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NEWS: OBITUARY

Charles "Bobo" Shaw 1947-2017

Charles "Bobo" Shaw 1947-2017

Charles Wesley “Bobo" Shaw, a St. Louis drummer who helped found the Black Artists Group, co-led the Human Arts Ensemble, and played with many prominent jazz and creative musicians of the past half-century, has died at a nursing care facility in St. Louis. He was 69 years old. St. Louis trumpeter, arts administrator and impresario George Sams, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Dave Burrell: Pianist Navigating the Windward Passages

Read "Dave Burrell: Pianist Navigating the Windward Passages" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Dave Burrell is a master pianist and composer who encountered the avant-garde in the 1960s and has been following his own independent path ever since. He combines classical and jazz elements that are both “inside" and “outside" the mainstream. The title of a poem by J.V. Cunningham, “The Metaphysical Amorist" characterizes much of his playing, which ...

Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris: Possible Universe (Conduction 192)

Read "Possible Universe (Conduction 192)" reviewed by Mark Corroto

With the death of jazzman Lawrence D. “Butch" Morris in 2013, we close the book on one of the most idiosyncratic composers, improvisors, conductors ever to work in creative music. His musical trajectory from a 1970s free jazz cornetist to the originator of his trademark 'Conductions' has been the stuff of legends. Under his baton, he ...

ARTICLE: GNOME NOTES

Eric Zinman's Excellent European Adventures

Read "Eric Zinman's Excellent European Adventures" reviewed by Chris Rich

Eric Zinman goes to Europe each year on his own dime for a varying array of shoe string gigs with people who mean a lot to him as colleagues. He usually works with Mario Rechtern and people from a community in jny: Vienna that includes expatriate, Linda Sharrock.

His most recent trip was especially ...

Itaru Oki: Chorui Zukan

Read "Chorui Zukan" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Japanese trumpeter Itaru Oki is one of the forefathers of the free jazz scene in Japan; he was a member of the seminal, experimental Japanese trio ESSG, with pianist Satoh Masahiko, and drummer Togashi Masahiko, an improviser who was a role model for many Japanese musicians. Among them was pianist Satoko Fujii, and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Noah Rosen / Alan Siva: O.I.L. (Orchestrated Improvised Lives)

Read "O.I.L. (Orchestrated Improvised Lives)" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Alan Silva is one of the last true heroes of free jazz and improvised music. He was at the right place, at the right time with his own powerful sound. He played, while still playing the double bass, on some of the formative recordings of the forefathers of the sixties free jazz as Albert Ayler, Sun ...

Burton Greene - Alan Silva: Parallel Worlds

Read "Parallel Worlds" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Erano gli anni '60 e la rivoluzione del free a New York coinvolgeva pure due giovani musicisti come il pianista Burton Greene ed il contrabbassista Alan Silva. Siamo ora nel 2012, il free esiste ancora e ogni tanto i due artisti, oggi residenti in Europa, sono ancora attivi su quel fronte ma fanno anche molto altro, rivendicando una ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Albert Ayler: Knocking On The Door of Astral Jazz

Read "Albert Ayler: Knocking On The Door of Astral Jazz" reviewed by Chris May

Despite everything life threw at saxophonist Albert Ayler--critical incomprehension, paucity of performing opportunities, probable bi-polarity--his music shone with light. At the time of his passing, aged 34, drowned in New York's East River, he was, said some of his friends, in the depths of depression (leading to rumors of suicide, or, more fancifully, of murder). But ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Laurence Cook and Jim Hobbs Conjure "Tragedies of Love" on Blaq Lghtn Records

Laurence Cook and Jim Hobbs Conjure "Tragedies of Love" on Blaq Lghtn Records

Blaq Lghtn recently released its third disc, Tragedies of Love, a duet involving the elder statesman of Boston drummers, Laurence Cook with the mayor of Boston music, Jim Hobbs and his beloved alto saxophone. It is a work laden with the reflections one might expect in the William Blake form of Experience. If anything, both epitomize Blake's notion of 'the ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

William Parker: Conversations

Read "William Parker: Conversations" reviewed by Steve Dalachinsky

Conversations
William Parker, Jacques Bisceglia, Ed Hazell
Hardcover; 445 pages
Rogueart 2011

Not since drummer Art Taylor's Notes and Tones (Da Capo, 1993)--the book which bassist William Parker says inspired him to undertake this project--has there been a book of interviews so vital, so down to earth and ...


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