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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

Anthony Braxton, Dixieland-Style

Here’s an old-timey-jazz-style cover of Anthony Braxton:

It’s “Composition 23 J,” an earlier Braxton piece with a melody even my ear can recognize. The trumpeter is… 127 more words


Jazz Giant Wadada Leo Smith on Four Recent Collaborations

The greatest testament to trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith’s ability to improvise and adapt to creative situations is to look at the list of artists he’s collaborated with since he arrived in the Chicago jazz scene in the mid ‘60s. 1,069 more words

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