Alan Silva

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    Ten Free Jazz Albums to Hear Before You Die

    Free jazz is challenging, violent, political, spiritual, joyous, peaceful, and a million other things. It's about shattering forms in order to find a new world of sound somewhere further outside. And once this new world is found, it's time to go looking for a newer one. When, as a college student, ... More >>

  • Music

    June 19, 2007

    Muscling Up and Rocking Out

    Some get by with subtlety, but thrashing ferocity works great too

  • Music

    April 12, 2005

    Free Again

    The revolution of 1969 never came, but the 'Free America' series has now been reissued

  • Music

    June 1, 2004

    Hello Goodbye

    The ultimate jazz outsider confab comes to praise the dead

  • NYC Life

    May 29, 2001


    In Search of a Cool-Blue Note