B. Clugston

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  1. Recommendations: Jazz Vinyl Stores in Los Angeles

    Record Surplus in Santa Monica is a good spot.
  2. Sirone

    ESP just tweeted this: @espdisk: We just got word that Sirone passed away in Berlin. His music touched all of our lives. RIP !!!!! A MAJOR LOSS.
  3. Studio Only Groups

    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).
  4. Finally, a WOODY SHAW thread...

    Master of the Art, with Bobby Hutcherson. That is indeed a great one.
  5. Miles Davis Live Records

    My favourites: Plugged Nickel Fillmore East box Cellar Door box In Concert Agharta/Pangea Bootlegs: 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.
  6. Jazz at the Philharmonic

    I haven't listened to enough of these, but two of my favourites are JATP 1946 and 1949, which both feature Bird and Lester Young.
  7. My Friend Hot Ptah has passed.

    Sad news. Really enjoyed his contributions. RIP. My condolences to his family and friends.
  8. Prestige LPs: 1960s Blue Label Pressings

    I've had good experiences with the blue Trident pressings. The hissy, recycled vinyl pressings I think are from an earlier period. I will say the Analogue Productions reissues are excellent and I'm generally not a fan of a lot of the modern vinyl reissues.
  9. CONTEST - 2021 Grey Cup

    That's a neat story about Holloway. He was a great quarterback in the CFL--he could throw the ball like a rocket!
  10. CONTEST - 2021 Grey Cup

    Winnipeg - 40. Go Bombers! Thank you Russell for organizing this again.
  11. 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'."
  12. LF: Golden Years of the Soviet New Jazz on Leo

    There's a few Volume 1s on eBay. As per above message, the label still has the remaining volumes in stock. It was a great series.
  13. Heino - Because We Need Him Now More Than Ever

    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.
  14. Heino - Because We Need Him Now More Than 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.
  15. The followup album, Jazz Orchestra '75, is a fun listen, too.
  16. The ECM has four extra tracks, uses an alternate of "Trudgin'" and omits "Used to Be" from Fusion.
  17. Notable young sidemen in big bands in the 70s-80's

    George Lewis (the trombonist) toured with Count Basie.
  18. Paul Chambers

    Fascinating stories. He certainly does bear a resemblance to Paul.
  19. Sonny Rollins Recommendations?

    Yes! There are pure nuggets of gold on even the most critically derided Rollins albums.
  20. Rega P1 and P2 turntables

    I have a P1 and am happy with it. I didn't see the P2 as being significantly better enough to justify the difference in price.
  21. Favorite ECM Records of the 21st Century

    I'm a big fan of Wolfgang Muthspiel's Where the River Goes and Barre Phillips' End to End.
  22. Julius Hemphill Box Set

    Wow, there's an amazing range of material there. There's even a mention of our own Allen Lowe.
  23. happy Birthday JSngry

    Happy Birthday!
  24. Black Unity Trio – Al-Fatihah

    I did. Really happy with this release. But yes, pressing plants put out variable quality.
  25. Pete Cosey

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