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Everything posted by clifford_thornton

  1. Burton Greene

    yeah, that would make sense.
  2. Burton Greene

    Yes, two as a leader for ESP and sideman appearances with Patty Waters. Wonder what the licensing is on those Cat Jazz albums and whether anybody is getting paid (if they did the first time). Good stuff at least!
  3. R.I.P. Sue Mingus.

    Damn, that is too bad. She did great work. RIP. Regarding Mingus' ALS, it is a TERRIBLE disease, just cruel and awful.
  4. R.I.P. Pharoah Sanders

    Not much to add other than thanks for being here and doing what you did. I agree with Shizuka -- there might be something to the fact that Pharoah passed the day after Coltrane's birthday. Seeing him with Bartz, Tolliver, Nasheet Waits et al. right before the pandemic was mighty fine. He seemed to be having a great time and played long solos with a lot of fire. Glad I got to experience that.
  5. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Tyshawn is rad. I'm sure he'll continue to do what he does best, and that is being Tyshawn.
  6. Are there two James Jacksons?

    Had no assumptions they were the same person and if so, that would be interesting. Of course, James Jacson is pretty interesting in himself!
  7. Boston Jazz Radio Legend Eric Jackson - RIP

    Very sad news. He was helpful to me when I was writing liner notes to and co-producing the Phill Musra/Michael Cosmic reissues on NowAgain. For what it is worth, Eric also played percussion on the Cosmic album and was in their band for a bit in the mid-70s.
  8. Walt Dickerson on Avid

    misread the thread title as Walt Dickerson on Acid. Anyway, love his music. Carry on.
  9. I think it's pretty awful that someone got shot. The pop music world is pretty unappealing to me and long has been. Grew up in the dawn of MTV and became quickly familiar with the idea of music as an image to be sold. Realized that that image was unattainable for me and embracing eccentricity and complexity was more my speed. But the mindset that drives pop music will always be there in some form or another -- it's a commodity, plain and simple, and occasionally that intersects with actual musicality. Also, tastes change -- things that I thought were pap years ago sometimes reveal nuance. New Jack is pretty terrible but late '80s 'grunge' has a lot of quality music. Not the watered-down versions sold on MTV but the real stuff that was being released on SubPop, Homestead, Amphetamine Reptile, Touch & Go, C/Z, etc., that music is intense.
  10. Elvin Jones "Revival: Live at Pookie's Pub" 1967

    maybe, but try to mentally transport yourself to a spaghetti joint on the West Side in 1967 and that'll make it better!
  11. Booker Little

    Aggression on the Eric Dolphy Five Spot recordings for one.
  12. Elvin Jones "Revival: Live at Pookie's Pub" 1967

    if you subscribe to the NYer, Balliett's excellent profile on Elvin which details a lot about Pookie's is well worth a read:
  13. Erich Kleinschuster - ORF 1968-1971

    Aha, that's good to know. They're both good and I really love both trumpeters, but I think these aren't the best in the set/s.
  14. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    New Direction for the Arts -- Free Form Suite -- (Three Blind Mice, JP orig)
  15. Elvin Jones "Revival: Live at Pookie's Pub" 1967

    Damn, I'll buy this.
  16. Erich Kleinschuster - ORF 1968-1971

    that's really cool! Power by Pauer is a banging album. They were on CD in 2005-2007, albeit with some different tracks interspersed. I expect that the mastering is different also.
  17. Is this comment true?

    True dat.
  18. Is this comment true?

    Wow. Yeah, that's insane.
  19. Erich Kleinschuster - ORF 1968-1971

    Just got these as well -- affordable/ish and well-packed courtesy of The Bastards. I think the sound and presentation is really good. The sessions themselves are hit or miss, which is how I always felt about the Sextet's 1970s LPs as-issued. The Sextet session with John Surman as a guest, which didn't make it onto these LPs*, is choice. And of course Kleinschuster and Pauer were part of a brilliant NDR Surman session from '69 too. * google it, it's out in the ether
  20. Is this comment true?

    the problem with the ignore list is that sometimes good commentary gets buried/disappeared as a result. re: news, I tend to side with the left of left of center but that discourse is of course incomplete. That said, if the Guardian knows what's up in terms of NYC culture more than the NYT, that is a problem.
  21. Is this comment true?

    yeah, those columnists are who I was thinking of and bring them to the right of center-left IMO. I'm far from the broader world of journalism and find the NYT pretty pathetic in terms of its cultural coverage, which is pretty nonexistent and a slap in the face given its home city's impact in the arts. But neither paper is what I would call radical, just milquetoast and ready for corrections the next day. I think this thread could veer dangerously close to a political one so I'll stop there.
  22. Joey DeFrancesco RIP

    Sad to hear that people didn't show. However, booking concerts upstate and in the city for several years now I can tell you that there is no magic 8 ball for turnout. Some things I think nobody will show up to are packed, and bills that feel legendary to me produce crickets. My promotion strategy hasn't changed -- actually it's better now -- but you really never know what will happen.
  23. Is this comment true?

    NYT and WSJ are fairly centrist to center-right if they lean in any direction. Very little hardcore about them.
  24. Joey DeFrancesco RIP

  25. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    i haven't forgotten. Want to hear it all really bad!