Tag Archives: George Lewis

Horning In

MONOCEROS 2 MONOCEROS 4 Evan Parker Monoceros Incus : 1978 EP, soprano sax. In the pantheon of saxophone colossi, there is a special place reserved for Evan Parker. Taking late Coltrane as his jumping off point, Parker has expanded the… Continue reading

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The Elliptical Mambo

CIRCLES VERVE Sam Rivers Contrasts ECM : 1980 SR, soprano sax, flute; George Lewis, trombone; Dave Holland, bass; Thurman Barker, marimba, drums. Sam Rivers – with crucial assistance from his wife – helped launch and sustain the essential NYC loft scene… 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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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… Continue reading

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