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 Avant garde
The avant garde was originally identified with the promotion of social progress: seeing the group or individual so described as the pioneer of a social reform movement.
Another example of avant garde would be street art, for example the highly contentious street art found in the lanes and by-ways of inner Melbourne such as stencil art or GraffitiArt.
The concept was adopted as a metaphor for the work done by small bands of intellectuals and artists as they open pathways through new cultural or political terrain, for the mass of society to follow.
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 Avant-jazz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Avant-jazz (also known as avant-garde jazz) is a style of music and improvisation that combines elements of avant-garde art music and composition with elements of traditional jazz.
Avant-jazz overlaps with free jazz, but differs in that free jazz is generally performed with fewer, or no predetermined structure or composition.
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 Avant-Garde Jazz Downloads - Download Avant-Garde Jazz Music - Download Avant-Garde Jazz MP3s
As with free jazz, the avant-garde came of age in the 1960s and has continued almost unnoticed as a menacing force in the jazz underground, scorned by the mainstream that it influences.
Avant-Garde Jazz differs from free jazz in that it has more structure in the ensembles (more of a "game plan") although the individual improvisations are generally just as free of conventional rules.
It also fused jazz with itself; that is to say, the band combined elements of jazz history and pre-history -- for instance, music from the sanctified church services, minstrel shows, and bawdy houses of late 19th and early 20th century America -- with a modernist spirit of experimentation.
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 Jazz History - Avant Garde
Avant garde, a term used synonymously in the 1960s with "free" jazz, first gained recognition in 1958 through saxophonist Ornette Coleman, as well as other pioneers including pianists Cecil Taylor and Sun Ra.
The avant garde challenged the listener by allowing the musician to choose his own musical path rather than follow the traditional approaches to which jazz musicians had previously adhered.
Although collective improvisation became a major component within the avant garde movement with recordings including Coltrane's "Ascension," and "Om," the concept of group improvisation dates back to early New Orleans jazz at the turn of the 20th Century.
www.vervemusicgroup.com /history.aspx?hid=24   (421 words)

 Avant Garde and Experimental Jazz
Pfmentum and Pax Recordings are just two of the many labels on the left field forefront in quality releases in avant garde jazz and experimental compositions.
The Abstractions are a fascinating ensemble of collective mindfuck jazz genius, and Novo Navigatio falls somewhere in between the voids of actual music and sheer lunatic weirdness passing for art.
Generica is a ten track spoken word, rhyming clusterfuck of crazy freak-out jazz under a critical commentary by Hooker himself, exposing all of the hypocrisies of America, in particular society, money, religion and the religious iron fisted mindcontrol of America.
www.angelfire.com /zine/jackalblaster/reviews_oct_exper.html   (881 words)

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Jazz fans in general and Charles Mingus fans in particular will want to know what makes this American issue of the 1964 Paris concert different from the previous CD version issued on import in 2000.
At the Golden Circle Volume 2 was recorded in 1965 as Coleman returned from three years of isolation and taking stock after he had revolutionised jazz in large and in detail on his legendary quartet recordings on Atlantic.
Uncompromising and endlessly controversial, Cecil Taylor's percussive, intellectual approach to jazz composition, improvisation, and piano remain largely outside the mainstream after more than 40 years.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/1033452   (450 words)

 avant garde jazz
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Description: Jazz saxophonist Ivo Perelman, the renowned Brazilian avant garde tenor player, has over 24 albums to his name, and is also an accomplished abstract painter.
Related keywords: avant garde jazz, jazz, san francisco, improviser, improvisation, improvised music, free jazz.
www.dackom.com /avant_garde_jazz.html   (78 words)

 Jazz 100 - Avant-Garde Jazz
Although the Blue Note hadn't recorded a lot of avant-garde jazz at the time, it managed to produce a certifiable classic of the sub-genre in this great record.
is avant-garde jazz with just enough accessibility to tantalise the mainstream.
Perhaps the most influential figure of the European Free Jazz underground - Brötzmann is a multi-reed instrumentalist who pulls no punches.
home.austarnet.com.au /petersykes/jazz100/avant.html   (444 words)

