B. Clugston

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. RIP Greg Lake

    RIP. My favourite of the King Crimson vocalists, he had a really interesting voice. He also brought a little much-needed restraint to ELP.
  4. Out of character recordings.

    Another fine example of an out of character recording is Albert Ayler's New Grass. That Boots Brown date with Giuffre is a gas!
  5. Out of character recordings.

    Bill Evans and George Russell's Living Time. Nothing odd about it from a Russell perspective, but hearing Evans buried by a big band featuring the likes of Sam Rivers and Tony Williams is a definite oddity.
  6. BFT 152 Answers Here

    That was a great blindfold test Clifford--lots of names new to me to check out. I especially dug the Karel Krautgartner, Thomas-Pelzer and Soulbrass cuts.The Philly Joe track was a nice stumper.
  7. Thanks for posting. Nice review and it sounds like a fascinating set.
  8. Monk 1959 session on Resonance, Coltrane?

    I wonder if it's just a long version of "My Favorite Things"?
  9. Happy Birthday GA Russell!

    A belated happy birthday to you! Hope you got some nice music.
  10. Bob Cranshaw - RIP

    RIP. That bass line on "The Sidewinder" is what most people remember, but he did a lot great work elsewhere. Me too. When I saw him with Sonny, he had this big grin the entire time. Seemed like a really nice guy based on interviews I've seen of him.
  11. BFT 152 – November 2016 Link and Discussion

    Track 6 is a Steve Lacy composition called "Bone," but I haven't a clue who the musicians are. I agree the bass is great on that one. Stumped on the others too, but am really enjoying every track. Track 2 in particular is great--the clarinet player sounds like Buddy DeFranco meets Philip Rehfeldt.
  12. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Julius Hemphill, Raw Materials and Residuals (Black Saint) Miles Davis, Big Fun (Columbia)
  13. Miles - San Francisco 1970

    It looks like the much-bootlegged Oct. 15, 1970 radio broadcast. Great music, but I'm sure you can get it for free where Left Field found it.
  14. W.P. Kinsella RIP

    I was sorry to hear this. I used to work in the same town where he once lived and would see him at McDonald's in the morning, drinking coffee and reading the paper. I never had any interactions with him, but the regulars would always say "Hiya Bill."
  15. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    I've wondered what the story is too. My copy has the TMS label and a Kabell sticker covering up the TMS reference on the cover. There's also a small square of type pasted on the back referencing Kabell. Great music whatever the presentation is.
  16. Steve Lacy

    Looks like the Last Tour was released earlier this year on Emanem: http://www.emanemdisc.com/E5039.html
  17. Denis Charles

    I was just listening to his fantastic drumming on Steve Lacy's Capers just the other day. Definitely not forgotten.
  18. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Seiji Ozawa, Yomiuri Nippon Orchestra, Orchestral Space ( Varèse Sarabende). Stiff reading of Ligeti's "Atmospheres," ring modulator fun with Ichiyanagi, plus fascinating pieces from Xenakis and Takemitsu. Giorgio Gaslini, Gaslini Plays Monk (Soul Note). One of my favourite all-Monk LPs--Gaslini puts a neat spin on Monk.
  19. Jazz records with small strings sections

    When I saw the thread title, that was the first LP that came to mind. Great stuff.
  20. Anthony Braxton

    The latest issue of Sound American us all about Braxton: https://tricentricfoundation.org/index.php/news/sound-american-anthony-braxton-issue-now-available.html
  21. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    In honour of Albert Ayler's birthday... Bells (ESP) and Lorrach/Paris (hat MUSICS)
  22. Questions: Trends in Jazz Vinyl Sales Circa 2015

    That's Fascinating Rhythm? I actually found a Chekasin LP and a Delius/Beecham box set with book when I was there, but otherwise it was as you described. On the bright side, at least their reissues and fusiony crap are cheaper than a certain west side Vancouver record store.
  23. Drummers that were/are also very good composers.

    John Stevens also wrote some good tunes. No Fear (Spotlite, UK), for example, has some good ones.
  24. Drummers that were/are also very good composers.

    Me too. Hal Russell is another, though he played other instruments.