It's a drumming blog.
I was always more into "British Steel" myself.Thanks for all the blog posts on blog posting too!
The embarrassing thing is that I only bought that record a couple of years ago- we used to just listen to my friend's cassette when I was listening to it in the 10th grade. I'm glad the blogging series was useful- you do great work and know all the stuff already, but it's always good to hear other people say things.
I see a lot of my old "friends" in your collection. And a few that I'd like to get again, like "Air Lore" and "The Ultimate Elvin Jones."I just got back from Portland, where I made visits to Crossroads, Record Room (a beautiful original Elvin Live At The Lighthouse), Exiled , and CD or No CD in Ashland. Made out like a bandit--21 records for the price of 5 album downloads on ITunes. I just hooked up a turntable after letting it go broken and dormant for 15 years. Playing the vinyl is truly coming home.
I need to get out to those other stores- I just go to Crossroads, and Everyday Music. The music definitely feels more present having the LPs around the studio again- the connection with it feels more instant and real. Plus the great cover art.
Yeah, I went to Everyday too, and found an old Randy Weston record on Trip with Lenny McBrowne on drums and Frank Haynes on tenor. Years ago, around '83 or so, at Joe Federico's in Eugene, I met a 50-something piano player, white guy, who used to play bass at the session at Jimbo's Bop City in SF with Haynes. We talked about this record being one of three that we knew of with Haynes, so it was nice to cop it on this last trip. Wish I remembered that cat's name.
Hmmm, who would that be? God knows I spent enough time at Jo Fed's during that period-- mostly sneaking in and watching my brother play with Dan Siegel, Don Latarski, Richard Smith et al. I wonder if you're thinking of Ed Kammerer? He was a professor at the U of O, and had a jazz duo with Charles Dowd. Unfortunately, he died in the early '90's. If that's not him, and you're dying to find out, look up Andre St. James on my Facebook page- he could definitely tell you who that is.
Thanks--I used to hang with Andre and a pianist named Curtis Woodman back in the day--I'll ask him about that.
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