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29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #14. Mariah Carey Is Christmas: The Story of "All I Want for Christmas Is You"

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films and videos featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did.We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History Mo...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Nas, Mariah Carey, Music Documentary, Black History Month, Wu-tang Clan, Adrian Younge, Motown, Clarence Clemons, BETTY DAVIS, Teddy Pendergrass, Todrick Hall, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Cecil Taylor, Screamin' Jay Hawkins


29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #15 'The Black Godfather'

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did.We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History Month 2020 --...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Nas, Music Documentary, Black History Month, Wu-tang Clan, Adrian Younge, Motown, Clarence Clemons, BETTY DAVIS, Teddy Pendergrass, Todrick Hall, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Cecil Taylor, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, List this


29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #16 'Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes'

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did.We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History Month 2020 --...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Nas, Music Documentary, Black History Month, Wu-tang Clan, Adrian Younge, Motown, Clarence Clemons, BETTY DAVIS, Teddy Pendergrass, Todrick Hall, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Cecil Taylor, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, List this


29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #17 'Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly'

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did.We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History Month 2020 --...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Nas, Music Documentary, Black History Month, Wu-tang Clan, Adrian Younge, Travis Scott, Motown, Clarence Clemons, BETTY DAVIS, Teddy Pendergrass, Todrick Hall, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Cecil Taylor, Screamin' Jay Hawkins


29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #18 Otis Redding: Soul Ambassador

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did.We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History Month 2020 --...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Nas, Music Documentary, Black History Month, Wu-tang Clan, Adrian Younge, Otis Redding, Motown, Clarence Clemons, BETTY DAVIS, Teddy Pendergrass, Todrick Hall, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Cecil Taylor, Screamin' Jay Hawkins


29 Black Music Documentaries for Black History Month 2020: #19 Screamin' Jay Hawkins: I Put a Spell on Me

For Black History Month 2020, we are showcasing films featuring Black American artists. Enjoy them and learn about the origin of each Black music legend featured. This list is ordered by layering unknown artists around bigger names while mixing up the genre. It has been curated for maximum surprise, so a hip-hop veteran you love may be followed by a rock band you've never heard, but you'll be glad you did.We're adding a Black music documentary to this list each day of Black History Month 2020 --...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Nas, Music Documentary, Black History Month, Wu-tang Clan, Adrian Younge, Motown, Clarence Clemons, BETTY DAVIS, Teddy Pendergrass, Todrick Hall, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Cecil Taylor, Jay Hawkins, Screamin' Jay Hawkins


The Lou Reed Archive Opens at the New York Public Library: Get Your Own Lou Reed Library Card and Check It Out

This past October marked the fifth anniversary of Lou Reed’s death. This month marks what would have been his 77th birthday. It seems like as good a time as any to revisit his legacy. As of this past Friday, anyone can do exactly that in person at the New York Public Library. And they can do so with their own special edition NYPL Lou Reed library card. The NYPL has just opened to the public the Lou Reed Archive, “approximately 300 linear feet,” the library writes in a press release, “of paper r...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, College, Edgar Allan Poe, Brooklyn, Nypl, Literature, Andy Warhol, Ornette Coleman, Lincoln Center, Archives, Lou Reed, New York Public Library, Laurie Anderson, Reed


Interview: Chuck Israels

Bassist Chuck Israels is probably best known for his work in the Bill Evans Trio between 1961 and 1966—a golden, delicate period for Evans. But Chuck also played with Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock, Gary Burton, Hampton, Hawes, Dave Pike, Gerry Mulligan and many other jazz greats. Chuck also has had a vast playing and recording career as a leader of his own groups. On March 6, Chuck will be in New York for a rare performance at Dizzy's Coca-Cola (go here). The Chuck Israels Sextet features Chuck on...
Tags: Europe, Chuck, John Lewis, New York, Hollywood, Sweden, Boston, Billie, Bbc, Mit, Harvard, Atlantic, Bob Dylan, Bud, Paris, Broadway


Will Ashon's Playlist for His Book "Chamber Music: Wu-Tang and America"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Will Ashon's Chamber Music: Wu-Tang and America is a brilliant examination of Wu-Tang Clan's Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers and American culture. Kirkus wrote of the book: "A conc...
Tags: Music, Wikipedia, America, Chicago, David, Wu Tang, Wu Tang Clan, Black Lives Matter, Eric Garner, Morton, Cbc Radio, Rza, Irish Times, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Jenkins


Dave Douglas Quintet's 'Brazen Heart: Live at Jazz Standard' Sits Cozily Next to Miles Davis' 'Plugged Nickel' Recordings

