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Posts tagged avant-garde

November 18, 2006


Great American Songbook

The Avant-Garde Plays The Great American Songbook

Takes on the standards from Eric Dolphy, Cecil Taylor, Ornette Coleman and more.

July 29, 2006


Jazz Advance: Early Cecil Taylor

Pianist Cecil Taylor is one of the most influential pioneers of late-20th-century improvised music.

January 21, 2006


Charlies Tolliver On Strata East In The Early 1970s

In the early 1970s, trumpeter Charles Tolliver and pianist Stanley Cowell started their own label, Strata East.

December 10, 2005


Henry Grimes and Fred Anderson

Now Found: Henry Grimes

Night Lights talks with Henry Grimes, the legendary bassist who returned to the jazz scene after disappearing for more than 30 years.

July 23, 2005


Teddy Charles: The Early Avant-Garde

We'll hear selections from Charles' albums New Directions and Collaboration: West, and more.

December 25, 2004


Holy Ghost: Albert Ayler

We'll hear music from a new 9-CD collection of previously-unreleased live and studio recordings from Albert Ayler.

August 21, 2004


Destination Out: Grachan Moncur And Jackie McLean

We'll hear a melding of 1950s bop sensibility with the new ideas and approaches so prevalent in the jazz world of the early 1960s.

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