Notes: Excellent FM broadcast recording. After circulating among traders this recording got a
regular silver bootleg release by Jazz Unlimited (D) JUCD 3021 and Gambit (Sp) 69220.
The Label Loveyoumusic, Las Vegas NV and the catalog number CAT No 31411988 are fake.
The Title of this ROIO has an interesting story to it:
Swimming Horse tackles what's really going on
Swimming Horse, the nom de subversion of the founder and leader of the art group Hocus-Focus, has had his hoofs in a lot of different projects, but they all have a few things in common.
One, in keeping with Michel Foucault's directive, "Disturb the Spectacle" is "image disobedience." The other is "cultural interrogation" an insistent examination of what's really going on, or more pointedly, what's really going on that we don't want to know.
The complete article is included in this torrent.
An Anonymous Artist 'Frees' Celebrity Images Used in Apple's Ads
By SCOTT CARLSON
Famous people hawk everything these days, from sports cars to sports drinks. But last month at the State University of New York at Buffalo, an anonymous artist symbolically freed a few legends -- Samuel Beckett, Amelia Earhart, and the Dalai Lama -- from a fate as corporate shills for Apple Computer.
For the past year, the mysterious figure known as Swimming Horse has waged an artistic battle against Apple's award-winning "think different" advertising campaign, which uses the images of famous artists, athletes, and political figures.
Last month, while attending an art exhibit on the Buffalo campus that displayed some of his works, Swimming Horse launched his newest piece, "The Rafts of the Archetypes." He took the images of Beckett, Earhart, and the Tibetan spiritual leader that had been used in the Apple campaign, removed all of the ad copy, enlarged the pictures, and turned them into 10-foot sails. He then attached the sails to wooden rafts that he set free to float in the university's Lake LaSalle. "Their energy as archetypes cannot be contained in the manufacturing and sales process," he said in an interview.
Swimming Horse left words of protest off the pictures. He said he wanted the archetypes to stand alone, looking timeless -- neither pitching Apple nor his own messages.
Swimming Horse's work hasn't always been so placid. His guerrilla art troupe, known as Hocus Focus, has illegally altered Apple's "think different" billboard ads across the country. For example, the group has pasted the words "No machine is a moody genius" on ads featuring Miles Davis.
No word from Apple Computer on whether the company approves of Swimming Horse's decision to think differently.
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Copyright 1999 by The Chronicle of Higher Education
When the engagement with Monk ended, Coltrane was able to return to Miles Davis' quintet since
Sonny Rollins had moved on by that time. On this period, Coltrane states (in a 1960 piece in DownBeat Magazine):
"On returning, this time to stay until I formed my own group a few months ago, I found Miles in the midst of another stage of his musical development. There was one time in his past that he devoted
to multichorded structures. He was interested in chords for their own sake. But now it seemed that he was moving in the opposite direction to the use of fewer and fewer chord changes in songs.
He used tunes with free-flowing lines and chordal direction. This approach allowed the soloist the choice of playing chordally (vertically) or melodically (horizontally)."
From March 21 through April 10 the Davis Quintet toured Europe under the auspices of Norman Granz's
"Jazz at the Philharmonic." Surprisingly few recordings from this tour have surfaced.
The itinerary was as follows:
March 21: Paris, Olympia Theatre
March 22: Stockholms Konserthuset (two concerts)
March 24: Tivoli Konsertsal, Copenhagen
March 25: Niedersachsenhalle, Hannover
March 26: Weser-Ems-Halle, Oldenburg
March 27: Sportpalast, Berlin
March 28: Unknown venue, Bremen
March 29: Musikhalle, Hamburg
March 30: Kongresshalle, Frankfurt
March 31: Teatro dell'Arte, Milan
April 1: Rheinhalle, Duesseldorf (Davis out)
April 2: Messehalle, Koeln
April 3: Deutsches Museum, Munich (two concerts)
April 4: Stadthalle, Karlsruhe
April 5: Donauhalle, Ulm
April 6: Stadthalle, Vienna
April 7: Messehalle, Nuernberg
April 8: Kongresshaus, Zuerich
April 9 (8:15 pm): Kurhaus, Scheveningen
April 9 (midnight): Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
April 10: Liederhalle, Stuttgart (two concerts)