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  1. Hey- I'm looking for the best CD reissue of the Dec. 1943 recording session with Coleman Hawkins and Oscar Pettiford. I think the recording date was Dec. 23, 1943. I've seen a couple tracks offered in compilations, but I'm looking for the entire session, and the best sound that I can find. Thanks for any help.
  2. Well Valerie Wilmer's book has this to say: That's not really an answer to the question, though.
  3. I'm having a hard time with this one. Szwed's Ra biography just says that Sanders worked his way into the band. A couple newspaper articles online state that Sanders was working as a waiter and selling his blood for cash at this time. Then he moved into the Arkestra's house, but I'm not sure what he was doing other than getting lectures from Ra.
  4. Hooked onto this thread, way too late, but here's my offering based on the artists I have multiple albums of in my collection: AMM - Newfoundland Art Ensemble of Chicago - Les Stances A Sophie Albert Ayler - Slug's Saloon Derek Bailey - Improvisation Billy Bang - Commandment Art Blakey - Free For All Anthony Braxton - For Alto Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin' Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come John Coltrane - A Love Supreme Miles Davis - Miles Smiles Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch Jimmy Giuffre - 1961 Dexter Gordon - Our Man in Paris Grant Green - Idle Moments Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage Andrew Hill - Judgment!!! Freddie Hubbard - Night of the Cookers Bobby Hutcherson - Oblique Booker Little - Out Front Jackie McLean - Let Freedom Ring Charles Mingus - Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus Hank Mobley - Soul Station Thelonious Monk - Monk's Music Lee Morgan - Search for the New Land Sachiko M - Good Morning Good Night Toshimaru Nakamura - Side Guitar Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus Keith Rowe - Duos for Doris Wayne Shorter - The All Seeing Eye Taku Sugimoto - Live in Australia Sun Ra - When Angels Speak of Love Cecil Taylor - Indent
  5. I have for trade the 9 disc Sonny Stitt set from Mosaic. The entire thing is in like-new condition. PM me with any offers.
  6. I prefer to get the box sets because, unlike the individual cds, you can bludgeon people to death with them. This one guy came in to my house once and I surprised him by beating him repeatedly over the head with the Coltrane Prestige box, and then switching to one of the Miles' metal spine boxes. He was gone inside of 10 minutes. But then once I tried the same thing with this OTHER guy, but instead had to use a Japanese mini-LP, and was less impressed with the results. The guy just said "Can you quit doing that, please?"
  7. Last year I was having a REALLY bad day and in order to cheer myself up I just went to Borders and unloaded full price for this set. It made me feel good at the time and I'm still glad I did it, even though now I could buy it from Concord for about 25 percent of what I paid last year. Also, this set is a fucking monster. It will eat your children for breakfast and crap them out before lunch time.
  8. It's pretty funny, actually. A thread about a thread. The Jazzcorner thread is pushing 500 posts, this one is pushing 100+...let it never be said that Stanley Crouch fails to draw a crowd.
  9. Or better yet, judging by the enthusiasm for Mosaic's products, you could reserve one last box set of every OOP set in their back catalogue. Hide them all in a room full of straw that goes up to your knees. You have five minutes. Go.
  10. Seriously, that's a pretty lame contest. What they should do instead is make it like that game show for kids in the 80s where they had to run around a toy store frantically throwing as many toys as they could into their shopping cart. Same deal, except cds. Aisle after Aisle of common, uncommon, hard-to-find, and OOP cds from the Concord vaults. You get a shopping cart and five minutes. Go.
  11. Holy crap, when do you guys have that kind of time to listen to 30+ discs from one shipment? I mean, if you buy too much heroin you just overdose, but you actually have to listen to the CDs, you can't just inject them into your arm...
  12. Yeah, the thread is getting uglier. Lois has really shot herself in the foot with her behavior. It's not a good idea to piss off the people whose participation keeps your site active.
  13. Well, I've been posting at JC for almost three years. It's like a strange addiction. I've been trying to move over here for jazz-related discussion, as there is little to be found there, but it's hard to do. I used to post at JC as crawjo, now I go both there and here as Face of the Bass. JC does have a lot of nice people there, and it is a great place to talk about sports and the like. Hi Chris.
  14. Hmmm...good point. I should be more specific: I wish they would reissue more titles that I'm actually interested in. Every Blue Note batch, there's usually at two or three that grab me.
  15. It'd be nice if the Prestige reissue program would mix in a few more wildcards and less of the obvious stuff that has already been released/reissued many times, like the Miles, Dolphy, and Rollins.
  16. Well, this one here is a 24-bit RVG remaster. I just love the mini-lp design and the sound on this one is great to my ears. I read in a different thread where somebody suggested that the quality of the remastering of the Japanese reissues has declined in the last few years or so, so I was wondering if it was a "safer bet" to go after the JRVGs from the 1990s, as opposed to the more recent ones.
  17. I recently picked up my first of these from another board member, Kenny Drew's Undercurrent, and on my third listen I am blown away by the sound quality and also love the packaging. I'm starting this thread to see if anybody has any more of these that they are looking to unload, but also to try to find out the ins and outs of Japanese reissues, which seem to be ubiquitous. From comments made on other threads, I gather that some feel that the remastering quality has gone into decline in recent years. If this this the case, when did these reissues reach their peak? Thanks!
  18. PM sent on Strange Strings and Night of the Purple Moon.
  19. Glad you're enjoying it, Conn. That's one that I could just never get into.
  20. I have for sale or trade the Andrew Hill and Charles Tolliver Mosaic Selects. If interested in buying, the price is $30 for each set, shipping in the US included. Both sets are in used but like-new condition. For international shipping rates, please contact me to arrange a price. I will only accept payments via Paypal. If you'd like to trade, send me a list of what you have available. I'd be willing to do a straight up Mosaic-for-Mosaic deal depending on the set, and also am right now looking for some 1960s Impulse cd reissues. Thanks!
  21. PM sent on Sun Ra's Nuits de la fondation maeght, vol. 1.
  22. I picked this book up on a whim last week and have been extremely impressed with it so far, about 50 pages in. The design and layout of the book are worth the price alone, but it also contains a lot of very interesting nuggets and anecdotes about the music, as well as the personalities behind the label. The best jazz book I've come across in the past couple years.
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