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And now, an important message from Wilco guitarist Nels Cline …

And now, an important message from Wilco guitarist Nels Cline …

Cline talks up Scott Amendola’s orchestral ‘Fade To Orange’ crowdfunding project.

Cagematch – Missing The End All (2014)

This nifty little sax/guitar/drums combo applies a rock poise and an electrified sonic din to avant-jazz structures.

S. Victor Aaron’s Mid-Year Best of 2014 (Avant Garde & Experimental Jazz): Jimmy Giuffre, Roscoe Mitchell, Jamie Saft/Joe Morris

S. Victor Aaron’s Mid-Year Best of 2014 (Avant Garde & Experimental Jazz): Jimmy Giuffre, Roscoe Mitchell, Jamie Saft/Joe Morris

The appeal of this music is its unbiased diversity and lack of set rules.

Peter Van Huffel’s Gorilla Mask – Bite My Blues (2014)

From a punk attitude comes jazz aptitude; Gorilla Mask does it again.

Steve Lehman Octet – Mise En Abîme (2014)

‘Mise En Abîme’ would be a stunning achievement for just about anybody else; for Steve Lehman, it’s just his still-evolving musical personality racing out beyond jazz’s frontiers and daring anyone to try and catch up.

WTF?! Wednesdays: John Zorn, “Chronology” from Spy vs. Spy (1989)

WTF?! Wednesdays: John Zorn, “Chronology” from Spy vs. Spy (1989)

I wonder what Ornette thinks of this stuff?

The Jimmy Giuffre 3 & 4 – New York Concerts (2014)

Rare recordings confirm Giuffre’s foresight as free jazz began racing to the edge.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Offramp” (1981)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Offramp” (1981)

Some think Metheny is joking around, that he couldn’t possibly like “all of this noise.”

One Track Mind: Johnny Butler, “Simon Says” from the Raise It Up EP (2014)

“Simon Says” is a freaky, funky mix of Glenn Miller and Ice-T.

Something Else! sneak peek: Albert Ayler, “Ghosts [Live in Hilversum]” (1964; 2014 reissue)

Something Else! sneak peek: Albert Ayler, “Ghosts [Live in Hilversum]” (1964; 2014 reissue)

It’s about more than mere individuals playing well, and this performance brings real meaning to the words “spiritual unity.”