1999 audio release by Terre Thaemlitz, on Mille Plateaux, that examines the commodification of queer culture/community. Taking Stock In Our Pride begins with an impressive edit of sound clips culled from San Fransisco Pride media reportage. The commentary focusses on the monetary value of the queer community while revealing serious bigotry on the part of the reporters. This quick-fire montage folds into the extended ambient soundscape which occupies the remainder of the album.
Dave Hosley's debut jazz album, love for sale, is a rewarding adventure through a carefully chosen collection of beautifully sung, arranged and produced selections. Featuring standards, both old and new, performed by some of the top musicians in the San Francisco Bay area, these recordings are sure to bring you back for repeated listens.
Prostitutes are often seen as either immoral individuals or exploited victims. Rupert Everett uncovers the real story of the sex industry, going behind the stereotypes to hear the unvarnished truth from sex workers and their clients.
Live performance from the Joshua Redman Quartet, recorded at Tokyo's Blue Note in 1998.
Every few years it seems as if the jazz media go out of their way to hype one young artist, overpraising him to such an extent that it is easy to tear him down when the next season arrives. In the early '90s, Joshua Redman briefly became a media darling, but in his case, he largely deserved the attention.