Greg Tate's essay Black Jazz in the Digital Age has been making the rounds of the jazz blogosphere and is well worth reading if you haven't already done so:
"I've always thought of jazz as first and foremost a liberating and even post-liberated enterprise—a tachyon beamed future-sent Black cultural revolution in sound."
There's an interesting interview with Ornette Coleman at newmusicbox:
"You know, sound is just sound. Although in music tempered velocity makes a note sound like it has so many vibrations, I don't think of sound as being vibration. I think of sound being a way of expressing an emotion, especially coming from another human being, like talking. That's sound, isn't it? I hope so."
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