Music and More
General thoughts of fun stuff, like music, books and the like. Thanks for reading.
Tuesday, December 06, 2022
Richard Koloda - Holy Ghost: The Life And Death Of Free Jazz Pioneer Albert Ayler (Jawbone Press, 2022)
Who was Albert Ayler? That is a question that fans and musicians have struggled with for years, through generations of CDs falling in and ou...
Monday, December 05, 2022
Whit Dickey Quartet - Root Perspectives (TAO Forms, 2022)
Pianist Matthew Shipp and drummer Whit Dickey have been recording and performing together in a wide variety of contexts since the early nine...
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
The Comet Is Coming - Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam (Impulse! Records, 2022)
The excellent British reed player and musical conceptualist Shabaka Hutchings plays as King Shabaka alongside keyboardist Danalogue (Dan Lea...
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Miles Davis Quintet - 2nd Session 1956 Revisited (ezz-thetics, 2022)
By 1956, trumpeter Miles Davis was in ascendence, having just signed a lucrative contract with Columbia Records. He led one of the finest ba...
Sunday, November 20, 2022
OXBOW and Peter Brotzmann - An Eternal Reminder of Not Today / Live at Moers (Trost Records, 2022)
An inspired meeting of the minds, OXBOW is a band that plays plays a blend of noise rock, improvised music and blues while tenor saxophonist...
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Jakob Bro / Joe Lovano – Once Around The Room: A Tribute To Paul Motian (ECM Records, 2022)
Joe Lovano and Jakob Bro lead a dynamic nod to the master drummer and bandleader Paul Motian, which features compositions by the leaders and...
Monday, November 07, 2022
Thelonious Monk - Celebrating 75 Years Of His First Recordings, Revisited (ezz-thetics records, 2022)
Brought to the attention of the jazz public in the postwar years by Blue Note Records when the label was looking to update its sound from Ne...
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