Wednesday, May 17, 2006

More on Roswell Rudd

I just wanted to share with you this quote about the star of yesterday's review, Roswell Rudd. From allmusic, of all places.

..."In his hands, the horn became less a note-playing machine than a kind of human-powered analog synthesizer"...

That pretty much sums up what I was trying to say about his sound yesterday. Come to think of it, free jazz on analogue synths could sound pretty good (although there is a LOT of potential for things to go wrong). Does anyone know if such music exists?

Rudd's name is pretty far out, too, what with Roswell being the supposed site of some UFO-ness many years ago. His music is pretty far out too. However, he's definitely not called Rosewell, which as anyone who lives near where I come from will know is the least free-jazz town on earth (possibly).

4 comments:

Peter MacDonald said...

Richard Teitelbaum did some interesting stuff with Anthony Braxton on the MOOG... they've played and recorded together at least once per decade since the seventies, I think. Check out Silence/Time Zones, Open Aspects (Duo) 1982, or Duet: Live at Merkin Hall, NYC.

craig said...

Thanks for the tip! I'll be sure to check that one out.

WD45 said...

You might 'ave a look at some of Paul Bley's material when he went through his MOOG phase. [Things on IAI, for example] Less intensity than you may be looking for, however...

Jeff said...

There is a recording of Jim Baker playing free stuff on ARP, in this podcast (http://scratchmybrain.com/?p=156). I am pretty sure he has some commercially available stuff on ARP as well.