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I hate to appear that I am responding to my own message, but I realize
that I left out the source of the United Archives CDs that I came
across.

In case anyone is interested (now that I have gotten my own order in,
this info can be made public <g>), they are listed at the Berkshire
Record Outlet (broinc.com) at $3.99 a disc. There are also some of
their classical releases, too, including the Budapest Quartet
Beethoven cycle, for one.

Peter H.


On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 10:26 AM, Peter Hirsch <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Thanks, Mike,
>
> I agree that it might have been useful to include the little
> information that I had beyond pasting the catalog blurbs. I ordinarily
> would have done so, but I just didn't notice that this wasn't part of
> what I had copy/pasted.
>
> If it is still of use, the catalog numbers are:
>
> NUA 06: Dizzy Gillespie: Complete Big Band Studio Sessions, 1946-1960'.
>
> NUA 07: Ellington, Duke: 'The Complete Orchestral Suites'.
>
> NUA 08: Miles Davis: Live Recordings, 1948-1957
>
> At this point, I think I can see enough info about the original
> albums, to avoid too much replication of what I already own, but I
> still would be curious to hear from anyone who has listened to the UA
> releases. I have lots of cheapo CDs of European origin that are barely
> listenable and not even worth the 1 or 2 $ a disc I may have laid out.
> Sometimes the entire package is the discs and container with a single,
> uninformative, sheet slipped in that has a title and maybe a picture
> and close to zero about the origins. I do have access to Lord's Jazz
> discography on a CD-ROM, so I could probably spend hours extracting
> all the dates and personnel, but maybe this has already been done by
> some helpful soul and this labor could be avoided.
>
> I will take some more time following the discussions that you have
> linked in your message and maybe I can locate specific comment on the
> audio and packaging.
>
> I may just bite the bullet and order and chance the consequences. If
> so, I guarantee to report back.
>
> Thanks again,
>
> Peter H.
>