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Liquid Jazz

This 1978 painting, Oxidation by Andy Warhol, rather sets the visual tone for the type of Jazz represented on this page. The title of the page, Liquid Jazz, I believe will set the aural tone.

Liquid Diet -- Avant-garde and progressive news of interest
Sonic Trance to be released Sep 9, 2003

Nicholas Payton: Sonic Trance From the opening chant of Sonic Trance, you can tell that Nicholas Payton is going to take jazz in a different direction. What you learn on this eighteen song CD is just how many directions he takes the music. Do you like your jazz light and airy? If you don't, let Payton take you on one hell of a ride. more... Also check out a jazzInterview with Nicholas Payton.


Chicago Avant Garde Who's Who nice resource
Alliance for Improvised Music includes newsletter
European Free Improvisation excellent European coverage
Japanese Free Improvisors list of Japanese musicians
The JazzThug's Bunker Creative Improvisation
Free Jazz Discussion just like it says
The Great Learning improvisational music resource
sOuNDz Impossible creative & experimental musics
A Site for Sore Ears from Mixmaster Morris
Free Jazz Research discographies
The Karnatic Lab Netherlands Freejazz Concert Series
Sun Ra Research ezine dedicated to Sun Ra
A Love Supreme: Ian's Guide to the Ecstatic Spirit In Jazz
Rhythm & News newsletter from Chicago's Delmark Records
One Final Note dedicated to creative (free) Jazz
Gtr Oblg-SLH experimental, avant garde, & postmodern guitar
The Jazz Loft Online Source for Independent Jazz Beautiful Sounds & Difficult Music jazz discussion
Musings newsletter and reviews
JazzRed Free-Jazz site from Spain
Jazzlife Avant-garde resource
Motion a focal point for new music
earsay new, experimental music

BOL - My Entertainer Für unsere deutschen Besucher. Überprüfen Sie aus den ausgezeichneten Seiten auf
Free Jazz von Bol Deutschland.


Art Ensemble of Chicago: Fanfare for the Warrior Geri Allen fan website
Art Ensemble of Chicago ECM Records
B Sharp Jazz Quartet Biography
Bob Berg Biography
Tim Berne Screwgun
Tim Berne The Music of...
Carla Bley Discography
Paul Bley Improv Art
Jane Ira Bloom Official Site
Lester Bowie ECM Records
Anthony Braxton the Tri-Centric Foundation
Chick Corea official website
Dave Burrell piano Don Cherry: Cool (2000)
Don Cherry ECM Records
Ornette Coleman Harmolodic
Steve Coleman M-Base Web Site
Alice Coltrane GPR Discography
John Coltrane A Love Supreme
Eric Dolphy Outward Bound!
Edge City Collective genre-busting, improvisation-based music
Dave Ellis Official Site
Bill Frisell unofficial site
Fred Frith Official Site
Charlie Haden ECM Records
Charlie Hunter Blue Note page
Earl Harvin two ohm hop
Rahsaan Roland Kirk The Jivometric Genius Rahsaan Roland Kirk: Bright Moments
Rahssan Roland Kirk Links
Mark Koller
Steve Lacy View From the Brink
Joe McPhee Biography & Discography
Kenny Millions aka Keshayan Maslak
Roscoe Mitchell ECM Records
Modern Jazz Movement (MJM) info page
John Lewis and the Modern Jazz Quartet History etc.
Moondog Legendary NYC street musician
Paul Motian Biography from E.J.N.
Greg Osby official site
Tony Oxley biography & discography
Evan Parker biography plus...
Bobby Previte official site
Bobby Previte unofficial site in association with
Medeski, Martin & Wood Official Site
Thelonious Monk Monk Institute
Nicholas Payton official website New!
Michael Ray & The Cosmic Krewe acclaimed Sun Ra musician
Sam Rivers Sessionography
Sam Rivers official webpage
Martin Rev studied piano under Lennie Tristano
George Russell official site
Pharoah Sanders from ThoughtForm's AfroARTz
Gunther Schuller Biography
Sonny Sharrock unofficial site
Archie Shepp official site
Damon Short drums, percussion, composer
Nop Sotthibandhu Jazz violin from Thailand
Sun Ra Arkestra promotional website
Sun Ra Saturn Cecil Taylor: For Olim
Steve Swallow ECM Records
Steve Swallow Discography
Cecil Taylor Official Site
Cecil Taylor Biography from Mystic Fire
Cecil Taylor The Music of...
Cecil Taylor Sessionography
John Tchicai saxophonist
Leon Thomas long time collaborator of Pharoah Sanders
Henry Threadgill E.J.N.
Lennie Tristano Biography from JazzOwl
Lennie Tristano unofficial site
Turtle Island String Quartet official site
James Blood Ulmer Online Archive
Tom Waits official site in association with
Tom Waits unofficial site
Tom Waits in Italian
David S. Ware Sony/Columbia website
Dave Weckl official page
Randy Weston Fantasy Jazz
Randy Weston E.J.N.
Randy Weston excellent site from the Netherlands
Paul Winter Background
Wise Monkey Orchestra Official Site
Michael Zerang official site
John Zorn an unofficial page
John Zorn Not for the Sane Medesky, Martin & Wood merchandise

