Two major reissues and one highly publicized discovery from the 1960s provide the core of this round's podcast, as the boys discuss the latest album from the John Coltrane Quartet (despite the insistence of one internet denizen that "Coltrane's creativity really dropped off in the seventies") and then look at lavishly repacked work from Sonny Clark and Eric Dolphy. Pop matters rounds things out with discussions of the personal politics of listening to Jimi Hendrix, the latest Beatles remixes, and the pros and cons of letting Kate Bush appear on her own albums.
Discussion of Sonny Clark's album Sonny Clark Trio (Time) 2:30
Discussion of John Coltrane's album Both Directions at Once (Impulse) 15:45
Discussion of the Eric Dolphy boxset Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (Resonance Records) 33:00
Rhythm Abstraction: Azure is the first volume of new compositions created as a follow up to 2018’s
release Rhythm Kaleidoscope. As with that release, Brock Avery improvised drum and percussion
solos. Frank Macchia then composed music for woodwinds and orchestra to Brock’s creations. Azure
is the first of three extended play albums of 6-7 compositions which will be released starting in
January and followed up in April and July. In Azure we have a created a group of pieces that continue
our quest for honoring the art of improvisation with a “stream-of-consciousness” sense of
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