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Title: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Bogey on May 23, 2015, 08:43:36 AM
Post away, folks. :)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on May 23, 2015, 12:52:26 PM
This landed this past week, recommended by our san anton', and then further endorsed by my brother in the Palmetto State:





As yet I have only listened to the Suite which is the bonus track at the end of the second disc, but that is a beauty.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Henk on May 25, 2015, 12:25:16 PM
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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on July 23, 2015, 11:55:13 AM
Just bought Cannonball & Nat Adderley - Quintet in San Francisco. The back cover says it is "live" but live is in quotes.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Henk on July 23, 2015, 12:14:06 PM
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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Henk on July 23, 2015, 12:15:46 PM
Just bought Cannonball & Nat Adderley - Quintet in San Francisco. The back cover says it is "live" but live is in quotes.

This is a great live recording by them:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ideCEdsRL._SX355_.jpg)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: San Antone on July 23, 2015, 01:55:00 PM
This landed this past week, recommended by our san anton', and then further endorsed by my brother in the Palmetto State:





As yet I have only listened to the Suite which is the bonus track at the end of the second disc, but that is a beauty.

It's a good 'un, hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

 ;)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: San Antone on July 23, 2015, 01:55:58 PM
Just bought Cannonball & Nat Adderley - Quintet in San Francisco. The back cover says it is "live" but live is in quotes.

Is that the one with "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy"?  If so, it is live and really good.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Henk on July 24, 2015, 11:41:34 AM
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Bought this because it goes along with Emerson, whose work I read now. It breathes wisdom.

As well as this one, in some other way (bought it as well):
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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on July 25, 2015, 12:40:12 PM
Is that the one with "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy"?  If so, it is live and really good.

"Quintet Live in San Francisco" is the early band with Bobby Timmons - terrific album! And very much live, recorded at San Francisco's Jazz Workshop.

"Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" is live, too - but not in a club. Rather they invided some folks into the studio, created an improvised bar and made sure the atmosphere was right. Cannonball obviously enjoyed recording live - there are amazing recordings from the Lighthouse, another one from the Jazz Workshop ("Jazz Workshop Revisited"), Comblain-la-Tour ("Cannonball in Europe" - a favourite of mine, there's an amazing quartet feature for Yusef Lateef on oboe, playing "Trouble in Mind"), New York's Village Vanguard ("Cannonball Adderley Sextet in New York"), Tokyo's Sankei Hall ("Nippon Soul" - another favourite ... and from Sankei Hall as well comes the later "Cannonball in Japan"), Shelly's Manne Hole ("Cannonball Adderley Live!") ... those are just some favourites, there are more. I guess about half of Adderley's total output was recorded live.

Here's the best site on Cannonball, including an extended discography (with even liner notes reproduced):
http://www.cannonball-adderley.com/
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Bogey on July 29, 2015, 04:25:43 AM
This is a great live recording by them:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ideCEdsRL._SX355_.jpg)

Great music on that one,Brian.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on July 30, 2015, 08:15:43 PM
Just took delivery of this fine disq. Not entirely sure this qualifies as jazz, but it certainly kicks ass. (I heard it on KCSM's All Out in any case.) Some very interesting percussion with a range of other instrumentalists in small ensembles. A range of influences here from jazz to rock to techno/electronica...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81jnxfy45sL._SX522_.jpg)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Bogey on August 09, 2015, 05:07:01 AM
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30 tracks from 1963.

Here is a review

A two-CD set, with the band in great form drawing on material from all eras. There are full performances of "Suite Thursday" - much livelier than the studio take, and improved by an extended Nance violin solo on "Lay-By" - and "Tone Parallel To Harlem," in addition to the usual parade of hits ("Rockin' In Rhythm," a rearranged "Perdido"), new material ("Theme From The Asphalt Jungle") and some offbeat oldies ("Rose Of The Rio Grande"). Cootie Williams had just rejoined the band after a twenty-year absence, so "Concerto For Cootie" is back, paired with the new "Tootie For Cootie," and the set ends with "Echoes Of Harlem." Hodges is as tender as ever on his features "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" and "The Star-Crossed Lovers." Strayhorn's bombastic "The Eighth Veil" is one of the stranger tunes here; Gonsalves's feature "Cop-Out," on the other hand, sounds like any big band you'd hear on a 50s film soundtrack. Oh, and if you want to study the distinct approaches of the various soloists, this is a great place to start, because Duke calls out the name of the featured player at the end of each tune (even each solo on the everybody-blows-a-chorus "Jam With Sam"). (DBW)

I continue to be drawn to Duke's music and enjoy the later efforts as much as the earlier ones.  And being a live/concert recording junkie, this was just too much to pass up. 
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on August 12, 2015, 01:58:53 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519FoEq7WiL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

30 tracks from 1963.

Here is a review

A two-CD set, with the band in great form drawing on material from all eras. There are full performances of "Suite Thursday" - much livelier than the studio take, and improved by an extended Nance violin solo on "Lay-By" - and "Tone Parallel To Harlem," in addition to the usual parade of hits ("Rockin' In Rhythm," a rearranged "Perdido"), new material ("Theme From The Asphalt Jungle") and some offbeat oldies ("Rose Of The Rio Grande"). Cootie Williams had just rejoined the band after a twenty-year absence, so "Concerto For Cootie" is back, paired with the new "Tootie For Cootie," and the set ends with "Echoes Of Harlem." Hodges is as tender as ever on his features "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" and "The Star-Crossed Lovers." Strayhorn's bombastic "The Eighth Veil" is one of the stranger tunes here; Gonsalves's feature "Cop-Out," on the other hand, sounds like any big band you'd hear on a 50s film soundtrack. Oh, and if you want to study the distinct approaches of the various soloists, this is a great place to start, because Duke calls out the name of the featured player at the end of each tune (even each solo on the everybody-blows-a-chorus "Jam With Sam"). (DBW)

I continue to be drawn to Duke's music and enjoy the later efforts as much as the earlier ones.  And being a live/concert recording junkie, this was just too much to pass up.
Oh man, please report back when you hear this. As another late Duke fan and live/concert junkie, I'm very excited by that description.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Gordo on August 12, 2015, 02:36:15 PM
This is the first jazz album that I have purchased in my whole life:  ???



Tomasz Stanko Quintet: Dark Eyes
ECM

Superb!  :)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: San Antone on August 12, 2015, 04:05:20 PM
This is the first jazz album that I have purchased in my whole life:  ???



Tomasz Stanko Quintet: Dark Eyes
ECM

Superb!  :)

You have good instincts.   ;)  Tomasz Stanko is an excellent ECM artist.  He really got noticed after playing with the legendary pianist Krzysztof Komeda (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krzysztof_Komeda),  He's put out many CDs, and they are all uniformly good. 
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Gordo on August 12, 2015, 04:26:43 PM
You have good instincts.   ;)  Tomasz Stanko is an excellent ECM artist.  He really got noticed after playing with the legendary pianist Krzysztof Komeda (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krzysztof_Komeda),  He's put out many CDs, and they are all uniformly good.

It's good to know because I think I will be searching for some additional recordings by him and his ensembles.

My starting point was quite prosaic: I got a little obsessed with a work called "Terminal 7" which is (or was) the intro of the TV series Homeland.

http://www.youtube.com/v/ik5b6xwLUDQ

I have loved the remaining works.  :)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on August 13, 2015, 12:30:42 PM
Coincidence: I was in the record store (they stock mostly new and used LPs) near my house just the other day, and I saw a Thomasz Stanko used CD for $5. I LOVE the ECM label, and figured it must be good, but I usually don't just buy music by artists I know nothing about. I meant to look this up when I got home, but didn't write it down, so of course I forgot his name...

Anyway, after reading this and listening to the sample, I will pop back in there and grab it!

His style kind of reminds me of Enrico Rava, who I like a great deal.

If you like Stanko, try this (highly recommended):

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41y3BVT74oL.jpg)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Bogey on August 13, 2015, 12:50:43 PM
Oh man, please report back when you hear this. As another late Duke fan and live/concert junkie, I'm very excited by that description.

Listening to it now, Brian.  Fantastic stuff with great sound for live works.  The only pice that is misleading is that this is not one concert, but music from four concerts at the Olympia in '63.  Still, grab this two disc set.  I snagged it when I asked on another jazz forum what recordings.  One cat listed this and I am most grateful for the rec.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: San Antone on August 13, 2015, 01:42:45 PM
Coincidence: I was in the record store (they stock mostly new and used LPs) near my house just the other day, and I saw a Thomasz Stanko used CD for $5. I LOVE the ECM label, and figured it must be good, but I usually don't just buy music by artists I know nothing about. I meant to look this up when I got home, but didn't write it down, so of course I forgot his name...

Anyway, after reading this and listening to the sample, I will pop back in there and grab it!

His style kind of reminds me of Enrico Rava, who I like a great deal.

If you like Stanko, try this (highly recommended):

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41y3BVT74oL.jpg)

Yes; Enrico Rava would come to mind.  I find Stanko's tone to be darker, more gravelly, and and his phrasing is looser rhythmically; which I like a lot.  I like Balladya for several reasons, 1) Dave Holland; 2) it is a piano-less quartet; 3) the music is fairly abstract.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mirror Image on August 13, 2015, 07:21:09 PM
This is the first jazz album that I have purchased in my whole life:  ???



Tomasz Stanko Quintet: Dark Eyes
ECM

Superb!  :)

Great stuff! Stanko is one of my favorites. Do give his album Suspended Night a listen. For me, this is the best album he's made for ECM. It also boasts the Marcin Wasilewski Trio who are just mesmerizingly good.

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Bogey on August 17, 2015, 04:57:02 PM
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I have had the second set on cd for some time and enjoyed it enough to grab this first set.  Sound is decent, but as for Ellington in '48, one cannot be too choosy.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: kishnevi on August 18, 2015, 06:04:53 PM
Walked into the used CD store and found out someone had monetized a large stash of Miles Davis CDs.

Walked out with the following
A Tribute to Jack Johnson
Filles de Kilimanjaro
Ascenseur pour l'echaufad
Amandla
Someday My Prince Will Come
and one ugly duckling
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To quote an Amazon review

Songs are from the widely available Dial recording sessions of Charlie Parker, 1946-47:
Track Listing (studio recs., dates probable):
1. Night in Tunisia (3/28/46)
2. Dewey Square (10/28/47)
3. Yardbird Suite (3/28/46)
4. Ornithology (3/28/46)
5. Scrapple from the Apple (11/4/47)
6. Embraceable You (10/28/47)
7. Bird of Paradise (10/28/47)
8. Moose the Mooche (3/28/46)
9. Don't Blame Me (11/4/47)
10. Cool Blues (2/19/47) [Miles not on this track]

IOW a pirated CD that should really have Parker's name on the cover.
Although I have it on now and find it very good despite the sonics.

BTW, will probably go back later this week to get ESP, Miles Smiles and possibly others.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Artem on August 19, 2015, 05:26:26 PM
Someday My Prince Will Come is a really nice album. Great purchases Mr. Smith.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Gordo on August 19, 2015, 06:19:32 PM
Coincidence: I was in the record store (they stock mostly new and used LPs) near my house just the other day, and I saw a Thomasz Stanko used CD for $5. I LOVE the ECM label, and figured it must be good, but I usually don't just buy music by artists I know nothing about. I meant to look this up when I got home, but didn't write it down, so of course I forgot his name...

Anyway, after reading this and listening to the sample, I will pop back in there and grab it!

His style kind of reminds me of Enrico Rava, who I like a great deal.

If you like Stanko, try this (highly recommended):

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41y3BVT74oL.jpg)

Thanks! Great recommendation.

Unfortunately, that specific disk wasn't available on Apple Music, but I tried happiness is... and was love at first listen.  :)

Electric live performance.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Gordo on August 19, 2015, 06:26:04 PM
Great stuff! Stanko is one of my favorites. Do give his album Suspended Night a listen. For me, this is the best album he's made for ECM. It also boasts the Marcin Wasilewski Trio who are just mesmerizingly good.



Thanks, MI. I will include it in the next order from USA. I need more Stanko material.  :)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: kishnevi on August 19, 2015, 07:21:01 PM
Someday My Prince Will Come is a really nice album. Great purchases Mr. Smith.

Went back today for a second helping.
Miles Smiles
The Music of Bags Groove
Miles Davis In Concert  [Philharmonic Hall New York Sept. 72]
Highlights From the Plugged Nickel
ESP
Live Evil
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on August 26, 2015, 06:56:51 AM
I got a gift card for my birthday and used it on some GMG recommendations.

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plus

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Henk on August 26, 2015, 11:51:04 AM
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John Zorn - True discoveries of witches & demons
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Bogey on August 26, 2015, 02:22:52 PM
I got a gift card for my birthday and used it on some GMG recommendations.

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plus



THAT is one happy triad, Brian!
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mookalafalas on October 27, 2015, 04:22:15 AM
Didn't even know this section of GMG existed...
  Anyway, bought this today and anticipate being very satisfied ;D

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on October 27, 2015, 05:06:18 AM
Didn't even know this section of GMG existed...
Well now there's no excuse and you have to hang out with us all the time!!  ;D ;D

That box looks seriously awesome.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on October 27, 2015, 05:52:56 AM
Yes, very nice box!

I collected nearly the entire "Original Vogue Masters" series released earlier by BMG, and still got the box as it's such a nice one!

It's successor though is a huge letdown ... was hoping for some more genuine Vogue sides, maybe including a few rarities, instead it's a box of US recordings that Vogue licensed back in the day. This one here, just in case:
http://www.amazon.fr/Jazz-From-America-Disques-Vogue/dp/B014S1LH9O
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mookalafalas on October 27, 2015, 07:16:37 AM
Brian, Ubu, nice to see you guys over here :D  This setting seems rather more cozy than in the main threads. 
   It's nice that I saw this just now, as I just put on the first disc a few minutes ago.  Django Reinhardt is showing me why he's a legend ??? Wicked cool playing.  I used to have some of his stuff on cassette years ago, but it didn't spark like this stuff.  Some tracks have clarinet, which gives it an almost Dixie energy.  The recordings are old, but "historical sound" is so much more forgiving to jazz than to classical.  Makes me want to turn out the lights and start smoking cigarettes...
  The soloists sound really sharp and clear on this disc, and I'm guessing that will be the case throughout. 
   The original discs represented in this box were were often pretty short, but lots of the CDs have 1 or 2 bonus albums added, so they are long and well loaded--and it looks to be a gold-mine! I'm binge-buying right now, but this box looks to be the best thing I've gotten in a long time. 
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: kishnevi on November 06, 2015, 04:28:04 PM
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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on November 06, 2015, 05:15:57 PM
Henk, How do you like that Matthias Eick? I was looking at getting The Door.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Henk on November 08, 2015, 02:31:10 PM
Henk, How do you like that Matthias Eick? I was looking at getting The Door.

It's good, if you like sober jazz, very consistent in quality. John is a huge fan.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Henk on November 08, 2015, 02:36:53 PM
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New recording by David S. Ware, a free jazz musician I actually dig. Looks like quite an essential album within his oeuvre.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mirror Image on November 08, 2015, 03:03:32 PM
Henk, How do you like that Matthias Eick? I was looking at getting The Door.

