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BassDrumBone and the New Haven Jazz Renaissance

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In the context of its 40-year history, BassDrumBone's New Haven residence was short-lived. Helias had already joined Anderson in New York in 1977—even before the trio played its first concert—and Hemingway followed suit in 1979. The larger New Haven creative music community itself was dispersing at the end of the 1970s. Some of the musicians had graduated from Yale and were ready to pursue careers elsewhere; others simply left for other opportunities. That phase of the city's creative life came to a close. Eventually Wesleyan University, just north of New Haven in Middletown, Connecticut, became a major focus for creative music in the state, though New Haven continues to have an active scene of its own. Heard four decades later, the OAHSPE album is one of a number of durable, still-exciting recordings to have come out of a fertile, if relatively evanescent, moment when this small postindustrial city was the nexus of a remarkable collection of talent.

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