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The week in mandersmedia

Hello and hope you’ve had a good week…

Two especially big announcements this week to tell you about.

We now accept bitcoin If you wish to pay by bitcoin, contact by message over at Discogs/Bookogs/Filmogs and the payment will be arranged. We are using the same payment system as some major companies and brands around the world. We believe this to be a great addition to the other payment options already offered. We are very interested to hear what you think about bitcoin.

We will be listing DVD and VHS on filmogs filmogs launched its Marketplace yesterday and we have some DVD and VHS titles ready to be listed! You will find them trickling on over the next handful of weeks. You’ll find the link to us in the Profile and Shipping Information on Discogs or go here.

More CDs, Cassettes and Vinyl will be listed this week, keep your eyes peeled, these will be across all sorts of genres and styles, we believe in stocking a wide variety of genres and formats for a wide choice.

Play grading focus This week we focus on the Akai 4000DS that’s used for Reel to Reel play grading, xagu on HiFi engine gives this 5 stars and says ‘Great little reel to reel. Amazing sound.’ Don’t forget, we are always able to play grade anything you wish to buy.

Podcast and/or YouTube? Would you like to see/hear podcasts and/or YouTube videos from us? We’d like to know.

Did you know? Ozzy Osbourne came a cropper when a catapult malfunctioned during his 1981 Diary Of A Madman tour. A catapult was supposed to throw meat into the audience but due to a fault when Ozzy put his foot on a lever, several pounds of offal hit the singer on the back of his head. (thanks to thisdayinmusic for this).

That’s it for this week, thanks as always for supporting us and to our customers, past, present and future.

Speak soon, John from mandersmedia


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The week in mandersmedia

Hello and I hope you’ve had a good week…

We are 100! We have had over 100 feedbacks for items purchased on Discogs, we always value feedback from customers and always interested in your ideas.

Play grading equipment focus. This week, we will focus on the amplifier, the Pioneer SA-1000. This is a Class A Amplifier from the early 1970s and has a beautiful sound, great features like a ‘mode’ selector which allows you to listen in mono or just left and right channels or even reverse the channels! Take a look at more information.

PledgeMusic. As you know, we are very interested in supporting music here at mandersmedia, we are supporters and donators to Help Musicians UK, a fantastic musicans’ related cause so, you’ll start seeing posts from PledgeMusic. If you haven’t already heard of it, It’s a great way to connect artists and fans and for crowdfunding.

We’re moving to sensible pricing! Tired of seeing £3.84, £4.82, £0.87? We’re moving to more sensible pricing ending with a ‘9’, we hope you find this easier and less silly!

Price reductions You’ll find the regular weekly Price Reductions have been completed as we always aim to remain competitive in our pricing.

Adding more releases! As always, we will adding more releases, especially over this Bank Holiday (UK), keep your eyes peeled!

Did you know? ‘In 2009, Shina Twain was rated as having the Perfect Face, by scientists. The study, led by the University of Toronto and the University of California suggested her face has a perfect set of geometric measurements, based on the Golden Ratio.’ (thanks to

That’s all this week, have a great week ahead! John from mandersmedia


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PledgeMusic News Discover The Emerging Artists Fund Round 1 Winners


Earlier this week, the first set of artists to benefit from the 2018 PledgeMusic and PRS Foundation Emerging Artists Fund was announced. The eight diverse acts have displayed the talent, a burgeoning fan base and the ‘DIY’ drive to build a long-term career. We can’t wait for the launch of their PledgeMusic campaigns and to see what they do with the support that the fund provides. In anticipation, check out some of their previous releases by following the links below.

Following support slots with the likes of Fickle Friends and Clean Cut Kid, Middlesborough lads Cape Cub are using the fund to record and promote their brand new EP.

Watch the video for single ‘Moonglow’ on YouTube or stream the track via AWAL now.

The Alt Folk/Americana Singer-Songwriter Emily Mae Winters will be using the fund to record her new album High Romance at Urchin Studios in December, after releasing critically acclaimed Siren Serenade in 2017. 

Check out Siren Serenade on Spotify now.

F E L L is the performing and recording project of illustrator and teacher Nicholas Burrows. The London based Indie Creative will use the fund to complete the production and promotion of a new EP.

Download the album There Still Are Mysteries via Bandcamp now.

In less than a year Lazybones have built up a strong following in Brighton, selling out headline shows in some of the city’s most loved alternative venues. The Alt-Rock trio will be using the fund to complete the production and promotion of a new EP. 

Watch the animated video to single ‘CRAZY’ on YouTube now.

Mansion of Snakes, an Afrobeat/Cosmic Jazz 12-piece from Leeds have already made waves with their behemoth live performance in venues and festivals nationwide. They will be using the fund to record and release a new album on vinyl and CD.

Check out their self-titled EP on Bandcamp now.

Following the independent release of two tracks and a collaboration with the DJ and music producer Ronika as part of Roundhouse Rising Sounds 2018, R&B/Soul Artist Marika will be using the fund to record and release three singles and music videos. 

Check out Marika on Soundcloud now.

Leed’s Chipshop Pop trio PEAKES released their debut EP Space in late 2017 to critical acclaim and have since performed a live session for BBC Introducing Yorkshire, as well as sold out shows in their hometown. They will be using the fund to record their second EP.

Listen to debut EP Space via Spotify now.

