Tag Archives: Roscoe Mitchell

Got Live If You Want It:
Vijay Iyer, MacArthur “Genius” Grant Recipient

CARDIO – LIVE QUESTIONS OF AGENCY – LIVE Vijay Iyer Trio [ exclusive to D:O ] : 2009 VI, piano; Stephan Crump, bass; Marcus Gilmore, drums. We’re thrilled that longtime friend of the site Vijay Iyer just won a prestigious MacArthur “Genius”… Continue reading

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Behind the Bamboo Curtain

LINEFINELYON 7 Roscoe Mitchell Creative Orchestra Sketches from Bamboo Moers : 1979 RM, alto sax; Leo Smith, trumpet; Anthony Braxton, reeds; Douglas Ewart, reeds; Wallace McMillian, reeds; Dwight Andrews, reeds; Marty Ehrlich, reeds; Kenny Wheeler, trumpet; Hugh Ragin, trumpet; Mike Mossmann,… Continue reading

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DIMENSIONS AND EXTENSIONS: Sam Rivers, 1923-2011

We were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of the great Sam Rivers. That last name is as right as rain — his talents were so varied, multifarious, they were like streams that fed into the greater ocean of jazz. Best… Continue reading

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All Apologies

PEOPLE IN SORROW (PART II) Art Ensemble of Chicago People in Sorrow Pathe-Marconi : 1969 Joseph Jarman, saxophones, clarinets, percussion; Roscoe Mitchell, saxophones, clarinets, flute, percussion; Lester Bowie, trumpet, percussion; Malachi Favors, bass, percussion, vocals. Dear C, Why does it… Continue reading

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WADADA WEEK, Part Two:
The Creative Orchestra, circa 1979

BUDDING OF A ROSE Leo Smith Creative Orchestra Budding of a Rose Moers Music : 1979 LS, trumpet; Roscoe Mitchell, alto sax; Anthony Braxton, reeds; Douglas Ewart, reeds; Wallace McMillian, reeds; Dwight Andrews, reeds; Marty Ehrlich, reeds; Kenny Wheeler, trumpet;… Continue reading

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LOST TONES:
Roscoe Mitchell’s Live in Detroit

SNURDY McGURDY AND HER DANCIN’ SHOES/SPIRITS AMONG STONES EXCERPTS FROM NON-COGNITIVE ASPECTS OF THE CITY Roscoe Mitchell Sound Ensemble Live in Detroit Cecma : 1989 RM, flute, alto sax, tenor sax, soprano sax; Hugh Ragin, trumpet, flugelhorn, piccolo trumpet; Spencer… Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Matana Roberts on The Alone Saxophone

It’s been a little while since our last guest post here, and we feel incredibly fortunate to be able to bring you another one. This time, the words, thoughts, and music are courtesy of altoist and composer Matana Roberts. As… Continue reading

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