Mars Willams Maps the Way to an Ayler Xmas

Christmas music often comes with a strong undercurrent of nostalgia as the songs evoke times that seem simpler in retrospect. That isn’t an issue for Mars Williams’ Ayler Xmas project, which steers into the heart of the tensions and uncertainties of improvised music based on pieces of adventurous Black art from the early 1960s.

A My Spilt Milk Christmas 2014

It has long been my contention that most people who dislike Christmas music do so because they've had the same songs be the soundtrack to their holidays for way too long. With that in mind, My Spilt Milk will widen the variety of music at your disposal during the season. The classics are classic for a reason, but that doesn't mean all the good Christmas songs were written by 1965.