Saturday, October 05, 2013

Musical Interlude - Ornette Coleman, "The Shape of Jazz to Come"

There are a lot of people who just don't "get" jazz, just as there are a lot of people who don't "get" the paranormal. More is the pity for them.

Coleman is a favourite of mine, and on any given day The Shape of Jazz to Come is my favourite jazz album, alternating with other contenders such as Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet and Sketches of Spain by Miles Davis.

The day-to-day world we live in is so often the equivalent to the lowest common denominator pandering commercial-grade sausage-grinder pop we are force fed by modern radio. The world of the paranormal, even if it is just in our imagination, is infinitely more complex and sublime. 

It is jazz. 

Paul Kimball

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