The joy of Vinyl

Last year my father in-law passed away, a sad occurrence. However, we inherited his stereo and music collection. A couple hundred LP’s with a lot of jazz and big band recordings from the 50’s through the 70’s, and even some more modern items.

This weekend, I have the stereo setup, an okay Marantz unit, with some decent bookshelf speakers, and a Sony belt drive turntable. Nothing too fancy, but it gets the job done.

In the albums are a ton of great jazz albums. Lots of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Duke Ellington and many other less recognizable names.

Right now, I am listening to Don Ellis recorded in SF at the Filmore. Damn fine recording.

I have of course added a few of my own, but I am listening to the old albums now.

There are some oddities though, the Scottish pipers for one.  Nothing like bagpipes in the AM.

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