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Does anyone have any knowledge of any releases on the United Archives
label? It appears to be one or those (possibly shady legally speaking,
like Fresh Air) European operations that release old jazz recordings
in budget format, but I can't dig up the content of anything that they
have issued.

I recently seen the following listed at about $4 a disc, but I can't
locate any listing of the tracks and I am more than a little dubious
about the quality of the originals and transfers:

Miles Davis: Live Recordings, 1948-1957'. (Also featuring John
Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Red Garland, Tommy Flanagan, Philly Joe
Jones, Art Taylor et al. Various concerts and radio broadcasts. Venues
include Royal Roost, Pershing Ballroom, Salle Pleyel, Carnegie Hall,
The Barrelhouse Club, Birdland, Hi-Hat Club, Newport Jazz Festival,
and Cafe Bohemia)

Dizzy Gillespie: Complete Big Band Studio Sessions, 1946-1960'. (Also
featuring John Coltrane and Quincy Jones)

Ellington, Duke: 'The Complete Orchestral Suites'. (Composer
conducting. Rec. 1931-60)

I hope this is not too discographic and non-technical for the scope of
this list, but I'm sure someone here can enlighten me.

Thanks in advance,

Peter Hirsch