By John Corbett

In Extended Play, one of many country's such a lot leading edge track writers conducts a wide-ranging travel during the outer limits of up to date track. Over the process greater than twenty-five graphics, interviews, and essays, John Corbett engages artists from lands as far-off as Sweden, Siberia, and Saturn. With a distinct emphasis on African American and eu improvisers, the booklet explores the well-known and the little identified, from John Cage and George Clinton to Anthony Braxton and solar Ra. making use of methods as varied because the tune he celebrates, Corbett illuminates the sound and thought of funk and rap, blues and jazz, modern classical, unfastened improvisation, rock, and reggae.
Using cultural critique and textual idea, Corbett addresses a vast spectrum of matters, comparable to the prestige of recorded tune in postmodern tradition, the politics of self-censorship, experimentation, and alternativism within the tune undefined, and using metaphors of house and insanity within the paintings of African American musicians. He follows those extra theoretically orientated essays with a chain of intensive profiles and in-depth interviews that provide contrasting and complementary views on a few of the world’s such a lot inventive musicians and their paintings. incorporated listed below are greater than twenty unique photos in addition to a meticulously annotated discography. the result's the most considerate, and so much exciting, investigations of latest tune to be had today.

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