Post Tagged with: "Whack Jazz"

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.”

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

Arto Lindsay – Encyclopedia of Arto (2014)

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