I love you Milford graves!!!

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So I got hold of 'Percussion ensemble w/ sunny Morgan' on LP last night and that really blew my mind and then before I went to bed I played the last track off his 'Stories' solo percussion disc (+loads of babbling, which you don't get on the duo LP) and the array of sounds, tones he extracts from that kit gets me every time. 'Grand Unification' is the other solo disc on Tzadik and that roXors too.

everyone needs them all.

also search for his group work on Sonny Sharrock's 'Black Woman'.

So what else is there bcz i NEED some more.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Wednesday, 21 May 2003 09:17 (seventeen years ago) link

Somebody really needs to reissue Babi Music.

hstencil, Wednesday, 21 May 2003 12:51 (seventeen years ago) link

yes, Babi Music is so wonderful.
I always liked Lowell Davidson Trio on ESP-Disk. Milford is on that as well, and Davidson is such an odd piano player. I mean, if Ornette dug a piano player, you know he's something special.

abeta, Wednesday, 21 May 2003 13:24 (seventeen years ago) link

yeah that's a great one too.

I love Milford's leader stuff, but a lot of the records he plays on as bandmember are great too. Esp. Sonny Sharrock's Black Woman.

hstencil, Wednesday, 21 May 2003 13:33 (seventeen years ago) link

There's a decent interview with him over at Jazz Weekly.

Jordan (Jordan), Wednesday, 21 May 2003 15:55 (seventeen years ago) link

Ok, I typed up John Corbett's nice overview from his Extended Play book. Julio, you should get this book!


"Regrettably, Milford Graves has not made a solo drum record, though he has come close. A mid-sixties ESP record makes a "percussion ensemble" out of a duet between Graves and Sunny Mordan - of course, Graves is an ensemble in himself. His two records of duets with pianist Don Pullen, Nommo (vols. 1 and 2), are free music underground classics and in spots they indicate the astounding sound of Graves by himself. He also appears on pianist Paul Bley's Barrage (with a rare non-Arkestra appearance from saxist Marshall Allen) and a couple of Giusseppi Logan records, all on ESP.

Graves recordings with the New York Art Quartet are also great - the self-titled NYAQ record with LeRoi Jones reading "Black Dada Nihilismus" is particularly hardcore, though Graves is better recorded on Mohawk (Fontana Records). Graves's work with Albert Ayler is available on Love Cry, and his slightly later recordings include a great record with guitarist Sonny Sharrock (Black Woman), and his own ridiculously overdriven trio with reedmen Arthur Doyle and Hugh Glover on Babi.

Graves applies his polyrhythmic approach to the piano with success on an obscure Japanese record, Meditation Among Us, which includes plenty of Graves's drumwork and playing by excellent Japanese improvisors like the late saxophonist Kaoru Abe and trumpet mad-hatter Toshinori Kondo. Last time I saw Graves live he was playing in a drum-quartet project with Andrew Cyrille, Famoudou Don Moye, and bop-giant Kenny Clarke, just before Clarke died (this project produced the record Pieces of Time). Over the last few years, Graves has played occasionally in a trio with saxophonist Peter Brotzmann and bassist William Parker - we could only be so lucky that this group would make a record."

Mr. Diamond (diamond), Wednesday, 21 May 2003 18:31 (seventeen years ago) link

Oh I should note that was published in 1994. Graves obv went on to record solo.

Mr. Diamond (diamond), Wednesday, 21 May 2003 18:32 (seventeen years ago) link

http://www.geocities.com/Broadway/1805/studio8.jpg

Forwarding Burden, Wednesday, 21 May 2003 18:36 (seventeen years ago) link

thanks all!

does he play outside the US nowdays?

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Thursday, 22 May 2003 07:22 (seventeen years ago) link

I don't think he does, it seems like he rarely plays outside of New York (although I saw him in Chicago solo once). He's playing Saturday night in the Vision Fest with Peter Brotzmann. I haven't been to a free jazz gig in a while, but I don't think I can miss that!

hstencil, Thursday, 22 May 2003 13:47 (seventeen years ago) link

you shouldn't!

a brotzmann/bailey/graves gig would be a dream come true really.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Thursday, 22 May 2003 13:55 (seventeen years ago) link

I remember reading an interview with him in Modern Drummer where he talks about how modern rock and electronic music is bad for your bodily health because it's in a stiff, mechanical 4/4. According to him your heartbeat is in triplets (two beats with the third note of the triplet silent I believe), and jazz/blues/swing/African/Latin/funk are all based around the triplet in some way, and thus vibe with your biorhythms (as proven by SCIENCE!!!).

