B. Clugston

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  1. 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'."

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. I saw Golia live with Bobby Bradford, Ken Filiano and Alex Cline and it was every bit of good as you could imagine! I have several of his records on vinyl, which I haven't spun in ages, but they are all good, particularly the trio date ...In the Right Order ... He's a nice illustrator, too--he did the cover to the Dave Holland/Barre Phillips ECM LP.


  10. It's crazy how much the vinyl goes for on this one considering how many were pressed back in the 1960s. I have an original mono with lovely punchy sound. Music Matters reissued it a few years back and it sounds OK, but not as vibrant as the original or even the RVG CD. You are probably in safe hands with a King or Liberty era pressing.

  11. 3 hours ago, Late said:

    For the Ra reissue at least, it does say: "Recordings licensed from ESP Disk N.Y., N.Y." Does that mean anything?

    They've also been working with Ayler's estate for the Ayler recordings.

  12. 1 hour ago, clifford_thornton said:

    now that does seem ridiculous. Are their reissues always so expensive, or just this one?

    Their reissues are always pricy. Limited editions using vintage gear.

    From their website: "For mono masters, the engineers have deployed vintage Danish Lyrec valve reel-to-reel tape recorders and Ortofon valve cutting lathes – machines actually designed to work synergistically by the same exacting manufacturers (Ortofon’s renowned Dr. Schlegel was the pioneer of the moving coil cutterhead – a major advancement in mastering technology that dates from the close of the Second World War – and the company remains the industry leader in valve record-cutting technology after more than 60 years spent manufacturing the specialist mastering engineer’s lathe of choice). Stereo masters also use vintage Neumann and Lyrec valve lathes in tandem with another technological rarity, the hefty EMI BTR2 reel-to-reel valve tape recorder, a wonderful, robust machine so revered in mastering circles that even EMI’s deadly rivals, Decca, once swore by it, as did the BBC, IBC and others, including, naturally, EMI’s own Abbey Road facility."

  13. On 12/4/2019 at 5:49 AM, jazzcorner said:

    I doubt that very much.  Same is with the "DOXY" vinylyls of russian origin. Havent seen a copyright or a license printed on any of their reissues. They dont have even an own logo (SCR)  printed on the disc labels but only the original labels. Thats quite irritating. The pressings are fine but I dont think they do pay a cent for using the content.  Its obviouslyx public domain material acc the european copyrights. Heaven knows where their source for the reissued material is. Have tried to start a thread at Discogs to clear the matter. IMO the "iron is too hot"  so noone dit bite.

    I have three 4 Men reissues and they all have correct copyright and licensing info. They are an American company. Doxy is an Italian-based public domain loophole outfit. No comparison.