Thursday, October 04, 2007

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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