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This site is about (many ASPECTS of) MUSIC!
We REVIEW (other people's) music! Speaking of other people's music, we definitely support LOCAL ARTISTS; check out the following of our favorite bands in the magickland of OlyWa:
Steve Munger Sour Owl Bartlett On Bass
These folks play some excellent music - Be sure & tell 'em Zzaj sent you!
We SELL music (ours & others) We are NOT a "corporate" shop... you won't find 5000 releases in our catalog, because we carefully select music that will appear here, based not only on the talent displayed... but, the ENERGY for the language that music speaks in. That means that you will find many different genres here, not just one or two. Some of our musical efforts are on CD-R, others on CD, so we've got it all - from D.I.Y. to studio quality! We appreciate getting an ORDER from you, & will do everything in our power to make sure you enjoy the music you buy here!
We PLAY music (Zzaj has collaborated with a LOT of musicians around the WORLD)
We are also about POETRY and spoken-word... the marriage of words with music creates beautiful (often overwhelming) art for the listener/observer... many of the writers who first published in the early issues of this 'zine are well known... Lyn Lifshin, Sheila E. Murphy, John M. Bennett, Joan Payne Kincaid... & that's only a few. Other poets are "unknown" (to the mass world), but not to our readers - we totally encourage submissions from new/unpublished poets!
Poetry submissions should be via email to firstname.lastname@example.org We do not want epic (10 pagers) poetry... or material that is too "heartzy-flowery"... what we DO want is pieces that paint clear images of your thoughts or emotions... obviously, since this is a 'zine based on music, we prefer poems that somehow relate to music... you will be notified via return e-mail if/when your poem will be published (or not).
Improvijazzation Nation #108
# 108 is the LAST ISSUE on the FRONTPAGE web... visit our new WORDPRESS site to see all issues after # 108.
(ALL available old issues)
SUGGESTION... if you know you were published "way back when" in IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION, but you're not sure when (or what issue)... try a SEARCH (below) on your band/name...
Guideline for artists: We do NOT generally review .mp3 files/sites. Being an active artist myself, though, I understand the need for the use of Internet sites as a "staging ground" for reviews! You are encouraged to email us your .mp3 links... we will visit the site/link, & if we like your energies, we will contact YOU! (We will NOT respond to followup inquiries about .mp3 files, though!!!)
I just moved the catalog to our new WORDPRESS site... please help us spread the word to all your friends - click on the link above!
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Due to a few glitches with on-line digital sales sites, I have pulled back ALL TRACKS - you can LISTEN to our music at REVERBNATION, but it's stream only. If you want to purchase our music, please USE THE LINK ABOVE to our CD's!
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We are HAPPY to announce the VERY FIRST issue of:
Our (long-time) improvising friend BRET HART is responsible for this NEW 'ZINE... we appreciate his support for "Improvijazzation Nation" over these many years, & welcome his writings here! Please tell ALL your guit-artist friends to READ this 'zine! It's WAY COOL!
& now, we're excited to ANNOUNCE that "the Improvisor" (the world's BEST improv magazine) is ONLINE!
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