eartrip – issue 6

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It seems that a year has passed since the previous issue of ‘eartrip’ made its way into the world. Material has, however, been steadily accumulating during that time; this may have the side effect of creating rather an odd temporal balance, as reviews dating back to the first half of 2010 share space with pieces on a couple of concerts that took place only last month. But who’s to say that being constantly ‘up-to-date’ equates to any law of quality? Given this, it seems appropriate that the magazine’s cover should feature the image of a departed master of the music: saxophonist-ethnomusicologist-composer Marion Brown. An essay on his work, written shortly after his death last year, is included inside. Also within: a feature on British free improvising collectives; a video tour of Don Cherry‘s career; an essay on the visual art of Keith Rowe and Peter Brotzmann; and the usual array of views and reviews.

Now read on…

(And, as always, drop a line to: dmgrundy@hotmail.co.uk, or to the postal address given inside the magazine.)

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eartrip – issue 4


So, Issue 4 hits the internet…Inside this one, an interview with John Russell, the continuing adventures of Braxton and Desmond, an overview of the Headphonica net label, and, among the usual reviews sections,  reports on Ornette Coleman’s Meltdown Festival and Jazz a Vienne 2009.

Also, there’s another MP3 compilation album, entitled ‘Second Journey’ and featuring performances from (among others) Lee Noyes, Parallax and Massimo Magee. Details and download links to be found here: https://eartripmagazine.wordpress.com/mp3-downloads/second-journey-eartrip-compilation-2/

The magazine itself awaits the collective clicks of your mice at the following locations:

As ever, comments, criticism, enquiries and suggestions may be sent to dmgrundy@hotmail.co.uk, or to the snail-mail address given inside the magazine.

eartrip – issue 3



Well, it’s been quite some time since the last issue: there are many excuses, as ever, including, at the moment, a steady ratcheting up of my work-load as University Finals creep ever nearer. So you’ll have to excuse my tardiness in writing and gathering material: I was probably buried deep inside a volume of Hegel or something of the sort.

But, in any case, issue 3 has now arrived – inside is an article on Pharoah Sanders and another on Ghedalia Tazartes, an interview with Graham Collier, and the usual Reviews Section, which includes some extended pieces on, among other things, Henry Grimes’ poetry and a rather wonderful re-issue from Ken Hyder’s Talisker.

But perhaps most significant is SOUND JOURNEY, the MP3 Compilation Album which accompanies the text element of the magazine. 11 tracks from a diverse range of improvisers, including Alexander Hawkins, Dominic Lash and Ilia Belorukov. For more details, go to this page: Sound Journey: Eartrip Compilation # 1

As always, I welcome your comments and criticisms. The inevitable facebook group awaits additional members at this clumsily long link: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=19083591008&ref=ts. And there’s always the comment button below this post, or good old e-mail.

So, here it is: Issue 3 of eartrip, with, appropriately enough, three links to choose from.