Tuesday, May 16, 2006

oldie rock

Roy Haynes, another entry in the 80-year olds who rock department, pre-eulogised.

For all their originality, both Elvin Jones with John Coltrane and Tony Williams with the Miles Davis group were deeply affected by [Haynes's] novel conceptions.

Odd way of phrasing a rather natural (obvious?) chain of influence.


Vijay Iyer, describing (44 minutes in) Monk's soloing as "environmental" and getting sparser as it develops. *Vigourous head nodding*. A whole little-explored corner of the jazz soloing universe, it seems to me. Monk, Waldron, no other pianist springs to my mind, but maybe someone does to yours?