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Okay, a good thing that my Columbia Univ. library card still works! -

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/22/arts/music/22berger.html

Previously unreleased workshops & concerts (400 hrs!) of performances by Don Cherry, Cecil Taylor, Anthony Braxton, Carla Bley, Abdullah Ibrahim... Frederic frickin' Rzewski!

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Unreal.

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Excellent heads up!

Along these lines, the 5 LP Wildflowers: The New York Loft Jazz Sessions recorded at Sam Rivers' Studio Rivbea loft is a great snapshot of mid 70s 'free jazz' including; Anthony Braxton, Sunny Murray, Marion Brown, Dave Burrell, Andrew Cyrille, Jimmy Lyons, Oliver Lake, Julius Hemphill, David Murray, Ahmed Abdullah, David S. Ware and of course the mighty Sam Rivers and more...

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Oh, man. The NY Loft Sessions LP set goes straight to the top of my wishlist! My wallet hates you, Michael... I have a friend who wrote a dissertation on the NY Jazz Loft scene, transcribed hours & hours of these interviews with some of the people mentioned... I love David S. Ware...

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My wallet hates him, too.

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Your luv for Wildflowers will balance out the hate. Besides, if you look around at places like A-1 Records, you're likely to find 'em for less than $8 each. I came to these through Sam Rivers who is simply amazing.

I'd be interested in reading that dissertation.

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Whenever I'm feeling blue, I just listen to my copy of Experimental Jet Set, Trash, and No Star

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I totally hate you. Arr!

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Now you're talking. Finally Sam Rivers et al. are getting some recognition. The NY (actually more like Soho) loft jazz scene was a pretty fun time but while it was going on most of the shows weren't all that well attended. Sure there were some sold out shows now and then but for the most part it was a pretty marginal affair. however it still managed to get it's fair share of media coverage. At the time the New York Times even did a feature on the loft jazz scene in the Sunday Magazine.

One of the best recordings to come out of that scene is David Murray's "Flowers for Albert: The Complete Concert" on the India Navigation label. This quartet recording, made at Joe Lee Wilson's club The Ladies Fort in June 1976 features the then 21 year old Murray on tenor along with Olu Dara on trumpet, the late Phillip Wilson on drums and the late and great Fred Hopkins on bass. The title track is still my all time favorite David Murray tune. Highly recommended.

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Whenever I'm feeling blue, I just listen to my copy of Experimental Jet Set, Trash, and No Star

I much prefer washing machine and daydream nation.

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Whenever I'm feeling blue, I just listen to my copy of Experimental Jet Set, Trash, and No Star

I much prefer washing machine and daydream nation.

Interesting picks, ncdrawl. The two albums you've mentioned seem very different to me. I always align Washing Machine with Experimental and A Thousand Leaves. To me, those three albums represent such a perfect, fluid progression. Meanwhile, Daydream Nation, in my view, is the culmination of everything they'd done before, especially Bad Moon Rising, EVOL, and Sister.

But I love them all. Sonic Youth is my favorite band, and, beyond that, I see them as being one of the greatest bands of all time. Before I die, I think I'll have to write a "Building A Library" piece on them.

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