B. Clugston

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  1. 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.
  2. 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"
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. I agree--nothing amusing about hitting children. It's outrageous he didn't get his ass fired.
  7. Sad news. I'll miss her positive contributions to this board. RIP.
  8. 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.
  9. Steve Lacy 1965-1972

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

    Sal Mosca Music (Interplay). Great solo piano music from 1977.
  11. Thanks for the info. Glad to see Numbers 1 & 2 coming out in original form, though it is fascinating hearing the evolution of "Number 2" on the box and All the Numbers. Definitely a session worth having in many formats.
  12. I have a "blue/white" copy of Lester Bowie's Numbers 1 & 2 from that era with an oddity on Side 2. There's a pause following take 6 of "Number 2" followed by a reference or audio tone before the blowout from take 7 begins. I also have an earlier pressing (green top, pink/orange label, Madison address) where the transition runs smoothly.
  13. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Shorty Rogers, Cool and Crazy (HMV, UK) 10". Really nice charts and playing, featuring Art "Salt" on saxophone.
  14. Why Capitol Records' vinyl master Ron McMaster is busier than ever
  15. Best wishes on the concerts. Sounds very exciting!
  16. Jimmy Hastings

    He plays flute and bass clarinet on Soft Machine's Third. He gets a flute solo on Side 2.
  17. The Nessa Juggernaut rolls on

    Congrats Chuck! That's very exciting!
  18. Great stuff indeed. Some great stories there.
  19. Congrats! It really is a great record--I really wish that reissue would go ahead.
  20. Favorite single-disc series?

    The late 90s were a golden age for CD reissues and the Verve Elites were the pinnacle. While not technically series, both Impulse and Columbia had a nice run of reissues of interesting titles (I'm thinking the Shepp and the live Rivers on Impulse and Giuffre's Free Fall, etc on Columbia) for a brief period before the major labels started to cheap out again.
  21. Happy Birthday B. Clugston!

    Thank you for the birthday wishes!
  22. I had a dud I had to return too. Robert Hutton goes off on Music Matters here: http://robertmusic.blogspot.ca/2016/03/why-you-wont-see-music-matters-blue.html I agree with you about the sound and I'm very happy with the titles I do have. I think Out to Lunch and Soul Station in particular sound terrific.
  23. Interesting news on Resonance in this interview: "Since then, Feldman has been vetting literally hundreds of historical recordings—mostly for Resonance, where he’s executive vice-president and general manager. Next up for release? A long-lost 1959 studio date by none other than Thelonious Monk. He’s also been handed the keys to the Radio France archives, and has dibs on a greater treasure than the fabled Ark of the Covenant: 12 hours of music by the artist many consider the best saxophonist of all time. Feldman’s not quite ready to name names, so let’s just say that any jazz fan would consider their release a giant step for humanity." http://www.straight.com/music/829826/los-angeles-jazz-detective-zev-feldman-unearths-hidden-treasures
  24. There is an interview with the great cellist Abdul Wadud in the new Point of Departure: http://www.pointofdeparture.org/PoD57/PoD57Wadud.html It's a great read. He's been inactive for quite some time, but, despite the fake death notices that pop up every few years, he's still very much with us.
  25. Out of character recordings.

    Barry Harris is just great on this one. There are at least a few familiar faces for him (Rouse, Davis), but everyone (except for Don Cherry, who should have been given the hook) is united in Monk and Harris fits right in with Lacy and Rudd.