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In reply to an earlier post on 14 May 2015 23:55:49 BDT
RKH - left a comment on the Acrobat Coltrane/Dolphy set but combined in another message on the What Are You Listening thread. Are you still a DESUK member ?


Posted on 14 May 2015 14:55:55 BDT
Mark Porter says:
A Pharoah Sanders CD on Amazon for 79p !!!

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Mar 2015 12:53:44 GMT
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R. K. Hunter says:
I have recently got two Acrobat sets taken from radio broadcasts in Europe of Miles Davis and John Coltrane and John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy in Europe and I have some of these pieces on other labels, and can say they have tried very well to improve the sound and they are now the best issue around of these tracks. I do not have any of the studio items of people like Tubby Hayes that they have issued so cannot say how they are.
hope this helps.

Posted on 8 Mar 2015 12:45:14 GMT
Can anyone tell me what the recording quality is like on "Acrobat" jazz cds.

Posted on 21 Oct 2014 07:55:43 BDT
Mark Porter says:
I got a compilation CD from a charity shop for a mere £2.50. It has "Blue rondo a la turk" by Dave Brubeck, plus other choice modern jazz tracks.

Posted on 7 May 2014 07:25:29 BDT
Mark Porter says:
Thanks Mike for the video tip.

A piece of Ben Webster trivia - in 1970 he appeared (playing the sax) in a porn film. So a sex/sax movie!

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2014 23:23:35 BDT
Mark - yes it was originally sold at filling stations/garages for 12/6d. These sets also exist on video and may well be knocking around on You Tube


Posted on 6 May 2014 06:56:18 BDT
Mark Porter says:
RK - I think 1 (new) penny has to be counted a super-bargain!

ML - I also had the Goodyear LP - some connection to tyres? - but it went on the recent vinyl clearout - c'est la vie.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2014 18:25:36 BDT
Mark - ancient bargain basements included the Goodyear Jazz Concert (one side each Ellington and Bobby Hackett) for five bob and some similarly priced Charlie Parkers(mostly Dial recordings) from newsagents and the like. The Goodyear LP can still sometimes be found for a song in charity shops etc. Recently have delved into a couple of bargain basement packages on the Real Gone Jazz label - Mal Waldron and Grant Green. Re-mastering is on a scale from excellent to at least adequate. Documentation is minimal but the full info is easy enough to find ...


In reply to an earlier post on 5 May 2014 14:50:25 BDT
R. K. Hunter says:
Recently I have bought some of Ben's Black Lion recordings from the 1960's on Amazon for £1.27, of which £1.26 was postage and packing ect. all play well to. there are some amazing bargains about if you look...

Posted on 5 May 2014 14:39:09 BDT
Mark Porter says:
I picked up a Ben Webster CD for 50p - bargain or wot??? Some good vintage stuff.

Posted on 23 Mar 2014 22:17:45 GMT
Mark Porter says:
The first jazz bargain I bought was the LP The Champ by Dizzy Gillespie. It cost 12/6 (old money -5/8 of a pound). I think it was on the Marble Arch label.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Mar 2014 10:46:28 GMT
M. B. Quinn says:
I bought the Clifford Brown set and the sound is really poor when compared with a vinyl reissue (i grandi del jazz) from the 80s. the sound is weak and has no depth or dynamism. I hate it when people bring out "bargains" but sacrifice sound quality like this.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2011 14:24:13 BDT
Carradale says:
That's some bargain buy there, Huck. For anyone interested in getting some Miles this is a hefty chunk of great stuff from a couple of productive years from his huge and evolving output.

Posted on 16 May 2011 14:15:05 BDT
Huck Flynn says:
Miles Away Box Set for 3.99 Miles Away

In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2011 08:34:24 BDT
Carradale says:
Yep, a super album that, AC...

Posted on 16 May 2011 00:38:27 BDT
Ajarn Col says:
Our Man In Paris Nothing much added to the original , but not a problem at 3.99

In reply to an earlier post on 14 May 2011 06:00:59 BDT
Carradale says:
If you have a FOPP near you, they have a bing of classic and other jazz albums at £3 quid.
My Bill Evans holding went up by 6!

And so much more great stuff. Nightmare!!!!!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 May 2011 21:46:41 BDT
R. K. Hunter says:
Hi Cornish, my son bought me The Gil Evans as a birthday present full price when it came out, got the studio set last month, looking forward to seeing if anything more comes out by Christmas , excellent sets.

Posted on 13 May 2011 21:04:02 BDT
The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955 - 1961 - Miles & Coltrane 6CD box £10.99

The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings Miles & Gil Evans 6CD box for £12.99

Both of these are marvellous box sets now at give-away prices!

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2011 20:18:45 BDT
Not sure what you are hinting at here, Martin ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2011 13:35:12 BDT
Martin says:
Nothing to do with the drugs, then?

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2011 09:39:19 BDT
Better marching facilites, perhaps?

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Apr 2011 20:09:57 BDT
Martin says:
Why on earth would they want to live there?

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Apr 2011 20:05:46 BDT
Excellent value Martin recorded just before the band moved to Columbia.
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