Just in time for the holidays, Burning Ambulance #5 has arrived! (In fact, if you order by tomorrow, you can save 25% off your order with the checkout code COUNTDOWN.)
This issue includes: a mammoth cover story on New York-based jazz/funk/rock/improv/soul/hip-hop crew Burnt Sugar, built around interviews with co-founders Greg Tate and Jared Michael Nickerson; interviews with saxophonist Marcus Strickland, trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, and Swans founder Michael Gira; a roundtable discussion assessing the contemporary state of North American black metal, with contributions from members of Averse Sefira, Infernal Stronghold, Krallice, Krieg, Lightning Swords of Death, Panopticon, Xibalba, and Yaotl Mictlan; a profile of improvising guitarist and composer (and former Burnt Sugar member) Morgan Craft; an essay on Cecil Taylor‘s amazing band of spring and summer 1978; an analysis of the meaning of time in music; and a look back at director Monte Hellman‘s movie Two-Lane Blacktop, 40 years after its initial release. Contributing writers include Kim Kelly, Michael Kaplan, Phil Nugent, and Steve Hicken.
It’s available from Lulu.com in two formats: a perfect-bound paperback edition, for $10, and an e-book, readable by Nook, iPad and most other e-readers, for $5.
Everyone who contributed to this issue is ferociously proud of it. We hope you’ll buy it, read it, and enjoy it.