 Avant-Garde Jazz Cds of 1999
The cutting edge jazz musicians of Chicago distinguished themselves from the sound of people like Coltrane by utilizing more varied sounds, humor, and basing their performances around themes.
He is still more than a year away from 40 -fairly young by jazz standards- but does not know what else to do or what direction to go in.
Lester Bowie is best known as a founding member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago (AEC), a legendary jazz group that began performing and recording in the second half of the 1960s and continues to do so up until the present.
www.stormpages.com /micahth/miscmusic/99jazz.html   (1825 words)

 Welcome to the Jazz Pipeline - The Jazz Music Store - Home of New, Used and Hard to Find Jazz Music
One of the key influences on jazz was blues, a rural folk art that changed as black musicians migrated to the cities in the late 19th century.
Early jazz also frequently used the structure and beat of marches, which were the standard form of popular concert music at the turn of century.
Much of the music for this dancing was not jazz, but it was new, and the fashion for new music did involve enthusiasm for some idea of jazz.
www.jazzpipeline.com   (609 words)

 Rambles: Lossingarmenn, self-titled
Fans of Bill Frisell and avant-garde jazz are advised to try Lossingarmenn, while those who prefer safer listening should dip into this album with caution, if at all.
This is the sort of experimental jazz that fills the label ECM's roster and, by the sound of it, the members of Lossingarmenn have plenty of Bill Frisell albums lying around the house.
Lossingarmenn plays jazz, but don't look here for straight-ahead bebop or tasteful reworkings of standards.
www.rambles.net /lossingarmenn_self02.html   (365 words)

 SoundStage! Sonny Simmons - Manhattan Egos
Simmons was a rising star in avant-garde jazz in the mid-to-late 1960s, and he played briefly with both Eric Dolphy and Charles Mingus before opting out of the recording industry for almost 20 years due to a variety of family and economic problems.
The concert with violinist White would be of interest, even if the playing were not of the quality that it is, just for the opportunity to hear a violin used in avant-garde jazz.
Alto saxophonist Simmons stretches the limit of melody and harmony while still allowing those unfamiliar with avant-garde playing to be able to follow and enjoy his musical presentation.
www.soundstage.com /music/reviews/rev267.htm   (589 words)

 Avant-garde jazz artist seems bound for a breakthrough
Ware's quartet -- with pianist Matthew Shipp, bassist William Parker and drummer Susie Ibarra -- is rooted in the free jazz of the '60s that replaced conventional harmony, swing and form with a homespun atonality, asymmetric rhythms and careening group improvisations.
A phrase-by-phrase rubato reading of "The Way We Were" -- the most unlikely jazz vehicle since Sonny Rollins took on Dolly Parton's "Here You Come Again" -- fractures the song's sentimentality in turbulence so intense that Marvin Hamlisch might have trouble recognizing his own tune.
After 25 years of scuffling on the radical fringe of jazz, could tenor saxophonist David S. Ware be standing on the brink of stardom at age 48?
www.freep.com /fun/music/qware27.htm   (1027 words)

 Don Cherry
Avant-garde jazz reached its pinnacle with the album "Free Jazz", recorded for Atlantic in 1961 under the direction of Mr.
With its emphasis on long, free flowing melodic shapes and at times meterless rhythms, avant-garde jazz is the musical antithesis to the be-bop tradition out of which it developed.
Trained in the jazz tradition, he was able to challenge everything that was known, to infuse the jazz vocabulary with new and unfamiliar sounds, and to leave a completely new musical language in his wake.
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Avant garde jazz tenor saxophonist Ivo Perelman, a Brazilian musician, his recordings and his parallel career as an abstract painter.
Avant-jazz (also known as avant-garde jazz) is a style of music and improvisation that combines elements of avant-garde art music composition with elements of traditional jazz.
Avant garde, new and free Jazz, art rock and pop, contemporary classical, on new and used CD, LP and DVD.
www.omniknow.com /common/wiki.php?in=en&term=Avant-jazz   (1154 words)

