B. Clugston

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  • Birthday 03/07/1967

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  1. Black Unity Trio – Al-Fatihah

    I did. Really happy with this release. But yes, pressing plants put out variable quality.
  2. Pete Cosey

    Cosey joined the band in April, so most likely that month. It may be from the Howard University concert.
  3. Derek Bailey

    I don't have any of the Honest Jon's reissues, but Aida, Dart Drug and Cyro are great ones. Not sure if they've reissued them yet, but Figuring with Barre Philips and Village Life with Louis Moholo and Thebe Lipere are great, too. Epiphany/Epiphanies is my favourite of the Company albums, though I don't like how it's now been split across different albums with different speeds. Fortunately, I have the CD and homefromtheforest's old LP.
  4. Diane di Prima 1935-2020

    RIP. She was a great poet.
  5. Blue Note Tone Poet Series to continue in 2020...

    I stopped buying after the Black Fire fiasco, but I understand most of these sound good.
  6. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    I actually love the trippy cover on the Barefield LP, but the music is great too.
  7. Vinny Golia

    I saw Golia live with Bobby Bradford, Ken Filiano and Alex Cline and it was every bit of good as you could imagine! I have several of his records on vinyl, which I haven't spun in ages, but they are all good, particularly the trio date ...In the Right Order ... He's a nice illustrator, too--he did the cover to the Dave Holland/Barre Phillips ECM LP.
  8. Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder

    It's crazy how much the vinyl goes for on this one considering how many were pressed back in the 1960s. I have an original mono with lovely punchy sound. Music Matters reissued it a few years back and it sounds OK, but not as vibrant as the original or even the RVG CD. You are probably in safe hands with a King or Liberty era pressing.
  9. All Things Hat

    They've also been working with Ayler's estate for the Ayler recordings.
  10. Way Out West - $400!

    Their reissues are always pricy. Limited editions using vintage gear. From their website: "For mono masters, the engineers have deployed vintage Danish Lyrec valve reel-to-reel tape recorders and Ortofon valve cutting lathes – machines actually designed to work synergistically by the same exacting manufacturers (Ortofon’s renowned Dr. Schlegel was the pioneer of the moving coil cutterhead – a major advancement in mastering technology that dates from the close of the Second World War – and the company remains the industry leader in valve record-cutting technology after more than 60 years spent manufacturing the specialist mastering engineer’s lathe of choice). Stereo masters also use vintage Neumann and Lyrec valve lathes in tandem with another technological rarity, the hefty EMI BTR2 reel-to-reel valve tape recorder, a wonderful, robust machine so revered in mastering circles that even EMI’s deadly rivals, Decca, once swore by it, as did the BBC, IBC and others, including, naturally, EMI’s own Abbey Road facility."
  11. Reissue labels - legit or not

    I have three 4 Men reissues and they all have correct copyright and licensing info. They are an American company. Doxy is an Italian-based public domain loophole outfit. No comparison.
  12. Does Oscar Peterson get a bad rap?

    Yes, he does get a bad rap, though I agree with Chuck in that he too often took the safe route. I wish he found himself more often in unfamiliar contexts, like Emerson, Peterson & Palmer.
  13. CONTEST: 2019 GREY CUP

    Go Bombers!
  14. CONTEST: 2019 GREY CUP

    The defending champ says Winnipeg 40.