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  1. I've no idea if they're thinking studio, since...

    I've no idea if they're thinking studio, since they've tended to introduce new music, over the past 6 years, in their live recordings. I'm just postulating here, but like many jazz artists, I think...
  2. No. This is very low+quality, so as they say, was...

    No. This is very low+quality, so as they say, was included Tor archival purposes only.
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    My pleasure! Thanks for reading it! It was a nice...

    My pleasure! Thanks for reading it! It was a nice break from all things Crimson, though I'm currently eyeball deep in preparing for the 1969 box review. Four days of intensive listening after weeks...
  4. Thanks, folks, for the kind words!

    Thanks, folks, for the kind words!
  5. AAJ Review: Jakko M. Jakszyk, Secrets & Lies

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    My review of King Crimson guitarist/vocalist Jakko M. Jakszyk's upcoming Secrets & Lies, due out the Friday, 10/23, published today at...
  6. AAJ Album Info: King Crimson 1969 Box Detailed Track & Personnel Listing

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    Good morning all! As promised, while my review of King Crimson's The Complete 1969 Recordings box is still...
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    AAJ Review: Django Bates, Tenacity

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    My review of Django Bates' Tenacity, today at All About Jazz.

    It's been a long time since that late...
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    My box arrived today. Just finished ripping all...

    My box arrived today. Just finished ripping all the discs into my Apple Music library (formerly iTunes), and have started my chronological run through the 17 discs. Iona sounds great, and the bonus...
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    I don't get Gilmour (you bastard!! :D), but I did...

    I don't get Gilmour (you bastard!! :D), but I did see the Beck group with Tal, Vinnie & Jason Rebello at the Montreal Jazz Festival in 2009, reviewed here. the same week Van der Graaf Generator gave...
  10. It's always amazing to me how two different sets...

    It's always amazing to me how two different sets of ears hear things so differently. For me, "Woman in Chains" is a terrific opener, and I think placing the title track a couple songs down the list...
  11. For anyone interested, I'm going to be posting...

    For anyone interested, I'm going to be posting news about the book periodically, hopefully every couple of weeks. While I'll post them here as well, I'm really hoping folks will be willing, if you...
  12. 14300 Happy Saturday, everyone! As part of...

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    Happy Saturday, everyone! As part of Indonesia's largest jazz festival (and more), and its 20th anniversary, I've been invited to participate in an interview tomorrow, August 2, 2020, at 9pm...
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    DVD Audio Extractor is an easy way to rip audio...

    DVD Audio Extractor is an easy way to rip audio from DVDs. For Blu Rays you can also use it, but first you have to get past copy protection, using MakeMV, which will make a protection-free copy on...
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    Nice piece, John...and encouraging me to go back...

    Nice piece, John...and encouraging me to go back and revisit those albums (though I doubt I'll buy the reissues, I have all of them).

    One question, however. In one paragraph you write:


    I am...
  15. Being released by Panegyric, I'm assuming...

    Being released by Panegyric, I'm assuming (hoping) the book will be available through their usual haunts (Amazon, too, but these would be more supportive), like Burningshed, DGM.

    Of course, I...
  16. I will, indeed, include that view... 😅😎 Many...

    I will, indeed, include that view... 😅😎
    Many thanks!!
  17. Oh, and here's a link to the official press...

    Oh, and here's a link to the official press release, from yesterday.
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    For those who might have missed the separate...

    For those who might have missed the separate thread:

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    Hi everyone!

    Well, I've been intimating at a...
  19. Well, it will be different, as a compendium of...

    Well, it will be different, as a compendium of articles originally published at All About Jazz, but revised to improve the writing, bring some needed consistencies across all the articles and more,...
  20. Just a quick word of thanks to those who've...

    Just a quick word of thanks to those who've posted congrats, they're much appreciated!
  21. It's a problem that I have yet to figure out as I...

    It's a problem that I have yet to figure out as I make all announcements, including this one, public. If people can let me know which shares wing seen I can do what I've done in the past: repost it...
  22. Yup. It's going to be a hardcover initially (but...

    Yup. It's going to be a hardcover initially (but we are talking about a subsequent ebook also). With Panegyric publishing it, a "hard media" book was a guarantee.
  23. Announcing a Forthcoming King Crimson book...from me!!

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    Hi everyone!

    Well, I've been intimating at a project that's been occupying my time over the past few...
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    Wow. This just goes to show how the same thing...

    Wow. This just goes to show how the same thing affects people differently. To me, the atmospherics of "Formantera Lady" said to me: This is going to be another King Crimson album that's remarkably...
  25. Great job!

    Great job!
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    Nope. Sorry! We could do 20 questions but...

    Nope. Sorry!

    We could do 20 questions but since I cannot announce yet, it wouldn't matter... ;)
    Cheers!
    J
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    Thanks Steve...and TheH as well, much...

    Thanks Steve...and TheH as well, much appreciated!
    J
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    To be more enigmatic: while I'll likely be...

    To be more enigmatic: while I'll likely be covering both of those titles, that isn't the project. It's something bigger and far more expansive in its scope and purview....

    Just call me Mister...
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    Wonderful record! I reviewed it way back when...

    Wonderful record! I reviewed it way back when released. Read the review here...
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    Love this band! Thanks for the link!

    Love this band! Thanks for the link!
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    An interesting thread...(and sorry I've been MIA...

    An interesting thread...(and sorry I've been MIA for so long, but that's another story). Also timely for me, as I'm getting close to being able to announce a project I've begun work on that has kept...
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    Has anyone here who ordered the box been notified...

    Has anyone here who ordered the box been notified of it shipping? It was supposed to be released last Friday and I've heard nothing.
  33. A Number of Box Sets and SACD/SACD Hybrid Titles (most prog, some not)!

