Silver Platters A Real Pleasure!

I have to admit I’m having a bit of trouble with the fact that I’m promoting a U.S. record store on my blog when I really should be promoting the local stores but my experience with Silver Platters has been so good I thought I would share it anyways.  I get to go to Seattle a lot because I’m always picking up performers at the airport there.  I would always make sure that I left early so I could spend a good couple hours at Tower Records.  It was (before the demise of the whole chain) a fantastic store that not only had awesome prices but the best selection that I had ever seen.  I was dis-heartened on a number of levels when Tower closed down because I really There used to be a great Tower Records in Seattle at 701 5th Ave. N.  With the obvious demise of the whole chain I just assumed that once it closed that would be it.  I was very excited to find out that another store has taken its place called SILVER PLATTERS.

Its basically the same store with a different name.  Awesome prices and maybe even a better selection than Tower had as far as jazz.  The great thing about this store is that they have a used section that is actually really good.  I had a great conversation with the manager Herb.  I sort of expected that  he may be another one of the bittered workers in an industry that is dying a slow death.  It was the exact opposite.

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He was great and talked about how the used CD business is really helping the store.  It was just really cool to have a conversation with someone in the CD business that wasn’t totally negative and bitter. I picked up some awesome stuff:

Chris Potter Tentet – Song For Anyone

Chris Potter’s Underground – Follow The Red Line, Live @ The Village Vanguard

Eric Alexander – Temple Of The Olympic Zeus

Jimmy Cobb – Cobb’s Mob

Richard Groove Holmes – On Basie’s Bandstand

Zoot Sims – Zoot Sims Meets Jimmy Rowles

Kenny Burrell – 75th Birthday Bash

Teddy Edwards & Howard McGhee – Together Again


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