Monthly Archives: January 2016

Take good care, Joey Baron and Harrison Birtwistle!

My favorite Boulez encomium so far is Gerald McBurney’s in The Guardian. http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jan/12/pierre-boulez-gerard-mcburney-a-pierre-dream Featuring this priceless bit: “Someone had told me on no account to mention Messiaen. So I did, and he immediately laughed, stopped and looked at me like … Continue reading

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Play Blue for Paul Bley

There‚Äôs a photo of Paul playing with Lester Young, and then of course the sessions with Bird in Montreal 1953, released on the Uptown label. The trio record with Mingus and Blakey. And then: The Hillcrest Club. “Fire Dave Pike!” … Continue reading

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