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    I work in a record store. I was temporarily laid...

    I work in a record store. I was temporarily laid off when the state of Michigan ordered everyone other than essential workers to shelter in place. I have hundreds of CDs & LPs I've purchased and...
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    A musician of the highest order. May he rest...

    A musician of the highest order. May he rest...
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    I regrettably missed this show in Detroit. I had...

    I regrettably missed this show in Detroit. I had to work and sometimes switching the schedule or asking for the night off is more hassle than it's worth. You win some, you lose some. Sounds like I...
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    Sorry if this one's already been mentioned... ...

    Sorry if this one's already been mentioned...

    Khan Jamal's Creative Arts Ensemble / Drum Dance To The Motherland
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    Yes, absolutely. I should've included Silent...

    Yes, absolutely. I should've included Silent Feet in that Eberhard Weber run. It was released in '78.
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    I got hip to Ronny and Defunkt back about '79-80...

    I got hip to Ronny and Defunkt back about '79-80 and have been listening to him ever since. May he Rest In Power.
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    A super important band for me. Gill's guitar...

    A super important band for me. Gill's guitar playing was otherworldly.
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    And to coincide with the release of the book...

    And to coincide with the release of the book there will be a music release of The Ron Mathewson Tapes, Vol. 1 w/Allan.
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    It's playing as I type this. So far, so good. ...

    It's playing as I type this. So far, so good. It's everything you described not some lame covers albums from a singer suffering from writer's block.
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    Thanks for the reminder. I need to get this.

    Thanks for the reminder. I need to get this.
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    Hoping for a show in Michigan or close enough to...

    Hoping for a show in Michigan or close enough to drive to. This is not to be missed!
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    Gary Burton - Ring - Dreams So Real -...

    Gary Burton
    - Ring
    - Dreams So Real
    - Passengers

    Eberhard Weber
    - The Colours Of Chloe
    - Yellow Fields
    - The Following Morning
    and for good measure...
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    If Pontiac, MI gets confirmed, I'm there!

    If Pontiac, MI gets confirmed, I'm there!
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    I got hip to him when I picked a couple of United...

    I got hip to him when I picked a couple of United Jazz + Rock Ensemble CDs at a Borders Outlet store many years ago. It made me a fan of Wolfgang and Volker Kriegel. I've slowly been trying to get...
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    The first three I grabbed were Hemispheres...

    The first three I grabbed were Hemispheres (because my first Rush show was the Hemispheres tour stop in Detroit), Signals (because it's awesome and one of many drum tour de forces in the Rush...
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    I haven't been this blindsided by a death since...

    I haven't been this blindsided by a death since David Bowie passed. Still stunned a week later. Rest In Power, Neil. Thank you (and Geddy & Alex) for everything.
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    I'm going to approach this from the angle that...

    I'm going to approach this from the angle that you want 5 Zappa titles that will build a solid foundation that will hopefully lead to a deeper exploration. My recommendations have equal amounts of...
  18. Thread: Field Music

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    I've heard it, it's really good. If you like...

    I've heard it, it's really good. If you like Field Music, you'll like it. No additional spoilers.
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    Auto-buy. This sounds like classic Pat!

    Auto-buy. This sounds like classic Pat!
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    Time to order a CD!

    Time to order a CD!
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    I have a copy on pre-order at the shop I work at....

    I have a copy on pre-order at the shop I work at. I don't think the physical release date is until Friday 8th November.
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    Spent the afternoon listening to the Halloween...

    Spent the afternoon listening to the Halloween '73 box. Up to Disc #3 thus far and loving it. If you enjoy Roxy & Elsewhere or the Roxy box then this is on that continuum.
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    Got my tickets for 2020 in Michigan. Saw his...

    Got my tickets for 2020 in Michigan. Saw his last stop in Michigan in September of this year and it was quite good. I'm ready for more.
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    Zappa / Halloween '73 four disc box set.

    Zappa / Halloween '73 four disc box set.
  25. Surely the record labels are aware of these...

    Surely the record labels are aware of these deficiencies on the part of Direct Shot, right?

    ...Right?

    They are aware but they've been unable to move the needle in a positive direction as far...
  26. I work for one of the stores that co-signed this...

    I work for one of the stores that co-signed this letter and every bit of it is true. What we used to be able to stock in a matters of days is now taking weeks. We haven't seen a Warner Music Group...
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    ZAO had Didier Lockwood on violin for a couple of...

    ZAO had Didier Lockwood on violin for a couple of excellent albums.
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    I was able to place an order, no problem.

    I was able to place an order, no problem.
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    I once met Daryl Hall and told him if he had...

    I once met Daryl Hall and told him if he had another Sacred Songs in him, I'd welcome it. He replied "I've still got Robert's number". I love this album and Daryl's contribution to Exposure which I...
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    Nad Sylvan / The Regal Bastard I just got...

    Nad Sylvan / The Regal Bastard

    I just got Steve Hackett tickets yesterday for his March 2020 tour stop in my town. I had this Nad Sylvan CD sitting in my "recent purchases pile" and thought it...
  31. Thread: Chick Corea

    by FrippWire
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    Huge Chick Corea fan here. Return To Forever was...

