Saturday, May 28, 2011

Cough, cough - Wisdom

If you ever doubt...


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Oax Pick - Coltrane's Impressions

Re-buying stuff on vinyl? Crazy, but I do it and I love it. It's like re-opening doors, coming in to rooms you haven't being visiting for a while. Here's John Coltrane's "Impressions" (Impulse A-42), a classic masterpiece as with so many others of his records. The addition of Eric Dolphy's bass-clarinette on the opener "India" - wow!!!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Oax Pick - Keith Tippett's Ark

Being a fan of King Crimson as well as Canterburians like Soft Machine and such in the early 70's you also came across the magnificant piano player Keith Tippett. His freely floating fingers, atonal gestures fascinated.

When realising he had released some albums with his Keith Tippett Group we just had to check 'em up. "Dedicated to You, but You Weren't Listening' was great and from that one the step into Centipede's "Septober Energy" wasn't long. Four side-long tracks, a short-lived 50-piece big-band of jazz-freejazz-rock. It became an aural classic.

Please, don't ask me to explain it, but for reasons I actually don't know the "follow up" to Centipede, Keith Tippett's Ark and their album "Frames - Music for an Imaginary Film", became a hidden treasure which I discovered last year. Released on Ogun Records in 1978 (OGD 003/004), also four side-long tracks, also a big band, 20 musicians, jazz-freejazz, composed as well as improvised, well-known players like Elton Dean, Peter Kowald and Julie Tippett etc, as well as for me unknown musicians. It's an amazing album and even though it really annoys me that I didn't discover it until reasently it also makes me happy to find out there still are some unheard true tresures left. It brings light into the life of a addictional music lover.
For you who hates vinyl I think it's also realeased on CD


What The Heck?

(c) Ted Eastman



Saturday, May 7, 2011

Clinical Archives Mix April 2011

A couple of months ago Clinical Archives started a compilation series, Clinical Archives Mix.
On the 4th volume, the April 2011 edition, you can find a contribution from your local heroes. Check it, download it, enjoy the abbreviated Joxfield ProjeX.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Book I Read - Just Kids by Patti Smith

Patti Smith on her years with Robert Mapplethorp.
Just Kids.
Magnificent! Read it! It's an order!