Avant-garde jazz is the reductio ad absurdum of the trends begun during the bebop era.
I primarily want to focus on jazz of the kind that originated in the middle period, but first a few remarks and quotes are in order about avant-garde jazz, aka New or Free Jazz.
Coltrane was one of the second wave of bebop jazz musicians; and while he also delved into avant-garde playing, he is more widely respected and appreciated for his early recordings.
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 Zene Kereső (zene.ker.eso) - avant
themselves in the avant-garde and free jazz scenes, combining a sense of risk...
Combining lyrical, nearly cool jazz melodies with more free-form improvisation, Burton Greene showcases his impressive skills on the piano.
The FMRJE band on stage and in recordings is producing music with the collective experience of over a century of drum and orchestral improvi...
ker.eso.hu /web/szolgaltatas/zene/kereses?szoveg=+/+kategoria%3aavant   (231 words)

 Available artists in Avant-Garde Jazz - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
This West Virginia quartet plays strikingly avant-garde improv jazz, feeding off one another in melodic interplays that are instantly soulful and ever swinging.
It shouldn't be surprising that this Bay Area drum and bass duo plays avant-garde jazz with an almost rockish aggression; bassist Devin Hoff's time in the Nels Cline Singers clearly taught him that smart jazz can also be nasty.
Jazz » Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Jazz, Improvised Music, Fusion, Hard Bop
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 The Best Of 2002 / Jazz, Avant-Garde and Beyond
The formal feel to his approach begins in jazz (with James P. Johnson) and classical (with Schumann) and proceeds through the avant-garde (Muhal Richard Abrams).
Leaving their huge repertoire of jazz and pop standards behind in favor of Jarrett tunes and free improvisations, pianist Jarrett, bassist Peacock and drummer DeJohnette roam the harmonic and rhythmic territory with the kind of abandon that leads to one surprise after another.
The spiritually inspired jazz masterpiece from Trane's 1964 quartet with McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones, augmented by a second CD boasting four alternate takes and a 1965 live performance that adds Archie Shepp (tenor) and Art Davis (bass) to the band.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/gate/archive/2002/12/19/derk.DTL   (2163 words)

 NPR : Jazz and More from a New Chicago Avant Garde
Jazz and More from a New Chicago Avant Garde
They play abstract, dissonant "free" jazz, but mix it with a rock aesthetic and elements of hip-hop, rap and pop music.
Weekend Edition - Saturday, January 29, 2005 · A loose collective of young, mostly white musicians is carrying on the tradition of Chicago's AACM (the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians).
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Jazz technicians may take some interest in some of the technical aspects of this effort.
Tarth Shooke by Smokin' Granny is an exposition of exploratory fusion that pushes the limits of outside harmonization and abstract jazz.
www.eer-music.com /reviews/sgranny.html   (633 words)

 Avant-Garde Jazz Musicians: Performing 'Out There', David G. Such
In the process, he makes out music more understandable to jazz fans and scholars alike and clarifies its role in the overall development of jazz.
He is a multi-instrumentalist who performs out jazz, Near Eastern music, Eastern European music, and alternative rock.
focuses on performers whose out styles, by definition, transcend traditional boundaries of Jazz and most Western forms of music; some of these performers are well known, such as John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, and Cecil Taylor, and others are not, including Daniel Carter, Billy Bang, and Jemeel Moondoc.
www.jazzscript.co.uk /books/freesuch.htm   (386 words)

 Avant-garde jazz band is highlight of Boston scene
Their sound emphasizes the avant-garde, and represents an eclectic mix of free jazz and inventive arranging.
On Wednesday night, one of Boston's premier jazz groups, the Either/Orchestra, held up this tradition with a pair of sets at Johnny D's in Somerville.
This article may be freely distributed electronically, provided it is distributed in its entirety and includes this notice, but may not be reprinted without the express written permission of The Tech.
www-tech.mit.edu /V113/N50/either.50a.html   (1015 words)

