As the election approaches, I find myself being drawn to music birthed of the ol' revolutionary American spirit. Music with the intention of cleansing the world of corruption and ills with a searing blast of freedom. I'm talking about Alan Silva's 3LP masterwork on BYG/Actuel, a big band curtain of wailing souls (listen to this one straight through!). I'm talking about Albert Ayler, Mr. Healing Force himself. I'm talking about the new freedom of Peter Evans, et al., (especially his two stellar recent collabo documents with Weasel Walter). I'm talking about Anthony Braxton's new Diamond Curtain Wall bands, intensely controlled compositions laced with electronic drones and scrawling noize. And I'm talking about Arthur Doyle, he of the direct connection to some other planes of there. Not much to say other than if you're sick, like our country is, it's high time to get healed.
Development - a) BaBi Music for Milford & Huge b) Alabama Soul for Arthur c) Ramie & Master Charles of the Trombone - Arthur Doyle Plus 4 (from Alabama Feeling)
November 8th or 9th - I Can't Remember When - Arthur Doyle/Takashi Mizutani/Sabu Toyozumi (from Live in Japan, 1997)