I'm listening to early piano music by John Cage, including his Jazz Study. I'm having a hard time letting go of my Cage-ian preconceptions but this work sounds conventional, at least by the composer's later standards.
The use of jazz elements is quite un-Cage, though the repetition of a limited number of musical elements is typical of Cage's compositions from this period.
correction: yesterday's post used the word "jive" rather than "jibe." aworks apologizes for still being confused by the jive/jibe/gibe triplet. on the other hand, aworks stands by the aesthetic merits of pulse and timbre, up to and maybe even including its use in cage's jazz study.