Jazz beyond Jazz: July 2008 Archives
- John Zorn's "Cobra" -- an intricate musical game performed best by quick-witted improvisers with a handle of tactics governing the Avalon Hill board wargames of the '60s -- is being performed by an internation cast of a dozen such specialists (Zorn will be prompter, something between a card dealer and referee) --
- Followed by The Theremin Society, three specialists in the no-touch sound controller invented in the 1920s and used ever since mostly for eerie soundtrack effects --
- Finally Jonathan Kane, here being promoted as a bluesman with his band February, but I remember a performance piece in which he tap danced amplified big beats, and the hype is he's also a montrous loud punk/minimalist drummer.
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