B. Clugston

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  1. Harry Miller's Isipingo--Which Way Now

    I'm looking forward to getting this. If you like this music, don't hesitate on the Ogun box, which is getting harder to find. The Isipingo and In Conference are classics. The solo record is good as well. The duo with Malfatti has never really registered with me. The Isingo line-up in the Ogun box is Harry Miller, bass; Marc Charig, trumpet; Mike Osborne, alto saxophone; Malcolm Griffiths, trombone; Keith Tippett, piano; Louis Moholo, drums.
  2. Lee Morgan, the Sidewinder

    I love this album. My favourite Morgan. One of my favourite jazz albums of all time. I love Lee's solo on "Totem Pole." The title track's popularity overshadows a fine set of compostions elsewhere on the album.
  3. Columbia vault reissues wish list

    I wasn´t aware of that. Could you give any reference? CD Columbia COL 4713202 That was a Columbia France reissue IIRC. The same folks who brought us Ornette's Chappaqua Suite and the original CD issue of Such Sweet Thunder.
  4. Columbia vault reissues wish list

    I'm with you on A Drum is A Woman. That was supposed to be out on Legacy by now, but nothing has happened since the merger. I'd also like to see Miles Davis Live at Fillmore East released unedited, but that's likely a job Sony would keep to itself, good relations with Vince pending.
  5. Johnny Coles

    I also recommend the 1964 Mingus European dates he was featured on. His solo on "Ow (Dedicated to a Genius)" was always a treat. The Amsterdam version is great, if it is still to be found.
  6. painkiller

    Guts of a Virgin and Buried Secrets were the two first EPs. They both have gross out covers, the first as titled, the second of a human skull. I think the extreme bondage covers (not to mention the extreme torture cover from Leng T'che) were from Naked City releases. Buried Secrets has Justin K. Broadrick and G.C. Green of Godflesh on two tracks.
  7. painkiller

    PainKiller picked up where Naked City’s hardcore miniatures left off, only with the added authenticity of Napalm Death’s Mick Harris on drums. Zorn and Harris had some mutual admiration, so they hooked up at Bill Laswell’s studio for two EPs of bad boy hardcore. Gratingly enjoyable in small doses, particularly if you like the glory days of grindcore. As Harris left the shackles of grindcore behind him and Laswell’s dub influence became prominent, the songs went from short blasts to longer pieces that included other non-hardcore elements, such as jazz and improv. This is what you get on Execution Ground. There are also a couple of live dates from 1994: Live in Osaka, which appears with everything else mentioned above on the 4-CD set, and Talisman, which is my favourite. With the latter, it is interesting to hear how far Harris had evolved from the Scum days The group has reconvened a few times over the years, but Harris has moved on to industrial and beats and bass projects such as Scorn and hasn’t played with PainKiller in years. The Zorn/Laswell/Hamid Drake plus Mike Patton edition of PainKiller from the Birthday Series was also surprisingly good. Laswell and Drake really lock into some great grooves under Patton’s screams and Zorn’s squonks. There is also another hard-to-find live CD from Japan (c. 1993) which features Haino Keiji.
  8. Sport: 2006 Stanley Cup Game # 7

    I hope this is a classic rather than the Calgary-Tampa Bay snoozefest of two years ago. Edmonton has the momentum and more jump. I'd give the Oilers the edge in terms of coaching. Carolina has more talent, home ice advantage and Cam Ward, who cannot be faulted for the loss the other night. Too close to call, but I'm rooting for the Oilers. The latest I've heard is Doug Weight is not playing, but that could change in an hour.
  9. Oldest CD in your collection

    Mine was Soft Machine's The Peel Sessions, a 2 CD set of BBC performances. The Hendrix at Winterland was another early purchase. First "jazz" discs were Brubeck's The Great Concerts and Getz/Gilberto.
  10. Gyorgy Ligeti R.I.P.

    Sad news. In a lot of ways, his music was the "star" in 2001. Lux Aeterna is an incredible work.
  11. Lone Hiill Reissue Program

    I take issue with Lonehill’s sloppy, misleading and unethical reissues. Two bad examples are Eric Dolphy Quartet’s Complete Recordings Featuring Lalo Schifrin (which does not even include Lalo Schifrin!) and Albert Ayler’s Complete Live At Slug’s Saloon Recordings, which is not complete and competes against a legitimate version that is complete. On the other hand, it’s not like a major label would ever reissue John Graas’ records and Lonehill did. But Lonehill crosses the line way too much for me. A shady label.
  12. Art Ensemble set going away

    That's great news about Nonaah.
  13. Funny Rat

    Thanks for clarifying. I've heard ATTO I and V before and I'd be interested in what the instrumentation/personnel are on the other discs. Cadence still has quite a few of the Sonore discs. I wonder if Leo got involved after Nick Dmitriev's death.
  14. Funny Rat

    I was at the release party 4-5 months ago (with shy arts student girls who designed the covers for the CDs in the set in attendance). I like Tarasov, one of my favorite drummers, but I am not sure I really need 11 of his solo drum discs. Will I get this set? Surely I will. Eventually. (If the price is no more than USD90.) Did I mention that the set was sponsoired by The Ford Foundation? I find it quite amusing (and admirable). I'm presuming this is mostly previously released material. Not sure if I need 11 CDs of solo percussion either, but I'll buy it anyway, especially if is as well done as past major undertakings by Leo (ie. Document, Conspiracy, Divine Madness).
  15. Funny Rat

