Contemporary Records 70th Anniversary Reissue Series

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by p.analogowy, Jun 19, 2021.

  1. Addercakes

    Addercakes Forum Resident

    This is a weird one that is floating under the radar. Any word on when this will be officially announced?

    Just got my preorder for Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section in on Amazon UK thanks to the links provided here.
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  2. Bradd

    Bradd Now’s The Time

    Chester, NJ
    I kept asking them on Instagram about an official announcement without any response. They probably got tired of me asking the question on unrelated topics so they sent me a message essentially saying nothing:

    “We’re unable to disclose any information on future releases until the release dates are locked in. We will share more on our social media channels in the future.”

    The PR art of saying something while disclosing nothing.
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  3. chris8519

    chris8519 Forum Resident

    Seattle, WA
    Thanks for trying to get the facts from them.
    But I see this whole response as “we can’t even get the damn product locked in a timeline at the pressing plants so we can’t announce anything without looking stupid with multiple inevitable delays”.
    Which I think is fair considering what’s happening to Tone Poet and Acoustic Sounds!
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  4. webbcity

    webbcity Forum Resident

    Just found this thread & very excited to learn about the Ornette 2LP especially. Fingers crossed that this series happens, even if it's delayed until fall, or next year...
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  5. Bradd

    Bradd Now’s The Time

    Chester, NJ
    That’s probably a fair assessment.
  6. Kimiimacman

    Kimiimacman Forum Resident

    Lost just revised from Jan 5th 22 back to Oct 20th 21 for both Art Peppers.
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  7. Alf Panek

    Alf Panek Forum Resident

    Had Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm section preordered through Rough Trade UK. Asked them what is up and was told “it was a mistake”. They canceled it.
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  8. chris8519

    chris8519 Forum Resident

    Seattle, WA
    This series has been such a roller coaster! Really hope it sees the light of day.
    Verve, Blue Note and Contemporary series? Yes please!
  9. narf0815

    narf0815 Active Member

    my jpc order got canceled today.
  10. Sex Lies And Master Tapes

    Sex Lies And Master Tapes Gaulois réfractaire

    Nantes, France
    Unfortunately, the Peppers are out of stock on JPC... :mudscrying:
    I'll preorder the Poll Winners in the meantime...
  11. Barney_Tabasco

    Barney_Tabasco Forum Resident

    March 22nd now!
  12. Swann36

    Swann36 A widower finding solace in music

    Lincoln, UK
    yes DAMM i got that email this morning too ... still saves the wallet for a while ...and wow what a year 2022 is going to be already with now 5 or 6 albums pre ordered put back till then ... which is the way i'm choosing to look at it ... rather than being frustrated
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  13. Levi's Tubs

    Levi's Tubs Less cool than West Coast

    Any word on this series?
  14. DeRosa

    DeRosa Vinyl Forever

    all i can find is the Amazon UK listing for march 18, 2022
    look for the following numbers:
    Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section: B08Z2T6TVP
    Art Pepper + Eleven: B08Z5TLGBB

    they seem to have 'real' album art with Craft catalog numbers
  15. chris8519

    chris8519 Forum Resident

    Seattle, WA
    God I want these so badly!!!
  16. Shpongle

    Shpongle Forum Resident

    United Kingdom
    I’ve got the Japanese pressing of Pepper Meets from 1982. It sounds great. Just wondering if this new pressing will outperform it? I’m trying so hard NOT to buy new pressings of albums I already have even though they may be slightly superior. I tend to now ask myself how often I’m going to play it. If I was going to play it every day I’d obviously go for the better pressing but I’d say the last time I listened to this album was probably over a year ago.
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  17. dastinger

    dastinger Forum Resident

    I never your pressing, but I have a 1974 King and I understand what you mean. Mine sounds amazing and it has a lot to do with the recording. DuNann was really good.

    Thing is, my experience with 70s and 80s Japanese jazz pressings (Blue Note and Impulse p.e.) is that new audiophile AAA reissues are always better. So I'm guessing they're gonna be able to make that one sound better too. Much better? I can't be sure obviously.
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  18. 420JJJazz666

    420JJJazz666 People Funny Boy

    I would love to see some of the lesser known Avant Garde sessions made available again, namely:
    -Woody Shaw - Blackstone Legacy
    -Prince Lasha and Sonny Simmons - The Cry
    -Prince Lasha and Sonny Simmons - Firebirds
    -Sonny Simmons - Burning Spirits

    I will definitely be picking up the Ornette, as well as Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section.
    That Art Pepper is the only album I've heard of his but it really hits the spot when the mood calls for it, any other Pepper recommendations?
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  19. ETSEQ

    ETSEQ Forum Resident

    Frederick, MD
    The live Village Vanguard albums from 1977 with Elvin Jones!
  20. 420JJJazz666

    420JJJazz666 People Funny Boy

    Thank you! Love Elvin!!
    Is his stuff with Billy Higgins good to check out after?
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  21. Sex Lies And Master Tapes

    Sex Lies And Master Tapes Gaulois réfractaire

    Nantes, France
    The Trip (1976), his come-back album.
    Straight Life & Winter Moon (with strings) (1980) , two and the best of his Galaxy recordings IMO.
    Roadgame (1981), his last Live album, a year or so before his death.
  22. Oscilaciones

    Oscilaciones Active Member

    Very similar to Meets the Rhythm and also enjoyable Art Pepper classics IMO:

    - SMACK UP
  23. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic

    Been looking to get these as the old AP45s, but if this releases in Europe, which it looks like it will, Ill be a happy camper.

    Anyone found these on Amazon DE or other EU Amazons?
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  24. Peterr

    Peterr Forum Resident

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  25. patient_ot

    patient_ot Senior Member

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