Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – August 2019

Source: Stereogum.

One of the most fascinating things about avant-garde jazz and improvised music is the methods people use to impose structure, while still allowing plenty of room for players to run free. Last week, I went to the Jazz Gallery and watched a performance by trumpeter Taylor Ho Bynum’s 9-Tette. They were premiering music from the album The Ambiguity Manifesto, which will be out next month.