I'm not Henk, but I do like Matthias Eick, but the only album I've listened to so far has been Skala and was quite impressed with it, although there's not much improvisation in the tradition of bebop or hard-bop or even late swing music (not that this is a deal breaker). Also, Eick pretty much has the whole show the entire time (which I don't mind in this instance) and the compositions themselves are pretty sparse. This may or may not be your cup of tea, but the best thing to do is do some sampling.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Henk on November 08, 2015, 03:07:24 PM
I'm not Henk, but I do like Matthias Eick, but the only album I've listened to so far has been Skala and was quite impressed with it, although there's not much improvisation in the tradition of bebop or hard-bop or even late swing music (not that this is a deal breaker). Also, Eick pretty much has the whole show the entire time (which I don't mind in this instance) and the compositions themselves are pretty sparse. This may or may not be your cup of tea, but the best thing to do is do some sampling.

Man you said he's the new Miles Davis or something.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mirror Image on November 08, 2015, 03:13:34 PM
Man you said he's the new Miles Davis or something.

I said he's a good trumpeter and I like his music (what little I've heard), but I don't recall ever saying he's 'the new Miles Davis'.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Henk on November 08, 2015, 03:18:30 PM
I said he's a good trumpeter and I like his music (what little I've heard), but I don't recall ever saying he's 'the new Miles Davis'.

Got ya! >:D

Since when did listening/enjoying a recording become some kind of contest? Did I miss one of the memos?

For me, this album is as good as Kind of Blue (don't like Giant Steps):

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This album is so good that I can put it on repeat and never get tired of it, but, again, enjoying music shouldn't be about finding something better, it should be about finding the kind of music that moves you the most and people should just forget whether it's 'groundbreaking' or 'ahead of its time'. I think this kind of mentality completely drains the life out of listening to music.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mirror Image on November 08, 2015, 04:30:57 PM
Got ya! >:D

I was talking about the greatness of that Manu Katche album and how I rated it as highly as Kind Of Blue. Never were the words "Eick is the new Miles Davis" uttered. I was merely making a grand comparison. That's all. You read too much into my previous comment.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Henk on November 08, 2015, 04:39:55 PM
I was talking about the greatness of that Manu Katche album and how I rated it as highly as Kind Of Blue. Never were the words "Eick is the new Miles Davis" uttered. I was merely making a grand comparison. That's all. You read too much into my previous comment.

Yes, my mistake. I confused Katche and Eick. Need to check that Katche album however! :)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Henk on November 08, 2015, 04:42:40 PM
I was talking about the greatness of that Manu Katche album and how I rated it as highly as Kind Of Blue. Never were the words "Eick is the new Miles Davis" uttered. I was merely making a grand comparison. That's all. You read too much into my previous comment.

However I could say you are almost saying "Katche is the new Miles Davis". Right?
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mirror Image on November 08, 2015, 04:55:33 PM
Yes, my mistake. I confused Katche and Eick. Need to check that Katche album however! :)

Yes, do check out the album. :)

However I could say you are almost saying "Katche is the new Miles Davis". Right?

I'm certainly not saying that either. I'm comparing the album Playground to the greatness of Kind Of Blue.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on November 08, 2015, 08:36:03 PM
Just purchased a bunch of Telarc stuff:

- Oscar Peterson Trio Live at the Blue Note (4 CDs)
- Oscar Peterson Meets Roy Hargrove and Ralph Moore
- Lionel Hampton and His Golden Men of Jazz
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on November 08, 2015, 11:39:39 PM
Just purchased a bunch of Telarc stuff:

- Oscar Peterson Trio Live at the Blue Note (4 CDs)
- Oscar Peterson Meets Roy Hargrove and Ralph Moore
- Lionel Hampton and His Golden Men of Jazz

The Blue Note set is wonderful! (Only wish OP hadn't used Bobby Durham and his rim-shot-on-4 all the time ...)
If you're looking for more, I'd recommend the Very Tall band, another reunion (Blue Note is the reunion of the Peterson/Ellis/Brown trio plus drums, Very Tall is the reunion of OP/Milt Jackson). However, it seems CD-Rs are being sold (and not openly so ... happens with ex-Fantasy/OJCCD reissues as well, alas - I hate it).

Have the Hampton, too ... not great but certainly enjoyable.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Henk on November 09, 2015, 02:02:59 AM
Yes, do check out the album. :)

I'm certainly not saying that either. I'm comparing the album Playground to the greatness of Kind Of Blue.

Ok, I learn from Karl via you. ;)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Henk on November 09, 2015, 02:05:14 AM
Just purchased a bunch of Telarc stuff:

- Oscar Peterson Trio Live at the Blue Note (4 CDs)
- Oscar Peterson Meets Roy Hargrove and Ralph Moore
- Lionel Hampton and His Golden Men of Jazz

Another suggestion:

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on November 09, 2015, 05:17:39 AM
Have the Hampton, too ... not great but certainly enjoyable.
I borrowed the Hampton Blue Note (and OP meets Dizzy, Henk!) from a friend who let me loan them for as long as I wanted. The Hampton album was the first time I'd heard Harry "Sweets" Edison, and his solo feature is so great it caused me to buy 5 more Sweets CDs.

I do think there are a few great tracks on there - the Sweets feature, the Hampton feature where he uses a classical theme-and-variations approach to slowly build the tune up - but having been culled from several evenings, it is weird to have some great artists on there who only do 1-2 solos each.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Henk on November 09, 2015, 05:34:04 AM
I borrowed the Hampton Blue Note (and OP meets Dizzy, Henk!) from a friend who let me loan them for as long as I wanted. The Hampton album was the first time I'd heard Harry "Sweets" Edison, and his solo feature is so great it caused me to buy 5 more Sweets CDs.

I do think there are a few great tracks on there - the Sweets feature, the Hampton feature where he uses a classical theme-and-variations approach to slowly build the tune up - but having been culled from several evenings, it is weird to have some great artists on there who only do 1-2 solos each.

Wonderful! :)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: San Antone on November 09, 2015, 06:09:34 AM
Re: Oscar Peterson

While his recorded legacy is huge, I don't think he was ever better than with his classic trio with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen.  They made a dozen or more absolutely great recordings, this being one:

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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on November 09, 2015, 06:57:31 AM
Re: Harry Edison ... "Sweets" on Verve, with Ben Webster and Jimmy Rowles, is stellar!




Re: Peterson - a top favourite in my house is the London House box - alas OOP:

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Henk on November 09, 2015, 11:27:16 AM
and OP meets Dizzy, Henk!

Just listened to it. It's a great demonstration of what jazz is and of Dizzy's style and qualities.

When you liked it, you also need this one, Brian:



A new release. Solo work. It can be called the continuation of Gillespie's style and music on guitar. Totally in the spirit of Gillespie!
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mookalafalas on November 10, 2015, 03:13:45 AM
finally got this--amazon.italy.


   Ridiculously cheap price.  This is NOT a re-release of the old riverside box.  Doesn't have all the alt takes, which, frankly, I'm happy about.  Cool cover, but I'd've paid more for little cardboard sleeves with all the original artwork...
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mookalafalas on November 22, 2015, 05:24:29 AM
Saw this at the local shop. Instant pounce:



  Hope the recording quality is as good as the other Vogue box...
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Green Destiny on November 27, 2015, 01:01:45 PM
Saw this at the local shop. Instant pounce:



  Hope the recording quality is as good as the other Vogue box...

Excellent! - I have my eye on this one too.
Great buy :)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Green Destiny on December 01, 2015, 12:39:32 AM
Ordered this one:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61evafTga6L.jpg)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Green Destiny on December 24, 2015, 03:40:27 PM
Got gifted an Amazon voucher for Christmas so got these 2 boxes:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2BVSTimePL._SL1000_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/815XyZgvjLL._SL1500_.jpg)

Merry Christmas everyone and happy listening :)

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Henk on December 25, 2015, 12:14:50 PM
Merry Christmas, Connor!

Just purchased and bedtime listening:
(http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/163/245/16324590/600x600.jpg)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mirror Image on December 25, 2015, 12:31:55 PM
Larry Coryell and Bill Frisell on the same recording? That's an interesting line-up. What's the music like, Henk?
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Green Destiny on December 29, 2015, 11:10:59 PM
Bought these 2 new Jazz albums:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81my32NykLL._SL1300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71eVl9OQXNL._SL1057_.jpg)

I was thinking of getting some more Brubeck but I figured I have enough for the time being after all :)

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on December 30, 2015, 01:52:03 AM
jazz delivery from japan yesterday:




Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Elgarian on December 30, 2015, 03:22:15 AM
This is my first purchase following from advice received in my 'What next? thread. (While I'm a bit  wary of the audio quality of a collection like this, an awful lot of my jazz listening has involved transfers from 78s, so I'm used to my jazz not being very hifi. So I think that won't be a big issue)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/413l8BxCMGL.jpg)


Footnote, begun less than 5 minutes later: Just as I clicked to post the above, there was a clunk downstairs. It was the arrival of the Peterson box. Synchronicity or what!!?

By the way, it is a very red box. It contains a very red booklet and very red CD sleeves. If you like red, this is for you ....

Second footnote: Listening to track 14, in the Irving Berlin half of CD1 - 'Isn't it a lovely day', on headphones via computer - admittedly nothing like so good as my hifi system, but based on what I'm hearing now, I don't think the audio quality is likely to trouble me.

I may as well chat as I listen - tracks playing one after another. What I like about this is the fact that he so clearly loves the tunes (and let's face it, they are absolutely crackin' tunes). So the improvisation sounds like a celebration of that tunefulness - as opposed to an abandonment of it. That is exactly the kind of thing I've been looking for.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 30, 2015, 05:04:02 AM
Glad that was a good fit, Alan!
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Elgarian on December 30, 2015, 07:34:14 AM
Glad that was a good fit, Alan!

Isn't it a lovely day (for a walk in the rain - particularly apt here in the heart of the most recent of the battery of UK storms)?
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on December 30, 2015, 07:38:30 AM
Yesterday we had a day which could not quite decide between sleet and freezing drizzle.  Late afternoon, the precipitation stopped for a while, and I did get out for a walk, and it really was lovely—though I certainly needed to watch my footing.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20151230/a82c6112c1788c661c3081f6c8e2444a.jpg)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Elgarian on December 30, 2015, 07:56:27 AM
Yesterday we had a day which could not quite decide between sleet and freezing drizzle.  Late afternoon, the precipitation stopped for a while, and I did get out for a walk, and it really was lovely—though I certainly needed to watch my footing.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20151230/a82c6112c1788c661c3081f6c8e2444a.jpg)

A good day for listening to some Cool Jazz, Karl.

[Thinks: why do I let myself make such feeble jokes??]
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Green Destiny on January 04, 2016, 05:53:08 PM
Latest purchase:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81UttxtttrL._SL1300_.jpg)

Bill Evans & Jim Hall - Undercurrent
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Artem on January 04, 2016, 07:47:45 PM
That is one of my favorite jazz disks. Amazing interplay between the two musicians.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Green Destiny on January 06, 2016, 03:14:20 AM
That is one of my favorite jazz disks. Amazing interplay between the two musicians.

Thanks Artem - I liked the samples I heard of the Disc so really looking forward to it :)

Thread Duty:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xTPxNs3mL.jpg)

I got a 5 Disc set of Coltranes Atlantic recordings and love it - looking forward to hearing his Prestige recordings with this set.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mirror Image on January 06, 2016, 07:53:17 AM
Latest purchase:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81UttxtttrL._SL1300_.jpg)

Bill Evans & Jim Hall - Undercurrent

Definitely a beauty. If you like Jim Hall, and these kinds of duo recordings, then check out the album Hall made with Ron Carter titled Alone Together.

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Green Destiny on January 07, 2016, 03:32:44 AM
Definitely a beauty. If you like Jim Hall, and these kinds of duo recordings, then check out the album Hall made with Ron Carter titled Alone Together.



Yeah I do really like Jim Hall - thanks that one looks nice.
Maybe I will pick it up in future :)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Artem on January 07, 2016, 08:35:34 PM
Oh, yes, that one is essential too. Ron Carter is amazing on it.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on January 08, 2016, 05:50:08 AM
Bumping this because king ubu said in Classical Purchases that he bought "20,000" jazz CDs and we need to see some of them!
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on January 08, 2016, 05:51:31 AM
Footnote, begun less than 5 minutes later: Just as I clicked to post the above, there was a clunk downstairs. It was the arrival of the Peterson box. Synchronicity or what!!?

By the way, it is a very red box. It contains a very red booklet and very red CD sleeves. If you like red, this is for you ....

Second footnote: Listening to track 14, in the Irving Berlin half of CD1 - 'Isn't it a lovely day', on headphones via computer - admittedly nothing like so good as my hifi system, but based on what I'm hearing now, I don't think the audio quality is likely to trouble me.

I may as well chat as I listen - tracks playing one after another. What I like about this is the fact that he so clearly loves the tunes (and let's face it, they are absolutely crackin' tunes). So the improvisation sounds like a celebration of that tunefulness - as opposed to an abandonment of it. That is exactly the kind of thing I've been looking for.
This made me awfully happy. Glad he is working for you so well. There's a wealth of riches to be explored with OP, including his trio's great collaborations with celebrated "guest" musicians.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Elgarian on January 08, 2016, 06:04:37 AM
This made me awfully happy. Glad he is working for you so well. There's a wealth of riches to be explored with OP, including his trio's great collaborations with celebrated "guest" musicians.

My list of indebtednesses to you grows steadily, Brian.

One offshoot from all this is that when I've become more familiar with him through this box, it will be fascinating to go back to the Anita O'Day album she made with him. I suspect I shall be able to listen with different ears.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 08, 2016, 06:14:48 AM
My list of indebtednesses to you grows steadily, Brian.

One offshoot from all this is that when I've become more familiar with him through this box, it will be fascinating to go back to the Anita O'Day album she made with him. I suspect I shall be able to listen with different ears.

Aren't Music and GMG wonderful?
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Elgarian on January 08, 2016, 07:03:15 AM
Aren't Music and GMG wonderful?

You have it nailed there, Karl.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mirror Image on January 08, 2016, 07:56:15 AM
Bumping this because king ubu said in Classical Purchases that he bought "20,000" jazz CDs and we need to see some of them!

What...20,000 jazz CDs? Whoah...I've got to see this.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on January 08, 2016, 02:14:59 PM
What...20,000 jazz CDs? Whoah...I've got to see this.

well, that was an exaggeration of course ... but the list is loooooooong, for starters:






















these are the first two of over a dozen orders ... from 3.99 to 6.99 per disc (minus VAT, plus free shipping  ;D) - the above cost me less than 90€

and many of these have been on my wishlist (which is just in my head - things tend to be forgotten, postponed ... and if I see a good offer by chance I snatch it up, of course ... i.e. the Gullin series I've been collecting for a while, got about two thirds so far ...)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on January 08, 2016, 04:22:23 PM
This made me awfully happy. Glad he is working for you so well. There's a wealth of riches to be explored with OP, including his trio's great collaborations with celebrated "guest" musicians.

