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Anthony Braxton – Trio and Duet (1974; 2015 expanded reissue)

Here is a review of an expanded reissue of the 1974 recording ‘Trio And Duet,’ exploring two sides of avant-garde great Anthony Braxton.

One Track Mind: Sun Ra, “Outer Nothingness” from Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra (1965)

One Track Mind: Sun Ra, “Outer Nothingness” from Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra (1965)

He passed on way back in 1993, but the earth – no … the universe – still misses him.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Battles, “Atlas” from Mirrored (2007)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Battles, “Atlas” from Mirrored (2007)

Battles hears no formal divide between the avant-garde and the mainstream. I wish more bands felt the same way.

One Track Mind: Ideal Bread, “Crops” from Beating The Teens (2014)

Ideal Bread have made a career of lovingly presenting the music of the great Steve Lacy. On their previous records, The Ideal Bread and Transmit, the group trafficked in more or less straight readings of Lacy’s music.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Fred Frith, “No Birds” (1974)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Fred Frith, “No Birds” (1974)

Many years ago, I made a mix tape specifically for use on long drives in my pickup truck. No, it was not filled with country music.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Nels Cline and Gregg Bendian, “Mars” (1999)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Nels Cline and Gregg Bendian, “Mars” (1999)

I came to this particular record not from Coltrane or from Wilco, but from Anthony Braxton.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Anthony Braxton, “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” (1974)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Anthony Braxton, “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” (1974)

Loving covers of popular music is a grand jazz tradition. From blues vamps to show tunes to popular song of the day, jazz musicians have explored the harmonic opportunities found in pop music.

Half Notes: Marilyn Crispell – Vignettes (2008)

by Mark Saleski Never heard of pianist Marilyn Crispell? I was first exposed to her work via Anthony Braxton’s momumental Willisau quartet recordings. Crispell has a unique style of play, which I put on the shelf next to Cecil Taylor and Keith Jarrett. This was her first solo record on the ECM label, only the start of some great andRead More

Dave Holland – :rarum X (2004)

During the first year or so of my post-college life, I developed a habit of visiting my local record shop every Saturday afternoon (it goes without saying that I already had this habit, maybe not so firmly attached to a particular day). It was an unassuming little store hiding in a nondescript strip mall. Nothin’ special, really … but itRead More

The Joel Yennior Trio – Big City Circus (2010)

The Joel Yennior Trio – Big City Circus (2010)

by Mark Saleski So they were picking up the band instruments, holding them high in the air, and looking for interested faces. When I saw that gleaming trombone, I just knew that I had to learn it. It was seventh grade and the middle school music teacher was looking for students. Just the thought of playing that horn made myRead More

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