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Bobby Avey – Authority Melts From Me (2014)

Bobby Avey – Authority Melts From Me (2014)

There have been times in the recent history of jazz when I thought that the MuseumAuthority™ would win out.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Philip Glass, “Music With Changing Parts” (1970)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Philip Glass, “Music With Changing Parts” (1970)

In a recent radio segment, NPR reported on an experiment conducted by University of Arkansas professor Elizabeth Margulis.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Tom Waits, “What’s He Building In There” (1999)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Tom Waits, “What’s He Building In There” (1999)

When somebody says that a piece of music is “out there,” you’ve got to consider the source. If said person only listens to mainstream music (pop music from the radio, for example) then it wouldn’t take a lot to push them out of their comfort zone.

Rhys Chatham – Harmonie du soir (2013)

The 1970s No Wave movement spawned some dark, aggressive, and beautiful music. Do those adjective belong together? Of course!

WTF?! Wednesdays: Dan Deacon, “Slow With Horns/Run For Your Life” (2012)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Dan Deacon, “Slow With Horns/Run For Your Life” (2012)

During his 2012 SXSW keynote address, Bruce Springsteen began a list of musical genres that had been born since the start of pop music.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Meredith Monk, “Unison” (1990)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Meredith Monk, “Unison” (1990)

She’s a composer. She’s a MacDowell Fellow. She’s a choreographer. The fact is, it’s kind of hard to define exactly what Meredith Monk does in a simple phrase. But no matter

The Friday Morning Listen: Ravi Shankar – The Sounds Of India (1968)

For many years, any mention of Ravi Shankar would bring me all the way back to sixth grade. This was the year of a great discovery: the records that my sister left behind.

Desert Island Discs: Records to Chill By

Desert Island Discs: Records to Chill By

Everybody has their own definition of a “chill” record. But if ever there was a time when one was desperately needed, it would likely be when you are stranded on a faraway island — with nothing but a volleyball to keep you company.

Gimme Five: Ambient records from Brian Eno, Mickey Hart, Robert Fripp, others

Music serves all sorts of different functions for people, so it’s not surprising that for every Einstein On The Beach enthusiast — count me as one — there are 10 who will just have to leave the room

Seabrook Power Plant – Seabrook Power Plant II (2011)

It used to be that when we used the term “punk jazz,” we were referring to Jaco Pastorius. Let’s face it, the man was a jazz bass revolutionary.