My list of indebtednesses to you grows steadily, Brian.

One offshoot from all this is that when I've become more familiar with him through this box, it will be fascinating to go back to the Anita O'Day album she made with him. I suspect I shall be able to listen with different ears.

Just so you're aware: the sessions on December 6 & 7, 1953, are still with Barney Kessel on guitar. He hated traveling on the road, so he agreed to join the trio for a year, and then quit. Herb Ellis' first date with the group is the December 10 one.

This is the set I'm talking of, assuming it's the very red one you mean:



It's of course a crappy public domain release, but nice enough really ... I've got the Mosaic box with the complete Peterson/Kessel/Brown recordings on seven discs, lots of overlap, but this box still fills some gaps I was too lazy to try and fill with official reissues.

Anyway, Peterson did another round of song books later on, with the Brown/Thigpen group. These have been collected by Universal Canada into a very, very nice box:


Again, budget presentation, simple paper sleeves (nicely designed and with tracklists) and a small booklet (with a short introductory note and full details) ... the playing is usually rather restrained, not much improvising going on - which is nice, as it gives more room to the actual songs, which are of course glorious, most of the time (I'm particularly fond of Cole Porter, myself ... but Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Harold Arlen ... these guys were giants).

Some more details here (price is a bit steep there, but I think that's where I bought mine, back in 2009 when it came out):
https://grigorian.com/webstore/view.php?iid=353291
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on January 09, 2016, 03:38:10 AM
okay, the next bunch o' orders - they are starting to be shipped now, so ...























again, all from 3-6€, minus VAT and with free shipping  ;D

and a non-sale item I missed buying when it came out last year - love this band, it's only their second:

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Elgarian on January 09, 2016, 01:47:53 PM
Just so you're aware: the sessions on December 6 & 7, 1953, are still with Barney Kessel on guitar. He hated traveling on the road, so he agreed to join the trio for a year, and then quit. Herb Ellis' first date with the group is the December 10 one.

This is the set I'm talking of, assuming it's the very red one you mean:



It's of course a crappy public domain release, but nice enough really ... I've got the Mosaic box with the complete Peterson/Kessel/Brown recordings on seven discs, lots of overlap, but this box still fills some gaps I was too lazy to try and fill with official reissues.

Anyway, Peterson did another round of song books later on, with the Brown/Thigpen group. These have been collected by Universal Canada into a very, very nice box:


Again, budget presentation, simple paper sleeves (nicely designed and with tracklists) and a small booklet (with a short introductory note and full details) ... the playing is usually rather restrained, not much improvising going on - which is nice, as it gives more room to the actual songs, which are of course glorious, most of the time (I'm particularly fond of Cole Porter, myself ... but Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Harold Arlen ... these guys were giants).

This is very helpful - thanks very much. Yes that's the red set I have. I'll certainly invest in the later set at some point.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Green Destiny on January 12, 2016, 04:07:56 PM
Still mulling over some future Jazz purchases but bought these ones in the meantime:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71ChHjhk0QL._SL1101_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71ZrF55ASpL._SL1050_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61YT14l%2BUPL.jpg)

I went a bit crazy for Jazz/Bossa-Nova this week and I only have a few albums like this at the moment so I decided to pull the trigger on the Getz set.
I still might get the other Getz box or some individual Getz albums.
Had my eye on the Desmond one for a little while now - looking forward to both these recordings :)
Edit: Forgot to add the Brubeck album
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on January 13, 2016, 01:19:33 AM
Surely not a bad move on the Getz!

As for the Desmond, there's a box as well, just in case:



I've got the older box here (missing the album with Mulligan, of which I have the reissue in the "Bluebird First Editions" series, which is generally one I recommend, if there are various options):

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QA926R9SL.jpg)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Green Destiny on January 15, 2016, 03:57:26 AM
Surely not a bad move on the Getz!

As for the Desmond, there's a box as well, just in case:



I've got the older box here (missing the album with Mulligan, of which I have the reissue in the "Bluebird First Editions" series, which is generally one I recommend, if there are various options):

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QA926R9SL.jpg)


Thanks KU these both look very nice - I have half the albums in the RCA set already but I am still very tempted :o :laugh:
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Green Destiny on January 18, 2016, 02:27:01 PM
Latest purchases:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FJKzB8hhL.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91RHOuPjm1L._SL1500_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81YpTNWvrDL._SL1500_.jpg)

Note: I got the RVG remastered edition of Saxophone Colossus not the one pictured (just too lazy to find it) :)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on January 20, 2016, 12:18:27 AM
Note: I got the RVG remastered edition of Saxophone Colossus not the one pictured (just too lazy to find it) :)

Yeah, I strongly advise to stay away from such crap reissues as the one pictured ... that is, if there are indeed alternatives!
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Green Destiny on January 20, 2016, 01:06:44 AM
Yeah, I strongly advise to stay away from such crap reissues as the one pictured ... that is, if there are indeed alternatives!

I bought a few of the cheap re-issues early on in my Jazz collecting but I have found that often the sound is a bit inferior to the official releases so im just trying to get them were possible now.
I recently tried listening to some albums from a couple of those "8 Classic Album" (Real Gone Jazz?) boxes I bought of Charles Mingus and Chet Baker - they are just awful and some of the tracks have glitches in them too :(.
I rebought the Miles Davis Workin', Cookin, Steamin' Etc. series in a cheap issue and later in the RVG re-issue series. There was a big difference I think in the sound (the RVG is miles better to me) :)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on January 20, 2016, 01:24:54 AM
I bought a few of the cheap re-issues early on in my Jazz collecting but I have found that often the sound is a bit inferior to the official releases so im just trying to get them were possible now.
I recently tried listening to some albums from a couple of those "8 Classic Album" (Real Gone Jazz?) boxes I bought of Charles Mingus and Chet Baker - they are just awful and some of the tracks have glitches in them too :(.
I rebought the Miles Davis Workin', Cookin, Steamin' Etc. series in a cheap issue and later in the RVG re-issue series. There was a big difference I think in the sound (the RVG is miles better to me) :)
Yeah, I heard about these glitches (and also cases where discs wouldn't be copying properly when people tried to create MP3 files from them).

I guess they basically steal earlier CD reissues and then run some filters, changing sound. The copying of other CD releases isn't legal, they ought to go back to 50+ years releases actually (and including bonus tracks that only appeared in the 80s or 90s isn't legal either as the copyright period starts upon release date IF something is released before the copyright period is over). To my best knowledge, UK outfit Avid actually does that: rip vinyl, in so-so quality, but at least they're straight up. They occasionally add some rare live/radio tracks, another grey area, but not stolen from a label ...

Anyway, Real Gone Jazz is really the lowest of the low, but of course for newbie's that don't do streaming (I don't, but I've been collecting jazz for 20 years now, so I've been around for the last few years of the great jazz reissue period, with many series available that is long OOP by now), I see the point ... however, as soon as you get serious, you might indeed feel like replacing these crapola reissues with better ones.

(And just in case, Real Gone Music is not related, they have done a few nice reissues of rather off-kilter stuff: Ahmad Abdul-Malik, George Braith ...)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: SimonNZ on January 20, 2016, 02:38:19 AM
I've had nothing but joy from the many Real Gone Jazz sets I've had. Particularly as so many of those albums are long-deleted.

I certainly wouldn't call them crapola, and I've seen them taken seriously and even praised on jazz forums.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on January 20, 2016, 02:54:20 AM
I've had nothing but joy from the many Real Gone Jazz sets I've had. Particularly as so many of those albums are long-deleted.

I certainly wouldn't call them crapola, and I've seen them taken seriously and even praised on jazz forums.

They are what they are: cheap. Either way, I'm sure if this type of reissue has been around when I started exploring jazz, I'd have been all over them, and certainly don't want to be the kill joy there ... some folks prefer having liner notes and stuff, others can't be bothered much, different strokes.

Myself, I do try and get official reissues whenever I can - but as you say, many of them have been OOP for a long time by now, so the odds aren't that great that you can still find them without spending a fortune.

As this is a classical forum, you have to be aware that jazz sales are only a small percentage of classical sales. The majors have mostly stopped releasing any jazz (reissues and new recordings) around a decade ago - that sucks of course, but it does seem that doing proper reissues isn't profitable any more, unless you go for the high-price segment (and even then it's more a labour of love than anything else), or if you (steal others work - I know not all these labels do, but I'm weary - and) put (it) out on PD reissues. Columbia even stopped their Ellington reissue series ... these recent boxes are a nice touch, but then again many collector's have all or much of what's in there and don't feel like re-buying. And obviously with these boxes, lots of stuff falls between the cracks.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Green Destiny on January 22, 2016, 03:42:49 PM
Latest purchases:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71W48Ss9ZQL._SL1097_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71dFfKovRmL._SL1199_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61zbC30FhQL.jpg)

I have these albums already as part of a cheap boxset but Im a bit unhappy with the SQ (I think they are probably mastered poorly).
I really love these albums - I hope the sound in the new purchases is an improvement :)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on January 23, 2016, 03:38:47 AM
Needless to say, these are all mighty fine!

Just in case, the best (CD) edition of the 1961 Village Vanguard recordings is this three disc set, which is still around:


it blows things up to three discs (as opposed to the usual two), but you get the music in running order, while the old Original Jazz Classics CDs had silly programming (alternate takes following masters straight ahead, made for rather weird listening) .... bu the price is very much okay no matter if you count it as a double or triple set.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Green Destiny on January 23, 2016, 05:16:10 PM
Needless to say, these are all mighty fine!

Just in case, the best (CD) edition of the 1961 Village Vanguard recordings is this three disc set, which is still around:


it blows things up to three discs (as opposed to the usual two), but you get the music in running order, while the old Original Jazz Classics CDs had silly programming (alternate takes following masters straight ahead, made for rather weird listening) .... bu the price is very much okay no matter if you count it as a double or triple set.

Thanks KU - yes this is a very nice set!
I bought it not long ago - Was just listening to it this morning :)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on January 24, 2016, 08:51:07 PM
This seems like a nice little order:



Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on January 25, 2016, 02:12:47 AM
Nice order indeed! (Not sure about that edition of the Massey Hall concert, it's one of the PD ones and Definitive has a history of muffled sound, MP3-sourced sets etc) .... either way, Massey Hall 1953 is kind of the last big event of bop history, the final gathering of the giants ... and then there's this one (there's PD releases of it as well, but do yourself a favour and get the proper one, released by a helluva great label):


This has all the raw excitement of early bebop, pioneers still in discovery modes, exploring new territory as it goes ... Al Haig in on piano, Curly Russell on drums, you get a guest spot by Don Byas, and there's that most interesting thing regarding the drums: Max Roach is there, doing his usual, exciting job ... and then Sid Catlett takes over the drum chair for a short moment, the giant of swing and swing-to-bop drums and a true master - and listen how the beat settles when he's playing! Not saying either is better, but the recording allows us a rare glimpse on what could happen when one band member changes ... and in real time, too.

There's more live Bird and Diz on Uptown ... these two are highly recommended as well:


Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on January 25, 2016, 05:43:03 AM
Nice order indeed! (Not sure about that edition of the Massey Hall concert, it's one of the PD ones and Definitive has a history of muffled sound, MP3-sourced sets etc) .... either way, Massey Hall 1953 is kind of the last big event of bop history, the final gathering of the giants ... and then there's this one (there's PD releases of it as well, but do yourself a favour and get the proper one, released by a helluva great label):
Thank you very much for those recs! I'm sure I will collect them all.

BTW an Amazon reviewer guided me to that Massey Hall edition - apparently it presents the full concert in track order without Mingus's dubbed-in bass from later. Who knows...probably eventually I will get one with the Mingus overdubbing, to compare  ;D
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on January 25, 2016, 05:58:53 AM
Thank you very much for those recs! I'm sure I will collect them all.

BTW an Amazon reviewer guided me to that Massey Hall edition - apparently it presents the full concert in track order without Mingus's dubbed-in bass from later. Who knows...probably eventually I will get one with the Mingus overdubbing, to compare  ;D

Oh, I see! Guess it might have been a smart buy then! Not sure, as I gave in eventually and bought the huge Mingus Debut box (12 CDs, it wasn't as expensive as it is now, while it was still in print - there's a smaller Universal Italy one now, which only contains the Mingus *albums*, not all the sideman sessions and stuff, here: http://www.amazon.it/dp/B00C86KL6M/) - anyway, Mingus is one of my biggest musical heroes so I just had to get the box eventually ... and it contains the entire concert (trio and quintet sets), including the undubbed and dubbed versions for all those tracks where Mingus added new bass lines later on. So I really wouldn't know what single disc edition would cover that.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on January 31, 2016, 04:32:31 PM
Oh, I see! Guess it might have been a smart buy then! Not sure, as I gave in eventually and bought the huge Mingus Debut box (12 CDs, it wasn't as expensive as it is now, while it was still in print - there's a smaller Universal Italy one now, which only contains the Mingus *albums*, not all the sideman sessions and stuff, here: http://www.amazon.it/dp/B00C86KL6M/) - anyway, Mingus is one of my biggest musical heroes so I just had to get the box eventually ... and it contains the entire concert (trio and quintet sets), including the undubbed and dubbed versions for all those tracks where Mingus added new bass lines later on. So I really wouldn't know what single disc edition would cover that.
Thank you for linking that box! Mingus is one of my biggest heroes too.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on February 01, 2016, 01:37:24 AM
Thank you for linking that box! Mingus is one of my biggest heroes too.

It's of course the *leader* sessions, not the *albums* - I actually remembered my mistake but then failed to fix it ... either way, lots of music there, some of it more successful than other bits, some pretty odd, but if you like Mingus, all very much worth exploring! I'm afraid though it might come with a minimal booklet (tracklistings, line-ups, recording data) - which is really a drag in this case, as the big Debut box domes with an LP-sized booklet and session-by-session comments etc, and for such at least partly obscure and odd material, that's quite a help.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on February 03, 2016, 01:22:22 PM
Just purchased:

- Monk: Complete Prestige Recordings
- Cannonball Adderley Sextet: Complete Live in Tokyo 1963
- Jazz Messengers: Live at the Club Saint Germain 1958 (lineup with Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, Bobby Timmons, Jymie Merritt, Art Blakey, and guest drummer Kenny Clarke)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Henk on February 03, 2016, 01:28:00 PM
(http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/164/308/16430821/600x600.jpg)

(http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/163/950/16395003/600x600.jpg)

KU, second one is Swiss. You know the artist and album?

