Wednesday, May 02, 2012

No New York: James Chance & The Contortions, live at Max's Kansas City, 1979

Dangerous Minds... No New York: James Chance & The Contortions, live at Max's Kansas City, 1979. "...James Chance, one of the most iconic players of NYC’s 'No Wave' scene, married the avant garde improvisational free jazz of Ornette Coleman to jagged, angular funk riffs that were straight out of James Brown, creating a squalling brand of chaotic jazz-punk-funk unlike anything that had been heard before."