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Re: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )

Post by shedshrine » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:51 am

surrounding atmosphere of vinyl entry. Well researched, well written new book out on guitars, amplifiers, inventors, musicians and history.

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Post by shedshrine » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:32 pm

Not everyday listening, but I liked his tape/electronics based Legende de Eere and Electro-Acoustic Music albums, so i took a chance on this 1969 avante-classical pressing from the "new arrivals" bins today.
Stuff I've gleaned reading about it thus far: Avante Garde that bypassed the twelve tone approach of its time in favor of Xenakis' "mathematical application of suspense and release"
"three-part, microtonal melodic texture" "88 piece orchestra interspersed amongst the audience" etc.. Sounds kind of like an instrumental rendition/approach to his layered noise found sound experimental stuff, and maybe where THX got the idea for that big swooping sound it uses to introduce itself in theatres.
Not his wildest stuff, but the cover is nice..

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Re: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )

Post by shedshrine » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:27 pm

a few Eric Dolphy reissues:

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Though the other two titles promise really adventurous music, Iron Man (recorded in 1964 but released in1968) gets you much farther than Out There (1961) or Outward Bound (1964)
Per liner notes:
"This record was produced during the early part of 1964, when Eric Dolphy and producer Alan Douglas decided to experiment with Eric's original compositions.
Two approaches were agreed upon. One was of clear simplicity; Eric on reed instruments and Richard Davis on bass. The other was more involved - a ten piece orchestra of young men who understood and admired Eric's work.
The recording sessions took place late at night in a very relaxed studio for five successive nights. In this environment the playing of Eric Dolphy, Richard Davis and the other musicians was unbelievably inspired. So much was created, individual compositions went from 'almost commercial' to 'very far out.'
Two albums were produced from that beautiful week. The first, called 'Conversations,' was released through FM Records (now available through the Roulette Record catalogue). On this, the second, is incorporated performances that were considered too futuristic to put out at that time."

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Re: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )

Post by markjazzbassist » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:52 am

some new purchases

art jerry miller - rated x for mature audiences. super rare promo edition there are very few clips online so i took a punt on it, it was worth every penny and more. this is groovy stax instrumental music. wonderful arrangements and all original tunes. very pleasant surprise.
ronnie foster - sweet revival. classic blue note early 70s soul-jazz. groove city here and ronnie is very underrated on the keys.
brother jack mcduff - the natural thing. cadet records era Mac it's groovy soul jazz and instrumental soul music, the mac is ripping that organ up.
isley brothers - brother brother brother. i consider the isleys the best band at covering songs and making them their own. this is the first isleys that features the 3+3 lineup which consists of the 3 original isley brothers joined by their 2 younger brothers and cousin (chris jaspar). this lineup would crank out all the classic hits of the 70's and is so funky.
oliver sain - so good in the morning. rare press, this guy is outta st. louis and was a jazz sax guy and then found the funk, this record is like space funk meets jazz but not in a commercial way, recorded in the "lou" at oliver's studio i dig these more "down home" type recordings made in smaller studios across the country.
the staples singers - let's do it again. curtis mayfield written/produced/backing band/etc it's basically a curtis record with the staples singing lead/backing vocals. funky, soulful, and as curtis always is, something socially conscious to keep your mind running.

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Re: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )

Post by shedshrine » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:25 pm

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Record Store Day releases coming of his first solo album and Teenager of the Year for 2019.

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got both of those above, and these today..

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Post by markjazzbassist » Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:11 am

i love the drum machines, the funkbox his bad self

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Re: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )

Post by shedshrine » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:47 pm

Nice storage idea rocking individual shelf lighting. Not something you can do with typical IKEA type shelves as there's no headroom. Maybe these have routed grooves for recessed lighting. hmmm. Anyway, these particular shelves belong to Rodger Coleman, one of the most laid back music/vinyl reviewers you will find.
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Re: vinyl collecting ( and surrounding planetary atmosphere )

Post by markjazzbassist » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:35 am

i like the idea for the small 7" shelves. my issue is i don't have enough 7" to get a crate to house them, so they are just loose next to my receiver. i'm a big 12" guy, not much of a 7" guy. i get that "real crate diggers" are all about the 7", but i just like to get stuff to listen to.

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