B. Clugston

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  1. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Rena Rama, Landscapes (JAPO). Interesting Swedish band with Lennart Åberg, Bobo Stenson and Palle Danielsson. The drummer on this one, Leroy Lowe, is not Swedish and was a new name for me. He was from Pittsburgh and moved to Sweden in the 1970s. Here's a bio: http://www.touchemusic.se/leroylowe.html
  2. Alexander Hawkins Trio

    This sounds great. Congratulations!
  3. Max Roach — It's Time

    I really enjoyed this when I first picked it up. I don't have the same enthusiasm for it any more, but it's still a good date. Highlights for me are Richard Williams and Julian Priester. I'm fine with Clifford Jordan on this one, but I get Allen's point. Re: the multiple sessions. There's some tricky choral parts and I imagine it would have taken a while to get band and choir in synch.
  4. Discovering Jazz - Any suggestions?

    If you like "Little Fox Run," you might enjoy Ornette Coleman's 1960s albums or the Art Ensemble of Chicago's work.
  5. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    I love that album and the complete "on the corner" CD box set is simply incredible Have been spinning that set this week and agree. Just too bad that Bob Belden didn't get the permission to put out the 2x4CD sets ! I think the previously unreleased material from the later sessions included in that set is mostly underwhelming. The introduction price was inflated. What material would have been on those 2x4CD sets, Sidewinder? There were some alternate takes not included, a meandering jam with Miles Davis on organ, the studio version of a piece they played live during the Sam Morrison era, and a brief snippet of Reggie Lucas playing some howling guitar. I wonder if there was an intent to include some unedited "Calypso Frelimo" segments. There's also a 1976 session with Sam Morrison and Pete Cosey with a disengaged Miles on organ. I love that album and the complete "on the corner" CD box set is simply incredible It was a revelation to hear the unedited "On the Corner" takes. I always thought there was far more severe editing done on the two long pieces.
  6. Your Favorite AACM Recordings (no limit now)

    So much to choose from...heck, I'll just go back to the beginning: Muhal Richard Abrams, Levels and Degrees of Light Lester Bowie, Numbers 1 & 2 (or, even better, the All The Numbers reissue, or, even better, The Art Ensemble 1967/68) Joseph Jarman, Song For
  7. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Miles Davis, On the Corner. I never tire of listening to this.
  8. Soft Machine

    Here's more on the Switzerland 1974 release. This is a long way from Robert Wyatt, but I really like this incarnation of the band. "On July 4, 1974, Soft Machine were invited to perform at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, sharing the spotlight with such headliners as Billy Cobham’s Spectrum, Larry Coryell’s Eleventh House and the Mahavishnu Orchestra. This alone was evidence of the band being a dominant presence on the now widely popular jazz-rock scene, which had evolved out of the unique and edgy sound that the band had pioneered a few years before... http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/softmachine.html
  9. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    That's a good one.
  10. $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.
  11. Happy Birthday B. Clugston!

    Thank you all!
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. bass clarinet

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

    Cecil Taylor, Looking Ahead (Contemporary) Cecil Taylor, Conquistador (Blue Note/Liberty)
  17. 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.
  18. Larry young In Paris

    Good one. ?
  19. 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)
  20. 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.
  21. Steve Lacy

    It's called Blossoms. Can't find the website.
  22. 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.
  23. Monk opinions sought

    It's my favourite Monk recording.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.