The Oakland Elementary School Arkestra – “The Saga of Padani”

For fans of Sun Ra, Terry Riley, Fred Frith and all intergalactic sounds— My review of the new (well, newish) Saga of Padani by The Oakland Elementary School Arkestra is in the new issue of Musicworks – a magazine that’s been covering adventurous music in the realms of the avant-garde, jazz, new classical, and the…

Records on Vacation

If you’re like me (and there’s a good chance you’re not, but bear with me), the call of record stores or anyplace that might sell records rings loud and clear when you’re in a new town. The allure of the unexpected, the hunt for obscure treasures, the inherent possibilities of a browse through the racks…