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11/3 New Releases at Mills Record Company

3 Doors Down — Away From The Sun Abra — Rose (Special edition vinyl) Acid Baby Jesus — Lilac Days Allah-las — The Covers #1 (10” EP) Anti-Flag — American Fall Azar Lawrence — Bridge Into The New Age (first ever vinyl reissue, 180 gram, old school style tip-on jacket) Berwanger — And The Star […]

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Blue Note Reissues (part 4)

For my final post regarding the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Reissue Series, I want to discuss what is, quite possibly, my favorite jazz album. If not of all time, then certainly my favorite of this series. McCoy Tyner was most famous for playing piano in John Coltrane’s quartet in the early 1960s. After a series […]

Thelonious_Monk,_Minton's_Playhouse,_New_York,_N.Y.,_ca._Sept._1947_(William_P._Gottlieb_06211)

Blue Note Reissues (part 3)

With the exception of Medeski Martin & Wood’s Combustication, my previous posts regarding the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Reissue Series have focused on the label’s older records. (Not that Combustication is exactly new; it was released in 1998.) This week, I want to address a couple recent releases. While jazz may have become highbrow and […]

Thelonious_Monk,_Minton's_Playhouse,_New_York,_N.Y.,_ca._Sept._1947_(William_P._Gottlieb_06211)

Blue Note Reissues (part 2)

In my last post regarding the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Reissue Series, I suggested starting with Combustication by Medeski Martin & Wood and The Sidewinder by Lee Morgan. Once again, in the spirit of helpfulness, I’d like to suggest a few other albums for you, the discerning listener.  I feel that a couple other great, accessible […]

Thelonious_Monk,_Minton's_Playhouse,_New_York,_N.Y.,_ca._Sept._1947_(William_P._Gottlieb_06211)

Blue Note Reissues (part 1)

Jazz can be intimidating, what with players (and fans) geeking out on modes, tones, voicings, harmonic structures, time signatures and who played with whom.  But since when did intimidation stop anyone from diving into the discographies of prolific artists like Robert Pollard, Frank Zappa, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello or Bob Dylan? Perhaps the key to […]