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  1. It appears from the interview as if this is the...

    It appears from the interview as if this is the first occasion on which this news has been made public.

    The Budapest Concert, slated for release at the end of this month, becomes an even more...
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    Sorry, Sean - I missed this when you first posted...

    Sorry, Sean - I missed this when you first posted it...& then the thread went quiet.

    Not quite library quiet, right enough :)

    I think good malts, & good ages, can take the extra alcohol - 46%...
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    The new ep from Maisha -...

    The new ep from Maisha - https://maisha.bandcamp.com/ - is superb (especially "side 1"). I think Nubya Garcia's solo on the the title track is amongst the best things she's ever done.

    I sometimes...
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    Last time a Villa player scored a hat-trick...

    Last time a Villa player scored a hat-trick against Liverpool was..., 88 years ago!

    Ollie Watkins managed a perfect hat-trick (left, right, head) in the first half!

    And to think, I was...
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    Ian, I have the Walkman NW-A40 with a 256gb sd...

    Ian, I have the Walkman NW-A40 with a 256gb sd card.

    It's small & light - I've tucked it into a little inorlo case, which makes me feel a bit more comfortable about its safety.

    The interface...
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    This cover of Imagine is brutal. Every one of...

    This cover of Imagine is brutal. Every one of Davison's limitations as a singer is exposed. But in truth, the whole band are excruciating.
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    Those Paris session recordings are dreadful......

    Those Paris session recordings are dreadful... About the clearest thing you can hear is the hastening of a band's falling apart by a wholly inappropriate producer!
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    Trane is really far out in these shows - a number...

    Trane is really far out in these shows - a number of which are very well recorded. You can hear Miles almost "retreating" as the tour goes on, playing more & more perfunctory solos, as Trane becomes...
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    I'm guessing that you know that there's a decent...

    I'm guessing that you know that there's a decent (but not complete) bootleg of this show? - from a BBC recording, broadcast on Alan Freeman's Saturday afternoon show on Radio 1...
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    Lol - "five or ten minute medley" - 4 To Be...

    Lol - "five or ten minute medley" -
    4 To Be Over
    5 Perpetual Change
    6 The Prophet
    7 Long Distance Runaround
    8 Wonderous Stories
    9 Rejoice
    10 I've Seen All Good People
    11 The Revealing...
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    :lol Sorry, that was unnecessarily trollish...

    :lol

    Sorry, that was unnecessarily trollish (although it is how I roll with the music on these subsequent records)
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    So, I finally took delivery of the cd of...

    So, I finally took delivery of the cd of Caravan's debut album - & it's quickly become my favourite record by the band. I really like the psychedelic vibe, the wobbly bass, the swirling organs, the...
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    " Anyway, I'm enjoying listening to this stuff....

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    Anyway, I'm enjoying listening to this stuff. I've pretty much gotten through all the music I've heard before, so the rest of the Seven Steps set and the Miles & Trane box are going to be pretty...
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    I just took delivery of the new Mammal Hands...

    I just took delivery of the new Mammal Hands album, Captured Spirits today. It's been on pretty much continuous play - I'm loving it, already, unreservedly.
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    Here's Kevin Ayers perfomring with Robert Wyatt,...

    Here's Kevin Ayers perfomring with Robert Wyatt, David Bedford, & Lol Coxhil:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7xi_p2hQwM

    And here's Ayers performing a song that "Isn't Called Anything",...
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    I think that this is Soft Machine, rather than...

    I think that this is Soft Machine, rather than Matching Mole!

    You can find out more about the history of the ILEA here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inner_London_Education_Authority As is noted...
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    Yes, this is the habit I've got into, Polypet -...

    Yes, this is the habit I've got into, Polypet - whilst it's a really nice feature in Bandcamp that you can download "taster" tracks in advance of full release, it can muddy up track listing/ordering...
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    Glad you're liking this, Ian! Tread carefully...

    Glad you're liking this, Ian!

    Tread carefully with the new one, though - it's a different beast. He's collaborating with some of the London alums, which is great...but the musical direction is...
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    I have If I Could, & Grey & Pink, Frank.

    I have If I Could, & Grey & Pink, Frank.
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    I am not all in with Caravan. For various...

    I am not all in with Caravan. For various reasons. But when I like them I like them a lot. This discussion prompted me to check out the couple of tracks that are on YouTube, & I liked them a lot....
  21. How are you getting on with the Ariwo, Ian? -...

