Post Tagged with: "Whack Jazz"

Matthew Shipp Trio – Elastic Aspects (2012)

Matthew Shipp has earned his reputation as an out-jazz piano player who offers the clearest alternative yet to the propulsive cacophony of Cecil Taylor.

Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber – All Ya Needs That Negrocity (2011)

In characterizing the music of the deliberately elusive collective Burnt Sugar The Arkestra Chamber, one can come up with a whole host of made-up genres and still not quite nail what they sound like.

Hyrrokkin – Astrionics (EP, 2011)

Hyrrokkin, which is named after one of Saturn’s moons, is a band that didn’t exist nine months ago but came together quickly and late last summer, produced an EP on cassette and CDR’s as they went a-touring across across North America.

Ivo Perelman/Joe Morris/Gerald Cleaver – Family Ties (2012)

Ivo Perelman is currently on a creative spree, and this latest frenzy is comparable to the 1996-2000 period when he tore off 20 albums.

Gimme Five: Unforgettable concerts that drove me deeper into obsession

Somebody once said that there’s a very fine line between a hobby and mental illness. I moved a step closer to that line back in 1978

Nick Millevoi – Black Figure Of A Bird (2011)

When I was very young, I’d pick up my brother’s guitar or tap on my mom’s piano just to try to see what kind of cool sounds I could get out of them. I wasn’t concerned about notes, chords or songs, I merely wanted to get the things to make some sort of resonance that would resonate with me.

Matta Gawa – Tambora (2011)

In that alternate universe where indie rock is fringe music and post-hardcore improvised rock is mainstream, Matta Gawa is The Black Keys.

Tim Berne – Snakeoil (2012)

Tim Berne has been such an imposing figure in New York’s improvised music scene since the 80s, it’s impossible to avoid his presence on significant recordings from that scene for too long.

New Music Monday: Paul McCartney's Kisses, Van Halen's Truth and Owl City in concert

New offerings from Paul McCartney, Owl City and Van Halen top our weekly list of notable upcoming music projects, both new and reissue.

One Track Mind: Rahsaan Roland Kirk, "Rip, Rig And Panic" (1965)

The history of jazz is a history of personalities; from the affable Satchmo, the showmanship of Diz, the gentlemanly ways of Ellington, to the intensely insular Miles. It seemed in most of these cases, the music reflected their personalities, too.