All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.
As he takes on more projects than before, it's also no coincidence that Doran is also involved in more specifically improvisation-based projects than before. "Funny enough, this genre has less and less following," he says, "but many creative musicians are working in this field." Doran has been toiling away productively in this field for over 40 years and has no inclination towards less challenging music. "Generally, I think it's safe to say that I'll always be looking for new musical ground and new approaches to be found."
Christy Doran's New Bag, Mesmerized (Double Moon, 2013)
Yang Jing/Christy Doran, No.9 (Leo Records, 2012)
Ray Anderson/Han Benninck/Christy Doran, ABD (hatOLOGY, 2011)
Christy Doran's New Bag, Take the Floor and Hit the Roof (Double Moon, 2011)
OM, Willisau (Intakt Records, 2010)
Christy Doran's New Bag, The Competence of the Irregular (Between the Lines, 2008)
Christy Doran's New Bag, Now's the Time (Between the Lines, 2006)
Christy Doran's New Bag, Perspectives (Between the Lines, 2004)
Christy Doran's New Bag, Heaven is Back in the Streets (Double Moon Records, 2002)
Christy Doran's New Bag, Black Box (Double Moon, 2001)
Christy Doran's New Bag, Confusing the Spirits (Cue, 1999)
I love jazz because anything is possible; it has few rules and the best jazz breaks those ones. I prefer free improv because it doesn't really have any rules at all.
I was first exposed to jazz in my teens (in the late sixties).
The first jazz record I bought was Filles de Kilimanjaro by Miles Davis, shortly followed by Extrapolation by John McLaughlin.
My advice to new listeners is to listen as widely as possible and not to make snap judgments--stick with it.