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New York Art Quartet Revisited

Label: Ezz-thetics
Released: 2023
Track listing: Short; Sweet / Black Dada Nihilismus; Rosmosis; No. 6 (1964); Rufus 3rd; Mohawk; Banging on the White House; No. 6 (1965); Everything Happens to Me.


Article: Multiple Reviews

The New York Art Quartet and the Noah Howard Quartet on Ezz-thetics

Read "The New York Art Quartet  and the Noah Howard Quartet on Ezz-thetics" reviewed by John Eyles

Although the Ezz-thetics label has been issuing a steady stream of classic albums from the '50s and '60s, some of the label's releases cannot be called classics but are of great historical interest and significance nonetheless. Some such albums are discoveries which have never before been released, while others are reissues of albums which were outshone ...

Results for pages tagged "Lewis Worrell"...


New York Art Quartet

The New York Art Quartet was a pioneering free jazz ensemble that emerged in the early 1960s. The group was formed in 1964 by saxophonist John Tchicai and drummer Milford Graves, both of whom were associated with the avant-garde jazz movement in New York City. The quartet also included trombonist Roswell Rudd and bassist Lewis Worrell.

The New York Art Quartet was known for their innovative and experimental approach to jazz, drawing from various influences such as bebop, free improvisation, and European classical music. They embraced a collective improvisational style, allowing each member to contribute their unique voice to the music.


At Slugs’ Saloon 1966 Revisited

Label: Ezz-thetics
Released: 2022
Track listing: Truth Is Marching In; Our Prayer; Bells; Ghost; Initiation.


Article: Album Review

Albert Ayler: At Slugs’ Saloon 1966 Revisited

Read "At Slugs’ Saloon 1966 Revisited" reviewed by Mark Corroto

With Albert Ayler it has seemingly always been “what If." What if he had survived that plunge to his death in the East River in 1970? Setting aside the question of whether he was murdered or committed suicide, how would he have altered the course of music if he lived beyond those 34 years? At the ...


Article: Album Review

Albert Ayler Quintet: At Slugs’ Saloon 1966 Revisited

Read "At Slugs’ Saloon 1966 Revisited" reviewed by Chris May

There continues to be as much discussion about Albert Ayler's personality and motivations as there is about the music he left us. Was he a religious fundamentalist? Was he bi-polar? Was he an attention seeker? Was he some sort of leather fetishist? The evidence suggests Ayler may have been borderline bi-polar, but as for the other ...


Article: Profile

Albert Ayler. Un ardito sogno futuristico

Read "Albert Ayler. Un ardito sogno futuristico" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Come una meteora, Albert Ayler ha attraversato il firmamento della musica neroamericana, dal 1962 al 1970. E ha lasciato il segno. Una traccia presente e attiva tutt'oggi, nell'operato di numerosi musicisti che dedicano il proprio lavoro all'improvvisazione e alla ricerca di un'autenticità dell'espressione artistica. L'apparizione del sassofonista nel mondo del jazz, una vera epifania, ...


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