    The 11 CD/1 DVD set of percussionist Vladimir Tarasov's ATTO pieces appears to be nearing release: http://www.leorecords.com/?m=select&id=CD_LR_817/828
  16. Art Ensemble set going away

    The pressure got to me. I just took the plunge and ordered through Verge.
  17. Pangaea and Agartha

    There's some confusion as to whether Gaumont plays on Disc 1 on Dark Magus. If I recall correctly, Dave Liebman states in his liner notes to the U.S. Dark Magus that Gaumont takes the first solo. However, I read somewhere (in Jack Chambers book, IIRC) that Gaumont himself said he came on stage with Azar Lawrence mid-concert (ie. Disc 2). I don't hear a third guitarist on Disc 1.
  18. Albert Ayler

    Albert Ayler is getting the Impulse Story treatment. Tracks are: Holy Ghost Truth Is Marching In Angels Love Cry Bells New Grass / Message From Albert Free At Last Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe Water Music Untitled Duet Where's "For John Coltrane"? In fact, other than the first two tracks, it's like an Ayler for Lovers. There's more info and cover art at: http://www.ayler.org/albert/html/what_s_new.html
  19. Devotion, My Goal's Beyond (John McLaughlin)

    I've seen references to a June 1970 date for My Goal's Beyond as well as the February date for Devotion. Devotion was released first. Don't own either, so I have no way of confirming.
  20. Funny Rat

    Labrynth is worth a listen--performances of Harrison's early works by a percussion ensemble.
  21. Black Vomit

    From the Dowtown Music Gallery newsletter: WOLF EYES & ANTHONY BRAXTON - Black Vomit: Live May 21st 2005 at 22nd Victoriaville New Musique Actuel Festival (Victo 99; Canada) The third day at Victo 2005 was mostly curated by our pal Thurston Moore and featured a number of noise/improv bands that might not have ever played without his push. Thurston's first pick was a not-so-average trio consisting of cheap electronics, electric guitar and drums who met at school in Kentucky called the Hair Police. Although nothing quite prepared us for the second set by Wolf Eyes. There was a rumor that Mr. Anthony Braxton was going to "sit in" with some noise band called Wolf Eyes, but I don't think anyone took that comment seriously. Word is that he had heard them at a festival in Scandinavia and was floored by their performance. Very strange indeed. When this young, punky noise trio came out and told us that Mr. Braxton would be playing with them ... and then there he was, with his alto, soprano, and sopranino saxes! Shock! And pleasantly intriged surprise! Wolf Eyes is an odd trio of homemade electronics [Nathan Young], electric guitar [Mike Connely] and sax/more electronics [John Olson]. Olson, he of the big shaved head, was also their spokesman: very funny and quite astute. They started with all three members playing some scary processed cymbals as Braxton played some quieter sopranino on top. The trio moved through bowing and scraping metal, intense guitar feedback and growling electronic noise-scapes. It reminded me of Organum at times, just not as accomplished. They ended in a frenzy of pounding noise with screaming vocals that was almost too much. For their encore, they offered Mr. Braxton of playing some other hilariously titled number, or their hit "Black Vomit", and he said, "of course"! It was a tribal, throbbing epic of slow noise that grinded, growled and groaned until it hit its stride and exploded with Braxton squealing sax riding on the waves. Not what anyone would have expected, but it worked and showed how barriers occasionally disappear up at Victo. Wotta show! CD $15 I'm looking forward to hearing this. The Duo with Fred Frith and the Sextet recording from the same festival were very good.
  22. Miles - On the Corner and Beyond

    maybe you should ask the question: who's making all the money off these endless re-celebrations of the music of Satchmo, Bird, Miles, Monk, Mingus, Trane, etc. it isn't the artists, they're long gone. if it's live, like Mingus Big Band, then cool, musicians who need the money get paid for the gig. if it's just more reannotated recompilations of multiple existing compilations of remastered digital masters of vinyl ... you gotta ask the question: how come the average jazz musician can't pay the bills ? part of the answer is that this deification of a few great artists puts much of the jazz buying public into an obsessive-compulsive mode. they don't want to take risks. what's the risk in another Miles or Trane session ? none. it's all great. but how does that help cats who are alive today trying to survive making music ? Anyone interested in On the Corner and Beyond is going to take risks. It's the Miles/Coltrane/Armstrong for Lovers crowd who aren't. And they probably aren't interested anyway.
  23. Miles - On the Corner and Beyond

    Bobby Previte will likely be one of those people upset by On the Corner and Beyond's apparent delay. He wrote the liner notes for On the Corner's live follow-up, Miles Davis In Concert at Philharmonic Hall.
  24. Well, anything prior to 1950 or so would almost have to be comps. They didn't have "albums" back then (at least not in the way you're apparently suggesting). Unless you'd have them replace Pops' "Hot Fives" with "Hello Dolly." And if you watched Ken Burns' Jazz, you might get the impression "Hello Dolly" was one of the greatest jazz albums ever.
  25. new(to me) flutist-robert dick

    That would be Third Stone from the Sun, where he performs with the Soldier String Quartet.