Category Archives: Jazz

Coney Island of the Mind – Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1958)

“This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Coney Island of the Mind, Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s landmark second volume of poetry. In commemoration, New Directions has recently released a new hardback edition of the book, complete with a CD … Continue reading

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Betty Davis: Columbia Years 1968-1969

“Please note: Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis do not play on these sessions. Miles (along with Teo Macero) produced the sessions for tracks 1 thru 6 — all recorded at Columbia Studios in New York in 1969. Members of Jimi’s … Continue reading

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A Love Supreme – John Coltrane (1965)

“A Love Supreme is a 1965 studio album by American jazz saxophonist and bandleader John Coltrane. He recorded the album with his quartet—featuring pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison, and drummer Elvin Jones—in one session on December 9, 1964, at … Continue reading

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Wes Wilson

“Wes Wilson is generally acknowledged as the father of the 60s rock concert poster. In 1968, he received an award from the National Endowment for the Arts for ‘his contributions to American Art.’ He pioneered what is now known as … Continue reading

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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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