Monday, November 12, 2007

Kommunisme og frijazz

Jeg liker godt et Wyatt-sitat som ble presentert i australske Sunday Morning Herald 10. november, angående spørsmålet om hvordan han kunne finne på å bli medlem i kommunistpartiet: "People would say, 'How can you join a party that hardly exists and has as much chance of survival as an ice cube in a furnace?' I'd say, 'If you've been a free jazz fan going along to free jazz gigs where the group has regularly outnumbered the audience, even when there are only three people in it, it is very easy to join the Communist Party.' "
Comicopera har vel snart vært anmeldt i positive vendinger over hele verden. I motsetning til hva jeg syns, så mener anmelderen i "The Straits Times" i Singapore 9. november, at instrumentallåtene sier vel så mye som sangene på platen. "Curiously the most telling is a track without words. Just listen to the instrumental On The Town Square, named after a square in Louth where he lives, it's a panglobal arcadia of sounds". Jeg skjønner det ikke helt, men det høres flott ut!
Vår franske venn med "Une Discographie De Robert Wyatt", har bl.a. lagt inn et gammelt Soft Machine portrett fra Down Beat.

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