Tag Archives: Ronald Shannon Jackson

RAINBOW GLADIATOR:
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

Category Billy Bang, tributes Tags , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Duets of the Gods: Tony Williams + Cecil Taylor

MORGAN’S MOTION Tony Williams Lifetime The Joy of Flying Sony : 1978 TW, drums; Cecil Taylor, piano. Here’s a deep cut that not many people know about. Tony Williams’ eclectic Joy of Flying is an R&B inflected album filled with… Continue reading

Category Cecil Taylor, Tony Williams Tags , , , , , , , , , ,

Choreography

IOLA BELLY BUTTON THE ART OF LEVITATION Ronald Shannon Jackson and The Decoding Society Man Dance Antilles : 1982 RSJ, drums; Vernon Reid, electric guitar and banjo; Henry Scott, trumpet and flugelhorn; Zane Massey, saxophones; Melvin Gibbs, electric bass; Reverend Bruce Johnson,… Continue reading

Category Ronald Shannon Jackson Tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,