    How are you getting on with the Ariwo, Ian? - it's quickly become one of my deep favourites.
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    Ok, so this has been plenty for me to take the...

    Ok, so this has been plenty for me to take the plunge with Sister Death. It's striking me as existing in a space circled by Beirut, Cobalt Chapel, Goldfrapp, & a soupçon of Nick Cave. Which is a...
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    Picking up the Italian thread woven into Tomás...

    Picking up the Italian thread woven into Tomás post, I'd like to recommend this:
    https://youtu.be/fubDJ5ULg8E

    I feel privileged to count Dave Milligan as a friend, & I believe that this is the...
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    Yes, that's a fair shout, righgt enough (on both...

    Yes, that's a fair shout, righgt enough (on both counts!).

    Pouya Ehsaei, who seems to be the main person behind Ariwo, has been collaborating more recently with alumni from the London scene - such...
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    I agree - Coltrane's solo is extraordinary here....

    I agree - Coltrane's solo is extraordinary here. It's much less focused than, for instance, his One Up, One Down tour de force. In the early sections, he seems to get really caught up in certain...
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    As with Mascodagama's link above to Eyot, I'm not...

    As with Mascodagama's link above to Eyot, I'm not sure if this quite fits the minimalist jazz bill, but following his lead...


    https://youtu.be/Sn0B0y5kS4o

    I caught the set by Ariwo during the...
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    In the Night of Time, by Antonio Muñoz Molina. ...

    In the Night of Time, by Antonio Muñoz Molina.

    I already know that this will be a long, slow, wondrous read.
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    From The Grauniad last week:...

    From The Grauniad last week: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/aug/13/phil-collins-greatest-solo-songs-ranked
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    Very nice article about the great London...

    Very nice article about the great London saxophonist Nubya Garcia in the NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/17/arts/music/nubya-garcia-source.html

    Her new album, Source, is released on...
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    Back in the day, Trane, nobody would have thought...

    Back in the day, Trane, nobody would have thought of The Jam, or The Specials, & especially not The Police, as punk.

    Punk was an event - an interruption - which was almost over as soon as it...
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    Interesting thoughts on Speyside. For me - &...

    Interesting thoughts on Speyside.

    For me - & many traditionalists - Speyside is the spiritual (!) home of whisky. I think that, if your palate adapts to peaty Highland & island malts, then the...
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    There are many "brands" of Glenlivet - the most...

    There are many "brands" of Glenlivet - the most well-known being "The" Glenlivet. The Dufftowm Glenlivet is, I think, a step down - & hard to find, nowadays.

    There are some independent bottlings,...
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    Ian - that's damning with faint praise! ...

    Ian - that's damning with faint praise!

    Glenlivet - the prince of Speyside malts. Aged to 15 years.
    We're in exalted territory.

    And you give it a "not bad"!!!

    :O
    :D
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubxP9vNVDAQ ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubxP9vNVDAQ

    "Pace" is the single from Nubya Garcia's new lp Source, which is due out in a month or so.

    She is one of the real stars of the current London scene,...
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    Chaser is the single, just released, from the...

    Chaser is the single, just released, from the forthcoming new album, Captured Spirits, by Mammal Hands - due out in September.

    https://mammalhands.bandcamp.com/

    As a wee tatster, it does...
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    https://youtu.be/VKIvS2AI5O4 From the Feedback...

    https://youtu.be/VKIvS2AI5O4
    From the Feedback lp, by Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonant.

    This is extraordinary. And brilliant!
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    https://youtu.be/ZpjiUeBOv-0 This is the jazz...

    https://youtu.be/ZpjiUeBOv-0

    This is the jazz dance remix of the third track on Brazillian Dorian Dream. It's probably not to many tastes hereabouts, but I remember this from the jazz dance clubs...
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    He is ridiculously productive. I took a quick...

    He is ridiculously productive. I took a quick listen, & this one didn't grab me. It's a solo outing, with all the instruments overdubbed.

    It was when I was listening, the I checked out the link...
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    I like the new GoGo outing - probably more than...

    I like the new GoGo outing - probably more than any since their debut. I think that they are trying to do something a little different, but I don't think they quite have either the chops or the...
  40. Daniel Herskedal's Call for Winter, released last...

