On This Day in Jazz History
In October, trumpeter Bill Dixon organizes a series of Free Jazz concerts called the October
Revolution at the Cellar Cafe in New York, featuring John Coltrane, Cecil Taylor, Ornette
Coleman and others. Out of this festival grows the Jazz Composer's Guild, which includes
Dixon, Archie Shepp, Roswell Rudd, Cecil Taylor, Paul Bley and Carla Bley, among others.
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