Miles Ahead: Live Music for Trade

Peter Losin (
5415 Glenallen Street
Springfield, VA 22151-3131

Last updated: 1/15/2017.

Miles Davis audioMiles Davis video
Miles Davis wantedCharlie Parker audio
John Coltrane audioNon-jazz audio
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The recordings on the lists above are available for trade only (i.e., not for sale). Here's the deal. Physical media: I don't trade for blanks, I don't use re-writable discs (CD-RW), and I record in real time or use disc-at-once at no more than 4x with no SCMS. I am not interested in lossy source files (MP3, AAC, etc.). Non-physical media: I will provide level-8 .flac files made from .wav masters. I can upload to a number of file repository sites where you can retrieve the files. Whether we are exchanging discs or files, please do the same.

Dates and locations are as accurate as I have been able to make them, but I'm sure that some inaccuracies remain. Some venues, locations, and dates are unknown or approximate. I will be grateful for any information that I can use to correct errors or replace uncertainty.

In most cases I don't know the history of these recordings -- who made them and with what gear, what generation they are, etc.

Quality (I use +/- for finer-grained distinctions)

A = Excellent: full sound, good highs, no clipping.
B = Good: some loss of highs, dull transients, clipping.
C = Poor: getting hard to listen to.

Sources of the music

RB = Radio broadcast (with details where known)
TV = Television broadcast (with details where known)
aud = Audience or band recording
SB = Studio or soundboard recording

Many of these recordings came to me originally as analog cassette tapes. In these cases the analog-to-digital transfer was done using Nakamichi ZX-7, ZX-9, or CR-7A cassette decks and a HHB CDR-800 recorder. In some cases I have corrected the pitch or done other cleanup as needed.

If you want to search the collection for groups, locations, tunes, or musicians, there is a query form designed for that purpose.

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