Marion Brown – Vista

1 Nov

Release: DS121f-2

Source: QS CD

Process: QS/II



15 Responses to “Marion Brown – Vista”

  1. tenbeersbold November 20, 2013 at 11:48 #

    Yeah GR is definitely one you either love or hate,no in between

    You should try Sweet Earth Flying or Three for Shepp by Marion

    SEF being a mix of Vista and some of the late 60’s Miles vibe w/ 2 pianists,not as intense as GR.

    TFS is more modal blues and post bop swing but great as well

    Speaking of… SWEET EARTH FLYING could use a blog release 😉

  2. gjwAudio November 19, 2013 at 00:34 #

    Hi OD

    I’m with Owen on this title… Jazz is not usually on the playlist, but this album is very pleasing to my sensibilities.

    Seems a little blunt in the HF region… but I guess that’s why God invented tone controls.

    Based on this record, I’m looking forward to hearing “Geechee Recollections” too (D/L in progress as I type…).

    Thanks again for your continued hard work OD !

    • tenbeersbold November 19, 2013 at 10:24 #

      Beware though GR is a much more intense free jazz album than Vista.Still a great record but sonically and spiritually completely different,well it’s about slavery,that should hint at its complex message/delivery

      • gjwAudio November 19, 2013 at 23:28 #


        Yes, thanks for the heads up. Too late though, GR has already coursed through the speakers here.

        Hmmm… much clearer HF tone on this album -BUT- as you caution, a little too “free” in style for my taste.

        I can’t explain why I’m OK with something like “Free Form Guitar” (from Chicago’s debut album), but cringe when they get going on GR. A different cacophony…

        With apologies to all GR fans… I’m reminded of the name of a punk band (written as a single string of characters), whose acronym reads “BoFN” (perhaps the best name ever for such an outfit). Heh-heh, you fill in the blanks 🙂

  3. Owen Smith November 17, 2013 at 13:33 #

    I’m not normally one to like Jazz but this is nice, quite soothing and restful in places which given how tired I am at the moment is a good thing. I wasn’t paying that much attention to surround placement but nothing was glaring and I felt surrounded by the music.

  4. tenbeersbold November 1, 2013 at 10:41 #

    Already have this but if some of you don’t already… GET IT!
    It’s one of the most soulful jazz albums ever made.
    Even if you don’t normally listen to jazz give this one a whirl

    Looking forward to some more Marion Brown on here!

    • oxforddickie November 1, 2013 at 10:51 #

      You actually DON’T have this, and i recomend you download it, then i’d like your views on the improivements over the original release

      • tenbeersbold November 1, 2013 at 23:36 #

        Thanks,finally had a mo to listen to this new version and off the bat I’d say the low end seems much clearer than the previous version plus there seems to be more separation or air in it giving the highs a little more sparkle.

        Thanks for all the effort put into improving an already great decode.

  5. Pygmy Beat November 28, 2011 at 05:50 #

    More stunning quality – thanks.
    Zee is a bit like thru: both are regional variations that became standard when the 1st US standard dictionary was printed. They've moved further afield (Philipines for example) through an imperialist march that echoed the one that took zed to the 13 colonies.
    Being a zed sayer from the Antipodes I can also offer that zee became most popular through the ABC song used in the US. It was deemed important to corrupt the name to make it rhyme with C.

  6. duilawyr November 27, 2011 at 17:09 #

    Thank you for the very responsive answer!!
    GREAT answer abut the ze., urgh, zed.

  7. OxfordDickie November 27, 2011 at 13:27 #

    Many labels only produced Quadraphonic albums as 'single inventory', so the masters were encoded using the chosen matrix and released as the only version. most of those masters have been lost, so any attempt to release them in any discrete format wouldn't be possible.

    There would be no point in advertising a CD as being either SQ or QS encoded, as there i no equipment made to decode them, although a few have either used the original artwork, where it is plainly visible it was so encoded, or like the two EMI SQ releases (Mandingo & Space Experience) much was made of the fact the encoded masters were used to produce the CD's by the use of an over-sized 'Studio 2 Quadraphonic” label placed on the front cover.

    So, basically, any cd of a 'single inventory' release will have the encoding intact.

    “We” people are those that created the language you speak, and it's the correct pronounciation

  8. duilawyr November 27, 2011 at 06:48 #

    Hello, I have a question. I have never seen a CD advertised as QS encoded. Am I on the wrong side of the Pond? Or, does this mean the standard issue CD was actually QS encoded, and we are lucky someone noticed it? Or is the CD a burn from an LP? Why would a record company press a QS CD? For their trouble they could print a dts one. and I meant: “You've already perfected alchemy”; i.e, Captured Angel is so discrete its hard to believe its SQ; if you are coming up with something better that is out of this world. And why do you people call a zee a “zed”? ;-]

  9. duilawyr November 26, 2011 at 23:05 #

    you've already perfect alchemy!!!

  10. OxfordDickie November 26, 2011 at 22:49 #

    It's the SQ script that's had the major overhaul, and yes i'll be re-doing Treasure Island, and have the others he released to do as well

  11. Highlander November 26, 2011 at 18:02 #

    Thanks for posting jazz OD, I'm looking forward to hearing this one! I'm glad to see that you have your final script ready. Do you plan on redoing the Keith Jarrett “Treasure Island” recording too? Thanks again for all the time you put in to maintain your incredible blog, appreciate it!

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