Both albums released this year.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on February 04, 2016, 12:13:51 AM
No, don't know Merki well I'm afraid. I read about the new album - might try and sample it in a shop.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Green Destiny on February 04, 2016, 12:24:50 AM
Just purchased:
- Jazz Messengers: Live at the Club Saint Germain 1958 (lineup with Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, Bobby Timmons, Jymie Merritt, Art Blakey, and guest drummer Kenny Clarke)

This one is brilliant - you will enjoy I'm sure!
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Autumn Leaves on February 13, 2016, 09:45:31 PM
I ordered a copy of this album a few weeks ago but it got lost :(
I complained to Amazon and they are sending me out a new copy:



Im feeling that my collection is pretty much complete in a few areas, Jazz being one of them.
I know no one believes me but I plan not to buy any new Jazz recordings for a while :)

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Bogey on February 14, 2016, 06:47:10 AM
I ordered a copy of this album a few weeks ago but it got lost :(
I complained to Amazon and they are sending me out a new copy:



Im feeling that my collection is pretty much complete in a few areas, Jazz being one of them.
I know no one believes me but I plan not to buy any new Jazz recordings for a while :)

The story behind Take 5 on this recording is fascinating.  I'll try to find the interview about it.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on February 14, 2016, 08:24:34 AM
Where did Green Destiny go?
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mirror Image on February 14, 2016, 09:24:52 AM
Where did Green Destiny go?

Conor has been extremely flaky over the past year or so. I don't know what's got into him. :-\
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Bogey on February 14, 2016, 09:26:06 AM
Where did Green Destiny go?

Isn't his new name Autumn Leaves.  Still the same Retro Hound in my book, though! :)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mirror Image on February 14, 2016, 09:41:54 AM
Isn't his new name Autumn Leaves.  Still the same Retro Hound in my book, though! :)

So he has. I don't really understand the need to change user names and delete a previous existing account.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on February 14, 2016, 09:55:40 AM
Oh I see - not here long enough to get these things ... (maybe that's the plan, but I find it odd, too)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Bogey on February 14, 2016, 10:11:45 AM
Conor is a "styler".  I do not mind the name change.  Just one look at his posts and you can tell it has his jazz fingerprints all over it.   8)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Autumn Leaves on February 14, 2016, 12:34:52 PM
Hey guys - yes its just me (Conor) again.
I guess I come and go a lot the last few years - the main reason is that I haven't really been listening to much Classical Music (and sometimes it seems like I wont be listening to it again in the near future) so I feel a bit embaressed or like im wearing out my welcome here or something :-[.
Anyway I really like this forum and most everyone here so I don't stay away too long - I kind of like changing my username and stuff too for something different.
Theres lots of Music forums on the net and I have checked out many of them but this (and SHF) are the only ones I feel comfortable in - the others are all like cesspools of humanity or something :-X. I don't mean to be harsh but this Forum has a much better demographic than most others out there.
I've been on this forum since 2009 so I am pretty much here for good I think - even if I go away for a while its likely I will be back eventually.
I still really love Classical Muisc too - just a bit interested in other Musics at the moment but I think Ill get back into it at some stage :)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Henk on February 14, 2016, 12:52:47 PM
Hey guys - yes its just me (Conor) again.
I guess I come and go a lot the last few years - the main reason is that I haven't really been listening to much Classical Music lately so I feel a bit embaressed or like im wearing out my welcome here or something :-[.
Anyway I really like this forum and most everyone here so I don't stay away too long - I kind of like changing my username and stuff too for a bit of a change.
I've been on this forum since 2009 so I am pretty much here for good I think - even if I go away for a while its likely I will be back eventually.
I still really love Classical Muisc too - just a bit interested in other Musics at the moment but Ill get back into it at some stage :)

I appreciate your presence much, Conor. I myself also am active more the one time than the other. Always lurking a bit however. No need to listen to classical music, because we have The Jazz Lounge, don't we! :)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Autumn Leaves on February 14, 2016, 01:00:55 PM
I appreciate your presence much, Conor. I myself also am active more the one time than the other. Always lurking a bit however. No need to listen to classical music, because we have The Jazz Lounge, don't we! :)

Thanks Henk I really appreciate you saying that - yeah the Jazz Lounge rules! (its become one of my favourite areas of the forum) :)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Bogey on February 14, 2016, 01:18:36 PM
We need to keep building it up.  Show folks that have not visited GMG that this a Jazz place to hit.  My classical listening has fallen off as well, but no better folks than those here to chat any music with.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Autumn Leaves on February 14, 2016, 11:57:15 PM
We need to keep building it up.  Show folks that have not visited GMG that this a Jazz place to hit.  My classical listening has fallen off as well, but no better folks than those here to chat any music with.

I agree, it would be great to get more traffic here. There must be a pretty high proportion of people on this board who listen to Jazz as well - if only there was a way to encourage them to post here sometimes?.
I would be really interested to see what people are listening to at least - Im sure Im not speaking just for myself in saying everyone is welcome here :)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Henk on February 15, 2016, 01:17:21 PM
(http://www.thewholenote.com/images/stories/2016/01/25/2105discoveries/jazz/05_Artie_Roth.jpg)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Henk on February 20, 2016, 11:47:39 AM
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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: kishnevi on March 04, 2016, 07:52:05 PM
Found this new release in the bins at Barnes and Noble, remembered favorable mention of him here on GMG.  Purchase ensued.

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: vandermolen on March 13, 2016, 12:38:56 AM
Saw this jazz quartet live in a local church on Friday. They play my favourite type of modern jazz. I enjoyed every song and strongly recommend their CD below. I especially liked their version of the Beatles's 'Here, there and everywhere'. They are classically trained I suspect:


The CD is very cheaply available on Amazon UK.
Here they are live in London:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4rlq_x3C4hs
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mirror Image on April 03, 2016, 11:47:23 AM
Just bought:

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(https://highlandjazzmemories.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/john-abercrombie1.jpeg)

This is a classic quartet and one of Abercrombie's best groups IMHO. In Abercrombie's sound, especially for this quartet, you can hear the precursor to what I call the 'Metheny" (Pat Metheny that is) guitar tone where there's this chorused/echoed type of tone being emulated through the usage of effects. I'm not sure how Abercrombie achieved his sound, but Metheny used two Lexicon Prime Time Delay units to help create his signature sound, but Abercrombie being older and already honed his own personal sound, I'm not sure what equipment he used to achieve it. Anyway, Abercrombie was the first true jazz guitarist on ECM to get on the label as a main player. Of course, you had guys like Terje Rypdal and Ralph Towner around the same time, but these guys weren't strictly 'jazz' guitarists IMHO. I really look forward to hearing the rest of this quartet's albums as I only own one previously: Arcade, which was available as a Japanese-only release for years as the European and American releases remained long OOP and still are outside of this new box set.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Bogey on April 03, 2016, 01:59:09 PM
From the folks at Acoustics Sounds....with love. All sealed and ready for their initial play. I've never had anything that I purchased from them that has been re-sealed or not as described, but they can charge a shiny penny for most of their vintage stock.

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And more from Acoustic Sounds. The Shotgun Slade has been one of my grails in nice condition. This and the other two are also sealed up. Too bad I could not net them for their sticker prices.

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/t31.0-8/12891624_1737426236470393_684115901716344882_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: kishnevi on April 03, 2016, 07:43:27 PM
From Amazon itself, one of those rare times Marketplace prices were not less than those of the Monster itself
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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on April 04, 2016, 04:07:01 PM
From Amazon itself, one of those rare times Marketplace prices were not less than those of the Monster itself

New Song is great. I posted about it on the WJAYLT thread.

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: kishnevi on April 05, 2016, 05:49:15 PM
New Song is great. I posted about it on the WJAYLT thread.

Then that may have been the lead that brought me to Cohen.

You may want to know Avital has a brand new album (released 3/18)

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on April 05, 2016, 07:03:43 PM
Then that may have been the lead that brought me to Cohen.

Ah, yes, I saw your post on that. It could be.

Quote
You may want to know Avital has a brand new album (released 3/18)



Thank you! I wasn't aware. Samples sound fantastic. :)


Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Henk on April 18, 2016, 10:34:46 AM
(http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/165/051/16505196/600x600.jpg)  (http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/166/037/16603748/600x600.jpg)  (http://cf-images.emusic.com/music/images/album/164/218/16421885/600x600.jpg)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on April 18, 2016, 10:49:47 AM
Purchased last night:



Purchased a 3rd party seller's copy of Antibes because Amazon is hawking a CD-R.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Artem on April 20, 2016, 04:55:59 PM
Mingus at Antibes is among Mingus' best disks. The interplay and interaction among musicians is amazing in that live setting.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Spineur on June 09, 2016, 03:32:05 AM

Blues and Ballads, Brad Mehldau Trio



The music is simpler and less technical than in his previous album, leaving more room for emotion.
Maybe its the influence of Jeff Ballard.  Its my favorite kind of Jazz.  I would be interested to hear what other GMG members think of this album and/or of Brad Mahldau discography.




Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mirror Image on July 19, 2016, 01:25:54 PM
Bought this tonight:

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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Spineur on September 04, 2016, 11:09:12 AM
Decided to get acquainted with this italian pianist

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: kishnevi on September 04, 2016, 06:43:28 PM
For those in the US, this may be of interest.
http://arkivjazz.com/?utm_source=ArkivMusic&utm_medium=Banner-Ad&utm_content=AJ-
If their pricing follows their practices with classical, they will be most competitive on pricing in new realeases and CDs going out of print.  They seem to offer a wide range of smaller labels.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on September 04, 2016, 11:28:45 PM
Decided to get acquainted with this italian pianist


He has recorded a ton and some more of albums ... the best are great, but some are just sorta nice and not all that deep, I find.
The trio with Johnson/Baron though is brilliant, CAM has several discs of theirs, most famous I assume the two volumes of "Play Morricone" - they have been reissued as a double disc set.

If you want to hear him with horns, get "Fellini Jazz" (also on CAM), with Kenny Wheeler and Chris Potter (and then also get "Journey to Donnafugata" by another pianist, Salvatore Bonafede, whom I'm otherwise not familiar with).

CAM has also dedicated one of their "Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint & Soul Note" to Pieranunzi ... it contains the first of the albums with Johnson/Baron, "Deep Down", which I think is the best of the albums in the box (which is a bit of a mixed bag, some of it falling into that merely nice category).
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Spineur on October 02, 2016, 07:37:31 AM
I dont know if this is the box you (King Ubu) were refering to in the listening thread as "Jazz on Vogue" but I got it anyway (36€ on dodax)



I believe, I do have a small amout of the material in this box, but this looks really nice to have
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on October 02, 2016, 12:22:23 PM
I dont know if this is the box you (King Ubu) were refering to in the listening thread as "Jazz on Vogue" but I got it anyway (36€ on dodax)



I believe, I do have a small amout of the material in this box, but this looks really nice to have

Yes - and it's full of good music!

The other one that was released later, is mostly US recordings that were taken over and distributed by Vogue in France/Europe. Not of much interest to me, honestly. This one:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71K9VN32g1L._SL500_.jpg)
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61rrgUISxML._SL500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Autumn Leaves on October 02, 2016, 11:49:29 PM
I dont know if this is the box you (King Ubu) were refering to in the listening thread as "Jazz on Vogue" but I got it anyway (36€ on dodax)



I believe, I do have a small amout of the material in this box, but this looks really nice to have

Excellent purchase - this is a very interesting set.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Spineur on October 08, 2016, 01:23:07 AM
Sidney Bechet 50th anniversary boxset

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: kishnevi on November 01, 2016, 10:24:54 AM
 Barnes and Noble had one copy of this in their physical store, and I had a coupon, so I paid slightly less than the going Amazon price


I still need to get the Newport set (Vol 4) from this series
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on November 10, 2016, 06:38:00 PM
"oops"

Last jazz purchase of 2016.

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Some European "grey market" CDs also:

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Introducing Wayne Shorter / Kelly Great

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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: toledobass on November 12, 2016, 06:11:44 PM
One of my favorites of all time.....and not just Duke recordings.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519FoEq7WiL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

30 tracks from 1963.

Here is a review

A two-CD set, with the band in great form drawing on material from all eras. There are full performances of "Suite Thursday" - much livelier than the studio take, and improved by an extended Nance violin solo on "Lay-By" - and "Tone Parallel To Harlem," in addition to the usual parade of hits ("Rockin' In Rhythm," a rearranged "Perdido"), new material ("Theme From The Asphalt Jungle") and some offbeat oldies ("Rose Of The Rio Grande"). Cootie Williams had just rejoined the band after a twenty-year absence, so "Concerto For Cootie" is back, paired with the new "Tootie For Cootie," and the set ends with "Echoes Of Harlem." Hodges is as tender as ever on his features "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" and "The Star-Crossed Lovers." Strayhorn's bombastic "The Eighth Veil" is one of the stranger tunes here; Gonsalves's feature "Cop-Out," on the other hand, sounds like any big band you'd hear on a 50s film soundtrack. Oh, and if you want to study the distinct approaches of the various soloists, this is a great place to start, because Duke calls out the name of the featured player at the end of each tune (even each solo on the everybody-blows-a-chorus "Jam With Sam"). (DBW)

I continue to be drawn to Duke's music and enjoy the later efforts as much as the earlier ones.  And being a live/concert recording junkie, this was just too much to pass up.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: kishnevi on November 19, 2016, 11:10:27 AM
As part of a larger order from JPC
(https://www.jpc.de/image/w600/front/0/0081227977092)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Bogey on November 20, 2016, 08:45:00 AM
One of my favorites of all time.....and not just Duke recordings.

My man!
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: kishnevi on November 20, 2016, 05:54:35 PM
In the Barnes and Noble bargain bin



Contents of the Newport album
1963
I want to talk about you 9:41
My favorite things 17:20
Impressions 23:30
1965
(Intro by Father Norman O'Connor)
One down, one up 12:42
My favorite things 15:14
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on November 21, 2016, 05:06:02 AM
Go, cat, go.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mirror Image on January 15, 2017, 08:23:49 PM
Just bought:

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(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51cQh-tnYKL.jpg) (https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81KcrzEtuFL._SL1200_.jpg)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: kishnevi on January 16, 2017, 05:43:34 PM
At Barnes and Noble
Dexter Gordon. Our Man in Paris
Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage

Both from Rudy van Gelder's remastered series
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mirror Image on January 16, 2017, 05:52:56 PM
At Barnes and Noble
Dexter Gordon. Our Man in Paris
Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage

Both from Rudy van Gelder's remastered series

Hancock's Maiden Voyage is a jazz classic. I've never been too fond of Dexter Gordon tbh.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on January 17, 2017, 03:25:18 AM
Hancock's Maiden Voyage is a jazz classic. I've never been too fond of Dexter Gordon tbh.

The Dex is nonetheless a jazz classic, too  :)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: kishnevi on January 27, 2017, 06:39:39 PM
Two more from the bins at Barnes and Noble. Bought totally on speculation.


A double CD (priced as a single CD), although the whole thing could fit comfortably on a single CD. It's also being issued as a double LP, so perhaps the explanation lies there. I listened to the first CD earlier. Has a mellow folksy feel.  Some numbers have vocals, some do not.


Musica desde Cuba.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Spineur on January 27, 2017, 09:34:35 PM
Two more from the bins at Barnes and Noble. Bought totally on speculation.


I am also eying this one.  There is also a Brad Mehldau box set on sale which could nicely find its place into my home.
(http://static.qobuz.com/images/covers/11/73/0075597947311_600.jpg)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on January 29, 2017, 02:17:29 PM
That Mehldau box is recommended!
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: PotashPie on February 17, 2017, 12:42:22 PM
A Freddie Hubbard compilation on Wounded Bird, which I had on vinyl, now on CD. There was a similar Coltrane collection, but I can't find it, if it exists.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61kanmf4H%2BL._SX425_.jpg)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51CydR64BwL._SX425_.jpg)This is the LP cover.

