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Marion Brown/Dave Burrell: Live at the Black Musicians' Conference, 1981

Read "Live at the Black Musicians' Conference, 1981" reviewed by Mark Corroto

One of the benefits of our digital music world is the ability to drive deeply into the jazz narrative. By that I mean, preserving the story of important musicians, the ones whose story was omitted from the Ken Burns' CliffsNotes history of jazz. Without a few labels and several producers, musicians like Bobby Naughton, Clifford Thornton, ...

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Joe McPhee: Artistic Sacrifice from a Musical Prophet

Read "Joe McPhee: Artistic Sacrifice from a Musical Prophet" reviewed by Lloyd N. Peterson Jr.

He could have easily chosen a different path: a more successful one or, perhaps we should say, a more commercial one. But that has never been the style or the character of multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee. His saint-like humility reflects a gentle and wise creative spirit; his music and poetry are a mirror into the human condition. ...

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Joe McPhee: A Band Apart

Read "Joe McPhee: A Band Apart" reviewed by Clifford Allen

You might expect a musician who has been a steady figure on the creative improvising scene for nearly 45 years to have some variance in their discography and a diverse range of projects and band concepts. Reedman (and sometime pocket trumpeter) Joe McPhee's vast number of recordings and ensembles speak to that impulse, but the curious ...

Freedom & Unity

Label: Atavistic Records
Released: 2001
Track listing: Free Huey; 15th Floor; Miss Oula; Kevin (The theme); Exosphere; Uhuru;

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Clifford Thornton: Freedom & Unity

Read "Freedom & Unity" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Under the direction of John Corbett, Atavistic’s Unheard Music Series is not only preserving creative music documents but is writing the history of a woefully under documented time. Freedom & Unity, the latest in this series by little known trombonist/trumpeter Claude Thornton, is a natural extension of the music of Ornette Coleman. Recorded one day after ...

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Label: EmArcy
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