Today's Creative Commons Remix.

Fantastic Remix with jazz and experimental vocals and instrumentals.

Quantum Blues by NJHB featured on MixRemix Radio Free Culture Mix now.

New NJHB CD, Nichessa.

Recorded last Saturday night at the Public Library.

Click through for liner notes.


By the way, where can I find the MixRemix Radio show?

I love that it auto posts the player from the link.

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oohhhhh what a trippy experience we had listening to @tomasino on "Choose Your Own Adventure." Listen to the archive if you can. #CYOA #aNONradio

New Hairy Larry CD, Elphonium.

Free download and streaming on the Live Music Archive.

@hairylarry @PresGas @kensanata i just installed - seems to include feed discovery, which was probably the piece i was most worried about. sorta clunky but works i guess.

(i still think this was a bad decision on mozilla's part, and overall my hopes for the long-term viability of firefox / the mozilla org are pretty well shot.)

Jazz Listening

One of the things I've been working on since I went back to school is listening to contemporary jazz performers and composers. When I was in the Jazz Choir we had assigned listening every week. We got to pick the music but we had to log it and discuss it. This practice encourages active listening where you focus and concentrate on what you are hearing as opposed to having music on in the background while you go about your day.

Both active and background listening are legitimate but the more active listening you do the harder it is to listen and not focus. The background music has a tendency to invade your mind space and then you move right into active listening and you're not getting anything else done.

Like right now I had to tab over to my mplayer window because the music grabbed me. It's Charlie Hunter playing "There Used To Be A Nightclub There" at The Loving Cup and it has some great guitar in it. So then the next thing you know I've cued up some Charlie Hunter and you see what I mean.

Over break I have compiled quite a list for jazz listening. I've listened to enough of each of these picks to know I want to spend more time with them and I've still got a few weeks left to do just that. So far I've spent the most time with Kenny Werner but there's so much great music here by a wide variety of artists that I'm sure you can find some you like.

Some of this music comes from the library's Fregal service, free and legal downloads with your library card. Some from the Live Music Archive and some from bandcamp. Or you can try to find it on Spotify. When you're listening to this years releases it can be challenging locating them.

So here's the list

jazz listening
Created Sunday 30 December 2018

The first three items link to collections of music.

bandcamp daily - The Best Jazz Albums of 2018

Internet archive uploads by stevphen - lots of European jazz and free jazz

KBFR's Van - Interviews and live recordings

Of Abstract Dreams by Sun Ra & His Arkestra

Redtime Live at House of Blues on 1996-11-07

Keyon Harrold - Introducing Keyon Harrold

Keyon Harrold - The Mugician

Gilad Hekselman - Ask For Chaos

Makaya McCraven - Universal Beings

Thumbscrew - Convallaria

Brian Blade - Body And Shadow

Kenny Werner - Naked In The Cosmos

Kenny Werner - A Delicate Balance

Ben Wendel - What We Bring

Live in Healdsburg by Anat Cohen & Fred Hersch

Rhapsody by Bobby Previte

NauMay by Juan Ibarra Quinteto

The Other Side of Time by Quin Kirchner

Have fun!

With the removal of #RSS features from #firefox, I was left very disappointed. How can #mozilla backslide on the essential bits of the open web by removing support.

However, @kensanata has, yet again, saved the day by making a lovely bookmark that finds the RSS feeds for pages!

Here is a little holiday present from Alex, passed on by me. Thank you, good Sir!!

We should view protocols as the digital means of production, more so than platforms. And that ‘protocol cooperatives’ will do more to break down capitalism than platform coops will. think the main argument being that platform coops are inherently centralised, and that as far as challenging capital goes, we should be striving for decentralised architectures.

I posted my recital. All my songs except the first written by the singer and arranged by me.

Free download and streaming plus liner notes.

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