Today's Jazz Playlist

Olson_jr

Active Member
Strange that I can remember the beautiful, warm, autumn evening I purchased this recording at Wax Trax in Denver. A stack of used CDs, some books from Tattered Cover Book Store next door, a pizza, an Avery's Belgian Golden Ale, and a very friendly waitress/bartender at the restaurant on the corner are parts of that memory.

One of the things I miss about my job is traveling, and searching to find thing's more interesting to do other than having dinner together at whichever chain restaurant the crowd wanted to frequent that evening.



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Strange that I can remember the beautiful, warm, autumn evening I purchased this recording at Wax Trax in Denver.
What's odd is that I've never had an urge to go on a record crawl on my numerous road trips--probably because I'm taking a break from everything at home, and don't want to disrupt the schedule. Yet I wonder how many things I miss out on. Discogs has made my searching and acquisitions for rarities so much easier, but there are stores who don't list their inventory online at all, and others only have a portion. Makes me wonder what I'm missing out on.

When my youngest and I were in Boulder (if I'm not mistaken), I remember going down half a flight of stairs into a little store that sold used books and records. Once I flipped through about a dozen titles in the first bin, I was done--this place was a tourist trap, and the prices for dirt-common records was probably three times what any other store would charge. It's the type of place you'd find some dollar-bin vinyl copy of Eagles Greatest Hits for $15.
 
Dan Wilson - Vessels Of Wood And Earth
Brother Mister Productions, 24/96 Qobuz via roon, Released 2021
Checking out a new release by guitarist Dan Wilson. If you like George Benson this might be for you. Includes a few vocal tracks with vocalist Joy Brown.

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Olson_jr

Active Member
What's odd is that I've never had an urge to go on a record crawl on my numerous road trips--probably because I'm taking a break from everything at home, and don't want to disrupt the schedule. Yet I wonder how many things I miss out on. Discogs has made my searching and acquisitions for rarities so much easier, but there are stores who don't list their inventory online at all, and others only have a portion. Makes me wonder what I'm missing out on.

When my youngest and I were in Boulder (if I'm not mistaken), I remember going down half a flight of stairs into a little store that sold used books and records. Once I flipped through about a dozen titles in the first bin, I was done--this place was a tourist trap, and the prices for dirt-common records was probably three times what any other store would charge. It's the type of place you'd find some dollar-bin vinyl copy of Eagles Greatest Hits for $15.

In my case, it was a way to get away from the folks I worked with. Typical PT Development Trip was like, breakfast together at 6:00 AM, work until lunchtime, lunch somewhere together, work until 5:30-6:00, then they would want to go to dinner together. Being an introvert, I didn't want to be around anyone in the evenings. Especially as the group never could decide where to have dinner and usually ended up having to wait an hour to get into some chain restaurant.

Wax Trax was a great funky place. One of these joints where you might discover some great new music being played in the store. Just tons and tons of records from every genre, full boxes and stacks of stuff not yet filed. At one time they had an annex across the street and had it divided up like the annex was just jazz or something.

Twist & Shout was a much more modern store, both in what they carried and the way it was laid out. When you walked in it looked pretty commercial but once you got into the vinyl and used CDs areas there was much to be found.

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Wntrmute2

Not So Mediocre Member
That is sort of how I remember that place we visited in Chicago - Jazz Record Mart I think. On a small side street almost under the elevated train tracks. I have fond memories of that place. I believe the owner is still running Delmark records
 
In my case, it was a way to get away from the folks I worked with. Typical PT Development Trip was like, breakfast together at 6:00 AM, work until lunchtime, lunch somewhere together, work until 5:30-6:00, then they would want to go to dinner together. Being an introvert, I didn't want to be around anyone in the evenings. Especially as the group never could decide where to have dinner and usually ended up having to wait an hour to get into some chain restaurant.
Heh, yeah, I totally get it--I was done with work by 5pm and didn't really want to see anyone past then (unless the manager requested it, as we were sometimes meeting up with two other branches from Indiana).

That reminds me that on one of my trips west (it had to be the late Sept 2017 road trip), I'd stopped to gas up in Dillon CO and saw a couple of manufacturer plates at the next pump. (They were both white--may have been F250s, possibly F150s, didn't notice the exact model.) I figured they were doing some high-altitude runs in that area.

I'll have to remember to check VinylHub next time I head out there.

 

Olson_jr

Active Member
That is sort of how I remember that place we visited in Chicago - Jazz Record Mart I think. On a small side street almost under the elevated train tracks. I have fond memories of that place. I believe the owner is still running Delmark records

Yep, but for some reason, the waitress that spoke in a frequency unhearable to most adult males is what I remember from that evening. 🦻🦻
 

Olson_jr

Active Member
That reminds me that on one of my trips west (it had to be the late Sept 2017 road trip), I'd stopped to gas up in Dillon CO and saw a couple of manufacturer plates at the next pump. (They were both white--may have been F250s, possibly F150s, didn't notice the exact model.) I figured they were doing some high-altitude runs in that area.

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Yep, we spent quite a bit of time in the Dillon/Frisco/Breckenridge areas. Engine, transmission & OBD2 Calibrations all had specific sign-off requirements at altitude.
 
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