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'Tone Poet' Jazz Reissue Series*

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

  1. Swann36

    Swann36 A widower finding solace in music

    Location:
    Lincoln, UK
    I think it was about 600 odd pages when i found the thread it took me 3 weeks to get up to the last post back then .... all i can say to you is that the TPs are very often as good soundwise as some much higher priced records (at least in the UK) Speakers Corner, Analogue Productions, Mofi etc to these ears on my system and are better than the BN Classics or 80s ,

    They are quieter, clearer and bring the muscians into my room more compared to the BN80s (i only have a few) ..... ymmv as they say .... for a sort of newbie to this jazz ... i can say for certain this thread is a great source of education about these records and muscians for sure and for that if nothing else i'm endorsing it.
     
  2. Bobby Buckshot

    Bobby Buckshot Heavy on the grease please

    Location:
    Southeastern US
    Listened to Tina Brooks' The Waiting Game TP last night. Excellent album. The whole quintet plays really well but Drew and Brooks elevate the session, Brooks especially. If I'm not mistaken he composed all songs except for Stranger in Paradise, as well as arranged them all which is really impressive. His solos never become rote or boring, and are always creative. The guy was a major talent gone too soon. This is one I'll put in solid rotation. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Aeryn Sun

    Aeryn Sun Forum Resident

    Location:
    fairfax, va, usa
    If you really like Metheny's music, check out Rick Beato on youtube, he has a couple of videos on Pat's work and how he writes, practices, etc. Rick is a music producer and is very talented and knowledgeable, his take on Metheny is quite fascinating.
     
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  4. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ Hearing In Stereo Since 1959

    Location:
    Salem, MA
    Oh, I have seen a couple of these. They're very much worth watching.
     
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  5. scotti

    scotti Forum Resident

    Location:
    Atlanta GA
    Well as fate would have it, I had some BN 80s pulled out to enjoy yesterday and sidetracked on to other records and it could be quite sometime before I get to them now. I did get to some Tone Poet "Grant Green" and the wife got to enjoy over a 30 minute back massage while "Born To Be Blue" played. Just one of my many ways of talking her in to getting more records.

    And if I may sidebar, if anyone has not heard the Kenny Drew Trio album that was recorded in 1956 and released in 1957 on Riverside. I would highly suggest you to check it out. Just got my copy a couple days ago (used) and this record is an absolute monster! Joined by Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones, the music is outstanding and the SC is incredible. This is easily Beyond Highly Recommended, just WOW!

    And on tap to start the afternoon, I decided to go way back in time to the 9/25/20 release date and listen to a side each from Prayer Meeting (can I get a couple of hallelujah's please), Further Explorations, and My Point Of View. Another wonderful day of music awaits!
     
  6. Josquin des Prez

    Josquin des Prez Forum Resident

    You mean this one? It's excellent. I love the cover of "Caravan" on it. I've had my Victor Japan pressing for about 40 years.

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  7. scotti

    scotti Forum Resident

    Location:
    Atlanta GA
    Awesome! Got the Japanese Riverside version myself.
     
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  8. Tim1954

    Tim1954 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cincinnati, OH
    Kenny Drew Trio is a great record. The OJC sounds spectacular.
     
  9. timzigs

    timzigs Forum Resident

    Location:
    South Central PA
    Lol scotti! Thanks for the tip. Just hope she doesn’t sneak onto this thread while you’re spinning Kenny Drew Trio :)
     
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  10. Dai

    Dai Be excellent to each other...

    Location:
    Cardiff
    That's all it takes to get me checking out Discogs, ha ha... I'm so easy. Lots of copies of the Japanese issues of Kenny Drew Trio at good prices.

    I love buying from Japan for several reasons, not least of which is that from posting to delivery literally has never taken more than six working days, usually five. Then the vinyl is always so beautiful... I received a King Happenings today: VG+ but plays like NM. And such beautiful Japanese stamps from this private seller. The music is transcendent.
     
