Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
My friend in Japan Mark posted this, and it's mind blowing. First, Charnett Moffett is totally amazing, with slap funk bass, and distortion on his acoustic. Eric Harland is his equal on drums, totally furious. Tyner and Hutcherson are in top form. I'm pretty amazed I didn't see this one until now.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jaw droppingly good gospel in the spiritual jazz tradition. "Jesus knows how much we can bear" is almost Bhuddist in its collective, even ecstatic, joy in the face of suffering. Here's a very interesting video breaking down the chords and structure of the song.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
A rare video of an early 1978 incarnation of the Coleman electric sextet with Ronald Shannon Jackson, James Blood Ulmer, Denardo Coleman, Bern Nix, and a bassist unknown to me, Fred Williams. Challenging and wonderful music.