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kafunis

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I got the reissue Of Steve Reid Spirit Walk last time and it’s a winner!
Did everyone snag the Jazz titles they wanted yesterday? Any Favourites?

I haven't had a chance to listen to much, but really liking the Freddie Hubbard Tribute to Miles, also really surprised to see copies still available online with only 500 being pressed (although I'm sure they will press more).
 

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Anyone have a pre-order link pls?

The first two are also on Amz if that is more convenient or not against any scruples.
 

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The first two are also on Amz if that is more convenient or not against any scruples.

Thanks, I'm new to Acoustic Sounds. So they do high quality pressings or something?
 

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Should I have received my Sonny Clark and Jimmy Smith Blue Note Classics from udiscover by now? I got a shipping confirmation e-mail from them on 7/2 but the UPS tracking number says "check back tomorrow for an updated delivery date" (and it's said that for the past week or so). I also ordered PJ Harvey's White Chalk but was just wondering if anyone else's orders were held up, too.
 

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Any thoughts on the Acoustic Sounds Bill Evans 64' / 65' albums coming out August 27 ?. They are up for preorder now in many places. Almost all of my Evans is digital ("most" is pretty good).
If forced to pick one, I would say Trio '64 is the best of the bunch because bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Paul Motian complete the trio on it, who are both master musician/composers in their own right.
 

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Nice release from Portugal, I pre-ordered the very limited version (only four copies available (out of 50) as I write this) :

RODRIGO BRANDÃO & SUN RA ARKESTRA - OUTROS ESPAÇO
(Comets Coming Recordings / 2021)


Below are the press release, cover and Bandcamp player.

The edition that marks the start of the brand-new Comets Coming, a label linked to Groovie Records and A Traineira, could not be more suitable: it is that Rodrigo Brandão, like his grandfather Herman Poole Blount, dust of stars that the world knows as Sun Ra, may have his feet on the Earth, but he has definitely a sidereal head.

Brandão arrived recently to Portugal, but already left a strong mark in the most adventurous Lisbon scene, having performed several concerts in which his language has been wrapped in the exploratory sounds of musicians such as Rodrigo Amado, João Valinho, and Hernâni Faustino. The agitator, poet and spoken word artist, brought a vast experience that over the years saw him collaborate with artists as distinct as the members of Metá Metá or Prince Paul (that one!) on BROOKZILL!.

This work, however, came in his luggage, across the ocean, on the rediscovery trip that brought him from Brazil to Lisbon. OUTROS ESPAÇO was recorded in São Paulo in late 2019 with a luxury crew: Tulipa Ruiz and Juçara Marçal added to the microphone, Thiago França played flute and alto & tenor saxophones, Guilherme Granado dealt with the synthesizers and effects, Marcos Gerez measured the overall pulse with his electric bass, Thomas Rohrer played soprano and 'rabeca' (fiddle), and Paulo Santos dealt with the percussion. In addition to the base band, OUTROS ESPAÇO also features some members of Sun Ra Arkestra's current incarnation. Respectively: Danny Thompson (RIP) on baritone and bongo, Elson Nascimento on 'surdo' (tom drum), Knoel Scott on tenor and soprano, with the giant Marshall Allen in a prominent role leading the collective towards the unknown, while playing the alto sax and synthesizer.

In OUTROS ESPAÇO, Brandão reaches for words from different origins, from contrasting times and cultures, all with magnetic resonance imaging: what is not from his furrow comes to him from Candomblé (“Quando Os Orixás Desfilam Sobre A Cracolândia”), from his readings of Sun Ra (“Eu Sou 1 Instrumento” is an adaptation of the poem I Am An Instrument), or from the school's playgrounds (“Jamais Nos Esqueceremos”). And in these words there are teeth and nails ingrained in injustice (“Quantos Coltrane...?, “Todo o Dia Tem +”) and kaleidoscopic delusions that result from the speed of light (“Sol da Meia Noite”).

The crew that travels through these OUTROS ESPAÇO (PT for "Other Spaces") has freedom as the main fuel, jazz as a measure of their reach, and all swings in the world as maps, so they can lose themselves at the end of the cosmos. There is urgency and reflection, craziness and precision, surprise and well-known ancestral raw material, that makes us vibrate inwardly with the same trembling as the comets that are coming.

