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Old 01-11-2012, 05:56 PM
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I'm in the mood for some more hard bop.
Rollins on one of his best albums.
Horace Silver and Thelonius Monk alternatingly on the piano.
Art Blakey doing a marvelous job again.
And some great solos by Jay Jay Johnson on thrombone. !!
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Do you own the SACD? CD? Vinyl?
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I'm in the mood for some more hard bop.
Rollins on one of his best albums.
Horace Silver and Thelonius Monk alternatingly on the piano.
Art Blakey doing a marvelous job again.
And some great solos by Jay Jay Johnson on thrombone. !!
Who's the hep cat on the back of the album?
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Do you own the SACD? CD? Vinyl?
I bought the SACD at my used music store, near Univ. of Md. It was the only SACD they had in the entire store and they were selling it for $6. Most of the staff didn't even know what an SACD was. Sounds terrific!
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Freddie Hubbard - Red Clay



Freddie Hubbard - Trumpet
Herbie Hancock - Piano
Ron Carter - Bass
Drums - Lenny White
Saxophone - Joe Henderson

Classic album for CTI Records, released in 1970 and produced by Creed Taylor.
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Good Thread, I made it a Sticky!
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Old 01-11-2012, 06:51 PM
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In honor of the new thread,

I'm listening to . . . . . An East Wind LP, recorded - by the Direct Cutting (Direct to Disc) method - 1977 in Los Angeles at Warner Brothers Recording Studios, but produced and issued by Nippon Phonogram, Japan.

The L.A. Four - Going Home

Laurindo Almeida - Guitar
Ray Brown - Bass
Shelly Manne - Drums
Bud Shank - Alto Saxophone, Alto Flute, Flute



Unbelievable acoustics!
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:45 PM
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So, I guess I'll play another East Wind Direct to Disc Jazz LP

The Great Jazz Trio Direct From LA




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Despite a frequent change of supporting players, pianist Hank Jones always produces rewarding sessions when he leads the Great Jazz Trio in a studio date . On the 1977 Great Jazz Trio Direct From L.A. disc made for the Japanese label East Wind, premier sidemen Ron Carter and Tony Williams are on hand. Right away Jones signals that he is in a playful mood, using Tchaikovsky's "Arabian Dance" (from The Nutcracker) to introduce and close a cooking rendition of "A Night in Tunisia." The treatment of "'Round About Midnight" is more straightforward, though Jones' style adds an elegant touch. His off-kilter introduction to the well-traveled "Satin Doll" keeps the song fresh. He transforms "My Funny Valentine" into a brisk loping waltz, with Carter and Williams providing imaginative support. If there's a bone to pick with this well-recorded LP, it is the miserly length of just 29 minutes.

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Japanese vinyl releases are premium quality pressings, much sought after by audiophiles and collectors alike. In the 1960s Toshiba pioneered top quality red vinyl pressings using their trademark Ever-Clean process this utilized a special ingredient intended to prevent the build-up of static electricity on the vinyl. Japanese pressings are synonymous with quality - the vinyl shines like no other vinyl - everything about their releases feels special. When US audiophile label Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab first released their series of high quality pressings the records were manufactured in Japan. The sonic quality of Japanese pressings is considered to be among the best in the world
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Do you own the SACD? CD? Vinyl?
Bonsoir Bart
Vinyl....
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Currently listening to classical, but will post soon when I switch back again.

Acoustic Sounds says the next round of 45 RPM Verve reissues ships Friday. I'm a subscriber so I should have them next week. Ella Fitzgerald, "Like Someone in Love") and "Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson" on tap. I also signed up for their Prestige Mono reissue series, and that starts shipping next month.
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