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  1. I just ordered these 12 CDs from a favorite Discogs vendor: - Luis Bonilla - I Talking Now! (Planet Arts/Now Jazz Consortium) - William Cepeda - Bombazo: Grupo Afro (Blue Jackel) - Francisco Mário - Retratos / Conversa de Cordas, Couros, Palhetas e Metais (Milestone World Music/Caju Music) - Diane Moser - Birdsongs (Planet Arts) - Milton Nascimento - Miltons (Columbia) - Scott Tixier - Cosmic Adventure (Sunnyside) - Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 / Bruno Walter, Columbia Symphony Orchestra (Sony Classical) - Debussy: Images; Études / Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Warner Classics) - Granados: Alicia De Larrocha Plays Granados and Others (MCA Classics, 2 CDs) - Roussel: Symphonies Nos. 1 "Le Poème De La Forêt" and 3 / Charles Dutoit, Orchestre National De France (Erato) - Schumann: Phantasiestücke; Blumenstück; Davidsbündlertänze / Vladimir Ashkenazy (Decca) - Strauss: Don Quixote (with P. Fournier); Hornkonzert No. 2 (with N. Hauptmann) / Herbert von Karajan, BPO (DG) As the cost of used vinyl continues to rise, the cost of used CDs keep falling. So there are some amazing deals to be had out there. The total for all of these (including shipping & tax) was $32.
  2. Now listening to this British saxophone quartet while watching football -- 🏈, not ⚽ -- with the TV muted: Itchy Fingers - Full English Breakfast (Enja, 1993)
  3. That's a great photo of Strayhorn. Never seen it before.
  4. Carnegie Hall isn't necessarily a jazz venue -- it's more a music venue -- but nonetheless:
  5. Next up: Some strong Albert Dailey on this LP too. Yes sir. Good stuff!
  6. I'm with you, Daniel. Once in a very blue moon, I'll scratch a record. But that's extremely rare. As for degradation of the vinyl, I'm certain that 99.9% of the LPs in my collection will be around (and perfectly playable) long after I'm gone. I don't have enough time left to worry about them wearing out. Yep. The mutability of vinyl is precisely what makes LPs "more fun" to collect than CDs.
  7. Going back into some older stuff: Jimmie Noone & Earl Hines - "At The Apex Club" 1928 (MCA) Jazz Heritage Series Vol. 14
  8. Well... I dunno. From where I'm sitting, sometimes vinyl makes sense and sometimes it doesn't. Consider two examples of rare Strata-East records that I'd wanted for a long time. Both were cost-prohibitive in the used marketplace: Arc Records reissued Shirley Scott's One for Me on CD and LP. I got the CD. It was less expensive. Plus, the CD allowed me to rip the music and load it to the micro-SD card on my phone for portability. Pure Pleasure reissued Harold Vick's Don't Look Back on LP only. I got the LP. I paid about $35 for it, and I haven't regretted it for a second. 95% of my vinyl purchases are used (and 95% of those are sub-$10), but -- occasionally -- something like this comes along and it make sense. That's how I look at it. Others have different ways of calculating the value. As long as it makes sense to them, then I say it makes sense.
  9. Absolutely. They're excellent. I've picked them up here and there over the years, and I've never regretted getting any of them. The James P. Johnson and the Sidney Bechet sets are what I pull from the shelf most often. But you really can't go wrong with any of them, imo. Listening to more Jug. These two are from '73: and
  10. Fascinating read. Thanks for sharing that, Daniel. Most of your predictions were spot-on. A few forum members in the thread mentioned vinyl. But I don't think many folks expected young people -- not just audiophiles -- to embrace LPs like they have. It's still seems strange (to me) that big-box stores like Walmart and Target are stocking vinyl. Admittedly, it's only stuff with mass appeal. But I never expected to see that again after LPs were phased out in the late-80s & early-90s. It's a time warp!
  11. This thread isn't limited to new releases, but -- just to stir the pot a little -- here is the New York Times list of their "Best (ahem!) Jazz Albums of 2022": Cécile McLorin Salvant, ‘Ghost Song’ Immanuel Wilkins, ‘The 7th Hand’ Fred Moten, Brandon López and Gerald Cleaver, ‘Moten/López/Cleaver’ Anteloper, ‘Pink Dolphins’ David Virelles, ‘Nuna’ Samara Joy, ‘Linger Awhile’ Moor Mother, ‘Jazz Codes’ Angelica Sanchez Trio, ‘Sparkle Beings’ Makaya McCraven, ‘In These Times’ Samora Pinderhughes, ‘Grief’ Thoughts? ******************************** More grist for the mill of conversation. Another year-end list from Jazzwise: 1 Cécile McLorin Salvant Ghost Song Nonesuch 2 Charles Lloyd Trios: Chapel Blue Note 3 Immanuel Wilkins The 7th Hand Blue Note 4 Mary Halvorson Amaryllis/Belladonna Nonesuch 5 Fergus McCreadie Forest Floor Edition 6 Redman, Mehldau, McBride, Blade Long Gone Nonesuch 7 Avishai Cohen Trio Shifting Sands Naīve 8 Nduduzo Makhathini In The Spirit of Ntu Blue Note 9 Trish Clowes A View With A Room Greenleaf Music 10 Terri Lyne Carrington New Standards Vol.1 Candid 11 Julia Hülsmann Quartet The Next Door ECM 12 Tigran Hamasyan StandArt Nonesuch 13 Julian Lage View With A Room Blue Note 14 Oded Tzur Isabela ECM 15 Gareth Williams Short Stories Miles Music 16 Arun Ghosh Seclused In Light Camoci 17 Ches Smith Interpret It Well Pyroclastic Records 18 Charles Lloyd Trios: Sacred Thread Blue Note 19 Brad Mehldau Jacob's Ladder Nonesuch 20 Alina Bzhezhinska Reflections BBE IMO, the idea that there's such a thing as the "best jazz" during any given year is a misguided, silly notion. However, I am interested in hearing what YOU may happen to think about these releases -- or any others that grabbed your ears in 2022.
  12. Next up, prompted by another thread: Gene Ammons - Night Lights (Prestige) with Wynton Kelly, George Duvivier, and Rudy Collins Recorded in 1970 but not released until 1985, this top-shelf Jug session hasn't ever been reissued digitally in toto. Three of the LP's six cuts are on the A Stranger in Town CD -- but the other three are only available in analog-land. So put the needle in the groove, baby!!!
  13. One thing funny/odd thing about this thread: When EKE BBB started it in 2005, most listeners wanted their vinyl albums to be reissued on CD. These days, it seems like vinyl reissues are more common -- or at least just as common -- as CD reissues. But who could have foreseen the vinyl resurgence? I know I didn't. I suppose the ubiquity of streaming has reduced the demand for digital versions. Technology has turned things upside down.
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