Monday, August 28, 2006

qu'en dîtes-vous?

"La troisième bataille du jazz" (Jazz's Third Battle) by Francis Marmande, about Albert Ayler, and more specifically about his late-50s army stint in France and a near-riot-inducing 1966 concert. Marmande is such a great writer. Some find his style over-wrought, but it's not: he's in control the whole time. You couldn't write an article like this in english (sorry, english-only readers).