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Content by tag "Ken Hyder"

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Raymond MacDonald: Man with Two Brains

Read "Raymond MacDonald: Man with Two Brains" reviewed by Duncan Heining

By way of introduction...

Saxophonist Raymond MacDonald is a busy man. He balances the life of a gigging, recording musician with a high-flying academic career and, in both respects, his reputation has grown far beyond his Glasgow home. As a musician, he is perhaps best known for his work with the George Burt/Raymond MacDonald ...

ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

How to Know: Spirit Music - Crazy Wisdom, Shamanism And Trips To The Black Sky

Read "How to Know: Spirit Music - Crazy Wisdom, Shamanism And Trips To The Black Sky" reviewed by Ken Hyder

The following is an excerpt from the “Instability as an Aid to Spirit Music" chapter of How to Know by Ken Hyder (Amazon Digital Services, 2013).

There is a tension between precision and looseness.

In jazz, the tension is minute, but it makes all the difference to whether the music swings ...