B. Clugston

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  1. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Various compositions by Hungarian composer Istvan Lang. Another great album of modern Hungarian compositions on the Hungaroton label.
  2. Paul Smoker - RIP

    Sad news. Smoker was a very interesting player. I like his story about how he wound up playing with Braxton, which is in Mixtery, edited by Graham Lock. He saw Braxton in concert in Portland and met him backstage. The next day it turns out they were on the same plane together and they hit it off. Braxton asked Smoker to send him a tape. After much procrastinating, a tape was sent and soon after, Smoker was asked to join Braxton to do a couple of dates playing Composition 98. Braxton told him to get his music released: "You're committing a crime if you don't get it out!"
  3. BFT 146 REVEAL!

    That was a great BFT. I especially enjoyed the Takeru Muraoka track.
  4. Is the "t" in "often" Silent?

    The t is pronounced in my part of the world.
  5. SNL Sax

    Sanborn is great on Tim Berne's Diminutive Mysteries (Mostly Hemphill). He's also guested with John Zorn the odd time.
  6. George Adams, anyone?

    I love that album. The hand of Manfred is apparent and it sounds more like at a Kenny Wheeler album at times, but all the more fascinating to hear Adams in this context. Heinz Sauer is also part of what is a really interesting group.
  7. Jimmy Hamilton

    That Lucky LP is a great one. Hamilton really shines on it.
  8. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    I saw this album sitting in a second hand shop the other day. I remember seeing Bill Cowsill performing covers in a pub back in the early 90s during one of the many mini comebacks he had in those days. It was sad and kind of surreal. Now spinning: Giorgio Gaslini Jean-Luc Ponty...et al (PA USA) & Philly Joe Jones/Dameronia, Look Stop Listen
  9. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Anthony Braxton and the Three Rivers Tri-Centric Ensemble, Ensemble (Pittsburgh) 2008. Excellent concert organized by saxophonist Ben Opie featuring some of Braxton's older creative orchestra songs. Braxton conducts and plays. There's also a CD-R featuring a high school ensemble doing a great job on some Braxton tunes.
  10. David Baker R.I.P.

    Sad news. Baker is great on those George Russell Sextet dates and is a big reason why they were so good. Glad he went on to have a long, impactful career in music.
  11. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    ??? Hungarian String Quartet, Bela Bartok, The Six String Quartets (DG). Endlessly fascinating music.
  12. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    John Coltrane, Black Pearls (Prestige).
  13. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Walter used to come up to Vancouver to record, teach and busk. I met him a few times and he was a nice guy and quite a character. I've always liked this LP, but certainly it's not in the top echelon of Lacy's works. The CD version has two further duets which appeared on the LP Call Notes. Now playing... John Coltrane, Offering, Live at Temple University (Resonance). It's late period Coltrane, but compared to the Japan and Olatunji concerts, this one comes across as mellow.
  14. Happy Birthday B. Clugston!

    Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes!
  15. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Watazumido-Shuso, The Mysterious Sounds of the Japanese Bamboo Flute (Everest)
  16. Andrew Hill

    I spin Judgement, Compulsion and the Blue Note Mosaic Select the most, but you really can't go wrong with any of the Blue Notes.
  17. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Bill Dixon, Aaron Siegel, Ben Hall, Weight/Counterweight (Broken Research)
  18. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    John Coltrane, Impressions (Impulse, mono) John Coltrane, Coltrane (Prestige/AP) Steve Lacy, Saxophone Special (Emanem)
  19. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    John Coltrane, Soultrane + and the Red Garland Trio (Analogue Productions). Great stuff from the Prestige era. Steve Lacy, School Days (QED). All Monk, before it was fashionable, with Roswell Rudd.
  20. BFT 141 signup

    Sign me up for a download please.
  21. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Kodaly String Quartet, Contemporary Hungarian Chamber Music (Hungaroton).
  22. Robert Craft

    RIP. He also did a lot to bring Schoenberg's work to a wider audience.
  23. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Those albums seem to get forgotten amongst Giuffre's output, but they are great. Kiyoshi Tokunaga and Randy Kaye are an excellent rhythm section for this music. Evan Parker/Derek Bailey/Han Bennink, The Topography of the Lungs (Incus)
  24. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Joseph Jarman and Famoudou Don Moye, Egwu-Anwu (Sun Song) (India Navigation). Nice showcase of both talents without the other guys. Jimmy Giuffre 3, Music for People, Birds, Butterflies & Mosquitoes (Choice). Great album from Giuffre's 70s trio. Lots of flute.