My Thoughts on this Year’s Jazz Grammy Nominations

Well, the Grammy Awards are just under 10 days away, and if you're like me you're quite underwhelmed with a bulk of the jazz nominations this year.  I'd argue that institutions like the Grammys (although the jazz awards are not aired on the broadcast - which I won't be watching) have a canonizing effect (especially …

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Anthony Braxtons Seven Standards 1985 Volume 2

Anthony Braxton Seven Standards 1985, Volume II Magenta Records MA-0205 This album has to be one of the weirdest, most bizarre, and confusing records I've heard and seen.  I scored the near mint condition LP at a local book store for four bucks, and I bought it out of sheer principle because you rarely see Braxton LPs.  …

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