Great experimental music?
March 5, 2007 8:06 PM Subscribe
Avant Jazz filter: Hey all. I'm looking to expand my collection of avant-garde jazz (or just experimental music in general). Suggestions?
posted by papakwanz to Media & Arts (54 answers total) 34 users marked this as a favorite
I've got a pretty good selection right now. What must haves am I missing? In the jazz category:
Albert Ayler: Live in Greenwich Village
Basically the John Coltrane discography
Art Ensemble of Chicago: jackson in your house, message to our folks, aacm, great black music, reese and the smooth ones, fanfare for the warriors, nice guys
Anthony Braxton: Six Monks Compositions (would love some good Braxton recommendations)
Brotzman Chicago Tentet: Stone/Water
A pretty big Ornette Coleman collection
Charles Gayle: Touchin on Trane, Ancient of Days
Sun Ra: Sun Song, Somewhere Else, Destination Unknown
Cecil Taylor: Love for Sale, Unit Structures, Conquistador
Lots of Roland Kirk & Mingus
Vandermark 5: Target or Flag, Single Piece Flow
John Zorn: a couple Masada discs, Spy vs. Spy, Naked City, Radio
Pharoah Sanders: Karma
Matthew Shipp duo w/ Roscoe Mitchell (would love some more suggestions for Shipp)
On the non-jazz front my selection is far more limited:
John Cage: Daughters of the lonesome isle, the seasons
Steve Reich: Desert Music, Music for 18 musicians
Conlon Nancarrow: Music for player piano vol. 1-2, 5
Varese: complete works.
OK music lovers... help me out!