Captain Beefheart – Bat Chain Puller

Captain Beefheart – Bat Chain Puller – YouTube. We’re told the ‘lost’ album Bat Chain Puller will be on sale in a few weeks. I only hope it’s good, not just the stuff that wasn’t strong enough to find its way on to the Shiny Beast: Bat Chain Puller album. In the meantime, here’s a performance from probably his last tour in Europe. I know I missed his Birmingham Odeon gig at around that time.

The Universal Mind of Bill Evans

After enjoying the Gil Evans Big Band video yesterday, I found this nugget. I think this is the first time I’ve heard the pianist interviewed, and he has a lot of interesting stuff to say. I’ll leave it to rickstolk, who posted the video on YouTube, to introduce the interview: Please check my jazzblog at From the jazzpages personal archives, I bring you the intriguing documentary ‘The Universal Mind Of Bill Evans’. Several years ago, Rhapsody released a 21-minute video called ‘Bill Evans On The Creative Process’, a badly edited reduction of a 1966 TV program introduced by Steve Allen,...