Edward Bland’s 1959 documentary The Cry of Jazz is one of the most remarkable films I’ve ever seen. An early statement of the black nationalism that would become famous in the late 60s, Bland argu
The great free jazz drummer has passed. Here’s a clip of him in possibly my favorite jazz band of all-time, Last Exit, with Peter Brotzmann, Bill Laswell, and Sonny Sharrock. This clip really fe
Sure it might be a cliche, but Charlie Haden at least believes that the people united will never be defeated. Besides, we need more leftist jazz.
In 1971, the film Zachariah was released. I had never heard of it until last night, but it seems to be a weirdo western starring Don Johnson, Dick Van Patten, Country Joe and the Fish, Joe Walsh, Patr
Sun Ra’s business card. It’s a good question.
Another great one is gone.
The great guitarist for Miles Davis’ mid-70s bands has passed. Very sad. [SL]: A backhanded tribute to a great innovator: “Howlin’ Wolf looked at me and he said ‘Why don’
It’s not like we don’t already know that the legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter is amazing. But he’s also super cool for playing a big role in the American Federation of Musicians att