Blue Gene Tyranny
Blue Gene Tyranny reminds me on the one hand of Charles Mingus on piano – a delight in itself – and on another of Cecil Taylor. And the third hand is reserved for David Tudor. Tyranny seems to me like a bridge – from the avant garde of the blues (jazz) to "new music" – an artform so enamored of newness that it changed that name also. I like Blue Gene Tyranny. As I listen to him I'm not reminded by my jazz roots that I've stopped growing artistically. Instead I feel that sense of discovery which makes good art exciting and reassuring at the same time.