Archive for the ‘jazz’ Category


Again with the other blogs

April 28, 2009

Specifically this Inconstant Sol post, atwhere you may download a live set from 1982 of an Arthur Blythe band with Bob Stewart on Tuba and Kelvyn Bell on guitar.


The Tone Generation podcast on synths in jazz.

January 7, 2009

Over here.  Very interesting, includes Bernard Parmegiani playing jazz and Paul Bley playing synth.

NB- the BP link is not his own, but he also has this slow-loading, audio-laden site in French.


Sextant by Herbie Hancock.

December 7, 2008

Sextant by Herbie Hancock is a great record!  I only bring this up because it’s available on Amazon as an MP3 download for $2.97.  Here’s the album’s page at All Music.


It’s tough to be a girl musician…

November 14, 2008

Direct YouTube link

Spike Jones fan site, on Wikipedia, and according to Thomas Pynchon.


Recent acquisitions from Tzadik.

November 7, 2008

It’s been all about the Braxton Arista box since I got it, but I’ve squeezed in a couple of other things too.

Zaebos by Medeski Martin & Wood. This is disappointing. Damn hippies. The first clunker I’ve heard in the Masada Book II series. Buy discs from Tzadik, MP3’s from Amazon.

The True Story Concerning Martin Behaim by Zakarya. Third record of theirs I’ve bought since this post, 413a is still the strongest but it’s all great.  Buy discs from Tzadik, MP3’s from Amazon.

Sojourn by Marty Ehrlich‘s Dark Woods Ensemble. Great playing, great material, very mellow vibe.  Buy discs from Tzadik, MP3’s from Amazon.


Braxton’s Arista output is available.

October 20, 2008

From Mosaic Records.  Lots of related text/video/linkery at the link.  Unfortunately there is no option but to buy the whole wad on 8 cd’s for three figures, but it’s worth it.

This is stuff from the seventies, Dave Holland and Barry Altschul are all over it, Kenny Wheeler and George Lewis are somewhat all over it, and appearances are made by, among others, Richard Teitelbaum, Henry Threadgill, Leroy Jenkins, Frederic Rzewski, Leo Smith, Muhal Richard Abrams, Roscoe Mitchell, Oliver Lake and other WSQ’ers.

Braxton on the web, on wikipedia, Mosaic Records main page.


Listening diary 20080821: This month’s emusic take

August 22, 2008

Album titles link to sample-laden purchase pages at various commercial servers.

Friend Opportunity by Deerhoof.  I love it.  It’s starting to sound like they’ve actually learned how to play their instruments, and it’s not interfering with what they do at all.

The Ellington Suites by Duke Ellington.  I dig it, and I’m still assimilating it, but for now I’m only recommending it if you already have the Far East Suite and the Afro-Eurasian Eclipse.

Mustafa Kandirali by Mustafa Kandirali.  Because there’s no such thing as enough Turkish Clarinet music.  Those are supposed to be funny Turkish i’s with no dots.  Thanks for the hot tip, Laura!

Instrumentals by the Nels Cline Singers.  I like it.  Pretty much exactly what I was expecting.

Looking forward to: Borrowed Arms by Two Foot Yard and Masada Book of Angels vol 11: Zaebos by Medeski Martin and Wood.