Phil Barnes

All About Jazz member Phil Barnes
Lost in music, caught in a trap, no turning back....

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I never quite recovered from first hearing the Beatles, closely followed by Blondie in the late 70s. I stumbled into jazz via soul, electronica and the particularly open-minded post punk records of Working Week, Everything But The Girl, the Style Council & David Sylvian.

I believe the job of sites like AAJ is to show that jazz need not be a dry intellectual exercise endlessly repeating the styles of some mythical golden age. Don't get me wrong I love Miles, Monk, Coltrane and Andrew Hill as much as the next man but they are not the end of the story.

I also blog on music that isn't jazz at my own blog (time permitting) ''.

My Favorites

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  1. Bugge Wesseltoft - Bugge & Friends
  2. The Spike Orchestra - Ghetto
  3. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit
  4. VA - Island Presents Dub
  5. VA - Island Presents Lovers Rock
  6. Slits - Cut
  7. Public Image Ltd - Metal Box
  8. The Pop Group - Y
  9. Aswad - Distant Thunder
  10. The Weave - Knowledge Porridge
  11. Bilal - In Another Life
  12. Quantic - Presents the Western Transient

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