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  1. Up with some price reductions to the Hat titles and I also added a still sealed Muddy Waters box set from Hip-o-Select.
  2. Hello all, I have the following sets for sale. Unless otherwise noted, all are in like-new condition. Prices include shipping to the US; will ship internationally at cost. Box Sets: Bennie Green -- Bennie Green Mosaic Select $45 Charles Mingus -- Passions of a Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings $45 Bill Evans -- The Complete Riverside Recordings $65 Bud Powell -- The Complete Bud Powell On Verve $45 John Coltrane -- Live in Japan $20 Individual CDs on Hatology Label: Steve Lacy -- Clinkers $10 Steve Lacy/Brion Gysin -- Songs $10 Steve Lacy -- Morning Joy $10 Joe McPhee -- Survival Unit II with Clifford Thornton $10 Joe McPhee -- Tenor and Fallen Angels $10 Joe McPhee -- Sweet Freedom, Now What? $10 Joe McPhee -- As Serious As Your Life $10 (some wear to outer spine) Joe McPhee -- Po Music, Oleo $10 (minor wear to outer spine) Blue Note CDs Hank Mobley -- Thinking of Home $10 (BN Conn) Andrew Hill -- Pax $10 (BN Conn) Bobby Hutcherson -- San Francisco $10 (SHM Japan) CDs from America Series Paul Bley -- Improvisie $10 CDs from Improvised Music From Japan Label Yumiko Tanaka -- Tayutauta $10 Sachiko M/Andrea Neumann -- In Case of Fire Take The Stairs $10 Sachiko M -- Bar Sachiko $10 Otomo Yoshihide -- Ensemble Cathode $10 Toshimaru Nakamura -- Side Guitar $10 Ami Yoshida -- Tiger Thrush $10 Aki Onda -- Bon Voyage! $10 Toshimaru Nakamura/Tetuzi Akiyama -- Meeting At Off Site, Vol. 1 $10 Toshimaru Nakamura/Tetuzi Akiyama -- Meeting At Off Site, Vol. 2 $10 Toshimaru Nakamura/Tetuzi Akiyama -- Meeting At Off Site, Vol. 3 $10
  3. These cheap CD reissues are the death of goodness.
  4. As I have been reading it, one of the things that I've started to wonder about is to what extent the kinds of spirituality invoked by jazz musicians is generational, both in the historical sense of the book's heavier focus on musicians of the 1960s and thereafter, and also in the biographical sense of musicians gravitating towards these concerns as they gain more age and experience. The other thing I was reflecting on last night was how many of the voices in the book are now deceased, or are now of very advanced age. So the book has also made me reflect more on the future of jazz. The one thing I can say is that it is very gratifying to read a book that takes so seriously the very musicians that I admire most--Ayler, John Carter, the Art Ensemble, Sun Ra, Dennis Gonzalez, etc. I can imagine in another author's hands that would have been very different.
  5. I'm most of the way through this now. It's a fantastic book, beautifully written and almost overwhelmingly stimulating and inspiring. All the quotations from the various musicians mentioned are worth the price of admission alone, but Jason did a fantastic job weaving them together and putting them in conversation with one another. I can't recommend the book highly enough.
  6. I very much like Powell's playing on the Steeplechase sets. I'm not a fan of the school of analysis that has dismissed most of Powell's recordings because they don't measure up to the time of his mythic greatness.
  7. That would be great, Jason. Drop me a line if you are ever going to be in the area. And congratulations on the new book!
  8. Already ordered and received, and just read the first chapter. Fantastic writing so far. Can't wait to read the rest.
  9. Clifford Thornton, The Panther and the Lash
  10. PM coming on the following: Hank Mobley -- Thinking of Home Hank Mobley -- The Flip Bobby Hutcherson -- Now Sam Rivers -- Contours Andrew Hill -- Pax Jackie McLean -- Tippin' The Scales Herbie Hancock -- The Prisoner
  11. Is this the set to get if one wants to best get acquainted with Braxton's GTM period? Or would one of the earlier releases be better?
  12. I'm not into the ECM aesthetic anymore but I've always really liked Ralph Towner's output on the label, including the duos with Gary Peacock. And Abdullah Ibrahim's African Piano is a great record.
