Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Outsideleft: The Flood of Jazz and the Black Ark

I’m tempted to say The Black Ark is comparable to John Coltrane’s aforementioned classic [A Love Supreme] issued five years earlier in 1964. It cannot be ignored that Coltrane’s death in 1967 must have informed this record in some palpable way. But comparing it to that albatross of a classic is as useless a hyperbole as saying some guitarist is as good as Hendrix. What I’m saying is: if you are looking to cut a trail into the free jazz jungle, Noah Howard is holding a good machete. Read More...

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