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    Well, Relayer is probably my favourite Yes album,...

    Well, Relayer is probably my favourite Yes album, alongside CttE. But I don’t see this current lineup doing it justice because: (1) Unless Howe gritties up his sound, it won’t have the visceral tone...
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    I love the album, and love process...but with...

    I love the album, and love process...but with everything else I’ve blown money on this fall (with a few more to come), I just don’t think I can cough up $125 (plus the cheapest shipping to Canada,...
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    Wasn’t the Gong released by Universal? So unless...

    Wasn’t the Gong released by Universal? So unless you ordered from BS (I did) and, instead, went to, say, Amazon, you wouldn’t be charged in advance. It’s not always the label (though it can be); it...
  4. AAJ Review: Marc Copland, And I Love Her

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    My review of Marc Copland’s wonderful piano trio date, his first of that format in sven years, And I Love...
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    Sorry to hear that ... mine arrive today, I...

    Sorry to hear that ... mine arrive today, I ripped all 12 discs no problem and am listening to the first disc (ripped version) now, and it sounds great.

    I’m sure you’ll be able to get the...
  6. In addition to revisions to the original, another...

    In addition to revisions to the original, another 20 years (well, almost) of history? I'm looking forward to reading it, even though I've still got my copy of the original.
  7. Thanks, Dave, for the kind words. I didn’t take...

    Thanks, Dave, for the kind words. I didn’t take your looking for the previous manager’s name as anything but an honest question. I just figured I’d explain why, at least, I don’t feel comfortable...
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    You could also move to vinyl sleeves. When we...

    You could also move to vinyl sleeves. When we renovated four years ago, I moved them into boxes I found that hold up to 360 cds. We added extra shelves to some ikea units so I have room for 36 boxes,...
  9. I’d rather not say, out of respect for him. I’ll...

    I’d rather not say, out of respect for him. I’ll say that I had a bad experience with one of his other clients, he really screws up all the arrangements I’d made with the artist for a live show i was...
  10. Thanks, man, for the kind words and...

    Thanks, man, for the kind words and readership...much appreciated!
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    Anyone but Universal/Sony and Time Warner are...

    Anyone but Universal/Sony and Time Warner are small and independent labels.
  12. Yup. Bought the super deluxe cd/BR box and both...

    Yup. Bought the super deluxe cd/BR box and both the remix (Stereo, don’t have surround) and alternate takes/mixes are superb. Haven’t read the book yet, but glancing at it , it looks like it’ll be up...
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    I’m a big fan of process, so love albums with...

    I’m a big fan of process, so love albums with outtakes, alternate mixes etc. Love Allman’s first solo record (though his last two studio records were also amazing), so this was an auto-buy and I’m...
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    It’s not uncommon. I’ve titles preordered and...

    It’s not uncommon. I’ve titles preordered and paid for from Mobile Fidelity (SACD Hybrids), as well as linited edition signed books, not to mention a fair share of music box sets. It helps what are,...
  15. AAJ Review: Toronto’s Budweiser Stage & Montréal’s Théâtre St-Denis, 09/14 & 09/17/19

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    My review of King Crimson’s Toronto show, September 14, and its return to Montréal’s Théâtre St-Denis...
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    AAJ Review: Steve Khan, Patchwork

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    My review of Steve Khan’s latest Latest jazz guitar magnum opus, Patchwork, published this morning at All...
  17. John Kelman Interviewed About ECM Fecords by Brian Imig for WZRD Radio

    My interview with Brian Imig on WZRD radio last weekend is now available, for those interested. The focus is on ECM Records, with some anecdotes, some larfs...just a whole lotta fun!

    About an...
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    I think they're great. Here are some reviews of...

    I think they're great. Here are some reviews of Steven's remixes:

    https://www.allaboutjazz.com/the-yes-album-definitive-edition-cd-blu-ray-by-john-kelman.php...
  19. Just to repeat, from the time, why Orpheum was so...

    Just to repeat, from the time, why Orpheum was so short. Jakko had the (unenviable) task of going through every multi-track from every show (there were, I believe something like 100 microphones on...
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    While I agree both live sets are, indeed, great...

