Monday, May 2, 2016

Reading List, Week of 2016-05-01

Gluck makes the case for the cross-fertilization of 1969-1972 free jazz between Miles's Lost Quintet (not so "lost" now that there are many live recordings available, although it is sad that there are no studio recordings devoted solely to it), AACM transplanted to New York City via Paris, the loft jazz scene, and the continued strong influence of Coltrane's post-Ascension work. His book is especially valuable for its detailed analysis of the genesis of Circle, coming as it did straight out of the free explorations Dave Holland, Chick Corea, and Jack DeJohnette got into in the Lost Quintet's live performances once Miles left the bandstand, and then juiced and expanded by the additions of Barry Altschul and Anthony Braxton.

Reading List 2016-05-02:

*Leur, Walter van der. Something to Live For: The Music of Billy Strayhorn (started)
*Killeen, Terence. “Tackling the ‘errears and erroriboose’: Another look at the Rose/O’Hanlon Finnegans Wake,” in Genetic Joyce Studies (Spring 2013) (started/finished)
*Gluck, Bob. The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles (finished)
*Bryson, Bill. A Short History of Nearly Everything (in progress)
*Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare, ed. Arthur F. Kinney (in progress)
*Segar, E. C. Complete E.C. Segar Popeye, Vol. 9: Dailies 1934-1935 (in progress)
*Sorrentino, Gilbert. Blue Pastoral (reread/in progress)

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