From Astaire to Sun Ra: A Jazz Journey by Tyler King

Tyler King
A fun and interesting pathway into the wide world of jazz See Spotify Playlist: From Fred Astaire to Sun Ra
Created 18 Oct 2020
  • ECM - Edition of Contemporary Music
    02 Oct 2021 • 10 min read
    I could compare my music to white light which contains all colours. Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener. - Arvo Pärt For over 50 ye...
  • MPS-Music Production Schwarzwald
    25 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    To me, there are two great European jazz labels, ECM and MPS. Our journey this week starts with MPS…. The story of Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer and his legendary record label MPS begins in the "waterfall...
  • FMP - Free Music Production
    18 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
    I don't know exactly why that was, I never had it, but I remember in the early years, late '60s and early '70s, there was quite a strongly expressed opinion against including Americans on festival pro...
  • European Emancipation
    11 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0
    Improvising is like everyday life, it's like crossing the street. - Han Bennink I first learned about ICP, the legendary Dutch record label, in 1987 when I bought this CD at the Jazz Inn Record Shop i...
  • Gunter Hampel
    04 Sep 2021 • 8 min read
    Actually, my music is like a ballet. It is structured so that everyone is allowed to dance to his own music. As a composer, I provide spaces. And since everyone has a different way of dancing, the res...
  • Albert Ayler
    28 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    "His music is more an exhibition of feelings than notes." —Ralph Gleason First of all, I proclaim that it is difficult for me to write about Albert Ayler. He is a musician I take very seriously, who w...
  • Fred Astaire to Sun Ra??
    21 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    I’ve been writing about my Jazz Journey since October 18th of last year. Lately, it struck me - how did I get from Fred Astaire to Sun Ra? How did I find my way from one to the other? How did Top Hat ...
  • Marion Brown
    14 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 0 3
    A musician’s music, is only what it is, music. Some is sad, some is happy. Some is fast, some is slow. -Marion Brown That Big River called Jazz runs very deep and wide. It’s also very unpredictable. H...
  • Mtume
    07 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    In 1983, on the weekends, my college buddy, Fitz, and I would drive down to New York City - we both had girlfriends in midtown. One Saturday night, while cruising down the Palisades Parkway, we heard ...
  • Jazz-Fusion
    31 Jul 2021 • 8 min read • 0 2
    The song Mademoisellle Mabry was named after Betty Mabry, who Miles Davis married in September 1968. She appears on the cover of the album. This relationship sparked a transition in Davis’ music that ...
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