- Joe McPhee- As Serious as Your Life
- Joe McPhee-Everything Has A Reason
- Joe McPhee-Soprano
- Joe McPhee, Michael Bisio, Dominic Duval, Paul Rogers, Claude Tchamitian- Angels, Devils & Haints
- Joe McPhee, Paal Nilssen-Love: Tomorrow Came Today
- Joe McPhee, Hamid Drake-Emancipation Proclamation
- Hamid Drake-Bindu
- Hamid Drake & Bindu-Blissful
- Fred Anderson and Hamid Drake-From the River to the Ocean
- Matthew Shipp-One
- Matthew Shipp-Nu-Bop
- Burton Greene-Live At Grasland
- Burton Greene-Retrospective 1961-2005
- Mat Maneri-Trinity
- Wadada Leo Smith's Golden Quartet-Tabligh
- Wadada Leo Smith-Lake Biwa
- Wadada Leo Smith-Red Sulphur Sky
- Wadada Leo Smith-Blue Mountain's Sun Drummer
- Max Roach and Abdullah Ibrahim-Streams of Consciousness
- Trio X- Live AT Vilnius
- David S. Ware- Saturnian
- Gnarls Barkley-St. Elsewhere
- Steve Reich- Works, 1965-1995
- John Coltrane-Village Vanguard Live, 1961
- John Coltrane-Crescent
- Brad Mehldau-Live in Toyko
- Brad Mehldau-Trio-Anything Goes
- U2-Achtung Baby
- Dave Burrell-Momentum
- William Parker-O'Neal's Porch
- William Parker- The Peach Orchard
- William Parker-Lifting the Sanctions
- The Beatles-The White Album
- Glenn Branca - Symphony #1
- Michael Franti-From the Porch
- Radiohead-OK Computer
- Donald Harrison-Nouveau Swing
- Josha Redman 4tet-Moodswing
- Dave Burrell-Live At Caramoor
- Bill Frisell-Nashville
- Ken Vandermark, Joe McPhee-Meeting in Chicago
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Lyn is first and foremost a visual artist. Her second love is music and the musicians who make it.
My indoctrination to the jazz music world occurred in high school
with a performance by the original Dave Brubeck 4tet : Paul
Desmond, Eugene Wright and Joe Morello. It was not until I was
studying at CalArts & going to my studio daily that I plunged
deeper into the music when I listened to KBCA.
After Cal Arts, my penchant turned to contemporary classical and its obvious antecedents. I rubbed elbows with Morton Feldman, John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Steve Reich (from whom I have not yet turned away), George Crumb and Nils Vigeland.
Mixing the three disciplines of mainstream jazz, contemporary classical music and my making visual art, I somehow developed the capacity to write about creative improvised music, first introduced to me by Michael Ehlers, the founder of Eremite Records. A performance by Joe McPhee, playing an improvised piece on the valve trombone dedicated to Denis Charles, re-opened my ears to hearing the innuendos of sound. That was a remarkable turning point in my listening life. With that, my art-making began to coalesce further thematically. I have never looked back.
My position as Contributor to this website ended with the last entry of My Top Ten List for 2010.
Having written also for Jazzreview.com, The New York City Jazz Messenger, Downbeat and JazzTimes.com since 1996, I have managed to create an audience for my blog, The Paradigm for Beauty, which is now the only venue for my writing.