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  1. It is an Expression Of Interest thread at the moment.
  2. Jazz: Currently Spinning

    The Convergence Quartet: Owl Jacket No Business Records Taylor Ho Bynum: cornet Harris Eisenstadt: drums Alexandrer Hawkins: piano Dominic Lash: double bass Sh***y pic.
  3. Read my posts again. I didn't compare a Technics to a Commonwealth. A Technics SP10 II is a very well regarded deck, but I gave my experience of it compared to a Lenco. And have you even heard a well set up Lenco? Before you doubt their ability I would try to hear a decently set up example. I don't play in hearsay. I imigine no idler will compare to the Commonwealth, so guess you should sell the 99.
  4. I've heard a couple of well set up Garrard 301 tables, and a few Lenco's. I still maintain that at minimum, the Lenco is as good as the Garrard when given the same treatment. But of course, my opinion based on real life experience. Heck....I sold a Technics SP10 MK II in a slate plinth because I preferred the Lenco. Maybe my bias is showing.
  5. IIRC the 99 differed from the Lenco 75 And 78 in that it was released without a tonearm. I’ve a heavily modded 75 and IMHO they compete very favourably against the Garrard 301/401. Opinions of course will differ in which is better. Thing I love about the Lencos is their simplicity, and the motor fitted is a workhorse that keeps on keeping on. That said, you have a Commonwealth? A very well regarded table, not sure a modded Lenco would compete. Lenco Heaven is a great site for all things Lenco.
  6. Jazz: Currently Spinning

    Nicole Mitchell: Mandorla Awakening II One of the best releases of last year imo.
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    It's Monk time. Oh...with the mighty Rollins on board too. From the recent Thelonious Monk Prestige 10 Inch LP collection box set. Pretty impressive with excellent sound.
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    Received this in the mail this morning. 3 cd discs of complete gigs at the North Sea, Ljubljana, and Oslo jazz festivals in 2016. Trio on disc one, added sax players on disc 2 and 3. Superb improvised acoustic jazz. This month a 3 LP version will be available as well.
  9. French Collection has long been one of my favourite crime films, and Bullitt is top shelf too. FC II ain’t bad either. Might have to chase down The Seven Ups.
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    Boneshaker: Thinking Out Loud Paal Nilssen-Love: percussion and drums Mars Williams: reeds Kent Kessler: bass An album I recently purchased, and keep coming back to. Williams is the lesser known entity of the trio for me, but he has played with Gustafsson, Vandermark and Joe McPhee, so I’m not questioning his pedigree. Some fine free blowing, with Nilssen- Love and Kessler being a mighty rhythm section in support. And they never lose their way.
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    All Included: Reincarnation Of A Free Bird CD Saxologist Martin Kuchen is the leader of this great Quintet, and this is a ripper of an album.
  12. Jazz: Currently Spinning

    Ambient inventive gothic improv. Bass and drums with splashes of electronics and keyboards. Hitting the spot right now.
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    I came across Irreversible Entanglements mid last year on bandcamp....put it on my wishlist after a listen, and promptly forgot all about it. Last night I found and played it on Tidal, and have since ordered a vinyl version. It features the spoken word output of MC, poet and sound artist Moor Mother (aka Camae Ayewa). At work at the minute but am playing a few tracks via Youtube. Here's a taste: https://youtu.be/A2i9I9oSZ24?list=PLc-lMXAGqwPUxVfJfK0K3XS2yxrL6umzp
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    DKV Trio: Sound In Motion In Sound. I’m working my way through this awesome 5 disc set of live concerts recorded between 2012 and 2014 in Austria, Poland, Slovenia and the U.S. http://www.freejazzblog.org/2014/12/dkv-trio-sound-in-motion-in-sound.html