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'Tone Poet' Jazz Reissue Series*

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

  1. Vibrolux_Reverb

    Vibrolux_Reverb Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Orleans, LA

    I hear ya. I keep telling my self I need to give buying records a rest and enjoy the ones I have and then more great records are released. Its a blessing and curse, but I am going to cut back this year.

    I think my favorite jazz record purchase lately has been The Freedom Book by Booker Ervin. Analogue Productions. I highly recommend seeking that one out.

    I spun Wayne Shorter - Etc. again last night. That one really is a winner. Still a top 3 Tone Poet to my ears.
     
  2. Greenmonster2420

    Greenmonster2420 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Central Ohio
    Do you have an original of Friday Night? I have both the original and 45 and from memory prefer the original. But I have not directly A/B’d. I may need to do just that before too long.

    Not everyone will agree with me, but no liquor, wine, or cocktail can beat a nice cold beer IMO. Though there are certain occasions I will switch it up. But now you’ve got me thirsty, my friend!
     
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  3. Aeryn Sun

    Aeryn Sun Forum Resident

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    fairfax, va, usa
    Scotty, is that the Lucia/DiMeola/? concert on Columbia? Great concert and sonics, I have a audiophile pressing on Phillips that is outstanding!
     
  4. scotti

    scotti Forum Resident

    Location:
    Atlanta GA
    Ha! I just came upstairs to grab a cold one, so who am I to disagree. Switching over to the TT now and before I go all Jazz, I'm firing up my original like new copy of "Disraeli Gears", found it virtually unplayed/untouched a few tears back for only $4.00, I about you know what. I started to pull out my wife's JJ Cale AP of "Troubadour" (laced in Jazz) that she just bought herself to play on our anniversary this Friday. It looked tempting but she told me she would not be very happy if I listened to it first without her. She loves those AS 15% off sales. Have the original but looking forward to hearing this version.

    And dare I say I have "The Waiting Game" on deck once again before I get to "Freedom". Sorry to ramble here, but my music is what keeps me happy.

    I somehow have forgotten about the Craft One Step, my luck I will snooze and miss out.
     
  5. scotti

    scotti Forum Resident

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    Atlanta GA
    Yes, released 1981, Columbia US, Phillips outside...I have heard the Impex 45 is off the chart amazing. Looking forward big time to it!
     
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  6. Hardiman

    Hardiman Forum Resident

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    Hartlepool
    I'm listening to Undercurrent as we speak a real good session and the first MMJ to arrive to my house! Noticed some residue on the edge of the record and some odd haze looking marks on the flat surface, it doesn't effect play whatsoever, I just find it odd that such a premium product would have stuff like that on it!

    The sound quality is of course off the charts good, as expected!
     
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  7. Gabe Walters

    Gabe Walters Forum Resident

    The 45 rpm, with the pink sleeves? Wash the records and ditch the sleeves for something better. The haze isn't permanent and will wash right off.
     
  8. Hardiman

    Hardiman Forum Resident

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    Hartlepool
    The sleeves are white with a plastic inner! I'm buying a wash vac very soon, any recommendations? I was looking at the Project VC-E or S
     
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  9. Greenmonster2420

    Greenmonster2420 Forum Resident

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    Central Ohio
    That is one heck of a find. I have been looking for an end game copy of Disraeli Gears for years. It is one of my all time favorites - brings back some crazy memories each time I spin it. But those stories are probably better for a different thread... :nyah:

    I have gone through probably half a dozen copies or more with that one. A lot have had groove wear, which does not fly with me in the least bit. And the ones that don’t seem to have noise or the mastering isn’t up to snuff. One day... though my current play copy sees the table quite a bit. Just a bit crackly in the quieter moments.
     
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  10. Gabe Walters

    Gabe Walters Forum Resident

    By pink sleeves, I mean the inner. Pink plastic, with a sticky feel. Some kind of nasty residue. But if we’re talking about the same thing, the haze will wash off.
     
  11. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ CMO (Chief Musical Officer)

    Location:
    Salem, MA
    I just picked up a Keith Monks Prodigy. I have had it for a couple of weeks. It's an intriguing option, although more than the Projects. These are completely manufactured in the UK, and based upon the Keith Monks design, but using a threadless nozzle. If anyone is interested in chatting about it, feel free to send me a private message. They've been around overseas for over a year, but just recently getting into the US. Jonathan Monks, the designer of this as well as others in the new lines, has set up an importer and supplier in North Carolina.
     