Brighton’s Future Soul 4 piece Yakul have brought their fluid jazz style to venues, festivals and airwaves both locally and further afield. They will be using the fund to record and release a new EP, as well as write new music.

Watch a live session of ‘Realigned’ on YouTube now.

from PledgeMusic News
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The Wire Hear the new album by Little Wings & Maher Shalal Hash Baz

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Take a look at what’s for sale at mandersmedia on Discogs Best classical works for saxophone


Debussy Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone (1919)

Debussy had to be dragged kicking and screaming into completing the commission for saxophone he’d accepted from the American player Elisa Hall in 1903. After much procrastination, the composer sent Hall a draft of his Rapsodie in 1911… but with large gaps in it. He left it still unfinished at his death in 1918, at which point Jean Roger-Ducasse completed the ten-minute work for its debut the following year.


Musorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel, 1922)

In ‘The Old Castle’, the second of the Viktor Hartmann pictures in Musorgsky’s famous 1874 work for solo piano, a troubadour sings his mournful song in front of said castle. When Ravel arranged the work for orchestra in 1922, he allotted the role of the troubadour to the alto sax. Brilliantly imaginative, it captures the music’s mood to perfection.


Glazunov Saxophone Concerto (1934)

As with Elisa Hall, persistence paid off for saxophonist Sigurd Raschèr, who badgered Glazunov to write him a concerto. The Russian composer relented and the result – three short, pleasingly lyrical movements – was premiered by Raschèr himself in Sweden in November 1934. Glazunov himself almost certainly never heard it played in concert.


Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet (1935)

Little surprise that Prokofiev, a composer who was never averse to exploring the orchestra’s full range of colours, introduced the saxophone to its ranks on a few occasions. One was in his 1934 film score for Lieutenant Kijé, but the more famous instance is when, in the ballet Romeo and Juliet, a tenor sax is heard taking up the main tune of the ‘Dance of the Knights’, giving it a lighter, jauntier touch.


Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 6 (1947)​


A couple of minutes into the third movement of the Sixth Symphony – one of Vaughan Williams’s most snarlingly aggressive – a sinuous tenor sax is played against an accompaniment of snare drum and scurrying strings. It seems almost jazzy at first, but as its motif is repeated again and again before being taken up by the full orchestra, it starts to sound deeply unsettling. 



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BBC Music Magazine Best classical works for saxophone

BBC Music Magazine Free Download: Alexander Melnikov performs Debussy’s ‘La Mer’ Free Download: Alexander Melnikov performs Debussy’s ‘La Mer’

'Plenty of awe-inspiring majesty and sparkle' 

This week’s free download is the first movement of Debussy's 'La mer', performed by piano duo Alexander Milnikov and Olga Pashchenko. The disc it appears on was awarded four stars for recording and five stars for performance in the August issue of BBC Music Magazine.

The movement is entitled ‘De l’aube a midi sur la mer’, meaning ‘From dawn to noon on the sea’. Debussy's 'La mer' was written for orchestra, and here Milnikov and Pashchenko perform an arrangement for piano duo.


If you'd like to enjoy our free weekly download simply log in or sign up to our website.

Once you've done that, return to this page and you'll be able to see a 'Download Now' button on the picture above – simply click on it to download your free track.

If you experience any technical problems please email Please reference 'Classical Music Free Download', and include details of the system you are using and your location. If you are unsure of what details to include please take a screenshot of this page.

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JazzWax Johnny “H” Smith: Open House

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Organist Johnny “Hammond” Smith was relentlessly tasty. Whenever I dig into one of his albums, my feet can’t stop moving. Hi grooves and chord voicings were intoxicating. One of his finest albums from the first track to the last was Open House. Recorded for Riverside in 1963, the album featured Thad Jones (cnt,tp); Seldon Powell (ts,fl); Johnny “Hammond” Smith (org); Eddie McFadden (g); Bob Cranshaw (b); Leo Stevens (d) and Ray Barretto (cga).


Smith also was a wonderful composer. He wrote three of the album’s tracks—Open House, Cyra and Blues for De-De. The rest are standards—I Remember You, Why Was I Born and I Love You, with Alex North’s Theme from Cleopatra included.


Open House
is an uptempo blues, with solos by Powell, Smith and McFadden, a sterling Philadelphia guitarist whose comping behind Powell is exquisite.

Cyra is a beautiful ballad, with a cornet solo by Thad Jones.

I Remember You is an uptempo swinger, and McFadden leads the way on guitar.

Theme From Cleopatra has a bossa nova beat and features Powell on flute. What a gorgeous player, as you’ll recall from my post yesterday on the Billy Taylor Septet’s Brazilian Beat.

Blues for De-De is a light blues march with wonderful chord voicings. Powell on tenor saxophone and Jones on trumpet play juicy unison lines and solos.

Why Was I Born opens with thick, dramatic organ chords by Smith and a solo by McFadden.

I Love You is taken at a peppy, mid-tempo tempo. Smith gets a terrific workout throughout and is joined midway through by Jones on muted trumpet.

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Johnny “Hammond” Smith and Seldon Powell recorded together on two other albums—Look Out! and Black Coffee, both from 1962. They, too, are lovely albums.

Johnny “Hammond” Smith and Seldon Powell both died in 1997.

JazzWax tracks: You’ll find Johnny “Hammond” Smith’s Open House here.

The album also is available at Spotify.

JazzWax clips: Here’s Cyra

And here’s I Remember You

from JazzWax
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