Also, a Coltrane album that for some inexplicable reason I never bought, even on vinyl. It is excellent, from my favorite period of Atlantic.

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61gteFy92xL._SX425_.jpg)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on March 26, 2017, 02:02:07 PM
Three hopefully essential live albums:

Miles Davis Sextet Live at Newport 1958 (the Coltrane-Cannonball-Evans group)
Dizzy Gillespie at Newport 1957 (with Lee Morgan, Al Grey, Pee Wee Moore's Doodlin', Benny Golson, Wynton Kelly, Mary Lou Williams, etc.)
Grand Reunion: Earl Hines Trio with Coleman Hawkins and Roy Eldridge
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Bogey on March 27, 2017, 04:52:59 AM
Three hopefully essential live albums:

Miles Davis Sextet Live at Newport 1958 (the Coltrane-Cannonball-Evans group)
Dizzy Gillespie at Newport 1957 (with Lee Morgan, Al Grey, Pee Wee Moore's Doodlin', Benny Golson, Wynton Kelly, Mary Lou Williams, etc.)


Both excellent, Brian.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on March 27, 2017, 05:09:50 AM
Three hopefully essential live albums:

Miles Davis Sextet Live at Newport 1958 (the Coltrane-Cannonball-Evans group)
Dizzy Gillespie at Newport 1957 (with Lee Morgan, Al Grey, Pee Wee Moore's Doodlin', Benny Golson, Wynton Kelly, Mary Lou Williams, etc.)
Grand Reunion: Earl Hines Trio with Coleman Hawkins and Roy Eldridge

The Dizzy is excellent, the Hines great fun, the Miles ... hmmmm, somehow the band wasn't really in good shape that day - but it's nowhere near a "bad" record.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Bogey on March 27, 2017, 05:13:14 AM
the Miles ... hmmmm, somehow the band wasn't really in good shape that day - but it's nowhere near a "bad" record.


Fair comment.  Recording was problematic if I recall as well. However, there is so little of this ensemble out there that even Jazz At the Plaza is nice to have on the shelf.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on March 27, 2017, 05:42:38 AM


Fair comment.  Recording was problematic if I recall as well. However, there is so little of this ensemble out there that even Jazz At the Plaza is nice to have on the shelf.

Yes, that is true! And with Cannoball calling in a sick day, you don't get the full sextet at the Plaza either ... however, the "1958 Session" is excellent - it made up half of the "Jazz Track" LP (which on the other side presented the US release of the soundtrack to "L'Ascenseur pour l'echafaud"), but that left off the clear highlight of the session, a long, smokin' take of "Love for Sale" with a rather special Bill Evans (he sounds almost Monk-ish there, and it's great!)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Bogey on March 27, 2017, 06:00:22 AM
Yes, that is true! And with Cannoball calling in a sick day, you don't get the full sextet at the Plaza either ... however, the "1958 Session" is excellent - it made up half of the "Jazz Track" LP (which on the other side presented the US release of the soundtrack to "L'Ascenseur pour l'echafaud"), but that left off the clear highlight of the session, a long, smokin' take of "Love for Sale" with a rather special Bill Evans (he sounds almost Monk-ish there, and it's great!)

Missing that in my collection.  Suggested cd?
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on March 27, 2017, 06:16:12 AM
Missing that in my collection.  Suggested cd?

I have the 6CD set of the complete Miles/Coltrane sessions, the session is in the LP-sized anniversary special edition of "Kind of Blue" as well ... the track initially was on one of those Columbia albums compiling tracks so far not released, in this case "Circle in the Round" - detailed info as usual on Peter Losin's great site:
http://www.plosin.com/milesahead/Sessions.aspx?s=580526

Not sure it's on any current CD, alas ... there was this old release, part of a series usually coming with bad sound (the KoB reissue was ridiculous, sounded like crap, had a seventies pic on the cover):


But I can't really recommend it (don't know it, but based on my general knowledge about these "Masterpieces" reissues ...)

This one here would be preferrable if there's a physical release with a corresponding tracklist ... not sure if it was in the "Miles in Mono" CD box, which I have at home, but I'm stuck in the office right now:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IRNZ62O/
But I think it's not, if the tracklist here is correct, there's "Jazz Track" (disc 4), which actually is consistent with my memory:
https://www.amazon.com/Original-Mono-Recordings-Miles-Davis/dp/B00ESEYE60/

So I really think the best option is looking for a cheap copy of the Miles/Trane six disc box ... the cheapest third edition (2011 I think, not proper long box with loose booklet but "book" edition w/booklet bound into the book) used to go for 20€ over here, but I think it's OOP by now ...
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Bogey on March 27, 2017, 06:30:54 AM
Miles used to not be that problematic, but then in recent years his works were released in so many packaging options that I had to just shut it down.  As soon his material became more difficult to sort than Armstrong's and Coltrane's  I put on blinders and was satisfied with what I had as my "classical" completest psychosis was challenged to the brink both financially with re-buying stuff I had to net a few new tracks as well as just trying to sort out what is what.  Just look at all the cds of live recordings that have been released for Miles.  Man!  What makes all these releases so ironic is that they have not reissued the Complete Plugged Nickel (I'm lucky to have one) which should be in every Mile's collection, small or large.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on March 27, 2017, 09:38:25 AM
Miles used to not be that problematic, but then in recent years his works were released in so many packaging options that I had to just shut it down.  As soon his material became more difficult to sort than Armstrong's and Coltrane's  I put on blinders and was satisfied with what I had as my "classical" completest psychosis was challenged to the brink both financially with re-buying stuff I had to net a few new tracks as well as just trying to sort out what is what.  Just look at all the cds of live recordings that have been released for Miles.  Man!  What makes all these releases so ironic is that they have not reissued the Complete Plugged Nickel (I'm lucky to have one) which should be in every Mile's collection, small or large.

Well, it was quite easy for me, as I was there and wiling to enter when Sony/Legacy started the box-sets (in collaboration with Mosaic, who did the LP versions that were way too rich for me then). So I bought up all the boxes (Miles & Gil was the first to appear, in sequence they're Miles & Trane, Miles & Gil, Seven Steps, 1965-68, IaSW, BB, JJ, OTC, plus live the Plugged Nickel, Cellar Door, and then later on the Black Hawk, which I got as two double disc sets, I think they had them combined with some cardboard wrapper added).

What they left off was the - gorgeous but hardly essential - "Someday My Prince Will Come" (only the two cuts with Coltrane are at the end of the Miles & Trane box), the 1961 Carnegie Hall Concert (they should have done a 6 disc set with Mobley: Prince, Carnegie, Black Hawk - but I guess there's still enough of a bias against Mobe being a lightweight and not up to bla bla ... which is somehow understandable but still a pity).

Then, the two-disc "Round About Midnight" added some attractive live material as a bonus (but didn't include all that was on the Miles & Trane box in terms of alternates), and obviously the great series of live double albums beginning with "Miles at Fillmore" and ending with the two doubles from Japan, which actually weren't treated in the US the way they deserve to be ... I actually bought Japanese SHM-CD reissues of those two, eventually). They also threw out the final gig with Shorter in Winter/Spring 1970, another most welcome set.

And then there was the Bootleg Series ... I hope it continues with the 1971, 1973 and 1975 concerts/tours, but am not quite sure what we'll see next. So far, the series has been great, but I was a bit disappointed by the Lost Quintet volume - I'd love to see a second, but with another concert (DVD only) having been released as part of the lp-sized (gorgeously made!) anniversary edition of BB, I doub't there'll be more.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Bogey on March 27, 2017, 10:10:06 AM
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Well, the shop I haunted had this.  Smith absolutely is cooking on the first track.  If you do not care for the Hammond, BEWARE! :D

Snagged this as well:

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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on March 27, 2017, 10:24:10 AM
That's one Smith I don't yet have ... guess I'll have to get it, too!

The other Trema/Laserlight set of his is interesting, too: "Pleyel, Nov. 20th, 1968 / Pleyel, Dec. 1st, 1969" - the first set has Nathen Page on guitar and stalwart Donald Bailey on drums, the second has Eddie McFadden on guitar, who started with JOS in 1957 (Bailey was there from album #2 on, in 1956), and Arthur Crosby on drums (don't know him).

Of JATP I have the wonderful 10 CD box with the complete 1944-49 sessions (including plenty of previously unissued tracks), there was a cheap repackaging a few years ago that has itself become impossible to find quite a while ago ... good stuff, though generally not music I'd just put on independently of my mood.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Bogey on March 27, 2017, 10:31:42 AM
That's one Smith I don't yet have ... guess I'll have to get it, too!

The other Trema/Laserlight set of his is interesting, too: "Pleyel, Nov. 20th, 1968 / Pleyel, Dec. 1st, 1969" - the first set has Nathen Page on guitar and stalwart Donald Bailey on drums, the second has Eddie McFadden on guitar, who started with JOS in 1957 (Bailey was there from album #2 on, in 1956), and Arthur Crosby on drums (don't know him).

Of JATP I have the wonderful 10 CD box with the complete 1944-49 sessions (including plenty of previously unissued tracks), there was a cheap repackaging a few years ago that has itself become impossible to find quite a while ago ... good stuff, though generally not music I'd just put on independently of my mood.

Just a heads up.  The packaging for the Smith is thin and the cds are a bit "sketchy looking".  Almost cdr like with hardly any printing on them.  However, the shop let the two cd set go to me for $10, so I thought fair enough.  The same concert can also be found on these two disca:

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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on March 27, 2017, 11:25:28 AM
Yep, Europe 1 is the first generation, the digipacks (all split into single discs if they were initially multi-disc-sets) were the third, in between for most of these, there was the second generation on LaserLight - often split as singles but usually/originally two jewel cases with a cardboard box around it:

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I have a bunch of these ... the most important one is the Miles one from March 1960 with Coltrane, who gets booed heavily. The first edition (four disc set combining the March and October 1960 sets, the later with Sonny Stitt, and it's wonderful, as the much less interesting Stitt has Miles challenged to play a lot more and meaningful himself, while with Coltrane he usually presents the theme, takes a few bars and then leaves the floor to Trane who is playing some hot sh*t) has a booklet with photos and several pages of remembrances by musicians that were there (and split into the "pro" and "con" camps). Very interesting!

Then there are sets by Thelonious Monk (several, but I don't have the overview there, some may overlap with later Monk in Paris editions done in collaboration with the Monk family), Art Blakey (two very nice doubles from the same night in 1961), Gerry Mulligan's Concert Jazz Band (pretty much essential), Miles in 1973 (pretty cool if you enjoy electric Miles!), Oscar Peterson (three of them, but I guess none really essential), Jimmy Giuffre (an amazing single disc - he got booed as well, the Paris audiences were rowdy back then!), the Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band (essential!), Count Basie (nice, but not essential for sure, a double from 1959/62 and more from 1972, of which I have but Part 1 in the third incarnation), Ellington in 1965 (I love it, but I guess it's hardly essential), Dizzy (I have singles from 1960 and from 1965,) ... that's what I have, in addition to the Smith I mentioned.

There's a website about all of this that is again messy and mixes some of the above with the recent Fremeaux "Live in Paris" series that again offers the Miles (with basic booklet I heard), as well as the Count Basie (1959/62 in extended form - if you want that, go for the Fremaux), Monk (duplicating the "Live in France" from Riverside set but expanding it - it's not essential at all though), Sinatra, Ella, , Ray Charles (yeah!), Nat Cole/Quincy Jones (nice! there's another one by that pairing on the great "Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series" on TCB Records, that series is fully endorsed and highly recommended!), Les McCann (might cool!), MJQ, JATP (don't have these yet) and probably a few I forget.

Here's the link:
http://live-in-paris.fr

The make things messy and messier, they offer DLs of many of the items mentioned above, PLUS DLs of some exclusive stuff (the Lou Benett Trio w/Barney Wilen is one of the very few DLs I ever spent money on) ... and they mix in other "live in Paris" sets (I guess the Cannonball was previously out on Riverside but is public domain now ...)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Bogey on March 27, 2017, 11:34:31 AM
Yep, Europe 1 is the first generation, the digipacks (all split into single discs if they were initially multi-disc-sets) were the third, in between for most of these, there was the second generation on LaserLight - often split as singles but usually/originally two jewel cases with a cardboard box around it:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51DV1Upz-nL.jpg)

I have a bunch of these ... the most important one is the Miles one from March 1960 with Coltrane, who gets booed heavily. The first edition (four disc set combining the March and October 1960 sets, the later with Sonny Stitt, and it's wonderful, as the much less interesting Stitt has Miles challenged to play a lot more and meaningful himself, while with Coltrane he usually presents the theme, takes a few bars and then leaves the floor to Trane who is playing some hot sh*t) has a booklet with photos and several pages of remembrances by musicians that were there (and split into the "pro" and "con" camps). Very interesting!

Then there are sets by Thelonious Monk (several, but I don't have the overview there, some may overlap with later Monk in Paris editions done in collaboration with the Monk family), Art Blakey (two very nice doubles from the same night in 1961), Gerry Mulligan's Concert Jazz Band (pretty much essential), Miles in 1973 (pretty cool if you enjoy electric Miles!), Oscar Peterson (three of them, but I guess none really essential), Jimmy Giuffre (an amazing single disc - he got booed as well, the Paris audiences were rowdy back then!), the Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band (essential!), Count Basie (nice, but not essential for sure, a double from 1959/62 and more from 1972, of which I have but Part 1 in the third incarnation), Ellington in 1965 (I love it, but I guess it's hardly essential), Dizzy (I have singles from 1960 and from 1965,) ... that's what I have, in addition to the Smith I mentioned.

There's a website about all of this that is again messy and mixes some of the above with the recent Fremeaux "Live in Paris" series that again offers the Miles (with basic booklet I heard), as well as the Count Basie (1959/62 in extended form - if you want that, go for the Fremaux), Monk (duplicating the "Live in France" from Riverside set but expanding it - it's not essential at all though), Sinatra, Ella, , Ray Charles (yeah!), Nat Cole/Quincy Jones (nice! there's another one by that pairing on the great "Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series" on TCB Records, that series is fully endorsed and highly recommended!), Les McCann (might cool!), MJQ, JATP (don't have these yet) and probably a few I forget.

Here's the link:
http://live-in-paris.fr

The make things messy and messier, they offer DLs of many of the items mentioned above, PLUS DLs of some exclusive stuff (the Lou Benett Trio w/Barney Wilen is one of the very few DLs I ever spent money on) ... and they mix in other "live in Paris" sets (I guess the Cannonball was previously out on Riverside but is public domain now ...)

