Joe Harriott and Bernie McGann: flying without Ornette Michael Hurley: Jocko's lament Mayo Thompson: genre of one John Stevens: unpopular populists Peter Brötzmann Tentet: freeways Steve Lacy: sojourner saxophone David Grubbs: postcards from the edge Voice Crack: from nothing to everything Milford Graves: pulseology Out of nowhere: Deleuze, Gräwe, Cadence Carla Bley and steve Swallow: feeding quarters to the nonstop mental jukebox Misha Mengelberg: no simple calculations for life Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink: natural inbuilt contrapuncto Form follows faction?: ethnicity and creative music Anthony Braxton: ism vs. is Anthony Braxton: Bildungsmusik thoughts on composition 171 Paul Lovens: Lo our Lo Clark Coolidge: the improvised line Nathaniel Mackey: steep incumbencies Sun Ra: from the Windy City to the omniverse: Chicago life as a street priest of D.I.Y. jazz Fred Anderson: the house that Fred built Sun Ra: queer voice Jaap Blonk: uncommon tongue PJ Harvey: mother's tongue Aural sex: the female orgasm in popular sound (coauthored with Terri Kapsalis) Liz Phair and Lou Barlow: on music, sex, TV, and beyond Liz Phair and Kim Gordon: exile in Galville? Koko Taylor: the blue queen cooks Brion Gysin and Steve Lacy: nothing is true, everything is permuted Ornette Coleman: doing is believing Roscoe Mitchell: citizen of sound Fred Anderson and Von Freeman: tenacity George Lewis: interactive imagination Mats Gustafsson: mg at half-c Ken Vandermark: six dispatches from the memory bank Ken Vandermark and Joe McPhee: mutual admiration society Peter Brötzmann and Evan Parker: bring something to the table Oncology of the record album Discaholic or vinyl freak? Mats Gustafsson interrogates John Corbett Enthusiasms: a spontaneous listening session A very visual kind of music: the cartoon soundtrack beyond the screen R.L. Burnside and Jon Spencer: fattening frogs for snake drive Before and after punk: the comp as teaching tool Raymond scott: cradle of electronica Peter Brötzmann: graphic equalizer Albert Oehlen: bionic painting Albert Oehlen: mangy a conversation and a playlist Christopher Wool: impropositions? improvisation, dub painting Christopher Wool: into the woods- six meditations on the interdisciplinary Sun Ra: an Afro-space-jazz imaginary- the printed record of El Saturn Helmut Lachenmann: Hellhörig, or the intricacies of perceptiveness Guillermo Gregorio: Madi music Experimental Oriental: new music and other others Afterword: a concise history of music Grooving on: selected listening.