Ornette Coleman was a seminal voice for the modern jazz revolution. Coleman’s focus is more on melody – simultaneous improvisations laid down by multiple instruments. Ornette’s approach is perhaps aided by his choice to not include piano, without which there is no distinct harmonic enforcement.
When I first heard that a recently discovered John Coltrane was being released, I didn’t have high expectations. I mean, I’ve heard collectors state emphatically that if Coltrane farted on record, they’d listen. I eschewed it, assuming that it was… Continue Reading →
Rahsaan Roland Kirk was a true jazz character – A blind multi-instrumentalist, with the unique ability of circular-breathing that allowed him to play endless phrases without coming up for breath. Politically outspoken with a penchant for theatrical eccentricity, Rahsaan would habitually… Continue Reading →
Tarantüla makes me want to break shit.
A revitalizing look at a genre I thought tired since the alt-country rejuvenation of the early 2000’s.