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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.

On Sat, Dec 24, 2011 at 3:33 AM, Michael Biel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] United Archives label
> From: Peter Hirsch <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Fri, December 23, 2011 9:56 pm
> To: [log in to unmask]
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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.
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> 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:
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> 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)
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> Dizzy Gillespie: Complete Big Band Studio Sessions, 1946-1960'. (Also
> featuring John Coltrane and Quincy Jones)
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> Ellington, Duke: 'The Complete Orchestral Suites'. (Composer
> conducting. Rec. 1931-60)
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> 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.
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> Thanks in advance,
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> Peter Hirsch
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> Peter --
> Quite the contrary, unless what you are meaning is you think this is too
> discographical a question for the list, your info is really not
> discographical enough if you have more info than this.  Ypu should
> always give all the identifying discographical info you already have
> about a record you are asking about to help us identify it and not go
> hunting up info you already have.
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> This seems to be a fairly new operation issuing both classical and jazz
> box sets.  There are four classical box sets linked at
> http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/l/United+Archives but I see several
> other Schubert, Shoenberg and Koussevitzky boxes from a few years
> earlier at
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>  http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=%22United+Archives%22+&x=10&y=19
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>  The nine jazz sets can be linked at
>  http://www.amazon.fr/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?__mk_fr_FR=%C5M%C5Z%D5%D1&url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=united+archives+jazz&x=0&y=0
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> I also have a listing for the Miles Davis set NUA 08 and Oscar Peterson
> set NUA 04 at
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> http://harmoniamundiuk.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/oct3_jazzworld_wp.pdf
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> They show an Oct 3 2011 release date, so info seems to only be starting
> to come available.  The dates and locations are show for the Davis
> recordings, and the composers for the Songbooks in the Peterson box.  No
> song titles, but that would be secondary info -- I MUCH rather have the
> dates and locations than just song titles for performers who had
> performed or recorded each song title perhaps dozens of times!
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> There is a discussion of some of the sets in this list
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>  http://www.organissimo.org/forum/index.php?/topic/61928-are-there-any-box-bargains-currently-available/page__st__840
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> This is a listing of the Davis set
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>  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Live-Recordings-1948-1957-13CD-box/dp/B005HPQ7KK/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1320389198&sr=1-1
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