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Old 03-15-2009, 09:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
Kamikazi Kat
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Originally Posted by lucifer_sam View Post
Masada isn't really free jazz, more along the lines of traditional Jewish music than anything else. If you're really into free jazz, check out its pioneers: Sun Ra, Charles Mingus, Ornette Coleman, etc. It's disputable of course but I believe Coleman's The Shape of Jazz to Come is the definitive free jazz album.

And I think there's already a thread on this.
Although its not entirely focused on it, Masada does play some free jazz. YouTube - John Zorn / MASADA - Shilhim

Thanks for the recommendations, I'll check them out soon. I'm looking up Sun Ra right now. I found a 60-minute documentary on him. You can view it on youtube: YouTube - Sun Ra Documentary - A Joyful Noise Part 1. Or you it can be downloaded here (not sure if the torrent has any seeders though): ยป Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise

Originally Posted by loose_lips_sink_ships View Post
Sun Ra had gotten me into avant-garde jazz... If you happen to find his entire catalogue then you deserve a cookie.
There is a torrent with 61 of his albums, first thing that came up when I searched "sun ra torrent."

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