    Also listed at Discogs (I'll include the links so you can get detailed information about each box set). I'm not really looking to trade, I'm more interested in selling. All prices in Canadian...
  34. Thanks,for the kind words - and citing that quote...

    Thanks,for the kind words - and citing that quote (ď Sadly, in North America, the overall culture is one of exclusion: one can like this or that, but not this and that.Ē) from the piece. When I...
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    Back before Sunken Condos, there was a four-CD...

    Back before Sunken Condos, there was a four-CD box, The Nightfly Trilogy, with an added disc of bonus material. You can read my review of that box, over at All About Jazz, here.
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    Iím a huge fan of LoG...probably my fave DS...

    Iím a huge fan of LoG...probably my fave DS album, alongside On Every Street.


    I donít think of On Every Street as being a commercial album (whatever that is). I thought it was a ballsy move for...
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    I posted this on my Facebook page, the day of...

    I posted this on my Facebook page, the day of Wallaceís passing:



    I was lucky to have gotten to know him, even if only a bit. And he was on my bucket list of musicians for whom I always wanted...
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    Or, now, high res studio master, also on a...

    Or, now, high res studio master, also on a quality rig.
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    First, the original Parallel Realities was a...

    First, the original Parallel Realities was a studio album. Second, a live show from Pennsylvania, 1990, was initially released on (I think) vhs and laserdisc; later (much) on DVD.In the interim, a...
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    And for those interested, itís available as a...

    And for those interested, itís available as a 24/192 high res download, and completely sparkles.
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    I’d recommend all of Wheeler’s ECM dates, barring...

    I’d recommend all of Wheeler’s ECM dates, barring perhaps A Long Time Ago, which wasn’t produced by Eicher and has a terrible piano that’s so bad it actually detracts from the great writing for a...
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    Iím very happy for you. How much do you think the...

    Iím very happy for you. How much do you think the artists are making to give you that access?

    Sorry, I know this is legal and so thereís nothing wrong with what youíre doing. But when I read how...
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    Why? Whenever I get digital promos for review...

    Why? Whenever I get digital promos for review they are almost always watermarked...and why not? They want to be able to tell if someone has put downloads that they bought up for free. I see no...
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    well, you can if you choose not to engage with...

    well, you can if you choose not to engage with it. Increasingly, artists are, unless their label gives them no choice, beginning to choose between (as one example): Spotify ... or not. And you can...
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    He did two for ECM: Freigeweht, with Kenny...

    He did two for ECM: Freigeweht, with Kenny Wheeler, Brynjar Hoff & Jon Christensen
    and Continuum, with Markus Stockhausen & Fredy Studer

    Both great, but I prefer Freigeweht by a small margin.
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    Good. Just wanted to make sure. I am, after all,...

    Good. Just wanted to make sure. I am, after all, Canadian ;)
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    For those who missed it in the OT part of the...

    For those who missed it in the OT part of the forum (since it ain’t prog, I figured....), my review, first published on February 14.
  48. Thread: RIP Lyle Mays

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    First, Pat has used the same guitar tech for well...

    First, Pat has used the same guitar tech for well over 30 years...she knows her shit, so the Pikasso would be no more challenging for her than it would be for Pat.

    But an interesting story about...
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    Just to be clear so I can, at least put it to...

    Just to be clear so I can, at least put it to rest, to Dave (in MA): I certainly didn’t mean anything offensive in what I wrote in response to what you wrote. Some people feel there isn’t a place for...
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    Once again, thanks for those who have read the...

    Once again, thanks for those who have read the review...and those whoíve taken the time for such kind feedback.

    Th album is out today, so all I can say is: check it out!
  51. AAJ Review: Roberto Bonati, Vesper and Silence

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    My review of Italian Roberto Bonatiís wonderful solo double bass recording, Vesper and Silence, today at...
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    Thanks, Dave....but....Why? Because itís...

    Thanks, Dave....but....Why? Because itís politically motivated? I think itís a little unfair, with respect, as itís ultimate message is a positive one and itís far from anything politically direct or...
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    Thanks, as ever, for taking the time to...

    Thanks, as ever, for taking the time to read....and for the kind words!
  54. Thread: RIP Lyle Mays

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    Not everyone wants the world to know what their...

    Not everyone wants the world to know what their illnesses are. This isn’t being cagey; it’s just a simple matter of privacy and, as has already been said, Lyle was a very private person, and so...
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    AAJ Review: Pat Metheny, From This Place

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    My review of Pat Methenyís From This Place, today at All About Jazz.

    It's been a full six years since...
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    My replacements are on the way...but Iíve already...

    My replacements are on the way...but Iíve already extracted the Meddle from the original Blu ray, so Iím good :)
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    Oh, I’ll want to hear it, if they release a live...

    Oh, I’ll want to hear it, if they release a live album ... but I’m not willing to take the bigger risk of paying for a concert ticket, especially because I really don’t like what I’ve heard from this...
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    I donít know, but I decided,,when I saw what...

    I donít know, but I decided,,when I saw what amazon Canada had done to cancel the order, spend a little extra money and order from amazon USA. It was well worth the extra bucks.
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    Sadly, I don't hold much hope for this. One of...

    Sadly, I don't hold much hope for this. One of the things that made Relayer what it was, was that Moraz was as credible a jazz player as he was classical/progressive.

    I just don't think that...
  60. This Hamasyan record is a killer. He's...

    This Hamasyan record is a killer. He's remarkable, as he does everything from Armenian folk music as the source for some of his music, to atmospherics with Jan Bang and Eivind Aarset on one of his...
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