Stevphen Shukaitis hears the continuing resonance of Joe McPhee’s Nation Time, his 1971 free jazz album rooted in the US black cultural nationalist movement of the 1960s and 70s, and McPhee's later interest in the ideas of management theorist Edward de Bono
"They return transformed into insects, examples of voices with the power to sever the link with their human bodies and appetites".
Mike Barnes joins Boredoms and 87 other cymbal players on stage at London’s Barbican – but not before experiencing a symbolic crisis of choice
Stop six in Derek Walmsley's journeys through the new worlds sketched out by jazz from the mid-1950s onwards.
The Royal Trux duo conclude our online tribute to Ornette Coleman
The bass virtuoso was still a teenager when he joined Prime Time and got a lesson in how ideas are more important than notes
The bass player recalls his encounters with Ornette across 30 years and three continents
The UK saxophonist first heard Ornette playing the music of tomorrow 55 years ago – but he remembers it just like yesterday
The Pop Group member joins our tribute to Ornette Coleman
The former Mars member recalls Ornette's Artists House loft and his impact on no wave
The Japanese omni-musician continues our online tribute to Ornette Coleman
As part of our online tribute to Ornette Coleman, who died on 11 June, Robert Wyatt explains why he loves the saxophonist’s earliest recordings so much
Brian Morton pays tribute to Ornette Coleman, who died on 11 June in New York of a heart attack aged 85
Derek Walmsley journeys through the new worlds sketched out by jazz from the mid-1950s onwards
The Argentinian guitarist on performing with musicians with learning difficulties and what they bring to the experimental music scene
"Is there some synergistic link between UK improv and comedy? To the headphone-clad listener deeply immersed in an AMM album, the answer might be no. To the audience chuckling at an Alan Tomlinson trombone solo, it’s clearly yes."
Join Derek Walmsley on his journey through the jazz that imagined liberation through distant places and spaces, from Africa and the Far East to the cosmos.
Derek Walmsley journeys through the jazz that imagined liberation through distant places and spaces
The second stop in Derek Walmsley's journey through the jazz that imagined liberation through distant places and spaces, from Africa and the Far East to the cosmos.
Helen Morris braves encroaching tides and shifting sands to attend the Fanø Free Folk Festival, and asks what – or who – “experimental folk” might be?
From newly independent nations of Africa to locations in the Far East and remote cosmos, jazz from the mid-1950s onwards imagined liberation through distant places and spaces. In a new series, Derek Walmsley journeys through the sketches of these new worlds. First call: Lee Morgan's "Search For The New Land"
Q: What album was so important that ten million copies of it needed to be pressed at once? A: Songs Of The Humpback Whale. Musician and writer David Rothenberg wonders at the complex beauty of whale song
Philip Brophy listens in to the occultic meanderings of Ben Rivers and Ben Russell's experimental film and finds the secret power of audiovision.
Kasper Opstrup cracks open the Third Mind and gets into the vibe with William Burroughs and Brion Gysin, Matmos, Jennifer Walshe, Tomomi Adachi, Kouhei Matsunaga and more