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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On George Lewis’ A Power Stronger Than Itself

George Lewis’ monumental book A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music is a social, cultural and musical history of the innovative and highly influential Chicago based Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.  Like other contemporary avant-garde music and arts groups such as New York City’s Jazz Composers Guild, led by …

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