Jordan (Jordan), Thursday, 22 May 2003 21:18 (seventeen years ago) link

Wasn't Graves on a Frank Lowe session on ESP Disk? Black Something-or-the-Other? William Parker was also on it... At any rate, it is a GREAT free-skronk disc! Lowe absolutely wails, and the percussion is great, regardless of who did it.

John Bullabaugh (John Bullabaugh), Friday, 23 May 2003 12:16 (seventeen years ago) link

Black Beings, and yeah it's a great record (although all the vinyl pressings have a manufacturing flaw).

hstencil, Friday, 23 May 2003 12:49 (seventeen years ago) link

I haven't much to add except that I too love Milford Graves

Daniel (dancity), Friday, 23 May 2003 20:20 (seventeen years ago) link

I should add at this point that it is entirely down to ILM that I heard about him at all: Only percussion (With apologies for my inability to link in properly)

Daniel (dancity), Friday, 23 May 2003 20:28 (seventeen years ago) link

''According to him your heartbeat is in triplets (two beats with the third note of the triplet silent I believe), and jazz/blues/swing/African/Latin/funk are all based around the triplet in some way, and thus vibe with your biorhythms (as proven by SCIENCE!!!).''

yay for science!

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Friday, 23 May 2003 20:30 (seventeen years ago) link

six months pass...
I bought 'black beings' and am listening to it as i type: the drummer on it is rashid sinan.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Saturday, 20 December 2003 21:36 (seventeen years ago) link

I remember reading an interview with him in Modern Drummer where he talks about how modern rock and electronic music is bad for your bodily health because it's in a stiff, mechanical 4/4.

Or maybe [most] modern rock and electronic music is just plain bad.

V

Venus Glow (1411), Sunday, 21 December 2003 02:02 (seventeen years ago) link

three months pass...
Does anyone know where to find copies of the Graves/Don Pullen stuff?

Captain Stower, Monday, 29 March 2004 03:12 (seventeen years ago) link

one year passes...
Milford Graves

gordon.boateng, Thursday, 21 July 2005 22:07 (fifteen years ago) link

you better fuckin believe it

Stormy Davis (diamond), Friday, 22 July 2005 03:30 (fifteen years ago) link

I like the Zorn duets okay, but they're not the greatest things ever.

Truckdrivin' Buddha (Rock Hardy), Friday, 22 July 2005 03:31 (fifteen years ago) link

yeah I really liked that on first listen the last track gave off an ecstatic feelin' - overall though graves on tzadik does starts and ends with those solo records.

like his work on '1 thing'

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Saturday, 23 July 2005 09:15 (fifteen years ago) link

seven years pass...

New York Art Quartet limited-edition 5-LP set of unreleased recordings: http://www.triplepointrecords.com

(a little pricey, though...)

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Friday, 28 December 2012 14:28 (eight years ago) link

ooo

i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Friday, 28 December 2012 18:51 (eight years ago) link

jeeze that is expensive!!

i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Friday, 28 December 2012 18:53 (eight years ago) link

first 100 copies include a card personally signed by the artists

Wonder if they were able to get Tchicai's signature.

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Friday, 28 December 2012 19:46 (eight years ago) link

eleven months pass...

New York Art Quartet box nominated for a Grammy (Best Historical Album).

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 12 December 2013 15:53 (seven years ago) link

seven months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwkHCLI1j1w

sʌxihɔːl (Ward Fowler), Tuesday, 5 August 2014 20:05 (six years ago) link

Doc/interview somewhere, turns out he is quite big on martial arts.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 5 August 2014 21:33 (six years ago) link

Yeah, he's been doing/teaching martial arts (of various forms, I think; kundalini yoga is one I know he teaches) for decades. He's also an acupuncturist and herbal medic.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 6 August 2014 00:45 (six years ago) link

ten months pass...

sat on the floor about 3 feet away from graves' kit last night at the stone. watching this dude work up close is totally bonkers. duo with laswell (with zorn for a couple minutes) but graves was definitely in charge and sounded amazing.

adam, Friday, 26 June 2015 15:12 (five years ago) link

nice!

a friend of mine did a good interview with him recently:
http://www.thetrapset.net/milford-graves-albert-ayler-ny-art-quartet-pharaoh-sanders-anthony-braxton/

lil urbane (Jordan), Friday, 26 June 2015 15:15 (five years ago) link

Always great to hear Milford speak.

