Saturday, December 10, 2005

More New Music

Swung through Lansing today, and as always, I stopped to visit the lovely folks at my favorite record store in the world, FBC. This time I picked up a Coltrane: The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings, a 4 disc box set with lovely artwork and a nice booklet that I have only yet thumbed through. The music is fantastic.

There is so much vinyl at FBC and usually whenever I enter, any notion of an record wish list evaporates from my mind. So I browse for as long as my patience permits. Today my friend Steve (DJ Horsepower) called my attention to a 12" that I actually have been longing for, the New Order Acid House Remixes by 808 State (1988).


Blogger Laba said...

"In November 1957, an unprecedented lineup of jazz artists performed at New York City's famed Carnegie Hall. Now those long-lost recordings have been found, revealing a gem of a set with two giants of the jazz world -- Thelonius Monk and John Coltrane.

Tapes made by Voice of America for a later radio broadcast that were located at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., only earlier this year.

At the time of their performance that night, both artists were at the height of their powers -- and their best moments in the spotlight were still to come."

Listen to the NPR story.

What a great story. This is the next album I will purchase.

10:27 PM  
Blogger J.Knecht said...

I've heard about this recording, and I was just thinking about it today. It's interesting that in the liner notes for the Vanguard sessions, there's a photo of Coltrane looking through a magazine. What's interesting about it is that the ad on the back has a very dated feel, but the music feels absolutely timeless. That is very significant, and a person much smarter than me might have a lot to say about it.

After listening to some of the Vanguard sessions tonight, the only thing I could stand to listen to afterwards was Stevie Wonder. Everything else just felt like a waste of time after Coltrane.

3:05 AM  
Blogger Laba said...

Have you heard the Lawless Element album recently featured on Take a listen...

10:47 PM  

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