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Rashid Bakr

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Rashid Bakr was born in Chicago, and his family moved to the Bronx when he was four. He became a musician because of the profound influence John Coltrane had on him, and because Rashid’s uncle was the great “Papa” Jo Jones, the father of modern drumming. As a child, Rashid remembers that Art Blakey and Max Roach visited the family, and the former gave him his first set of sticks; one of his early playing memories is sitting in with his uncle in a Dixieland band at the World’s Fair. Later drum heroes for Rashid included Andrew Cyrille, Elvin Jones, Sunny Murray, and Milford Graves (who also gave him other mystical healing arts besides music, including acupuncture and herbology)

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Flow Trio with Joe McPhee: Winter Garden

Read "Winter Garden" reviewed by Mark Corroto


The thing about free jazz is that it is very much like abstract expressionist painting. Many an inexperienced museum goer will spot a Jackson Pollock and say to herself, “I coulda done that." Actually, you couldn't. Same thing with free jazz. From a distance, it's all hubbub and din, but try your hand at it, and ...

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Daniel Carter, Hilliard Greene, David Haney: Live Constructions

Read "Live Constructions" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala


Daniel Carter è esponente di quella cerchia carismatica dedita all'improvvisazione legata al free storico, che fa capo a William Parker e che dagli anni Settanta ha percorso quella strada con tenacia, coerenza, convinzione. Proprio al fianco del contrabbassista newyorkese, il polistrumentista si è fatto conoscere sulla scena internazionale nel quartetto Other Dimensions in Music, fondato nei ...

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Joe McPhee / Jamie Saft / Joe Morris / Charles Downs: Ticonderoga

Read "Ticonderoga" reviewed by Troy Collins


Ticonderoga was inspired by a conversation between Joe Morris and Jamie Saft regarding their mutual admiration for John Coltrane's Live at the Village Vanguard Again (Impulse!, 1966). Paying homage to the historic date, the pair invited free jazz veterans Joe McPhee and Charles Downs to convene for an informal recording session at Saft's studio in the ...

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William Parker: Centering - Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987

Read "William Parker: Centering - Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987" reviewed by John Sharpe


William ParkerCentering: Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987No Business Records2012Nobusiness Records has been building up to this monumental, six-disc cache of unreleased early recordings by bassist William Parker for some time. The Lithuanian label's unsurpassed documentation of the New York City loft jazz era has so far encompassed reissues and ...

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Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble: Black Man’s Blues / New York Collage

Read "Billy Bang's Survival Ensemble: Black Man’s Blues / New York Collage" reviewed by John Sharpe


Billy Bang's Survival EnsembleBlack Man's Blues / New York CollageNo Business Records2011 With Black Man's Blues / New York Collage, the Lithuanian based No Business label presents another thrilling installment in its invaluable documentation of the New York loft jazz of the 1970s, following on from 2010's ...

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Muntu Recordings

Label: NoBusiness Records
Released: 2010

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Bobby Zankel: Peaceful Jazz Warrior

Read "Bobby Zankel: Peaceful Jazz Warrior" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


For many decades, Philadelphia has been home to a cadre of multi-generational jazz musicians who go on year-after-year composing, arranging and performing some of the best, highest level music to be heard anywhere. This tradition is exemplified in no better way than by alto saxophonist, composer and bandleader Bobby Zankel. Zankel apprenticed with legendary ...

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Eric Zinman: The Piano as Endangered Species

Read "Eric Zinman: The Piano as Endangered Species" reviewed by Brian Wrentham


For over twenty years, pianist/composer Eric Zinman has been crafting his own approach to his instrument, since meeting trumpeter Bill Dixon in the '80s. He views himself as an ensemble player, who plays to include; in addition to his own writing, his trio disc, Eric Zinman Ensemble (Cadence, 2006), features short pieces by John Voigt, Laurence ...

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Jemeel Moondoc: Muntu Recordings

Read "Jemeel Moondoc: Muntu Recordings" reviewed by John Sharpe


Jemeel Moondoc Muntu Recordings NoBusiness Records 2010 Lithuanian based NoBusiness records has put together a wonderful retrospective on under celebrated saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc and his pioneering ensemble Muntu, sumptuously packaged in a three-audio disc plus booklet box set. It's a bulletin from another era, the late 1970s, a ...


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