Another facet of Cosey's current work is the leading of workshop sessions in schools, around a wide spread of the Chicago suburbs. Not limiting himself to jazz, he's also harking back to the electric work he did with Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf, from the pre-Miles days when Cosey was a session employee of Chess Records. "I utilize more of a concert format, with some explanation, but with more of an emphasis on the music. There's less talk than in the usual lectures, because I find you can lose their attention!"
Cosey's last gig in New York was with his Children Of Agharta, in June of 2007, but he's very keen on bringing his new trio to town, and is even contemplating the possibility of running two bases, oscillating between New York and Chicago. Selfishly speaking, this sounds like a fine idea, for New Yorkers at least.
Various Miles From India: A Celebration of the Music of Miles Davis (Times Square, 2006-7)
Miles Davis Agharta (ColumbiaCBS/Sony, 1975)
Miles Davis Pangaea (CBS/Sony, 1975)
Miles Davis Dark Magus: Live at Carnegie Hall (CBS-Sony, 1974)
Miles Davis Get Up With It (Columbia, 1973)
John Klemmer Blowin' Gold (Cadet/ConceptChess, 1969)
Top: Andre Jackson
Bottom: Audrey Cho