This is a pretty wide-ranging interview as well:
http://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2015/06/milford-graves-interview

Did you have much familiarity with Lou’s work before that?

No, man. They told me he was with the old Velvets. I said, “Well, who’s the Velvets?” Totally out of it, man. And we’re in that similar age group, but I didn’t know about that. I listened to doo-wop, but that was a group I missed.

Missing from both interviews is the fact that Milford was hired in 1973 by Bill Dixon for the Black Music Division at Bennington College.

(actually, teaching is missing entirely from the Trapset episode, though I guess 30 minutes isn't enough to cover everything)

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 26 June 2015 15:27 (five years ago) link

true. really enjoyed watching this as well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dpzI8xA9qc

lil urbane (Jordan), Friday, 26 June 2015 15:31 (five years ago) link

as long as we are posting interviews i like this one http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/trends/columns/cityside/5380/

adam, Friday, 26 June 2015 16:06 (five years ago) link

four years pass...

evidently you can watch this for $4.99 on amazon prime. will probably do that tonight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePiESZA2I7Y

Milford Graves Full Mantis - trailer | IFFR 2018

budo jeru, Monday, 27 April 2020 20:23 (eleven months ago) link

Whew, this revive scared me.

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 27 April 2020 20:24 (eleven months ago) link

haha, yeah, me, too. Seems like we can barely get through a day without another jazz legend dying right now.

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Monday, 27 April 2020 20:43 (eleven months ago) link

I want to see the movie, I've heard good things about it. I got to see him in two settings at Big Ears a few years ago — solo and with Jason Moran — and they were two of the best sets of the festival, he's amazing.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 18:23 (eleven months ago) link

A fucking amazing movie by a friend of mine. Truly a must-see.

I did some of the artwork for this!

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 18:25 (eleven months ago) link

Missing from both interviews is the fact that Milford was hired in 1973 by Bill Dixon for the Black Music Division at Bennington College.

I didn't know Dixon hired him. I interviewed Whit Dickey last year and he talked about studying with both Dixon and Graves at Bennington:

https://www.osirispod.com/podcasts/burning-ambulance/burning-ambulance-whit-dickey/

Also, for those who don't know, Bäbi was reissued on CD in 2018, paired with a previously unheard second disc of 1969 recordings by the same trio:

http://www.corbettvsdempsey.com/2018/10/16/album-babi/

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 18:40 (eleven months ago) link

An absolutely wonderful movie, one of the greatest music films ever made. Full of incredible archival footage of Milford, plus the great man in his basement laboratory and garden. And the World Of Cheese story is something else...

Poor.Old.Tired.Horse. (Stew), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 19:14 (eleven months ago) link

Saw him last year at Vision Festival, playing a duo with Andrew Cyrille. MG looked a little frail, but I understand he's better now. Their performance was gorgeous, a true dialogue between old friends, all deconstructed Latin rhythms and warm anecdotes.

Poor.Old.Tired.Horse. (Stew), Tuesday, 28 April 2020 19:16 (eleven months ago) link

It's actually free to watch if you have Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.com/Milford-Graves-Full-Mantis/dp/B07NGRL22J/
There are so many great moments, but the footage with Milford and dancer Min Tanaka in a Japanese gymnasium in a school for children with cognitive disabilities is absolutely priceless.
I also saw both of his incredible sets at Big Ears. I remember feeling a little bad for Jason Moran...I felt like Milford was in a different, transcendental league!

ernestp, Wednesday, 29 April 2020 01:08 (eleven months ago) link

Fantastic film, everyone should watch it.

tylerw, Wednesday, 29 April 2020 01:41 (eleven months ago) link

I remember feeling a little bad for Jason Moran...I felt like Milford was in a different, transcendental league!

