Record Shopping at Home: Circle’s Paris-Concert

I went record shopping Friday after work. It had been a really sucky week so I needed to treat myself. In the used jazz section I found a copy of Paris Concert by Circle (Anthony Braxton, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Barry Altschul). I was stoked. I was certain I didn't own it. But I thought …

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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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Wacky LP of the Day: Rio Grande to Silverton

My record collection has a section dedicated to records I categorize as "cheese."  Things like Enoch Light, guides to wine appreciation, speeches railing against the Soviet Menace, sex ed for the family, that kind of thing.  So, in order to celebrate some of my most treasured pieces of wax, I thought I'd add a new …

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