Little Randy is feeling his oats today. My guess is too much sugar.
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You are quibbling.
“More than 1700 Luftwaffe (German air force) planes were destroyed. The 2662 German casualties included many experienced aircrew, and the Luftwaffe never fully recovered from the reverse it suffered in August-October 1940. The Royal Air Force (RAF) lost 1250 aircraft, including 1017 fighters.”
That was the turning point.
Quick interrupt. Is there a consensus on recordings by Rudy Van Gelder? The reason I’m asking is because there appears to be some controversy because he made so many recordings in his makeshift studio in Hackensack, NJ from 1946 until 1959 when he moved to a real recording facility in Englewood Cliffs. And for many different labels, over a very long period of time, especially Savoy and Blue Note until 1959. I read somewhere that certain musicians refused to be recorded by Van Gekder because his recordings didn’t sound like the musicians. Some people speculated that this self constructed studio was not acoustically satisfactory. I am trying to avoid purchase of Rudy Van Gelder recordings until I sort all this out. Is it a coincidence that many of the Savoy Jazz Japan CDs from the 40s and 50s for sale on eBay and Amazon are Rudy Van Gelder productions? There’s a Rudy Van Gelder website that provides the complete discography for his recordings.
That’s not exactly correct. The article on Rudy Van Gelder included the observation that when he moved from Hackensack NJ to the new location in 1959 the sound quality improved because the space was a larger “professional” space. The alleged problems with RVG recordings prior to 1959 was apparently due to the relatively poor hand built space in his parents home. Of the early Savoy recordings pre 1959 on the Japanese Savoy Jazz label I’ve listened to the non-RVG CDs sound more musical and engaging than the RVG, but I’m just getting started listening to a bunch of the Savoy Jazz CDs which included recordings from 1940s and 50s many by RVG in Hackensack NJ. I have not listened to any post 1959 RVG CDs.
One of the most remarkable musical events I have ever witnessed in all of my life was when I saw "Andreas Vollenweider"; I was transported to another time and place in my life.
We got the mezzanine front and center seats; it was like being in the center of a huge speaker, plus I brought two sets of binoculars, one for wide angle, and another long range to zero in on details.
>>>>>>Yeah, mescaline will do that. 😳