Darcy James Argue - Grand Opening, Brooklyn Babylon
Great article. Sad, though. And Starbucks sucks. Panera has much better coffee.I found this article - http://www.thedailybeast.com/articl...and-donuts-has-respect-but-it-needs-love.html - through a link titled "Can Starbucks Save Jazz?"
Ok, so that was intentionally provocative and it worked - the world and I are both worse for it. Of course Starbucks cannot save Jazz and if Jazz were the kind of thing Starbucks could save it wouldn't be much worth saving.
Actually it has an interesting conclusion:
Thanks for the info. I'll have to get a copy of the Japanese edition.Lope, As much as I love Agharta, I enjoy the companion piece Pangaea even more. It's noisier and rowdier on "Zimbabwe" (=disc 1) and then darker and yet beautiful on "Gondawana" (=disc 2). The picture you posted is of the American edition, which is much lower quality sound. There are Japanese DSD and Blu-Spec formats that are much superior. The price is about double -- and is worth it! (Though I've seen the price go much higher than that -- the various Japanese versions go in and out of print). Note the different covers (the Japanese DSD and Blu-Spec of Agharta on the left, Pangaea on the right)
A reviewer on Amazon notes his experience:
Thanks! Just added them to my wish list.Lope, If you like Herbie's music from that period, check out Flood, which was a live performance in Japan in 1975. It opens with an acoustic version of "Maiden Voyage," then turns funky (check out "Watermelon Man" at the 25:00 mark). It's a bit pricey as a CD since it's a Japanese import. I was surprised to find the entire record on YouTube. Link here:
Given your tastes, you might check out William Parker's O'Neal's Porch (which I had included in my recommendations above). He's the senior statesman of the free jazz movement today, and, while he's really prolific and adventurous, I think this is his masterpiece (a live recording, by the way -- he's fearless). The interaction between him and Hamid Drake is amazing:
I like antiseptical. The Hole favors the anticeptical stylings of ECM.because even if there are albums I love, sometimes I feel that the antyseptical classical sound of the label is a bit too much manneristic for my tastes.