Desolation and Fantasy

There is something deeply satisfying about jazz. From all music genres, it is perhaps the only one still holding on stubbornly to modern idealism trying to keep finding new harmonic and rythm innovations. The result is amazing, complex rythm, otherwordly harmonic progression (if there is one at all), and musician physicality approaching olympic athlete. The complexity and scale of good jazz pieces lie entirely on other dimension. A soundtrack of a star that goes nova, explosion of music creativity limited only by law of physics. A head trip.

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society - Desolation Sound
Joshua Redman Elastic Band - Lonely Woman
Henry Threadgill and Make a Move - Don't Turn Around
Cassandra Wilson - Run the VooDoo Down
Deerhoof - Apple Bomb

chill down bonus:
Liz Durrett - The Mezzanine

image: Veronika Lake


  • At 7:37 AM, January 21, 2006, Anonymous squashed said…

    BTW, just to state the obvious.

    Lonely woman is Ornette Coleman cover,
    RunDown the VooDoo is Miles Davis Cover.

    The Joshua redman rendition of lonely woman is obviously quoting from Drum n' Bass electronica. (truely amazing craftmanship. The do what people usually do with laptop.)

  • At 10:58 AM, January 22, 2006, Anonymous revlot said…

    Desolation sound is wonderful. I listened to it all saturday. Thank u.

  • At 9:13 PM, January 22, 2006, Blogger Squashed said…

    My favorite part from 'Desolation sound' is min. 4:35-5:01. It builds up, then collapses leaving the skeleton rythm section... It changes texture a lot too. I love it.

  • At 10:14 AM, January 25, 2006, Anonymous Big Gato said…

    Thank you! you make my day with the apple bomb song... I'll check more on deerhoof


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