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The History of the New York Art Quartet
The New York Art Quartet with John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd and Milford Graves was emblematic of the mid ‘60s avant-garde scene in New York City, where musicians were looking to break away from the even the new music of Coltrane and Coleman and find different ways of organizing rhythms and improvisations. Adam Shatz, in reviewing the documentary on the group “The Breath Courses Through Us” and the recent boxed set “Call It Art,” gives us a fascinating history of the band’s origins and setting.
-Michael Cuscuna
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The History of the New York Art Quartet

The New York Art Quartet with John Tchicai, Roswell Rudd and Milford Graves was emblematic of the mid ‘60s avant-garde scene in New York City, where musicians were looking to break away from the even the new music of Coltrane and Coleman and find different ways of organizing rhythms and improvisations. Adam Shatz, in reviewing the documentary on the group “The Breath Courses Through Us” and the recent boxed set “Call It Art,” gives us a fascinating history of the band’s origins and setting.

-Michael Cuscuna

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Cecil Taylor on being Awarded the Kyoto Prize

The Kyoto Prize is an award given by committee to innovative artists and scientists around the world. It comes with a considerable monetary award. Cecil Taylor won the award in 2013 and sat down for this wonderful interview with a lot of references to his earliest years.

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Sam Rivers & Joe Daley, NYC July, 1976

At Rivers’ Studio Rivbea, the most famous of the DIY jazz lofts of the late 70s, which developed in NYC when bars and nightclubs were becoming less and less accommodating to the experimentation of free jazz musicians, and allowed the music to grow in the underground .

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sam rivers - contours (sleeve art)

Sam Rivers - Point of Many Returns (1965)

This cut absolutely simmers thanks to the impeccable musicianship on hand [Hubbard, Hancock, Carter, Chambers!], but it is Rivers’ angular writing—which maintains a deep driving pulse even as it wanders astray—and his transcendent soprano solo that steal the show.

Thank you, Sam Rivers.

ArtistSam Rivers
TitlePoint of Many Returns
AlbumContours
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Sam Rivers ‎– Fuchsia Swing Song (1964)
Cover Photo by Reid Miles
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vinyl-artwork:

Sam Rivers ‎– Fuchsia Swing Song (1964)

Cover Photo by Reid Miles

Full Album

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Sam Rivers

musician-photos:

Sam Rivers

Shepp looking sharp.