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Friday, October 10 2014

Matthew Shipp: I’ve Been to Many Places

Avant garde pianist Shipp explores his musical past through this contemporary solo set, hinting at where we may find him in the future.


Monday, September 29 2014

Sun Ra and His Arkestra: In the Orbit of Ra

On In the Orbit of Ra Sun Ra collaborator and Arkestra member Marshall Allen presents a portrait of the jazz legend every bit as complicated and strange as a cross-section of his reality could possibly be.


Wednesday, April 10 2013

Keith Jarrett: Hymns/Spheres

A double-disc set that finds the jazz pianist jamming on a baroque organ in the 1970s (when else?).


Tuesday, October 18 2011

Albert Ayler: Love Cry / The Last Album

Even when Albert Ayler was "selling out", his music was tough to swallow. This reissue twofer goes right to the heart of that paradox.


Tuesday, December 7 2010

Commitment: Commitment the Complete Recordings

Commitment: the Complete Recordings may not exactly be a forgotten gem or an earth-shattering epiphany, but it's a precious gift at the very least, a reminder that music can come from anyone, anywhere, and probably should.


Tuesday, October 5 2010

Destination: Out has a New Download Store

Who knows what we might find in there.


Wednesday, September 15 2010

David S. Ware: Onecept

David S. Ware vs. dialysis, Ware wins. We all win. We win free jazz minus the racket. Just pure music.


Billy Bang: Prayer for Peace

What's the sound of a free jazz violinist seeking inner peace?


Tuesday, August 24 2010

Archie Shepp: The New York Contemporary Five

Archie Shepp's free-jazz all-star band was unstoppable... until they stopped themselves.


Monday, November 10 2008

Ornette Coleman: Then and Now


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