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John Tchicai Quartet – Live at the Stone

Released January 17, 2020. An artist needs to have complete control over their work. So releasing a posthumous work by one of the most substantial artists in the history of jazz makes me a bit uncomfortable. It’s not just Tchicai who has left us. Garrison is gone. And Steve, who I literally just shook hands with a moment ago at an Arts for Arts Garden … Continue reading John Tchicai Quartet – Live at the Stone

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Albert Ayler – New York Eye And Ear Control

Released January 1, 1965. It isn’t strictly an Albert Ayler album but a very interesting collaborative freely improvised soundtrack project for Michael Snow’s film of the same name. Recorded in July 1964 by Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, Roswell Rudd, John Tchicai, Gary Peacock and Sunny Murray. Liner notes, photos and more… digitally remastered from the original tapes. Michael Snow, the Toronto based film maker and … Continue reading Albert Ayler – New York Eye And Ear Control