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  1. Very much looking forward to hearing this
  2. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    I was at that gig, not doing my taxes
  3. Now just finished watching the Leimert Park film. What a great watch with such inspiring sentiments and actions but sadly falling foul of that international cycle whereby artists are replaced by property developers. The amount of music credited to "The Tapscott family" makes me hopeful that there's a lot more that could see the light of day, if they so choose. And finally I understand why his album is titled 'Aieee! The Phantom'. Thanks again for highlighting this gem
  4. Brotzmann Octet / Tentet box back out

    Tentet at Oto, easily one of the concerts of my life too. As Steve says, ten feet away.
  5. Brotzmann Octet / Tentet box back out

    My first exposure to larger group PB. What an introduction, great set. I wonder if this points to more reissues of the Okka catalogue. A fine catalogue to investigate.
  6. Now reading...

    One of my favourite bands at the time. 'Rip It Up' was a constant soundtrack.
  7. Live Streaming Concerts

    Thanks for the notice. I've always wanted to attend Vision, now I get a virtual opportunity. Thankfully streams are available for 24 hours so i won't need to stay up all night. Purchased a Saturday ticket. Keen to see Amina Claudine Myers who I've never seen live.
  8. Asher Gamedze - Dialectic Soul [On The Corner Records] Peter Adjaye - Ceremonies Within: Soundscape For A Countervailing Theory By Toyin Ojih Odutola [Vinyl Factory] Jay Hoggard - Solo Vibraphone [India Navigation]
  9. You were my banker on this...
  10. RIP. I saw their first UK concert, promoting the first album too. Rainbow Theatre, north London. Blew me away.
  11. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Whilst we're on the subject of solo saxophone, this hit the spot https://smallscalemusic.bandcamp.com/album/le-territoire-de-lanche
  12. Thank you for reposting that. I found it very informative and really rather moving. I've had the Iosardi book unopened for years, I need to remedy that. I've now got the Leimert Park film lined up on Vimeo too. I knew nothing about that.
  13. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Well that makes me feel a whole lot better... Yeah, I forgot the Red Trio (great trio) collaborations. I have 'Empire'.
  14. Warren Smith and the Composers Workshop Ensemble - Cricket Song-Poem [Miff Music Company]
  15. Vinny Golia

    Yes, I think i can hear how the layers will reveal themselves over time. There's lots going on. Thanks for the recommendations, I have 'Facts Of Their Own Lives' and my enjoyment of that helped prompt the purchase of the 3LP set. I can safely say I've never seen a Golia CD in a shop in the UK, except maybe the Clean Feeds.
  16. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Now I like SY as much as the next person and more than many and I thought this might be an interesting experience to see how Thurston interacted with such high calibre improvisors. Well, he decided to just play very loudly over them for the entire gig. No concept of listening whatsoever. A shame and a missed opportunity.
  17. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Thanks. I'll investigate those two. I hear all that but what I never get beyond is the technique. I find him a very cold player but that's just how I hear it, I appreciate that.
  18. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    RIP indeed. It was the middle of a heatwave I remember that much and they kept the doors open, thankfully. My non-Jazz fan friends never seem to say 'Yes' when I suggest a similar outing...see what they miss!
  19. Jamil Shabaka & Alex Cline - Duo Infinity [Aten] anyone shed any light on Jamil Shabaka? He appear to have moved into Reggae according to his Discogs listing
  20. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    That was a very nice run of albums but on JMT rather than Winter&Winter, no? Five years since her last release too. Too long. Edit to add: reissues of JMT titles were on Winter&Winter, apologies. Stefan Winter ran both labels I think
  21. Vinny Golia

    Compositions For Large Ensemble. Purchase prompted by this thread and I have to say that first acquaintance is very positive. Some great playing over the three LPs. The compositions are strong too, not just vehicles for blowing. I think it will repay closer attention over repeated listens.
  22. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    I've been following tis discussion with interest and now decide to add my ha'porth. I've seen Shipp a few times too and enjoyed every occasion to varying degrees. The one that I enjoyed the least was his contributions to the David S. Ware Quartet, Susie Ibarra was the star of that evening. I was transfixed by a solo performance in a steaming hot Red Rose Club. Duo with Perelman was excellent and better than the couple of recordings I've heard. But the best was either with Dunmall/Edwards/Sanders at Oto where they took the roof off - I do recognise Steve's description of Dunmall not getting as much space as elsewhere but that didn't dampen my enthusiasm - or the other cracking performance was with Evan Parker and Spring Hell Jack where Shipp played organ and they just grooved like the grooviest thing. I used to listen to his recordings a lot but found there became too many to keep up with (and tihs was before the Perelman duos) and too similar so I stopped bothering. I get the overly dramatic embellishment observation too. Sometimes I quite liked that, not always. He's a musician who I suddenly remember and revisit on occasion, no longer someone that I follow for every new release. Now, John Butcher. He presents me with a conundrum in that everything about my listening tastes suggest I should lap up his recordings but somehow I've never found one that truly grips me. I do keep trying and only last month bought the duet with McPhee and the one with Akio Suzuki, both of which i've enjoyed for the first couple of listens, the Suzuki the more so. I have duets with Hemingway and Paal Nilsson-Love and North By Northwest all of which have sat undisturbed on my shelves for a long time. My favourite has been a Clean Feed called 'A Brush With Dignity'. I need to revisit. Interestingly, given what you've both said about his solo work I don't have any recordings. Also, I've only ever seen him perform twice, once with sanders which was very good and partially released on Emanem. The other is a best forgotten mismatch with Sanders, Edwards and Thurston Moore the latter of whom just musically embarrassed himself to my ears. So in conclusion, I need to investigate solo Butcher more. Suggestions?
  23. Jacques Coursil - Hostipitality Suite [Savvy] lots of care gone into this. A timely and thoughtful piece of work. Thanks to Clifford T for the tip off
  24. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Fataka was/is a very good label. Not come across a dud on it yet.