 (Avant-Garde Jazz) John Coltrane - A Love Supreme - Musician Forums
Another thing I could never understand is why people consider this album "avant garde jazz".
It was voted the second greatest jazz record ever (http://home.austarnet.com.au/petersykes/jazz100/) behind Kind Of Blue, I need to check it out soon.
I really don't know anything about jazz, but I know that this album is friggin awesome.
www.musicianforums.com /forums/showthread.php?t=163476   (1338 words)

 Jazzpages Jazz-Talk - Das Jazzforum - "Avant-Garde in Deutschland"
Dann bot aber der „Free Jazz“ mit seiner Offenheit für viele andere Musikarten, mit seiner Betonung archaischer Ausdrucksformen, mit einer gewissen Ähnlichkeit zu Konzepten der experimentellen europäischen Kunst (und mit was sonst noch?) die Gelegenheit für die Entwicklung einer europäischen Szene mit einer eigenen Identität.
Das habe ich versucht in meinen Kommentaren deutlich zu machen: Dass diese Musik sein MUß, dass sie wichtig ist, dass der Jazz sie braucht und dass sie genauso wertvoll ist.
Und es gibt in Europa offenbar neben einer Begeisterung für Jazz nach wie vor ein intensives Interesse daran, eigene kulturelle Werte vor den fremden zu schützen.
www.jazzpages.com /dcforum/DCForumID1/639.html   (6438 words)

I recommend this to any one interested in the general history of jazz (even to the jazz enthusiast because the early recordings of jazz and the music that inspired it are worthy)...
Best Overview of the History of Jazz : Even though it would be a stupid idea to try and summarize the history of America's great music Jazz, Ken Burns does a pretty good job.
It's an extended modal reworking in 6/4 time that brought the hypnotic pulsating quality of Indian music into jazz for the first time, with Coltrane's soprano wailing over the oscillating piano chords and pulsing drums.
music.mysic.com /Avant_Garde_Jazz   (1209 words)

 Jazz music.
The "jazz" label doesn't hang that comfortably on the 24-ye...
Jazz Music - Cds - Jazz Muic Store
Just as irony is being pronounced dead, along comes this boozy holiday compilation to suggest that rumors of its demise may be premature.
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 JAZZ HALO : Belgian jazz magazine (in Dutch).
Once a year, JAZZ'HALO organizes his own avant-garde jazz festival, the JAZZ' HALO MUSIC DAYS, in several locations, and in partnership with J@ZZ@ROUND.
They also distribute via mail order records of the following avant-garde jazz labels : ACT, AL SUR, AURICLE, KNITTING FACTORY, LEO RECORDS, PALMETTO, PASSIN' THRU, TRAURIGE TROPEN, W.E.R.F., 9 WINDS etc...
Deals with all styles of jazz, but special attention is given to avant-guard and free jazz, as well Belgian as international.
www.jazzinbelgium.org /print/jazzhalo.htm   (252 words)

 Best Avant Garde Avant sites
Avant garde (sometimes avant-garde; literally, vanguard) is a French language phrase, one of a number of French phrases used by English speakers.
We at Avant Garde strive for quality in service and education...
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When Ken Burns’ controversial series of documentaries on jazz were first aired, Leon Wieseltier, the literary editor of the liberal New Republic, ignorantly blasted those critics who claimed that Burns had given the avant-garde short shrift.
Although the first “new thing” jazz albums began appearing before the crux of this social movement, the connection between freedom in music and the call for equal rights in America is well-documented.
Free jazz, after all, has been the most commercially unsuccessful brand of improvised music, and, given the pitiful market share that jazz albums enjoy, public funding—although the object of musicians’ consternation—is of great aid.
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