B. Clugston

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  1. FMP in Retrospect

    FMP is planning a 12 CD retrospective set plus book. Info here: http://www.fmp-label.de/special-subscription/FMPSubscriptionWEB-website1-index.html Contains a mix of issued and unissued material. CDs will also be available separately. I'm excited about CD1. Check out who did the liner notes for CD 12. The CDs: CD 01 (FMP CD 137): Baden-Baden ’75 / Globe Unity Orchestra & Guests 1975 Enrico Rava-trumpet; Manfred Schoof-trumpet; Kenny Wheeler-trumpet; Anthony Braxton-alto saxophone, clarinet; Peter Brötzmann-saxophones & clarinets; Rüdiger Carl-alto & tenor saxophone; Gerd Dudek-soprano & tenor saxophone, flute; Evan Parker-soprano & tenor saxophone; Michel Pilz-bass clarinet; Günter Christmann-trombone; Albert Mangelsdorff-trombone; Paul Rutherford-trombone; Alexander von Schlippenbach-piano; Peter Kowald-double bass, tuba; Buschi Niebergall-double bass; Paul Lovens-drums Unissued (Exception: Titel “Jahrmarkt” by Peter Kowald reissued from PoTorch LP) Liner Notes: G. Fritze Margull, Alexander von Schlippenbach/Rüdiger Carl, Martin Speicher CD 02 (FMP CD 138): In Berlin / Steve Lacy - Solo 1975 & Quintett 1977 Steve Lacy-soprano saxophone; & Steve Potts-alto saxophone; Irène Aebi-cello; Kent Carter-double bass; Oliver Johnson-drums Reissue: Solo (LP Stabs) & Quintet (2. Side Follies) Liner Notes: Bill Shoemaker CD 03 (FMP CD 139): Messer und… / Schweizer/Carl/Moholo 1975/77 Rüdiger Carl-alto & tenor saxophone, clarinet, piccolo flute; Irène Schweizer-piano; Louis Moholo-drums Reissue: LP Messer & 1. Side Tuned Boots Liner Notes: Ulrich Kurth CD 04 (FMP CD 140): at Quartier Latin / Schlippenbach Quartet 1975/77 Evan Parker-soprano & tenor saxophone; Alexander von Schlippenbach-piano; Peter Kowald-double bass; Paul Lovens-percussion instruments Reissue: LP The Hidden Peak & 2. Side Three Nails Left Liner Notes: Klaus Kürvers CD 05 (FMP CD 141): Wolke in Hosen / Brötzmann Solo 1976 Peter Brötzmann-clarinets, alto-, tenor-, bass-saxophone Reissue: first Brötzmann Solo LP Liner Notes: Thomas Millroth CD 06 (FMP CD 142): UND?...plus / Malfatti/Wittwer 1977 Radu Malfatti-trombone, etc.; Stephan Wittwer-guitar, etc. Reissue: LP UND? & Bonus Track Liner Notes: Felix Klopotek CD 07 (FMP CD 143): Piano Solo / Fred Van Hove 1981/86 Fred Van Hove-piano Reissue: LP Prosper 1981 & LP Die Letzte 1986 Liner Notes: Rob Leurentop CD 08 (FMP CD 144): Close Up / Die Like A Dog 1994 Peter Brötzmann-alto-, tenor- & bass saxophone, tarogato, a-clarinet, bass clarinet; Toshinori Kondo-trumpet, electronics; William Parker-double bass; Hamid Drake-drums, tablas Unissued Liner Notes: David Keenan CD 09 (FMP CD 145): Choral-Konzert / Manfred Schulze Bläser Quintett 1998 Paul Schwingenschlögl-trumpet; Manfred Hering-alto saxophone; Heiner Reinhardt-tenor saxophone; Gert Anklam-baritone saxophone; Johannes Bauer-trombone Unissued Liner Notes: Bert Noglik CD 10 (FMP CD 146): Live In Berlin / MANUELA plus 1999 Rüdiger Carl-clarinet, accordion, claviola; Jin Hi Kim-komungo; Hans Reichel-guitar, daxophone; Carlos Zingaro-violin Unissued Liner Notes: Felix Klopotek CD 11 (FMP CD 147): Was Da Ist (live) / Peter Kowald 2000 Peter Kowald-double bass; voice Unissued Liner Notes: Ulrich Kurth CD 12 (FMP CD 148): Stretto / Tristan Honsinger & Olaf Rupp 2010 Tristan Honsinger-cello; Olaf Rupp-guitar Unissued / new Liner Notes: Clifford Allen
  2. Steve Lacy

    I guess they've never heard of French. Aebiphobes should be reassured that her singing is brief, limited to 15 short texts. It's a good album.
  3. Gerard Schwarz - The New Trumpet

    I've got it, but haven't heard it in years. Recall really enjoying it, especially the duet with Oppens.
  4. Ornette Coleman, New Vocabulary

