A couple of new destinations today:
Several blogs have recommended the new site Destination Out, a sort of primer for great "avant-garde jazz". (Those pesky quotes again. Remember the Avant-garde was actually a specific art movement in France more than fifty years ago, so I never found it a very useful label.) They include sound clips and notes, and everything there is completely worth checking out. I'm currently digging on some old Prime Time, fractured but funky.
Also, in a yoga magazine I saw an ad for zaadz, which seems to fancy itself a Myspace for idealogues. Not a bad idea, I think, but I'm not sold yet. Seems like an awful lot of happy naval-gazing, and not so much action. Thoughts?
Also, Ryshpien and Mwanji are both hitting the issue of "Euro-jazz", and American backlash. Will say my piece soon- I think it's an interesting topic. And Mwanji's cats keep hitting each other...