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Franklin Kiermyer, “Heliocentric” from Closer To The Sun (2016): Something Else! video premiere

Franklin Kiermyer, “Heliocentric” from Closer To The Sun (2016): Something Else! video premiere

Franklin Kiermyer’s “Heliocentric” premiered here — and the rest of ‘Closer To The Sun’ — reintroduces the audacious idea of jazz as a living, breathing thing.

Sonny Sharrock – Ask The Ages (1991, 2015 reissue)

Sonny Sharrock – Ask The Ages (1991, 2015 reissue)

For his last proper album, unsung guitar hero Sonny Sharrock fully opened up the spigot of his potential. ‘Ask The Ages’ is nothing short of a masterpiece.

John Coltrane – Offering: Live at Temple University (2014)

John Coltrane – Offering: Live at Temple University (2014)

This goes much farther out than the celebrated rock music of its time.

One Step Beyond: Sammy Stein on the development for free jazz

One Step Beyond: Sammy Stein on the development for free jazz

When I approached my contacts in the music industry with the idea of a series of articles attempting to look at the development of free jazz, many jumped at the chance to offer their thoughts and ideas.

9/11 Special: Build An Ark – Peace With Every Step (2003)

by S. Victor Aaron In the wake of 9/11, LA producer Carlos Nino initially put together a collective of about 20 area musicians he named Build An Ark with the intent of spreading a message of peace, love and harmony through music.

Randy Weston – The Spirits of Our Ancestors (1992)

Randy Weston – The Spirits of Our Ancestors (1992)

NICK DERISO: “The Spirits of Our Ancestors,” pianist Randy Weston’s vibrant exploration of the African roots within jazz, remains a rapturous delight in any language. Legends Dizzy Gillespie, Idris Muhammad, longtime Basie sideman Benny Powell and Pharoah Sanders appear, while groundbreaking trombonist Melba Liston — then working for the first time with Weston since suffering a stroke in the mid-1980sRead More

Pharoah Sanders – Journey To The One (1980)

By S. Victor Aaron When Nick’s article on that badass Idris Muhammed started name-checking all the jazz heavyweights that this great dummer had been associated with, I then realized how many records with his imprint that are among some of my all time favorites. It would easy to launch into a gush-fest over John Scofield’s Groove Elation, but Sco’ hasRead More

Forgotten series: Idris Muhammad – Power of Soul (1974)

by Nick DeRiso Was grooving to a 2002 reissue of the titanic groovefest ‘Power of Soul’ tonight, and got to thinking about Idris Muhammad – a funk and jazz drummer of the first order, born in New Orleans as Leo Morris. He started out, of course, playing in soul bands, and some great ones – with Larry Williams and JerryRead More

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