The Altercation Holiday Gift-Giving Guide, Part II
Huffington Post - about 2 years
So I guess this won't work for Hannukah, but it should still be good for: A) Returning stuff and getting what you might really have wanted, and: B) Some other gift-giving holiday upon whom I, and so many others, have declared war, but against which we continue to struggle. I dare not say its name lest enemy forces take encouragement. C) People who already have "The River" box since it's not reviewed here nor in Part I. In terms of big-ticket items, every year I look to my friends at Mosaic for the most meticulously presented packages in Jazz curation and this year their entry is indeed impresive, both in terms of the richness of its music and, for yours truly, its educational value. (Mosaic is to Jazz what the Criterion Collection is to film.) I refer today to the 12 cd, The Complete Bee Hive Sessions, and I was entirely unaware of the label's history. What Bee Hive did, between 1977 to 1984, was to give free reign to veteran jazz musicians who had not recorded in a while...
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