Listenin' to Jazz and Conversation

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Lonson, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. G L Tirebiter

    G L Tirebiter Forum Resident

    So you must be right-handed?
     
  2. Tribute

    Tribute Forum Resident

    I only use my left hand to hold record and CD covers. My wife. however, has said to me that I must be some kind of genius
     
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  3. Lonson

    Lonson Don't Get Around Much Anymore Thread Starter

    Listening again to Hank Mobley "Workout" Blue Note Japan RVG LP facsimile cd.

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    Listening yesterday led me to remember how often my best and oldest friend and I listened to this in the early 'nineties and marveled at the music and the sound. That's what I love about the quality of my system--I can instantly connect to memories and the music, the better the system becomes the deeper and faster the connection. Reminding me yes, I'm an audiophile, but I really am driven by music. I don't know what I would do without music in my life. I'd be someone completely different, that's certain. .. .
     
  4. Lonson

    Lonson Don't Get Around Much Anymore Thread Starter

    Now on to Tina Brooks "True Blue" Blue Note Japan RVG LP facsimile cd.

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    A superb session.

    I'm really enjoying revisiting and listening to new arrivals in the Japanese RVG series. I love the packaging. And I gave up seeking these out because it was very hard to get them to sound right in my system. But. . . in the last few years I have been enjoying a component (the Decware ZROCK2) that is billed as a "bass restorer" and is a tube based preamp that has two adjustable EQ curves and really has allowed me to tailor the sound and enjoy many recordings and "mastering styles" I couldn't before. Now these Japanese RVG LP facsimile cds can sound very good and I'm on the scout for them again. Found 3 Donald Byrd titles reasonably priced that are on their way to me now.
     
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  5. ATR

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    It's true. There is more recorded music than there is time for anyone to listen to all of it. Possibly even more recorded Braxton. Anthony Braxton
     
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  6. mwheelerk

    mwheelerk If You Fly A Flag Of Hate You Ain't No Kin To Me

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    A number of real favorites on page 1904 for me.
     
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  7. Stu02

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    Wow over 300 releases listed there. Nuts.
     
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  8. ATR

    ATR Senior Member

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    Are you a discogs newbie? Good resource. I've had good luck in their marketplace also.
     
  9. Bobby Boogaloo

    Bobby Boogaloo Heavy on the grease please

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    Would that be this series?: 24 Bit By RVG
     
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  10. Stu02

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    No i use discogs. Just hadn’t bothered checking the size of his catalogue..
     
  11. Lonson

    Lonson Don't Get Around Much Anymore Thread Starter

    Yes
     
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  12. chervokas

    chervokas Forum Resident

    Way more than 40 releases -- more than 50 in this millennium alone!

    Very interesting perspective. I have a similar experience with Braxton's work, in terms of a lot of it being so full of ideas that even one recording or performance can provide a lot to listen to, over and over and moving on to the next album or the next phase of his career can almost require totally reorienting yourself. That's true of a lot of music and art too obviously. My wife has been going through Moby Dick again, a book I've read start to finish at least 3 times, and in piece many many more times than that, and every time there's something else I get out of it, or she was calling out things and reading passages to me that I hadn't remembered or hadn't jumped out to me before. And with a lot of artists -- like Braxton -- the sheer volume of available recorded music makes it even more daunting. Frankly, from a fan's POV, and from a marketing one, I'm not sure having so much material out there is ideal. It's too much for anyone to take in, and it becomes confusing and, as you say, a little intimidating to approach a discography like Braxton's.
     
  13. Berthold

    Berthold "When you swing....swing some more!" -- Th. Monk

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    The Commodore Jazz Recordings III #5

    Listening to Jonah Jones & Wild Bill Davis

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  14. Mirror Image

    Mirror Image Bill Frisell

    Herbie Hancock: Speak Like A Child (RVG remaster)

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  15. Lonson

    Lonson Don't Get Around Much Anymore Thread Starter

    Another Japanese RVG, Kenny Dorham "Whistle Stop"

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    Quite an interesting session, and KD and Mobley always sound good together, with a long history of playing side by side.

