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Mingus On Vinyl?

Discussion in 'music' started by kjb, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. kjb

    kjb Losing my edge


    Blimey, he writes well for a young 'un and captures the tone of a curmudgeonly but informed middle age man quite nicely!
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  2. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    I believe Fremer sub-edits his reviews to tidy up the grammar etc, but essentially they are the lad’s own reviews.
  3. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Ha! Certainly fooled me!
  4. mikechadwick

    mikechadwick pfm Member

    The pressing of Miles in Tokyo is really poor - I've been trying to sell my copy after listening to it once. Get On Down are legit but they leave a lot to be desired regarding the pressing plant they use.
  5. rough edges

    rough edges Sapere Aude

    The new Speakers Corner reissue of “Mingus at Antibes” has caught my eye...
  6. John C

    John C pfm Member

    The 2 indispensable Candids were remastered in Mono for the OOP Mosaic Years ago and are excellent. As Purepleasure have access to the masters via Alan Bates of Candid I wonder if Their reissue is worth looking at. I have Stereo Japan Victors in addition to the Mosaic and they also sound good. I echo Poco’s point that early issues of titles like Tijuana and East Coasting are worth seeking out and have that same Decca of Tijuana which is great. Don’t forget Changes 1 and 2 for wonderful late Mingus. I have the Speakers Corner of Antibes and recommend it though the Rhino CD box of the Atlantic’s is hard to better.
  7. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    If you can find them second hand the Classic Records audiophile cuts of Tijuana Moods and Ah Um are just crazy good IMO. When Classic Records were on form, as they were at this time, they were remarkably good. Things went a bit south with the later 200g issues that have a nasty habit of being eccentric/off centre and can suffer typical stitching/infill issues at the start of side (a typical ‘too heavy vinyl’ trait).
  8. rough edges

    rough edges Sapere Aude

    That 180gm Classic Records pressing of Ah Um is a peach. They should have stuck with what worked, the 200gm vinyl wasn’t their best idea...
  9. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Does anyone know anything about the Mingus soundtrack to the movie Shadows?

    The only releases I can see are on the dreaded DOL, Doxy and Alternative Fox:

    It seems very doubtful any of these are authorised but I don't see an earlier legit release. So what source did they use?!
  10. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Straight from the film soundtrack perhaps? This listing for the Doxy release suggests it is ‘for the first time on vinyl.’ And, rather amusingly, ‘shady transparent vinyl’ at that.
    Seanm likes this.
  11. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Feelin' nearly faded as my jeans

    Apparently, the tracks "Nostalgia In Times Square" and "Alice's Wonderland" had a release on "Jazz Portraits" (aka "Wonderland") ( but the other two tracks on that album, and the rest of the three hours of music he composed and recorded for the film, have yet to see the light of day.
  12. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Thanks both - yes lifting it from the soundtrack sounds like a distinct possibility. Shady vinyl indeed.... : )
  13. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    As a legitimate alternative one could buy the whole movie on DVD (Amazon).

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