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Stan Kenton--Cuban Fire (side 1) (Capitol, turquoise label)

I've never found a better-sounding version of this album than the original turquoise. The CD sounds like it was mastered from a cassette.

Yes, I was happy to find an unblemished copy of this one recently (along with Contemporary Concepts).

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Classic jazz in two flavors:

George Lewis at Dixieland Hall (Nobility) A 1965 recording from Preservation Hall's short-lived competitor. The little-remembered New Orleans trumpeter Josh Willis played with Lewis for much of the 1960s. I love his playing; he was a generation younger than Lewis, and showed an awareness of both Bobby Hackett and Dizzy Gillespie.

Lester Young/JATP - Carnegie Blues (Verve) Prez sounds good on the 1946 tracks, fabulous in 1953, and kind of sad in 1957.

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Sabbath Assembly - Restored To One (AJNA)


Product decription from Amazon.com:

'Restored to One' is a modern response to the musical activities of a cult who used music to spread their visions of Gnostic reconciliation in a time of cataclysmic change. Sabbath Assembly has re-charged the original hymns of the Process Church of the Final Judgment and worked them into moving renditions that unite the trinity of rock, psychedelic and gospel into one triumphant re-awakening.

The Process Church was an intensely creative, apocalyptic shadow side to the flower-powered '60s and New Age '70s. The influential group opened Chapters in London, Europe and across the United States. Dressing in black cloaks and walking the streets with German Shepherds, they created their own heavily-designed magazines and promoted a controversial, quasi-Gnostic theology that reconciled Christ and Satan through awareness and love. Marianne Faithful, George Clinton and Mick Jagger participated in Process publications, and Funkadelic reproduced Process writings in two of its albums.

The Process Church has been accused of being part of a widespread Satanic underground conspiracy by true crime pulps, most notably Ed Sanders' The Family, which linked the family to the Manson murders. The real story of this never indicted by secretive group and its true leadership has at last emerged with Feral House's LOVE SEX FEAR DEATH: The Inside Story of The Process Church of the Final Judgment written by former members, including Timothy Wyllie, and edited by Adam Parfrey.

The recording follows on the heels of a highly successful, strategically planned series of live shows across the US in the fall of 2009, which presented a ceremony featuring "Sabbath Assembly" performing the original hymns of the Church - all previously unrecorded. More live events shall follow along with a documentary on the PROCESS made by William Morris of Skinny Puppy, a video for a song from the coming release, standard CD and LP releases and an archival LP box set (including readings of Process sacred literature by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Adam Parfrey, and Lydia Lunch, as well as LOVE SEX FEAR DEATH author Timothy Wyllie), and an off-Broadway theatre extravaganza based on the rise and fall of the Church titled "Gaming the Gods."

'Restored to One' features the following:

JEX THOTH - Jex Thoth (I Hate Records), Wooden Wand and the Vanishing Voice (Ecstatic Peace/5RC), James Jackson Toth (Rykodisc)

DAVE NUSS - Drummer, No-Neck Blues Band member, Sound at One records proprietor. Organizer of Yahowha 13/Source Family first-ever East Coast appearances and curator of Source Family's Magnificence in the Memory archival release (Drag City, 2009).

The album is produced by: RANDALL DUNN- recording engineer genius known for his work with Earth, Sunn0))) and numerous other heavies.

Edited by J.H. Deeley
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