According to David Mittleman, host of the all vinyl, free format radio show Observations of Deviance on KXCI, Dogon A.D. is an absolute essential for any free jazz lover. "It brilliantly combines the most forward looking avant-garde jazz with gut-bucket funk like no other album before or since." In this vinyl vault, David talks to us about Julius Hemphill's extraordinary band, the various re-releases, and the Dogon creation myth that inspired it all.
For the third Vinyl Vault entry, T&E writer Ronny Kerr talks about the newest addition to his record collection -- Remind Me: The Classic Elektra Recordings 1978 - 1984, a compilation of disco, soul and jazz hits from composer Patrice Rushen. He discusses the legacy of Rushen's disco era, favorite memories of DJing this record, and his newfound love for compilations.
For our first entry in the Vinyl Vault, T&E writer Andrej Simeunović discusses his favorite record in his collection - Miles Davis' Bitches Brew. He discusses the legacy of this record, the elaborate packaging of the 40th anniversary pressing, and much more.