B. Clugston

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  1. 7 hours ago, ghost of miles said:

    Also, do any of the electric Miles studio records from the late 1960s into the early/mid 1970s include configurations that never performed live?  (The concept seems to potentially reverse there, at least with the "Lost Quintet," into "bands that played live but never recorded in the studio.") 

    From Bitches Brew to On the Corner, Davis' sessions featured all or part of his working band with a lot of extra musicians, most of whom didn't play live with Davis during that period (John McLaughlin sat in a few times live and Maupin did once). 

  2. My favourites:

    • Plugged Nickel
    • Fillmore East box
    • Cellar Door box
    • In Concert
    • Agharta/Pangea 


    • 1969: Rome, Paris Nov. 3 where Corea and DeJohnette swap places on a track, Stockholm Nov. 5 with a nice version of "Nefertiti" and Chick switching to acoustic
    • 1973: Tokyo and Belgrade. Both are in good sound. Belgrade has some nasty Cosey rhythm guitar and Lucas takes the first solo.
    • 1975: Every single Japan date. Fascinating to hear this band reinvent the material every night. You might get compositions superimposed on each other. For Dave can be a dirge one day and a rocker the next. Maiysha gets stretched out to half an hour on later dates, incorporating more of the Honky Tonk riff. There's one night where Lucas takes a wild solo on Funk instead of Cosey. Jan. 22 is in excellent sound, plus you get Cosey playing drums on the final track.

  3. 12 hours ago, felser said:

    Winnepeg 39.  I know nothing about CFL, just did some quick number crunching!  That being said, if any of you have followed it for decades, there was a QB named Condredge Holloway who had great success in the CFL (and is in the CFL hall of fame), and I played on a youth team with Holloway in Huntsville, AL in the mid-60's.  He totally dominated our league (I sat on the bench).


    That's a neat story about Holloway. He was a great quarterback in the CFL--he could throw the ball like a rocket!

  4. 11 hours ago, Teasing the Korean said:

    Thanks.  I realize that folks probably have not been able to absorb all 8 discs already, but regarding the tune repetition, are they basically playing the same arrangements from set to set, or are the tunes reinvented from show to show?

    Note that the band was concentrating on the new tunes while they were being recorded. Listening to the Both/And stuff, they had a much bigger repertoire, including "Ceora," "Willow Weep for Me," and Mabern's "The Chieftain" and "Rakin' and Scrapin'."

  5. On 5/20/2021 at 5:04 AM, Teasing the Korean said:

    I believe that Heino also sued a German heavy Metal band who modeled their look after him.  Supposedly,  in the courtroom, a bunch of the band's fans appeared dressed as Heino!

    Didn't know that about Letterman!  Was that part of "Dave's Record Collection?"

    It may have been, but I can't remember. I do remember it was a running gag that Letterman played out for a long time.

  6. On 5/18/2021 at 9:06 AM, Teasing the Korean said:

    I am starting a thread devoted to the great Heino, to avoid any further hijacking of the Japanese Jazz thread.

    This is arguably the greatest album cover ever:


    I owned this record at one point. When I bought it at the record store, the clerk was talking about how cool Heino is, but I quickly realized he was mixed him up with Haino, as in Keiji Haino, the equally distinct looking Japanese loud guitarist. Letterman used to have these funny segments about Heino. 

  7. 3 hours ago, Late said:

    Bringing things (at least momentarily) back on topic ... fans of Japanese Jazz need to hear this album:


    Jazz Orchestra '73

    If this album were a cocktail (of influences), then the mixture might be, in nearly equal parts:

    • Sun Ra
    • Charles Mingus
    • Woody Herman
    • Toshiko Akiyoshi
    • Henry Threadgill (possibly)

    Terumasa Hino has some standout solos. 

    The followup album, Jazz Orchestra '75, is a fun listen, too.

  8. On 1/7/2021 at 5:16 PM, mrjazzman said:


    Is this a case of mistaken identity on my part?

    Fascinating stories. He certainly does bear a resemblance to Paul.

  9. 4 hours ago, JSngry said:

    I don't know that there has ever been a "sloppy" Sonny Rollins record. There have been various levels of inspiration (often on the same record), but never sloppy.

    Yes! There are pure nuggets of gold on even the most critically derided Rollins albums.

  10. 2 hours ago, Guy Berger said:

    Nope.  Roy, Smith and Khalil Balakrishna left the band just before the 1973 Japanese tour.

    The photo would have been from a US gig between January and May 1973, during which the 10-musician lineup existed.

    Cosey joined the band in April, so most likely that month. It may be from the Howard University concert.

  11. 15 hours ago, OliverM said:

    Tending to always come back to Derek Bailey and to expand my collection, I was wondering if there were any favorites among the Honest Jons output of the last couple of years, especially among some of the Company sessions which weren't previously released on Incus CDs?

    The only one I have picked up from them was Aida. Dart Drug is great but already have it on CD, as for some others.

    I don't have any of the Honest Jon's reissues, but Aida, Dart Drug and Cyro are great ones. Not sure if they've reissued them yet, but Figuring with Barre Philips and Village Life with Louis Moholo and Thebe Lipere are great, too. Epiphany/Epiphanies is my favourite of the Company albums, though I don't like how it's now been split across different albums with different speeds. Fortunately, I have the CD and homefromtheforest's old LP.