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David S. Ware ~ From Silence to Music
(Blog: Inconstant Sol)
From Music to Silence
"So Ware leaves this earth a victor. In a world where conformity is prevalent and privilege from the beginning is usually what guarantees success, he managed to change the history of jazz through authenticity and substance." (Closing paragraph of Matthew Shipp's elegy for David S. Ware)
Cachimbinho & Geraldo Mousinho ~ Cantar Côco é Assim
(Blog: Forró em Vinil)
"Coco-de-embolada clearly differs from other coco styles, as its lyrics consist of tongue-twisting wordplays, with a melodic structure that is very similar to that of modern rap music. Coco-de-embolada also often involves a challenge between two different singers, who compete to see which one of them has the fastest and best rhymes. The coco-de-desafio also includes a challenge, but instead of rhymes, it’s all about the dance, usually performed only by men, whose goal is to outdo their opponents in terms of agility, strength and sense of rhythm. Coco-canção is a much slower form of coco, which is not intended to be danced to." (From a description of Cocô at Great Brazilian Music)
[Google translates the name of this performance style, cocô de embolada, as "poop bundled." The crazy thing is, it's pretty accurate. These two artists have been trading musical shitbarbs for more than 60 years!]
Sun Ra ~ Of Mythic Worlds
(Blog: . Adventure-Equation . )
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
"It has often been the critical practice make short shrift of the Arkestra's work as being too far ranging and ahead of its time (whatever that means). However, one must admit that so many of the ideas that Sun Ra has pioneered have now become an acceptable part of contemporary music, film and dance. The use of electronic instruments such as synthesizers and the expanded percussion sections are common to much of today's popular music. The conceptual references to outer space along with the evoking of Egyptian symbolism and myth may be found in various forms in groups as diverse as the Funkadelics, Earth Wind and Fire and the Electric Light Orchestra. Even the multi-media effects and the music used by the Nikolai Dance Theatre bear the strong imprint of the Sun Ra Genius." (From the liner notes, by Spencer R. Weston)
Bruno Nicolai ~ La Dama Rossa Uccide Sette Volte (soundtrack)
(Blog: El Stinkeyes)
Sex and Violins
"Not much is known about Bruno Nicolai except that he went to school with Ennio Morricone and then worked for him, Nino Rota and other bigwig Italian composers scoring spaghetti westerns, dramas, and horror flicks. Here's a great giallo soundtrack back when the genre was at its peak in the early seventies." (Description by El Stinkeys)
Leon Thomas ~ Full Circle
(Blog: Flabbergasted Vibes)
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Leon of Kings
"This is probably one of Leon Thomas' lesser-known albums, and I can see why. Not that it's bad, it just completely bizarre by virtue of its utter normality. Putting this album on the turntable for the first time was a jarring experience for me, because I would never have envisioned the singer I know through Pharaoh Sanders' band—the guy who innovated 'jazz yodeling' as a technique all his own—covering songs from B.B. King, Santana, The Jacksons, and Joe Scott (writer of 'Never Let Me Go' and also responsible for the classic 'Turn On Your Love Light.') The title of the album, Full Circle, might indicate a return to R&B and soul-music roots for Thomas. The album cover, which has him pimped out in bad-ass blaxploitation-soundtrack garb, does nothing to clarify this mysterious record." (Description by Flabbergast)
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