MOVING PICTURES FOR THE EAR: A TRIBUTE TO DON CHERRY & CO.

Howard Mandel writes in his article “Don Cherry: World Jazz Spirit” for The Wire, drawing on interviews and other material originally conducted for Down Beat and National Public Radio: “Though Cherry recorded prodigiously, much of his prime work is no longer in print and scattered on labels that were hard-to-get even when his albums first appeared. For […]

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BLACK RHYTHM HAPPENING Pt 2

McCoy Tyner . Message from the Nile . Extensions . Blue Note . 1973 Alice Coltrane . World Galaxy . My Favorite Things . Impulse! Records . 1972 Sonny Sharrock . Black Woman . Portrait of Linda in Three Colors, All Black . Vortex Records . 1969 (vocals by Linda Sharrock) Sun Ra & His […]

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AMNESIA ECHO EONS

Rainbow Tongue . Running Man (single) . S/R . 2020 High Rise II (Tonstartssbandht) . S/T . Mainliner Sonic . Warded Halls . 2012 Tonstartssbandht . Parson Sounds . It’s Only Love/Sov Gott Rose Marie . Black Cheeks . 2008 Numinous Eye . Clockwork Moon . As You Like It . Nod & Smile Records […]

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EL ORIGEN DE LA MUERTE

Angel Bat Dawid – Transition East . Transition East . International Anthem . 2020 Gianfranco Reverberi and Romolo Forlai – Rivelazioni Di Uno Psichiatra Sul Mondo Perverso Del Sesso (aka Psicolimate) [single] . Finders Keepers Records . /2020 Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble – Where Future Unfolds . Sounds Like Now . International Anthem . […]

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GO ON, GET UP TO GET DOWN

“…if I am not what I’ve been told I am, then it means that you’re not what you thought you were either! And that is the crisis.” –James Baldwin, “A Talk to Teachers,” 1963 LoE LoF LoN . Bad Beats . City Beat . Muteant Sounds . 2019 Grave Flowers Bongo Band . Flower Pot […]

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