The visionary and veteran Scotty Hard was responsible for making everything sound like the music of the spheres, dealing with the mixing from his INGUASONIC SOUND studio in Brooklyn, NY.

And lastly, in January, Rob Mazurek, another frequent ally of Brandão, another notorious space traveler, offered a poem that frames this project. Among other things, he writes:

Make this place sing
Make this place thunder
Make this place shake

It couldn't be in any other way. Brandão: OUTROS ESPAÇO

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Nice release from Portugal, I pre-ordered the very limited version (only four copies available (out of 50) as I write this) :

RODRIGO BRANDÃO & SUN RA ARKESTRA - OUTROS ESPAÇO
(Comets Coming Recordings / 2021)


Below are the press release, cover and Bandcamp player.

The edition that marks the start of the brand-new Comets Coming, a label linked to Groovie Records and A Traineira, could not be more suitable: it is that Rodrigo Brandão, like his grandfather Herman Poole Blount, dust of stars that the world knows as Sun Ra, may have his feet on the Earth, but he has definitely a sidereal head.

Brandão arrived recently to Portugal, but already left a strong mark in the most adventurous Lisbon scene, having performed several concerts in which his language has been wrapped in the exploratory sounds of musicians such as Rodrigo Amado, João Valinho, and Hernâni Faustino. The agitator, poet and spoken word artist, brought a vast experience that over the years saw him collaborate with artists as distinct as the members of Metá Metá or Prince Paul (that one!) on BROOKZILL!.

This work, however, came in his luggage, across the ocean, on the rediscovery trip that brought him from Brazil to Lisbon. OUTROS ESPAÇO was recorded in São Paulo in late 2019 with a luxury crew: Tulipa Ruiz and Juçara Marçal added to the microphone, Thiago França played flute and alto & tenor saxophones, Guilherme Granado dealt with the synthesizers and effects, Marcos Gerez measured the overall pulse with his electric bass, Thomas Rohrer played soprano and 'rabeca' (fiddle), and Paulo Santos dealt with the percussion. In addition to the base band, OUTROS ESPAÇO also features some members of Sun Ra Arkestra's current incarnation. Respectively: Danny Thompson (RIP) on baritone and bongo, Elson Nascimento on 'surdo' (tom drum), Knoel Scott on tenor and soprano, with the giant Marshall Allen in a prominent role leading the collective towards the unknown, while playing the alto sax and synthesizer.

In OUTROS ESPAÇO, Brandão reaches for words from different origins, from contrasting times and cultures, all with magnetic resonance imaging: what is not from his furrow comes to him from Candomblé (“Quando Os Orixás Desfilam Sobre A Cracolândia”), from his readings of Sun Ra (“Eu Sou 1 Instrumento” is an adaptation of the poem I Am An Instrument), or from the school's playgrounds (“Jamais Nos Esqueceremos”). And in these words there are teeth and nails ingrained in injustice (“Quantos Coltrane...?, “Todo o Dia Tem +”) and kaleidoscopic delusions that result from the speed of light (“Sol da Meia Noite”).

The crew that travels through these OUTROS ESPAÇO (PT for "Other Spaces") has freedom as the main fuel, jazz as a measure of their reach, and all swings in the world as maps, so they can lose themselves at the end of the cosmos. There is urgency and reflection, craziness and precision, surprise and well-known ancestral raw material, that makes us vibrate inwardly with the same trembling as the comets that are coming.

The visionary and veteran Scotty Hard was responsible for making everything sound like the music of the spheres, dealing with the mixing from his INGUASONIC SOUND studio in Brooklyn, NY.

And lastly, in January, Rob Mazurek, another frequent ally of Brandão, another notorious space traveler, offered a poem that frames this project. Among other things, he writes:

Make this place sing
Make this place thunder
Make this place shake


It couldn't be in any other way. Brandão: OUTROS ESPAÇO

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@avecigrec shared this over on the Sun Ra thread as well. Looks really interesting and the percussion is great on the track that I heard!
 

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I have a question for all you Miles Davis obsessives.