    Daniel Herskedal's Call for Winter, released last week, is one of the best records I've heard in a long time - achingly beautiful & visionary.

    Recorded by Herskedal solo, it reminds me of John...
  41. The little niche occupied by this group, a brief...

    The little niche occupied by this group, a brief incarnation of the Softs, & Elton Dean's Ninesense - with the presence of the Marc Charig, Nick Evans, Lynn Dobson & Dean - hits a real sweet spot for...
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    https://noahhowardaltsax.bandcamp.com/album/live-i...

    https://noahhowardaltsax.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-europe-vol-1

    You never know how much you don't know... In this case, somehow or other, I didn't know anything about Noah Howard. Anyway, I...
  43. I got three albums by Daniel Herskedal - The Roc,...

    I got three albums by Daniel Herskedal - The Roc, Voyage, & a pre-order of his new release, Call For Winter.
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    Happy (lockdown) Bloomsday

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtToq6pmRnM
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    A non-[prog] rock writer's appreciation of Keith...

    A non-[prog] rock writer's appreciation of Keith Tippett:

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/jun/15/keith-tippett-the-jazz-great-music

    (for anyone who doesn't know, Williams writes a nice...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qs1J612nZs ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Qs1J612nZs

    This gives me a lot of pleasure...
  47. "Oddly, when I told him his Keith Emerson Band...

    "Oddly, when I told him his Keith Emerson Band Moscow DVD was fantastic, he said he had not seen it, and couldn't bare to watch it. That was just odd."

    This really is odd. The work of the KEB both...
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    I am very fortunate to have had a song named for...

    I am very fortunate to have had a song named for me: "Robin Song" from the Colin Steele Quintet album
    Even in the darkest places.
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    Sticky: The source of that notorious band, ProgEars Will...

    The source of that notorious band, ProgEars Will Eat Itself! :)

    Seriously - huge respect to you guys who undertake the unpaid & underappreciated labour of moderating this site - literally, wihout...
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    Although as a Scot, it pains me to say so, but I...

    Although as a Scot, it pains me to say so, but I find more or less everything produced by BrewDog to be overhyped sh*te. Their bars, in particular, make manifest everything that is wrong with their...
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    https://grahamcostello.bandcamp.com/track/lyra ...

    https://grahamcostello.bandcamp.com/track/lyra

    Another single out from the admirable Graham Costello's STRATA.

    Down to a quartet for this outing - hopefully, a temporary state of affairs...
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    Ooh - good shout, Xav - bought pretty much...

    Ooh - good shout, Xav - bought pretty much immediately :)
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    Peel is hilarious, as he flubs intro after intro:...

    Peel is hilarious, as he flubs intro after intro: "It's not like this on the Noel Edmonds show..." "Oh no they don't...Perhaps we have some boxing interviews to fill the time..."
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    Here's a fascinating, & well-compiled, mainstream...

    Here's a fascinating, & well-compiled, mainstream media article about the contemporary London jazz scene, which underscores just how important Tony Allen has been in helping to define it's musical...
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    Haha! Of course it is :doh (I was listening to...

    Haha! Of course it is :doh

    (I was listening to Arve's Places of Worship when I typed that :oops )
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    "this dude doing playing he trumpet" You do...

    "this dude doing playing he trumpet"

    You do know that this dude is Arve Henricksen??!!?!

    :lol
  57. Thanks for sharing this fascinating piece of...

    Thanks for sharing this fascinating piece of writing.

    1957. Monk, playing live with Coltrane. Utterly astonishing:


    https://youtu.be/6WjW5orDM2c

    Even amongst Monk's long history of angular,...
  58. I admire the new trio VdG lps, rather than...

    I admire the new trio VdG lps, rather than actively liking them - I just miss the sounds of Jaxon too much to really embrace the new music. That said, I am probably in the camp for which Trisector is...
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    In memory of the great Tony Allen, who so sadly...

    In memory of the great Tony Allen, who so sadly passed away this weekend:


    https://youtu.be/ohix7TnNoQI

    It's fascinating how he gives these Jazz Messenger classics an afrobeat interpretation,...
  60. Thanks for heads upping the Kollar. As a big...

    Thanks for heads upping the Kollar. As a big Tarkovsky fan, I was more or less happy to buy, whatever the music. But then the music turns out to be exquisite. Plus, Arve Henriksen!
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