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  1. 22 hours ago, JSngry said:

    It has the lots of good pictures too, right? David Weiss promised that it would, right here on this board.

    I do think there might be a degree of hesitancy because of the previous 3 CD set, that had a "wow" factor then. People are probably wondering, well, if it's all so good, why didn't they do THIS back then? Fair question, and obvious answers. And the whole VINYL!!!! angle was very off-putting, imo. The CD option was not put out there right away, nor was the price point.

    But hell, it was a great band, on fire for sure. No reason to avoid it, even if the immediate WOW factor has weakened over time and because of circumstances. I wanted to make sure that I got it to have on hand when the time came to get into it. That time is forthcoming, but it is not immediate. Same thing with the Mingus Bremen set, had to have it, got it right away, preordered, but didn't crak it open until last week. GREAT music there, too, but...no sense of urgency to hear it RIGHT NOW for me. just...soon enough.

    Having said that...if you like the LP iteration and haven't fully immersed in the 3CD set, then there's no reason not to get this right away. This was a band to reckon with, for sure.

    The photos are fantastic. It's a beautiful set. I'm so grateful that they released all this material and gave it the treatment it deserved. 

  2. 14 hours ago, JSngry said:

    Because it's 50 years old now. Because I pretty much already know what it's all going to be, even if that is indeed great. Because it looked like  it was going to be another exploitative LP Con Job. Because a lot of music has come into my head in the (how many ever) years it's been since Plugged Nickel was a REAL mindfuck of a livebox set. Because, as much as this type of stuff is tattooed onto me very being, I'm not needing to get the old tattoos freshened up again. I got SO much stuff on tap that is either brand new or still mew-ish, I was really, all, let the kids take care of this business, it will be fun for them and their turntables. Me, been there, done that. More than a few times 

    But - there ended up being a very reasonably priced CD edition. And most morely important, David Weiss promised plenty of nice new pictures.

    When I finally get around to opening it up, there better had be!

    To my ears so far this set is the best new archival jazz release in years. 

  3. I have the following sets for sale. Prices include shipping to the US. Inquire for shipping costs internationally. PayPal only, PM if interested!

    Louis Armstrong -- The Columbia and Victor Live Recordings of Louis Armstrong and HIs All-Stars (Mosaic 9 Disc Set in Like New Condition) $130 

    Louis Armstrong -- Columbia and RCA Victor Studio Sessions, 1946-66 (Mosaic 7 Disc Set still Fully Sealed, never opened) $105

    Bunny Berigan -- Selected Sides, 1931-1937 (JSP 4 Disc Set in Like New Condition) $10

    Chuck Berry -- The Great Twenty-Eight Super Deluxe Edition (4-LP Set, Still Sealed, never opened) $85

    Miles Davis -- The Last Word: The Warner Brothers Years (8 Disc Set in Like New Condition) $55

    Charles Mingus -- At Bremen 1964 and 1975 (4 Disc Set, Lightly Used, Discs Play Perfectly) $25 

    Various Artists -- The Savory Collection, 1935-1940 (Mosaic 6 Disc Set, Like New Condition, Discs 3-6 Still Sealed) $85


  4. 5 hours ago, Д.Д. said:

    Yes, I just got it last week (together with the Born Free set https://www.discogs.com/Various-Born-Free-The-12th-German-Jazz-Festival/release/7946043 ). Not sure when I listen to it, but when I do I will remember to post my impressions here. 

    Thanks! I'm kind of surprised that no one has mentioned it here. People on this board, including myself, generally are obsessive when it comes to tracking down box sets!

  5. 44 minutes ago, felser said:

    I like the Nik Bartsch titles I have heard.   Not much use for the label overall at this late date.

    Yeah, that's actually why I made it specific to the 21st century. Most of the time when people list their favorite ECM records, there's a lot of stuff from back in the 1970s. Given how much music ECM puts out, I figured there's probably some good stuff that I've missed. 

  6. I have the following box sets for sale. Prices include shipping to the US, will ship internationally at cost. 

    Art Ensemble -- 1967/68 Box Set (There is no outer case, but the jewel cases, booklet, and CDs are all in like new condition.) $70

    Bunny Berigan --
    Selected Sides, 1931-1937 (like new condition) $15

    Chuck Berry -- Great 28 Super Deluxe Edition (Vinyl Box set, still sealed) $100

    Miles Davis -- The Last Word (Discs, Booklet, and case all in like new condition.) $50

    Joe Harriott --
    The Joe Harriott Story (Discs, booklet, and case all in like new condition.) $15

    Joe Henderson
     -- The Milestone Years (Discs and booklet in like new condition. There is significant shelf wear to the outer box, with a tear about the size of a quarter on the front cover.) $80

    Billie Holiday -- The Complete Billie Holiday on Verve (This is the Euro cube release of the box set. Like new condition.) $60

    Thelonious Monk --
    18 Avril 1961: Live in Paris (like new condition) $25

    Charlie Parker -- The Complete Dean Benedetti Recordings (Mosaic, like new condition) $150

    Wayne Shorter -- The Complete Columbia Album Collection (like new condition) $25

    Nate Wooley -- The Complete Syllables Music $20

    Lester Young -- The Complete Lester Young Studio Sessions on Verve (like new condition) $75

    Paypal only, PM if interested. Thanks for looking!

  7. I used to be heavily into this scene about 10-15 years ago but lost track of it since about 2010 or so. I unfortunately don't live near where these performers can be seen live (when there are live performances, that is). What are the best avant-free jazz recordings of the last 5-10 years? I want to get back into it.  

  8. I have the following jazz cds for sale. Prices include shipping within the US, with the exception that you have to spend at least $10 to get the free shipping. Otherwise, it is $3 for shipping. Will ship at cost internationally. All discs, booklets and tray cards are in like new condition. I discard most of my jewel cases, so where you see an * next to a title, it means there is no jewel case and all materials will be shipped in a plastic sleeve. 

    PayPal only, PM if interested. Thanks for looking!

    Ambrose Akinmusire -- Origami Harvest $5*
    Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers --
    Complete Concert at Club Saint-Germain $7
    Paul Bley/Evan Parker/Barre Phillips --
    Time Will Tell $5*
    Peter Brotzmann -
    For Adolphe Sax $6*
    Kenny Burrell --
    Introducing Kenny Burrell (BN Conn) $10
    Don Cherry --
    Brown Rice $5*
    Alice Coltrane --
    Huntington Ashram Monastery/World Galaxy $5*
    Nathan Davis --
    If $10* 
    Duke Ellington -- Piano in the Foreground $5*
    Barry Guy/Marilyn Crispell/Paul Lytton -- Phases of the Night $5*
    Eric Harland --
    Voyager: Live by Night $5*
    Joe Henderson -- Power to the People (Keepnews Collection) $6*
    Vijay Iyer -- Reimagining $5*
    Leroy Jenkins --
    Space Minds, New Worlds, Survival of America $5*
    George Lewis --
    Homage to Charles Parker $6*
    Tony Malaby's Tubacello -- Scorpion Eater $5
    Howard McGhee --
    Complete Savoy & Dial Masters $7*
    Howard McGee --
    Howard McGee/Introducing the Kenny Drew Trio (BN Conn) $7*
    Trio 3 -- Refraction: Breakin' Glass $7*
    Trio 3 --
    Time Being $7*
    McCoy Tyner -- Horizon (Keepnews Collection) $6*

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