Carlos Schvartzman of Paraguay wrote:
I am a pro jazz musician (guitarist, pianist, composer, arranger, educator, orchestrator and conductor) from Paraguay. I have a worn out LP called "Maiden Switzerland", with an European Big-Band and featuring Mike Barone on trombone and doing most of the composing and arranging.
I have not been able to locate a CD with the same recording searching the internet. Could you please see if you could find it?
Thanks a lot and the best to you.
The reason you're having problems locating this title by the Barone-Burghardt Orchestra is that it evidently never was issued on CD by the label. Incidentally, the record company, Discovery, is no longer in business, and the chances of its reappearance seem remote.
Let me know if another copy of the LP would suffice, and I'll try to find one.
Jon Frenzel wrote:
I've written to you once or twice before and your answers have been very helpful, so I'm going to the well a third time. Thank you, by the way, for providing such a terrific service to jazz lovers everywhere.
This month's issue of Smithsonian magazine has an article about Roy Haynes, and in it is a picture of a date in 1956 featuring Haynes playing with Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, and Thelonious Monk. Do you know if there is a recording of this quartet together, and if so, how is the quality?
Thanks again for your help.
It seems like I answered this question in my column awhile back, but I can't even keep track. Each of the musicians pictured with Parker recorded with him either on broadcasts, live recordings or studio dates, but all four of them are not present at the same time on any of them. I also double-checked Tom Lord's Jazz Discography to be sure.
The photo was taken in 1955 or earlier. I believe it was 1953; Parker died in 1955.
Ken, are you familiar with an album featuring Nancy Wilson and Chaka Chan entitled "Echoes of an Era" recorded in Los Angeles at Griffith Park. The album also featured the late Joe Henderson and Freddie Hubbard. I am interested in obtaining this album although I think it may be out of print. I believe it was on Columbia. Any info you can assist we with will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Actually, this release was on Elektra. Euclid Records (www.euclidrecords.com) has one in stock now for $6.99. They also have a toll free number listed on their site.
I have a copy of this LP, by EmArcy Records, MG 36026, blue label. I have searched discographies and have come up with two dates for this LP, 1949 and 1951. The liner notes state that "Error Garner was born 30 years ago". Add his reported birth year as either 1921 or 1923 (again, two sources with different birth dates) and the LP date becomes 1951 or 1953.
The titles on my LP are: Deep Purple-Bonnie Boy-Tippin' Out With Errol-Relaxin' At Sugar Ray's-Minor With The Trio-No Moon-Cologne-Lazy River-I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart-Jitterbug Waltz-The Quaker-Scatterbrain. Sign me confused. Thank you for your reply. (P.S. Is this considered a real collectible?)
This title was first issued as a 10 inch disc (EmArcy 6026) in 1954, reissued as a 12 inch LP (EmArcy 36026) the following year. As for his birth date, all the reliable sources I've used list June 15, 1921. I haven't been able to verify the recording date, as Lord's Jazz Discography doesn't allow me to search by catalog number, and Garner recorded prolifically. This music doesn't seem to have been reissued, I would definitely consider it a collectible, worth $35-50 minimum if it is in near mint condition.
The following songs come from a September, 8, 1949 studio session:
Scatterbrain, I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart, The Jitterbug Waltz, and Deep Purple.
The remaining tracks were recorded April 12, 1950.
Alexander J. Grossman of Cornell Univeristy wrote:
I'm trying to find some of the following Jazz albums on Compact Disc. Do you have any leads on where to get them (or have copies you're willing to part with)?
Russ Freeman-Richard Twardzik Trios Capitol 46861
Warne Marsh Noteworthy Discovery 945
Red Norvo Improvisations Verve 830966
Bud Shank Jazz at Cal-Tech Toshiba-EMI TOCJ-5422
Claude Williamson Blue Mirror Interplay 280
Ben Webster Keynote Recordings Verve 840820
Ben Webster-Coleman Hawkins Compact Jazz Verve 833296
Ben Webster Complete on EmArcy Verve 824836
Roy Eldridge The Swing Trumpets Verve 830923
Stan Kenton In London 1972 English Decca 820466
Stan Kenton Live in Europe English Decca 820288
Thanks in advance for your help. Best regards.
The Russ Freeman - Richard Twardzik album was reissued on CD by Toshiba-EMI and is available from both redtrumpet.com and and dustygroove.com. I haven't had any luck finding the others so far.
Alfonso Claps of La Serena, Chile wrote:
Where can I get a copy of the following CD's:
Miles Davis: Black Devil. Label: Beech Marten 053/2 Bootleg Recorded Live at "Grande Halle de la Villette", Paris, July 10th, 1991 (CD)
Jack deJohnette, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Dave Holland: Parallel Realities Live (CD)
Stanley Clarke: Title: Children of Forever (CD)
I don't spend time searching for bootlegs because their availability is generally fleeting and most web sites won't list them.
I tracked down a copy of Children of Forever, though it's at half.com, whose dealers can only ship to the U.S. and Canada. If you have a friend in either country, that may work, though this out of print CD is expensive.
Shoshana Cohen of Eugene, Oregon wrote:
I understand that James Moody's Return From Overbrook is out of print. Is there anywhere I can get the CD?
Several half.com dealers now offer this out of print CD.
Barry R. Brown from Savannah, Georgia wrote:
Can you find Grover Washington, Jr.'s "Reed Seed" (1978; Motown) on CD? If you can, how can I buy it? Thanks, and God Bless.
So far all I've turned up are LP copies on ebay. Sorry.
Arto Repola from Raahe, Finland wrote:
Hi Ken! Do you know where I could find John Mclaughlin's 'Where Fortune Smiles' on CD? It's really hard to find this album.
The only place I've found a CD available is through half.com, though its dealers can only ship to the U.S. and Canada. Dustygroove.com has the LP available.
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