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  1. What 78 are you spinning right now ?

    I came home from my west coast trip with a stack of about 25 78s, found in Bellingham, Washington. Included were half a dozen 1927-29 Red Nichols Brunswicks in original sleeves. I cleaned and spun the Nichols discs last night and really enjoyed them - interesting arrangements, great clarinet by Pee Wee Russell, Benny Goodman, and Fud Livingston, trombone by Miff Mole and Jack Teagarden, and plenty of Adrian Rollini's bass sax. It's funny how I enjoy some music more on 78 than on CD. I have all this Nichols material on a nice Jazz Oracle set which I seldom crack open. This music gets wearing to me at extended lengths - 70 minutes of it is just too much. But a few records, in three-minute chunks, worked perfectly for me, and I enjoyed this band perhaps more than I ever had before. The hot Kansas City band Coon-Sanders Nighthawks has the same effect on me - I gave away the CD I had by the band, but I really enjoy spinning a couple of 78s at a time by them.
  2. Steve Lacy 1965-1972

    I'm stoked about this. I only have the grey-market version of Sortie. Disposability is on my list of ten favorite Lacy albums. Great trio, great playing, and great program: Tunes by Monk, Cecil Taylor, and Carla Bley, improvisations, and Lacy's first recorded composition, "Barble." (Although he later claimed "The Way" as his "opus one." I'll keep my original vinyl, but it will be nice to have a remastered version.
  3. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Marion Brown / Gunter Hampel - Reeds 'n Vibes (IAI). I brought this back from Canada with me earlier this week, thereby worsening the US trade imbalance with our northern neighbors.
  4. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Steve Lacy - The Door (RCA Novus). One of my favorite Lacy albums, largely due to the variety - tunes by Monk, Ellington, Bud Powell, George Handy, and Lacy himself, and no two successive tracks have the same instrumentation. Mr. Lacy would have been 83 today.
  5. The King Oliver Thread

    Oh wow - I need to check that out.
  6. The King Oliver Thread

    I don't know how many years I've been listening to the 1923 Creole Jazz Band recordings - 40 years, I guess - but it's a deep well. They reveal something different every time I listen. Listen to the interplay of Oliver and Armstrong's cornets in "Krooked Blues." Amazing.
  7. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Aurora Nealand / Tom McDermott - City of Timbres
  8. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Piano Red - Rockin' with Red (RCA Camden). A compilation of his RCA Victor singles from the 1950s.
  9. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Air - Air Time (Nessa) Clark-Boland Big Band - At Her Majesty's Pleasure (Black Lion) Aretha Franklin - Spirit in the Dark (Atlantic)
  10. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    No problem. I've got that one, too. It's kind of fabulous.
  11. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Is that the Ahura Mazda single?
  12. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Robert Pete Williams - Louisiana Blues (Takoma)
  13. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    McCoy Tyner - Sama Layuca (Milestone)
  14. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    We're all still alive and we all still like each other!