Sunday, January 15, 2012

Roland Young-Isophonic Boogie Woogie

This one will pair nicely with that Philip Corner I posted earlier. Yes it is jazz, but white people need not fear it. And it is weird in a sense. Not weird for weirdness sake as some jazz can become, but weird in the way that it creates unexpected moments that’ll catch you off guard. That might be a bad thing if you’re a rapist or a dog trainer or something, but as a music fan that seems to be those rare moments of joy. I wouldn’t say this is an easy album, but at the same time, I can see enthusiasts of all sorts of music relishing in Young’s heady brew.

Here (Reup 6/6/12)


  1. Have you been to a jazz show lately? Not many black people go see jazz anymore. And I live in Oakland.

  2. Good point. In K.C. the jazz clubs are still pretty much attended by black people, but I suppose that as a whole jazz is now a snooty white people thing.

  3. dude what? jazz has always been consumed mainly by white people, played by blacks even since the 'good ol days'.