B. Clugston

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  1. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    That's a good one.
  2. $750 LPs Are Hot Sellers at this store.

    This is nuts. $299 for Dave Mason's Alone Together? I could get you 4 for them for a dollar at my local thrift shop. It's weird they don't specify what pressings they are actually selling. For example, Lee Morgan's The Cooker apparently sounds real good, but is it an Blue Note, Liberty, Scorpio? For the price they are asking, you'd think they'd be more forthcoming.
  3. Happy Birthday B. Clugston!

    Thank you all!
  4. bass clarinet

    That's Hugo Queirós on bass clarinet in the clip. He's got lots of videos up on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JeBmqf-x5s
  5. Edward Vesala

    It is heavy on recitation, but with a recognizable Sound & Fury sound. There are some very short instrumental breaks, but mostly you are getting a reading from the Kalevala in Finnish with some musical accompaniment. I really like it, but I must admit I don't spin it that often.
  6. bass clarinet

    Walter Zuber Armstrong played some nice bass clarinet. Pharoah Sanders got bass clarinet workout during "Leo" (in duet with Rashid Ali) on Coltrane's Live in Japan marathon.
  7. bass clarinet

    He's credited with both bass and contrabass clarinets on the Yoshi's GTM discs.
  8. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Cecil Taylor, Looking Ahead (Contemporary) Cecil Taylor, Conquistador (Blue Note/Liberty)
  9. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    It's nice one from the early days of Ocora. More ritualistic than musical than some of the other African recordings from that period, but really fascinating.
  10. Larry young In Paris

    Good one. ?
  11. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Steve Lacy, Raps (Adelphi) LES DOGON Les Chants de la Vie Le Rituel Funeraire (Ocora) Booker Little, Out Front (Candid/Barnaby) Mal Waldron, Sweet Love Bitter (Impulse/Sparton)
  12. Steve Lacy

    It's called Blossoms. Can't find the website. Thanks, I found information about the single disc on the Senators site. Maybe the box set never came into fruition. I thought I saw a photo of it once, but perhaps I made that up. I recall seeing a photo too on a Belgian website, but there was never any ordering information.
  13. Steve Lacy

    It's called Blossoms. Can't find the website.
  14. Monk opinions sought

    It's my favourite Monk recording. Hmm. .... Interesting, as a big Monk fan I rate this fairly low, it's a bit of a mess IIRC but I've not played it in a while. Being a favourite doesn't mean it's his best, but I find the newcomers bring a freshness to the date that I find really entertaining. Some of Monk's later quarter dates can sound rote, but this one is lots of fun.
  15. Monk opinions sought

    It's my favourite Monk recording.
  16. John Carter

    I bought mine for $30 two years ago. I do occasionally see copies at that price. Weber's piece is liner notes for a reissue, but I don't know if that's wishful thinking or if someone is planning a reissue.
  17. Braxton Iridium box set - Yes or No?

    It's good, but it's sheer size is daunting. You really have to spend a lot of time with this music. There's a one disc CD of this band on Victo if you prefer smaller portions.
  18. All of the Miles bios are full of holes--it seems every author has a period they dislike, skip over, etc. Maybe getting a different author for each decade is the answer.
  19. He also knocks some of Miles' more interesting recordings and goes all Shunryu Suzuki for a bit. But overall, a good book, thanks to his extensive interviews of musicians who played with Miles.
  20. John Carter

    Mark Weber on John Carter's Echoes from Rudolph's. http://markweber.free-jazz.net/2014/11/11/john-carter-echoes-from-rudolphs/
  21. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    Onzy Matthews, discs 1 & 2
  22. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Probably my all time favorite Braxton album. Mine too and arguably the best introduction to him. A shame it never had a standalone CD release.
  23. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Anthony Braxton, Five Pieces 1975 (Arista).
  24. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    New Vocabulary, (System Dialing). Ornette Coleman – Alto Saxophone, Jordan McLean – Trumpet & Electronics, Amir Ziv – Drums, Adam Holzman – piano. My copy has blank labels, so you have to squint and look at the runout groove to figure out which side is which. That's annoying, but the record itself actually sounds great. Great music, too. I'm still curious about why this release took five years to come out and why it had such an under-the-radar release. Whatever the case is, I'm glad it did come out.