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Posts tagged avant-garde

December 30, 2013

 

The LP cover for Andrew Hill's Blue Note album BLACK FIRE.

1963: A Man’s Dream, A Nation’s Nightmare

It was a year of raised hopes and devastating tragedy, and the world of jazz continued to reflect both the growing unease and the youthful vitality of the times

July 23, 2012

 

Getz 1961

1961: New Jazz Frontier

It was 1961, and America had a new, young president...the Cold War turned up a notch…and jazz continued to evolve in ear-opening ways.

April 26, 2012

 

Trumpeter Don Cherry

Communion: Don Cherry In The 1960s

In the 1960s cornetist Don Cherry, who had to come to fame as a member of Ornette Coleman’s quartet, began to forge his own musical path.

June 14, 2011

 

Ella Fitzgerald

Chick Webb And Ella Fitzgerald Mosaic Set On The Way

A hard-swinging big band paired with a jazz legend in the making.

May 15, 2010

 

Sam Rivers at Studio Rivbea

Sam Rivers Mosaic Set This November

Mosaic Records will release a set of Rivers' 1970s New York City jazz loft recordings this autumn.

November 9, 2009

 

Eric Dolphy bio

Dolphy ’64

Eric Dolphy's last year was one of his greatest as a musician.

October 19, 2009

 

jazz in transition

Before Rock, There Was Jazz: Tom Wilson And Transition Records

Tom Wilson, who produced some of the 1960s' most monumental rock records, started out in the 1950s by recording jazz artists such as Sun Ra on his own label.

October 8, 2009

 

Zorn

John Zorn: Tradition And Transgression

A new book takes an in-depth look at the sources and inspirations behind the music of avant-garde artist John Zorn.

October 5, 2009

 

Zorn Lulu

John Zorn: Hardboiled Bop

Saxophonist John Zorn is a modern avant-garde icon, but in the late 1980s he recorded several tributes to heroes of the 1950s and 60s hardbop era.

September 28, 2009

 

A Henry Threadgill-Air Set, On The Way From Mosaic

Another release in the offing from Mosaic features the late-1970s, 80s, and mid-90s recordings of saxophonist Henry Threadgill.

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