B. Clugston

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  1. 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.
  2. 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/
  3. Which Mosaic Are You Enjoying Right Now?

    Onzy Matthews, discs 1 & 2
  4. 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.
  5. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Anthony Braxton, Five Pieces 1975 (Arista).
  6. 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.
  7. Blindfold Test #131 Discussion Thread

    My first thought was Slava Guyvoronsky, but it does sound more like Bill Dixon towards the end. I'm stumped on the others.
  8. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Dave Liebman, Drum Ode (ECM, Germany) Joseph Scianni with David Izenzon, Man Running (Savoy)
  9. Blindfold Test #131 Discussion Thread

    I did manage to download--just close those boxes that ask you to install something.
  10. His presence certainly didn't help Charles Mingus and Friends in Concert.
  11. Star Trek TV Show

    Fully agree. Season 1 was great and "Balance of Terror" is a must-see. Lots to enjoy in the second season. By Season 3, Gene Roddenberry wasn't as involved, the budget was slashed and there were a lot of bad episodes. That being said, the hippy episode is a guilty pleasure. Shatner's acting and over-acting remain a source of enjoyment. It's pretty sexist by today's standards, though Season 2's "The Apple" does feature a memorable scene where Celeste Yarnell's character takes down a couple of aliens on a planet of Buddy Ebsen lookalikes. That is a good rule. Similar thing with Voyager--it got better once Janeway took her hair out of the bun.
  12. BFT #131 Signup Thread

    Count me in, too. Looking forward to this one.
  13. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    That's a beaurty :tup :tup
  14. Mike Nesmith is Better Than and More Important Than Gram Parsons

    Gene Parsons > Gram Parsons
  15. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Joseph Scianni with David Izenzin (Savoy). The record is called New Concepts and/or Man Running. Great music but sounds like it was recorded by Lennie Tristano.
  16. Technically, two guitars--Balakrishna at this point was playing one of those electric sitar guitar things, probably a Coral. Would love to hear more from that band too.
  17. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    About to play: Steve Lacy/Steve Potts/Irene Aebi, Tips (Hat). Steve Lacy Quartet, One Fell Swoop (Silkheart). Featuring Charles Tyler.
  18. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Captain Beyond, Live in Texas (Purple Pyramid). Great music, but bootleg sound and, like many standard North American vinyl releases these days, heavily warped. Anthony Braxton, Saxophone Improvisations, Series F (America).
  19. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    How is that one? I've often wondered about how it sounds without Vesala's usual cohort on board I call it his American album. More jazzier and less sparse than his ECMs. Some great Reggie Workman on this one.
  20. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    OM, Raitionaha (Japo). The jazz guys, not the stoner duo.
  21. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Lucky Thompson, I Offer You (Groove Merchant). This would be a good one for a blindfold test.
  22. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Ronnie Ball, All About Ronnie (Savoy).
  23. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    It was marketed as a companion to Strange Strings, but it was recorded the year before and with a much smaller group. But similiar musical territory? I'm not all that familiar with Strange Strings, but this one seems like similar territory, but more percussive, less stringy. It has a lot of unfocused noodling, punctuated by oboe. But there's some nice bits as well.
  24. Ornette Coleman, New Vocabulary

    I doubt Coleman would deal with them, and besides, they probably would have made a mess of it. This release seems to be getting out there--I saw a vinyl version in a record store the other day.