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Lot 74: Derek Bailey

inner spacea bricoleur’s placeattitude of adjustmentwhere one standshappenstancemeans at handany given timesuspend attentionon a blank sheetbetween cacheand vagary anydiscrete objectin the cosmosterms of contactmomentby momentimprovisejoin my danceDerek archspirit Baileymy first listena school librarya smile a record widemy friend spun the … Continue reading

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Song of the Mock Turtles

From September 1st to December 31st of last year I kept a stuck tune diary, a journal of all of the sticky tunes that visited me, particularly tunes that I awoke with already playing in my head. Of the 122 … Continue reading

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Anthony Braxton: It can’t get any better than this

  Earlier this year when the NEA named Anthony Braxton a 2014 Jazz Master, he expressed surprise, noting that for over fifty years the jazz community had ‘pushed him back’. It was indeed a surprise seeing Wynton Marsalis as the … Continue reading

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Albert Ayler in a Spray of Sunflowers

I’m happy to announce that my poem inspired by the life and work of Albert Ayler and his brother Donald has been published in Jerry Jazz Musician. My deep-felt thanks go to Joe Maita for giving this poem a home.

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