Tag Archives: Ed Blackwell

JAYNE CORTEZ:
KNOW YOUR REALITY (1934-2013)

We admit it: We’re not generally fans of jazz poetry. The stuff tends to deserve the bad rap it gets. However, the work of Jayne Cortez is a blazing exception. With the help of George Scala, we’ve put together this… Continue reading

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The White House Band
aka Ornette’s All-White Cover Band

THE MEN WHO LIVE IN THE WHITE HOUSE Ornette Coleman Skies of America Columbia : 1972 OC, alto sax; Dewey Redman, tenor sax; Charlie Haden, bass; Ed Blackwell, drums, and the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted By David Measham. SOCIAL WORK Curlew 1st Album… 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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LOST TONES:
The Unheard Ornette

Welcome to LOST TONES, a series featuring tracks from hyper-rare recordings that aren’t available anywhere else on the web. These treasures are courtesy of George Scala, who runs the invaluable Free Jazz Research site. He’s generously shared them from his… Continue reading

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SIX FOR BROWN:
Marion Brown, 1931-2010

IDITUS Marion Brown Septet Juba-Lee Fontana : 1966 MB, alto saxophone; Grachan Moncur III, trombone; Alan Shorter, flugelhorn; Bennie Maupin, tenor; Dave Burrell,  piano; Reggie Johnson, bass; Beaver Harris, drums. GESPRACHSFETZEN Marion Brown + Gunter Hampel Gesprachsfetzen Calig-Verlag : 1968… Continue reading

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Destination: THEN! + Destination: NOW!

DUNIA BARAKA Kawaida Kawaida O’Be Records : 1969 Albert “Tootie” Heath, drums; Don Cherry, trumpet; Jimmy Heath, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Buster Williams, bass; Ed Blackwell, percussion; Mtume, congas. A FLOWER IS A LOVESOME THING GOOD BAIT Ethan Iverson… Continue reading

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Homage

AN ANTHEM FOR THE GENERATION THAT DIED ANDREW Anthony Davis Song for the Old World India Navigation : 1978 AD, piano; Jay Hoggard, vibes; Mark Helias, bass; Ed Blackwell, drums. In our continuing series (now two and a half years… Continue reading

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