B. Clugston

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  1. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Julius Hemphill, Raw Materials and Residuals (Black Saint) Miles Davis, Big Fun (Columbia)
  2. 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.
  3. 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."
  4. 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.
  5. Steve Lacy

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

    I was just listening to his fantastic drumming on Steve Lacy's Capers just the other day. Definitely not forgotten.
  7. 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.
  8. Jazz records with small strings sections

    When I saw the thread title, that was the first LP that came to mind. Great stuff.
  9. 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
  10. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    In honour of Albert Ayler's birthday... Bells (ESP) and Lorrach/Paris (hat MUSICS)
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Drummers that were/are also very good composers.

    Me too. Hal Russell is another, though he played other instruments.
  14. 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.
  15. 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!"
  16. BFT 146 REVEAL!

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

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

    Sanborn is great on Tim Berne's Diminutive Mysteries (Mostly Hemphill). He's also guested with John Zorn the odd time.
  19. 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.
  20. Jimmy Hamilton

    That Lucky LP is a great one. Hamilton really shines on it.
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

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

    John Coltrane, Black Pearls (Prestige).