    While I agree both live sets are, indeed, great (though one is with Holdsworth, the other Etheridge, and you forgot to mention Cuneiform's Switzerland 1974 live CD/DVD album with AH), I can't agree...
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    Weird, as price at Burning Shed was (and still...

    Weird, as price at Burning Shed was (and still is) £14.99, excl. VAT, so total w/ shipping is £20.93, so about $34 CAD, vs Amazon.ca, which is listed at $48.05 CAD, but then, even with free shipping...
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    Unusually for us North Americans, in Europe...

    Unusually for us North Americans, in Europe prices usually include VAT (taxes), and sites like Amazon UK/UK/FR/DE and (thankfully) even indie sites like Burning Shed remove the tax if you're ordering...
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    The Rendell Carr albums are also available, for...

    The Rendell Carr albums are also available, for those interested, in high res at HDTracks and ProStudioMasters. The sound great!
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    I don't agree. I think Solar Plexus and...

    I don't agree. I think Solar Plexus and Belladonna sure superb, as is Labyrinth. Roots is very good too, just not quite as...after those, the albums are good but not exceptional.

    If you check out...
  25. Actually, there's 90 tracks never before released...

    Actually, there's 90 tracks never before released commercially, making it plenty worthwhile, at least IMO. Add significantly upgraded mixes and masters, and then really our older releases to shame,...
  26. They're already there...for 3-4x the original...

    They're already there...for 3-4x the original sticker price, and I expect that to only rise as time goes on....
  27. Indeed...though you might be surprised to learn...

    Indeed...though you might be surprised to learn that there were still copies available in the week leading up to street, and it only sold out a couple days before it was released.
  28. Thank you for the kind words and for taking the...

    Thank you for the kind words and for taking the time to read it!

    I'd have loved the big box, too...but I couldn't afford the 38-disc version and there weren't any promos available (though this was...
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    Yes, I do. The sound, in its price range is top...

    Yes, I do. The sound, in its price range is top notch. Having two microSD card s,Otis means you can have a collection of cards, as I do, that you can swap out/in as you wish; it has both balanced...
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    Nope. While rare, there are still some who use...

    Nope. While rare, there are still some who use reel-to-reel: heck, online audiophile stores like Elusivedisc.com actually sell 1/4" reel versions of some titles, though the same "buyer beware" still...
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    I use a CAYIN n5iis, which supports two 400gb...

    I use a CAYIN n5iis, which supports two 400gb cards in addition to 64mb on-board memory, of which I can use most to store additional music files. So I can have close to 1TB available to me at any...
  32. Good question! But, of course, the 50th...

    Good question! But, of course, the 50th Anniversary series can't answer that question, given its audio-only ;)

    Thanks for investing even just some of your time to scan the review...I do hope, if...
  33. Indeed. I did mention this one because it was not...

    Indeed. I did mention this one because it was not declined, at least, without the reason I've mentioned before:



    Not that it hurt their burgeoning success, but still, Graham was a real bastard...
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    Well, these days, if you've got a good home...

    Well, these days, if you've got a good home system, you can mirror it to some degree with higher end portable players, ranging from a few hundred bucks (my range) to some in the thousands of dollars....
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    Sorry. I'm not a particularly PC guy but I AM...

    Sorry. I'm not a particularly PC guy but I AM Jewish, and I'm today's climate, I'm quite a bit more sensitive than I was before 2016. That said, there is some truth that terms like Nazi,...
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    Good point! Thanks for that! food for thought.......

    Good point! Thanks for that! food for thought....


    Yup. The bottom line is: it doesn't matter what the medium is. If it's poorly mastered it's gonna sound like shite, no matter what the...
  37. I repeat, so worth it I'll do it twice: :D :D

    I repeat, so worth it I'll do it twice: :D :D
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    I look at it from purely technical perspectives....

    I look at it from purely technical perspectives. So, amongst the issues that render this current lineup problematic for me, and fairly consistently, so just pick any more uptempo tune as an...
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    :D
  40. Yes, it was god-awful from the perspective of...

