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Both Directions At Once – The Lost John Coltrane Album Everybody’s Talking About

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 →

Watch This! Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s Volunteered Slavery

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 – The Very Best Of Sex And Violence

Tarantüla makes me want to break shit.

Anna & Elizabeth – The Invisible Comes To Us

A revitalizing look at a genre I thought tired since the alt-country rejuvenation of the early 2000’s.

Navigating Electric Miles’ Live Recordings (1969-1975) – Live-Evil

A bit of a paradox here… Despite the title, not necessarily a “live” album, with half the tracks recorded directly in the Columbia studio, and the remaining tunes being spliced together from different performances, recorded December 1970 at DC’s The… Continue Reading →

Navigating Electric Miles’ Live Recordings (1969-1975) – Agharta and Pangaea

Sly Stone may have been this funky, but he was never this heavy. Bass and drums… Tight! Hard! Guitar and percussion… laying down a heavy groove, just right above. Yamaha organ… Ok, most that is just plain weird. Sax… mother… Continue Reading →

Navigating Electric Miles’ Live Recordings (1969-1975) – Bitches Brew Live

Is it the appropriation and re-appropriation of black and white culture, back and forth, until we’re given something uniquely colorblind?  

The Breeders – All Nerve

This definitely sounds like a Breeders album… yet it does not sound like an album cemented in that specific time and place of the early Clinton-era 90’s. There’s always been a tender sweetness in Kim Deal’s voice, permeating through the… Continue Reading →

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