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Sunday, January 14, 2007

Free Jazz & Politics

OK - our friends free jazzers do not really like the Bush Administration, and probably rightly so. After having written a review about The Nu Band Live some hours ago, of which the last piece of the album, called "Four of Them", starts with a long introduction against Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleeza Rice and George Bush, I'm now listening to Spirals/The Berlin Concert of Ullman, Stevens, Fonda and Schuller, on which a piece is called "Three" with again a spoken introduction of a few minutes against the US policy in Iraq. This time the three "very sick fellows" under attack are Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz - "the real architects of war". Free-jazz, free us from all evil. (Spirals is also an album worth listening to).