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. Subscribe by Email | Subscribe by RSS | Follow on Twitter All JBJ posts | … [Read more...]