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  11. Dai

    Dai Be excellent to each other...

    Location:
    Cardiff
  12. scotti

    scotti Forum Resident

    Location:
    Atlanta GA
    I know it has been mentioned for July, but the Lighthouse set is 7/30...got confirmation.
     
  13. Levi's Tubs

    Levi's Tubs Less cool than West Coast

    Bummer, then Target will be canceling my preorder pretty soon. Was really looking forward to that one next month.
     
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  14. Josquin des Prez

    Josquin des Prez Forum Resident

    I'm playing mine now. It sounds great and is in M- condition.
     
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  15. bresna

    bresna Forum Resident

    Location:
    York, Maine
    The one Tone Poet that I don't see in my local Bull Moose Music stores is Jackie McLean's "It's Time". Although it's not my favorite McLean, I was thinking about picking it up to hear what Kevin Gray did with it. Jackie's off-pitch sound on some of his Blue Notes can be like fingernails on chalkboard to my ears. :) :)
     
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  16. Vinylfindco

    Vinylfindco Forum Resident

    Location:
    Miami
    I keep filling in on back catalog titles during this lull. Just got Face to Face and am expecting All In My Mind tomorrow, and the two new classic titles arrive Monday with the 80th title Ethiopian Nights arriving later in the month. Oh and thanks to a post in the Craft thread, I have Saxophone Colossus 2017 due here next week. Fun times for jazz collecting, even though the wallet is taking a hit. But I did sell off about $800 in records I didn't want in a recent "garage sale" so I'm justified in acquiring more!
     
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  17. scotti

    scotti Forum Resident

    Location:
    Atlanta GA
    What an exciting day it is! Got some more Tone Poets on tap and ready to listen to shortly and then at 4:15 is the Cardinals home opener, with the arrival of Nolan Arenado in St. Louis. I'm so pumped up right now, still can't believe we got him. Fans are going to lose it today from the excitement. I can almost hear Mike Shannon right now, how about some frosty cold ones...don't mind if I do. Got my Cardinals shirt on, peanuts, hot dogs, and homemade scorecard ready to go!
     
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  18. this is how i feel about hockey season. I'm lukewarm on my Jays this year - love the position players, don't love the pitching, but you never know.

    keeping it on topic, I'm awaiting the arrival of Poppin' today. my TP collection is now: Etc. Born to be Blue, Sings/Sobs, Chant, Kicker, Oblique, Tender Moments, Further Expressions, It's Time, Bass on Top, Rajah, Waiting Game, Byrd in Flight. Today's the last day of classes (i'm a college instructor). I'm going to go hiking after work and then settle in with a bottle of scotch and as many of these records as I can stay awake for.
     
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  19. scotti

    scotti Forum Resident

    Location:
    Atlanta GA
    I hope you enjoy yourself, sounds like you certainly have earned it. Much admiration for teachers/instructors especially in these crazy times. And of course for anyone out there in the medical field (which my wife is). That bottle of scotch and some great Jazz should make all things right in the world, good for you!
     
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  20. Vinyl Fan 1973

    Vinyl Fan 1973 "They're like soup, they're like....nothing bad"

    Received Poppin’ and The Rajah today, spinning the Hank Mobley now and wow what a fantastic Tone Poet release!

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  21. MemoInPR

    MemoInPR Señor Memo

  22. vinylshadow

    vinylshadow Forum Resident

    Location:
    Florida
    Any particular mono issue/year?
     
  23. Aleksander86

    Aleksander86 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mexico
    Do you have a link?
     
  24. Tim1954

    Tim1954 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cincinnati, OH
    I have the ‘83 US OJC LP.
     
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  25. vinylshadow

    vinylshadow Forum Resident

    Location:
    Florida
    Ok...That appears to be the only stereo issue.

    If it was originally in mono, did they do some kind of funky dial turning to make it stereo?
     

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