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Two sister recordings, favorites of mine, by Antônio Carlos Jobim, on one Beat Goes On cd. 

Antônio Carlos Jobim, "Tide/Stone Flower"


I have masterings I favor a bit more of both, but having both on one cd is a nice thing indeed. Deodata arrangements... I think he did great arrangements at this time.

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3 hours ago, Rabshakeh said:

Currently revisiting Joshua Redman's Elastic (Warner, 2002).

I remain surprised at how heavily pushed Redman's, perfectly competent, music was. Was jazz in the 1990s in such straits that this was the best on offer? These albums are still in print even now.

I think the fact that J. Redman's albums were so heavily promoted had as much to do with non-musical factors as musical ones.  Not hard to "package" an attractive, articulate young man.  OTOH, his middle-of-the-road-ness -- music-wise -- might have been a positive from the Marketing Department perspective at Warner Brothers.  Just like his appearance, it was non-threatening. ... In other words, it comes down to "major label" nonsense.

All that said, I enjoy some of Redman's music.  I just think his level of promotion (especially in his early years) had much more to do with marketing machinations than music.


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