  13. Up: I'm still looking for this set, if anyone is interested in selling or trading it to me. Thanks!
  14. Updated, with some price drops. I will also listen to best offers.
  15. Hello, I need to sell off a bunch of sets to finance another purchase. Accordingly I'm offering the following. Prices include shipping to the US. Paypal only, PM if interested. I will also listen to best offers on these. Mosaic Sets: Horace Parlan -- Complete Horace Parlan Blue Note Sessions $110 Stanley Turrentine -- Blue Note Stanley Turrentine Quintet/Sextet Sessions $65
  16. Does anyone know if the Keeping Time book is sold out, or if there is still someplace one can order a copy?
  17. Of the non-Parker stuff, what do you think is the best, and where would one get it? Who would be able to answer THAT adequately, not knowing your tastes and preferences in every detail? Dexter Gordon is fine, Howard McGhee is fine, Sonny Berman is fine, Dodo Marmarosa is fine, The Hermanites are fine, etc. etc. The Dexter Gordon and Dodo Marmarosa tracks may be most "seminal" ones in certain repsects but all of them deserve exploring by anybody interested in the classics of bebop jazz. Impossible to choose (select) really by way of recommendation. I Because it is boring for me to tell you what my tastes are. I already know my tastes. I know what I like. I want to know what I don't know I like.
  18. Of the non-Parker stuff, what do you think is the best, and where would one get it?
  19. Would this set be worth getting for someone who already has all the Parker Dials and doesn't want them again?
  20. A great box set tells a story the way a great novel tells a story. I sometimes think the overemphasis on completeness detracts from some box sets. I'm not against including everything per se, but sometimes the focus on getting everything gets in the way of telling the story of the music. The accompanying notes are also important, but I'm not a fan of the blow-by-blow analysis that you often see in Mosaic booklets, for instance. I like better the essays that accompanied the Miles Davis metal spine sets, which for my money are the most important and valuable box sets in jazz history. One of my favorites from that series was actually The Complete In A Silent Way Sessions. I already had all the material before getting the box set, but the chronological order combined with the presentation made me appreciate the music in a different way, and better understand how it captured the changes that were occurring in Miles's life and music at this time. In general I think Mosaic is a bit overrated; I've never been a fan of the black-and-white presentation for the music, and wish the packaging would get more creative and more in harmony with the particular music that's being presented. Aside from the Miles box sets, I also really love the Ornette Coleman Beauty Is A Rare Thing set, and the Coltrane Prestige and Village Vanguard sets. But if my house was burning down and I had time to save one shelf of my music, it would be the one with the Miles Columbia sets. All of them are valuable and important. I've never understood why they didn't complete the arc with an Agharta/Pangaea set.
  21. I have the following CDs for sale. Shipping is free to the US if you buy at least 2 discs. For one disc orders or for international deliveries I will ship at cost. These discs do not include jewel cases. If you would like a jewel case, that can be arranged. Everything else (discs, booklets, J-cards, etc.) are in excellent condition. Paypal only, PM if interested. Muhal Richard Abrams -- Afrisong (Why Not) $6 Lorez Alexandria -- Alexandria the Great (Impulse) $5 Derek Bailey -- Playing (Incus) $7 Billy Bang -- Rainbow Gladiator (Soul Note) $5 Clusone Trio -- I Am An Indian (Gramavision--hole punch through barcode) $4 Clusone 3 -- An Hour With (Hatology) $7 Ted Curson -- Blue Piccolo (Why Not) $6 Les Diaboliques -- Splitting Image (Intakt) $7 Duke Ellington -- Far East Suite (Bluebird) $5 Gil Evans -- The Individualism of Gil Evans (Verve) $5 Gil Evans -- Out of the Cool (Impulse) $6 Simon H. Fell -- Frank & Max: Bass Solos, 2001-2011 (Bo'Weavil) $6 Curtis Fuller -- Soul Trombone/Cabin in the Sky) (Impulse) $5 Johnny Griffin -- The Johnny Griffin Quartet (Argo) $5 Barry Guy -- Elsie Jo Live (Maya) $7 Steve Lacy -- Snips (Jazz Magnet ) $5 Roscoe Mitchell -- Composition/Improvisation Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (ECM) $6 Evan Parker -- Scenes in the House of Music (Clean Feed) $6 Evan Parker -- Time Lapse (Tzadik) $6 Evan Parker -- The Moment's Energy (ECM) $6 Tomasz Stanko -- Dark Eyes (ECM) $7 Tomasz Stanko -- Suspended Night (ECM) $7 Otomo Yoshihide -- Anode (Tzadik) $6 Otomo Yoshihide -- Cathode (Tzadik) $6 Lester Young -- Lester Young Trio (Verve) $5
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