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Domino Records is set to reissue the landmark records of Robert Wyattone of the most distinguished, visionary, influential and singular catalogues in contemporary music. These reissues will be the first time many of these albums have ever been available on vinyl in the United States, and most of the titles have been out of print for several years.
Also, For The Ghosts Within, a new collaborative album by Robert Wyatt, saxophonist/composer Gilad Atzmon and violinist/composer Ros Stephen, is out November 9 on Domino. Hear the lovely opening track Laura" below.
Robert Wyatt reissue release dates + original year of release:
November 2, 2010 Rock Bottom (1974) Ruth is Stranger Than Richard (1975) Nothing Can Stop Us (1981) Old Rottenhat (1985) Dondestan (1991/1998)
November 16, 2010 Schleep (1997) EPs (CD only) (1998) Cuckooland (2003) Theatre Royal Drury Lane (2008)
I love jazz because anything is possible; it has few rules and the best jazz breaks those ones. I prefer free improv because it doesn't really have any rules at all.
I was first exposed to jazz in my teens (in the late sixties).
The first jazz record I bought was Filles de Kilimanjaro by Miles Davis, shortly followed by Extrapolation by John McLaughlin.
My advice to new listeners is to listen as widely as possible and not to make snap judgments--stick with it.