I am replying mostly to change the subject line to reflect where the
conversation has gone, but I will add that not knowing much about Miles
Davis's work, I will definitely give the mono "Kind of Blue" a listen.
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On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 10:07 AM, bob summers <
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> Yes (at least that's my memory which I no longer trust completely);
> probably started a bit later ca '70 or '71 or ??
> Heat & humidity finally broke; hope its as nice down there! Bob
> On Jul 24, 2014, at 6:57 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Indicating Mr. Shapiro did, indeed, have good taste.
> > If you've never heard this album, I highly recommend the
> recently-reissued MONO version, which highlights the ensemble playing much
> better than the wide-spread, better-known stereo version.
> > A question I've pondered about this album -- is its popularity from Day
> 1 partially related to the fact that side A was mastered slightly off-speed
> (due to a slow-running 3-track machine at the original session)? This pitch
> error was not corrected until the second CD reissue, and has carried
> forward since. There are fables (not told to me first-hand) of jazzmen
> straining their chops trying to play along, figuring Miles would play out
> of tune only "on purpose."
> > -- Tom Fine
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard Markowitz" <
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> > Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:25 PM
> > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] ARSC Member Burt Shapiro
> >> For those who, like myself, did not recognize the record number
> >> (which I had to look up), it is the 1959 Columbia issue of Miles Davis'
> >> of Blue*.
> >> On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 10:04 PM, Gene Baron <[log in to unmask]>
> >>> Hello all,
> >>> I wanted to report that long-time ARSC member (but not on the listserv
> >>> far as I recall) Burt Shapiro died over the weekend at the age of 68 in
> >>> Baltimore. He was a very close friend of mine and had a wonderfully
> >>> taste in music and recordings. His fondness for one particular LP was
> >>> reflected in his car's license plate number - CS 8163 -- which some of
> >>> may recognize. He was also a well-respected film critic and will be
> >>> greatly by those of us who knew him.
> >>> Gene
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