Tuesday, October 10, 2006

of ornettean shaping

a Granada street

HurdAudio has written a great rebuttal to "Shaping Jazz." He opposes Brubeck's academy-bound careerism with artistic growth and progress and points out the limitations of Western/non-Western thinking.

TeledyN has another one. It bobs and weaves improbably from Ornette to whales to Denardo to "the static status quo smooth jazz black blues-bros suit and tie martini and ubiquitous cigarette world of New York 1959" to Stéphane Grappelli and Isadora Duncan and we're still only halfway through.