Record Shopping at Home: Muhal Richard Abrams’ Things to Come From Those Now Gone

Those who know me, or at the least know my writing, know that I buy way too much music. More than I can hope to listen to more than once or twice and get to really know. Jean Baudrillard suggests that we collect things because collecting them represents the free time we hope to have …

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Miles Davis’ The Original Mono Recordings: A Buyer’s Guide

The folks in charge of Miles Davis' estate, along with Columbia/Legacy, are becoming masters of finding new ways to repackage and re-release the Prince of Darkness' catalog.  Or, in the case of the live bootleg series, releasing material for the first time in high quality packaging (Vol. 3 comes out later this month).  This fall …

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OutsideInsideOut’s Top 10 of 2013

In Simulacra and Simulation Jean Baudrillard notes how humans like to stockpile their past as a way to remember it.  Perhaps one of the finest examples of this are the various year end poll, best of lists, recaps, summaries etc.  This year NPR Music hosted the annual jazz critics poll that Francis Davis has been …

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