The fourth issue of Burning Ambulance is out. The cover story is an interview with jazz saxophonist JD Allen, and the issue also includes interviews with Melvin Gibbs, Brandon Ross and J.T. Lewis of jazz-rock trio Harriet Tubman; “rockjazz” pianist ELEW; bassist/producer Bill Laswell; electronic musician Nicolas Jaar; and guitarist Dylan Carlson of the band Earth. There are also articles on the Ramones‘ 1980s studio albums, a look at the jazz label Posi-Tone Records (including an interview with label owner Marc Free), an essay on classical composers’ musical responses to the political events of the 1960s, and a thoughtful analysis of what we mean when we use the phrase “fascist art.” It’s a terrific issue, one that marks a new era in Burning Ambulance‘s history, and I’m very proud of it.
The print and digital editions, as with the previous three issues, are available through Lulu.com for $10 (hard copy) and $5 (digital); here’s a link for that. (Please be advised that I’m not happy with the quality of the print edition right now, so don’t order that until I give the thumbs-up. The digital edition looks great, though.)
Starting with this issue, there’s a third way to get Burning Ambulance, though: You can now get it for the Kindle, at the ultra-cheap price of only $3. To buy that version, click here.
The first three issues of Burning Ambulance will be made available for Kindle soon. For now, enjoy issue #4, and thanks for reading.