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November 13, 2011


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Hey Marc: Please "stop" "pedaling" these cheesy LP covers . . .

David Larsson

"Note to the rest of you: Both albums are now available on one Fresh Sound CD selling legally for $14.76. You do the math."

Right. And it's not as if Camden's own Buddy DeFranco is going to get a dime if you shell out 5,377 yen for "Internatinal delivery OK" or $49.99 pm eBay for "RARE ORIG" (i.e., American for "used").


Hi Marc,

this time Fred Augerman from Canada did send me the link.
Two interesting topics for me:
-Jordi Pujol
-WDR bigband

It was like a christmas present when Jordi started the reissue of long oop US LPs. I still have all these LPs from his first generation of reissues. Today you cannot live anymore without those rare US editions never reached Europe before.

The mentioned recordings with the WDR bigband are all here as original radio broadcasts recorded for my own pleasure. In the 80's radio WDR had a weekly(!) bigband broadcast for 2 hours/later 1 hour). Bill Holman was guest coductor and ;el Lewis guest drummer. Many of Holmans greater compositions were played and heard here for the first time. Nice to see that this great band find recognition in the uS.

keep up the good work

Bruno Leicht

Thanks for defending the "Fresh Sound." I have some of their LP's: Claude Thornhill, Lucky Lucy Ann, or the completely unknown Joy Bryan:

I love those issues with the original LP covers.

As for your oddball cover: It's all about that girl, and her fascinating shoulders ;) Beautiful!


It comes as a surprise that the Dave Brubeck album mentioned above is in Mono. I got it from iTunes, so no further background info, but I suppose it was privately recorded by Dave and then released by him to Columbia/Sony afterwards?


Thank you Marc for sharing us insightful conversation with the Spanish label owner/producer. Thank you Jordi for keeping wonderful reissues and new recordings with New talents. I always look forward to the future projects(both reissue and new rec.) of this label. Most of the productions are in reasonable price and pragmatic compilation with affection for jazz. Much better than short and straight reissues from Japan, and too big and too expensive box sets from Mosaic and Hip-O-Select...

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