Anti-jazz, the still-new thing

International House Philadelphia hosts a series way beyond old jazz conventions, with roots in the wild stuff fav' son John Coltrane blew in 1961. I delve into the 50-year controversy for PMP  online magazine of the Philadelphia Music Project here, before the Art Ensemble of Chicago plays what it's come to on Saturday, March 6. … [Read more...]

Treasures of YouTube: Dolphy, flute; Mingus “Meditations”

Eric Dolphy solos beautifully then uses his bass clarinet for the ensemble line of bassist/composer/bandleader Charles Mingus "Meditations on Integration" in this 1964 clip, which warms my dank, chill afternoon in Brooklyn. Jaki Byard on piano, and dapper Danny Richmond, drums. howardmandel.com Subscribe by Email | Subscribe by RSS | Follow on Twitter All JBJ posts | … [Read more...]