He was, but generous about it, he brought Moran along with him.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 29 April 2020 04:39 (eleven months ago) link

I had a great experience at the Big Ears festival this year with [pianist] Jason Moran. People were wondering, “Is that going to work?” I talked to Jason [before the set], and he’s cool. But [during the concert] Jason all of a sudden stands up off the stool, takes his shirt off, and says, “I’m hot, man!” And I looked at him, and Jason got back down and took some sort of rattle or something and started bouncing it all off the strings on that piano, and [now] he wasn’t that cool guy playing Monk for nobody, man! Jason got so emotional. And people noticed that! And I’m saying, “No, he got possessed, man.” All that coolness went out the window. If I have any part of it, he’s not going to be cool on me. You can still look conservative…but you’re gonna get more animated, and then people feel that. When you get animated, people say, “They’re feeling it!”

https://www.moderndrummer.com/article/january-2019-milford-graves/

budo jeru, Wednesday, 29 April 2020 17:44 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

Really loved Full Mantis. That footage with Min Tanaka and the kids was just the best.

To think he could've spent years in jail..

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 20 June 2020 14:07 (nine months ago) link

Wow, Full Mantis. What an incredible film.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Saturday, 31 October 2020 04:47 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

'Full Mantis' not just favorite music film of the year, it's just... favorite full stop

Like absolutely anyone who posts to this list, I can nearly promise you you want to see this film

Milton Parker, Wednesday, 9 December 2020 03:34 (four months ago) link

Yes, it's an all time great!

BTW, you should sign up for this:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-discussion-of-milford-graves-full-mantis-with-director-jake-meginsky-tickets-128016592073

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 9 December 2020 04:01 (four months ago) link

I'd seen his name on the credits of various records, but I didn't know anything about him personally until I read the chapter on Babi in John Corbett's Pick Up the Pieces. I'm making a point of seeing this film ASAP.

Halfway there but for you, Wednesday, 9 December 2020 13:05 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

Finally got a chance to watch this doc - really good! I just wish someone had warned me how unexpectedly trippy it is. I took an edible before I watched it and that was uh, very interesting

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 10 February 2021 14:48 (two months ago) link

thanks for the suggestion

Left, Wednesday, 10 February 2021 15:06 (two months ago) link

you've been warned!

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 10 February 2021 15:12 (two months ago) link

It really is, I got a bit drunk while watching it but the combined experience of the film and alcohol was more druglike/hallucinatory.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 10 February 2021 15:20 (two months ago) link

This is one of those threads that fills me with dread whenever it's revived.

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 10 February 2021 15:21 (two months ago) link

I thought about that right after I posted, yeah. Sorry. I considered not clicking on the Ghedalia Tazartes thread yesterday for the same reason

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 10 February 2021 15:23 (two months ago) link

watching the doc is totally like having a really good / profound trip. it's wonderful.

lord of the ting tings (map), Wednesday, 10 February 2021 15:39 (two months ago) link

nourishing, inspiring, etc.

lord of the ting tings (map), Wednesday, 10 February 2021 15:41 (two months ago) link

where did people watch this? is it worth paying for on vimeo

Left, Wednesday, 10 February 2021 15:50 (two months ago) link

This is one of those threads that fills me with dread whenever it's revived.

― but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:21 AM (twenty-five minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Seriously, especially considering his recent health issues.

And yeah, the doc is brilliant. Absolutely a must-see for anyone even mildly curious about...well, music.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 10 February 2021 15:51 (two months ago) link

Pretty sure it's on Kanopy, possibly also Amazon, and is out on DVD.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 10 February 2021 15:51 (two months ago) link

(xp)

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 10 February 2021 15:51 (two months ago) link

I did love this film, the warm videography captured the intimacy of his house and garden. It had a balance of his history, his current interests, and his philosophical thoughts.

Halfway there but for you, Wednesday, 10 February 2021 23:02 (two months ago) link

NPR just got confirmation that Milford Graves — drummer, professor, researcher, gardener — died today from congestive heart failure. His music and way of being was an elevation, rhythmically moving with the universe.

