We Still Love the Internet, Part 1


Orgy in Rhythm is one of those rare Web sites that has the power to make the Internet seem totally worthwhile – even after a particularly long day of spam deletion. The proprietor, a UK-based jazz fanatic known as Basoco, spends an inordinate amount of free time converting extremely rare, out-of-print LPs into high bit-rate MP3s. The result is an ever-expanding library of lost classics, Japanese imports and obscure curiosities, posted every week or so for the past four years.

This week, Basoco outdid himself. After writing about pioneering British jazz pianist Stan Tracey, Basoco received a comment on the post from producer Tony Higgins, who let slip that the third volume in his acclaimed series of UK jazz compilations (with Gilles Peterson) had been shelved by Universal. After Orgy in Rhythm’s loyal readers showered admiration on Higgins, the producer replied by offering up the entire third volume – including copious liner notes – to Basoco for free.

Check out Impressed Vol. 3, featuring choice cuts from the likes of Don Rendell and Kenny Wheeler, and explore Orgy in Rhythm for countless free-jazz freakouts, salsa scorchers and afro-funk jams.

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    Official Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday parties are in bold below. Other dates are tour dates for Eamon and/or Justin.

    Friday, April 28th // Planetarium with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin DJing // at the Secret Hi-Fi Loft // $25 // tickets and more info coming soon

    Sunday, May 14th // Mister Sunday Outdoor Season Opener with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20

    Sunday, May 21st // Mister Sunday with Eamon Harkin and special guest Avalon Emerson // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20

    Sunday, May 28th // Mister Sunday Memorial Day Weekend Special with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20

    Sunday, June 4th // Mister Sunday with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20

    Sunday, June 11th // Mister Sunday with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20

    Sunday, June 18th // Mister Sunday with special guest Rick Wilhite all day long // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20

    Sunday, June 18th // Eamon Harkin & Justin Carter at Secret Sundaze // at La Terrazza // Barcelona, Spain // advance tickets and more info

    Thursday, July 13th // Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin at Farr Festival with Avalon Emerson and more // Hertfordshire, UK // advance tickets and more info

    Saturday, July 29th // Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin at Panorama with Jayda G, Anthony Naples, Huerco S and Motor City Drum Ensemble // at Randall's Island // NYC // advance tickets and more info