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Kenneth Patchen: Reads With Jazz In Canada

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Funny how poet Kenneth Patchen's message is even more poignant today, two generations down the road. His antiwar pacifism was eclipsed by the overindulgent “beat generation" poets, who claimed him as a father, then quickly chose to become his prodigal sons. His message of love, blurred by their self-obsession, has come around again. Patchen's words for ...

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Matt Bauder/Jason Ajemin: Object 3

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The third installment in Locust Music’s Object series, recordings inspired by selected objects, finds saxophonist Matt Bauder and bassist Jason Ajemian contemplating what looks like some sort of computer disc drive. But does it really matter? Prior efforts were focused on bowling balls and brillo pads. Not quite stuff found in Emily Dickinson's house.

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Dragons 1976: On Cortez

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Some serious cool rises like dry ice steam off of On Cortez , the new release by Dragons 1976, comprised of alto player Aram Shelton, drummer Tim Daisy, and bassisst Jason Ajemian. Despite their associations with Ken Vandermark, Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Parker, Triage, and Wrak, here they create moody, bluesy threads that unravel according to plan. ...

Axel D: Object 1

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They say writing about music is difficult. Try playing music dedicated to static, nonmusical objects.

That’s what Locust Music’s new Object Series sets out to accomplish. Improvisers are given objects such as the bowling ball, brillo pad, and chest x-ray depicted on the cover of this recording and asked to react to the ...