Monday, March 10, 2003


A recent diversionary newsgroup exchange about dynamics in jazz, classical music and progressive rock led me to be reminded (courtesy of Dave Binder) about Australian keyboards musician Mike Nock and his important and often overlooked 1960s jazz-rock group The Fourth Way. Some years later, Nock is now the head of Naxos Jazz, having produced a prodigious number of albums over the last 35 years. There is a good interview with him on Miriam Zolin's fine Cyber-jazz site - an excellent entree to the Antipodean scene. Nock also talked about his vision for Naxos Jazz when he came into the role in 2001. While you're there have a look round Jerry Jazz Musician, "...a counterculture world of ideas, entertainment, gifts, and mid-twentieth century America..."

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