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  1. VIDEO: Elvin Jones Trio in 1968

    fabulous clip, thanks I've been recently researching the individual Lps with a view to buying some of them - still reasonably priced. Are there any sessions from the box that you'd particularly recommend? I have and enjoy Poly-currents . Off to cultivate the sideburns as well
  2. World Cup 2010

    I agree. I think Howard did play well and that although England created good chances they didn't make the most of them at all. Both Heskey and Wright-Phillips managed to shoot directly at Howard when there was more empty goal than not to hit - but Howard's positioning and speed off his line certainly intimidated them into their mistakes. England do have a tendency to forget the finer elements of the game as they get more desperate (unlike Spain et al) and resort to long distance shooting. Green's save from Altidore was very impressive too. Some compensation for his earlier mistake
  3. World Cup 2010

    A fairly underwhelming English performance against a spirited US team, I thought. Again England betray their lack of a truly inventive mildfielder who can unpick an organised oppostion (the player that Milner may be in a couple of years). Certainly England's best chances came from out wide where Lennon, Johnson and Gerrard all looked more than capable and beat their man well. I agree, I thought Gerrard had a good game - he was there or thereabouts both going forward and defending - he scored an excellent goal US were useful but shoouldn't have been allowed to stifle England so much. They had the best defender on the night in Unyewu who was mighty impressive
  4. Steve Coleman

    Good to see Pi Recordings releasing a new Steve Coleman http://www.pirecordings.com/album/pi33 A musician whose every release I've looked forward to and thoroughly enjoyed. I hear echoes of his influence in the work of Steve Lehman, Vijay Iyer and Rudresh Mahanthappa to name a few but I don't often hear this influence recognised. The clips of the new release sound strong. I'm looking forward to its european release at the end of the month
  5. The Convergence Quartet - Song/Dance

    Thanks for the tip, Alex. I enjoyed the first one so will be interested to hear this
  6. Archie Shepp

    You might enjoy Horace Tapscott and the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra - Live at I.U.C.C. [Nimbus West] and the original Attica Blues is a killer indeed. Along the same lines, to my ears, is Shepp's "Things have got to change"
  7. Why is the flute a Cinderella in jazz...

    I keep coming across more flute in recent listening... Neil Metcalfe plays some great flute on new Phillip Gibbs/Paul Dunmall release Mumuksuta
  8. CDs for sale

    If anyone's wondering "shall I?" on the Collier, don't hesitate, it's marvellous. Treat yourself to some excellent composing, ensemble and solo playing....or I'll have to buy a second copy so it doesn't go unloved
  9. What music did you buy today?

    Stanley Cowell - Illusion suite Julian Priester - Polarization Richard Beirach - Hubris Tom van der Geld - Patience
  10. Why is the flute a Cinderella in jazz...

    We mustn't forget Nicole Mitchell - very surprised she's not been mentioned (apologies if I've missed it) - excellent trio albums on greenleaf and rogue art with Harrison Bankhead and Hamid Drake. also larger ensemble releases on delmark and firehouse 12. Excellent composer as well. Also, well worth listening to is Michel Edelin Trio - Kuntu (Avenel, Betsch make for an impressive rhythm section) again on rogue art Two great flute players releasing excellent recordings on the slightly freer side of things. Nothing weak, fey or insubstantial about their sound, to my ears at least. Count me in as a flute fan, in the right hands of course......
  11. Burton Greene

    I'm currently enjoying Greene's work on Groder & Greene w. Rob Brown, Adam Lane & Ray Sage from 2007. My first real exposure to him so I've been interested in everyone's views on his previous works - thanks
  12. Yes, this does look interesting. A few, brief clips at Squidco whetted my appetite. looks like a disc of improv and another of more written material. Have Tanaka on a couple of discs and been impressed. Ino, i don't know. Definitely on my "to buy" list. Just read the link and realise it confirms improv/written impression - sorry will read before I post next time!
  13. free jazz album i got, is this a good one?

    over-recorded maybe. Let the "jazz cognescenti" whoever they may be and by whatever criteria they have been selected think what they like. I suspect that for the many folk David Murray's recordings and concerts have been anything but a pose. An exciting and talented player and composer to my ears (but then I don't hang at J&R)
  14. thanks Bev. Yes that's a good service, for sure. I established with Hazel that my email had slipped down a gap somewhere. i'll certainly check out Boundaries and some of the others you mention. A little research today also highlighted Julie Driscoll's 1969 and yes some more recent German releases with Quatouhr here http://www.nurnichtnur.de/frameset_nav_mailorder.htm under the name Zoepf / Schliemann / Charig / Schneider.
  15. Got hold of a copy (the phone proves mightier than the email). What a marvellous album, on the first listen through at least. Feels like a recording to return to many times. I've only known Charig's playing in a few medium-sized ensembles and this is a revelation. Can anyone reccomend other recordings in which he's prominent, especially smaller ensembles? It was the enthusiasm of everyone's response to the news of reissue that persuaded me to try it ,so thanks to everyone involved in the discussion of this release.
  16. Glad to hear it's excellent. Even more intrigued now. just checked and that's the address I used. Think I'll notch this one up to experience...I should have bought it when I had it my hand a fortnight ago. At least I'm enjoying the Eddie Prevost I bought instead
  17. Yes I'm beginning to think of alternatives but it does seem particularly unfortunate to order from the US or bigger supplier. I'd preferred to put money straight into Ogun's coffers and their office is about 500 yards from my home! Maybe I'll go knock on the door...
  18. Just wondering whether anyone's suceeded in ordering via that email address since last week's posts? I emailed Ogun last week enquiring about Pipedream and haven't heard a thing. Anyone had better luck?
  19. I flirted with buying this yesterday from a stall at Freedom of the City. The final decision not to was based on the vocal element. Are the vocals on all tracks? are they wordless or lyrics? Any clues from those in the know gratefully accepted. Cover art is fabulously of its time, it has to be said
  20. Oops, yes. Thanks for the correction. Only defence is it that it'd only been in the house for an hour! Thanks also for the tip on Free State Band. I'll endeavour to follow it up
  21. Robin Kenyatta - Girl from Mozambique [ECM] arrived yesterday, first listen. Bought it primarily for Arild Andersen (who is great throughout) but very impressed by Kenyatta. Need to investigate his music further. but why O why were some LPs so short, only just over 30mins with music this good could've done with another 10mins at least!
  22. great shame, far too young. Jazz Thing 12 will be played here tomorrow
  23. P.E. Hewitt Jazz Ensemble

    thanks for those initial impressions, Stefan. I've risked it and bought on the back of some more samles here http://www.juno.co.uk/artists/Pe+Hewitt+Jazz+Ensemble/ so will be listening to my own soon....can hear the sound isn't audiophile by any means but sometimes the character just comes through. I, too, kind of like the idea of "more obscure than excellent". Sometimes its the 'vibe' or character, for want of a better term and excuse the pun, that makes the music for me. With some spring sunshine here in London the idea of music that's "pushing outward, spiritually and in sound" seems just about right which has meant a lot of Steve Reid recently but now this as well
  24. would love to but I think other commitments may prevent me. I saw Nilsson-Love drum with Brotzmann a few weeks ago and he's very impressive. Also, will the Icelandic cloud have cleared in time or will the Arkestra's residency be entering its third week?!