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That Monk is probably my favorite jazz album ever. Not sure what this RSD pressing will be like, but I love my 80s OJC copy.
It's awesome. Didn't realize this, but it's in the description:

This album was recorded and released in both mono (RLP 12-242) and stereo (RLP 1102). The stereo version used an entirely different set of suspended ceiling microphones and was released 9 months after the mono, in August 1958. This is the stereo version, remastered and reissued on heavyweight red colour vinyl. Pressings feature individual hand-numbering.
 

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damnnnn. i want that bill evans. @zdkaiser this might interest you! although I kinda recall you might not be a fan of 45RPM
I tag you. You tag me. Ha ha.

45 rpm LPs only bother me when they put 4 minutes of music on one side and it's all wasted vinyl (AP's 45 cut of Muddy Waters Folk Singer).

Think I may resist the urge on that Evans RSD title, as I bought this one.Not sure why Craft didn't reissue it in the US.

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That Evans record is criminally underrated IMO. A swansong on worthy his genius and career.
Yeah it's wonderful, except for his cover of the M*A*S*H* theme song. Ha ha. Why would you cover that?

Gary's theme is one of my favorite tunes on that album though. The CD version has a few extra tracks including a rendition of Freddie Freeloader.

 

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Yeah it's wonderful, except for his cover of the M*A*S*H* theme song. Ha ha. Why would you cover that?

Gary's theme is one of my favorite tunes on that album though. The CD version has a few extra tracks including a rendition of Freddie Freeloader.

I recently got the Japanese SACD ripped and it’s such a beautiful album. Love Gary’s Theme too. Hoping I can grab the RSD one
 

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Yeah it's wonderful, except for his cover of the M*A*S*H* theme song. Ha ha. Why would you cover that?

Gary's theme is one of my favorite tunes on that album though. The CD version has a few extra tracks including a rendition of Freddie Freeloader.

Maybe it's because I didn't know the original song, but I do enjoy Evans's rendition. It may even be my favorite track on the album haha

Edit: Nevermind, "The Peacocks" is definitely my favorite track on the album
 
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So @stpaulbrowns yours gonna see some serious s&@t?

Haha
Question for the RSD releases, are a lot of them digitally available? I ask because if like to listen first if possible to see if my trip to the store is even worth it because I have Disney to go to 2 months later.
 

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So @stpaulbrowns yours gonna see some serious s&@t?

Haha
Question for the RSD releases, are a lot of them digitally available? I ask because if like to listen first if possible to see if my trip to the store is even worth it because I have Disney to go to 2 months later.
yep! just take a quick search on spotify/apple music/youtube. i'd say probably 99% of this stuff can be sampled online. there are some occasional releases that are first time releases of lost albums or b-sides or live recordings, but most have had other releases in the past.
 

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yep! just take a quick search on spotify/apple music/youtube. i'd say probably 99% of this stuff can be sampled online. there are some occasional releases that are first time releases of lost albums or b-sides or live recordings, but most have had other releases in the past.
I wanted the Quiet Kenny and my store never even got it in. So I need to know if my one release I wanna get is a jazz that I have multiple selections to be safe haha
 

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I wanted the Quiet Kenny and my store never even got it in. So I need to know if my one release I wanna get is a jazz that I have multiple selections to be safe haha
That one was EXTREMELY limited. I think 1500 worldwide or something crazy. You can see how many of each are pressed at the RSD site and can try to get an idea of which titles might be harder than others to come by.
 

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That one was EXTREMELY limited. I think 1500 worldwide or something crazy. You can see how many of each are pressed at the RSD site and can try to get an idea of which titles might be harder than others to come by.
Might be a good way to target what I want. Makes me mad that they should have made It much easier to get. As if trying to get into jazz wasn’t hard already enough HAHA
 

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Might be a good way to target what I want. Makes me mad that they should have made It much easier to get. As if trying to get into jazz wasn’t hard already enough HAHA
I think they will reissue it as a stereo pressing soon enough.

It's a great time to be someone trying to get into jazz! So many great reissue series that are pretty affordable. And of course a lot of us are here to help give suggestions. Both Blue Note series (classic + Tone Poet) and the Acoustic Sounds series are amazing and have a pretty wide range of titles. Pure Pleasure and Speakers Corner have great titles that are quality pressings. I'd also check out the Zavvi Mystery Jazz box if the price drops again. I think $60 is steep for it now, but it's gone pretty low in the past and the pressings are nice. The price fluctuates a lot. Think it's gone as low as $30 or maybe lower.
 

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I think they will reissue it as a stereo pressing soon enough.

It's a great time to be someone trying to get into jazz! So many great reissue series that are pretty affordable. And of course a lot of us are here to help give suggestions. Both Blue Note series (classic + Tone Poet) and the Acoustic Sounds series are amazing and have a pretty wide range of titles. Pure Pleasure and Speakers Corner have great titles that are quality pressings. I'd also check out the Zavvi Mystery Jazz box if the price drops again. I think $60 is steep for it now, but it's gone pretty low in the past and the pressings are nice. The price fluctuates a lot. Think it's gone as low as $30 or maybe lower.
I’ll keep that bookmarked! Yeah I think since I have to grab at straws to see what I want really for this RSD, maybe a jazz release would be cool. I know I’d be super safe with the Ray Charles as I know a bunch of stuff. However, that feels “safe” if you know what I mean.
 

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I’ll keep that bookmarked! Yeah I think since I have to grab at straws to see what I want really for this RSD, maybe a jazz release would be cool. I know I’d be super safe with the Ray Charles as I know a bunch of stuff. However, that feels “safe” if you know what I mean.
I think the best way to get into jazz, for me, was to listen to a bunch of classic jazz records, look at the credits of albums I liked and look up more albums those musicians played on. The Penguin Guide To Jazz: Core Collection list is pretty solid too but you can definitely branch out from there.
 

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I think the best way to get into jazz, for me, was to listen to a bunch of classic jazz records, look at the credits of albums I liked and look up more albums those musicians played on. The Penguin Guide To Jazz: Core Collection list is pretty solid too but you can definitely branch out from there.
Loads to read up on! I just thought about it and I think I have two jazz records. I have a Buddy Rich and the soundtrack to Cowboy Beebop so I think those would class as Jazz. Maybe I have some without realizing. May have to update the cogs over the weekend and post it on the site to have y’all look and help HAHA
 
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