B. Clugston

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  1. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Shorty Rogers, Cool and Crazy (HMV, UK) 10". Really nice charts and playing, featuring Art "Salt" on saxophone.
  2. Why Capitol Records' vinyl master Ron McMaster is busier than ever
  3. Best wishes on the concerts. Sounds very exciting!
  4. Jimmy Hastings

    He plays flute and bass clarinet on Soft Machine's Third. He gets a flute solo on Side 2.
  5. The Nessa Juggernaut rolls on

    Congrats Chuck! That's very exciting!
  6. Great stuff indeed. Some great stories there.
  7. Congrats! It really is a great record--I really wish that reissue would go ahead.
  8. Favorite single-disc series?

    The late 90s were a golden age for CD reissues and the Verve Elites were the pinnacle. While not technically series, both Impulse and Columbia had a nice run of reissues of interesting titles (I'm thinking the Shepp and the live Rivers on Impulse and Giuffre's Free Fall, etc on Columbia) for a brief period before the major labels started to cheap out again.
  9. Happy Birthday B. Clugston!

    Thank you for the birthday wishes!
  10. I had a dud I had to return too. Robert Hutton goes off on Music Matters here: http://robertmusic.blogspot.ca/2016/03/why-you-wont-see-music-matters-blue.html I agree with you about the sound and I'm very happy with the titles I do have. I think Out to Lunch and Soul Station in particular sound terrific.
  11. Interesting news on Resonance in this interview: "Since then, Feldman has been vetting literally hundreds of historical recordings—mostly for Resonance, where he’s executive vice-president and general manager. Next up for release? A long-lost 1959 studio date by none other than Thelonious Monk. He’s also been handed the keys to the Radio France archives, and has dibs on a greater treasure than the fabled Ark of the Covenant: 12 hours of music by the artist many consider the best saxophonist of all time. Feldman’s not quite ready to name names, so let’s just say that any jazz fan would consider their release a giant step for humanity." http://www.straight.com/music/829826/los-angeles-jazz-detective-zev-feldman-unearths-hidden-treasures
  12. There is an interview with the great cellist Abdul Wadud in the new Point of Departure: http://www.pointofdeparture.org/PoD57/PoD57Wadud.html It's a great read. He's been inactive for quite some time, but, despite the fake death notices that pop up every few years, he's still very much with us.
  13. Out of character recordings.

    Barry Harris is just great on this one. There are at least a few familiar faces for him (Rouse, Davis), but everyone (except for Don Cherry, who should have been given the hook) is united in Monk and Harris fits right in with Lacy and Rudd.
  14. RIP Greg Lake

    RIP. My favourite of the King Crimson vocalists, he had a really interesting voice. He also brought a little much-needed restraint to ELP.
  15. Out of character recordings.

    Another fine example of an out of character recording is Albert Ayler's New Grass. That Boots Brown date with Giuffre is a gas!
  16. Out of character recordings.

    Bill Evans and George Russell's Living Time. Nothing odd about it from a Russell perspective, but hearing Evans buried by a big band featuring the likes of Sam Rivers and Tony Williams is a definite oddity.
  17. BFT 152 Answers Here

    That was a great blindfold test Clifford--lots of names new to me to check out. I especially dug the Karel Krautgartner, Thomas-Pelzer and Soulbrass cuts.The Philly Joe track was a nice stumper.
  18. Thanks for posting. Nice review and it sounds like a fascinating set.
  19. Monk 1959 session on Resonance, Coltrane?

    I wonder if it's just a long version of "My Favorite Things"?
  20. Happy Birthday GA Russell!

    A belated happy birthday to you! Hope you got some nice music.
  21. Bob Cranshaw - RIP

    RIP. That bass line on "The Sidewinder" is what most people remember, but he did a lot great work elsewhere. Me too. When I saw him with Sonny, he had this big grin the entire time. Seemed like a really nice guy based on interviews I've seen of him.
  22. BFT 152 – November 2016 Link and Discussion

    Track 6 is a Steve Lacy composition called "Bone," but I haven't a clue who the musicians are. I agree the bass is great on that one. Stumped on the others too, but am really enjoying every track. Track 2 in particular is great--the clarinet player sounds like Buddy DeFranco meets Philip Rehfeldt.
  23. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Julius Hemphill, Raw Materials and Residuals (Black Saint) Miles Davis, Big Fun (Columbia)
  24. Miles - San Francisco 1970

    It looks like the much-bootlegged Oct. 15, 1970 radio broadcast. Great music, but I'm sure you can get it for free where Left Field found it.