B. Clugston

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  1. BFT #129 Discussion Thread

    Track 6 is "Mother of the Future," the opening track on Norman Connors' Slewfoot. It was written by Carlos Garnett.
  2. BFT #129 Discussion Thread

    I really enjoyed your Blindfold Test. Lots of interesting tracks. Track 3 is Freddie Hubbard's "Arietsis," or in this case "Aries" from The Body & the Soul.
  3. CONTEST: 2014 Grey Cup

    That was quite the finish--my voice is still hoarse from shouting during the called-back kick return. Hamilton was very undisciplined--too many stupid penalties. I was surprised Calgary only managed 20 points. I took my daughter to the game--it was her first ever football game and she enjoyed, despite the dull start and the endless TV timeouts. Thank you for organizing this! It's a fun annual contest. We were cheering for Hamilton (a relative on my wife's side once co-owned the team), but it was a nice silver lining winning this contest.
  4. CONTEST: 2014 Grey Cup

    Picked up tickets today--I'm going to my first Grey Cup.
  5. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Bill Dixon, November 1981
  6. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Yes, you do need it--it's a great one. Waisvisz is a perfect partner--you can imagine what he does with "The New Duck."
  7. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Steve Lacy, Lumps (ICP). Jimmy Giuffre, Piece For Clarinet and String Orchestra/Mobiles (Verve).
  8. Anthony Braxton

    I have a copy of it somewhere, but haven't listened to it in years. I recall it's entertaining enough, but much different from subsequent creative music orchestra works and more like a big band version of his earlier work with Leo Smith and Leroy Jenkins. At times, it sounds comparable to a Kagel or Stockhausen piece. For example, there's a passage for 100 balloons. Joachim Kuhn is on piano.
  9. Cosby <----> Braxton

    Forces in Motion is an excellent book and a great way to learn about Braxton's music and where he is coming from. Regarding the box sets, both are great, but I'd give the edge to the Mosaic.
  10. Cosby <----> Braxton

    This is from the Braxton Yahoo group recounting a lunch talk Braxton gave in 2007: "He (Braxton) told how Bill Cosby, one of the gatekeepers, had emailed his agent to ask him to participate as a session musician in a band Cosby had organized for the Playboy Jazz Festival). He described how bitter he was towards Cosby's use of his name in his TV show. He said that on the show, the son Teo, was looking for drugs and the pusher was named Anthony Braxton. He (like anyone else) took great offense to this."
  11. BFT #129 Signup Thread

    Sign me up.
  12. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Karlheinz Stockhausen, Momente (DG). I actually prefer the 1965 version, half of which shows up on Side 6.
  13. Who Is Carl Brown?

    Ethan Iverson posted this on his blog a few years back: HH wrote in about another mystery, Carl Brown, the bassist on the Lacy/Cherry Evidence. "I asked Billy Higgins about Carl Brown. I was assuming it was a stage name. He said that was his real name and something like, 'He came to NY, did what he had to do and he split.'" http://dothemath.typepad.com/dtm/2011/04/we-see.html
  14. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Dollar Brand (Abdullah Ibrahim), African Space Program (Enja). Great album with a large ensemble. Sadly my copy is worn--sounds like the previous owner played it a lot on granny's old stereo console with the thrashed needle. Don Ellis At Fillmore (Columbia). I'd give this one 3 3/4 stars, or 1 and 7/8 thumbs up.
  15. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Duke Ellington, Black, Brown and Beige, The 1944-1946 Recordings (Bluebird) Art Ensemble of Chicago, Fanfare for the Warriors (Atlantic)
  16. A possibly heretical statement re Bill Evans' first trio

    Put me down as a big fan of the Village Vanguard recordings, though perhaps heretically, I listen to Living Time with George Russell more often.
  17. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Anima (Pilz). German improv from Limpe and Paul Fuchs, with Austrians Friedrich Gulda and J.A. Rettenbacher sitting in.
  18. Ted Nash

    Someone (JSngry?) posted this Don Ellis video from 1978 in another thread recently. At the end of the first video Ellis introduces a young Ted Nash fresh out of high school. His solo spot is in the following video. http://youtu.be/XUJL-7rOvDc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVhNbhiREDU
  19. The Mirror newspaper is not noted for getting it right.
  20. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Three tracks from the aborted second volume are on the Mosaic set, but I've never heard them. Joachim Kuhn, Sound of Feelings (BYG).
  21. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Henry Threadgill, X-75 Volume 1 (Arista Novus). He sure has his basses covered on this one.
  22. New Yorker writer explains Geoff Dyer 2014: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/richard-brody/coltranes-free-jazz-awesome "He writes like a club patron who insinuates himself into the company of the musicians between sets, extracts their confidences, observes scenes of intimate horror, and then passes them along—using first names and nicknames—as if to flaunt his faux-insider status. But, when the musicians are back on the bandstand, he never lets them forget that they’re there to entertain him."
  23. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Ooh - yeah, I gotta make a trek to Vancouver to hang with you guys. I'll be rolling into Van in December if anyone is interested in a get-together ! Would love to meet up. DM me when you are in town.
  24. Hemingway is just fantastic on this disc. In his own words: "it is actually the second set that brings chills and tears to my eyes each time I listen to it. It reaches a level of intensity that is nothing short of explosive."