Music Matters Definitive Blue Note 45 RPM and 33 & 1/3 RPM vinyl series (pt7)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by MilesSmiles, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. Vibrolux_Reverb

    Vibrolux_Reverb Forum Resident

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    thanks for the responses so far. I definitely want to hear more. How about the Hank Mobley Sextet record? It a pretty nice session, albeit not compositionally great.
     
  2. Pushpaw

    Pushpaw Forum Resident

    Replying to my own post…my order arrived today! Never had any tracking update but it took about 10 days and no duties were charged (which is awesome since shipping so expensive to Canada). Listening to Solid now. Wow! Jacket and record are perfect on inspection. Sound is stellar. MMJ did it right again.
     
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  3. roverb

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    biased, since these are some of my favorite records

    Jackie McLean - Swing Swang Swingin' - $44.95 - great swinging band and J Mac's last record that was mostly standards.

    Hank Mobley - Another Workout - $99.95 - another great, hard swinging band, some nice HM originals and a few unique standards - peak Hank Mobley

    Freddie Redd - Shades of Redd - $49.95 - great band and great compositions.. i'd like to see Redd's Blues on vinyl
     
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  4. Swordsandchains

    Swordsandchains I have come here to chew bubblegum…

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    all hank mobley is essential imo
     
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  5. mcrichley

    mcrichley Forum Resident

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    I know shipping to Canada from Music Matters is expensive, but since there is no duty it makes it a little more palatable.
     
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  6. roverb

    roverb Forum Resident

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    that's a valid point !
     
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  7. Pushpaw

    Pushpaw Forum Resident

    Totally agree. It’s part of my calculation when making decisions about MMJ orders.
     
  8. Greenmonster2420

    Greenmonster2420 Forum Resident

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    Passing up PoD would be a HUGE mistake IMO. 90+ titles here and the 45 of PoD might be my very favorite.

    The Sam Rivers is also essential, and I’d add Back to the Tracks while you’re at it as it is way under valued at $60 IMO.
     
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  9. guidedbyvoices

    guidedbyvoices Del Rio Dan

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    My recommendations would be these

    Tina Brooks - Back to the Tracks - $59.95
    Andrew Hill - Point of Departure - $124.95
    Sam Rivers - Fuschia Swing Song - $74.95
     
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  10. Hardiman

    Hardiman Forum Resident

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    Point of Departure twice. One of my all time favourite jazz records!
     
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  11. Hardiman

    Hardiman Forum Resident

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    All jokes aside, I have to agree with the Sam Rivers and Tina Brooks add ons as well, both fantastic!
     
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  12. guidedbyvoices

    guidedbyvoices Del Rio Dan

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    :righton:
     
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  13. timzigs

    timzigs Forum Resident

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    Sorry if this has been asked before, but has anyone done an A/B of the 33 and 45 of Point of Departure? Normally, I’d search the thread, but I’m lazy on vacation this week :D
     
  14. Vibrolux_Reverb

    Vibrolux_Reverb Forum Resident

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    I obviously don't, but in every scenario where I have had the chance to AB other titles, both the AP45 and MMJ45 have bettered the MMJ33 in sound quality to my ears. I would imagine that this would be no different.

    That said it isn't that it is better, but that it is different. I would say that the 45 rpm is more life like and fills the room more accurately with its sound stage. I think some people prefer the sound of the 33 rpm because they tend to have a little more attack and bright front end. It can come across as more engaging to some people. Both are going to be absolutely superb though and the differences aren't huge.
     
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  15. Greenmonster2420

    Greenmonster2420 Forum Resident

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    Yes. Both are great. 45 is better to my ears. But I still kept both ;)
     
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  16. Hardiman

    Hardiman Forum Resident

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    I have an original mono and the 45MMJ, they are both very different and depending on mood I’d play different versions. Sorry, absolutely no help at all! :biglaugh:
     
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  17. The Pop Kids

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    Awesome! I live in Southern California, my order shipped on Monday and it's out for delivery today!
     
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  18. timzigs

    timzigs Forum Resident

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    I have the 33 of POD, but generally prefer the 45s, especially for the post bop sessions. So, every time someone mentions the title, I get the itch to snag it. Sound like you can never have too many versions of this :cool:
     
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  19. Biff Jones

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    Every album on this list has merit; you really cannot go wrong with any of them. One of my favorites is Elvin Jones - Puttin’ It Together. At the original price of $49.95, if I were you I’d make sure it was included. Give it an on-line audition and see what you think. The sound is certainly one of the best in the MMJ45 series. In fact, why not just audition all of them. The current prices do not necessarily correlate with the critical standing of said releases. As one poster opined, Shades of Redd is a classic and it is still being offered at $49.95. Happy hunting!
     
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  20. Vibrolux_Reverb

    Vibrolux_Reverb Forum Resident

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    Good post. For sure. I have heard all of these albums before, and a few of them multiple times. I just went back and revisited Puttin' It Together and am amazed at how much better it is than I remember. It has a bit of a CTI meets Blue Note vibe, and works really well in the context of a 3 piece. It's a tempting one for sure.
     
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  21. beyondmiles

    beyondmiles Forum Resident

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    This is the way.

    Although I’d also add Freddie Redd and Elvin Jones. Hank’s great, but his BN catalogue is vast and if I only had so much money, the above are more essential for me. Of course I started on that course and now own all but 3 MMJ titles. Whoops.
     
  22. LivLif

    LivLif Forum Resident

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    I third this! All recent pickups for me and love them all (in the last month or two).
     
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  23. recstar24

    recstar24 Senior Member

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    I can’t understand why there are still people on this thread that don’t already have Back in the Tracks :confused:
     
  24. DavidJ

    DavidJ Forum Resident

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    My order went through. Hooray! The Jazz Messengers titles and the Sonny Clark were shipped out today. I hope other interested forum members were successful as well.
     
  25. DavidJ

    DavidJ Forum Resident

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    What he said!
     
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