[3] The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra – Blu Blu Blu

3 Dec

Throughout December I am going to revisit the first months of this journey, taking time at the end of this year to remember where I’ve been and what I’ve heard. (I actually had this one playing again yesterday, and it is still thoroughly enjoyable.)

. . . To Hear Before I Blog

I like the idea of jazz.  I enjoy the sounds, the instrumentation, and I’ve already discussed my belief that there’s not enough saxophone in the world.

But more often than not, I’m not clear what it is I’m listening to when I hear “serious” jazz.  Tom  Moon tells me that what I’m about to listen to on queueing up Blu Blu Blu is an excellent example of free jazz, but even after a quick peek at Wikipedia for a definition, I’m not much the wiser.

Guess that, much like with Moorish Music from Mauritania, I should just see where my ears take me . . .

Blu Blu Blu

Well the opening number made me want a glass of whiskey, but perhaps that was merely the superficial similarity with the opening scenes of Leaving Las Vegas.  And to begin with I am unsure how I feel about the “misplaying” of the brass –…

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