Eddie Gale, 1941-2020

A definition of ‘That legend hardly anyone talks about.’ We lost trumpeter Eddie Gale, a trusted luminous ray of the Jazz avant garde; Ghetto Music evangelist; warrior among the off-beat legion. His pedigree — which includes collaborations with John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor, Larry Young, Elvin Jones, and performances with Hip-Hop ensemble The Coup […]

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An album (or two) in my head 0066

I listened to Harriet Tubman’s latest album again — it’s crazy Deep Space Blackout, where the all-so-dope trio sees our Colson Whitehead and raises it with an ion thruster. Spaceways, Inc. is smiling all the way from Saturn. I’ve also been getting my sway on with a dancefloor-friendly release of vintage Metal, blended into Afrobeat. […]

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HENRY GRIMES IS 80 TODAY

Jazz great Henry Grimes celebrates his 80th birthday today! You all know how much I dig him at this point. I look forward to hitting his birthday bash this Friday. In case you can’t see Grimes in person this week, watch this clip of him performing at an Arts for Art event earlier this year […]

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