Category Archives: avant-garde

Rob Wasserman – Solo

And another Grisman bass player’s album from 1983! There is just something so incredible about a good bass player. They root the music, giving it a foundation in the pulsating rhythms of the Earth, and if they’re good they can … Continue reading

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Randal Gatz and Mary Jane Kelly – Complete Recorded Works

It’s not every day you come across as music that will rip flesh from bones, bring tears to your eyes as it tears the walls from your ears. It’s not every day you come across music that makes John Fahey’s … Continue reading

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Yes We Did! – The Best of 2008

Avast, maties! I spy land on the horizon. Could this be what we’ve been waiting for? The dawning of a new era? The unfolding of a new whirled hors d’oeuvre? I’ll leave you to decipher that one. Though one must … Continue reading

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the last great post this year

Well, this blog has been fun, but I’m going to have to put it on hold for a while. I’m going to be working on organic farms in Ireland and perhaps other parts of Europe through the WWOOF organization, for … Continue reading

Posted in avant-garde, bluegrass, Blues, celtic, country, Folk, fruits, hybrids, jazz, klezmer, old-time, Rock, Roots, seeds, world | 30 Comments

The Roots of John Fahey

So, about 9 months ago I started working on this compilation. Several months and nany hours of searching, listening, and sequencing later, I found out that someone had already done a more complete version of the same task. Until yesterday, … Continue reading

Posted in avant-garde, Blues, classical, Folk, hybrids, Jug Band, Roots, seeds | 35 Comments

Tom Cora – Gumption in Limbo

Tom Cora stands as the greatest improvisational cellist ever recorded. His music is totally unique and non-generic, i.e. universal. In his playing, you hear all the sweet mournfulness of Pablo Casals, all the joyful idiosyncracy of Joseph Spence, and all … Continue reading

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Astor Piazzola – Tango: Zero Hour

It’s not hyperbole to say that Astor Piazzolla is the single most important figure in the history of tango, a towering giant whose shadow looms large over everything that preceded and followed him. Piazzolla’s place in Argentina’s greatest cultural export … Continue reading

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