B. Clugston

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  1. Die Hard is a Christmas Movie?

    Ha! My cousin and I used to watch Die Hard on Christmas Day.
  2. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Jimmy Lyons/Sunny Murray, Jump Up/What to do About (Hat Hut). RIP Sunny Murray. The only guy not listed on the cover--John Lindberg--is really impressive on this one.
  3. Favorite New & New-to-You Recordings of 2017

    Awesome! They really are great releases.
  4. Favorite New & New-to-You Recordings of 2017

    My favourite new release of 2017 is Roscoe Mitchell's Bells for the South Side (ECM). My favourite reissue is Sonny Clark's The 1960 Time Sessions (Tompkins Square), with Sun Ra's The Magic City (Cosmic Myth) not far behind. Favourite new-to-me LPs I came across this year are Jaki Byard's On the Spot (Prestige) and the Masaru Imada Quarter's Now! (Three Blind Mice).
  5. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Art Ensemble of Chicago, Live at Mandel Hall (Delmark) Buddy DeFranco, Odalisque (Norgran), one side features the divine quartet with Sonny Clark.
  6. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Sonny Clark Trio, The 1960 Time Sessions (Tompkins Square)
  7. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Curtis Amy/Dupree Bolton, Katanga! (Heavenly Sweetness reissue). Great album! I wish Dupree Bolton had spent more time in a recording studio. Budapest Chamber Ensemble, Alban Berg - Kammerkonzert/Ligeti - Kammerkonzert (Hungaroton) Andrew Hill, Divine Revelation (Inner City, originally on Steeplechase). A nice one with Jimmy Vass. Not the equal of his Blue Notes, but it's very good and worth a mention on the Obscure Albums thread.
  8. Andrew Hill

    I'm curious what you folks think about Andrew Hill's '70s and '80s albums. Any recommendations? I've really been enjoying Divine Revelation with Jimmy Vass and I quite like Hommage. I've also got Spirit and From California with Love, but was wondering what you all thought about the rest?
  9. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Capers is indeed a great one. I have the pizza box reissue--I'll have to give it a spin later.
  10. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Steve Lacy, Saxophone Special (Emanem).
  11. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Yosuke Yamashita Trio, Clay (Enja). Nice one with Takeo Moriyama on drums and Akira Sakata on clarinet and alto sax.
  12. CONTEST: 2017 Grey Cup

    After 23 seasons! He was good for a very long time. B.C. traded him to Toronto when he was 39. He beat them in the Grey Cup the next year.
  13. +1 Another good vibes record no one talks about is Terry Gibbs, El Nutto (Limelight), with Alice McLeod.
  14. Favorite Records by Living Pianists Since 2000

    Another +1 for Ran Blake! I haven't been keeping up with Slava Ganelin's more recent work, but I quite liked Birds Of Passage with vocalist Esti Kenan Ofri and Ganelin Trio Priority - Live in Germany. Saw the latter band in concert once--amazing concert.
  15. Favorite Records by Living Pianists Since 2000

    Steve Lantner had a couple of nice discs on Hat Hut: Given and What You Can Throw. Our own Alexander Hawkins has been amassing some great releases as a leader.
  16. Here's a great article by Lewis Porter on the inspiration(s) behind John Coltrane's "Impressions." Porter touches upon this in his book John Coltrane: His Life and Music (great book by the way, my only criticism is that it's about 1,500 pages too short ), but this article is much more detailed: Deep Dive with Lewis Porter: The Inspiration(s) Behind John Coltrane's "Impressions"
  17. What are your favorite jazz bossa nova albums?

    One of my favourites is disc 1 of the Onzy Matthews Mosaic Select. Can't believe that session (from 1963) wasn't released at the time.
  18. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Budapest Chamber Ensemble, Alban Berg's Kammerkonzert (Hungaroton). Great version from 1977 from top notch players. The Ligeti piece on side 2 compares nicely to the original. Edward Vesala, Heavy Life (Leo). Vesala's U.S. album, with an all-American band, aside from Stanko plus Iro Haarla on one track. It's fun to hear Vesala's music cross the Atlantic. Nice showcases fro Reggie Workman and Chico Feeman. Steve Lacy, The Forest and the Zoo (Base). Homefromtheforest's old copy!
  19. Tom Petty is gone.

    RIP. There aren't too many examples of rock and rollers who were so consistently good for so long as Tom Petty. So many great songs. Got to see him with the Heartbreakers plus a non-proselytizing Bob Dylan back in 1986.
  20. I agree--nothing amusing about hitting children. It's outrageous he didn't get his ass fired.
  21. Sad news. I'll miss her positive contributions to this board. RIP.
  22. I picked up The Magic City LP reissue by Cosmic Myth Records and it sounds great! Nice package with a foldout insert with detailed notes and session info. Nice to see the Sun Ra catalogue get this treatment. My Brother The Wind, Vol. 1 is out next month.
  23. Steve Lacy 1965-1972

    Fabulous news. Emanem has been releasing some great stuff lately.
  24. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Sal Mosca Music (Interplay). Great solo piano music from 1977.