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  1. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    I have some of those field recordings on LP as well, amazing stuff. Hungaroton put out a few boxes of that material (and Kodaly's).
  2. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Yeah, Potts is on two Chico records on Solid State.
  3. Branford slams Miles

    Yeah, I mean that stuff was there if you dug / listened to college radio; "grunge" actually had a lot of interesting bands, but the better they were the less mainstream press they got. Mudhoney did pretty well in terms of popularity despite the fact that their music was/is fairly non-traditional.
  4. Branford slams Miles

    I mean, there were some weird ass bands in the 1980s scene that later became identified with the term "grunge." U-Men, Mr. Epp and the Calculations, the Melvins, and even Tad were not exactly normal. If you're just going by what was on the radio in 1992 I can't really help you there, but it was a pretty interesting time for rock music. Yes, Geffen were able to be on trend and pour money into signing some weird ass bands to DGC, most of which were loss leaders. Sonic Youth as a legacy band are absolutely huge, even if not exactly Nirvana numbers (and as I understand it, SY got Nirvana signed and received quite the finders fee as a result).
  5. Tony Coe

    Yeah, the Hat set is the only other one I can think of in that particular realm. Zeitgeist is cool as well, larger group though.
  6. Record Store Day 2019

    I bought some used LPs at my local shop, ate free donuts and drank coffee, hung out with friends and talked about music. It was a nice time.
  7. Branford slams Miles

    I dunno, I like it.
  8. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    I would like to own a clean original Brasamba, though the Hokusai cover on this reissue is kinda fun in its way.
  9. Branford slams Miles

    Kenny Kirkland and Wynton Kelly? I suppose I should say that I like the Branford set with the Dead. It's really strong, although one can't attribute that entirely to Marsalis's presence.
  10. Branford slams Miles

    I wouldn't take it as one.
  11. Heart of the Ghost -- wow!

    Sweet -- only one of these guys I've encountered is Luke Stewart, and he's awesome.
  12. Branford slams Miles

    Maybe this has been said elsewhere, but Crouch had been pushing the music of Arthur Blythe, David Murray, Oliver Lake, and possibly Henry Threadgill (can't recall) until he decided to head 'uptown' and get in with the Marsalises. I think that the music of these players in the post-Loft era could really have gotten over in a more interesting way than the Young Lions did, a la Sonic Youth signing to Geffen. That's my perspective, anyway -- what could have been.
  13. Branford slams Miles

    Branford did make a couple of David S. Ware records happen on Columbia. However, the label didn't promote them at all. That said, they got constant rotation at the college radio I worked for in the late '90s/early 2000s.
  14. Branford slams Miles

    FWIW, Wayne also has a trumpet-playing brother, and his brother was/is a hair more interesting than Branford's.