— Lars Gotrich 🍷🌊 (@totalvibration) February 12, 2021

xyzzzz__, Friday, 12 February 2021 23:52 (two months ago) link

:-(

xyzzzz__, Friday, 12 February 2021 23:52 (two months ago) link

Gutted

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:00 (two months ago) link

what a lame week

tylerw, Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:00 (two months ago) link

This picture of Milford Graves and Chick Corea in the same band (led by conga player Roger "Montego Joe" Sanders) is great.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EuEIzCLWgAUdIbN.jpg

but also fuck you (unperson), Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:04 (two months ago) link

Glad I saw him once, with Jason Moran in a packed theater at Big Ears in 2018.

Mosholu Porkway (Boring, Maryland), Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:16 (two months ago) link

Glad I saw him live too — his folding chair, his bongos, it was a huge inspiration for me. I hope his beautiful spirit is at peace.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Saturday, 13 February 2021 00:59 (two months ago) link

very sad. full mantis is a very enjoyable watch for those who haven't seen it.

Dusty Benelux (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 13 February 2021 01:00 (two months ago) link

i saw him play in the moma with john zorn in front of the pollock exhibit. def one of the best things that ever happened to me

fuck

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Saturday, 13 February 2021 01:59 (two months ago) link

RIP. Listening to Black Woman now.

to party with our demons (Sund4r), Saturday, 13 February 2021 02:08 (two months ago) link

shit. what an amazing artist.

sknybrg, Saturday, 13 February 2021 03:04 (two months ago) link

How is the Yale Concert reissue???? In depth, please.

dow, Saturday, 13 February 2021 03:11 (two months ago) link

In terms of sound quality, or in terms of performance? It's mastered from ultra-clean vinyl, presumably Graves' own unopened copies, so there's a tiny bit of hiss and crackle here and there but not much. The recording quality is good if primitive — it was clearly taped live in a room not built for recording, but it's plenty loud, Graves' drums often louder than Pullen's piano. The music is extremely free, pounding and clanging, as heavy and out as free jazz ever got. I'd call it essential, and I'm sure it's gonna go out of print again very soon, so for anyone who doesn't already have it:

https://www.corbettvsdempsey.com/2020/09/30/record-complete-yale-concert-1966__trashed/

If you can find a copy of thhe Bäbi reissue (Corbett vs Dempsey is out of stock), it's essential, too, especially since it contains a second, previously unreleased CD of the same trio (Graves, Arthur Doyle, and Hugh Glover) from 1969:

https://www.corbettvsdempsey.com/2018/10/16/album-babi__trashed/

but also fuck you (unperson), Saturday, 13 February 2021 13:13 (two months ago) link

Shamefully unfamiliar with his work, any recommendations for where to start?

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 13 February 2021 13:21 (two months ago) link

For something relatively straightforward (as in, he's playing a "beat" through much of it), try Sonny Sharrock's Black Woman. Albert Ayler's Love Cry is kinda easy to get into as well, at least as far as Ayler/free jazz is concerned. For something more recent, try Beyond Quantum, a 2004 or so trio album with Anthony Braxton on saxes and William Parker on bass.

but also fuck you (unperson), Saturday, 13 February 2021 13:37 (two months ago) link

Giuseppi Logan, Eddie Gomez, Milford Graves, 8th Street Bookstore, NYC, 1965

📸 Eddie Hauser pic.twitter.com/xkUMqRu06f

— jeff (@jazyjef) February 13, 2021

nice pic here as well

calzino, Saturday, 13 February 2021 13:55 (two months ago) link

Jake Meginsky just made available this beautiful previously unreleased video of MIlford Graves in his garden ♥️♥️♥️ https://t.co/mGcwzxgOkM

— Fielding Hope (@fieldinghope) February 13, 2021

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 13 February 2021 14:43 (two months ago) link

pic.twitter.com/2Uu3BNrzss

— Jake Meginsky (@jakemessmeg) February 13, 2021

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 13 February 2021 17:19 (two months ago) link

RIP :(

pomenitul, Saturday, 13 February 2021 17:43 (two months ago) link

Thanks guys!
Graves' drums often louder than Pullen's piano. The music is extremely free, pounding and clanging, as heavy and out as free jazz ever got. Ah, say no more, I'll get on it, and seek out the Corbett V Dempsey and Ayler (Black Woman has long been a v. personal talisman).

