B. Clugston

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About B. Clugston

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  • Birthday 03/07/1967

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  1. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Dollar Brand, African Space Program (Enja). Great music, though this is one album that sounds much better on CD. I've listened to a few copies of this over the years and all have sounded not so great.
  2. "Legal trouble may be brewing for a Northern California brewery that sells “Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale,” with a label showing jazz pioneer Thelonious Monk in his trademark cap and sunglasses in front of a halo of piano keys...." https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Monk-s-son-wins-right-to-sue-over-Brother-12553201.php
  3. Roswell Rudd (1935-2017)

    RIP. Fabulous musician and a wonderful champion of Herbie Nichols. Great pic Allen. I was just reading this piece by Frances Davis about Roswell Rudd's Catskill days and it ended with this postscript: "The New York Art Quartet reunion never happened, and Rudd eventually lost his job at the Granit. The good news is that he’s been working with the tenor saxophonist Allen Low (sic)."
  4. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Interesting! Glad the replacement worked out so well. Susanne Lautenbacher, Biber -- Sonatas for Violin (Vox). Nice 1960s recording of the Mystery Sonatas, mastered by RVG.
  5. Die Hard is a Christmas Movie?

    Ha! My cousin and I used to watch Die Hard on Christmas Day.
  6. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Jimmy Lyons/Sunny Murray, Jump Up/What to do About (Hat Hut). RIP Sunny Murray. The only guy not listed on the cover--John Lindberg--is really impressive on this one.
  7. Favorite New & New-to-You Recordings of 2017

    Awesome! They really are great releases.
  8. Favorite New & New-to-You Recordings of 2017

    My favourite new release of 2017 is Roscoe Mitchell's Bells for the South Side (ECM). My favourite reissue is Sonny Clark's The 1960 Time Sessions (Tompkins Square), with Sun Ra's The Magic City (Cosmic Myth) not far behind. Favourite new-to-me LPs I came across this year are Jaki Byard's On the Spot (Prestige) and the Masaru Imada Quarter's Now! (Three Blind Mice).
  9. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Art Ensemble of Chicago, Live at Mandel Hall (Delmark) Buddy DeFranco, Odalisque (Norgran), one side features the divine quartet with Sonny Clark.
  10. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Sonny Clark Trio, The 1960 Time Sessions (Tompkins Square)
  11. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Curtis Amy/Dupree Bolton, Katanga! (Heavenly Sweetness reissue). Great album! I wish Dupree Bolton had spent more time in a recording studio. Budapest Chamber Ensemble, Alban Berg - Kammerkonzert/Ligeti - Kammerkonzert (Hungaroton) Andrew Hill, Divine Revelation (Inner City, originally on Steeplechase). A nice one with Jimmy Vass. Not the equal of his Blue Notes, but it's very good and worth a mention on the Obscure Albums thread.
  12. Andrew Hill

    I'm curious what you folks think about Andrew Hill's '70s and '80s albums. Any recommendations? I've really been enjoying Divine Revelation with Jimmy Vass and I quite like Hommage. I've also got Spirit and From California with Love, but was wondering what you all thought about the rest?
  13. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Capers is indeed a great one. I have the pizza box reissue--I'll have to give it a spin later.
  14. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Steve Lacy, Saxophone Special (Emanem).
  15. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Yosuke Yamashita Trio, Clay (Enja). Nice one with Takeo Moriyama on drums and Akira Sakata on clarinet and alto sax.