turntable Avant-garde Record Labels

Strange and Beautiful Music John Lurie
Depth of Field Records Bobby Previte
Black Saint/Soul Note Great Neck, NY
Ahead Behind Music Oakland, CA Chic Corea on Stretch Records
Screwgun Records Tim Berne
Koch International
Sachimay Records Medford, MA
NewTone Records San Germano, Italy
Drimala Records Hampton, VA
Stretch Records Chic Corea
Wobbly Records Chapel Hill, NC
Tzadik Records John Zorn
Amulet Records Billy Martin
GM Recordings Gunther Schuller
Discus Records Sheffield, England Bill Laswell: Vol. 2 - Oscillations
Axiom Records Bill Laswell
Incus Records Derek Bailey
ECM Records
Emanem Disc London, England
Enja Records
AUM Fidelity Brooklyn, NY
Living Music Paul Winter
Kali Records
Leo Records London, England
Sub Rosa experimental
FMP Free Music Production (Germany)

reference books jazz raves n' writings...

Greg Osby: Invisible Hand jazzInterview with Nicholas Payton Don Brown Sr. New!
What Bebop Meant to Jazz History John Andrews
Don Cherry: Trumpet Innovator Fabio Rojas
Howling Tunes of Bop and Jive Anthony De Angelo
Albert Ayler: His Life & Music Jeff Schwartz
Giovanni Bonandrini Interview Black Saint/Soul Note founder
"The Shape Of Jazz To Come" Cecil Taylor Panel Discussion
Jazz Epiphany: Cecil Taylor R.J. Bianchino
Jazz And The Avant Garde Neil Turner
The Music of Cecil Taylor Damon Short
Cecil Taylor Interview Chris Funkhouser
Greg Osby Interview National Public Radio
Tim Bern Interview John Howard
Almatexts Mike Heffley
Free Jazz Bradley J. Allen
Free Jazz Thurston More
EastJazz Adrienne Redd

Don Cherry Interview on CD-ROM

earphonesThe Listening Booth

Modern School of Modern Jazz WLRN-FM, Miami, FL
Chicago's Sound Experiment WNUR
JAZZTHETICS Radio Hard Bop,Post Bop,Free Jazz & Avant-Garde
The Avant Yard from ThoughtForms
Audio Samples from European Free Improvisation
ECM Records Sound Samples
Joe McPhee WNUR Interview

camera iconJazz Photography & Art

The Jazz Photography of James Radke
Tom Waits Photo Gallery large selection
Photoshop and Mr. Waits excellent graphics
Digital Gallery Michael Wilderman
Jazz Portraits Michael Wilderman
Cecil Taylor photo by Leslie Bell

The Thelonious Monk - Intermediate Piano Solos Authentic note-for-note piano transcriptions. 40 pages... Save 20% from

newspaper icon Avant-garde News

A word to the wise. Catch the Monkey. That's Wise Monkey Orchestra. Tenor man Dave Ellis, charter member of the Charlie Hunter Trio, has played and recorded with them. Is it Jazz? Fusion, Free Form, or pure Funk? You decide. Go to Jazz Notes for more information. And check out for an excellent journal of the WMO.

Las Vegas On April 25, 2001 Free Jazz, in the guise of Medeski, Martin & Wood, will make a rare appearence at the Hard Rock's Joint. Opening guest will be Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. For futher info check out the event calendar at Las Vegas Jazz n' Blues.

Also in Las Vegas, Giant People featuring Carlos Washington of Tiny Universe will be playing at Legends Lounge on May 5th.


jazzInteractive™ May 25 - June 3 Steve Lacy Live at the Caramoor Music Festival

Steve Lacy @ CD Now has made a career of specializing on the soprano sax, an instrument that for many years was almost completely ignored by most Jazz musicians. Be sure to check out this Global Music Network broadcast, recorded live at the Caramoor Music Festival on July 31, 1999. Featured tracks include "Monk's Dream" and "The Rent". more...

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