None Brazen Heart Live at Jazz Standard - Friday by Dave Douglas Quintet 2015 It is clearly raising expectations too high to compare this eight-CD live documentation of the November 2015 appearance of the Dave Douglas Quartet (his second) at New York's Jazz Standard to the Plugged Nickel recordings by Miles Davis's second quintet from 1965. But barely.Davis' band—the one featuring pianist Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter on bass, drummer Tony Williams, and saxophonist Wayne Shorter—was in the middle...
Tags: Music, New York, Review, Chicago, Davis, Jazz, Miles Davis, Music Review, Mitchell, Douglas, Linda, Garden State, Bill Evans, Wayne Shorter, Keith Jarrett, Tony Williams


Chuck Israels/Concerto Peligroso

Most jazz listeners know Chuck Israels as the bassist in the Bill Evans Trio from 1961 to 1966. Earlier in 1958, he recorded with Cecil Taylor and John Coltrane on Hard Driving Jazz, followed by albums with George Russell, Don Friedman's A Day in the City and a toured in Europe with Eric Dolphy. His post-Evans work is even more diverse and daring. His first leadership albums were fronting the Chuck Israels National Jazz Ensemble in 1975 and '76 for Chiaroscuro Records, with musicians such as tr...
Tags: Europe, Chuck, Israel, Jazz, Evans, John Coltrane, Jessica, Sonny, Johnny, Margot, Margaret, Bill Evans, Chuck Israels, Eric Dolphy, Tom Harrell, Jimmy Knepper


A Lot of Energy—Remembering Cecil Taylor (1929-2018)

I met Cecil Taylor in 1958 through Ted Curson, the trumpet player from Philadelphia. It was at a rehearsal in Brooklyn that I was doing with another pianist, one of my colleagues from high school, Leslie Brathwaite. Ted and a saxophone player named Harold Owsley were walking by this place where I was rehearsing and they heard me and Lesley, so they came in to see what was going on. They stayed for a while and after we finished up, Ted said to me that he was going to go to Manhattan for a rehears...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Japan, Germany, Berlin, Africa, Israel, Religion, Ted, Brooklyn, Paris, Manhattan, Denmark, Philadelphia, Nice, Bacon


Steve Lacy and Whitey Mitchell

Mention the soprano saxophone, and most people think first of Sidney Bechet, Lucky Thompson, Pony Poindexter, John Coltrane and Dave Liebman. But in the 1950s and beyond, the artist who did more to demonstrate the instrument's versatility across multiple jazz styles was Steve Lacy. He began in the early 1950s as a New Orleans-style player, using the instrument as a clarinet. Then he shifted to progressive jazz in the mid-1950s before becoming an early pioneer of avant-garde jazz with Cecil Tayl...
Tags: Spain, Jazz, Puma, Mitchell, Stewart, Lacy, Levitt, Herbie Mann, Dave McKenna, Gus Johnson, Tom Stewart, Marc Myers, Joe Puma, David Langner, Osie Johnson, Steve Lacy


Shorties (The 2018 O. Henry Prize Stories, New Music from Snail Mail, and more

The 2018 O. Henry Prize stories have been announced. Stream a new Snail Mail song. May's best eBook deals. Bandcamp interviewed Corin Tucker and Tracy Sawyer of Heavens to Betsy. The Emerging Writers Network interviewed author Edie Meidav. Stream a new Melody's Echo Chamber song. Omnivoracious interviewed author Sheila Heti. Rolling Stone profiled Brian Eno, who just turned 70. Esquire recommended essential Tom Wolfe books. Stream a new Neko Case song. Sarah Winm...
Tags: Music, Washington Post, Stephen Malkmus, David, Rolling Stone, Brian Eno, Corin Tucker, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Barnes, Esquire, Tom Wolfe, Michael Pollan, Bandcamp, Betsy, New York Review of Books, Sarah Winman


Spiritual Messenger :: Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramid’s An Angel Fell

Since forming the Pyramids in the early 1970s, Idris Ackamoor has crafted a body of work fusing spiritual jazz with Afrobeat and lyrical mysticism with social justice. After studying with the late Cecil Taylor at Antioch College, Ackamoor traveled to Africa, learning new skills and picking up new instruments — and settled in San Francisco, […]
Tags: Music, Africa, San Francisco, Cecil Taylor, Idris Ackamoor, Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids, Antioch College Ackamoor


Ugly Beauty: The Month In Jazz – April 2018

Cecil Taylor died on April 5, less than two weeks after his 89th birthday. It would be impossible to condense his artistry into this intro, so I'm gonna talk about the time I personally spent with him. More »
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Recalling The Athletic Style Of Pianist And Composer Cecil Taylor

Critic Kevin Whitehead remembers the late musician, who was known for his animated piano recitals and group improvisations, and who sometimes used his forearm to play dense clusters on the keys.
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Cecil Taylor in memoriam

Cecil Taylor and the Art of Noise, New Yorker website, April 10, 2018. [Author: Alex Ross]
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Cecil Taylor's 'Challenging' Avant-Garde Jazz Was More Accessible Than (Some) People Think

