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  1. Anthony Braxton

    Oh come on, that's exactly who he is. If anything he's diluting his "legacy" by this release incontinence.
  2. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Do you mean this one, without McPhee - https://pnlrecords.bandcamp.com/album/angular-mass ?
  3. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Today's bandcamp Friday open your hearts blah blah blah starving musicians blah blah blah your support blah blah blah Got me this one: https://marhaug.bandcamp.com/album/soul-stream-2015 (or here: https://pnlrecords.bandcamp.com/album/soul-stream-2 )
  4. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Marc Levin - Social Sketches (Enja). Very curious work.
  5. I think it's the composer's son who uploaded the recordings to YouTube. He's maintaining a pretty comprehensive website about Nosyrev: http://www.nosyrev.com/biography I would love to like his music more than I do given the tragic circumstances of Nosyrev's life, but I don't find it first-rate. There are some truly great and original elements there, but it's all quite disjointed and incohesive. Maybe not having formal education had an effect (arrested at the age of 19 when he just started his studies at Leningrad Conservatory). Maybe lack of access to good musicians (he lived in a provincial town of Voronezh after his release from Gulag).
  6. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    Yes, it's a nice one. Helps understand who is producing which sound.
  7. Artists influenced by Coltrane's final years

    On (otherwise excellent) solo drums album by Beaver Harris "African Drums" (recorded in 1977) there is one track (called "African Drums" too) with David S. Ware. His playing is weak, and it's infested with late-era Coltrane-isms. "Interstellar Space" is my favorite Coltrane album, fwiw. I agree on Glenn Spearman being influenced by later-period Coltrane, what an excellent musician. Also, Louis Belogenis. Early Gerd Dudek (later Dudek is also indebted to Coltrane but rather "Crescent"-period). Actually, Evan Parker on tenor. And early Breuker (Machine Gun era). Ivo Perelman ("Hammer", "Sound Hierarchy"). Joe McPhee. Urs Leimgruber. Alfred 23 Harth. From younger generation, Jonas Kullhammar. Many people. Best of them don't sound like Coltrane (thankfully).
  8. Modern/Avant New Releases: A running thread

    bandcamp best of jazz, April 2021: https://daily.bandcamp.com/best-jazz/the-best-jazz-on-bandcamp-april-2021?utm_source=notification Most of the names are new to me, and I am looking forward to exploring these releases. These bandcamp jazz & experimental lists / specials / whatever they call them are compiled by knowledgeable people, which is a pleasant surprise. I remember being impressed by the mini-feature on Joe McPhee a coupe of years ago ( https://daily.bandcamp.com/lifetime-achievement/joe-mcphee-discography-guide ) - the writer (Marc Masters) obviously knows his McPhee. I would never expect companies with much more vast resources (Spotify, Apple, amazon) even contemplating doing something like this.
  9. Frank Zappa

    It's a shame this band imploded before the scheduled end of the tour. Zappa's guitar playing was getting better and better (it was sort of hesitant at the beginning of the tour but his last '88 concert in Genoa had him playing beautifully - see "Outside Now" from "Broadway the Hard Way" or "After Dinner Smoker" from "Trance-Fusion") and the band was getting increasingly loose with improvisations. But well, as the man said, touring can make you crazy.
  10. Frank Zappa

    That's a Zappa song, right?
  11. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Karlheinz Essl "Rudiments". Great, great stuff.
  12. Not exactly, it was to damage Knepper's position in court hearings. As per Wikipedia: Charged with assault, Mingus appeared in court in January 1963 and was given a suspended sentence. According to his [Knepper's] daughter, Robin, Mingus also later mailed heroin to Knepper's home, and made an anonymous phone call to the police. A little girl at the time, she remembers the police questioning her father after the mailman delivered the package. What a nice man, Mingus. I seem to remember reading somewhere that musicians (Buddy Collette?) who witnessed the assault refused to testify in Knepper's support, and instead stood behind Mingus.