In 1961 saxophonist Sonny Rollins returned from a two-year sabbatical, forming new musical alliances as he plunged into a shifting and vibrant jazz landscape.
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.
The reclamation of an amazing 1950s/60s New York City jazz shrine.
Ornette Coleman's music shook up a generation of jazz artists, but some of them almost immediately began to play it.
…gotcher Brooklyn right here. My colleague Joe Bourne received a box full of ESP disks the other day, including gems from Albert Ayler, Pharoah Sanders, Don Cherry, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, and much, much more. Evidently he’s been living right, and I’ve been… well, erm, coming up short in the jazz karma department or something. But it’s good news…
Jazz writer Dan Morgenstern once compared the sound of tenor saxophonist Albert Ayler’s 1960s avant-garde groups to “a Salvation Army marching band on LSD.” Holy Ghost, a new 9-CD collection of previously-unreleased live and studio recordings from Albert Ayler, is the…