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December 30, 2008


Living Theater Revives “The Connection”

The ConnectionThe Living Theater is reviving Jack Gelber’s groundbreaking 1959 play The Connection, a study of drug addicts (some of them jazz musicians) pontificating on their lives and chemical loves. The cast includes saxophonist Rene McLean, whose father Jackie performed in the original version, and will be directed once again by Judith Malina, who will also play the role of Sister Salvation.

February 2, 2008


John Handy Talks With Night Lights: Part 3

Handy talks about his troubled relationship with his first record label, his move back to California in the early 1960s, and the formation of his quintet.

September 15, 2007


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The Connection: The Living Theater and Hardbop Jazz

The Connection was a groundbreaking 1959 off-Broadway play that cast jazz musicians as heroin addicts waiting for a score.

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Songwriter Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington's right-hand man, would have turned 100 on November 29th.

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