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The Criterion Channel presently is streaming the 1981 Ron Mann documentary Imagine the Sound, probably the foremost film ever made on the free jazz scene. It features four greats–Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, Paul Bley, and Art Dixon–and is a combination of performances and interviews. I could listen to Shepp talk about what he does, Coltrane, […]

Smith/Taborn/Maneri

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On April 11, 2015

Last night, I was fortunate enough to see a band headed by the drummer Ches Smith that also included the pianist Craig Taborn and the viola player Mat Maneri at Firehouse 12 in New Haven. They are all

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