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  1. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Paul Bley - Axis (Improvising Artists)
  2. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Steve Lacy Meets Steve Potts (Virgin/Soul Note/Europe 1). A limited-edition (500 copies) two track CD recorded live at the Virgin Megastore in Paris in 1994.
  3. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Bobby Naughton with Wadada Leo Smith and Perry Robinson - The Haunt (Otic) Sunny Murray - Hommage to Africa (BYG) Perry Robinson - The Traveler (Chiaroscruro) Tony Parenti - Ragtime (Jazzology)
  4. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    No - not related to the bebop line. Pearson's "Wahoo" is an original 5/4 blues.
  5. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Last one before bed: Fats Domino - Let the Four Winds Blow (Imperial). An odd one - but that's okay, because it's Fats. It's a reminder that, at least at one time in the US, albums were places to put all the non-hits, with a few hits thrown in. Only two of these songs broke the Top 40 (the title song and "You Win Again"), and some of the selections are pretty odd ("Along the Navaho Trail," "Shanty In an Old Shanty Town"), but it's Fats! And Mr. Lee Allen and the great Roy Montrell are in the band. So I'm on board for the entire ride.
  6. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    A typical evening's progression in the jeffcrom house: avant-ish to mainstream to New Orleans trad. New York Contemporary Five - Consequences (Japanese Fontana) Duke Pearson - Wahoo (BN 80s issue) Preacher Rollo and the Saints - Ostrich Walk (Lion) The last one is not for everyone, for sure. Rollo Layton was a Miami-based drummer, and by all accounts a pretty unpleasant person. His playing is kind of corny, but eight of the twelve tracks here have New Orleanian Tony Parenti on clarinet, and he elevates the music quite a bit. And all but two of these 1951-55 tracks have Marie Marcus on piano. She was a local-hero type journeywoman jazz player (in Miami, then Cape Cod) who was so admired by Whitney Balliett that he wrote a profile of her for The New Yorker. These are the only recordings of her I have. Lion was the cheap-label subsidiary of MGM.
  7. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    I'd start with Places We've Never Been on Vanguard. His deal with the label called for him to make two pop/jazz albums, at which point he'd get to make an album according to his preferences. Places We've Never Been is that album. It must have sold dozens of copies, and the label dropped him. There are two excellent albums from the first decade of this century: Another Place on Label Bleu and The Salzau Quartet Live at Jazz Baltica on Traumton. The former has Jason Moran on drums. All of these represent Green's playing after he reinvented himself after his early-60s soul jazz albums. I think of his mature style as "sideways jazz" rather than straight-ahead jazz, if that makes any sense.
  8. Complete NORK 1922-1925 on Rivermont

    ...with some absolutely wild alto sax solos by the underrated and under-recorded Boyce Brown.
  9. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    This is going to come out wrong - but that's an awful pop/jazz album that's a great subversive pop/jazz album. Bunky's bizarre intro to "Feelings" is worth the price of admission. I love Bunky Green.
  10. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Paul Bley & Annette Peacock - Dual Unity (Japanese Freedom/Black Lion). Kind of a period piece - noisy and fun to spin every once in a while.
  11. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    That was such an important album for me. I passed it on only after I acquired all the tracks elsewhere, usually in better sound.
  12. Blue Note came out with a complete Herbie Nichols set after the Mosaic went out of print, but the Mosaic is a treasure for the booklet with Roswell Rudd's notes.
  13. Ornette - Beauty is a Rare Thing: Complete Atlantic Recordings. From disc 3, the July 26, 1960 session with Cherry, Haden, and Blackwell. Every track is superb; it's amazing that only two of these eleven cuts were released at the time.
  14. What 78 are you spinning right now ?

    Among other 78s, I spun Memphis Minnie's "Please Set a Date" tonight. When I Googled it to see what year it was issued, Google suggested that I schedule a meeting with Memphis Minnie. I'd love for that to be possible!