Those Shelly Manne ones look nice.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on March 29, 2017, 08:14:14 AM
Three hopefully essential live albums:

Miles Davis Sextet Live at Newport 1958 (the Coltrane-Cannonball-Evans group)
Dizzy Gillespie at Newport 1957 (with Lee Morgan, Al Grey, Pee Wee Moore's Doodlin', Benny Golson, Wynton Kelly, Mary Lou Williams, etc.)
Grand Reunion: Earl Hines Trio with Coleman Hawkins and Roy Eldridge
Amazon seller canceled "Grand Reunion" because they didn't have it in stock  >:(
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Bogey on March 29, 2017, 08:50:40 AM
Amazon seller canceled "Grand Reunion" because they didn't have it in stock  >:(

I would be like....well, ....just send them a pic of your avatar.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Dancing Divertimentian on March 29, 2017, 04:12:01 PM
I would be like....well, ....just send them a pic of your avatar.

 :D ;D
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: kishnevi on March 29, 2017, 05:26:41 PM
From the used CD store
Miles Davis Aura
Horace Silver A Prescription for the Blues
Sonny Rollins Tenor Madness

From the liner notes, Aura might qualify for the Classical thread: music based on Miles's material but composed in a formal manner by Palle Mikkelborg, recorded in Copenhagen with Danish musicians. The only non Danes seem to Miles himself, abd John McLaughlin.

In the Rollins, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones provide the backing, and John Coltrane appears in the title track.

Amusingly, the Silver CD has a sticker announcing it is a promotional CD and that resale is unlawful and may be punishable by state and local law.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on March 29, 2017, 10:10:24 PM
Jimmy Smith @ Salle Pleyel 1965 on the way to me now  ;D
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Bogey on March 30, 2017, 04:40:23 AM
Jimmy Smith @ Salle Pleyel 1965 on the way to me now  ;D

I hope this was partially my fault.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Bogey on March 30, 2017, 04:41:39 AM

Amusingly, the Silver CD has a sticker announcing it is a promotional CD and that resale is unlawful and may be punishable by state and local law.

Outlaw jazz!
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on March 30, 2017, 04:51:06 AM
I hope this was partially my fault.

Yup, you reminded me I had so far missed out on it ... so yeah! And thanks!
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Bogey on March 31, 2017, 05:21:15 AM
Was missing this '57 recording and the casting is perfect for what I enjoy:

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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: kishnevi on April 03, 2017, 04:28:50 PM
From the used CD Store
Horace Silver Quintet Plus JJ Johnson. Cape Verdean Blues
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Bogey on April 04, 2017, 03:23:06 PM
Post a pic when you can.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: kishnevi on April 04, 2017, 04:34:20 PM
Post a pic when you can.
At your service, sir...


And for good measure, the one I got last week

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mirror Image on April 04, 2017, 06:06:50 PM
At your service, sir...



Oh, that is a good ‘un. This particular album introduced me to the still quite underrated trumpet playing of Woody Shaw.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on April 04, 2017, 09:12:57 PM
... the still quite underrated trumpet playing of Woody Shaw.

Not underrated in my house! A large chunk of his work as a leader is still available in two boxes:


That's the Columbia albums, the studio part of which were previously released on Mosaic as well ... and Mosaic still has the Muse albums in print:
http://www.mosaicrecords.com/prodinfo.asp?number=255-MD-CD

There's quite a bit more of course, such as two Elektra albums (reissued by Wounded Bird), one on Enja, a Blue Note double disc of a live recording with Geri Allen at the piano, the two co-led Blue Note albums with Freddie Hubbard, two albums on Contemporary, a disc on Red, the live material on Highnote (four volumes of Woody Shaw Live and one first one so far of the group with Louis Hayes ... there's one one of the Shaw/Hayes band on TCB in their great Swiss Radio Days Jazz Series) ... and there must be more that I forget right now. And of course there's some more sideman stuff, too (Tyrone Washington!).
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: kishnevi on April 06, 2017, 10:04:18 AM
After seeing this mentioned in the Lounge

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on April 06, 2017, 10:49:34 AM
After seeing this mentioned in the Lounge


I think it's gorgeous - but no matter how much I admire Wadada Leo Smith, it usually takes a couple of stabs at his albums before they start unfolding. Caught him live in two different settings last November, and it was amazing!
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: kishnevi on April 06, 2017, 02:05:48 PM
I think it's gorgeous - but no matter how much I admire Wadada Leo Smith, it usually takes a couple of stabs at his albums before they start unfolding. Caught him live in two different settings last November, and it was amazing!
Did you know about this one (released in January)

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on April 07, 2017, 12:30:52 AM
Did you know about this one (released in January)



Yep, it's wonderful!
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: kishnevi on May 12, 2017, 03:11:59 PM
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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: 71 dB on July 03, 2017, 02:18:22 AM
My dad being a jazz nut I had my share of Miles Davis when I was young, 50's Miles Davis that is, 'Round About Midnight especially. My dad teached me that after 60's or so Miles Davis sucks. He hates electronics, fusion, funk and all that. A few years ago I heard Bitches Brew and found it very interesting. I borrowed In A Silent Way from my dad's friend and liked it a lot. So, I found this twofer of In A Silent Way and On the Corner. Just listened to the latter on Spotify and it blew me away! So, this twofer I ordered just 5 minutes ago. Five pounds delivered!  :)

The track Black Satin sounds like drum 'n' bass, 25 years ahead of it's time. Amazing!

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on July 03, 2017, 03:15:45 AM
There are plenty of stories about "On the Corner", which is indeed pretty much unique, and an amazing album!

Miles was absorbing Bach, James Brown (whose "Cold Sweat" btw. is Pee Wee Ellis' take on "So What"), Stockhausen at that time ... I think Buckmaster stayed with Miles for a while (and practices the Cello suites), he is heard on the album as well, and he brought Stockhausen into the game, I guess. However, speaking of the beats I read somewhere (in Tingen's "Miles Electric" book I think) that what ended up on the record was more or less the fills - it was planned to add the actual beats later on, too, but then it sounded so good, they skipped that ... si non è vero ...
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: 71 dB on July 09, 2017, 08:46:45 AM
Five hours worth of Max Roach for about 10 euros:

  :)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Alek Hidell on July 20, 2017, 04:13:13 AM
Five hours worth of Max Roach for about 10 euros:

  :)

Well done, sir. :)

TD: Thanks to king ubu, who alerted me to the existence of these recordings:
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on July 20, 2017, 05:25:21 AM
TD: Thanks to king ubu, who alerted me to the existence of these recordings:
  • Anthony Braxton Quartet, Ao Vivo Jazz Na Fábrica
  • Evan Parker Sant'Anna Arresi Quintet, Filu 'e Ferru

Not that I had known I did - but all the nicer to read then!  ;D

This box by Howard Riley is one of my most recent jazz acquisitions ... prob. right down your alley:
http://www.freejazzblog.org/2017/05/howard-riley-constant-change-1976-2016.html
Haven't yet started listening.


Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Bogey on July 26, 2017, 04:31:36 AM


TD: Thanks to king ubu, who alerted me to the existence of these recordings:


Be careful talking jazz with the "King".  Before you know it, your library will grow exponentially and be one of the best in your town. 8)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Alek Hidell on July 29, 2017, 06:03:51 AM
Be careful talking jazz with the "King".  Before you know it, your library will grow exponentially and be one of the best in your town. 8)

Don't I know it! My wishlist has already grown exponentially - the library eventually to follow, of course. ;)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: 71 dB on July 29, 2017, 09:52:11 AM
Five hours worth of Max Roach for about 10 euros:

  :)

I have listened to this once. This is a nice and cheap set, but it's not 9 albums + bonus cut. It's only 8 albums + bonus cuts (3 tracks from Rich vs Roach).

Well done, sir. :)

 ;)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Spineur on September 17, 2017, 07:27:57 AM


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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on October 21, 2017, 07:19:52 PM

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What do you think of that one?
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on November 06, 2017, 06:46:19 AM
Bought a bunch of used discs on Amazon Marketplace:

- Six Pieces of Silver. Horace Silver with Donald Byrd and others
- Charles Mingus Sextet, Cornell 1964
- Gunslinging Birds. Mingus Big Band (post-Mingus, that is)
- Alone with Three Giants. Marcus Roberts
- See You at the Fair. Ben Webster, Hank Jones, etc.
- With Billie in Mind. Teddy Wilson
- Bean Bags. Milt Jackson, Coleman Hawkins
- Ain't But a Few of Us Left. Milt Jackson, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Grady Tate (what a lineup, wow)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on November 18, 2017, 08:10:48 PM
Today just found two very interesting Pablo LPs, and will give them a cleaning and spin (and conversion to FLAC) next month when I have time:

- Sarah Vaughan "I Love Brazil!"
- Oscar Peterson & Dizzy Gillsepie

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on November 19, 2017, 07:07:16 PM
- Oscar Peterson & Dizzy Gillsepie
That's a good one - two showoffs equally matched. But I like the Oscar and Harry Edison album even more.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on November 22, 2017, 04:03:40 AM
That's a good one - two showoffs equally matched. But I like the Oscar and Harry Edison album even more.

Edison and Eldridge! (Not sure though I've heard th Gillespie ... and definitely haven't - and don't intend to - the Faddis, fourth in that mini series).

Speaking OP an Pablo and duets/meetings, those with Count Basie are wonderful - and I guess OP w/Ella ain't half bad (a change of pace from all the lovely Ella/Pass ones).
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on November 22, 2017, 08:04:36 AM
Edison and Eldridge! (Not sure though I've heard th Gillespie ... and definitely haven't - and don't intend to - the Faddis, fourth in that mini series).

Speaking OP an Pablo and duets/meetings, those with Count Basie are wonderful - and I guess OP w/Ella ain't half bad (a change of pace from all the lovely Ella/Pass ones).
The Faddis one is bad. I respect his playing, but he has such a shrill, harsh sound - goes for loudness rather than expression - that it's physically difficult for my ears to listen.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on November 22, 2017, 10:03:28 AM
The Faddis one is bad. I respect his playing, but he has such a shrill, harsh sound - goes for loudness rather than expression - that it's physically difficult for my ears to listen.

Reading similar reviews and having similar feelings towards him I steered clear of it!

Isn't there actually one with Clark Terry? They collaborated earlier and later, guess that could be nice in just a duo setting, too.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on November 24, 2017, 04:19:45 PM
Reading similar reviews and having similar feelings towards him I steered clear of it!

Isn't there actually one with Clark Terry? They collaborated earlier and later, guess that could be nice in just a duo setting, too.
There is a Clark Terry one! I need to buy it! Thanks for the reminder.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on December 14, 2017, 04:23:05 PM
Just found another interesting LP at my local crackhouse book/record store. I have very little Brubeck in my collection, but I really love this cover. A lucky find--stereo and in absolutely mint condition.

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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mirror Image on December 24, 2017, 07:26:34 PM
Just bought:

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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: San Antone on December 25, 2017, 02:46:13 AM
Just bought:

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That Bill Frisell recording is very good, imo.  I haven't heard the Charles Lloyd one you bought, which is odd since I usually listen to everything of his I see (will look for it).  Lloyd's work is always worthwhile and he's released some really fantastic records over the years.  The stuff since he came out of self-induced retirement has been uniformly excellent. 
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mirror Image on December 25, 2017, 06:31:55 AM
That Bill Frisell recording is very good, imo.  I haven't heard the Charles Lloyd one you bought, which is odd since I usually listen to everything of his I see (will look for it).  Lloyd's work is always worthwhile and he's released some really fantastic records over the years.  The stuff since he came out of self-induced retirement has been uniformly excellent.

Definitely looking forward to hearing both recordings, David. Love Frisell’s and Lloyd’s work. It’s great seeing two of my musical heroes play together.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Alek Hidell on January 13, 2018, 08:16:01 AM
Following the five-star review on the Free Jazz Blog:

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I have only a couple of Breuker's albums - and have yet to hear either of them (a constant refrain from me, it seems). So I've splurged for this retrospective. A bit pricey (a little over $100 with shipping from the Low Countries), so I hope I like it. :)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on January 27, 2018, 07:44:58 PM
Just bought Julie London All Through The Night (Cole Porter song book) LP off Ebay, albeit the Stereo version. My first ever purchase through Ebay! I could have bought the CD, or the new vinyl release, but this was just too cool to pass up on original vinyl!

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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: San Antone on January 27, 2018, 09:20:00 PM
Just bought Julie London All Through The Night (Cole Porter song book) LP off Ebay, albeit the Stereo version. My first ever purchase through Ebay! I could have bought the CD, or the new vinyl release, but this was just too cool to pass up on original vinyl!

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Oh, that one is classic.  Enjoy!
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on January 27, 2018, 10:44:58 PM
Thanks, I'm going to pick up Around Midnight soon too. I heard a piece or two from that one (as well as All Through The Night) on KCSM and have had them on my Amazon list for a while--but so much more fun to get them on vinyl.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: San Antone on February 03, 2018, 04:50:36 PM
Won an eBay auction for this Albert Ayler box set from Revenant

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Holy Ghost is the first comprehensive attempt to build a monument in sound to Albert Ayler. The settings — radio and TV sessions, studio demos, private recordings, live concert footage — find his music at its most liberated. And with the sponsorship and assistance of Ayler’s family, friends, and colleagues, Holy Ghost documents his never-before-heard first and last recordings, bookending rare and unissued music from every stage of his career.

Albert Ayler: heard ABOUT more than heard. But that’s all about to change.

9 CDs of rare & unissued recordings
208 pg. full-color hardbound book
new essays by Amiri Baraka, Val Wilmer & other Ayler scholars
unpublished photos & family memorabilia
artist testimonials of first encounters with Ayler’s music
exhaustive chronology of Ayler performance activities
housed in lavish Spirit Box cast from handcarved original

Nominated for two 2005 Grammy Awards.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mirror Image on February 03, 2018, 07:12:23 PM
Bought a bit earlier today:

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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mirror Image on February 04, 2018, 10:06:38 AM
I figured it was time I upgraded my OJC issue of Monk’s classic: Brilliant Corners to the 24-bit Keepnews Collection issue:

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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Alek Hidell on February 10, 2018, 07:45:55 PM
I figured it was time I upgraded my OJC issue of Monk’s classic: Brilliant Corners to the 24-bit Keepnews Collection issue:

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If I may quote you, M.I.: pounds the table! :)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mirror Image on February 11, 2018, 01:23:12 PM
If I may quote you, M.I.: pounds the table! :)

Indeed! A fantastic album.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on February 13, 2018, 05:35:37 PM
Ayler box looks very tempting. I have a two or three CD set on Impulse but would like to explore more.

Just bought these two cheap on Amazon. THey had been on my wishlist for many years. I'm going in reverse order in my wish list now--too many things have accumulated at the bottom for too many years.

Archie Shepp Kwanza

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Joey Caldarrazzo Haiku

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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Alek Hidell on February 13, 2018, 07:56:52 PM
Ayler box looks very tempting.

It certainly does. I was aware of that release, but I never really knew how nicely appointed it is. Sigh. [Starts searching for reasonably-priced copy]

Arrived yesterday from Italy, after I ordered it from a Discogs seller last October (!!):

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Coti K.: Solesulsuolo

I really don't know what kind of music I'm going to get here, other than what I've heard from a sample on the Free Jazz Blog. But it was mentioned very favorably there, so I'm taking a chance on it. (The purchase from Italy was not very expensive - about $15, I think, including the overseas shipping.)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on February 13, 2018, 11:24:23 PM
The Ayler box is amazing! But make no mistake, it does not tell the full story (well, it does in terms of words, there's a great book - and lots of memorabilia and stuff to go along with it), it's more like the apocryphs, a huge addition to the studio albums on ESP-Disk, various european labels, and Impulse. There is amazing stuff to be found in the box, but also some overlap with other releases (some of them OOP by now, maybe?).