"Consider the reaction of another listener: Jimmy Carter. In 1978, the president, not renowned as an especially sophisticated jazz listener, hosted a jazz festival at the White House. Most of the bill was reasonably mainstream, if widely varying in style - Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, Clark Terry, Chick Corea - but it also included Taylor, […]
Tags: Art, Music, White House, Jimmy Carter, Taylor, Cecil Taylor, 04.10.18, Sonny Rollins Stan Getz Clark Terry Chick Corea


When Cecil met Pauline

Cecil Taylor and Pauline Oliveros perform at EMPAC in Troy NY, 2008. To mark Taylor and Oliveros's passing, EMPAC is offering a free DVD of their solo and duo performances (one need only pay for shipping and handling). [Author: Alex Ross]
Tags: Music, Taylor, Cecil, Alex Ross, Pauline, EMPAC, Pauline Oliveros, Cecil Taylor, Oliveros


Cecil Taylor (1929-2018)

Cecil Taylor, a jazz pianist who spent nearly his entire recording career absorbed by the dark whimsy and splendid torment of abstraction, creating a new musical language that was as jagged as it was dramatic, died April 5. He was 89. There is no entry point for Taylor's leadership albums. From his earliest release, Jazz Advance, recorded in September 1956, Taylor abandoned all of jazz's known styles. Instead, he chose to capture the chaos and uncertainty of life's struggle with the cubist exp...
Tags: Jazz, Taylor, Marc Myers, Bur, Steve Lacy, Cecil Taylor, Buell Neidlinger, Denis Charles Taylor


Top AJBlogs Posts From The Weekend Of 04.08.18

Cecil Taylor Is Gone Cecil Taylor, a pianist who fashioned his music from myriad styles and sources, died yesterday in New York. He was 89. From his earliest recordings in the mid-1950s with bassist Buell Nieidlinger, ...  read more AJBlog: RiffTides Published 2018-04-06 Cecil Taylor, dead at 89, as celebrated nine years ago Cecil Taylor in 2014, photo by Sánta István Csaba The brilliant, challenging, perplexing and incomparable pianist/improviser/composer Cecil Taylor died April 5, 2018, a...
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Rest In Peace: A Memory for Dear Brother Cecil Taylor at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco

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Cecil Taylor, Pioneer of Free-Jazz Movement, Dead at 89

Cecil Taylor, the visionary pianist who revolutionized jazz by launching the free-jazz movement in the late '50s, died Thursday at his home in Brooklyn.
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Cecil Taylor, Pioneering Free Jazz Pianist, Dies at 89

Pianist Cecil Taylor, a legend of free jazz whose career spanned six decades, died Thursday evening at his home in Brooklyn, New York, NPR confirmed early Friday. He was 89. “Cecil is of jazz, and also beyond it,” Ben Ratliff, author and longtime jazz critic for The New York Times, told NPR. “The thing that Cecil was […]
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Cecil Taylor, jazz iconoclast, RIP

Pianist, iconoclast, and free jazz pioneer Cecil Taylor died on Thursday (6/5) in his home in Brooklyn. He was 89. Continue reading… [Author: BrooklynVegan Staff]
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Shorties (April's Best Genre-Bending Books, A Profile of Kim Deal, and more)

Tor.com recommended April's best genre-bending books. The Cut profiled Kim Deal of the Breeders. recommended noir novels that defined the Cold War. Stream a new Haley Heynderickx song. Leesa Cross-Smith shared an essay and a playlist at the Oxford American. John Vanderslice talked about his Tiny Telephone recording studio with KALW. Emily Nemens, co-editor of The Southern Review, has been named editor of the Paris Review. Stream a new song by The Get Up Kids. Michael...
Tags: Music, Texas, North Korea, America, David, Vogue, Elton John, Baltimore, Ryley Walker, Phoebe Bridgers, Atomic Books Comics Preview, NPR Music, Michael Imperioli, Bettye LaVette, John Vanderslice, Kim Deal


Cecil Taylor On Piano Jazz

Cecil Taylor encompasses a never-ending range of sound and emotion. Hear an archival session with Marian McPartland from 1994.(Image credit: Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images)
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Jazz, Freed: On Cecil Taylor's Expansive Brilliance

Over a career that sprawled across six full decades, Taylor maintained an unwavering standard of expedition. And what he discovered — in an endless, boundless process — was a world unto himself.(Image credit: Stuart Nicholson/Redferns)
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Pioneering Jazz Pianist Cecil Taylor Dead At 89

Cecil Taylor, a towering figure of free jazz and the avant-garde, died yesterday at the age of 89 in his Fort Greene, Brooklyn home, NPR confirmed this morning. A cause of death is not immediately known. More »
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