    Yes, it was god-awful from the perspective of nearly half a million people doing what people must do in a field that became a muddy mess with three rainstorms. Still, that it was largely an audience...
  41. They had plenty of film ... as per my review: ...

    They had plenty of film ... as per my review:



    And



    You can read more in the review, in the chapter titled 'The Challenge Of Creating Woodstock—Back To The Garden"
  42. Yes. The 18 minute Halfbreed Medley is in the...

    Yes. The 18 minute Halfbreed Medley is in the 10CD box, the entire set in the 38...(as I mention in my review ;) )...
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    There's no doubt that every musician has good,...

    There's no doubt that every musician has good, better and best nights, along with some they feel don't really meet their personal expectations. That said, of groups/artists at this level, I expect a...
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    This is nothing but opinion, but I'd wager Howe...

    This is nothing but opinion, but I'd wager Howe is fully aware of his deficiencies (Most people are their own worst critics), but I think two things may contribute to why he still does it: one, the...
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    Many labels these days are not intimately (or...

    Many labels these days are not intimately (or even generally) involved in production; instead, with the artists assuming all financial risk when it comes to recording and pre/post-production, the...
  46. Thanks, man! Re: Rhino? I tried but no dice. That...

    Thanks, man! Re: Rhino? I tried but no dice. That was, of course, before the publicist read it (or will read it), so hope springs eternal that he'll reconsider. This was a challenge as (a: there was...
  47. You bought the 38 disc box? I'm so jealous!! (But...

    You bought the 38 disc box? I'm so jealous!! (But thanks for the kind words!)....
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    I don't see why all formats should be created...

    I don't see why all formats should be created (and priced) equally. Hard high res media like SACD takes more to master and produce. As for high res downloads? Sure (though if you get on high res...
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    I agree completely. Norway adopted (well,...

    I agree completely. Norway adopted (well, re-adopted!) vinyl more than seven years ago. In 2012 I wrote liners for Arve Henriksen's reissue of his (then) Complete Rune Grammofon discography, with...
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    I Yup. ECM has begun, in the past few weeks, to...

    I
    Yup. ECM has begun, in the past few weeks, to release as high res downloads and streams only, something like 40 regular and JAPO albums that have never been available in any format since their...
  51. Me too, but the 10-disc box is terrific, and it...

    Me too, but the 10-disc box is terrific, and it looks like full sets are being released, one or two a week. I've already picked up BS&T and Tim Hardin.
  52. AAJ Review: Woodstock—Back To The Garden: 50th Anniversary Experience

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    My review of Woodstock—Back To The Garden: 50th Anniversary Experience, today at All About Jazz.

    First...
  53. AAJ Review: Woodstock—Back To The Garden: 50th Anniversary Experience

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    My review of Woodstock—Back To The Garden: 50th Anniversary Experience, today at All About Jazz.

    First...
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    I also love the Ottawa, 1969 show included, in...

    I also love the Ottawa, 1969 show included, in part, in the most recent Tommy Deluxe (:roll), because...

    I was at the show. It was the first rock show my parents would allow me to attend...and...
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    He truly was loved by many...especially in Norway.

    He truly was loved by many...especially in Norway.
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    Thanks for sharing, Jake! For me, knowing Paolo...

    Thanks for sharing, Jake! For me, knowing Paolo (met a number of times, kept in touch fairly regularly), this was a particularly hard one. But he was the most positive guy in the world, and while...
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    I'm glad you said "sometimes," because if this is...

    I'm glad you said "sometimes," because if this is your general impression, I can tell you, not just from my own experience as a music journalist/writer (I hate the term critic, to be honest), but...
  58. My pleasure...truly. Though I am now paying for...

    My pleasure...truly. Though I am now paying for those five evenings in a very big way. Likely need a couple weeks to rest before I can get going again... :(
  59. Thread: Elephant9

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    I wasn't offended; I even commented positively on...

    I wasn't offended; I even commented positively on your observations in the first two paragraphs of your post. So no worries at all, man, truly.


    And, clearly, fair enough if that's what you were...
  60. AAJ Review: 2019 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

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    My review of the first five nights at this year's Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, today at All...
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