This morning I have been listening to a couple of cassettes of Miles Davis' Plugged Nickel performances. Firstly, I have no idea which album these cassettes are taken from as the track listing is different from any that I have found online (so far it's ‘On Green Dolphin Street’ - ‘Round Midnight’ - ‘Stella By Starlight’ - ‘All Blues’). I compared one track to a youtube listing which has the cover of The Complete Live At The Plugged Nickel 1965 and the levels seem different. The audience seems much more muted on the youtube listing compared with the cassette for example.

Secondly, I was thinking that I need to keep an eye out for a vinyl pressing of the Plugged Nickel sessions but I'm a bit flummoxed as to which to look out for. I'm sure the 10lp Mosaic set is fantastic but I'm not looking to spend £450 on it. There's this Japanese release from 1976 which has 5 tracks on it, plus a Volume 2 follow-up with 4 more.

If anyone has any recommendations as to which release is worth looking for that would be great. @Poly-Rythmo I know you are a big Miles Davis fan, any recommendations?
 

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I have a question for all you Miles Davis obsessives.

This morning I have been listening to a couple of cassettes of Miles Davis' Plugged Nickel performances. Firstly, I have no idea which album these cassettes are taken from as the track listing is different from any that I have found online (so far it's ‘On Green Dolphin Street’ - ‘Round Midnight’ - ‘Stella By Starlight’ - ‘All Blues’). I compared one track to a youtube listing which has the cover of The Complete Live At The Plugged Nickel 1965 and the levels seem different. The audience seems much more muted on the youtube listing compared with the cassette for example.

Secondly, I was thinking that I need to keep an eye out for a vinyl pressing of the Plugged Nickel sessions but I'm a bit flummoxed as to which to look out for. I'm sure the 10lp Mosaic set is fantastic but I'm not looking to spend £450 on it. There's this Japanese release from 1976 which has 5 tracks on it, plus a Volume 2 follow-up with 4 more.

If anyone has any recommendations as to which release is worth looking for that would be great. @Poly-Rythmo I know you are a big Miles Davis fan, any recommendations?
I have these two
Miles Davis – Live At The Plugged Nickel (1982, Vinyl)
And

I haven't looked obsessively at what all the other releases have on them but had somewhat assumed to get more I needed the 10LP boxset (which I'd love but won't pay those prices for). The full set is on Spotify, I think, so maybe worth checking the tapes against that. I really love the Plugged Nickel performances but for me the 67 Live in Europe set is even better.
 

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I have these two
Miles Davis – Live At The Plugged Nickel (1982, Vinyl)
And

I haven't looked obsessively at what all the other releases have on them but had somewhat assumed to get more I needed the 10LP boxset (which I'd love but won't pay those prices for). The full set is on Spotify, I think, so maybe worth checking the tapes against that. I really love the Plugged Nickel performances but for me the 67 Live in Europe set is even better.
Ah thanks for this, I will have a look at them for sure! And I suspect I will end up streaming the full set at some point.

I was actually looking at those Bootleg series the other day and the Live In Europe 67 looked like a nice set, although I imagine the vinyl pressing would set me back around £90. I have streamed it before and seem to remember it being really great so I will do that again I think.

Cheers
 

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Ah thanks for this, I will have a look at them for sure! And I suspect I will end up streaming the full set at some point.

I was actually looking at those Bootleg series the other day and the Live In Europe 67 looked like a nice set, although I imagine the vinyl pressing would set me back around £90. I have streamed it before and seem to remember it being really great so I will do that again I think.

Cheers
I just bought it for a colleague of mine who ended up in hospital. Clubbed together with some other colleagues and got him a couple of Tone Poets, some Muriel Grossmann, Quin Kirchner, Poly-Rythmo, Orchestre Baobab, and a SOTU gift voucher. But the Miles was the crown jewel. Such a great set.
 

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I just bought it for a colleague of mine who ended up in hospital. Clubbed together with some other colleagues and got him a couple of Tone Poets, some Muriel Grossmann, Quin Kirchner, Poly-Rythmo, Orchestre Baobab, and a SOTU gift voucher. But the Miles was the crown jewel. Such a great set.
Amazing, thats quite a killer care package! Hope he's on the mend!
 
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