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Forty minutes went by in a flash, but for that time Cage's music, voice and taped sounds transported those in the Marble Arch Caves to Joyce's pre-war Dublin. The cyclical, fragmentary soundsundulating in densityevoked a dreamlike sensation of walking around and around in circles.
Chaotic yet strangely meditative, nostalgic and poetic, Cage's intoxicating, quasi psychedelic soundscape cast a lasting spell deep beneath the rolling hills of Fermanagh, in Beckett land.
I love jazz because I enjoy the freedom.
I was first exposed to jazz when I was 17.
I met Cedar Walton at a concert in San Paulo.
The best show I ever attended was Helio Jambao trio.
The first jazz record I bought was Witchcraft by George Benson.
My advice to new listeners is listen to the old school first.