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  1. BBC4

    Excellent Jazz 625 last night. Gave a really good overview of the current scene. Nice to see 90 minutes of live Jazz on at primetime even if it was on BBC4. I knew all the artists and have albums by a good many but I thought Ezra Collective's trumpeter Dylan Jones really stood out. Kokoroko have a great mix of styles going on and for perhaps the first time I was really convinced by Nubya Garcia's playing (having experienced one of the most intensely exciting nights seeing her live a couple of years ago). Nice nod with the, very good, version of Hum Dono by Sarathy Korwar (whose stream the previous evening was very good too). Nice to see the Manchester segment too. Before the programmes I watched a great concert stream from The Church Of Sound featuring Nathaniel Facey, Gary Crosby, Moses Boyd and Sarah Tetteh amongst others. Facey was on fire
  2. Black Unity Trio – Al-Fatihah

    Mine has moved! Left Akron this morning, where next ?
  3. Not for me, I still remember how disappointed I was on first play of that. Never got to like it, sold it years ago. The first album is a time-capsule of the UK at that time. Squire's attempts, as mentioned by Ghost of Miles, to move the sound away from its dance influences left it's specificity behind. With that, it failed to live up against other rock albums and bands at the time. Having said all that, i need to listen to it again someday
  4. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    definitely in my best of the year selection
  5. Available to stream and download. I would recommend you hear it if you can (and I appreciate you don't 'do' vinyl anymore) The Graham Collier Septet - Deep Dark Blue Centre [Deram, mono] This lights up the room every time I play it, revealing new delights. Possibly the best British Jazz album for me. This listening prompted by starting the Harry B biography.
  6. Black Unity Trio – Al-Fatihah

    I bought my secondhand copy from Mole... I knew Juno had some copies coming, psted upthread, but I found out from Gotta Groove once I'd placed an order with them. Sometimes that's how the cookie crumbles. The Sage did have qualms about the gatefold sleeve though
  7. Black Unity Trio – Al-Fatihah

    That's just rubbing it in....you're going to miss out on the 'will it, won't it, excitement of customs!
  8. John Coltrane's Creation

    I am
  9. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    I've always thought that it was never quite the sum of its considerable parts. Maybe I need to revisit too
  10. Completely agree. Lots more to Life Of Brian compared to Holy Grail "Spare a Talent for an old ex-Leper?" "Naff orf"
  11. John Coltrane's Creation

    Yep, definitely fades. Looks like the full version might only be on the Blue Parrott LP. Great version of 'Chim Chim....' on 'Reflections' so I can live with the LP happily (it was cheap) whilst I track down the full 'Creation'
  12. Black Unity Trio – Al-Fatihah

    It would be too extravagant, wouldn't it...? None that I have heard about. Gotta Groove do respond to emails.
  13. Black Unity Trio – Al-Fatihah

    Mine too. At least they have company whilst they await their transatlantic adventure...meanwhile it's in stock at juno https://www.juno.co.uk/search/?facet%5Bmirror_artist_facetm%5D%5B%5D=black+unity+trio&hide_forthcoming=0 ho hum
  14. Horace Tapscott & Michael Session - Live In Avignon, France 1989
  15. John Coltrane's Creation

    The version of 'Creation' on the 'Reflections' LP, listed as 'Untitled Original' fades out after about 8 minutes
  16. I'm not losing any sleep over them .... Spaza - Uprize! (Music from the Original Motion Picture) [Mushroom Hour Half Hour] album of the year territory
  17. Black Unity Trio – Al-Fatihah

    The anticipation builds...
  18. Mine's a little bit of a crackling good album unfortunately. Doesn't detract too much from the impact of the music though. Signed by Favre and Schweizer too, although I've no proof they're legit.
  19. Pierre Favre Trio - Santana [Pip]
  20. Nice cover art Now this... Bill Dixon - In Italy, volume. 1 [Soul Note]
  21. Billy Harper - The Believer [Baystate] First listen to today's new arrival. Purchased solely based on all the love it gets on this board, and because I like other two BH albums I have. I do think more might well be coming...
  22. Kruder & Dorfmeister - 1995 party like it's...
  23. John Coltrane's Creation

    Thanks for posting this. I've just grabbed a copy of 'Reflections'. Be interesting to hear it after all the comments