Saturday, March 08, 2008

Howard Mandel has posted a lengthy interview with Ornette Coleman:

"In Portland, Ornette Coleman and his drummer son Denardo sat for an hour-plus public interview with me. We talked about music, sound, love, death, race relations, progress and/or the lack of, language, the alphabet -- Ornette's frequent topics."

Big Road Blues has a very good essay on pioneering Chicago bluesman Baby Face Leroy Foster:

"Perhaps the most outstanding record was”Rollin’ And Tumblin’ - Part 1 & 2″ issued as Parkway 501. The record was as primal and raw as anything waxed up North resembling more of a southern field recording than a commercial Chicago blues record."

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