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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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LOST TONES: Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris –
In Touch with Current Trends

IRIN SUN LOVERS EXISTING ON THE DUNES/LONELY THRILL Butch Morris In Touch… But Out of Reach Kharma : 1982 BM, cornet; Grachan Moncur III, trombone; Charles Eubanks, piano; Wilbur Morris, bass; Bobby Battles,  percussion; Steve McCall, percussion. PART TWO Butch Morris Current Trends in… Continue reading

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Juma Sultan’s Aboriginal Music Society & Father of Origin

SUNDANCE [edit] Father of Origin Juma Sultan | Frank Lowe | Ali Abuwi eremite : 2011 (rec. 1971) JS, bass, hand drums & percussion, alto saxophone; FL, tenor sax, percussion; AA, bass, hand drums & percussion, alto saxophone. Perhaps in your web… Continue reading

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Billy Bang, 1947-2011

The world lost a deep soul and musical master last month, with the passing of violinist and composer Billy Bang. Even though we could see this day coming, following the announcement at last year’s Vision Festival that Bang was suffering… Continue reading

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Do the Tago Mago

BROWN RICE DEGI-DEGI Don Cherry Don Cherry A&M/Horizon : 1976 DC, trumpet, electric piano, voice; Charlie Haden, bass; Billy Higgins, drums; Frank Lowe, tenor sax; Ricky Cherry, electric piano; on Rice only: Bunchie Fox, electric bongos; Verna Gillis, voice. If… Continue reading

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Lowe Blow

FLAM Frank Lowe The Flam Black Saint : 1976 FL, tenor sax; Joseph Bowie, trombone; Leo Smith, trumpet, wood flute; Alex Blake, bass; Charles Bobo Shaw, drums. We try not to be too axe-grind-y here at D:O, favoring a more… Continue reading

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