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  1. Is Jackie McLean Black or White?

    The back cover of A.B. Spellman's Four Lives in the Bebop Business:
  2. Thanks for the recommendation on Horizon, there's an LP copy sitting at my local shop, I think I'll pick it up next time I'm there. HutchFan, I'm really enjoying this series. The 70s is probably my favorite decade for jazz, in part because I just like the sounds (can't get enough Rhodes!)--but in part because I'd say I'm a record collector first, and a jazz fan second. I mostly listen to vinyl these days. In practice, that means what I listen to is largely determined by what I can find and afford--so original Blue Notes are pretty much out of the question! (Not that I'm unfamiliar with that stuff, I just bought most of it on CD). But the fact that so many of these 70s records are still so cheap means it's easy to take a chance on something I don't know and discover something new!
  3. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    I unfortunately took them at face value in my younger days, when that kind of stuff was (relatively) cheap and easy to find. I probably passed by a lot of great records because of AllMusic!
  4. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Nice, I got that earlier this year. Some interesting stuff on India Navigation.
  5. CharlesTolliver - The Ringer

    If you do vinyl, Arista reissued it in the late 70s, and it can still be had inexpensively. I picked up a copy earlier this year for around $8-10 I think, along with the Arista press of Paper Man (another one that was originally on Polydor/Black Lion in the UK).
  6. Your 10 (or 5, or 3) favorite ECM albums

    By the way, thank you guys for the warm welcome.
  7. Andrew White (1942-2020)

    Yeah, and I believe he did some recording with the group Natural Life there. RIP Andrew White. Besides Asante, he was on the unreleased Tyner BN session which eventually came out under the name Cosmos.
  8. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Pete Magadini/Don Menza/Dave Young/George Duke - Polyrhythm Edit: This is my first spin, and it's pretty great. They do a version of Menza's "Samba De Rollins", which I knew from his album on Catalyst.
  9. Your 10 (or 5, or 3) favorite ECM albums

    Yes, as Richie was very careful to point out, they are a "contemporary improvised music" label!
  10. Your 10 (or 5, or 3) favorite ECM albums

    There is also an Instagram account dedicated to going through the whole catalog: I came across this interview with Richie Beirach that blew me away. He describes what it was like working with Manfred, and how their working relationship eventually soured.