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    Joe Henderson "Mode for Joe" Blue Note, US RVG cd this time.
     
  16. Dan Steele

    Dan Steele Forum Resident

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    Lonson and others answered your question so I didnt reply. If you like Dark Tree, it led me back to this Horace Tapscott date from the late 60s with Arthur Blythe on sax. Title track is pushing my comfort zone but I ended up loving it, and also has an early version of Dark Tree, the song. Was out of print for a few years but there has been a Japan reissue that looks to be available still.

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  17. Bobby Boogaloo

    Bobby Boogaloo Heavy on the grease please

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    Other than packaging, are there any other differences between the domestic and Japanese RVGs?
     
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  18. Lonson

    Lonson Don't Get Around Much Anymore Thread Starter

    There's also this reissue (which oddly is not the version available from amazon linked on this page) that is FANTASTIC. A quality reissue in every way--superior cardboard glossy cover, excellent vivid sound.

    Horace Tapscott, The Giant Is Awakened — International Phonograph Inc.
     
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  19. Lonson

    Lonson Don't Get Around Much Anymore Thread Starter

    Yes. The masterings are generally not the same. The Japanese pre-dated the US series and they had different producers overseeing the two series. Sonically many are distinctly different.

    What makes them work for me now is an EQ device I have in my system that seems to compensate for their flaws and I am really digging the sound.
     
  20. Dan Steele

    Dan Steele Forum Resident

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    I believe that is the 2014 cd, which is what I own and pictured above. It does sound fantastic. Out of print but prices were much higher before the 2017 reissue came out, and now are around $30 +shipping on discogs. The 2017 Japan version (Solid Records) is only $10 on CdJapan or $13 on Amazon, and looks a lot like the 2014 one, with the Flying Dutchman logo, hence the confusion.
     
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  21. Lonson

    Lonson Don't Get Around Much Anymore Thread Starter

    Yes I think you posted the same one, just was trying to bring attention to International Phonography, their reissues are amazing. I wish there were more; if they have a reissue it's easily the best digital option. The owner is having a hard time getting licensing now, which is a sad state of affairs as he had a few great ones planned that probably won't see the light of day now.
     
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  22. Bobby Boogaloo

    Bobby Boogaloo Heavy on the grease please

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    Lots of bad news like this on the reissue front across genres.
     
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  23. Hell on Reels

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    I don't recall titles but I liked all those I heard. I learned of Don Ellis from a shipmate in the Navy who had done session work on various instruments prior to getting a low number in the Selective Service draft lottery. He was also a degreed Electrical Engineer and turned down a Musician's Mate offer, preferring electronics in his position at the time. He had session credits for electric bass with Elvis and trombone with Barbara Streisand.
     
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  24. ATR

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    I don't know if anyone's mentioned The John Carter & Bobby Bradford Quartet* And The Horace Tapscott Quintet* - West Coast Hot . The Carter Bradford is not the complete album but the price is right.
     
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  25. Dan Steele

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    While we’re talking Horace Tapscott I really like this 90s album, aiee! the Phantom. Strange name but is pretty straight ahead modal jazz in quintet format. Workman bass, Andrew Cyrille drums, Abraham Burton alto, Marcus Belgrave trumpet. To the Great House and Mothership have great grooves. In the fifth edition Penguin Guide to jazz (sadly Tapscott doesn’t get an entry in later editions) the author says that Burton didn’t bring any fresh ideas to the table - I disagree completely. I’ve probably posted this before but there has been a lot of Tapscott in the thread recently with his pan Afrikan Arkestra reissues so thought this deserved a mention.

    Edit: I saw Burton live at the 2018 Chicago jazz fest playing with Louis Hayes group, wonderful performer.

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