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Crash Course in Musical Appreciation

Since I’m currently in a writing Dead Zone, I’m sharing a post from fellow blogger and music lover, zumpoems. If you love Jazz, and all things musical, you’ll love his writing and exploration of Jazz, Classical, Rock, and the song birds in your back yard. 68 more words


Fifty Years Ago: Anthony Braxton, 3 Compositions of New Jazz

Though generally not a fan of free jazz, I do enjoy the music I have purchased and heard from Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry and Sam Rivers.  922 more words

Fifty Year Friday


Death metal played on flute and double bass sounds like a rehearsal-room goof, something classical musicians with broad tastes might do to amuse themselves before heading onstage to perform more traditional repertoire. 373 more words

Burning Ambulance

Record Shopping at Home: Circle's Paris-Concert

I went record shopping Friday after work. It had been a really sucky week so I needed to treat myself. In the used jazz section I found a copy of Paris Concert by Circle (Anthony Braxton, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Barry Altschul). 471 more words

Recording Review

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