Hat Hut has been releasing more Ayler, the Lörrach/Paris disc from the 1966 european tour (the one that shook the Beeb so much they destroyed their tapes of the London performance) has been out on Hat for a while, then they put out one more with two more 1966 set (one of which is in the Holy Ghost box, while there would have been one more set in circulation and never on any (semi-)official release ...)

The Copenhagen studio material was out on Ayler Records (formerly Swedish, now French ... do also consider their fantastic Jimmy Lyons box (http://www.ayler.com/jimmy-lyons-the-box-set.html)!), one of the two sets was duplicated in the "Holy Ghost" box, and I think now both are on another Hat Hut disc ...

Then there is Hilversum, out on various labels, including a few years ago ESP-Disk', but now also on Hat ...

Either way, the Albert Ayler website (http://ayler.co.uk/) is most helpful (and also cleans up the mess I'm making above re: Hat reissues ... I think Hilversum and one of the Copenhagen sets have been combined).
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: San Antone on February 14, 2018, 05:30:09 AM
The Ayler box is amazing! But make no mistake, it does not tell the full story

Yes, but I already had the official releases and this box contains some of his best performances, imo, of anything I've heard.  I got it for $74 and would suggest not paying more than $100, but I was lucky.  I have seen it for $200 and, in a few places, even higher.  Strictly for hard core Ayler fans.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on February 14, 2018, 05:51:15 AM
Yes, but I already had the official releases and this box contains some of his best performances, imo, of anything I've heard.  I got it for $74 and would suggest not paying more than $100, but I was lucky.  I have seen it for $200 and, in a few places, even higher.  Strictly for hard core Ayler fans.

Yes, it contains some amazing music, no doubt - just wanted to stress that it shouldn't be considered an alternative for "Spîritual Unity", "Vibrations", "Spirits Rejoice", "Slugs' Saloon" etc, but a mighty addition. The Cleveland live material has still not surfaced anywhere else, and I guess it alone is worth buying the box.

Not sure what I paid, it was one of very few pre-orders I ever did ... had the courier re-routed to my workplace at that time and still remember being called by reception about a delivery having arrived ... and going back to my desk to unwrap the huge box  ;D
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on February 23, 2018, 08:45:58 PM
Just ordered Joe Pass and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen Chops on Pablo LP (eBay). Northsea nights (by these same two) is one of my all-time favorite records, so am greatly looking forward to this one. So far am really enjoying eBay (my second purchase since joining last month).

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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Turner on April 14, 2018, 08:45:48 AM
Bought. Though a classic - first listen.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Spineur on April 22, 2018, 05:59:34 AM
The Norman Granz albums posted on the listen thread proved too tempting.

I got this one at a very reasonable price

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and at a less reasonable price for this set

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Now I have to wait before I can dig in...
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on April 29, 2018, 04:09:30 PM
Just found this LP, Sarah Vaughan Linger Awhile (original 6 eyes, mint) yesterday:

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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Alek Hidell on April 29, 2018, 04:46:14 PM
Bought. Though a classic - first listen.

You know, I've been listening to jazz for over thirty years and I still haven't heard it. :-[

TD:



Finally came across a used copy of this at a price I could live with ($65). The box itself is a little damaged (hence the lower price) but I can live with that.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on April 29, 2018, 05:14:52 PM
As a Garner fan, I think Concert by the Sea is the least interesting one I've heard. All of my Garner is on LP--my favorites include Gems (Columbia), Solitaire (Mercury), and The Greatest Garner (Atlantic).

That Braxton looks interesting. Let us know your thoughts.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on April 30, 2018, 05:50:35 AM
You know, I've been listening to jazz for over thirty years and I still haven't heard it. :-[

You should change that, Garner's playing is really fabulous (and the late CT liked it, too).
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on May 26, 2018, 02:39:21 PM
New (reissue) LP--Bill Evans Conversations with Myself:

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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on May 31, 2018, 12:59:53 PM
Just tried again on the live 1965 2 CD set of Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, and the Earl Hines Trio. Last time I ordered it the seller canceled. Hope I get it this time, because that all-superstar lineup is irresistible.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on June 02, 2018, 05:43:09 AM
Just tried again on the live 1965 2 CD set of Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, and the Earl Hines Trio. Last time I ordered it the seller canceled. Hope I get it this time, because that all-superstar lineup is irresistible.

Good stuff, don't give up!  :)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on July 08, 2018, 12:57:05 PM
....ssshhhh....don't tell my girlfriend....

boxes/twofers
- Monk: The Big Riverside Box
- Complete Amazing Bud Powell (Vols. 1-5 box)
- Now + Salt and Pepper (Sonny Stitt + Hank Jones twofer on Impulse; Salt and Pepper also features Paul Gonsalves)

albums
- Bohemia After Dark (Kenny Clarke, Adderley brothers, Horace Silver, Hank Jones, etc.)
- Further Definitions (Benny Carter)
- Wonderland (Benny Carter, Lockjaw Davis, Sweets Edison, etc.)
- Jazz Giant (Benny Carter, Ben Webster, Andre Previn, etc.)
- Cannonball in Europe!
- Marsalis Standard Time, Vols. 2 and 3 (already have 1)
- Giants of Jazz Live in Berlin 1971 (Gillespie, Stitt, Winding, Monk, McKibbon, Blakey)
- Pisces (Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on July 14, 2018, 01:14:43 PM
....ssshhhh....don't tell my girlfriend....


I will pass along the advice I received many years ago when I was new to "high end audio" and was assembling a system (along with tons of LPs and CDs): Buy all you can before you get married.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on September 07, 2018, 04:57:00 PM
Just found this one (You're Hearing George Shearing) today --- too cute to pass up.

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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on September 14, 2018, 02:27:01 PM
New order:

Back to Back (Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges)
Duke's Big 4 (with Pass, Brown, Bellson)
Earl Hines Plays George Gershwin
Swing Goes Dixie (Roy Eldridge sextet)
Finger Poppin' (Horace Silver)
Personal Appearance (Sonny Stitt, Bobby Timmons)
Plenty, Plenty Soul (Milt Jackson)
You Better Know It!!! (Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Ben Webster, Hank Jones)
Stitt Meets Brother Jack

edit:
also grabbed one of those Euro reissue boxes, this time a Spanish label's collection of the 1950s Buck Clayton big group jam sessions with folks like Joe Newman, Buddy Tate, Coleman Hawkins, Trummy Young, Sir Charles Thompson, and Woody Herman.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: JBS on September 22, 2018, 06:56:16 PM
Missed these releases from earlier this year.  Remedied that just now off Amazon MP



Some of the Davis I have in uninspiring sonics.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Ciaccona on October 19, 2018, 07:11:54 PM
Picked up this 5-CD set:

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on January 09, 2019, 08:48:03 PM
Hoping to only make 3 or 4 big purchases this year rather than a steady stream.

Tonight's:

Old-Timey Stuff
Basin Street Blues (Pete Fountain)
Crazy Rhythm (Mike Walbridge's Chicago Footwarmers)
New Orleans Vol. 1 (Preservation Hall Jazz Band)
Swingin' the 20s (Benny Carter with Earl Hines, Leroy Vinnegar, and Shelly Manne)

More New-Timey Than The Rest
Jimmy Smith "5 Original Albums" Sony slip-box
Bags' Opus (Milt Jackson)
Johnny Hodges & Earl Hines - complete recordings together
"George Benson & Jack McDuff" 2 LP one CD compilation (New Boss Guitar / Hot Barbecue)
Sweets Edison in Copenhagen
The Great Summit Master Takes - Duke & Louis
Nightconcert - Erroll Garner Trio in Amsterdam (new release)
Portrait of Cannonball Adderley
Stitt Plays Bird
Very Saxy - Hawkins, Tate, Davis, Cobb
Virtuoso - Joe Pass
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on January 10, 2019, 12:35:42 AM
got this yesterday:



it's a reissue of a previous box - not sure if it's substantially different, this new one (costs 40€ on a.fr) has glossy mini-lp/foldout-covers, but no booklet/liner notes at all ... I've only owned two of the albums previously (the great one with Grappelli and Haynes, and Conférence de Presse in duo with Eddy Louiss), so this was a most attractive deal.

EDIT: just read in a review of the previous box (10 CD + 2 DVD, the new one has 12 CD + 3 DVD) that it was just a wrapper around the original albums, so it did include whatever liner notes/booklets that came with the original release (but ate up three times as much shelf space).

I'm also waiting for this:



a less attractive proposition for me, as I have both the first one and "Toot Sweet" with Lee Konitz, but it's cheap


... and I see there's a brand new one with a fine rhythm section, released today or tomorrow:

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: San Antone on January 10, 2019, 02:02:28 AM
Hoping to only make 3 or 4 big purchases this year rather than a steady stream.

Tonight's:

Old-Timey Stuff
Basin Street Blues (Pete Fountain)
Crazy Rhythm (Mike Walbridge's Chicago Footwarmers)
New Orleans Vol. 1 (Preservation Hall Jazz Band)
Swingin' the 20s (Benny Carter with Earl Hines, Leroy Vinnegar, and Shelly Manne)

More New-Timey Than The Rest
Jimmy Smith "5 Original Albums" Sony slip-box
Bags' Opus (Milt Jackson)
Johnny Hodges & Earl Hines - complete recordings together
"George Benson & Jack McDuff" 2 LP one CD compilation (New Boss Guitar / Hot Barbecue)
Sweets Edison in Copenhagen
The Great Summit Master Takes - Duke & Louis
Nightconcert - Erroll Garner Trio in Amsterdam (new release)
Portrait of Cannonball Adderley
Stitt Plays Bird
Very Saxy - Hawkins, Tate, Davis, Cobb
Virtuoso - Joe Pass

For early jazz, New Orleans groups, if you don't have the Louis Armstrong Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings, they are indispensable.  Also, any of the Joe "King" Oliver recordings from the early 20s.  Sidney Bechet with Clarence Williams, Kid Ory, Johnny Dodds, Jack Teagarden, Bunk Johnson (sadly none of his early stuff survives but his revival sides are still worthwhile) are some other names to check out. 

I bolded a couple from your other group that I think are especially good. 

Great to see some interest in early jazz - I've been delving into this period a lot over the last few years and really enjoying the process.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: JBS on January 10, 2019, 09:41:18 PM

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on January 12, 2019, 08:55:45 AM
For early jazz, New Orleans groups, if you don't have the Louis Armstrong Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings, they are indispensable.  Also, any of the Joe "King" Oliver recordings from the early 20s.  Sidney Bechet with Clarence Williams, Kid Ory, Johnny Dodds, Jack Teagarden, Bunk Johnson (sadly none of his early stuff survives but his revival sides are still worthwhile) are some other names to check out. 

I bolded a couple from your other group that I think are especially good. 

Great to see some interest in early jazz - I've been delving into this period a lot over the last few years and really enjoying the process.
Thanks! It's a genre I am also keen to explore more, and my visit to New Orleans next month is a happy coincidence of timing. Do you have any particular recommendations among modern revival/throwback groups, as well?
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: San Antone on January 12, 2019, 02:49:16 PM
Thanks! It's a genre I am also keen to explore more, and my visit to New Orleans next month is a happy coincidence of timing. Do you have any particular recommendations among modern revival/throwback groups, as well?

Kermit Ruffins is usually playing somewhere and has a "new style" traditional band.  Trombone Shorty is popular but has gone pretty much full on funk.  Try to find some of the brass bands, Rebirth BB, New Birth BB, Treme BB, N.O. Nightcrawlers - and since you will be there almost for the build up to Mardi Gras, you might be able to find Donald Harrison playing somewhere doing his Mardi Gras Indian brand of jazz. 

If you know someone from there it's best - since the Quarter has turned into a tourist trap.  The best music is elsewhere but it's been so long since I've been, I don't know where the best clubs are anymore.

Wish I was going with you.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on January 12, 2019, 05:09:23 PM
Thanks!! I've seen Rebirth here in Dallas and they are very cool. I plan to check the bands' schedules first before looking up specific clubs. And will use your list for reference. But some of them are definitely elusive to find online... (Am also a fan of Dr. Michael White. I like clarinet and there isn't a ton in the recorded mainstream after Bechet and Benny.)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: San Antone on January 12, 2019, 08:55:27 PM
Thanks!! I've seen Rebirth here in Dallas and they are very cool. I plan to check the bands' schedules first before looking up specific clubs. And will use your list for reference. But some of them are definitely elusive to find online... (Am also a fan of Dr. Michael White. I like clarinet and there isn't a ton in the recorded mainstream after Bechet and Benny.)

A few other clarinetists: Pee Wee Russell, Jimmie Noone, Johnny Dodds, Barney Bigard, George Lewis, Edmund Hall, and the Original Dixieland Jass Band featured a good clarinetist, Larry Shields.  (There is some controversy associated with the ODJB because of incendiary comments made by Nick LaRocca (cornetist) about their role in the creation of jazz.  I try to ignore that noise and just enjoy the music, which is not to be ignored.)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: San Antone on January 12, 2019, 08:57:52 PM
Just ordered Joe Pass and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen Chops on Pablo LP (eBay). Northsea nights (by these same two) is one of my all-time favorite records, so am greatly looking forward to this one. So far am really enjoying eBay (my second purchase since joining last month).

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Sad about losing Pedersen in 2018.  Some great stuff he did with Joe Pass and Oscar Peterson; a truly great bassist.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: JBS on January 13, 2019, 05:41:42 PM
Kermit Ruffins is usually playing somewhere and has a "new style" traditional band.  Trombone Shorty is popular but has gone pretty much full on funk.  Try to find some of the brass bands, Rebirth BB, New Birth BB, Treme BB, N.O. Nightcrawlers - and since you will be there almost for the build up to Mardi Gras, you might be able to find Donald Harrison playing somewhere doing his Mardi Gras Indian brand of jazz. 

If you know someone from there it's best - since the Quarter has turned into a tourist trap.  The best music is elsewhere but it's been so long since I've been, I don't know where the best clubs are anymore.

Wish I was going with you.

My mother visited New Orleans in the late 70s and from her description the group she heard,  Preseveration Hall Jazz Band, was entirely geared to playing for tourists back then. (I have never been.)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on January 13, 2019, 11:45:38 PM
Sad about losing Pedersen in 2018.  Some great stuff he did with Joe Pass and Oscar Peterson; a truly great bassist.

Not to nit-pick, but NHOP died in 2005. Had one chance to catch him live, a weird concert hall trio performance with Martial Solal and Johnny Griffin (but not drums, the acoustics of the Zurich Tonhalle can indeed not deal with drums that well, it's not a nice place for jazz concerts anyway due to its acoustics). Pedersen was great that night, Griffin was half-way out of it (but his sound was stîll there, and that alone gave me shivers), while Solal was doing his stuff ... weirdly unengaging, though Griffin must have known both for a long time (he made a pretty good duo album with Solal, too). Anyway, the highlight of the night was NHOP playing a great solo on a 12-bar-blues.

