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  1. أحمد = Ahmed* ‎– Super Majnoon (East Meets West) [OtoRoku]
  2. Name Three People...

    Shaggy Velma Scooby-Doo
  3. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    really enjoying my first listen to XT's Deorlaf from Café Oto. Spiky stuff indeed from Seymour Wright and Paul Abbott. Wright's playing with Pat Thomas, Noble and Edwards coming up, may have to check that one out
  4. Name Three People...

    TS Monk Judas Priest Elvin Bishop
  5. Name Three People...

    Eric Burdon Tom Waits John Le Mesurier
  6. Name Three People...

    Alan Price Simon Smith A dancing bear
  7. Art Ensemble of Chicago

    This one comes to mind. It's been on my 'to read' list for ages https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/M/bo25125876.html and maybe also George Lewis touches on it in this https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/P/bo5504497.html I'm sure others here will have read them and comment accordingly
  8. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Kind of. I thought it was good in parts but it all seemed a bit too "suited" in that 80s style, a bit trussed up and constrained. I will listen again though
  9. Albert Ayler

    Just watched the documentary, I'd seen it before but was well worth a second viewing. thanks for posting the link. Coincidentally today would have been his 85th birthday
  10. New previously unissued Horace Tapscott

    Glad it's not just me I've gone with the keep them in an outer plastic sleeve option for the time being
  11. Dennis Gonzalez

    Go straight for the Silkhearts, uniformly tremendous
  12. I need to relisten then too. I remember being underwhelmed at the time it was released. I had seen a storming gig of theirs at Ronnies so maybe the album suffered in comparison. Today's been a Yusef Lateef and Paul Horn day here Mono, 1966 Stereo 1964 not the 1957 issue sadly but 1985 Mono, 1978 compilation Mono, 1960 Beware the Jazz bagpipes... and currently maybe some Brotzmann next...
  13. New previously unissued Horace Tapscott

    Have either of you managed to fit the LPs into the sleeve? Nine's too tight to accommodate them. Definition of a first world problem, I realise.
  14. Goooooooooooooooooooooooooool

    Forza Italia! Well played Italy. Best team of the tournament Thanks Brad. Philosophical here, team of the tournament won It's football, everyone knows it's a prospect One other point, the referreeing has been excellent throughout the tournament
  15. Goooooooooooooooooooooooooool

    Well played Italy, the best team won. It's going Rome! tactical errors with substitutions by Southgate explains some of it but by no means all
  16. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    I'm not disagreeing. All I was saying was that with all its faults CF is still worthy of a celebration on FSB and that especially in their early years they released some very good albums.
  17. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    I think that maybe because many CF releases are recorded by the musicians themselves rather than by CF. This I believe is certainly true from when the release schedule went mad after the initial period of a more measured release schedule. Most of those other labels get the musicians into a studio I think, don't they? Foghorn was very 'boutique' that's for sure
  18. Goooooooooooooooooooooooooool

    Completely agree. I think Southgate's demeanour has been largely impressive. He very definitely doesn't come over as jingoistic which doesn't mean that his comments aren't presented that way by our largely rabidly rightwing press ( couldn't help but laugh at the linked article, The Express quoting Bild, the irony). Oh, I'd stick to an Innis & Gunn. A proper beer in whichever manifestation I fear it might well be. From my first posts in this thread I've identified Italy as the standout team. No real reason to change that opinion other than the significant tactical change required by Spinazzola's injury. I won't begrudge the marvellous Giorgio Chiellini holding the trophy aloft. Head says Italy, heart says England
  19. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    That's a great album. One of only two Wilson's I have. Both I really enjoy, I should explore further
  20. Goooooooooooooooooooooooooool

    I'm not going to go there in any detail as that takes us definitely into politics. I will say that that perspective doesn't really chime with mine as I don't think we fought those wars to create a debt or hold any country beholden. The representation of diverse ethnicities in the England squad that reflects our colonial past is a good thing ( the representation not the colonialism) in my view. And yes, the political class in England could be much more representative (I won't speak for other countries). And once again, now back to the footy... I'm being to feel equal parts nervous and sneakingly confident about this evening. Come on England! 😀
  21. Goooooooooooooooooooooooooool

    And why saying "some of the English fans" or even "a minority of" would have made even more difference Oh, I don't judge anyone for changing that stance in the last 10 years. I've practically done so myself which has not been a pleasant experience and saddens me. I just hold on to hope that things will change, slim hope but hope nonetheless. Meanwhile I'll hold onto being a Europhile as tight as I can. And yes, anything more would be political not least because of the political causes. I'll leave it there too. Now, back to the footy...
  22. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Funny, I was just thinking how it was doing a good job of reminding me of the label's output. There was a time 15+ years ago, when they were in the brown cardboard, when I checked their releases religiously. They then seemed to up the release rate exponentially and quality suffered and I drifted away 10 years or so ago. I now stream the occasional release. It's work in highlighting the scene in Portugal has been invaluable and it does provide opportunities for lots of debut recordings I think it's been a very important label in its time and probably deserves a birthday celebration. 20 years is a good stretch. FJB has always paid close attention to the label from its days as SFJ.
  23. Name Three People...

    the apocryphal Master Bates the apocryphal Seaman Staines the very real Captain Pugwash