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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.
  13. 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!
  16. 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!
  19. 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...
  25. 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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    Bolding mine. All I can say is: 😳😱😵 Congrats!!

    Bolding mine. All I can say is: 😳😱😵

    Congrats!!
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    For any who might have missed it, and want some...

    For any who might have missed it, and want some of their questions answered, my review of Sid’s book here.

    I think it’s very important to reiterate this: this isn’t material added; it’s a total...
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    I’m with you. I think the Hot Rats Sessions is...

    I’m with you. I think the Hot Rats Sessions is tremendous, a real window into how a classic album was made. And just how key Ian Underwood was. I’ve finally listened to the whole box through, as I’ve...
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    They will send you download links. David...

    They will send you download links. David Singleton made a lengthy post, at DGM Live, as to why they were going that route rather than hard media. It made perfect sense to me. I sent an email to the...
  30. Honestly, with sales like his and tours that draw...

    Honestly, with sales like his and tours that draw as he does, I don't think that's a particularly compelling reason for him to do it. I think, more to the point, is keeping everything in print and,...
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    The Pentangle set is wonderful. Lots of bonus...

    The Pentangle set is wonderful. Lots of bonus material, well-done remastering and great documentation. Couldn't ask for more!
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    Thanks....but just to be clear it wasn’t a top...

    Thanks....but just to be clear it wasn’t a top 10: first, ten titles I’d reviewed, followed by a whack more that I wish I had. In alphabetical order, all of the titles listed have significance to me....
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    Reading gets my attention, even with music on in...

    Reading gets my attention, even with music on in the background. I've done it since I was a kid, and don't find it at all distracting. I understand some do, but for me my brain seems able to absorb...
  34. If this is the Koch Winterfold collection...

    If this is the Koch Winterfold collection repurposed, I'm wondering if Bill will use the first of two liners I wrote for that and the Summerfold Collection, released concurrently bacon 2009? It'd be...
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    Erik Satie, as a previous poster mentioned, but...

    Erik Satie, as a previous poster mentioned, but particular stuff (Gymnopedies, Gnoissienes, etc) as some of his stuff can be wonderful but more playful and angular.

    Others?

    Brian Enoís ambient...
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    Enjoy!

    Enjoy!
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    It would seem so (that more than 3,000 could sell...

    It would seem so (that more than 3,000 could sell in the world), but with so many people moving to streaming, itís not as big a market as you might think. When I heard 2,000 I thought it was a touch...
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    I can understand that, and buy a lot of...

    I can understand that, and buy a lot of downloadable high res content these days. But we renovated in 2015, and now Iíve got room, so if thereís hard media releases that offer something special? Iím...
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    Iím up to disc 3 and, already, what an amazing...

    Iím up to disc 3 and, already, what an amazing treasure trove of music!
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    Itís about finding comfortable IEMs, and Iíve...

    Itís about finding comfortable IEMs, and Iíve found the Westones to be so comfy that I rarely even am aware Iíve got them on. In a two bedroom condo where one is an office, we donít have any options...
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    During the day, usually on my living room system...

    During the day, usually on my living room system (Tetra 333 stack, Leema Tucana II integrated amp, OPPO UDP-205 and, of streaming from my Mac, Apple TV 4K (but everything fed through the OPPO,...
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    Mine arrived 90 mins ago. After ripping the discs...

    Mine arrived 90 mins ago. After ripping the discs to my DAP, Iím now near the end of listening to the first CD on the stereo. As someone who absolutely loves process (so these deluxe boxes are...
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    Absolutely. And, oh yes....absolutely!

    Absolutely. And, oh yes....absolutely!
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    Since amazon Canada pushed the release back to...

    Since amazon Canada pushed the release back to January 10, I canceled and ordered from amazon USA. Itís supposed to arrived from ups sometime today, and I cannot wait..even more now, based on what...
  45. Great review of an album I still love. From GfD...

    Great review of an album I still love. From GfD forward, while I’ve usually reviewed the main album (here’s my Grace for Drowning review at All About Jazz, back when it was first released), I’ve...
  46. My only comment: sometimes something strikes you...

    My only comment: sometimes something strikes you immediately; other times, itís just the wrong day for all kinds of possible reasons, and I find that days, weeks, months...sometimes years later, I...
  47. It depends. I loved Henry Cowís Leg End from the...

    It depends. I loved Henry Cowís Leg End from the moment I first heard it; it hit me at a very deep, emotional level. OTOH, while not RIO, it took me a couple decades to ďgetĒ Ornette Colemanís late...
  48. Thanks, man, for two absolutely perfect ways to...

    Thanks, man, for two absolutely perfect ways to describe how I go through life...especially #2. Without doing so, you may as well get out the pine box. For me, the day I stop being exposed to new...
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    What I wrote was, in part, from conversations...

    What I wrote was, in part, from conversations with the label rep with whom I worked for my review. I’ve worked with him before, and if he says they’re usually hard-lined about represses, and that...
  50. Yeah, Steve, Iíd read that. Itís shameful.

    Yeah, Steve, Iíd read that. Itís shameful.
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    Just to be clear: it wasn’t a feeler quantity. It...

    Just to be clear: it wasn’t a feeler quantity. It was, as originally intended, a hard and fast number. But because the demand for the box has far exceeded expectations (coupled with secondary market...
  52. Nice job! And great to see another person writing...

    Nice job! And great to see another person writing an extensive look at this box, albeit from a different perspective, which is what made it so good for me.

    Only thing, since I’ve got a surround...
  53. I continue to be amazed and dismayed at your...

    I continue to be amazed and dismayed at your experiences with this company, and how they have a stranglehold on guys like your good self.
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    I understand all these things, of course. I just...

    I understand all these things, of course. I just wish it werenít that way. Sure, between OOP box sets and signed limited edition books, Iíve a potentially good chunk of money, were I ever to need it....
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    I like this idea!

    I like this idea!
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    Theyíre really not my top 10; just the best of...

    Theyíre really not my top 10; just the best of the stuff I was able to review. Everything else in the lists that come after (which I simply wasnít well enough to review) are just as deserving of your...
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    AAJ: John Kelmanís Best Releases of 2019

    Hello everyone! For those interested, my best releases of 2019 list was published this morning at All About Jazz. Ten picks from the titles I reviewed this year, plus a whole lot more that I wish Iíd...
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    I'm glad to hear this. Yes, I know - capitalism,...

    I'm glad to hear this. Yes, I know - capitalism, free market, etc - but with such a small original run, it seemed clear that some folks were buying the box so they could turn around and flip it for a...
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    As per my review: i think that clarifies...

    As per my review:



    i think that clarifies what material from DSOT is in audio only, or is provided in both audio and video.

    Hope this helps.


    In a word: yes, the vhs tape and previous...
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    First, you may hate the plastic sleeves but I...

    First, you may hate the plastic sleeves but I love them, as they protect the discs from being scratched by the cardboard sleeves the sit in. I guess Iíve enough of those that Iím used to dealing with...
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