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XB-70 Valkyrie:
I have been a huge fan of Sun Ra and John Coltrane for many years, but recently I have been listening to a lot more of this genre, especially from two radio shows originating from California: RISE with Mark Maxwell on KPFK (Los Angeles), which airs from 11pm Sunday - 2am Monday morning, and ALL OUT with Greg Bridges on KCSM (San Francisco) from 10pm Thursday - 2am Friday. These two shows have introduced me to a lot of other musicians in this league such as Pharoah Sanders, Ornette Coleman, Muhal Richard Abrams, Alice Coltrane, et al. I am finding this music increasingly interesting and compelling, not only because of its exotic dissonances, rhythms, but its flirting with sheer chaos and the unexpected beauty that can arise from this. This music is very passionate and beautiful IMO.

What are your favorite albums/CDs in this genre? I'm also looking for a book on this subject, so any suggestions would be appreciated.

Josquin des Prez:

--- Quote from: XB-70 Valkyrie on May 19, 2008, 06:44:22 PM ---sheer chaos and the unexpected beauty that can arise from this.

--- End quote ---

There is no beauty in chaos, only catharsis. Well, except for Coltrane perhaps.

XB-70 Valkyrie:

John Coltrane-Ascension

bwv 1080:
Would recommend Albert Ayler Live at Greenwich and particularly the Art Institute of Chicago - Reese and the Smooth Ones, Fanfare for the Warriors, Chi Congo


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