two weeks ago ... guess I'll send a mail soon. On the other hand, shipping the Herman took them (aka Scott himself and alone?) about 3 months it seems ...

  3. On 20.12.2019 at 4:33 PM, felser said:


    On 20.12.2019 at 4:33 PM, felser said:

    Not in Zurich in the 90s ;)

    And then I went with the boxes (and happily so).

  4. Well, that's one opinion ... another one (i.e. mine ;)) is that the session sequence allows to follow chronologically a most fascinating journey, starting with "Filles" and morphing through various stages until the full stop after "Agartha" and "Pangaea" ...

    Albums I kept are just a few, "Someday My Prince Will Come" (not covered in any box), "Live-Evil", and also I did get the CD editions of "Big Fun" and "Get Up with It" -- why? Since I never knew those configurations before buying them boxes.

    I did get the mono albums  box later and am quite happy about it though, a fine addition (but also a remembrance that if you stick to LP configurations, you're missing out on the best track from the 1958 session with Trane and Evans  "Love for Sale").

  5. 12 hours ago, Д.Д. said:

    But "ezz-thetics" is not even the label name, it is just the name of the series. The legal entity is still Hat Hut Records Ltd. of Basel, Switzerland (see bottom right corner below).


    Well, my best guess is he kept the right to the name (and the website ... but left Outhere in the dark about keeping it in use). From what I heard they were apalled to hear about his new label. Guess he's some sort of pirate imat core.

  6. Wouldn't attribute too much to that, Outhere keeps imprints alive after takeover, or starts integrating them slowly (i.e. the alpha collection now includes Zig Zag discs, but for the larger and still alive Arcana, they seem to devise a separate nice price series, while for the also very much alive Ricercar they already did so).

    Outhere has only very few jazz releases in it's catalogue so far, while Hat Hut is a strong brand, so keeping the brand alive is probably part of the strategy (that still seems pretty non-existent so far).

    What I got to hear (ne hear-say, mind me!) is that he got paid a sum per master tape that amounts to a pretty nice starting budget for his current enterprise ... but that indeed with the sale he passed it all on (except for the url, but I'm not sure that was what Outhere expected ... it IS weird to use the old website to advertise the new label, but then I guess hathut.com still has plenty of traffic).

    On ezz-thetics (with an a at the end, my bad!) I agree, hope Uehlinger keeps up the pace.

  7. ezz-thetic - but listed hathut.com … that *is* confusing. And I guess I'll go for it, too!

    Got several others besides the fantastic Giuffre in the meantime. The Lossing, Shipp and Koglman are all pretty good, need more time/spins with the Studer, which to me on first Impression wasn't that easy to get into, but I may have picked the wrong day to give it a spin.

    Also just got Vol. 1. of Trane in Graz, but had no time yet to listen, same with Kimmig-Studer-Zimmerlin with George Lewis.

    Somehow, while Uehlinger still has weird ideas (the botched Marion Brown, re-programming the sequence of Trane in Graz …), it almost seems like he's back on track (and still the old stubborn self, pissing off the new owner of the Hat catalogue … after all, the Chinese logo on the ezz-thetic Releases seems to stand for … yup, right, "Hat Hut" of Course :lol: )

    I guess I'll consider Outhere on track with Hat once they put out the missing part of Braxton in Willisau ...

    Anyone knows if there are any plans regarding the Joe McPhee Recordings? Will he bring them back with CvsD or Not Two? I certainly hope to see some more of it being reissued.

    Btw, the new Rivers on NoBusiness is terrific!


  8. 12 hours ago, sidewinder said:

    The Universal site was still showing 8th Dec release date last time I looked. If it drags on further into Jan I will not be a happy camper !

    Well, funnily, Amazon just sent me a note apologising for the delay: the set shall be delivered between Dec 28 and 30, when it was to be delivered Jan 23 to 25 upon ordering. That's a funny conception of "delay" :D

  9. I found Rosenthal's book - a Long-form essay in many respects - very interesting and in some respects pretty thought-provoking, too (the "inclusive" Approach, mostly, which makes a lot of sense to me, and Rosenthal has a way of concisely putting things into just the right amount of words).

    Mathieson seems to have rather less appeal from what I gather here - or rather, as Big Beat Steve puts it, has to be taken for what it is ...

  10. 3 minutes ago, bresna said:

    Wasn't this whole bootleg series just a way to keep this stuff out of the public domain. Was it the EU that put in a "use it or lose it" clause? Whatever - I was under the impression that the Bob Dylan & Miles bootleg series were created to "use it" so that these recordings are now protected.

    In part, I guess ... but the Dylan series has gone far beyond the copyright threshold (music from the 70s and 80s). Similar, but not as clearly, with the MD series.

  11. 54 minutes ago, jazzbo said:

    I honestly think the estate may have thrown a wrench in the works somehow.

    The same estate that gets glorified in the liner notes to the new "Rubberband" disc ... actually I'd be curious to hear how those tapes sounded before the workover (which included, so the notes say, even note-for-note/tone-for-tone re-enactments on some tracks), that is beyond the couple of tracks that were included on the French Warner box ... but much more I'd have been interested in half a dozen or more further volumes of the MD bootleg series.

  12. Storyville seems to have failed to provide a line-up ... they list one on the website, and I guess there's no question marks generally:

    Cootie Williams, Harold “Money” Johnson, Eddie Preston, Mercer Ellington, John Coles (tp),
    Chuck Connors, Malcolm Taylor, Booty Wood (tb), 
    Russell Procope (as, cl),
    Harold “Geezil” Minerve (as, f, pi),
    Norris Turney (as, ts, cl, f),
    Harold Ashby (ts, cl),
    Paul Gonsalves (ts),
    Harry Carney (bars, cl, bcl),
    Duke Ellington (p), 
    Joe Benjamin (b),
    Rufus Jones (dr),
    Lena Junoff, Nell Brookshire, Tony Watkins (vcl)


    That is, generally ... but regarding the singers, there is. Reviews mention Nell Brookshire and Tony Watkins doing a rollicking or embarassing (depending on point of view) version of "One More Time (for the People)" a.k.a. "One More Once", but one of the Swedish reviews published via ellington.se fails to list both Lena Junoff and Nell Brookshire, instead providing Bobbi Gordon, while the other again mentions Brookshire/Watkins:



    review and links found here:



    Not that it matters all that much, but why can't Storyville list the personnel in their booklet?

  • Create New...