dow, Sunday, 14 February 2021 02:27 (two months ago) link

I think I'm mainly just listening to the New York Art Quartet's Call It Art collection today because of course they are one of the best bands ever to exist

calzino, Sunday, 14 February 2021 09:17 (two months ago) link

My oiriginal copy of the New York Art Quartet's ESP Disc. My first exposure to Milford Graves! Sorry for the terrible physical shape the cover is in, i got it when I was 13, still one of my favorite albums. pic.twitter.com/KD2Iqzx7tT

— Alan Braufman (@AlanBraufman) February 14, 2021

calzino, Sunday, 14 February 2021 11:09 (two months ago) link

"Love Cry" is the first time I ever heard him, when I was getting into jazz and trying to find all these records/artists I was reading about. His drumming struck me immediately, different from anything else I had heard, flat & cardboard-y, the drums didn't drive the music, they pushed and spread everything out, they were everywhere at once. I always kept a look out for his name, "Milford Graves" always signified an otherness to me, that if his name was on there it was going to be a special record.

And not a huge discography (or at least one that was easy to track down) so aside from those ESP-Disk records and dodgy boots of "Babi" and "Nommo" over the yrs he was always someone I looked out for, esp after seeing that Mouthful of Sweat footage of him with Brotz & Parker. And I knew from interviews that he had a totally different take on the world then even other "out" dudes

But man that movie made me fall in love him so much more and suddenly so much of his music & playing made real sense to me, all the talk of Chi & heartbeats & cosmic radiation & nervous system electricity, going back I can hear all of that so clearly in the music.

The scene with him & Min Tanaka playing for the autistic children is maybe the most powerful example of music as an artform I've ever seen

Anyway, a beautiful soul and player and thinker and man, RIP

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 15 February 2021 17:23 (two months ago) link

Director Alan Roth has made his documentary The Breath Courses Through Us, about the New York Art Quartet, available on Vimeo for a short while. It documents their 2000s reunion, when they opened for Sonic Youth:

https://vimeo.com/59617230

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 25 February 2021 00:32 (one month ago) link

Yeah, Left, that's a perfect example of shifting blame and responsibility from the offenders to the victims. Pretty reprehensible.


Am I awful for hearing this thread title to the tune of Cypress Hill’s “I Love You Mary Jane”?

Mosholu Porkway (Boring, Maryland), Thursday, 25 February 2021 00:46 (one month ago) link

Lol how did that get there.

Mosholu Porkway (Boring, Maryland), Thursday, 25 February 2021 01:03 (one month ago) link

My memories of the ‘99 NYAQ show are of Milford being extremely poorly miked (at least, the PA mix in the hall — the mix in the film sounds much better), and of Reggie Workman killing it. It was the only time I’d seen Workman, and I was floored.

I also remember their reunion record being meandering and generally awful, but I haven’t listened to it in years.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 25 February 2021 02:09 (one month ago) link

and of Reggie Workman killing it. It was the only time I’d seen Workman, and I was floored.


You may still get a chance to see him again, I just checked and he’s the only one of the NYAQ still alive.

Mosholu Porkway (Boring, Maryland), Thursday, 25 February 2021 02:16 (one month ago) link

I saw Workman with John Zorn, Derek Bailey and Susie Ibarra at Tonic one night. I was extremely surprised, because I had always thought of him as a total jazz guy (even if he worked in free-ish contexts at times) but this was obviously Improv with a capital I.

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 25 February 2021 02:18 (one month ago) link

Beautiful piece by percussionist-composer Ben Hall: https://www.thewire.co.uk/in-writing/essays/the-patterns-are-already-there-remembering-milford-graves

(Slight correction: the Black Music Division at Bennington was dissembled/absorbed into the Music Division in 1985, not in the mid-‘90s.)

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 4 March 2021 13:06 (one month ago) link

four weeks pass...

Jason Moran
@morethan88
6:30 PM · Apr 1, 2021
Graves/Moran live at @BigEarsFestival
2018 releases at midnight. Features another performance from @ICAPhiladelphia
/ @ArsNovaWorkshop
. Mind-Body.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ex7OGgJW8AISGn5?format=jpg&name=4096x4096

dow, Friday, 2 April 2021 04:46 (one week ago) link


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