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27 minutes ago, jlhoots said:

What US dealer(s) have it??

Sorry, I was referring to my Belgian classical purchase.

I checked (my most likely suspects: DMG, Squidco, DG and Forced Exposure) yesterday and did not find any US dealers stocking the Ahmed box. Although Dusty Groove showed an upcoming 2-LP set on Astral Spirits (iirc) that might be a subset of the box.

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22 minutes ago, T.D. said:

Sorry, I was referring to my Belgian classical purchase.

I checked (my most likely suspects: DMG, Squidco, DG and Forced Exposure) yesterday and did not find any US dealers stocking the Ahmed box. Although Dusty Groove showed an upcoming 2-LP set on Astral Spirits (iirc) that might be a subset of the box.

The Astral Spirits is not a subset. Different concert, from Glasgow.

I bought my copy from Seymour Wright in person the other day and had a very pleasant short chat with him. He was very pleased with how both the box set and the AS double LP have come out.

I haven't listened to the LP release yet.

 

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My newest one is out today from Intakt...it's 'Musho', a long-standing collaboration with Sofia Jernberg (although it's our first release!). Please do check it out! https://alexanderhawkinsintakt.bandcamp.com/album/musho

...a series of takes on a variety of songs from Ethiopia, Sweden, Armenia and the UK...

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On 4/15/2024 at 11:54 AM, mjazzg said:

I bought the 5CD box set of [ahmed], two discs in and it's a blast. They're certainly developing a signature sound, possibly not for everyone, that's taking the acoustic quartet to places it rarely visits.

https://ahmedquartet.bandcamp.com/album/giant-beauty
 

 

Too late. The CD set is "sold out".

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On 4/15/2024 at 6:54 PM, mjazzg said:

I bought the 5CD box set of [ahmed], two discs in and it's a blast. They're certainly developing a signature sound, possibly not for everyone, that's taking the acoustic quartet to places it rarely visits.

https://ahmedquartet.bandcamp.com/album/giant-beauty
 

 

Thanks for this tip. My copy just arrived. What a group. Pat Thomas is a master..but then the whole thing swings and heaves. It's like being hit by a heavy object and yet enjoying the experience. 

On 4/19/2024 at 7:40 PM, Alexander Hawkins said:

My newest one is out today from Intakt...it's 'Musho', a long-standing collaboration with Sofia Jernberg (although it's our first release!). Please do check it out! https://alexanderhawkinsintakt.bandcamp.com/album/musho

...a series of takes on a variety of songs from Ethiopia, Sweden, Armenia and the UK...

looking forward to hearing this in due course.

 

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27 minutes ago, Clunky said:

Thanks for this tip. My copy just arrived. What a group. Pat Thomas is a master..but then the whole thing swings and heaves. It's like being hit by a heavy object and yet enjoying the experience. 

looking forward to hearing this in due course.

 

'Musho' is outstanding

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On 4/25/2024 at 2:19 PM, mjazzg said:

'Musho' is outstanding

You are not kidding. It really is , Sofia’s voice is made from angels’ tears and Alex and his piano(s?) meld just beautifully. I’d buy a second volume in a heartbeat. 

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3 minutes ago, Clunky said:

You are not kidding. It really is , Sofia’s voice is made from angels’ tears and Alex and his piano(s?) meld just beautifully. I’d buy a second volume in a heartbeat. 

Yep

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Just wanted to second all the [Ahmed] hype, it's truly gorgeous music. It swings and hits you and yet it remains quite experimental in nature.

Bought the digital download which is quite reasonably priced (you are getting 5 cds's worth of music in FLAC format so, with a decent DAC, you get the same experience you'd have with the box set; ok, minus the physical pleasure of owning it).

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On 4/22/2024 at 3:35 PM, jazzbo said:

No, it's still in transit.

Just noticed that my order has UK in the address rather than United States. Could be why it has not been received.

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20 minutes ago, jazzbo said:

Yes, mine is AWOL. I've queried cafe otto, we'll see.

Oto posted that they had found 5 new sets yesterday so it might be worth asking them to send one of them as a replacement?

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27 minutes ago, mjazzg said:

Oto posted that they had found 5 new sets yesterday so it might be worth asking them to send one of them as a replacement?

I emailed them yesterday my situation. We'll see how and if they respond.

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10 hours ago, mjazzg said:

Oto posted that they had found 5 new sets yesterday so it might be worth asking them to send one of them as a replacement?

Just got an email back from them. The set was returned to them and they are mailing it out to me again. Good customer service!

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4 hours ago, jazzbo said:

Just got an email back from them. The set was returned to them and they are mailing it out to me again. Good customer service!

That's good to hear. My interactions with them have always been positive from a customer service perspective. Here's hoping it makes it to you soon.

I'm just back from the venue and spotted they have just two sets left now

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