    Huge Chick Corea fan here. Return To Forever was my gateway.

    I really appreciate the diversity of his repertoire. As a pianist he's inventive, sublime and impeccable. As an electronic...
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    If it's a Steve Khan album, I'm there. I bought...

    If it's a Steve Khan album, I'm there. I bought the CD last Saturday and will probably have time to (finally) spin it tonight. Steve has never let me down.
  33. I own it too. What Rufus said is accurate.

    I own it too. What Rufus said is accurate.
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    This could be something really special.

    This could be something really special.
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    I saw Tomeka last autumn at Edge Fest in Ann...

    I saw Tomeka last autumn at Edge Fest in Ann Arbor. She performed in a few different line-ups including the Art Ensemble of Chicago. She's great and this new release is a must have.
  36. Thread: Mick Karn

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    [QUOTE=interbellum;923182]Here's Mick on two...

    [QUOTE=interbellum;923182]Here's Mick on two tracks from French singer Marie Léonor, as far as I know never released on CD:

    Thanks for posting this. As much as I thought I knew about Mick Karn, I...
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    My interest is piqued!

    My interest is piqued!
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    I work in a record store in the Midwest. Our...

    I work in a record store in the Midwest. Our preorders exceed our final allocation from Sony so we were technically sold out by release date. Having said that we were notified by Sony on release...
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    Contraction by Contraction.

    Contraction by Contraction.
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    The Grand Rapids review could also apply to the...

    The Grand Rapids review could also apply to the free show Jon did in Detroit on Friday, August 9. The music was excellent. This show being part of a free concert series sponsored by GM, music...
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    I have no issue with any copying or cloning. I...

    I have no issue with any copying or cloning. I love their sound and spirit. I'll take all the copy and cloned stuff you can throw at me if they're doing the copying from FZ, Soft Machine and the...
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    Colin Currie Group & Synergy Vocals / Steve...

    Colin Currie Group & Synergy Vocals / Steve Reich: Drumming
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    An essential building block to the sense of humor...

    An essential building block to the sense of humor I have today. My childhood would have been a little less interesting without it.
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    I have both titles. I came to Zentner's fabulous...

    I have both titles. I came to Zentner's fabulous music while on a frantic quest to own everything Percy Jones has played on. Thank goodness I did.
  45. Zappa = autobuy! This addition is most welcome.

    Zappa = autobuy! This addition is most welcome.
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    Sticky: Done. I wish it could be more but I don't earn a...

    Done. I wish it could be more but I don't earn a heck of a lot.
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    I also know someone who files his collection by...

    I also know someone who files his collection by date of purchase. He's a retired postal carrier so I don't know if this somehow ties into some U.S.P.S. way of doing things. He frequently comes into...
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    You are thinking of Armand Sabal-Lecco.

    You are thinking of Armand Sabal-Lecco.
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    I would've preferred Howe. I'm not much of an Oz...

    I would've preferred Howe. I'm not much of an Oz Noy guy.
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    Stanley is this year's Artist In Residence at the...

    Stanley is this year's Artist In Residence at the Detroit Jazz Festival. Detroit Jazz is the world's largest free-of-charge jazz fest. It takes place over the U.S. Labor Day weekend. Typically the...
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    Saw Moshulu last Friday (5/10/19) in Michigan and...

    Saw Moshulu last Friday (5/10/19) in Michigan and they were tremendous. The show was ~90 mins and featured a fair amount of soloing/improv by all 4 members. Given his somewhat recent health issues,...
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    I file him in the "R's" for Ra. I do this only...

    I file him in the "R's" for Ra. I do this only because years ago I read an article and the writer made a point of saying that if you looked, Sun Ra could be found in the Philly phone book under "Ra,...
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    I bought Arthur's book about a year ago at the...

    I bought Arthur's book about a year ago at the same time I bought Bob Zappa's first book and read it in a couple of days. It's a fascinating and easy read. Arthur seems like a really down-to-earth...
  54. Sad news indeed. Level 42 were huge for me. The...

    Sad news indeed. Level 42 were huge for me. The perfect blend of pop, funk and a bit of jazz/rock fusion. In the 80's and 90's one of their vinyl LP's or CD's was never too far from my player. ...
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    My copy of Five Time Surprise (w/free Wayside...

    My copy of Five Time Surprise (w/free Wayside Exclusive bonus disc) recently arrived and I have to say it's a real corker; love it!!! Wonderfully intense playing.
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    Ann Arbor, MI !!!

    Ann Arbor, MI !!!
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    I hope to goodness this show comes to Detroit. In the beginning I was on the fence but now I'm all in. There's a promo video on FB featuring Keneally, Vai. etc that convinced me this is a must see...
  58. Kiss and I go way back. I grew up in Detroit and...

    Kiss and I go way back. I grew up in Detroit and Detroit is Kiss' home away from home. In spite of that I still took a lot of shit for liking them. I became a fan after seeing them on "In Concert"...
  59. Kaiser = autobuy. The other fine folks are icing...

    Kaiser = autobuy. The other fine folks are icing on the cake. Thanks, Steve!
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    Yup, the foam insert was in place. I chalk it up...

    Yup, the foam insert was in place. I chalk it up to whatever process was used to collate the discs.
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