Thursday, October 09, 2008

The New York Times reviews an interesting double bill featuring Henry Threadgill: "Mr. Threadgill, 64, has ages of experience in the jazz avant-garde, with a career stretching to the origins of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. His half of the concert featured Zooid, a working group with Liberty Ellman on guitar, Stomu Takeishi on acoustic bass guitar, Jose Davila on tuba and Elliot Humberto Kavee on drums." (via downbeast)

Big Road Blues continues their wonderful series on the Living Country Blues series with a post and mp3's: "The fact is that the bulk of these artists were older, the remaining holdouts of a fading tradition and the music often sounds like it was trapped in amber, virtually unchanged from the blues of fifty years ago."

Destination Out continues their examination of Anthony Braxton's early career with information and mp3's about the Creative Construction Company and Circle: "One night he sat in with Chick Corea’s trio with Holland and Atschul. The chemistry was immediately apparent and soon they were a group: Circle. One of the most underrated ensembles of the decade. “They changed my life and gave me a new start and new hope for my life,” Braxton recalls. “I’ll always be grateful.”"

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