06 settembre 2014

Una personale indagine tra le pubblicazioni in vinile di una sessantina di etichette indipendenti specializzate in free jazz e musica improvvisata nel ventennio precedente l'avvento del compact disc: Free Jazz And Improvisation On Vinyl 1965-1985, di Johannes Rød. Esce per l'etichetta norvegese Rune Grammofon.

Born out of necessity and a love of the music and the records, the aim of this book is to offer a guide to a selection of independent labels and their releases of free jazz, improvisation and generally jazz outside of the mainstream between 1965 and 1985, with 1965 being the year when ESP-Disk' started out as the first independent label dedicated to the music covered in this book, and 1985 being the year that the CD slowly started to take over as the main sound carrier. 60 labels are presented, each with an introduction and a discography, either complete or by the author´s personal choice. There are also 64 sleeve illustrations, including some extremely rare ones, as well as forewords by Swedish sax player and composer Mats Gustafsson and Rune Grammofon founder Rune Kristoffersen, and a conversation between Kristoffersen and music writer Rob Young.