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Re: Jazz Purchases
« Reply #260 on: February 08, 2019, 02:13:42 AM »
At one point I had the original LP box from 1973, but it got away from me during my days of touring.  They put out with a second edition in 2011.  Mainly, and probably due to criticism that the first box excluded "the new thing" artists and fusion, they added a sixth disc to "rectify" that error in judgment by the original producers. 

Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology



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Following requests for an update to Martin Williams's Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz (1973), Smithsonian Folkways began the process of selecting music for a new anthology in late 2004. Over fifty acknowledged experts reviewed a list of 2,500 potential tracks and agreed that the set should represent the development of jazz through the 20th century. By March 2005, the Folkways staff had compiled a 300-page document explaining the positive and negative aspects of each potential selection.

Smithsonian Folkways formed a second executive committee of five members in June of the same year. To keep the price low the committee reduced their choices to 110 songs on six CDs. In making their decision, committee members concentrated on the historical impact of the recordings and significance of the musicians, rather than the recordings' commercial success.

After years of deliberation, the committee finalized the selections for the anthology. The committee then contacted over 30 authors to write articles for the recordings which pertained to their areas of research. Smithsonian Folkways released the anthology on March 29, 2011.

Probably the best single boxset for a jazz historical survey.

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Re: Jazz Purchases
« Reply #261 on: February 08, 2019, 10:13:37 PM »
Just bought:



I’ve been collecting these Miles MoFi issues on hybrid SACD and have been incredibly impressed with their fidelity thus far. I wager I won’t be disappointed with Porgy and Bess.
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« Reply #262 on: February 13, 2019, 03:02:54 PM »
Not a purchase, but I viewed some traditional jazz CDs (Don Ewell, Jack Teagarden type stuff) on Amazon and the "Related Items" sections were all full up with ambient sound CDs specifically designed to help people fall asleep.

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« Reply #263 on: February 13, 2019, 03:30:47 PM »
Not a purchase, but I viewed some traditional jazz CDs (Don Ewell, Jack Teagarden type stuff) on Amazon and the "Related Items" sections were all full up with ambient sound CDs specifically designed to help people fall asleep.

Strange.  Most Trad Jazz is pretty lively and not something to induce sleepiness.  How was your trip to Nola?

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« Reply #264 on: February 13, 2019, 07:14:20 PM »
Strange.  Most Trad Jazz is pretty lively and not something to induce sleepiness.  How was your trip to Nola?
It was good! Girlfriend ran the marathon, which kind of sent us to bed early several times. Between that and my friends not believing that Kermit Ruffins and Walter Wolfman Washington were real names belonging to real people I wanted to see, it was a bit of a washout.

But I still got to see some good acts - the very talented Monday night group at Fritzel's (including Don Ewell student John Royen, a remarkable channeler of that style), a group called The Palmetto Bug Stompers, bassist Roland Guerin, some street playing from brass bands, and a surprising set by the Preservation Hall group at the marathon finish line. Surprising because it focused primarily on more contemporary style, a majority of the tunes originals.

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« Reply #265 on: February 13, 2019, 07:17:39 PM »
It was good! Girlfriend ran the marathon, which kind of sent us to bed early several times. Between that and my friends not believing that Kermit Ruffins and Walter Wolfman Washington were real names belonging to real people I wanted to see, it was a bit of a washout.

But I still got to see some good acts - the very talented Monday night group at Fritzel's (including Don Ewell student John Royen, a remarkable channeler of that style), a group called The Palmetto Bug Stompers, bassist Roland Guerin, some street playing from brass bands, and a surprising set by the Preservation Hall group at the marathon finish line. Surprising because it focused primarily on more contemporary style, a majority of the tunes originals.

LOL!  Sounds like fun.  Love the Palmetto Bug Stompers.  Yeah the street music scene is huge there.

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« Reply #266 on: February 13, 2019, 07:31:58 PM »
The Stompers can be found on Youtube and Facebook...
Btw, y'all do know what palmetto bugs really are?

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« Reply #267 on: February 13, 2019, 07:36:29 PM »
The Stompers can be found on Youtube and Facebook...
Btw, y'all do know what palmetto bugs really are?

In Shreveport we called them water bugs - they look like giant flying roaches but are unrelated.  Water bugs live outside whereas roaches live indoors with you.

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« Reply #268 on: February 13, 2019, 07:38:52 PM »
In Shreveport we called them water bugs - they look like giant flying roaches but are unrelated.  Water bugs live outside whereas roaches live indoors with you.

Here in Florida we don't usually bother with the distinction. Palmetto bug is the overall euphemism.

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« Reply #269 on: February 13, 2019, 07:42:52 PM »
Here in Florida we don't usually bother with the distinction. Palmetto bug is the overall euphemism.

I was going to say I thought it was some kind of cockroach thing, but sadly my knowledge of Florida is mostly gleaned from the novels of Carl Hiaasen.
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« Reply #270 on: February 13, 2019, 08:00:52 PM »
I was going to say I thought it was some kind of cockroach thing, but sadly my knowledge of Florida is mostly gleaned from the novels of Carl Hiaasen.

Actually he's a good guide to Florida living...

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« Reply #271 on: February 13, 2019, 08:04:17 PM »
Actually he's a good guide to Florida living...

Really? He certainly makes it sound interesting and even exotic.
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« Reply #272 on: February 13, 2019, 08:15:53 PM »
Really? He certainly makes it sound interesting and even exotic.

Exotic  I can't say. But "Florida man" is starting to be a cliche.

Hiassen claims that whenever he thinks up an improbable scenario for a novel, he invariably opens the paper the next day or so and discovers a news article describing that scenario happening in Florida for real...

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« Reply #273 on: February 13, 2019, 08:19:48 PM »
Exotic  I can't say. But "Florida man" is starting to be a cliche.

Hiassen claims that whenever he thinks up an improbable scenario for a novel, he invariably opens the paper the next day or so and discovers a news article describing that scenario happening in Florida for real...

Hahaha  :laugh:
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« Reply #274 on: February 14, 2019, 08:48:13 AM »
Yeah the street music scene is huge there.
The marathon hired a group of brass bands to play on different stages along the race course. And when I say "stages," I of course mean the backs of pickup trucks. We camped out next to a Tulane student band - not so good - but they were replaced at 8am with a true pro outfit. I'm not sure who they were, which is too bad, because they were great - black uniforms with white military-style hats with black brims. We thought it was a six-piece group - two trumpets, two trombones, sousaphone, snare drum - until a half-hour later, when a clearly hungover bass drummer turned up on the wrong side of the running course, waited for a gap between runners to dash up to the band with his bass drum, and then had to borrow a harness and a drumstick from the Tulane kids. The snare drummer gave him a hard time  ;D ;D