Friday, March 21, 2014

The Free Box Tapes #4: Oliver Jones and Herbie Hancock

The fourth Free Box Tape had the yellow case liner of Memorex in the early 90s.  

The tape itself was perhaps a decade older.

Oliver Nelson: The Blues and the Abstract Truth (1961) b/w Herbie Hancock: Maiden Voyage (1965)

Sixty-Four Words: It was handy to have two Jazz Thing contenders land in my lap, but although the Oliver Nelson was OK, I was cool on the Herbie Hancock. Too, the tape drags – you never could trust the 90 minute cassettes – and it has filler tracks that I don’t like. The label doesn’t say what they are. The guy who made the tape probably just knew.

Disposition: I will see if Mrs.5000 wants to try it in her little collection of tapes in the basement.  If that doesn't fly, I guess that its tenure with me was just a short stopover on the way to the landfill.  Holler if you want it.

1 comment:

mrs.5000 said...

Nope. Now I feel like we're running a cassette hospice, but that's OK. Goodbye, little tape!