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New Left Review I/32, July-August 1965

Alan Beckett

The New Wave in Jazz: The Older Avant-Garde

‘I listened to him all kinds of ways. I listened to him high and I listened to him cold sober. I even played with him. I think he’s jiving, baby. He’s putting everybody on. They start with a nice lead-off figure, but then they go off into outer space. They disregard the chords and they play odd numbers of bars. I can’t follow them.’ Roy Eldridge

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