Iain Cameron's Diary
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2013-07-30 - 11:13 a.m.
On the upper widget there are 2 new tunes - Chicago Bureaucracy and Coltrane Cooker .
I am listening to J Martyn Heaven and Earth which Paul W posted on Facebook. I have been looking into Milestones - the Miles Davis composition. The 1958 recording is a mix of the 1st great 5tet on the back line and the KoB band on the front line. Miles' composition is studpendous - taking the white notes of the piano and making a signature riff that sounds totally original. It is optimistic in the way that no music played after 1974 can be. But the upward reaching is balanced by a bridge which turns inwards and proposes deep introspection. Just thinking about these harmonies has generated several pieces in the last two days.
Gilbert's Recall got a good review in the Lute Society mag which includes a name check for IC - very cheering. I dug out my 5 CD set of the early MD albums for CBS. The Boulez CD which contains Notations came to light and this led me to an expensive volume on Boulez thoughts on musical form which I had better not buy until the Koln Concert book gets here. The links with Cage and Webern look promising. The book has a decent chunk on Amazon to read for free. It seems that the book charts Boulez attempt to integrate Debussy and Webern.