Milford Graves – Response (1977)

Tracks on Meditation Among Us by Milford Graves: A: Together And Moving (19:56) / B: Response (16:04) Recorded in 1977, Meditation Among Us is the collaboration of American vanguard jazz drummer Milford Graves with a Japanese jazz quartet which included trumpeter Toshinori Kondo, saxophonist Kaoru Abe, drummer Toshi Tsuchitori (who also plays piano on this session), and bassist Motoharu Yoshizawa. There are two long selections here, credited to Graves, but they … Continue reading Milford Graves – Response (1977)

Milford Graves – Bi (1976)

Bi is the second track on the album Bäbi by Milford Graves. It was recorded March 20, 1976 at WBAI-FM/Free Music Store, New York and released same year on the IPS label. “Don’t tell me how many years you’ve been doing something.” Milford Graves’s delivery is surprisingly restrained given the directness of his statement. “I want to know how completely you’re filling that time, how … Continue reading Milford Graves – Bi (1976)

The New York Art Quartet – No. 6 (1965)

This No. 6  is track number four on the album Mohawk by The New York Art Quartet, recorded by Rudi Van Gelder in New York City on July 16, 1965 and released same year on Fontana. The New York Art Quartet was a free jazz ensemble made up of saxophonist John Tchicai, trombonist Rosewll Rudd, drummer Milford Graves and and bassists Leewis Worrell, Reggie Workman and Finn Von Eyben. They … Continue reading The New York Art Quartet – No. 6 (1965)