On 11/4/05, Wilson, Carl <cwilson@...
> > a jazz treatment of Pavement songs is not an obvious move
> > -- less obvious than, say, Lester Bowie covering the Notorious BIG.
> And certainly less obvious than all that jazz-Radiohead stuff, which I
> enjoyed the article's reference to.
> But jazz-Pavement is not as odd as it looks. If you consider the jazz
> influence on their influences - from Ornette/Ayler to Beefheart/Ubu/Fall/No
> Wave/SY to Pavement to here, it's kind of just coming full circle.
Yes, although notions of virtuosity (or at least complex technique)
are more at play in Beefheart , than, say, the Fall or Pavement.
(Sonic Youth fall somewhere in between, and Ubu varies depending on
the lineup, but a lot of Ravenstine's work is technically complex.)
> Hey! Wow! Imagine a jazz album of rearranged Captain Beefheart. That would
> be fantastic.
> (Tip: This is where somebody grunts, "Pshaw, it would just sound exactly
> like [free jazz album X].")
Or like a lot of Gary Lucas's work post-Beeheart! Now, a jazz album
of rearranged Fall would be pretty unexpected...and something I'd like