--

Regarding early jazz: don't forget to check out Jelly Roll Morton! He may not have invented jazz, but his early sides are some of the finest of that era. Also check out Luis Russell's band:



Sadly, the Russell seems to be OOP, but it's worth looking for (I don't know if there's a good alternative release for this, don't think so):

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: San Antone on January 14, 2019, 02:32:16 AM
Not to nit-pick, but NHOP died in 2005.

Wow, huge oops.  I thought I had seen his name listed in one of those year end lists of who we lost.  Now I am wondering who it was I got him mixed up with.

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Regarding early jazz: don't forget to check out Jelly Roll Morton! He may not have invented jazz, but his early sides are some of the finest of that era. Also check out Luis Russell's band

Ditto both those recs. 

Some compilations have bands you won't find elsewhere since their recorded output is so small.  Here's two that I own:

Paramount Jazz

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Gennett Jazz

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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on January 14, 2019, 07:52:15 AM
Wow, huge oops.  I thought I had seen his name listed in one of those year end lists of who we lost.  Now I am wondering who it was I got him mixed up with.

Many losses, alas ... the ones most missed:

Hugh Masekela
Leon Ndugu Chancler
Cecil Taylor
Nathan Davis
Bob Dorough
Reggie Lucas
Lorraine Gordon
Wayne Dockery
Aretha Rranklin
Randy Weston
Hamiet Bluiett
Sonny Fortune
Roy Hargrove
Calvin Newborn
Perry Robinson
Nancy Wilson
Gildo Mahones
Jerzy Milian
Erich Kleinschuster
Jack Costanzo
John „Jabo“ Starks
Coco Schumann
Morgana King

the bass player in the list Wayne Dockery, but I wouldn't really see how he could be mixed up with NHOP ...
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mirror Image on January 14, 2019, 02:51:07 PM
Many losses, alas ... the ones most missed:

Hugh Masekela
Leon Ndugu Chancler
Cecil Taylor
Nathan Davis
Bob Dorough
Reggie Lucas
Lorraine Gordon
Wayne Dockery
Aretha Rranklin
Randy Weston
Hamiet Bluiett
Sonny Fortune
Roy Hargrove
Calvin Newborn
Perry Robinson
Nancy Wilson
Gildo Mahones
Jerzy Milian
Erich Kleinschuster
Jack Costanzo
John „Jabo“ Starks
Coco Schumann
Morgana King

the bass player in the list Wayne Dockery, but I wouldn't really see how he could be mixed up with NHOP ...

I’m still lamenting the death of John Abercrombie (not on your list). He was one of my heroes.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on January 14, 2019, 10:52:06 PM
The list is restricted to 2018 losses - Abercrombie (who died in summer 2017) was indeed a fine musician. Heard him live several times, the first concert was probably the best, a duo with Marc Copland in a quite intimate setting ... later I also heard the Charles Lloyd Quartet (with Abercrombie, Marc Johnson, Billy Hart), and then his own quartet (with Mark Feldman, Johnson and Joey Baron). Abercrombie's final album on ECM was very good.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on February 03, 2019, 07:21:17 PM
Just purchased the "Jazz from America on Disques Vogue" box - 41 albums on 20 CDs, almost all from 1940s French sources, but with all the big American stars.



Also found this brand new release, from the same season of touring as Mercy Mercy Mercy:

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on February 04, 2019, 02:11:18 AM
The "Jazz from America" Vogue box is a weird one ... Vogue was distributing many US recordings in France (Europe?) at that time, and the box compiles some of these. There is a lot of fine music in it though, and the entire presentation is nice indeed.

I had some doubts even about the other Vogue box (https://www.amazon.fr/Jazz-disques-Vogue-Original-Albums/dp/B0087PI57K/), which is full of goodies (but only very few I didn't already have in previous editions) ... but I got it and it's such a nice set, I had to get the second one as well, although I'd have much preffered a second instalment of Vogue's own recordings.

The Cannonball is on its way to me (together with two other recent historical/archival releases: the Dolphy 1963 sessions set and the Etta Jones from Left Bank) - looking forward very, very much to it! At that time, Cannonball was really deep, even if his music is pleasant and crowd-pleasing on the surface ... in my house, he's one of the jazz giants.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on February 04, 2019, 08:10:41 AM
The Cannonball is on its way to me (together with two other recent historical/archival releases: the Dolphy 1963 sessions set and the Etta Jones from Left Bank) - looking forward very, very much to it! At that time, Cannonball was really deep, even if his music is pleasant and crowd-pleasing on the surface ... in my house, he's one of the jazz giants.
A giant in my house too. It helps that my girlfriend likes Cannonball's speaking voice as much as I like his Alto sax, so she is always happy to let me put on a live (or "live") album of his.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: king ubu on February 04, 2019, 08:25:54 AM
A giant in my house too. It helps that my girlfriend likes Cannonball's speaking voice as much as I like his Alto sax, so she is always happy to let me put on a live (or "live") album of his.

Cool!

I initally fell in love with his playing with rather early records ("Quintet in San Francisco", "Nippon Soul", "Live in Europe" - all live obviously -, and of course "Somethin' Else", which I got even earlier as I considered it kind of a Miles record, which it partly is I think) ... but those mid/late 60s live albums are so hot, they are loser, yet somehow also more focussed, Cannonbally finally seems to channel what he learnt from playing side by side with Coltrane, but he makes his very own use of it, without compromising his own approach.

When Sony ran their huge Herbie Hancock box, which prooved endlessly fascinating (despite containing some rather doubtful music, next to masterpieces and so-so albums), I read somewhere about how fun it would be to get the Capitol output by Cannonball in a similarly complete fashion ... concept albums, live and semi-live albums, stuff with strings next to the smokin' albums that ahve been reissued - it would indeed be a total blast! I'm doing my best to snatch up whatever gets reissued in terms of later Cannonball.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: San Antone 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.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mirror Image on February 08, 2019, 10:13:37 PM
Just bought:

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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.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian 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.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: San Antone 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?
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian 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.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: San Antone 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.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: JBS 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?
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: San Antone 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.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: JBS 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.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: NikF4 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.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: JBS 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...
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: NikF4 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.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: JBS 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...
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: NikF4 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:
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian 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
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on February 16, 2019, 09:02:03 PM
Just bought on eBay:

Bill Evans the Tokyo Concert on LP

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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on March 24, 2019, 07:29:05 AM
Just ordered from the Louisiana Music Factory:

Joe Krown, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Russell Batiste Jr. - Live At The Maple Leaf   
Charlie Halloran & The Quality 6 - (self-titled album)
New Orleans Jazz Vipers - Live On Frenchman Street   
Tuba Skinny - Owl Call Blues   
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: San Antone on March 24, 2019, 07:56:03 AM
Just ordered from the Louisiana Music Factory:

Joe Krown, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Russell Batiste Jr. - Live At The Maple Leaf   
Charlie Halloran & The Quality 6 - (self-titled album)
New Orleans Jazz Vipers - Live On Frenchman Street   
Tuba Skinny - Owl Call Blues

Nice.  LMF is a good place to shop.  There's a Tom McDermott Scott Joplin CD I might get, and once I get going, I will probably see other stuff.

 8)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on March 24, 2019, 03:44:34 PM
Nice.  LMF is a good place to shop.  There's a Tom McDermott Scott Joplin CD I might get, and once I get going, I will probably see other stuff.

 8)
Wow, the sound clips of that McDermott sound great! I should have posted here first because now I need to put in another order  8)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Mirror Image on March 24, 2019, 04:27:41 PM
Just ordered from the Louisiana Music Factory:

Joe Krown, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Russell Batiste Jr. - Live At The Maple Leaf   
Charlie Halloran & The Quality 6 - (self-titled album)
New Orleans Jazz Vipers - Live On Frenchman Street   
Tuba Skinny - Owl Call Blues

When I was in New Orleans back in 2008 for a vacation, the Louisiana Music Factory was a store I frequented several times during the week. I became rather friendly with many of the staff members. I bought a good bit there: about 5-6 albums of Bud Powell I didn’t own, several Duke Ellington’s, and Horace Silver’s In Pursuit of the 27th Man.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: San Antone on March 24, 2019, 04:33:57 PM
Wow, the sound clips of that McDermott sound great! I should have posted here first because now I need to put in another order  8)

Yeah. but I was hoping there'd be a sample of the tracks with the band.  He's a really good pianist.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on April 02, 2019, 10:25:15 AM
Free 'N Easy. Don Ewell etc.
Sophisticated Swing. Cannonball Adderley's early quintet
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: StarThrower62 on April 10, 2019, 10:32:42 AM
McCoy Tyner - Atlantis, Super Trios
Bill Bruford - If Summer Had Its Ghosts
Earthworks - Footloose & Fancy Free
Chick Corea - Touchstone
Steve Khun - Wisteria
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on April 23, 2019, 04:46:46 PM
Just ordered from the Louisiana Music Factory:

Charlie Halloran & The Quality 6 - (self-titled album)
Just opened up the shrink wrap on this and discovered the liner note says "Recorded in my living room." Now that's an indie production.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on April 26, 2019, 12:22:11 PM
Swung by the Louisiana Music Factory website for another trad jazz-focused order.

Joe Lastie's New Orleans Sound
Jumbo Shrimp Jazz Band Live at the Spotted Cat
Palmetto Bug Stompers Live at D.B.A. (which is where I saw them)
Palmetto Bug Stompers - Sugar Blues
Riverside Jazz Collective - Stomp Off, Let's Go!
Tom McDermott Meets Scott Joplin (hat tip to San Antone)
Tom McDermott Live in Paris
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: San Antone on April 26, 2019, 01:18:36 PM
Swung by the Louisiana Music Factory website for another trad jazz-focused order.

Joe Lastie's New Orleans Sound
Jumbo Shrimp Jazz Band Live at the Spotted Cat
Palmetto Bug Stompers Live at D.B.A. (which is where I saw them)
Palmetto Bug Stompers - Sugar Blues
Riverside Jazz Collective - Stomp Off, Let's Go!
Tom McDermott Meets Scott Joplin (hat tip to San Antone)
Tom McDermott Live in Paris

Great stuff!  I need to order some things.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on April 28, 2019, 05:11:09 PM
This time from boring old Amazon:

Chicago Living Legends
Junie Cobb
Little Brother Montgomery

New Orleans Living Legends
Percy Humphreys and His Crescent City Joymakers
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: San Antone on June 05, 2019, 03:02:39 PM
I recently bought a number of those cheap boxsets of multiple albums by some of my favorite jazz musicians:

Paul Chambers

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Harry "Sweets" Edison

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Ben Webster

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Jelly Roll Morton

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Sidney Bechet

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Count Basie

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James P. Johnson

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Teddy Wilson

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Milt Jackson

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Mary Lou Williams

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And one New Orleans compilation of bands from the '20s

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These are incredibly cheap, and focus on the prime years for each artist.

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on June 06, 2019, 02:28:09 PM
...

These are incredibly cheap, and focus on the prime years for each artist.

I have been enjoying the 1956-1959 Red Garland collection on this same label (I think--they're very cheap in any case!). Check that one out if you like him: 8 LPs on 4 CDs for $14. I will get the other ones eventually, but I like to take enough time to appreciate each one before buying more.

I am looking at getting the Johnny Griffin Riverside Collection 1958-1962 next. I knew virtually nothing about him until recently hearing some very nice tracks on KCSM.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: San Antone on June 06, 2019, 03:16:22 PM
I have been enjoying the 1956-1959 Red Garland collection on this same label (I think--they're very cheap in any case!). Check that one out if you like him: 8 LPs on 4 CDs for $14. I will get the other ones eventually, but I like to take enough time to appreciate each one before buying more.

I am looking at getting the Johnny Griffin Riverside Collection 1958-1962 next. I knew virtually nothing about him until recently hearing some very nice tracks on KCSM.

Love Red Garland, and will check out his collection.  That Johnny Griffin set must be excellent sine that is his prime period.  Great player, and usually backed up with monster bands.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: SimonNZ on June 06, 2019, 05:11:19 PM
That 1920s New Orleans set looks tasty. I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on the selections in there.
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on July 06, 2019, 02:07:54 PM
Just purchased "And His Mother Called Him Bill."
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: San Antone on July 07, 2019, 06:19:55 AM
Just purchased "And His Mother Called Him Bill."

Good one (but that can be said for any Ellington recording).   ;)
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: vandermolen on July 14, 2019, 04:02:50 AM
Purchased last week. Sarah Tandy:
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on July 23, 2019, 11:16:45 PM
These cheap boxed sets are the shite.

Just received this Paul Desmond set--unfortunately does not have Happy to be Unhappy, but that is a good candidate for a special vinyl purchase.

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And also this Johnny Griffin (as mentioned above):

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And the Dark Tree by Horace Tapscott:

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And this delightful one by Eddie Daniels.

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Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Alek Hidell on July 24, 2019, 03:14:54 AM
Great stuff, Valkyrie! I'm unfamiliar with the Daniels album but I love The Dark Tree and I have two or three of the individual releases from those Desmond and Griffin boxes. To use an old phrase from around these parts: pounds the table!
Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: XB-70 Valkyrie on July 25, 2019, 08:08:05 PM
Hi Alek,

Thanks. I only know one of the pieces on the Daniels CD (haven't even FLAC-ed it yet), from listening to KCSM 99.1 ("The Bay Areas Jazz Station", San Francisco). Probably about half or more of the jazz on my wish list is from listening to that station, especially the show The Jazz Oasis, which airs M-Sa 6-9 Pacific Time. Or you can stream it any time. The theme of the show is relaxing after a day a work, and during your commute home. They play a great mix of things--all relaxing, but not "soft jazz"/musak like Kenny G or anything like that.

My wife and I have been members for years: https://kcsm.org

Title: Re: Jazz Purchases
Post by: Brian on August 26, 2019, 12:42:25 PM
Last jazz purchases of 2019:

- Jazz Funeral at New Orleans (George Lewis, etc.)
- Endless the Trek, Endless the Search (George Lewis, Kid Thomas, etc.)
- Locking Horns (Joe Newman, Zoot Sims, etc.)
- Coleman Hawkins and Confreres (Oscar Peterson Trio, Roy Eldridge, Hank Jones)
- Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Thelonious Monk Quartet)
- Live at Essen Grugahalle 1960 (Bud Powell with Coleman Hawkins)
- Jazz Cellar 1960 (Ben Webster, Johnny Hodges sextet with Herb Ellis)
- Ellington Jazz Party (with Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Rushing, etc.)
- Ella and Oscar (Ella and Oscar)
- The Honeydripper (Jack McDuff, Jimmy Forrest, Grant Green, Ben Dixon)
- Goodnight It's Time to Go (Jack McDuff, Harold Vick, Grant Green, Joe Dukes)
- Big 3 (Milt Jackson, Ray Brown, Joe Pass)
- The Pianist (Duke Ellington 1966/70)

That should tide me over for a good long while  8)