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(Nola.com)   Musician finds rare unreleased reel-to-reel tape of 1956 jazz concert featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, the Modern Jazz Quartet and Stan Getz ... all on the same show   (nola.com) divider line 59
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2012-04-11 09:42:34 AM  
Tupac, Biggie, and Elvis to release digitally re-mastered, underground remix in 3... 2...
 
2012-04-11 09:46:34 AM  
COOL!

Bill Carter in this story is my father in law!
 
2012-04-11 09:47:25 AM  
I heard some really great improv jazz outside my apartment last night...the guy in the apartment above me was moving and the movers dropped his piano down the stairs.

That was some of the most technical, challenging music I've heard in a looooooong time.
 
2012-04-11 09:47:55 AM  
Too bad the last jazz fan died sometime in 1997.
 
2012-04-11 09:52:40 AM  
Peterson and Ella together in 1956?

Gotta hear this
 
2012-04-11 09:57:16 AM  
Time Traveling Bunnies

Tupac, Biggie, and Elvis to release digitally re-mastered, underground remix in 3... 2...


They wrote that song a long time ago
A real long time ago
Feel me!
They wrote that song a long time ago
It was the dopest song they ever wrote... in '94
 
2012-04-11 09:59:42 AM  
Lots of angry Rush fans in this thread.
 
2012-04-11 10:03:36 AM  
Just imagine how complicated the shoes must have been that night
 
2012-04-11 10:06:46 AM  
Not a fan of the "wandering around like drunk cats" jazz, but this I would buy.
 
2012-04-11 10:12:18 AM  

sprawl15: I heard some really great improv jazz outside my apartment last night...the guy in the apartment above me was moving and the movers dropped his piano down the stairs.

That was some of the most technical, challenging music I've heard in a looooooong time.


Who were the movers, Laurel and Hardy?

/For the young, they were two comedians from my grandparents' time. And I'm old.
//Didn't know tape would last that long. Earth's magnetic field, and all that.
 
2012-04-11 10:12:23 AM  

Bagelox-99: Too bad the last jazz fan died sometime in 1997.


nah, he is still alive; i worked with him up until a year or so ago.
 
2012-04-11 10:34:16 AM  

frepnog: Bagelox-99: Too bad the last jazz fan died sometime in 1997.

nah, he is still alive; i worked with him up until a year or so ago.


Didn't you hear? He succumbed to a flatted fourth three months ago.
 
2012-04-11 10:52:00 AM  

AMonkey'sUncle: sprawl15: I heard some really great improv jazz outside my apartment last night...the guy in the apartment above me was moving and the movers dropped his piano down the stairs.

That was some of the most technical, challenging music I've heard in a looooooong time.

Who were the movers, Laurel and Hardy?

/For the young, they were two comedians from my grandparents' time. And I'm old.
//Didn't know tape would last that long. Earth's magnetic field, and all that.


I think the Farrelly Brothers and making a new movie with them.
 
2012-04-11 10:52:22 AM  
Something something Howard Moon.
 
2012-04-11 10:58:32 AM  
Who who who who who and who? No wonder nobody missed it for 56 years
 
2012-04-11 11:00:33 AM  
Link/Link/Link (new window)

Link/Link (new windows)

Link (new window)
 
2012-04-11 11:00:41 AM  
The collaborations with Dizzy and Yardbird are all I need really. I'm sure this is great though.
 
2012-04-11 11:03:42 AM  
pfffft anything after the big band greats of the '30s is just modern poppycock.


/there's an olde sk00l big band that practices in our town hall. On summer nights while walking the dogs it's really nifty to hear 'em play.
//there's also a zydeko band but nobody likes listening to pseudo-french mumbles.
///ducks! :)
 
2012-04-11 11:14:57 AM  
I like to move it move it
 
2012-04-11 11:35:54 AM  
www.sleazeroxx.com
"Jazz isn't dead, it just smells funny."
 
2012-04-11 11:41:08 AM  

theorellior: frepnog: Bagelox-99: Too bad the last jazz fan died sometime in 1997.

nah, he is still alive; i worked with him up until a year or so ago.

Didn't you hear? He succumbed to a flatted fourth three months ago.


heh.

/ still lots of jazz fans where I live.
 
2012-04-11 11:50:18 AM  

RumsfeldsReplacement: I like to move it move it Jazz It Up

^
FTFY
 
2012-04-11 12:09:39 PM  
Read this in the Times yesterday. Can't wait.

I mean, Ella in '56 certainly can't hold a candle to today's heavy weights like Rhi Rhi or Lana Del Ray, but I heard the drum tracks are cool.
 
