'Tone Poet' Jazz Reissue Series*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by cds23, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. Hankenstein

    Hankenstein Forum Resident

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    Aachen, Germany
    Today, John Coltrane would have his 96th birthday!

    I got my Mono Blue Train since a week and have played it twice. I'm very happy with it, I cannot add anything more to what has already been said.

    The comments about the stereo made me curious about how it sounds. I might have preferred the stereo presentation, but I wasn't going to pay 65 € for one album with a second LP that I never listen to. The 20 € saved can buy me another BNC LP. And since several members who have the AP stereo and the MMJ mono have commented that they prefer the mono, it is certainly enough for me. If the mono presentation is more "in your face", it fits this album very well.

    Oh, and I'm oh so glad that BN did not make a mono-stereo packaging, because in the end I only want one copy.
     
  2. rcsrich

    rcsrich Forum Resident

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    Virginia
    Speaking of reissues of Coltrane’s Atlantic catalog , anyone have and could comment on the Rhino 2003 KG stereo of Giant Steps?
     
  3. 5-String

    5-String μηδὲν ἄγαν

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    Sunshine State
    Maybe not what’s you are looking but I have the 2-LP Deluxe edition and I think it is superb.
    Did this use an analog or a digital source?
    Anyone knows?
    I have a few early (OG) Atlantic copies of Giant Steps and the Deluxe is my to-go copy. Also the whole album presentation with the booklet and the poster is really nice.
     
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  4. keylime_5

    keylime_5 Forum Resident

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    That's the one I have and it's excellent. There is some distortion on side 2, I don't know if it's a tape thing or a pressing thing but it's there. Most offensive on Naima. Mastering is wonderful though.
     
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  5. rcsrich

    rcsrich Forum Resident

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    Virginia
    Thanks- I’ll add that to my list of possibilities!
     
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  6. rcsrich

    rcsrich Forum Resident

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    Virginia
    Thanks for the opinion! I have the more recent mono reissue which I think is cut from digital- sounds quite good, but as I’ve said before, I’m more of a stereo guy if there’s a good pressing available for not too dear a price.
     
  7. scotti

    scotti Forum Resident

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    Atlanta GA
    A happy Friday to one and all. Fall weather has arrived along with my copies of the Charles Lloyd "Trios: Ocean" and the new 2-LP version of AIC "Dirt". Talk about two records with so much in common, hard to know where to start. Might be best to start off with the Charles Lloyd before I mellow out with "Dirt" later on over a couple cold ones...
     
  8. Pali Gap

    Pali Gap 'Why did you throw the Jack of Hearts awayy?'

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    NJ
    I pre-ordered the Mono Blue Train from Amazon, surprised when I received the Stereo copy lol. I wasn't interested in the extra disc and higher price of the Stereo, happy to have it for the $33.49 preorder price! Beautiful package with the booklet neatly and firmly attached inside the gatefold. Very minor dish warp on one disc, certainly nothing I'm concerned about.
     
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  9. rcsrich

    rcsrich Forum Resident

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    Virginia
    Bonus! :D
     
  10. bjlefebvre

    bjlefebvre Forum Resident

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    Washington DC-ish
    I have this one, which is Kevin Gray for Rhino but not sure which year (I bought it used like nearly 10 years ago). It sounds great, with one major caveat: There's some major infill-type distortion on B1. A lot of people have complained bout the distortion, though it seems to come in at different places (mainly Side B) on different records. The TP Blue Train started nudging me to find a better copy.
     
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  11. rcsrich

    rcsrich Forum Resident

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    Virginia
    Yeah…being primarily a headphone listener, I always approach “problem “ pressings with trepidation. I’ll need to keep that in mind.
     
  12. scotti

    scotti Forum Resident

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    Atlanta GA
    If I may ask, why is it you primarily listen on headphones? Young kids at home or just your preference of how you like to listen to music. Of course I support how anyone likes to listen and realize there are some really nice sounding ones out there. I have always been more of a speakers kind of guy, but actually still remember the last time I listened to a record from start to finish on a pair of headphones, it was early March 1983.
     
  13. Josquin des Prez

    Josquin des Prez Forum Resident

    I have this one: John Coltrane - Giant Steps

    I haven't listened to it in a long time, but remember that it sounded great. I'll pull it for a spin later.
     
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  14. Josquin des Prez

    Josquin des Prez Forum Resident

    I have never been a headphone liustener. They start to hurt my earlobes after a while. I don't even have capability to use headphones on my system.
     
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  15. rcsrich

    rcsrich Forum Resident

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    Good question! It started I suppose with the pandemic and working from home- my wife was working in the next room, so not really reasonable to crank music all day at decent listening levels. I also find it more immersive I guess. And I love my open-backed Grados…very comfortable.
     
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  16. I have the Coltrane mono srx so I skipped getting another mono but I picked up the stereo.

    the stereo is really great and I now prefer it over the mono.
     
  17. Yayastone

    Yayastone Forum Resident

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    Monterey, CA.
    okay i’ll pick up the mono!
    stream the sessions.
    already have a stereo copy .
     
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  18. scotti

    scotti Forum Resident

    Location:
    Atlanta GA
    Very nice, as I also now prefer this new stereo version. One thing I would add is that the mono Tone Poet turned out as good as the SRX to my ears and delivers a bit of a different listening experience. It's got a little more kick to it almost making it more fun to listen to in a way.
     
  19. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Forum Resident

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    Athens, Greece
    The 2-cd compilation "Introducing Kenny Burrell: The First Blue Note Sessions" (2000) includes indeed three Kenny Burrell Blue Note LPs. However and not due to time restraints. it strangely does not include (and the LP back sleeve notes reproduced in the 2-cd set omit the relevant paragraph) one track from the Kenny Burrell LP BLP-1543 (to be reissued in the TP series) - the track "Mexico City" which was recorded live at the Cafe Bohemia while all other tracks were recorded in studio. This version of "Mexico City" and another one recorded also at the Cafe Bohemia were included in the 2-cd set of Kenny Dorham's 'Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia.
     
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  20. mbg

    mbg Forum Resident

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    Los Angeles
    My copies of BT are out for delivery!

    Expect some very halfassed shootout results this weekend.
     
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  21. DrSmyslov

    DrSmyslov Well-Known Member

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    London
    Juno have the Stereo version of Blue Train at £39.50, only £1 more than they're charging for the mono. Might be worth grabbing it before they work out what they've done?!
     
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  22. Josquin des Prez

    Josquin des Prez Forum Resident

    Woohoo...my big rottie boy Brahms did OK on his trial run at the kennel, so now we know we can board him there. That means we're going to Denver to see the Charles Lloyd Ocean trio Nov. 8. Exciting. I can't wait.
     
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  23. rcsrich

    rcsrich Forum Resident

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    Virginia
    Why ass it all the way when you can ass it half, I say. Happy Friday everyone! :edthumbs:
     
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  24. Dubmart

    Dubmart Senior Member

    Location:
    Bristol, England
    They'd gone out of stock within 30 minutes of putting that up on Sunday, so I assumed they'd realised the mistake and that was it, can't believe they are listing it again, they can't be making anything on it, I've ordered one though. :righton:
     
  25. BRick

    BRick Forum Resident

    I'm just wondering what's going on at Elusive Disc, where my order status is "awaiting fulfillment."

    I assume this means they don't have it yet. Sure seems like everyone else does.
     

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