Posts Tagged "Jazz"

cool summer reads: jack chambers’ milestones-the music and times of miles davis

  considering the many related posts, you may have figured out by now, that i love me some miles.  maybe love is too weak a word? ahem. anyhoo, this epic read leaves no milestone(sorry) unturned, no matter how much funk might be growing underneath. so authoritatively researched in fact, that miles himself apparently burgled it […]

Back to Top | Comments Off on cool summer reads: jack chambers’ milestones-the music and times of miles davis

let it burn: shim recommends antony micallef

due to the frequent/excessive ranting and carpet f-bombing on this site, you may have already figured out that one of the things i truly despise is talking about art. unapologetically, i am of the opinion that pretty much everything that can be said is either: a fucking lie; a sales pitch; some weak-minded cunt verbally […]

Back to Top | Comments Off on let it burn: shim recommends antony micallef

surfing the dragon: ella fitzgerald and art tatum

i’m gonna start right off and say that this collection is worth twice as much as the $200 asking price. first off, it’s SIXTEEN (16) discs of some of the most beautiful music imaginable from the first lady of jazz. don’t get me wrong, i love me some billie holiday, but for my money, ella […]

Back to Top | Comments Off on surfing the dragon: ella fitzgerald and art tatum

twas a dark and doomy night: TKDE and TMFDC

mmmmm drones and jazz. dusty, decaying and the kind of shit that if listening to walking home late one night would probably cause you to check over your shoulder a few too many times. to label this cinematic would be missing a great deal. the kilimanjaro darkjazz ensemble (TKDE aka) is pretty much the musical […]

Back to Top | Comments Off on twas a dark and doomy night: TKDE and TMFDC

beyond miles: there be giants – bill evans

just in case you haven’t heard, everybody digs bill evans. and i mean everybody: hmmm, greatest pianist in the world? certainly not the most “technical,” but how can you adjust calipers around beauty? this is just the jumping off point of much ass-kickingly capable solo exploits; plus he wrote blue in green despite what miles […]

Back to Top | Comments Off on beyond miles: there be giants – bill evans

beyond miles: shim recommends wayne shorter

really, i fucking love john coltrane and in in no way mean to diminish his contribution, but i really love me some wayne shorter: dudes, he fucking wrote the lion’s share of the “second great quintet”‘s output. i.e. e.s.p., sorcerer, nefertiti, miles in the sky, miles smiles and filles de kilimanjaro. forget the weather report […]

Back to Top | Comments Off on beyond miles: shim recommends wayne shorter

dr. shim prescribes: ametsub-the nothings of the north

i’m gonna keep this one really short: if you dig mastercrafted, dubby, trip-hopped, soul-glitch with a micr0-jazz/classical undertow, this is your pony. you feel somehow this cat has tapped into your subconcious, chopped it up, funked it up and is looping back to you. a confession: i pretty much hate any vocal work in minimal […]

Back to Top | Comments Off on dr. shim prescribes: ametsub-the nothings of the north

shim recommends: bohren and der club of gore

sweet bongo of the congo, what do you get when 4 heavy-drinking doom and black metal dudes with a penchant for the dark corners of jazz, have a one too many? you get bohren and der club of gore, that’s what. what it ultimately sounds like is the soundtrack to the hottest haute latex fetish […]

Back to Top | Comments Off on shim recommends: bohren and der club of gore

Shortcuts & Links

Search

Latest Posts

  • Apr 21 2016
    reunited and it feels so good – #AtoZChallenge
  • Apr 20 2016
    questula – #AtoZChallenge
  • Apr 19 2016
    who knew that peas and goat cheese go together? #AtoZChallenge
  • Apr 18 2016
    o face – #AtoZChallenge
  • Apr 08 2016
    grrrls! – #AtoZChallenge
  • Categories

    "World" (45)
    A to Z Challenge (11)
    Ambient (51)
    Amplifiers (9)
    Avant (68)
    Beer (22)
    Berlin (60)
    Blu-Ray Players (7)
    Chicago (74)
    Cities (71)
    Comedy (11)
    Computers (22)
    Displays/Projectors (10)
    Drone (45)
    Electronic (66)
    Experimental (85)
    Filmmakers (13)
    Fine Arts (27)
    Food (39)
    Funk (217)
    Gear (32)
    Grind (31)
    Headphones (27)
    Hip-hop (21)
    Home Theatre (13)
    Interviews (2)
    Jazz (35)
    Köln (57)
    Local (5)
    Local Shows (8)
    Los Angeles (76)
    Mexico (1)
    Modern Classical (26)
    Movies (21)
    Music (107)
    Music Gear (22)
    Ned Says (14)
    Ned's Choice Awards (52)
    New York (79)
    Noise (47)
    Old-Timey Radio (6)
    Photographers (8)
    Portland (68)
    Recipes (20)
    Recording (19)
    Reggae/Dub (17)
    Rehearsal Spaces (2)
    Reviews (103)
    San Diego (2)
    San-Francisco (69)
    Sexy Celebrity Intern (5)
    Shim Recommends (205)
    Speakers (27)
    Spirits (20)
    Studios (5)
    Surround Sound Processors (7)
    SXSW (9)
    Web Radio (3)
    Weird-Ass Shit (39)
    Wine (24)

    WP Cumulus Flash tag cloud by Roy Tanck and Luke Morton requires Flash Player 9 or better.

  • mailing list

  • Follow diet_of_insects on Twitter