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A Guide to Anthony Braxton’s Robust Jazz Discography on Bandcamp

When it comes to Anthony Braxton’s stupefyingly large discography, the major shock isn’t that he eventually found it necessary to start his own label. In retrospect, the surprise is that this development didn’t take place until the composer and multi-instrumentalist was almost 30 years deep into a masterfully inventive career. 1,376 more words

Featured Music

Braxton Rivers Holland Altschul

Some extremely rare footage of Anthony Braxton, Sam Rivers, Dave Holland, and Barry Altschul performing at the annual jazz festival in Antibes, France in 1974 recently popped up on YouTube. 172 more words

Burning Ambulance

Book Review: Forces In Motion (The Music And Thoughts Of Anthony Braxton) by Graham Lock

Is it possible to enjoy a non-fiction book about a musician whose work you’ve never heard? I would probably have said not before I read Graham Lock’s excellent ‘Forces In Motion’ recently. 388 more words

Book Reviews

Scott Tixier. Cosmic Adventure. New York 2016

Scott Tixier. Cosmic Adventure. New York 2016 Listening to Scott’s playing makes me very happy because the future of modern jazz violin is in very good hands. 15 more words


World of Jazz 250


  1. Anthony Braxton – Brilliant Corners – Six Monk’s Compositions
  2. Arthur Blythe – Epistrophy – Light Blue: Arthur Blythe Plays Thelonious Monk
  3. Art Farmer Quintet – Straight No Chaser – Live at Sweet Basil…
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Trevor Barre

by Phil Freeman

The improvised music scene in 1970s England is a very interesting subject for a book. It’s got lots of dramatic elements: a new form of music emerging, greeted by a mix of enthusiasm, derision, and bafflement; a few dominant personalities, some of whom came into very public conflict with each other; regional scenes battling for recognition in the shadow of a larger central cultural hub; and more. 623 more words

Burning Ambulance

Transcribing Noise — Peter Kalulé


(I). Compression

beyond the drum-insides of this body, beyond that spiralling-spirit-force-of-shape, there is somewhere in the out of memory, the noise of a cumulative pang of heaviness. 513 more words

Experimental Prose