THE MYSTERY LESSON & GOLDEN ROAD
The latest releases in avant-garde improvised music - free-jazz, improv, noise and beyond - and new releases, reissues and archival sounds from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, South America and beyond, complied by Daniel Spicer.

Dedicated website / ARCHIVE

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Since October 2006, Daniel Spicer has presented The Mystery Lesson, playing new releases and fresh reissues in deep jazz, free jazz and avant-garde improvised music.

Since September 2020, he has presented The Golden Road, playing new releases, reissues and archival sounds from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, South America and beyond. 



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Daniel SpicerDaniel Spicer is a writer, broadcaster, improviser and poet based in Brighton, UK. He writes about music for The Wire and Jazzwise magazines. His book on Turkish psychedelic music, "The Turkish Psychedelic Music Explosion: Anadolu Psych 1965 to 1980", was published by Repeater Books in 2018. His collected Jazzwise column ‘Lost In The Vaults’ was published as "Lost In The Vaults: Rare Collectables and Forgotten Gems From the Jazzwise Magazine Archives" by Eleusinian Press in 2019. He was founder and, between 2014 and 2020, director of Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival. He has had several volumes of poetry published by various small presses. As an improviser, he regularly performs in the quintet Bolide and the trio In Threads, as well as releasing a number of solo and collaborative projects.