2012-04-11 12:17:52 PM  
I see the "HURR DURR THAT AIN'T NO DAMN GOOD CUZ IT DONT SOUND LIEK LED ZEPLIN OR PINK FLOYD HURR" hillbilles are already out in force. Try listening to something other than rock for a change. You just may like it.
 
2012-04-11 12:28:41 PM  
I have the weirdest boner right now...

/off to slip the Rat Pack Live CD into the store's player to start the day off right.
 
2012-04-11 12:34:02 PM  

El Freak: I see the "HURR DURR THAT AIN'T NO DAMN GOOD CUZ IT DONT SOUND LIEK LED ZEPLIN OR PINK FLOYD HURR" hillbilles are already out in force. Try listening to something other than rock for a change. You just may like it.


Hey now, I'm sorry but blasting Mingus in my biatchin' camaro just ain't right.

/Maybe T. Monk though
 
2012-04-11 12:50:28 PM  

Bagelox-99: Too bad the last jazz fan died sometime in 1997.


Goddamn pathetic.


LewDux: Link/Link/Link (new window)

Link/Link (new windows)

Link (new window)


Interesting, but what's your point?
 
2012-04-11 12:53:20 PM  

DrBenway: LewDux: Link/Link/Link (new window)

Link/Link (new windows)

Link (new window)

Interesting, but what's your point?


Jazz in jazz thread?
 
2012-04-11 12:56:35 PM  

Travis_Bickle: Lots of angry Rush fans in this thread.


You leave Milton Banana out of this!
 
2012-04-11 01:00:39 PM  

LewDux: Who who who who who and who? No wonder nobody missed it for 56 years


Let me try to put this in terms you'll understand: Ella Fitzgerald was the Lady Gaga of her generation.

/Great now I feel filthy
 
2012-04-11 01:04:48 PM  

NateAsbestos: LewDux: Who who who who who and who? No wonder nobody missed it for 56 years

Let me try to put this in terms you'll understand: Ella Fitzgerald was the Lady Gaga of her generation.

/Great now I feel filthy


She could play piano with her feet with boots on while lying under the piano too?
 
2012-04-11 01:05:36 PM  

NateAsbestos: LewDux: Who who who who who and who? No wonder nobody missed it for 56 years

Let me try to put this in terms you'll understand: Ella Fitzgerald was the Lady Gaga of her generation.

/Great now I feel filthy


As well you should.
 
2012-04-11 01:07:32 PM  
LewDux


She could play piano with her feet with boots on while lying under the piano too?

Nope. She didn't need to use flashy gimmicks because she is/was actually talented.
 
2012-04-11 01:16:42 PM  

DrBenway: NateAsbestos: LewDux: Who who who who who and who? No wonder nobody missed it for 56 years

Let me try to put this in terms you'll understand: Ella Fitzgerald was the Lady Gaga of her generation.

/Great now I feel filthy

As well you should.


^ THIS ^

I *SO* want to hear this! I have been expanding my Jazz recordings care of all the wonderful FLAC uploads on BitTorrent lately, looking for the cream so I know what to buy. All of those names have been in my favorites folder for a while now, and I'm really hoping that this is amazing.

AMonkey'sUncle: //Didn't know tape would last that long. Earth's magnetic field, and all that.


Dude, for all of its limits of compression, hard preservation (pure, clean vinyl, magnetic media) are some of the longest-lasting storage medium we have outside of carving zeros and ones into granite and leaving them on the moon. Seriously, my Dad is still using 25+ year old 5 1/4" floppies on his gorram Commodore 64, and his LP collection still sounds amazing to this day, even though the Marantz is long dead and gone.

I have CDs and DVDs that have succumbed to "cd rot" under ideal storage conditions as soon as within one year of burning. I have similar bad stories about store-bought originals, and yet I have magnetic cassette tapes that I can still listen to and get most of the intricate details out of from 15 - 30 years ago, some of which were stored in less than ideal conditions. There is a lot to be said about quality archiving and good starting materials for the masters.

As for the Earth's amazingly weak EM field distorting tape over time... have you ever played with the factor 8 rare earth magnets inside of a Hard Disk Drive? they sit less than an inch from the platters inside the standard HDD, and yet miraculously they don't wipe themselves clean.
Science!
 
2012-04-11 01:42:29 PM  

thespindrifter: AMonkey'sUncle: //Didn't know tape would last that long. Earth's magnetic field, and all that.

Dude, for all of its limits of compression, hard preservation (pure, clean vinyl, magnetic media) are some of the longest-lasting storage medium we have outside of carving zeros and ones into granite and leaving them on the moon.


