Post Tagged with: "Whack Jazz"

(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)

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.”

Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York – Shiki (2014)

Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York – Shiki (2014)

This doesn’t often sound like big band music, as Fujii draws from every impulse at her disposal.

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.

Gato Libre – DuDu (2014)

Gato Libre – DuDu (2014)

Gato Libre makes the difficult decision to go forward after the loss of a key member.

Arto Lindsay – Encyclopedia of Arto (2014)

Arto Lindsay – Encyclopedia of Arto (2014)

If you’re looking for a little ear expansion, Arto Lindsay’s your man.

Period [Mike Pride, Charlie Looker, Chuck Bettis] – 2 (2014)

Period [Mike Pride, Charlie Looker, Chuck Bettis] – 2 (2014)

2 is a blatant display of doom but not blatant display of chops, at least, not in the jazz sense of chops. It’s a temperament thing, and much of 2 moves at a glacial pace, and yet, the fury is all there. Slow motion death metal.

John Escreet – Sound, Space and Structures (2014)

John Escreet – Sound, Space and Structures (2014)

Anglo-American outside jazz achieve near-perfect symmetry and empathy when pianist John Escreet expands his trio with the great Evan Parker.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Peter Brotzmann and Nasheet Waits Duo at UMass Amherst (2005)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Peter Brotzmann and Nasheet Waits Duo at UMass Amherst (2005)

We were sitting about 70 feet away and the amount of sound coming from that man’s horn … unamplified … was kind of scary. I don’t know how he does it.