Phil Barnes

All About Jazz user Phil Barnes

Member since 2013.

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Lost in music, caught in a trap, no turning back....

I never quite recovered from first hearing the Beatles, closely followed by Blondie in the late 70s. I stumbled into jazz via soul, electronica and the particularly open-minded post punk records of Working Week, Everything But The Girl, the Style Council & David Sylvian.

I believe the job of sites like AAJ and 'KindofJazz.com', the blog I co-contribute to with Matthew Ruddick, is to show that jazz need not be a dry intellectual exercise endlessly repeating the styles of some mythical golden age. Don't get me wrong I love Miles, Monk, Coltrane and Andrew Hill as much as the next man but they are not the end of the story.

I've been writing regularly for a few years now and also blog on music that isn't jazz at my own blog 'http://blueblueneonglow.wordpress.com/'.

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