Friday, March 03, 2006

Jazz Weekly

I've just come across Jazz Weekly and would recommend all my readers to do the same. It's always good to come across a previously unknown jazz site, especially one like this, which has a nice avant-garde slant. Well worth a read are reviews of Albert Ayler's New Grass, "the disc that unsuccessfully tried to turn the avant-garde avatar into a pop star", and Archie Shepp & Bill Dixon's split LP for Savoy. There's also a decent selection of Sun Ra reviews that i'll get round to reading soon.

Although the content is great the site's a little confusing to navigate; click on the image of the LP at the top of the page to access the current reviews section.

Oh, and for more Ayler-on-impulse! madness, have a look at the Daily Jazz's take on 'Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe'. Ayler on bagpipes. I'm still having nightmares about it.

P.S. Thanks to the good people behind whose social bookmarking thing is making finding new sites like this one much easier.

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