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Birchall/Smal/Webster: Drop Out

Astral Spirits cassette and download

I’ve heard Birchall and Smal, and Webster and Birchall, but until now I’ve not experienced the explosive synergies resulting from this whole trio of top-notch improvisers assemble. 401 more words

Album Review: Thank You Scientist, "Stranger Heads Prevail"

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then strange must be as well. While Thank You Scientist may sound strange in the world of popular music, their intelligent brand of alternative rock mixed with progressive metal and jazz fusion is right at home in the world of prog. 831 more words


Ep. 01: An Interview with Kirk Hamilton

In the inaugural episode of my new long form interview show, I sat down with Kotaku’s editor-at-large, Kirk Hamilton. We discuss Kirk’s background in jazz music, his journalism career at Kotaku, and how it all jives together. 131 more words


jazz slang poem; cool like the night

I slide into the Jazz gig
mad keen on getting zoomed
the darkness was zippy
and littered with zombies;
my cool instincts picked
out one abstract oolie droolie
who tossed me all abroad

Some slugs in the can tried
tempting me with an a-bomb
instead I scoot and madcap back
to his view and sling musical,
the trumpet sounds feel
ever so cockhanded but the cool
old dude on the drums really gives

I tempt Mr. 93 more words