With old reel tapes though, there's the issue of the oxide falling off. Tapes that old found at the dump -- that's a potentially dicey circumstance.
 
2012-04-11 01:46:24 PM  

thespindrifter: DrBenway: NateAsbestos: LewDux: Who who who who who and who? No wonder nobody missed it for 56 years

Let me try to put this in terms you'll understand: Ella Fitzgerald was the Lady Gaga of her generation.

/Great now I feel filthy

As well you should.

^ THIS ^

I *SO* want to hear this! I have been expanding my Jazz recordings care of all the wonderful FLAC uploads on BitTorrent lately, looking for the cream so I know what to buy. All of those names have been in my favorites folder for a while now, and I'm really hoping that this is amazing.

AMonkey'sUncle: //Didn't know tape would last that long. Earth's magnetic field, and all that.

Dude, for all of its limits of compression, hard preservation (pure, clean vinyl, magnetic media) are some of the longest-lasting storage medium we have outside of carving zeros and ones into granite and leaving them on the moon. Seriously, my Dad is still using 25+ year old 5 1/4" floppies on his gorram Commodore 64, and his LP collection still sounds amazing to this day, even though the Marantz is long dead and gone.

I have CDs and DVDs that have succumbed to "cd rot" under ideal storage conditions as soon as within one year of burning. I have similar bad stories about store-bought originals, and yet I have magnetic cassette tapes that I can still listen to and get most of the intricate details out of from 15 - 30 years ago, some of which were stored in less than ideal conditions. There is a lot to be said about quality archiving and good starting materials for the masters.

As for the Earth's amazingly weak EM field distorting tape over time... have you ever played with the factor 8 rare earth magnets inside of a Hard Disk Drive? they sit less than an inch from the platters inside the standard HDD, and yet miraculously they don't wipe themselves clean.
Science!


Thanks for the lesson.
 
2012-04-11 02:48:35 PM  

Thelyphthoric: Hey now, I'm sorry but blasting Mingus in my biatchin' camaro just ain't right.


I've been known to blast "Pithecanthropus Erectus" or "Boogie Stop Shuffle" on my sound system from time to time.
 
2012-04-11 02:53:26 PM  

thespindrifter: DrBenway: NateAsbestos: LewDux: Who who who who who and who? No wonder nobody missed it for 56 years

Let me try to put this in terms you'll understand: Ella Fitzgerald was the Lady Gaga of her generation.

/Great now I feel filthy

As well you should.

^ THIS ^

I *SO* want to hear this! I have been expanding my Jazz recordings care of all the wonderful FLAC uploads on BitTorrent lately, looking for the cream so I know what to buy. All of those names have been in my favorites folder for a while now, and I'm really hoping that this is amazing.

AMonkey'sUncle: //Didn't know tape would last that long. Earth's magnetic field, and all that.

Dude, for all of its limits of compression, hard preservation (pure, clean vinyl, magnetic media) are some of the longest-lasting storage medium we have outside of carving zeros and ones into granite and leaving them on the moon. Seriously, my Dad is still using 25+ year old 5 1/4" floppies on his gorram Commodore 64, and his LP collection still sounds amazing to this day, even though the Marantz is long dead and gone.

I have CDs and DVDs that have succumbed to "cd rot" under ideal storage conditions as soon as within one year of burning. I have similar bad stories about store-bought originals, and yet I have magnetic cassette tapes that I can still listen to and get most of the intricate details out of from 15 - 30 years ago, some of which were stored in less than ideal conditions. There is a lot to be said about quality archiving and good starting materials for the masters.

As for the Earth's amazingly weak EM field distorting tape over time... have you ever played with the factor 8 rare earth magnets inside of a Hard Disk Drive? they sit less than an inch from the platters inside the standard HDD, and yet miraculously they don't wipe themselves clean.
Science!


farm1.static.flickr.com

i have one of these in my car. it is full of old Dead Kennedys songs. I think I recorded that mix tape somewhere between 1990 and 1992. It still sounds as good as the day I broke the record lock tabs out.
 
2012-04-11 03:11:35 PM  

DrBenway: thespindrifter: AMonkey'sUncle: //Didn't know tape would last that long. Earth's magnetic field, and all that.

Dude, for all of its limits of compression, hard preservation (pure, clean vinyl, magnetic media) are some of the longest-lasting storage medium we have outside of carving zeros and ones into granite and leaving them on the moon.

With old reel tapes though, there's the issue of the oxide falling off. Tapes that old found at the dump -- that's a potentially dicey circumstance.


I've heard it. It sounds great, other than the crappy ambience in the hall.
 
