Category Archives: Jazz

Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival – Stephen Petrus and Ronald D. Cohen

“The Village Scene in the Early 1960s. Recalling the peak years of the folk music revival in Greenwich Village, singer-songwriter Tom Paxton reflected on the importance of the clubs, taverns, and coffeehouses in the Washington Square vicinity. These venues mattered, … Continue reading

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Canterbury Sound

“The Canterbury scene (or Canterbury Sound) is a subgenre of, or sibling to, progressive rock. The term describes a loosely defined style of music created by a number of improvisational musicians, some of whom were based in the city of … Continue reading

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Out to Lunch! – Eric Dolphy (1962)

“Out to Lunch! stands as Eric Dolphy’s magnum opus, an absolute pinnacle of avant-garde jazz in any form or era. Its rhythmic complexity was perhaps unrivaled since Dave Brubeck’s Time Out, and its five Dolphy originals — the jarring Monk … Continue reading

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John Sinclair

“John Sinclair (born October 2, 1941) is an American poet, writer, and political activist from Flint, Michigan. Sinclair’s defining style is jazz poetry, and he has released most of his works in audio formats. Most of his pieces include musical … Continue reading

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Slug’s Saloon

Wikipedia – “Slug’s Saloon was a jazz club at 242 East 3rd Street, between Avenue B and C in Manhattan‘s Lower East Side, operating from the mid-1960s to 1972. The location, in what was then a run-down part of New … Continue reading

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