Robert Christgau on the Genius of Thelonious Monk
The Dean reviews MAST's 'Thelonious Sphere Monk,' Monk's own 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960,' and Ornette Coleman's 'Ornette at 12/Crisis.'
Robert Christgau on 'American Epic,' Americana, and an Epic
The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews the five-CD 'American Epic' set and a pricey but brilliant new Ornette Coleman collection, plus live albums from The Grateful Dead and Van Morrison.
Go Record Shopping with Floating Points in a New Episode of 'What's in My Bag?'
The London musician picks out work by artists including Ornette Coleman, Fumaça Preta, and Charles Earland.
How Composer Howard Shore Brought the Sounds of Tangier to William S. Burroughs' ‘Naked Lunch’
Mondo will bring three Shore scores from David Cronenberg films to vinyl this summer.
The Immortal Diamanda Galás: Still Wild, Still Extreme
The terrifyingly intense singer, pianist, and artist talks rape culture, Ornette Coleman, and Yoko Ono ahead of her upcoming performances at Roadburn and NYC's Red Bull Music Academy.
In Praise of Ornette Coleman: Melvins/Mr. Bungle Bassist Remembers the Jazz Godhead
The icon passes on at 85.