Apr 13, 2014
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(Source: Spotify)

Apr 12, 2014
34 notes
When I was a young boy, I put on Stockhausen or Albert Ayler, and I said, “I hate this music. I hate it! But what is it? Who are these people and what the hell are they doing?” I don’t feel our young people get that feeling anymore, or when they think about playing jazz, they’re really thinking about idiomatic certainty. Jazz equals walking bass, drum set, chord changes, a particular kind of voicing. But it’s all a known space. If I knew what it was about then I wanted to go to something else, because I came to see that music wasn’t about just style. What attracted me to the discipline of music was this component that I couldn’t understand, but I could sense, in every kind of music. It helped me to see how little I knew about music. It also helped me to learn humility, because whatever you can do there’s always someone who can do it better. There’s always someone in a different idiom who can do something that pushes my buttons and makes me want to work harder because I’ve been inspired.

When I was a young boy, I put on Stockhausen or Albert Ayler, and I said, “I hate this music. I hate it! But what is it? Who are these people and what the hell are they doing?” I don’t feel our young people get that feeling anymore, or when they think about playing jazz, they’re really thinking about idiomatic certainty. Jazz equals walking bass, drum set, chord changes, a particular kind of voicing. But it’s all a known space. If I knew what it was about then I wanted to go to something else, because I came to see that music wasn’t about just style. What attracted me to the discipline of music was this component that I couldn’t understand, but I could sense, in every kind of music. It helped me to see how little I knew about music. It also helped me to learn humility, because whatever you can do there’s always someone who can do it better. There’s always someone in a different idiom who can do something that pushes my buttons and makes me want to work harder because I’ve been inspired.

Mar 20, 2014
72 notes
Art Blakey Quartet - Cafe

satelliteofhate:

Cafe
Art Blakey Quartet

(Source: dadblog)

Feb 4, 2014
13 notes
Cecil Taylor - Azure

givemypoorheartease:

Cecil Taylor—“Azure”

Jazz Advance (Transition 1956).

Jan 28, 2014
161 notes

neptunecat:

Space is the Place (John Coney, 1972)

(Source: freshwaterassassins, via dunnnest-deactivated20140317)

Jan 11, 2014
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Lester Young - Somebody Loves Me

givemypoorheartease:

Lester Young Trio—“Somebody Loves Me”

Lester Young Trio (1946; Mercury 1951; Verve reissue 1994).

Jan 7, 2014
14 notes
Albert Ayler - Saints  [Live]

givemypoorheartease:

Albert Ayler Quartet—“Saints”  [Live]

The Copenhagen Tapes (Ayler 2002).

1964.

Jan 5, 2014
35 notes
souleyes:

Marion Brown by Philippe Gras

souleyes:

Marion Brown by Philippe Gras

Jan 4, 2014
716 notes

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Jan 2, 2014
6 notes
givemypoorheartease:

Anthony Braxton

givemypoorheartease:

Anthony Braxton

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