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John Coltrane – At Temple University 1966 (2010) {FreeFactory}

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John Coltrane – At Temple University 1966 (2010) {FreeFactory}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 187 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 137 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 27 Mb
© 2010 FreeFactory | FF 068
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone

 

Digitally remastered live archive release from the Jazz great containing one of Coltrane’s last preserved live performances ever. Taped in Philadelphia with excellent sound quality, this set presents Coltrane playing probably the freest version of ‘Naima’, along with readings of two more of his compositions: ‘Crescent’ and a powerful version of ‘Leo’. Coltrane died shortly after this performance at the age of 40 on July 17, 1967.

The Boombox Project

Music and technology have always behaved like two escapees Images-4 from a Georgia chain gang. Battles were routine, but the shackled pair eventually came to their senses and realized that they weren’t going to get far unless they learn to compromise and accommodate each other. Since the 1920s, American music has changed repeatedly with the development of the radio, records, phonograph, jukebox, car radio, television, portable record player, 8-track tape, the Walkman, the CD player, iTunes and the download. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, one music machine that dramatically influenced the sound of music and urban culture was the boombox.

I owned one of these oversized cassette player-radios. It was a handsome silver Aiwa—but I didn’t transport it on my shoulder. Images-5 I purchased it to make cassette recordings that I could then play on my Walkman. The box produced decent sound, so it was perfect for tape mixes at parties in the early 1980s. When the antenna broke a bunch of years ago resulting in poor radio reception, I tossed it. With the release of the new book The Boombox Project: The Machines, the Music, and the Urban Underground, I’m a little sorry I did, though I’d have no real use for it today.

The lavish book, by Lyle Owerko [pictured], a filmmaker and photographer, is a trip back in time for anyone familiar with these sonic Samsonites. Originally created for consumers who wanted a 20090326-20090326_bvi_trip_0253_bw_31-212x300 powerful, portable rec room away from home, the boombox constantly found and created new markets. Roller-skaters used them to provide a disco soundtrack while dancing in place in parks. Teens who lived at home in cramped apartments dragged them around as a badge of independence. And breakdancers used them to blast big-beat mixes while spinning and flipping on polished surfaces. This fabulous hardback features page after page of photos of boxes and recollections of the cassette culture by a range of contributors.

The boombox was the oversized child of the transistor radio. But unlike the palm-sized radio that was most often enjoyed through a single flesh-toned earpiece, the boombox was meant to be heard—and to annoy.

With its headlight-sized speakers and power-booster for the bass, the bookbox spawned a new type of music Images-6 consumer—an egocentric and self-centered audiophile who believed that his or her music was more important than your sanity or personal space. Today, the boombox’s relatives are the head-pounding car audio system, the iPod cranked all the way up, and the cell-phone communicator who is compelled to talk loudly in public spaces.

The boombox, for better or worse, was part of music Boombox technology’s evolution—bigger, louder and made in countries where its makers could hold down costs. But unlike the personal and portable gear that preceded it, the boombox always was about pride, power and pinning everyone else to the wall.

The Boombox Project celebrates the esthetic of personal music technology with just the right display of images, content and smart analysis. Thank goodness, though, the book can be seen and not heard.

JazzWax note: The Boombox Project: The Machines, the Images-5 Music, and the Urban Underground (Abrams Image) by Lyle Owerko with a forward by Spike Lee can be found here.


This CD is one that you will try to wear out by replaying it.

Hilary Kole – Haunted Heart (2009)

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Hilary Kole - Haunted Heart (2009)

 

Hilary Kole – Haunted Heart (2009)
Vocal | FLAC, CUE, LOG | Rip by EAC, Front Cover Included | 282MB | 1CD
Label: Justin Time Records | Hotfile + FileServe

 

Hilary Kole’s musical voice and style fit the timeless quality of all good ballad singers. Two songs particularly embody the best in musical storytelling. “Blackberry Winter” will make you cry and make you want to play it again. “The Snake” is a cautionary tale for all ages that brings a shudder and a chuckle. The Title song is sung almost as well as Jo Stafford sings it, and that is high praise indeed. This CD is one that you will try to wear out by replaying it.

Glad Tidings from destination: OUT by cjc un poco de jazz hace bien a nuestra alma.

ANGELA’S ANGEL 1
Grachan Moncur III and Jazz Composer’s Orchestra
Echoes of Prayer
JCOA : 1975

GM, trombone, voice; Carla Bley, piano; Leroy Jenkins, violin; Carlos Ward, sax, flute; Hannibal Marvin Peterson, trumpet; Stafford Osborne, trumpet; Janice Robinson, trombone; Jack Jeffers, trombone;  Perry Robinson, clarinet; Mark Elf, guitar;  Keith Marks, flute; Cecil McBee, bass; Charlie Haden, bass; Jeanne Lee, vocals; Mervine Grady, vocals; Titos Sompa, congas, talking drum; Coster Massamba, Frederick Simpson, Malonga Quasquelourd, Jakuba Abiona, percussion; Beaver Harris, drums.

Dear C,

Our recent silence probably speaks volumes. Imagine us enveloped in a weird bubble of our own devising. We’ve been hosting concerts in a new loft space and selling albums for Europe’s finest jazz label. We’ve been trying to master the delicate art of shilling-without-appearing-to-shill. We’ve been spinning too many plates at once. We’ve been struggling not to lose the plot.

Lately we’ve been waking up in the dead of night and wondering if we’re in danger of losing the music itself. We dream about it evaporating, like paint on unprimed canvas. Sometimes we look at the site and wonder what happened to all the entries simply dedicated to overlooked albums. Does everything these days have to be a sale or announcement?

The only way we know to combat these feelings is with more music. Our turntable is white-hot from nonstop use. Even a lingering touch will give you a blister. While one of us spins this every morning without fail, in better moods we’ve both been listening religiously to Echoes of Prayer by Grachan Moncur III and the Jazz Composer’s Orchestra.

Our key track has been “Angel’s Angel 1.”  While the entire album is a balm, weaving a rich tapestry of salty horn charts and percolating percussion, this piece is where everything coalesces into an effortless groove. It’s joyful without sounding corny. It’s transporting and rooted, earthy and spiritual. We picture the angel of the title high-stepping across the sky, weighed down with gifts.

It’s inspired us to revisit an old staple of the site – giveaways. Call it our karma solution. No doubt we’ll continue to struggle with finding a balance and we’re sure to wrong-foot it plenty. You know better than anyone: Life’s a bitch like that. But when we listen to “Angela’s Angel,” for as long as the speakers are moving the air, we also know that everybody gets their moment of grace.

Much love,
The boys from D:O

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MAJOR GIVEAWAYS & CONTEST!
(HENRY THREADGILL EDITION)

Oh shit! Next week, we’re giving away several brand new releases by the great Henry Threadgill — including a copy of Mosaic’s mammoth box set The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill. That’s 8 discs (count ‘em!) chock full of out-of-print material by Threadgill and Air, spanning two decades of work, and including one previously unissued album! This essential set will set you back $148 and we’re giving one away FOR FREE.

As if that wasn’t enough, we’ll also be giving away two copies of Henry Threadgill’s brand new opus This Brings Us To, Volume II from Pi Records. It picks up where last year’s stellar volume left off, delivering the most exciting and developed music from his longstanding Zooid project.

Note that we’ll be giving away one copy exclusively via our new Facebook page – so come by and “like” us to be eligible for that.