    It actually was released on vinyl as well.
  5. Ornette Coleman, New Vocabulary

    From NPR : In an email to NPR late Wednesday afternoon, Ziv wrote, "New Vocabulary is a collaborative, joint work by professional musicians Jordan McLean, Amir Ziv, and Ornette Coleman, made with the willing involvement of each artist. The album is the end result of multiple deliberate and dedicated recording sessions done with the willing participation and consent of Mr. Coleman and the other performers. Any suggestion to the contrary is unfounded and we deny any allegations of wrongdoing. For any further comment, we refer you to our attorney Justin S. Stern at Frigon Maher & Stern LLP." Another story, from the Fort Worth Star Telegram: http://www.star-telegram.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article21712986.html
  6. Ornette Coleman, New Vocabulary

    There were some red flags: the under-the-radar release, the delay between recording and release, lack of publishing and other info, the fact some tracks sounded like Ornette's sax had been pasted on to a backing track. I heard third-hand gossip that Ornette's camp didn't want this released, but when others were told there was an album of new Ornette, the response was "hell yeah--release it." That being said, it's a highly enjoyable release.
  7. Miles Davis and Mitch Mitchell - really?

    Mitchell was the drummer on a Betty Mabry demo that Miles produced a few months prior to Bitches Brew.
  8. The Nessa Juggernaut rolls on

    Looking forward to this!
  9. Preservation Hall / Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    Great post. Thanks for sharing.
  10. Happy Birthday Allen Lowe

    Happy belated birthday Allen--hope you celebrated in style.
  11. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    cover painting by Gunter Hampel Thanks for posting the cover. Listening to this again--wonderful album.
  12. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Gunter Hampel and his Galaxie Dream Band, Celebrations (Birth). 2 LP set of the octet version of the band. Nice album and I also like the fact I don't have to colour in the cover on this one.
  13. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Rena Rama, Landscapes (JAPO). Interesting Swedish band with Lennart Åberg, Bobo Stenson and Palle Danielsson. The drummer on this one, Leroy Lowe, is not Swedish and was a new name for me. He was from Pittsburgh and moved to Sweden in the 1970s. Here's a bio: http://www.touchemusic.se/leroylowe.html
  14. Alexander Hawkins Trio

    This sounds great. Congratulations!
  15. Max Roach — It's Time

    I really enjoyed this when I first picked it up. I don't have the same enthusiasm for it any more, but it's still a good date. Highlights for me are Richard Williams and Julian Priester. I'm fine with Clifford Jordan on this one, but I get Allen's point. Re: the multiple sessions. There's some tricky choral parts and I imagine it would have taken a while to get band and choir in synch.
  16. Discovering Jazz - Any suggestions?

    If you like "Little Fox Run," you might enjoy Ornette Coleman's 1960s albums or the Art Ensemble of Chicago's work.
  17. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    I love that album and the complete "on the corner" CD box set is simply incredible Have been spinning that set this week and agree. Just too bad that Bob Belden didn't get the permission to put out the 2x4CD sets ! I think the previously unreleased material from the later sessions included in that set is mostly underwhelming. The introduction price was inflated. What material would have been on those 2x4CD sets, Sidewinder? There were some alternate takes not included, a meandering jam with Miles Davis on organ, the studio version of a piece they played live during the Sam Morrison era, and a brief snippet of Reggie Lucas playing some howling guitar. I wonder if there was an intent to include some unedited "Calypso Frelimo" segments. There's also a 1976 session with Sam Morrison and Pete Cosey with a disengaged Miles on organ. I love that album and the complete "on the corner" CD box set is simply incredible It was a revelation to hear the unedited "On the Corner" takes. I always thought there was far more severe editing done on the two long pieces.
  18. Your Favorite AACM Recordings (no limit now)

    So much to choose from...heck, I'll just go back to the beginning: Muhal Richard Abrams, Levels and Degrees of Light Lester Bowie, Numbers 1 & 2 (or, even better, the All The Numbers reissue, or, even better, The Art Ensemble 1967/68) Joseph Jarman, Song For
  19. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    Miles Davis, On the Corner. I never tire of listening to this.
  20. Soft Machine

    Here's more on the Switzerland 1974 release. This is a long way from Robert Wyatt, but I really like this incarnation of the band. "On July 4, 1974, Soft Machine were invited to perform at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, sharing the spotlight with such headliners as Billy Cobham’s Spectrum, Larry Coryell’s Eleventh House and the Mahavishnu Orchestra. This alone was evidence of the band being a dominant presence on the now widely popular jazz-rock scene, which had evolved out of the unique and edgy sound that the band had pioneered a few years before... http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/bandshtml/softmachine.html
  21. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    That's a good one.
  22. $750 LPs Are Hot Sellers at this store.

    This is nuts. $299 for Dave Mason's Alone Together? I could get you 4 for them for a dollar at my local thrift shop. It's weird they don't specify what pressings they are actually selling. For example, Lee Morgan's The Cooker apparently sounds real good, but is it an Blue Note, Liberty, Scorpio? For the price they are asking, you'd think they'd be more forthcoming.
  23. Happy Birthday B. Clugston!

    Thank you all!
  24. bass clarinet

    That's Hugo Queirós on bass clarinet in the clip. He's got lots of videos up on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JeBmqf-x5s