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  1. Spike Wells has tweeted that Ron Mathewson, the great bassist on so many recordings, has died. Jazz In Britain also sent a message to the same effect. Another Covid victim.
  2. Black Unity Trio – Al-Fatihah

    I guess that rather depends on the mother-in-law concerned...is she more of a bebopper?
  3. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Thanks, That's been on my 'to investigate' list for some time. Maybe I just should. edit: just looked at it again and realised my issue with it - Christian Lillinger, whose playing I really don't enjoy, having tried on numerous releases/occasions - undoubted technique but he needs to realise he doesn't have to shove it down everyone's throat all the time.
  4. Black Unity Trio – Al-Fatihah

    The music rates pretty near that as far as I'm concerned Your replacement hopefully
  5. Black Unity Trio – Al-Fatihah

    Mine's arrived. First listen happening now - slight warp {there's that quality control again) doesn't seem to be affecting playback, thankfully.
  6. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    I don't know Schwerdt but I would travel some distance to see Guy and Sommer together live, not so sure about a recording. Also, timings suggest 1CD but below the puff it states 2CD
  7. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    I wasn't too convinced by the line-ups on the Watts disc. I will interested to hear what you make of it.
  8. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Yes that piqued my interest this morning. Looks like a fasciminating set. I'm pleased about the solo disc as I've not heard his other solo disc
  9. New Charles Tolliver

    Gearbox Records tweeted today that they will be releasing a new Tolliver recording this summer entitled 'Connect'. No further details as yet. They usually do a good job so I'm looking forward to knowing more Watch this space, I guess
  10. Matthew Halsall - Salute To The Sun [Gondwana]
  11. Only just snagged it, prompted by a thread elsewhere on the board a few weeks ago
  12. John Coltrane Quartet - Creation [Blue Parrott] a new favourite
  13. Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger - Force Majeure [International Anthem] perfect Sunday afternoon listening
  14. Paul Dunmall

    Posting this for Steve Reynolds and anyone else who enjoys Dunmall
  15. I've used GPM for a few years as my cloud storage and player for downloads, casting to a Chromecast Audio. Not audiophile I realise but a perfectly acceptable set up, for now. Google's decision to close GPM and migrate everyone to YouTube Music has been particularly tiresome as you have to pay for YouTube Music Premium to access the cast function. Thanks Google! I've found Plex as an alternative, working nicely, but not being cloud-based that feels a step backwards. Anyone know of free cloud-based storage/player that has the cast function?
  16. Billy Harper - Trying To Make Heaven My Home [MPS, Spain] today's arrival. Now I just need to improve my Spanish so i can understand the liners...
  17. Diego Maradona (1960 - 2020)

    No, I've not. Thanks for the tip
  18. Diego Maradona (1960 - 2020)

    Genius footballer. The second goal against England in that quarter-final is sublime football and for me eclipses all the fuss about the first goal. Asif Kapadia's film 'Maradona' is a fascinating watch giving some insight into the off-pitch Diego Just to add, I didn't think that at the time, I was apoplectic with rage. Hindsight's a marvellous thing
  19. especially 'In A Sentimental Mood' and particularly Elvin's drumming on that tune Han Bennink & Willem Breuker - New Acoustic Swing Duo in Japan 1984 [Jazz & Now]
  20. So I'm listening to Teddy Charles's 'New Directions' which has some great interaction between Charles and Brookmeyer. Grachan Moncur's work with Bobby Hutcherson on 'Evolution' and the Jackie McLean albums are some of of my all time favourites and features the same instrumental combination. Any other suggestions? Preferably recordings of small groups not larger ensembles where the two instruments aren't so prominent.
  21. Always interested in hearing new to me Bobby H
  22. I don't have that one. Good? Of course it is
  23. Paul Bley

    Never time not to listen to 'Ballads'
  24. what are you drinking right now?

    I've recently been drinking the only Trappist ale brewed in the UK, Tynt Meadow. Brewed at the monastery where my uncle spent his life as a monk.