Consumer Reports

Once again, keeping an eye on the bargains for you …

Here’s a great deal on a Hank Mobley box set coming out next week: The Classic Blue Note Collection 1955-1961—five CDs that include true classic albums like Hank, Peckin’ Time, Soul Station, and Workout. Elegant blues and understated funk as only Mobley could do it.

Hitting the streets one week later, FLUX Quartet’s recording of Morton Feldman’s String Quartet No. 1, along with Three Pieces and Structures. This concludes their set of Feldmna’s complete string quartet music on the Mode label (here’s their complete Feldman Quartet No. 2), and as the guys assured me when I interviewed them this spring, they give the music the proper duration. No group is better.

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