Thursday, May 08, 2008

The Newark Star-Ledger has an interesting article in today's paper:

"But "Art Ford's Jazz Party" wasn't just another one of early TV's many entertainment offerings. It was one that showcased jazz in an open, free-spirited atmosphere, much the way a nightclub would. Aired without benefit of rehearsals or set lists, "Jazz Party" established a standard that experts say has rarely, if ever, been matched."

Avant Music News points to a great blog post from The Guardian about Joe McPhee's Nation Time:
"Although Joe McPhee is not as well-known as other players in the free jazz scene, the 60s and early 70s saw work of consistent brilliance. Nation Time was his second release and captured an exact moment when black artists were politically charged with the need for change."
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