Eric B

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  1. I have been listening to, and been floored by, those live recordings of Clifford Jordan and the Magic Triangle lately. Need a spot to remark on my enthusiasm and this is probably the only spot on the internet that might care.

    On Stage Vol. 3 is blowing my mind right now. The first cut, Seven Minds, legit sounds like they're channeling the Coltrane Quartet. Then a couple songs later they're doing this burning calypso St Thomas. Feel like few working bands displayed such mastery and range. 

    Ay other fans??


  2. 19 hours ago, Chuck Nessa said:

    Coincidentally I received 2 orders for the Air Time lp today, both orders from the Atlanta area. Maybe 2 pals smoked some too.

    Ha! Listening again today sober as a judge and it continues to be a rich pleasure. I know backlogs are crazy right now, but have you considered doing vinyl reissues of any of the Art Ensemble titles?  


  3. Just smoked some weed and put on "Air Time"...one of life's rich pleasures. 

    I really only know Mr. Threadgill's Air and Sextett output (although I did get to see Zooid live a couple years ago). Need to dig into the rest of his body of work. Just ordered POOF. 

    That dedication is moving -- I hope Maestros Jamal, Rollins, Shorter, Lloyd, and Shepp have all received it.  


  4. Stoked for the Cookers LP. Gearbox seems like a great outfit. Loved the Mønk archival release they did a couple years back, and this Cookers session looks first-class all the way. 


  5. “The Maze” encourages the performers to collaboratively interact with all the traditionally and graphically notated materials in a manner that problematizes separatist notions of “improvisation” and “composition,” cultivating a sonic universe in which such a binary never existed in the first place.

    Love to problematize separatist notions :rolleyes:

    Incidentally, I had the privilege of seeing Douglas Ewart with Irreversible Entanglements at the Walker in Mpls last night. He really elevated the set.  


  6. Re CD sales -- I read an interesting interview with Steve Feigenbaum of Cuneiform Records recently, from Feb. 2020. Granted Cuneiform is a niche within a niche, but pretty eye opening for me at least.

    https://plusoneme.substack.com/p/steve-feigenbaum-talks-about-cuneiform

    You don’t see much about CD sales.

    They don’t talk about it because it isn’t perceived as interesting or hip by the media. Something that I can sell 1,000 copies of as a CD, if it comes out on vinyl, and the band doesn’t take any from me, maybe I can sell 75 or 100.


  7. On 5/27/2021 at 10:01 AM, Rabshakeh said:

    There is a video on YouTube with audio from a live performance by Geri Allen, backed by Charlie Haden and Paul Motian.

    it seems to have more or less the same cover as the Live at the Village Vanguard release on DIW.

    Is this a bootleg of a live performance, or does anyone know whether it had an official release and/or is still available to purchase?

    Thanks

    I believe this is a boot, originating from a London performance that was broadcast on BBC. It has seemingly disappeared from the web apart from YouTube, though. 

    If you don't already have it, the Geri + Paul + Charlie set from the Montreal Tapes is worth seeking out.


  8. I am dusting off this old thread simply to express my gratitude for the fantastic insight and opinions all of you share on this forum. I just created an account so I can finally register my thanks for this place and for you people.

    Any time I have wanted to get smart about an artist or album over the past couple years I've always just punched [artist] or [album] + organissimo into Google and more often than not I've been led to good stuff. This thread has been one of my faves over the course of my hours lurking here, so seemed a fitting place to say thanks for sharing your insights and for keeping the internet interesting!

    Also, I should add: if anyone would like a copy of the complete performance of Joe's 1971 Junk Club Tokyo set (of "Joe Henderson in Japan" fame), send me a message and I'll get it to you. Even if you're already familiar with 4 of the 5 tunes, hearing the emcee announce "Ladies and gentlemen, Junk is proud to present Joe Henderson Quartet..." as the band slams into "Junk Blues" will get your blood pumping...