Abstract Truths: An Evolving Jazz Compendium — Volume Three


Volume three of Abstract Truths, An Evolving Jazz Compendium. If unfamiliar with the series, please first read here about the its genesis and intention. For this installment our friend, record collector and audio archeologist Eothen Alapatt, of Now Again Records, is behind the boards. Below, Alapatt shares some insight behind his 26 selects and beyond . . .

These are songs that I listen to and think of as jazz, even though many of the artists here aren’t considered jazz musicians by collectors (or perhaps didn’t consider themselves). For instance, that Phil Pearlman tune I find as intriguing and captivating as any long mode jazz tune, and it displays jazz conventions for days — but Pearlman himself considered himself a rock musician, and his music is loved by psychedelic collectors.

A good part — perhaps the majority of my collection — is jazz, and when I record my albums so I can listen to them in my car or whatever, I normally do so in a way that I hope makes for compelling listening. And that to me means finding similarities between what might be considered opposing tracks. In the case of that Pearlman track, I was listening to it next to the Clifford Jordan track, and found that they sat well together.

Rob Thomsett – New LIfe : Refusal
The Lightmen – Pschosomatic
Grant Union High School – Ain’t No Sunshine
Placebo – Balek
Batsumi – Batsumi
Phil Pearlman – Beat of the Earth (Side A)
Pedro Iturralde – Bulerias
Don Cherry – Chenrezig
Georges Edouard Noelle – Chodo
Mankunku Quartet – Dedication To Daddy Trane And Brother Shorter
Tomorrow’s Gift – Der Geier Fleigh Vorbei
Horace Tapscott – For Fats

and more …

Previously: Abstract Truths: Volume One // Volume Two

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10 thoughts on “Abstract Truths: An Evolving Jazz Compendium — Volume Three

  1. I don’t want to seem unappreciative – I’m not, I love this series and Egon has great taste. But the tracks in the download are not numbered and there is no full tracklist written in the post. Are we to just make up our own order for the mix?

  2. Seconded – they all come out only in alphabetical order – if there’s a ‘flow’ to them it would be good to know #flowknow

  3. Strangely, it appears the setlist and mentioned “comments” are displayed when you click to read/post comments. Just scroll back up, above the “You mike like” section and you will find all the desired details.

  4. Thank you for this!! But I third the motion — the music sounds great, but it would also be great to know the order of the mix: none of the tracks have any track numbers. The tracklist in the above post solves the problem for 12 of the 26 songs, but there are 14 more in the folder. Egon makes great mixes! I’d like to hear how he imagined this one.

  5. The selections here are stunning, thank you for another crazy good mix. I’d love to order it as Egon intended, but also happy to hear so much ‘new to my ears’. Cheers!

  6. haha i’m glad i’m not the only OCD person wondering about the play sequence.

    this is an incredible compliation- thanks for this!

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