Featuring some of the greatest musical artists of our generation
June 15, 2005 9:26 PM   Subscribe

Gallery 41 A jazz photography collection covering the past quarter-century and over 150 artists. Hear musical excerpts and highlights of recorded conversations as you explore.
posted by LinusMines (8 comments total)
 
Wonderful. Much to explore indeed. I love the interview with Joseph Jarman, in which he explains what kind of music the Art Ensemble of Chicago (one of my all-time favorite groups) enjoys playing.
posted by LeLiLo at 10:17 PM on June 15, 2005


Cool. It's fun to hear Julius Hemphill speaking, although I wish the interview excerpt were more interesting. He was a great composer, and he is missed.
posted by cribcage at 10:39 PM on June 15, 2005


Nice. A treat to hear from Abbey Lincoln, as well.
posted by trip and a half at 10:44 PM on June 15, 2005


Oh, how cool. It makes this news even sadder.
posted by fandango_matt at 12:59 AM on June 16, 2005


Very neat. Thanks
posted by TimothyMason at 3:43 AM on June 16, 2005


A lot like the Ah ha! Jazz link a few weeks ago but in Flash.

P.S. Where the hell is Miles Davis?!!
posted by furtive at 4:35 AM on June 16, 2005


It was great to hear an interview (even if brief) with my man Anthony Braxton (though it enrages me to learn that he has to do solo concerts on the West Coast because he can't afford to bring his quartet -- this is one of the great musicians of our time, dammit). Thanks for posting this, LinusMines.
posted by languagehat at 7:20 AM on June 16, 2005


(...it enrages me to learn that [Braxton] has to do solo concerts on the West Coast because he can't afford to bring his quartet -- this is one of the great musicians of our time, dammit)
Yeah. And Carla Bley can't afford to bring her big band onto American soil. Hell, Toshiko dumped her big band because, even after coaxing Japanese labels to finance the recording and production of her albums, she still couldn't get American labels to distribute the damned CDs.

George Russell, probably the foremost American composer (jazz or otherwise), recorded his last two albums for an obscure French label with limited production. They're now out-of-print and impossible to find. He recently re-recorded a bunch of his best music as part of an 80th birthday concert tour. The CD is available on CDBaby.

I like CDBaby...but Jesus, this is George bjorkin' Russell, and it's not like he records a lot of albums. (The last was in 1996.) If Sony had any sense...ah, screw it.
posted by cribcage at 11:04 AM on June 16, 2005


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