Phil Barnes (Contributor)
Lost in music, caught in a trap, no turning back....
Member Since: 2013 |
From: United Kingdom |
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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
I believe the job of sites like AAJ and 'KindofJazz.com', the blog I
run 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 also blog on music that isn't jazz at my own blog