totalvibration:

In 1974, Harvey Pekar met Sun Ra on a bus to Cleveland. 

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In 1974, Harvey Pekar met Sun Ra on a bus to Cleveland. 

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Rahsaan Roland Kirk / “Salvation & Reminiscing” (from Prepare Thyself To Deal With A Miracle, 1973)

ArtistRahsaan Roland Kirk
TitleSalvation and Reminiscing
AlbumPrepare Thyself to Deal With a Miracle

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Charlie Haden: Lonely Woman

This is a stunning and oblique reading of Ornette Coleman’s “Lonely Woman” on a stage in Portugal in the ‘70s or ‘80s. Charlie was on the original recording and his interpretation is drawn from his part in the original performance which deeply rooted and very bluesy. Billy Higgins kept a light, flowing beat and Ornette and Don Cherry floated the melody ethereally the rhythm section. It’s especially ironic because Charlie was thrown in jail in Portugal for speaking his mind on a 1968 tour of Portugal with Ornette. He spoke out against the brutal military government on stage and they responded by proving him right.

-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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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 .