Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Pan-Afrikan People's Arkestra Horace Tapscott Tribute

It has been 10 years already since Horace passed away. If you are in the LA area next week...

Pan-Afrikan People's Arkestra: A Tribute to Horace Tapscott
Sunday, April 26th @ The Jazz Bakery in Culver City, CA
For more info: The Jazz Bakery

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Twelve Bars

I've always been inspired by the music of Herbie Nichols. He's got beautiful classical harmonies like Satie or Bartok, but his compositions are very complex and unorthodox. Here's a footage of Roswell Rudd and Lafayette Harris performing Nichols's "Twelve Bars."

Happy easter,


Friday, April 3, 2009

Speak, Brother, Speak

"At these streets rallies, or meetings, the people of all walks of life have an opportunity to express themselves vocally, on their impressions of the state of the nation as related to themselves, culturally, socially, economically and politically." -Max Roach