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SUMMER RE-UP: Do or Die

Originally posted 30 July 2006 KASBAH KIDS AFRICAN VILLAGE/BEDFORD STUYVESANT Randy Weston Blues to Africa Arista/Freedom : 1975 RW, piano. In the Venn diagram depicting Randy Weston’s influences and stylistic affinities, there would be overlaps with Monk, Ellington, Abdullah Ibrahim, Morocco, Tangier,… Continue reading

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WORLD PREMIERE: Anthony Davis’s You Have the Right to Remain Silent!

MOVEMENT I (“INTERROGATION”) MOVEMENT  II (“LOSS”) Anthony Davis You Have the Right to Remain Silent! Unreleased : 2007 Perspectives Ensemble featuring JD Parran and Earl Howard. VICISSITUDES (FOR MEL) Jason Robinson and Anthony Davis Cerulean Landscape Clean Feed : 2010… Continue reading

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ORNITHOLOGY:
George Lewis talks Charlie Parker

HOMAGE TO CHARLES PARKER George Lewis Homage to Charles Parker Black Saint : 1979 GL, trombone, electronics; Douglas Ewart, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, cymbals; Anthony Davis, piano; Richard Teitelbaum, polymoog, multimoog & micromoog synthesizers. We’re dedicating the next two weeks… Continue reading

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LOST TONES:
Alan Silva’s The Shout

THE SHOUT COMMUNICATIONS STEPPING Alan Silva / Celestrial Communications Orchestra The Shout  / Portrait for a Small Woman Sun Records : 1978 Alan Silva, conductor. Georges Menousek, alto sax; Georges Gaumont, soprano sax; Jo Maka*, alto sax, soprano sax; Francois… Continue reading

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D:O [Heart] The 80s, Part Three

CHARLIE M Art Ensemble of Chicago Full Force ECM : 1980 Lester Bowie, trumpet; Joseph Jarman, saxophones; Roscoe Mitchell, saxophones; Malachi Favors Maghostus, bass; Famoudou Don Moye, drums, percussion. BLACK BLUES The Henry Threadgill Sextett Just the Facts and Pass the… Continue reading

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