  12. Eric_B

    Eric_B Forum Resident

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Wife and kids are out of the house so I have it all to myself for the first time in like 2 months. Popped a Chinon and absolutely BLASTING Cornbread right now. Feels good man.

    Just kidding about my inciteful comments earlier, @scotti . Happy Wednesday TP fam.
     
  13. Hardiman

    Hardiman Forum Resident

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    Hartlepool
    That looks great! A bit more than I was looking to spend though! I've purchased the VC-E which now comes with the acrylic platter to block the vent port, I bought an original UK press of Donny Hathaway - Live and currently it's so noisy it's unplayable, looking forward to see the results!
     
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  14. Greenmonster2420

    Greenmonster2420 Forum Resident

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    Just did a quick shoot out of this (Friday Night in San Francisco) between my original US pressing and the 45. Both are very good. The 45 is faster with shaper transients and a bit more slam. The OG is warmer with a magical midrange. From an audiophile perspective, the 45 wins to my ears but the OGs magic is hard to resist. I’m so used to the OG that it sounds “right” to me. I will gladly keep both as of course preferences can change over time and with system changes. As of now, I will probably keep reaching for the more “musical” 33, but man, the speed of the transients on the 45 is quite impressive.
     
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  15. ausgraeme

    ausgraeme Forum Resident

    I second that. Scored it as a birthday present from the wife and it’s quickly risen to one of my most treasured records both musically and sonically. Having said that anything by Booker Ervin is a winner with me!
     
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  16. gorangers

    gorangers Forum Resident

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    New Haven area
    I wish they'd do Sczophrenia by Wayne. Would love to own it on vinyl without spending a ton of money.
     
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  17. dastinger

    dastinger Forum Resident

    Location:
    Portugal
    Yeh, usually that's how it works.

    :D
     
  18. Greenmonster2420

    Greenmonster2420 Forum Resident

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    Central Ohio
    I laughed :D
     
  19. Starquest

    Starquest Forum Resident

    Location:
    Twin Cities, MN
    Just streaming it now, have never listened to anything by Booker Ervin. Really good! All (or mostly) original compositions, my kind of of jazz album. Thanks for the recommendation.
     
  20. Greenmonster2420

    Greenmonster2420 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Central Ohio
    Was in the same boat earlier, it's a shame it is sold out. That is right up my alley and I love exploring new artists
     
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  21. Starquest

    Starquest Forum Resident

    Location:
    Twin Cities, MN
    Dude have you heard this one? Tex Book Tenor

    Booker Ervin - Tex Book Tenor. This one came out as a 2xLP reissue in the 70s with another session. Came out on CD by itself in 2005. This could be an excellent project for the Tone Poet series. It's not well known, but so far I'm loving it! Anything with Woody Shaw is great.
     
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  22. Eric_B

    Eric_B Forum Resident

    Location:
    Minnesota
    That must have sold out recently -- it was still in stock around Christmastime. One of my favorite two-fers of all time is Booker Ervin "The Freedom and Space Sessions," which collects all the material recorded by Booker, Byard, Davis, and Dawson (i.e., The Freedom Book, the first entry in Booker's "Book" series, and The Space Book, the last entry in that series). Not audiophile but still sounds great if you can find a clean copy.
     
  23. Greenmonster2420

    Greenmonster2420 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Central Ohio
    I have not, thanks for the rec. I will give it a listen later this evening
     
  24. funknik

    funknik He who feels it.

    Location:
    Gorham, ME, USA
    I have been listening to The Waiting Game quite a bit - what a great session. I feel like I’m hearing a bit of high frequency brightness from the cymbals in the right channel, but otherwise the sound is quite good with the soloists right in your lap. Incredible luck that Blue Note was just sitting on so many great unissued sessions!
     
  25. ausgraeme

    ausgraeme Forum Resident

    Yeah Tex Book Tenor is another good one, the twofer is called Back from the Gig and is paired with a Horace Parlan record featuring Booker Ervin and Grant Green and it’s another underrated Blue Note record. Not too expensive and 2 great records in one package.
     

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