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Ornette Coleman, The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959)

25 Jun 2007  |  3 min read

Recently I was asked if I would contribute a page to a monthly magazine on famous musicians I had met. That part was easy, I've met quite a few. But then the person said they would like to run the article with some photographs of me with such stars. "You must have hundreds," he said. I had to disappoint him: I always saw my role as that of a journalist, not a fan there to get... > Read more

Ornette Coleman: Lonely Woman

Brian Eno, Before And After Science (1977)

25 Jun 2007  |  1 min read

Of the many dozens of diverse albums by Brian Eno -- who flared onto the music scene for the first two glam-louche Roxy Music albums -- this is the best window into his remarkable career. As a producer he was pivotal in the work of David Bowie, Devo, Talking Heads, U2 among many others. But he also created seminal albums of ambient music (music as ignorable as it is enjoyable), helmed his... > Read more

Brian Eno: Here He Comes