2012-04-11 04:24:13 PM  
Last fall, a jazz room opened in one of the local watering holes. I've been a few times and have been quite impressed by the musicians. The first night was a quintet of guys in their mid 20's from a local college. I had no idea that jazz was alive and well, especially with guys that young.
 
2012-04-11 04:38:20 PM  

stoppit: I had no idea that jazz was alive and well, especially with guys that young.


jazz is definitely alive and well. of course, I live in new orleans, so I see and hear jazz every night I go out.
 
2012-04-11 04:56:44 PM  
Meanwhile, somewhere at the bottom of New York Harbor, the entire kinescoped output of the DuMont Network waits...
 
2012-04-11 05:00:31 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: I mean, Ella in '56 certainly can't hold a candle to today's heavy weights like Rhi Rhi or Lana Del Ray,



You've got to be trolling.

I've never ever heard a vocal performance by anyone, in any genre, that I think surpasses what Ella could do in her prime.

Yes, I'm a fan. Yes, she worked in a genre I like. And that's gonna help my opinion of her. And there are singers today who are probably more technically proficient, but gymnastics alone doesn't make anyone an artist; Ella used her technique to serve the music, not to show off, and that's where she left everyone else in the dust.

I'm finding it difficult to even imagine a performance that surpasses what she used to do. I really hope I hear one some day, because it will be quite a thrill, and I'm keeping my ears open but I haven't heard it yet.
 
2012-04-11 05:36:24 PM  

theorellior: Thelyphthoric: Hey now, I'm sorry but blasting Mingus in my biatchin' camaro just ain't right.

I've been known to blast "Pithecanthropus Erectus" or "Boogie Stop Shuffle" on my sound system from time to time.


Nice. I usually make my own from scratch (new window).

/Not a jazz guy. Or anything else, just get bored easily.
//Not really any good either
 
2012-04-11 06:57:02 PM  

phaseolus: I've never ever heard a vocal performance by anyone, in any genre, that I think surpasses what Ella could do in her prime.


Ella was one of my first attractions to jazz after Satchmo. Amazing range and could really take any song and make it her own. She led me to learn more about other strong female vocalists like Billie, Sarah Vaughn and Nina Simone. Lately I've been listening to Janet Monheit and Madeleine Peyroux.

phaseolus: You've got to be trolling.


I was going for spittakes. Tell me you were drinking when you read it and I'll be happy.
 
2012-04-11 08:33:38 PM  

El Freak: I see the "HURR DURR THAT AIN'T NO DAMN GOOD CUZ IT DONT SOUND LIEK LED ZEPLIN OR PINK FLOYD HURR" hillbilles are already out in force. Try listening to something other than rock for a change. You just may like it.


I tried. I didn't.
 
2012-04-11 09:11:19 PM  
Look, I love jazz like life itself. I just can't stand jazz fans.

Once upon a time this music was the heart of sophistication and class. Nowadays it seems like only the uncool kids care. I've been playing at and going to jazz conventions, concerts, clubs etc., for 20 years now and the core of the audience is always, ALWAYS, either a. the very elderly or b. the kind of clueless mouth-breathers who aren't even clever or jovial enough to hack it at a crossword puzzle convention.

The music didn't change that much. WTF happened?
 
2012-04-11 09:23:19 PM  

John Buck 41: El Freak: I see the "HURR DURR THAT AIN'T NO DAMN GOOD CUZ IT DONT SOUND LIEK LED ZEPLIN OR PINK FLOYD HURR" hillbilles are already out in force. Try listening to something other than rock for a change. You just may like it.

I tried. I didn't.


Jazz threads aren't a common thing here, and you seem to have the need to shiat in every single one of them. You even bad mouth jazz in your profile. What is wrong with you? It's only music.
 
2012-04-11 09:30:34 PM  
I have a live set of Ella Fitzgerald with Count Basie from '71. If anyone is interested, I can send them a link to download it. I also have Count Basie with Joe Williams at Newport Jazz Fest in '59 and lots of other live jazz. That Newport set is HOT!
 
2012-04-11 10:35:30 PM  

alowishus: John Buck 41: El Freak: I see the "HURR DURR THAT AIN'T NO DAMN GOOD CUZ IT DONT SOUND LIEK LED ZEPLIN OR PINK FLOYD HURR" hillbilles are already out in force. Try listening to something other than rock for a change. You just may like it.

I tried. I didn't.

Jazz threads aren't a common thing here, and you seem to have the need to shiat in every single one of them. You even bad mouth jazz in your profile. What is wrong with you? It's only music.


How the fark is saying 'I tried it. Didn't like it' shiatting on jazz?

And like YOU said. It's only music. Calm down.
 
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