Dave Douglas: ‘High Speed And Broadband Ready’

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Dave Douglas writes a particularly enlightened post on NPR’s jazz blog. In particular, he sees digital recording and distribution for what it is – a new way for musicians to reach audiences, and one that is best unencumbered.

As a side note, he discusses recent real-time distributed improvisation, where he played via the Internet with other musicians. This approach, while not replacing live bands per se, has the potential to get around some of the costs associated with touring as well as the basic fact that each city a group tours to might only have 20-50 fans to show up at gigs. Here, with no touring expense, and the potential to reach those 20-50 fans in each city at the same time, the economics might just work out.

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Zappa Plays Zappa Tour Dates

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Zappa Plays Zappa will be on tour in Europe and the US all summer. Follow the link for a long list of tour dates.

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Free Jazz Blog Reviews

From Free Jazz:

Monday, March 2, 2009
Steve Lantner Quartet – Given/Live In Münster (Hatology, 2008) ****

Saturday, February 28, 2009
Fattigfolket – Fattigfolket (ILK music, 2008) ***½

Friday, February 27, 2009
Denman Maroney Quintet – Udentity (Cleanfeed, 2009) ****½

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